Girl Names

Updated on July 02, 2017
M.F. asks from Danbury, CT
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Any good old fashioned girl names you can think of ? I don't know what I am having yet (my second). I have a boys name but can not think of a girls. Wow I wasn't expecting so many choices..you guys are great..someone asked my daughter's name..she is Aaliyah Michele....if I do have another girl we know her middle name will be Suzanne after my late mother-in-law...just have to pick the first name now...

Thanks
M.

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B.P.

answers from Albany on

i have two boys and would love to have a girl! an old name i really think is nice is Amelia. you really dont hear it that much which is a good thing. good luck!

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D.J.

answers from New York on

I have 3 girls and wanted older names too. Paula Christine (4yrs old) Samantha Carole (3yrs old) and Emma Catherine (12 wks old)
Good luck with the new baby!!!

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S.V.

answers from New York on

Emily Suzanne sounds nice!
or....Josephine (josie n/name is cute), Julia/Jillian all sound pretty classic to me. My fav name would be Vivian though (vivi for a n/name). Good luck & congrats!

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M.T.

answers from New York on

Hi M., congratulations on your pregnancy! My favorite classic/older girls names are Charlotte, Amelia and Lilah.
Good luck in choosing!

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J.P.

answers from New York on

You can go to the social security admin to look up names - I think someone else recommended this too and provided the link. I did that with my first daughter, Natalie. We named our second daughter Amelia, which everyone told me would be too old fashioned but we love the name.

Some other names - Elizabeth, Willa, Olive, Olivia, Clara, Clare, Virginia, Beverly

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L.S.

answers from New York on

My daughter's middle name is Maisey. We both loved it but didn't want it as a first name so she wouldn't get teased.

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M.B.

answers from Rochester on

M.,
Congratulations! Curious as to your 1st baby's name, too!
In our family we have these more traditional names:
Mary, Helen, Alice, Eula, Sophira, Thelma, Dorothy, Shirley, Ann, Maria, Carole/Carrel/Kerrel.

Good Luck!
M.

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K.E.

answers from New York on

My second daughter is Abigail Grace - and we call her Abbie.

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H.R.

answers from Syracuse on

I've always loved LILLIAN, but named my 2nd daughter Lynnae which is not common. Gretta just came to me and Merideth. Good luck! H.

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K.B.

answers from New York on

My good friend named her daughter Ella Rose, which I think is lovely. Another name I think is sweet is Margaret but called Maggie. Good luck!

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K.S.

answers from New York on

My daughter's name is Abigail...but we call her Abby. Some old fashioned names that come to mind are...
Felicity and Isabella - they are my favorites (for now at least).

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H.B.

answers from Rochester on

Congrats on your second! A website I like is behindthename.com.
It might help. I just had a boy 6 1/2 mo. ago, Jackson William, but a girl name we liked was Isabella. My hubby chimmed in Abigail. There are so many beautiful old fashioned names and behindthename might be a good source and it gives background etc. God Bless
H., Mother of 3(6mo.and 10yr twins)

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K.W.

answers from New York on

Audrey (my little girl's name)
Frances
Elizabeth

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A.H.

answers from New York on

I don't remember the names of the "Little Women" girls, but I'm sure you could look it up. I also love Jane.

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A.J.

answers from Albany on

Audrey
Anna
Lily

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D.Z.

answers from Binghamton on

M.,

Just trying to think of names I have heard recently...well, first off, I have a Hannah and that's an old name. Here are some others I have heard:

Evie (Evelyn)
Abigail (Abby)
Emma
Grace
Marion
Hope
Caroline
Catherine

So obviously there are lots more, but these are some I have heard recently.

D.

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S.H.

answers from Syracuse on

Hi M.,

Our daughter's name is Amelia Marie and I picked that name for the very reason that it was old-fashioned and un-common. I came to learn later from one of my Great Aunts that I had a Great-Great-Great Aunt Amelia. It was cool to find that out!

Other great "old-fashioned" names that I love are Elizabeth (I have a neice named that), Madeline, and Olivia. Best wishes on your new arrival!

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W.T.

answers from New York on

check out a book called Baby Name Wizard. It's excellent.

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J.L.

answers from New York on

My daughters' names are Madeline and Audrey. I only saw one 'Audrey' when looking through the responses to your question. It is becoming a bit more popular as I've heard the name a couple of times recently for little girls/babies but I still love it and it is definitely old-fashioned. Congrats and good luck!! :)

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T.D.

answers from New York on

Sara or Sarah is a great name. We names our daughter Sara Jayne 15 years ago because it was an old fashioned name.

T.

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E.B.

answers from New York on

Hi Ladies,
No one has mentioned my name, E. or my mother's, Annette. Both names have been in our family for 5 generations, at least that's as far back as we know. So both are old and if I can say so, pretty!
I, too, am pregnant with No.2, so this was a fun thread to read! Thanks!

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E.R.

answers from Charlotte on

My daughter is named Grace Elizabeth.

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H.H.

answers from Rochester on

Try H.. I love it, lol cause it's my name. I like Alexandria and Carol or even Katherine.

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A.G.

answers from New York on

I'm told my name is "old fashion". My name is A. Grace and I love it!!!

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S.P.

answers from New York on

Congrats on the upcoming arrival!!
My girls are named Emma Lynne Hailey(I know the Hailey isn't "old"); Elizabeth Sophie (nn Ella) & Gabrielle Claire (nn Gabby). I also like Tessa & Gillian.

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T.R.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,

Ivy Marie
Doretha Elizabeth
Patricia Ann
Theresa Camille
Coralie/lee
Valerie Marie

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A.B.

answers from New York on

I have some unusual names for my girls.. one is old fashion.. they are
Halley Raine(short for lorraine)
Raurey Alison
Dealya Jayne

I also like
Hattie
Hazel or Haze
Grace
Larinda (Rindy for Short)- my hubby didnt like this one-- great great grams name
Mattie
Bessie
Shirley
Ruby
Ava
Jillian
Thats all I can think of ...oh wait my name=D A. (A-key-sha) and my middle name is Lee
Happy name picking=)
A.

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J.V.

answers from Utica on

I love Evelyn, Sarah, Rosalyn, Eireen (Irish spelling of Irene), Noreen, Eileen.

Good Luck!

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M.M.

answers from New York on

We named our daughter Penelope Jane; people always comment on how cute it is. And it suits her! I love old-fashioned names, too. My son is Jack Lawrence, but if he had been a girl he would have been Josephine Jane. (Jane was my late mother in law.)

I also love Catherine (shortened to Catie), and Willa.

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B.W.

answers from Rochester on

I always liked my grandmothers name - Leda Elise.

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R.L.

answers from New York on

This is a great thread! I have always loved Olivia as a beautiful, old-fashioned name, but now it seems to be THE name of choice for everyone in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Another beautiful one is Guinevere(there are variations of the spelling), as in the King Arthur stories. Then she can be Gwen for short.

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A.B.

answers from New York on

Love the old fashion names : Grace, Catherine and Caroline! Good luck with you search and your new bundle of joy!

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M.P.

answers from New York on

Melony, Marissa, Melinda, Sarah, Monica, Madelyn.

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A.T.

answers from New York on

Sarah
Elizabeth (Lizzie/Beth)
Sophia (Sofia/Sophie)
Emmalyn (pronounced as one word)
Emma (Em)
Olivia (Liv/Libby)
Madeline (Maddy)
Isabel(a) (Izzy/Belly/Bella)

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V.S.

answers from New York on

My great grand-mothers was named:

Frederica and Lena

My great aunts were,

Constance,
Grace,
Hope
Charity, and
Chastity.. ( I think Chastity would be difficult to live with these days! lol)

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D.W.

answers from New York on

Gertrude, Margaret, Frances, Katryn. Congratulations and good luck!

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L.A.

answers from New York on

Geraldine Lotus
Monserat
Linden

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R.T.

answers from Syracuse on

Hi M.

Do you know your family history? You might want to choose a name from the family tree. My oldest daughter is Anastasia and she's fifth generation with that name in our family -- it switches each generation from first to middle name, through my mother's side of the family. We've had Stasia, Annie, Ana, derived from that name and each Anastasia seems to be happy she has the name. I also have a Marianne and Laura.

You could go with something that reflects your cultural heritage, or just something that sounds good. Be aware there are plenty of Lily (Lillie, Lilly) girls around now and tons of Emilys, Ashleys and Emmas. One cousin of mine named her daughters Lydia and Adeline -- nice old fashioned names. You don't hear Adeline very much these days either. In the 50's there were plenty of Patricias and Catherines plus the inevitable Mary xxx - fit Jane in or Ann, Pat, Claire, whatever other name you wanted to join to Mary. I only know of one Patricia in many recent years. Same with Susan. So you might want to consider those names.

Ask any elementary school or preschool teacher you know and they will tell you what the hot names are so you can try to avoid using those names.

There's always my name -- Rosemarie. Not many of us around either!

Congratulations and good luck. Naming babies can be quite a challenge!
R.

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P.C.

answers from New York on

Catherine
Katherine
Laura
Patricia
Mary Ellen
Jeanne
Elizabeth
Barbara
Nicole
Madeline

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S.R.

answers from Syracuse on

I love flower names....very old fashioned. Rose, Lily, Daisy, Violet, Hyacinth, etc. You can make a girl's name of almost any flower name - you could even choose your favorite flower...

S.

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J.F.

answers from Syracuse on

Hello. I went w/ "A" names for my girls. My oldest is Annelise and my youngest is Abigail. We learned the name Annelise from a movie about Ann Frank. I guess that was her original name. Good luck. J. F

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I.R.

answers from Utica on

These names goes back to early 20th century and some earlier;
Victoria, Catherine, Emma, Lydia, Martha, Marie, Josephine, Anne, Belle, Blanche, Louella, Elizabeth, Frances, Maureen,Patricia, Augusta,

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V.E.

answers from Albany on

Vivian
Wilhelmina
Willa
Lisette
Louisa
Loretta
Winifred
Vivienne
Blanche
Carla
Margaret
Enid
Ingrid
Adeline
Minerva
Polly
Penelope
Priscilla
and my personal favorite
Evangeline

I am only 24, so I asked my 61 year old mother for ideas and this is what she came up with, and I added some from this site, too:
http://www.angelfire.com/id2/heathersnamepage/old_fashion...

Good luck!

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C.C.

answers from New York on

when thinking of a girl's name, make sure you factor in the last name as well to make sure it sounds right and she won't get teased about her name is school...

My personal favorites are; (oh, I chose my daughters name based on her fathers initials, (GMC) for Gabrielle Mariah C., Dad is Gregory Mark C.)

Gabrielle Suzanne

Mariah Suzanne

Marlana Suzanne

Brie Suzanne

Rielle Suzanne

Victoria Suzanne

Olivia Suzanne

Devin Suzanne

Alana Suzanne

Phylicia Suzanne

Angelina Suzanne

Grace Suzanne

Marissa Suzanne

Ashlee Suzanne

Kelly Suzanne

Reese Suzanne

Brooke Suzanne

Gwyneth Suzanne

Adrienne Suzanne

Nicollette Suzanne

Eva Suzanne

Courteney Suzanne

Juliet Suzanne

Alicia Suzanne

Lauran Suzanne

Renee Suzanne

Evian Suzanne

So, put your last name with these and the wonderful other names Mom's have sent you and see what works...Something will jump out at you and that will be the name you Love...Keep us in touch once you make a choice!

C.

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S.S.

answers from Binghamton on

Try this resource:

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

You can enter in a year (way back to 1878) and find out what the top twenty names were in the way-back times.

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J.N.

answers from Buffalo on

my two new favorites are laurel & capri

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J.L.

answers from New York on

these are the names of my grandmother's friends: Gertrude, Edie, Dot, Anne, Millie, Frances, Florence, Dorethea, Margaret, Alice, Micky, Joan, Agnes, Dolores, Carroll, Molly.
Good luck!

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A.A.

answers from Albany on

We have an 8 month old daughter and we named her Adilynn Belle, it's a name that was popular in the 50's era.

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K.D.

answers from New York on

named my daughter Veronica after my Grandmother's middle name. We get a lot of compliments on it, they always say what a nice, pretty old fashioned name! And I didnt see it on anyone elses suggestions so I think it is unique. I call her Ronnie for short sometimes and that's cute too!

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L.D.

answers from Rochester on

Adeline, Audrey, Grace, Mary, Margaret, Phyllis, Carol, Sophia,Emily

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J.D.

answers from New York on

Why not go back through your family tree (and your husband's) as far as you can and check out all the names- first AND last. You might find one you like!

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C.P.

answers from Rochester on

Hi M.,

You probably have a ton of choices now but here are a few more. First Suzanne is a great first name, my sister is Suzanne Marie (no one calls her Sue). I also like the sound of a 3 syllable first name with Suzanne as the middle name. I also like names with easy nicknames.
But here are some of my favorites:
Rosemary
Bernadette
Victoria (nickname Tori not Vicky)
Miranda
Veronica
Maryrose
Margaret (Maggie or Meg)
Angeline
Lillian
Beatrice

Best of luck!

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O.S.

answers from New York on

Giuliana
Sofia
Bianca
Maybelline
Isabella

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S.M.

answers from Syracuse on

There are lots of baby name websites out there to give you some great ideas. www.ParentHood.com has a good one. They give you hundreds of names to review to find that perfect one.

Congratulations and Best of Luck!

S. M.

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C.H.

answers from New York on

Hazel is both old-fashioned and seems to be making a fashionable come-back.

On a separate note, I'm an avid scrapbooker in Stamford and love meeting fellow scrappers. Do you happen to know of any upcoming crops in Fairfield County?

Coincidentally, I also just got involved in fundraising for Walk Now for Autism this year, in support of 2 friends with autistic family members. Gpd

GGood luck in your search for the right name if it's a girl!

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A.S.

answers from Rochester on

LOL - when pregnant I had tons of girl names but couldn't find ANY boys' names! Luckily, I had girls!
Their names are:
Natalia Grace (Italian for Natalie)
Olivia Rose

I like how their names sound together. What's your daughter's name?
Best wishes,

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M.K.

answers from New York on

My daughter's name is Charlotte and people always comment on what a beautiful "old fashioned" name it is.

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E.R.

answers from Glens Falls on

I read all of the replies, but I didn't see the name I love that I wanted to name my daughter, but dad didn't like it. Hannah it was my great grandmothers name. We did end up naming our daughter Juliana after my other great grandmother. Good luck!!!

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S.S.

answers from Albany on

I love names like:
Emma
Olivia
Sophia
Stephanie
Samantha
Susannah
Sarah
Eve
Madeline
Ruthie

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C.D.

answers from New York on

Charlotte, Louisa, Miriam, Elsie...
Good luck! :)

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R.F.

answers from Syracuse on

Our family and extended family have brought back from our ancestors Elizabeth, Catherine, and Mary. Other names that come to mind are Jane, Lillian, Blanche, Maryanne, Cynthia, Doris, Francine, Jacyline, Penelope, Rose, Victoria...Enjoy your children and god bless. R.

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B.A.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your child. My husband and I always had a hard time picking names for our children,but when we finally and shockingly had a girl after three boys we named her Rebecca. It's an old fashion name but we loved it. All the best with your new little one.

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F.U.

answers from Syracuse on

Congrats! Here's a few of my favorites.

-Emily
-Emma
-Mary
-Elizabeth
-Ruby
-Sylvia
-Anna

I wish you the best.
F. U

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K.L.

answers from New York on

I named my second daughter Audrey Rose. My oldest is Caroline Grace. Like some other posters, I also like Charlotte and Amelia. Finally, my grandmother's name was Ilah, which is a good alternative spelling for the name Isla, which I have noticed is gaining some popularity today (but a lot of people will mispronounce it because of the spelling).

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C.M.

answers from Albany on

We have two new little girls in our family. One born in Apr, the other in June.
We have an Emily Rose, (Emily is quite popular right now) and an Ellen.

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L.H.

answers from New York on

Ginger...Maggie...Molly....Shannon.....Betty.....Beth....
Beverly....Carol....Leigh....Vicky/Victoria....Jane....
Jill....Joyce....Penny....Norma....Robin....Becky/Rebecca...
Irene...

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C.P.

answers from New York on

Alice

Andrea

Anne

Catherine

Courtney

Danielle

Deborah

Eleanor

Elizabeth

Emily

Faith

Heather

Helene

Hester

Jacqueline

Jane

Jennifer

Josephine

Julia

Kristin

Margaret

Martha

Mary

Nancy

Pamela

Paula

Rebecca

Rose

Ruth

Sally

Samantha

Sarah

Stephanie

Susan

Veronica

Victoria

Allegra

Amadora

Amata

Andrea

Angel

Angela

Arabella

Bella

Bianca

Caprice

Cara

Caramia

Carina

Chiara

Cosima

Donna

Gemma

Gianna

Giordana

Isabella

Lia

Lucia

Marcella

Mattea

Nicola

Paola

Perla

Roma

Serafina

Sienna

Stella

Susanna

Viviana

Zita

If you like any more girl name email mail me [email protected]____.com

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C.V.

answers from Albany on

Anna... Emma... Grace... Annabelle...Claire

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J.C.

answers from New York on

I read through the responses already. The only other names I can think of are:
~Edith
~Genevieve
~Caroline
~Grayce
~Mary

Congratulations!

~Jackiee

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K.O.

answers from New York on

How about Sara Elizabeth?

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K.B.

answers from New York on

Old fashioned, huh? Just a few off the top of my head. Best of luck with your pregnancy.

Lyla
Rose
Emma
Emily
Madeline
Jacqueline
Victoria
Claire

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A.H.

answers from New York on

i know this is alot.. but maybe you'll like one.. and remember if you pick a great second name... it sounds really pretty.
allyson, amanda, rebecca, amelia, elizabeth or beth ann, alexandra, mallory, lara, molly, erica, grace, jane, nicolette, francesca, bella, brielle, jessica, lauren, christine, debbie, dawn, nancy, jade, jemma, marykate, marybeth, maryjane,.... any name with mary, lilly, caroline

good luck

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