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Nameberry Faves: The names nameberryites love most

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Back in February, a topic was posted on the Girls’ Names section of our Message Boards suggesting that people list their current Top Ten favorite names for girls, and it’s been running ever since.  What’s especially nice about this for us is that  it’s given Pam and me a fascinating look into the specific likes and loves of the nameberry community.  After all, for a long time, through our books and on the site,  you’ve gotten to know our opinions on both general categories of names and specific examples–and now the tables have been turned.

And we’re so gratified to see that we’re almost universally in synch (we’ll be dealing with dislikes and ‘heresies’ tomorrow), and that for the most part you love the names we love, affirming  to us that we have the most enlightened, most thoughtful, most tasteful, group of name lovers in existence.

Proof to us was in the pudding of names that showed up most frequently on your Top Ten lists, all possessing both substance and style.  So even though the thread is still alive, I couldn’t resist tallying up the Top Names of the Top Tens to date.

The most popular three are, in order:

BEATRIX

PENELOPE

CLEMENTINE

Followed by:

WILLOW and

DELILAH, and then:

ADELINE

ELIZABETH

FRANCESCA

JOSEPHINE

The next group:

CECILIA

CLARA

ELIZA

FELICITY

FRANCES

IRIS

ISLA

LILA

STELLA

VIOLET

and then:

ALICE

AMELIA

ANNABEL

BEATRICE

ELEANOR

ESME

EVANGELINE

GENEVIEVE

GEORGIA

JULIET

JUNE

MATILDA

TALLULAH

WILLA

and finally

EDEN

EMMELINE

GEMMA

HAZEL

JOCELYN

LEAH

LOLA

LOUISA

LUCIA

LYDIA

MAEVE

OLIVIA

PALOMA

We’ll continue to track  the changes as more lists are added, and also hope to see more Boys Current Favorites lists posted to the boards so we can get a good sampling of those as well.

Another route to the nameberry aesthetic is to look at which names get the most 5-star ratings by visitors.  The Top 25 of these, at this moment, are:

CHARLOTTE

VIOLET

MATILDA

RUBY

GRACE

IRIS

ADELAIDE

LUCY

ALICE

CLEMENTINE

CLAIRE

ISLA

AMELIA

SCARLETT

ELIZA

CLARA

BEATRICE

IMOGENE

STELLA

JOSEPHINE

EVANGELINE

HARPER

ELEANOR

IVY

LILA

TUNE IN TOMORROW TO SEE WHICH NAMES NAMEBERRYITES DON‘T LIKE–AND WHY.

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