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  • Sodajim

    I have been deliberating with my wife for the last four weeks trying to agree a first name for our baby daughter and I am looking for suggestions for a pretty and reasonably unheard name to bless her with.

    My wife has her choice which she has stuck to all the way through but there is something about it which I canโ€™t put my finger that I’m not quite happy with.

    I must have thrown 30 suggestions to her which have all been rejected.
    Ultimately I will go with her choice but I wondered if anyone here has a girls name they think I can win her over with??

    Our daughter is off to be registered tomorrow so I have to agree this by tonight and if we manage to find a name that my wife goes with I’ll send a pair of barely used folding tyres to the person who first posts the suggestion!
    I am bit of a Hora when it comes to tyres so have several sets of barely used tyres for the winner to choose from!

    In effort not to offend anyone I won’t comment on any of the names but all serious suggestions will be gratefully recieved ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lucy (nice, simple, pretty and classic).

    Matilda Sodajim.

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    Are you looking for a long name or a short name for her? What is youir surname (is there any innitials combinations that would be a big no no)?


    What is your wife’s choice?

    You may as well get used to typing it, it’s going to be your daughter’s name for a long time ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    do you have a surname that makes names difficult to choose?

    e.g. my surname ends in Y, so any names ending in a Y sound are a no-no.


    Lara and Stella are current front runners if mrs blobby’s bump turns out to be a girl.

    What does she like and what’s been rejected?

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    In all honesty, you can spend for ever debating names. I think everyone does. But then it’ll all go out of the window when you clap eyes on the little bugger once they’ve arrived.

    You just look at them and sort of know. And it won’t necessarily be something you’ve even considered prior to them turning up ๐Ÿ˜€



    Pretty name, not pretentious, don’t hear it very often.

    Could also pair it up with a nice middle name

    Shaniqua Sodajim.

    Just a nice simple ordinary name please – don’t inflict anything unusual on your child and remember to consider what the initials spell and what it will be shortened to

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    We wanted something traditional, simple and could be shortened if she wants when she gets older. Also it was my great grandmothers name who i was very close to when I was younger.

    We chose Eleanor.

    Not many of them about – she can get Ellie, Ella and my favourite Nora.


    Even if she’s born in May probably best not to go with “May” – never really liked the sound of Sodamay ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Islay or Isla depending on how you would like to spell it.



    Always welcoming, and never forgetable.

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    We’re having exactly the same thing at the moment… currently I like Elsie, it was my nan’s name – never met her, she died around the time I was born.

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    as everyone else is just battering in there with names what about

    Caitlin or


    Some fine suggestions above thank you so far!

    In response to the questions our surname is 2 syllables starting with “S and ending ER”

    A couple that were rejected that I though were fine choices were
    Esmee – unfortunately I didnโ€™t know that here friend had called her daughter this, and Georgia -reminds her of America apparently.

    No real capital letters that I donโ€™t like, I tend to like shorter names but then Iโ€™m open to anything, even Vajazzle!


    You were very unlikely to have the casting vote in naming your daughter. The fact you have suggested 30 names which have been rejected confirms this. The fact you are going to register the birth tomorrow means her mum has already decided. Start to like it – looking for alternatives is not the solution.


    Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    Poly I am fairly aware of this though she she currently claims that she was unawre that I really wasnt to keen (!!) and recokons she is willing to change…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Nice name by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    That one has already been sudgested Harry. anagallis_arvensis beat you to it.

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    Five things to consider when choosing a name:

    1) does it pass the doorstep test? (e.g. imagine shouting it from the doorstep in a your preferred regional accent: “How.. sshhaaarrr-don-eh, yer tea’s oot!”

    2) Nicknames: What would you have called someone in school with that name? Be very careful with initials or anything that easily rhymes.

    3) Nominative determinism

    4) Meaning: what’s the meaning of your surname? How does that fit with the first name?

    5) Alts: does the name offer your daughter any alternative versions/shortenings?

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    no.1 one daughter we chose lauryn… no. 2 daughter we let 3 yr old no.1 choose.. she picked LUCY from the kids programme ’64 Zoo Lane’ best thing we did, nice name simple spelling sister obviously loves it

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    I feel your pain and ended up reaching for the drink with my two whcih inspired both thier names. Isla (as in Islay whisky) and Ruby (as in port). No.3 on the way so name game in progress, not sure about Bacardi or Chardonnay but Jose, Jack and Cherry B may get a look in!


    Or just decide what name you want, make that her middle name (wife can’t refuse that surely ?) and refer to her as that instead and see what she responds to. It’s like the proverb of the Caucasian Chalk Circle. (well kind of) Let the kid decide what name it likes.

    You don’t get summararily executed or anything for not using the name on the piece of paper.

    Both of my parents were referred to by their middle names, I have no idea why.

    We’re having a baby in January so have also been bouncing names around.
    I think we’ve settled on a final for both boy and girl, and I’m not telling you those, but in very close second for a girl for us was Mia.

    You can have that one if you want?


    a pretty and reasonably unheard name



    rhianyl (rhianna and cheryl mixed together for a guaranteed pop phenomenom
    shelly (short for bus-shelter)
    Rose (but pronounced ‘rose-ay’ like the wine)
    *looks around the office for inspiration*
    master copies
    conny (short for confidentiality, so she grows up good at keeping secrets)
    Abi (short for abilify, a dopamine system stabiliser)

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    Thea \the()-thea\ as a girl’s name is pronounced THEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Thea is “goddess”. Short form of names like Althea, Mathea and Dorothea (Greek) “gift of God”. Mythology: the Greek goddess of light; mother of the sun, moon, and dawn. Actress Tรฉa Leoni.


    My 3 girls are:
    and Iona


    Interesting to check out what’s popular (and what has been popular)…. linky

    Mia and Lily, very now. Lauren so 2001 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    I always said if I had a daughter she’d be Hannah. Then I had a daughter and we called her Evelyn (Charlotte). Her mum had many other ideas but once I’d heard Evelyn Charlotte it was a done deal for me and mum warmed to it.

    So I give you: Hannah


    Loads for you there

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    currently I like Elsie

    Can’t have it. My 8 month old goes by that name. So nerrr.

    I haven’t met any other Elsie’s, not young ones anyway, so it does stand out a little amongst all the Isabell/Isobel/Isabella’s etc! (One of the nursery staff does still spell it wrong though)!


    My daughter is called Freya, wasn’t sure of it when my wife suggested it originally, but really like it now, Nordic word for beauty apparently.


    Ben_mw – Member

    Can’t have it. My 8 month old goes by that name. So nerrr.

    I haven’t met any other Elsie’s, not young ones anyway, so it does stand out a little amongst all the Isabell/Isobel/Isabella’s etc! (One of the nursery staff does still spell it wrong though)!

    I know two recent Elsies… sorry…

    I find girls names much harder to pick than boys’ – we had loads to choose from for my son but with a girl on the way in Feb, we’re stuggling…

    We did quite like Cadence but it’s too similar to my son’s name (Cadel) and others that we liked don’t work with the surname.

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