Category: romantic names for girls
By Abby Sandel
Love your girl names romantic, flowery, and with syllables to spare? Even as parents embrace boy names for their daughters, and put mini names like Ava and Mia in the US Top Ten, other families are going the opposite direction.
Now Kevin and Danielle Jonas gave us a great example of elaborate, even frilly names with their choice for their new arrival. Congratulations to the family on the birth of daughter Valentina Angelina, a sister for Alena Rose.
Romantic names for girls – loosely defined as creative and elaborate names that suggest an earlier era and a Latinate emotionality – have become more fashionable in recent years. As we grow more comfortable with the notion of equality for girls, we may also become confident enough to give our daughters elaborately feminine names rather than having to make our point with androgynous, modern monikers like Blair or Blake.
Of course, not every romantic name is a feminist statement. These names may just feel fresh again after decades of sleeker, more straightforward girls’ names like Mary and Betty, Karen and Lisa. Even Jennifer and Ashley pale in the face of these flagrantly feminine names.