So sad. So frustrated.

[name]Remember[/name] my recent elated post about [name]Felicity[/name] as THE name? Sadly, it is not. DH agrees its to similar to fellatio (what?!) and it’s a bit lengthy (he likes1-3 syllable names). I feel like no name is right anymore. I’ve poured over naming websites. [name]Read[/name] name books. Either DH hates a name I love or vice versa. We both love a few names but don’t know if they’re the [name]ONE[/name] either. I need help! Here are names we like, can anyone suggest other names to bring up to DH? Or help in ANY way, lol? I’m sorta sad this has been so hard.

Names I love, DH hates:

Names my DH likes, which I cannot stand:
[name]Charlotte[/name] (I like both [name]Natalie[/name]/[name]Charlotte[/name] but not their popularity)

We both like:
[name]Fiona[/name] (but worry [name]WAY[/name] to much over ogre teasing)
[name]Daphne[/name] (it doesn’t have a soft feeling to it, for me)
[name]Phoebe[/name] (the intrinsic rhyme irks me all to hell sometimes)
[name]Stella[/name] (it’s ok. Pretty. Spunky. Maybe to popular)

DH also likes [name]Natalia[/name] as a compromise to [name]Natalie[/name]… But all I hear is a little Russian girls name (which we are not). But I do like the name.

I like [name]Grace[/name] (so popular) and [name]Emmaline[/name] but DH isn’t a fan.

Ugh. Help:(

I’m sorry you are having such trouble. : /



Aw, I’m sorry you feel that way about [name]Natalia[/name]! I know Italian, Polish, and Spanish Natalias and [name]Nata[/name] is such a cute nn.

Seems like you two seem to not mind names with the “fee” sound in them ([name]Fiona[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name] and to some extent, [name]Daphne[/name]).
[name]Do[/name] you like [name]Josephine[/name]? [name]Seraphine[/name]? [name]Ophelia[/name]? (probably too long/out there, I’m just throwing ideas around!) [name]Sophie[/name]? [name]Sophia[/name]?

Other ideas:
[name]Emilia[/name] or [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Phaedra[/name] - along the same lines as [name]Daphne[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name]

[name]Norah[/name], [name]Lillian[/name], [name]Vivienne[/name] ([name]Vivi[/name]), [name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Layla[/name], [name]Lila[/name], [name]Camille[/name], [name]Margo[/name]/[name]Margot[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] these are helpful. Good luck!

For what it’s worth i think [name]Natalie[/name] is beautiful and I only know of 2 girls named [name]Natalie[/name]…it doesn’t seem that popular in my area. (I actually know more [name]Natalia[/name]'s than [name]Natalie[/name]'s!)

I noticed that he likes [name]Julie[/name] and you don’t (I agree with you!). Maybe [name]Juliet[/name] or [name]Julia[/name]? I love both.

[name]How[/name] about:

[name]Natalia[/name] ( I do like this option, even though you are not Russian - beautiful!)

If you like [name]Rosalie[/name], what about [name]Rosalind[/name]? I think [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Daphne[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] are all great. What about [name]Finola[/name] instead of [name]Fiona[/name]? I also pictured [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Viola[/name], and [name]Verity[/name] while reading your post.

Hmm, how about [name]Madigan[/name], [name]Philomel[/name], [name]Fiora[/name]? I’m sorry this is turning stressful for you :frowning:

Some alternatives:

[name]Tallulah[/name] - [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] - [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] - [name]Jean[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] - [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Elise[/name], [name]Elsa[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Eliana[/name], [name]Elena[/name], [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] - [name]Rosaline[/name], [name]Rosabelle[/name], [name]Rosalyn[/name], [name]Rosalind[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name], [name]Rosanne[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] - [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]Georgina[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] - [name]Viola[/name]

[name]Julie[/name] - [name]Juliana[/name]
[name]Amanda[/name] - [name]Amara[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] - [name]Rain[/name], [name]Raine[/name], [name]Roxanne[/name]
[name]Maria[/name] - [name]Marie[/name], [name]Mirabelle[/name]
[name]Gretchen[/name] - [name]Greta[/name], [name]Gertrude[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Gloria[/name]
[name]Kendra[/name] - [name]Kenda[/name], [name]Kinley[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name] - [name]Nadia[/name], [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] - [name]Chandra[/name], [name]Chantelle[/name], [name]Charlene[/name], [name]Charmaine[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] - [name]Flora[/name], [name]Finola[/name], [name]Freya[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] - [name]Daisy[/name], [name]Delphine[/name], [name]Delphina[/name], [name]Dagny[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Paloma[/name], [name]Philomena[/name], [name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] - [name]Estelle[/name], [name]Estella[/name]

My friends name is [name]Fiona[/name], and the only time she’s had to deal with the Ogre stuff is when the first met her, but she’s never actually been teased about it, if that helps.


[name]Hope[/name] this helped!


Names my DH likes, which I cannot stand:
[name]Charlotte[/name] (I like both [name]Natalie[/name]/[name]Charlotte[/name] but not their popularity)

I wouldn’t worry about [name]Fiona[/name] and Shrek teasing too much- I think its a well known enough name not to come under too much fire!

[name]How[/name] about: [name]Nola[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Dinah[/name], [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Honor[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Thalia[/name], [name]Delia[/name], [name]Nora[/name], [name]Celia[/name], [name]Thea[/name], [name]Nina[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Martha[/name], [name]Xanthe[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Luna[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Harriet[/name] ([name]Hattie[/name]), [name]Esther[/name], [name]June[/name], [name]Maeve[/name] (trying not to repeat, sorry if i have)

Out of interest- does your husband specifically want a more popular name than you do? I know dads (massive generalisation coming) often favour more well used names than mums!

Best of luck

so sorry! that seems really frustrating :frowning:

a few suggestions (sorry for repeats):


Any of these get closer?

good luck!

I sorta know how you feel although it hasn’t gotten super irritating yet because we don’t know the babies sex. My DH does hate every girl name I come up with and the only one he says he likes (for a girl now) is [name]Lincoln[/name]. Yes [name]Lincoln[/name]. Anyways enough about me.

I personally love [name]Estelle[/name] as alternative to [name]Stella[/name]. Could have possible other nn but still pretty popular I think. And I think [name]Juliette[/name]/[name]Juliet[/name] is a pretty alternative to [name]Julie[/name].
I really only have a one idea that might be different than those already suggested. Sorry.
[name]Julie[/name]: [name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name]: [name]Rochelle[/name] (This is my name and I love it.)

For what it’s worth, there are no baby Stellas around here -and I have rarely met an older [name]Stella[/name] either. However, there are lots of Megans, Olivias, Emmas and Evas!!!

I like [name]Estelle[/name] as an alternative to [name]Stella[/name], if need be.

Other possible alternatives:
[name]Rachel[/name] -[name]Raquel[/name]
[name]Maria[/name] -[name]Mariana[/name], [name]Marian[/name], [name]Marion[/name], [name]Marisol[/name], you can do a lot with [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name] -Noelie, [name]Noelle[/name], [name]Noelia[/name] (has the same meaning as [name]Natalie[/name])
[name]Charlotte[/name] (I like both [name]Natalie[/name]/[name]Charlotte[/name] but not their popularity)

[name]Fiona[/name] -at least the ogre story is a good one and [name]Fiona[/name] is good character in the story… plus by the time she is older, Shrek might be passée… like how I “worry” about the name [name]Phoebe[/name] -I always think of the character from Friends who is extremely ditzy and odd. But the younger generation doesn’t know the show anymore -already!!!
[name]Daphne[/name] -how about [name]Delphine[/name]?

I hope you can find some common ground soon & it won’t be too stressful a time for you both!

I think your biggest problem is that he tends to like names that are more popular than you do.
What about giving him a list of names from the SS name list and removing the top 200 or so? Then you might get more that you could agree on.


[name]Natalia[/name] is far from just a Russian girls name. [name]Natalya[/name] is more Russian, and the only [name]Natalia[/name]'s I know are Polish. It’s a very multi-cultural name ranging from Italian to Russian to Polish to Hungarian. Russian is the last ethnicity I think of usually. :stuck_out_tongue:
Other variants are: [name]Nathalie[/name], [name]Nathalia[/name], [name]Natasha[/name] (more Russian), [name]Nataliya[/name] (Ukranian).

As for [name]Charlotte[/name] there’s always a variant: [name]Carlotta[/name], [name]Charlize[/name], Lottelore, [name]Caroline[/name]/[name]Carolina[/name].
Or an -tte ending name: [name]Antoinette[/name], [name]Odette[/name], [name]Scarlet[/name]/[name]Scarlett[/name], [name]Nicolette[/name], [name]Colette[/name], [name]Valetta[/name], [name]Jeanette[/name]

We have a [name]Fiona[/name] in or daycare and I haven’t heard any teasing of her name yet. I personally wouldn’t use it for teh Shrek reference either, though.
Perhaps: [name]Diana[/name], [name]Diane[/name], [name]Francesca[/name], [name]Frances[/name], [name]Yvonne[/name]

[name]Daphne[/name] means [name]Laurel[/name] so maybe that one? [name]Lauren[/name] is nice too.
[name]Stella[/name] makes me thing of [name]Roxana[/name] and [name]Roxy[/name] is a spunky nickname.

What about [name]Verity[/name]? It sounds a lot like [name]Felicity[/name] and is also a virtue.

Wow. You sound just like me and my husband. Only we we’re still freaking cuz I’m due in [name]October[/name] and can’t decide on ANYTHING.


[name]Tallulah[/name]- [name]Tally[/name], [name]Lula[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]- [name]Maliah[/name], [name]Maddison[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]- [name]Gennifer[/name], [name]Gene[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]- [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Lizbeth[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellis[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]- [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Rosie[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Roselyn[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name]- [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Marjorie[/name], [name]Margo[/name] (I like this one as well)
[name]Georgia[/name]- [name]Gerda[/name], [name]Jorja[/name],
[name]Violet[/name]- [name]Viola[/name]

[name]Julie[/name]- [name]Julia[/name], [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Amanda[/name]- [name]Mandaline[/name], [name]Amma[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name]- [name]Raquel[/name], [name]Rae[/name], [name]Raina[/name]
[name]Maria[/name]- [name]Mira[/name], [name]Miri[/name], [name]Mariah[/name]
[name]Gretchen[/name]- [name]Grace[/name], [name]Gracia[/name], [name]Greta[/name]
[name]Kendra[/name]- [name]Kendall[/name], [name]Kennedy[/name], [name]Kenna[/name], [name]Kinna[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]- [name]Nadine[/name], [name]Nadia[/name], [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]- [name]Char[/name], [name]Chandra[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name]- [name]Fey[/name], [name]Finley[/name], [name]Felicia[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name]- [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Danya[/name],
[name]Phoebe[/name]- [name]Penny[/name], [name]Petra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]- [name]Star[/name], [name]Ella[/name],

I think [name]Carys[/name] and [name]Tessa[/name] would suit your style. I think [name]Tessa[/name] is like a [name]Stella[/name] and [name]Carys[/name] is like a [name]Grace[/name].

For something different but lovely [name]Delta[/name] and [name]Fern[/name] both favourites of mine.