I am looking for some extremely non threatening sounding female English names, that is, names which have connotations, for native speakers, which would be the opposite of killing and maiming -- names that would make you think "This woman is worthless in battle".

I am looking for names which are based on words or word origins associated with peacefulness or healing/caring. Many female names are also words found in the English language, for example Rose and May, but these do not have the meaning I am looking for.

This will be ironic (names for the two most deadly starfighter pilots of one faction).

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    Doug and Kevin. – Jake Regier Aug 9 '15 at 15:09
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    Flower names are right in this territory. Rose, Daisy, Hyacinth, etc. – John Lawler Aug 9 '15 at 15:17
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    ... Belladonna? – Edwin Ashworth Aug 9 '15 at 15:21
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    This question reminds me of Fluffy from Harry Potter – a non-threatening dog name. – Peter Shor Aug 9 '15 at 16:15
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    Suggest 'Harmony' and 'Clementine' (mild and merciful) – Julie Carter Aug 9 '15 at 16:21

I think an old lady name could work really well because it carries the additional image of an old feeble granny. Something like Gertrude or Agnes or Eleanor sound like they could be someone's great aunt. Other names that could work: Marie Elizabeth, Tiffany, Fleur.

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    Names run in cycles, so great-aunt names become the names of nieces, and lost their great-auntie-ness. – TRomano Aug 9 '15 at 19:49
  • lost should read lose – TRomano Aug 9 '15 at 19:57

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