Traditional baby girl names

Katarina - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 84 moms have responded )

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We've chosen Mason if we have a little boy. But stuck on a girl's name.



I love Catherine and Emma. My husband has his mind set on Zoey. My dilemma with Zoey is I don't see a grown woman with that name. After all, we are adults a lot longer then we are cute little babies.



Any name ideas?

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Jessica - posted on 10/27/2010

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LMAO! I love this...I am expecting a baby girl in February and we have decided to name her Zoey! I have wondered OMG is this going to be a good name when she is trying to get a job!? and what not. But the meaning of Zoey is life! I think it is great and My name is Jessica...of ALL the names in the world my mother has to name me Jessica...I have hated having the same name as half of every woman employed where I am, standing up at the same time as one and sometimes two other Jessica's at the dr office...idk I have always wanted to give my children names that stand out b/c of the fact that my name is so "plain". Ne way just wanted to give my opinion there...if you don't love the name then try to find something else. ALSO Mason isn't a "traditional" boys name and how many Adults do you know named Mason!? Just asking! It IS something to think about!!!

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My girls are Lily Jean and Sadie Jane if I ever have another girl her name will be Daphne Jade I have a lil guy but his dad named him entirely by family tradition... poor kid is stuck with ( mind you I love his first name) Preston David Larry. Seriously folks, who names their kids Larry anymore??

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Well, Zoey is becoming pretty popular so there will be a lot of grown up Zoey's one day. It won't seem weird at all by then.

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Lori - posted on 09/04/2012

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I LOVE Emma, but I also love Zoey! But I would spell it Zoe. Give her the middle name Catherine. Mason is a great name for a boy!

Keri - posted on 11/05/2010

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"Traditional"? Try Mary, or Anne, Sandra, Rose...Why not try a "baby name generator", especially if either of you are making a big deal about the naming process.

Caitlin - posted on 11/05/2010

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My daughter's name is Emma Katharyn. lol very tradition and everyone loves it :)

Elizabeth - posted on 11/05/2010

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i would find a name that u and your husband will agree on. i have a daughter named Karma i named her that because it was unique

Christina - posted on 11/05/2010

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Also go to imdb.com and look up Zoey DesChannel (I think thats how you spell her last name.

Christina - posted on 11/05/2010

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Well since you have picked out a boys name and that is Mason, why not go with Madison for a girl?

My name is Christina, I have always gone by Chrissy and my son's name is Nathaniel William but we call him Nate. :0)

Ashley - posted on 11/05/2010

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My daughters name is Clara. Many people have told me its very old fashioned. I like them because there very pretty and feminine and you dont hear them very often. You could also do Olivia, Victoria, or Amelia :]

Laura - posted on 11/05/2010

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I love the names Isabella and Laurana but have lots of GOOD possible nicknames My oldest is Laurana rae (pronounced La-ran-a) and my son was going to be Isabella but well he turned out to be a boy

Stephanie - posted on 11/05/2010

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We thought Mason was original and cute but now it's EVERYWHERE. Every T-ball game, playground, and classroom seems to have one. Emma is very popular to. If I could go back and find a more unique name I would for that reason I'd advise against Mason. Logan is not nearly as common which is the other name we were considering.
Emma is a very popular name right now as well. I thinnk Catherine is pretty safe but I love Zoey. It reminds me of a name like Molly or Lily cute, friendly, and feminine. No matter what age she is those are all good first impression. Love Zoey.

AJ - posted on 11/05/2010

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Well i guess ill put my two cents in, i think that that names you have mentioned are lovely, but Catherine and Emma are very very common, i cant even count the number of catherines/katie's i went to school with, but it is still a really lovely name. I have two boys and will probably not have any more kids but if i were to have a girl, i really liked the names India or indi for short, Maddison, Addison and Lilly. Its probably just as well i didnt have a girl, i wouldnt have been able to choose which name to go with! lol :o) good luck!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 11/04/2010

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You could wait until you see her face…and then decide on what to call her…

My sister in-law had the name Alexandra, but when she seen her baby girl..she said she looked more like a Emmalee…and that became her name….

Emmalee

Eva - posted on 11/04/2010

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Laura is by my mind very nice name. Its siply to say, not short not long. And it means victory - as for bible. So Laura is my type for you :-)

Chloe - posted on 11/04/2010

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we called our daughter Harriet Evelyn Rose (shortened to Harri) and our second daughter will be called Amelia Sinead Antoinette (shortened to Millie). I quite like the older names :) good luck

Brenda - posted on 11/04/2010

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My daughter is Elizabeth Rose. We haven't shortened it either. Usually we call her Elizabeth but sometimes her Daddy will call her Rose or Rosie.

REBECCA - posted on 11/04/2010

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i think whatever nameyou choose will fit her she will mold to it i went untraditional named my girl valynncia the thing is they make the name the name doesnt make them and as long as they are raised well they will be fine adults no matter what their name is i like all three names one thing i considered though is i did not want them to be like 1 of 20 ambers or some other common name you hear all the time you want them to be unique as well thats why i went very untraditional reguardless whatever you name her she will be that andi think that she would be a very fine grown up miss zoey reandy or whatever her last name will be as well as catherine or emma

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2010

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Emma is cute and Zoey is too, but I particularly LOVE Catherine. Cathy is a good grownup nickname or even when they're little, though a little old fashioned to me. But what I really like is Cat. I love that as a nickname for some reason.

Cyndi - posted on 11/03/2010

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Zoey is very cute and you dont hear it very often! My husband and I had the same problem when we found out we were having a girl we wanted something that no one in our family had so we came up with Lillian Grace or Natalie Victoria but we decided at the last minute to name her Lillian (Lilly) Elise. My daughter will be 4 in jan. and i couldnt picture her being named anything else.

Nikkole - posted on 11/03/2010

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I personally love ElliAnna and call her Elli when shes little! I like Emma and Catherine to!

Elizabeth - posted on 11/03/2010

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My baby girl (born Jan this year, now 9 months) is named Natalia - I picked this as I wanted something that was a little different and like you said "half her class won't have the same name" yet it's not too different that the other kids will pick on her...I do know a few "Nigel"s LOL

Angela - posted on 11/03/2010

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My oldest daughter is Addison, but goes by Addi now. Our second daughter (due in 2 weeks) will be Abigail. We went from something kind of out there to very traditional.

Nicole - posted on 11/03/2010

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I also really like Katie and Samantha. My daughter's name is Kari and as basic as that seems no one knows how to spell it properly. My husband picked her name and I picked my son's name which is William which was my Grandpa's name.

Denise - posted on 11/03/2010

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I really like Catherine!!! But then I named my daughter Elizabeth Grace:) I've always liked Elizabeth and I figured that if she doesn't like it as she gets older there are a lot of different names that she can derive from it. Oh and I knew a Zoe when I was younger so she'd now be an adult Zoe:)

Jennifer - posted on 11/03/2010

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forgot to mention that my older 2 daughters are named Arianna Lynn (goes by Aries, even in school) and Genevieve Elizabeth (goes by Gen). They are 10 and 9. When I asked them the other day if they liked their names, both said they did. I also have a son named Mark Anthony, Jr. ;)

Jennifer - posted on 11/03/2010

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We named our daughter Martha Lucia...She is 10 months and we call her Luci. I think it suits her age better than Martha, which is a very grown up name. When she is old enough she can decide what she wants to go by. What if you chose a more grownup name that has a cute nickname? That way she could have the cute little baby nickname and later when she's older she can decide for herself if she wants the grown up version or prefers the nickname.

Dominique - posted on 11/03/2010

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I love the name Zoey and it was a choice of mine along time ago but I had three losses before my daughter was born :( So I named her after both her great-grandmothers so her name is Lily Catherine, I love incorperating family names :) My sons name is Donovan

S. - posted on 11/03/2010

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Just thought I'd say I have a 33 year old cousin who's name is Zoe n she is very successful in her work, my daughters names are cydnee-lorelle, Sienna may and Kaden Rose. Good luck by the way :)

Amber - posted on 11/02/2010

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I know 2 Zoe(y)s and I love the name as well. One is 10 (Zoe), my niece, and she carries the name quite well. She is full of life, fun and smart. The other is 11 months (Zoey), she belongs to a friend of mine. Anyway, like others have said Zoe is growing in popularity and there will be a lot of adult women named Zoe in the not too distant future. A friend of mine recently named her little girl Caroline Oliviah, which I think is beautiful as well. I also love the name Leona, not sure why, just always thought it was a pretty name. And your boy name is one that I have always liked.

Elysia - posted on 11/02/2010

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im not a fan of totally traditional names as id hate my child to be one of 6 in class with the same name. We named our son William as we felt it wasnt to common but was a good strong name as he got older.
Our daughters name is Adryane we really liked it and changed the spelling so it was different and more girly. although with having changed the spelling she may get mis spelt bday cards etc through school but im sure it wont be that big of a problem. I was foever getting incorrect spelling and mis pronounciation of my name as a child
Its spelt Elysia but pronounced A-lis-e-a and i have to say even with the trouble i love it as its unique

Sonya - posted on 11/02/2010

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hi i had trouble pickin a name to i had lost like morgan, cassandra, roni, gia, kendra as i wanted sumit dat wasnt common i finally settled on gia roni gia jus cuz i liked it n roni is afta my uncle ronald which died a few yrs bac, an 4 boys names i had shay, chad,,jayden, tristan. . . :D

Amy - posted on 11/02/2010

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I like Zoey for a girl. I to like traditional names we named our son james. for girls i like something a little different i have looked online for baby names to go with a middle name of JoAnn Elizabeth and im not even preg, lol good luck on deciding

Tamara - posted on 11/02/2010

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My daughters name is Aaliyah Addison and iloved both those names when I was pregnant and we couldn't decide so we used them both

Kayly - posted on 11/01/2010

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My sons name is Kason. I love the names that stick out. My name is Kayly......pronounced as Kaylee....and ive had a lot of people call me kayla, kylie, kyla.....anything but kayly. lol. i would go with something cute and unique but also easy enough for people to say right!

Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2010

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I love the name Zoey or Zoe. I opted out of naming my daughter that though because my family kept giving me a hard time about it but it seems now that more and more people are using that name. I named my daughter Olivia Brianne. Olivia was no question...i just had to figure out a name to go with it. I think Catherine is nice too. :)

Gemma - posted on 10/31/2010

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Hi I like the name Zoey or Zoe. My boys are called Madison and Taylor. I know what you are going to say, Madison is a girls name but it actually means son of Matthew my husbands name. And I liked Taylor as soon as we found out we were expecting another little boy. Good Luck and enjoy your family. xx

Nichole - posted on 10/31/2010

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I'm also one who loves the name Zoey. I love it spelled Zoë! My husband was the one not a fan of it. We did want something unique, but not too crazy. We went with Kadence Reagan for our daughter. Kadence I feel sounds like a strong womens name and right now many call her Kadie which is a cutesy lil' girls name. :o) Good luck on your big decision!

Ashley - posted on 10/31/2010

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my daughter is named lynn.. not very common anymore we didn't want to have her just be another million girls named the same thing.

Aimee - posted on 10/31/2010

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my husband and i couldnt think of a girls name we had a boy name picked out i had a dream two days before i went into labour the name milly stood out to me so i named my daughter amellia i love the name poppy to

Danielle - posted on 10/30/2010

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We had the hardest time trying to decide on our daughter's name. If we'd been having a boy the second time, that name was already decided on, Lachlan Ford. We'd literally decided 4 days before I was in labour, 3 weeks early. We figure she liked the name. LOL!

The names we were bouncing around were Kaitlyn/Caitlyn, Katie, Kayla (or I wanted Caela), Annalyn (the two grandmother name's put together), Abby/Abbey/Abbie and Elizabeth. In the end, we decided on Abbie Elizabeth. My partner wanted Abbey but I didn't want my daughter named after a church. We figure Abbie can still be seen as an adult's name, you can see Abbie as the name of someone in various jobs, etc.

Melinda - posted on 10/30/2010

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i like Mason,

for girls traditional i like:

Olivia, Maisie, Hannah, Lillian, Charlotte, Audrey Rose

Tiffany - posted on 10/30/2010

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I actually think Zoey is a great name! =) Our daughters name is Amaya Brielle. If we have another girl, we are going to name her Elliana or Gabriella. I love the name Mason btw. Zoey is unique, and I think that's great! Also if you like Emma (it is really common now though, which is why we didn't choose that one even though we love it!)...Emmalise. It's different, but rather beautiful IMO. It's my nieces middle name too though, so I may be biased lol. Or there is always Emmy which is close to Emma, but just a bit different. Whatever name you choose, I'm sure it will be great!

Caitlyn - posted on 10/30/2010

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I'm a fan of traditional elegance in names for girls. My daughter's name is Grace Elizabeth. I also like the names Isabella, Annaleise, and Adelina all old school names that bring to mind important well dressed women to me lol.

Patrica - posted on 10/29/2010

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If it helps any, we went with traditional family names for each of our children. We have a Carter, a Maggie, and an Alivia. But I have a nephew named Mason, and I LOVE his name. Personally, Zoey isn't a name that I would have picked, and I tend to agree that as a baby, it's adorable, but as a grown woman...maybe not. BUT! This is your baby, in the end our opinions really don't matter. Lol. Good luck choosing a name!

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