Hey! I usually have the exact opposite problem of most people on here - boy names are the easiest thing in the world to me, but I have always had trouble finding girl names I like. Lately I’ve finally found some that make me excited and just feel “right”, and most of them are pretty solidly the same style. If it sounds fun to you, I’d enjoy hearing your opinion on some of these names and seeing how you’d combine them (one or two middles, however you like). Thanks!
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] - I think it’s beautiful + it reminds me of the [name_f]Frances[/name_f] books I used to read when I was little + it was the name of a woman who was like a second mother to my mom (I didn’t realize this until after it was on my favorites list)
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f] - Beautiful and elegant
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] - Beautiful and classy + connection to one of my favorite authors, [name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_u]Austen[/name_u] and also Pride and Prejudice + I think [name_f]Janie[/name_f] would be super cute on a little girl. Only as a first name.
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] - pronounced “Cuh-SAHN-dra”. Beautiful, but does it sound pretentious with an American accent? That pronunciation seems quite natural to me since I didn’t actually grow up in the US, but still. This was also [name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_u]Austen[/name_u]'s sister’s name.
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f] - my mom’s middle name (She’s the best person I know and I would love to get to name my daughter after her) + I like the Biblical connection
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] - I love the sound of this and it always reminds me of Mr. [name_u]Darcy[/name_u]'s first proposal to [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” ) + I like the meaning of the word ardent, even though it’s not actually the same word
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - Classically beautiful. Preferred nickname probably [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]. I associate this with [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_m]Bennet[/name_m].
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] - pronounced “[name_u]George[/name_u]-AHN-a”. I think this is gorgeous, but have the same question as with [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]. Associate it with [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] [name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f] - do I like the nn [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] I not like [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]? I can’t decide! I know a little girl named [name_f]Philippa[/name_f], though, and I think it works so well
[name_u]Lark[/name_u] - probably only as a middle name. It seems like such a happy name.
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] - this has been one of the few girl names that I’ve consistently liked a lot over the past years
[name_u]Harper[/name_u] - I don’t love many of the super popular girl names, but I’ve always loved [name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_f]Roberta[/name_f] - Used to dislike this, now it’s one of my faves! Has personal significance since it was my lovely maternal grandmother’s middle name who died when my mom was really little, so I know my mom would also feel honored by it + my mom’s wonderful twin brother’s middle name is [name_m]Robert[/name_m] + I love nicknames [name_f]Ro[/name_f], [name_u]Rory[/name_u] and maybe [name_u]Bertie[/name_u]. I also think of the baby [name_f]Roberta[/name_f] in the 2010 [name_f]Ramona[/name_f] and Beezus movie and think it totally works for all age groups.
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] - I don’t really like [name_f]Celia[/name_f], so that sometimes bothers me, but I think [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] looks beautiful and sounds so classy. I think I like the nickname [name_f]Cece[/name_f], but I’m not sure yet.
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] - Elegant, classy, currently underused. I like the subtle tie to [name_m]Little[/name_m] Women and really like [name_f]Margot[/name_f] and some of the other nickname options.
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - on it’s own or as a nickname for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]. I love the look and feel of this!
[name_f]Edith[/name_f] - I just think it’s classy and pretty! I like [name_f]Edie[/name_f] as a nickname.
[name_f]Rose[/name_f] - I go between liking [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], and just preferring [name_f]Rose[/name_f]; if just [name_f]Rose[/name_f], only as a first name
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f] - I think this is really pretty, but the mythological association bothers me
[name_u]March[/name_u] - as in, the [name_u]March[/name_u] family in [name_m]Little[/name_m] Women (one of my favorite books). I’d only use this as a middle name but I like how it’s kind of unexpected but also not too out-there. I also really like this for boys.
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - I think this is elegant and international