Where are the strong girls? Dare to use Diana.

In the Christchurch Press (weekend) I have noticed a trend lately of very girly cutsey sounding names.

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The most popular being:

Sophie

Emily

Ruby

Lily

Lucy

Holly

Molly

Elsie

Evie

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53 out of the 182 names which is just over a THIRD end in the y/ie/ee/e sound.

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Some more uncommon ones

Amilee

Cassidy

Frankie

Indee

Kelsey

Lani

Liberty

Marlee

Penelope

Shelby

Tovie

Trixie

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I urge you to choose something stronger!

Adele

Ada

Alexandra

Alice

Bridget

Clementine

Claire

Diana

Edith

Elsa

Estelle

Evelyn

Francesca

Georgina

Gwyneth

Harriet

Hazel

Helena

Imogen

India

Inez

Iris

Joan

Josephine

Julia

Katherine

Leona

Lillian

Lucia

Lula

Mabel

Maeve

Margaret

Nina

Olive

Pearl

Phoebe

Ramona

Rosa

Simone

Tessa

Una

Willow

Winifred

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    Sophia said,

    Well i’m super bored again so forgive me for practically spamming your site AGAIN!

    Sophie X 4 (1. middle name Solveig, sister Freya Jessie and brother Eli Martin Lewin; 2. middle name Rose, sister Jessie and brother Samuel; 3. middle name Rose (again!), sisters Lucy and Grace; 4. brother Angus)
    Emily X 2 (1. sisters Matilda and Lucy; 2. sister Madeline)
    Ruby X 10 (1. (my sister) middle name Queen, sisters Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Olive Frances “Ollie”, Scarlett Grace and Imogen Plum “Imoo”; 2. middle name Rose, brother Joseph “Joe”; 3. middle name April, sisters Audra May and Eva June (notice the month theme there?); 4. middle name Louise, brother Joel Edwin Malibi, Finnian Robert “Finn” and Oliver “Ollie”; 5. sister Siena; 6. middle name Jane, sisters Bess Rose and Lucy; 7. middle name Louise (again), twin brother Thomas Andrew “Tom” and older brothers Harry Timothy and Jack Peter; 8. sisters Jemma and Lilly; 9. brother Jacob “Jake” and sister Imogen “Immy”; 10. (my neighbors’ kids) middle name May, sister Neko Jane)
    Lily X 4 (1. sister Leela; 2. sisters Jemma and Ruby; 3. sister Wren; 4. middle name Blake, no siblings yet)
    Lucy X 4 (1. middle names Camille Juliet, brother Thomas “Tom”, Alexander Jacob William “Allie” and Daniel Christopher Gideon; 2. sisters Bess Rose and Ruby Jane; 3. sisters Sophie Rose and Grace; 4. sisters Nell Bridget “Nellie” and Harriet)
    Holly X 2 (1. sister Sian; 2. middle names Georgia Ellen, sister Lauren Bronte Roxana and brother Guy Charles Cooper)
    Molly X 3 (1. brothers Andrew “Andy” and Thomas “Tom”; 2. brother d’Arcy; 3. brother Bradley “Brad”)
    Elsie X 2 (1. middle name Hazlet, sister Margaret “Maggie” and Naomi; 2. middle name Blossom, sister Matilda “Milly” and brother Aubrey Rupert)
    Evie (middle name Grace, sister Emily Mia “Milly”)

    Cassidy (he’s a boy though, his sister is Melody)
    Frankie (sister Lola and brother Lewtas)
    Marlee (twin sister Tahnee)
    Penelope (hyphen Myles, sister Marlow)
    Shelby (sister Madeleine “Maddy”)

    Ada (brother Monty)
    Alexandra X 2 (1. “Alex”, middle name Rose, sister Eliza; 2. “Alex”, middle name Imogene, sister Ophelia Sabine and brother Gabriel “Gabe”)
    Alice X 3 (1. middle names Louise Iris, soon-to-be sibling; 2. sister Isabel “Izzy”; 3. sister Katherine “Kate”)
    Bridget X 2 (1. middle names Monica Carmody, sister Mary and brother James, Vincent and Leo; 2. sisters Francesca and Lily, brothers Dante, Michael, Matthew, Iain and Melchior)
    Claire (twin sister Juliette)
    Edith X 2 (1. “Edie”, middle name Velouria, brother Sebastian “Sebby”; 2. “Edie”, middle name Honey-Rose)
    Francesca (sisters Bridget and Lily, brothers Dante, Michael, Matthew, Iain and Melchior)
    Georgina x 2 (1. sister Virginia “Ginny” and twin brothers Richard and Edward; 2. sisters Aimee, Laura and Nadya, and brothers Ambrose, Aidan and William)
    Harriet (sisters Nell Bridget “Nellie” and Lucy)
    Hazel (middle name Eliza, brothers Oscar and Spike)
    Imogen X (1. (my sister) “Imoo”, middle name Plum, sisters Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Ruby Queen, Olive Frances “Ollie” and Scarlett Grace; 2. “Immy”, brother Jacob “Jake” and sister Ruby)
    India (brother Caleb and sisters Daisy and Zemariah)
    Inez (sister Nina and brother Leonard “Lenny”)
    Josephine (“Josie”, brother Tobias)
    Julia (brother Ryan and sister Elena)
    Katherine (“Kat” middle name Elisabeth, brother Allan and sister Rebecca Louise “Bec”)
    Lucia (“Lulu”, sister Iliah)
    Mabel (sister Kimberley and twin brothers Joel and Harley)
    Margaret X 2 (1. sister Helen; 2. sisters Elsie and Naomi)
    Nina X 3 (1. middle name Ophelia, sister Fushia Carina and brother Jasper Alexander and Charlie; 2. sister Inez and brother Leonard “Lenny”; 3. sister Ella; 4. real name Ninette, brothers Benjamin “Beni”, Nico, Viliame “Vili” and Joshua “Josh”)
    Olive X 2 (1. (my sister) “Ollie”, middle name Frances, sisters Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Ruby Queen, Scarlett Grace and Imogen Plum “Imoo”; 2. brother Spencer)
    Pearl X 3 (1. real name Isabella Pearl, brother Oliver “Ollie”; 2. brother Oliver as well!; 3. brother Thomas “Tom”)
    Tessa (brother Charles “Charlie”)
    Una (actually her’s is spelt Oonagh, but oh well, sister Esther)
    Winifred (“Winnie”, brother Marlo)


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