Names with similar feel to Molly? Help, please!

[name]Hi[/name] everyone! I’m working on a novel and one of my characters is loosely based on a close friend of mine named [name]Molly[/name]. I love that name for both her and my character, but I obviously can’t use the name [name]Molly[/name] for my fictional story. So, I’m turning to the brilliant berries in hopes that you can offer a name with a similar feel to it as [name]Molly[/name].

When I think of [name]Molly[/name], I think “pretty” and “spunky”. It doesn’t have to be a name that starts with M or ends in “y” or “ie”. Thanks so much!

Here are some suggestions:



What about [name]Maggie[/name]? I think it has the same sweet spunky feel to it. Or… [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Maddie[/name], [name]Lilly[/name], [name]Lola[/name], [name]Halle[/name]?

My first thought was [name]Sadie[/name]. [name]Love[/name] that name!


[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

Three more: [name]Lena[/name], [name]Liza[/name], [name]Tess[/name]

A few from theateruu’s great list jumped out at me, in part because I was already thinking of them before I read the whole thread.

[name]Mamie[/name] and [name]Maisie[/name] are favorites. [name]Polly[/name] is a fresh [name]Molly[/name].

[name]Nelly[/name] is great, as is [name]Lizzy[/name]. The first makes me think of spunky [name]Nelly[/name] [name]Bly[/name] and the second of the spunkiest heroine in English literature.