(Closed) Baby girl names

posted 4 years ago in Names
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My great grandma was Dorothy Edith… Gertrude, Maude, Winifred, Edna, are all similar in style. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I automatically think of Wizard of Oz, probably because it’s my mom’s favorite movie.  Viola, Audrey, Marilyn, Ruth, Margot.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Oh boy, if your last name rhymes with Dorothy, you should automatically cross that name off your list no matter how much you like it. Do not name your child a rhyming name, she will get taunted and teased her whole life. 

I love Olive! Martha or Alice has a similar vibe to Dorothy. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love Edith May (but I’m obsessed with the name Edith and think it works perfectly with May)! I also like the PPs suggestion of Alice May. So pretty. Lily May is also a lovely combination.

I don’t love Olive/Olivia simply because it’s so popular right now.

If your last name rhymes with Dorothy, I would steer clear of the name. 

Martha May sounds very sing-songy but would be my favourite out of the names you listed.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I second Edith May! I would absolutely steer clear of any name that rhymes. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

The mayor’s love interest on the Grinch (Jim Carrey version) was named Martha May. Just FYI since you expressed concern with ridicule. By that time those kids may not even know the movie anyway. My grandmother is Dorothy so I like that 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Yeah I wouldn’t consider any names that rhyme with your last name.

Martha is a nice name.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I would never consider naming my child something that rhymed with my last name (though I don’t know if there is any first name that rhymes with my last name, and I am super curious what last name rhymes with Dorothy!). I love the name Olive but feel it’s pretty popular nowadays. Though I’m not crazy about Martha with May, Martha would probably be my choice for most like Dorothy.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like Martha a lot.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Doris, Dolores, Doreen, Dora, Theodora and Thea are all very similar. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not a huge fan of Dorothy, and I second PP about the no rhyming rule. “Julia Gulia” comes to mind! 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Yeah don’t use Dorothy if it rhymes, she’d sound like a cartoon character or something. Anything else you like is fine though, and I like Edith May a lot! Beatrice?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I love Olive! Its different, but still kind of classic.

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