Nymbler Game :)
I just thought of a really fun game.
1. Go to Nymbler.com
2. Add your top 3 girls names and top 3 boys names as your inspirations
3. Click find names once
4. List all of the names that show up here and tell us what you think of them!
Here are mine:
What showed up:
Audrey-Really like Audrey, but prefer Aubrey
Ava-Not a bad name, but it doesn't appeal to me personally
Quincy-All boy to me but it's NMS on either gender
Kelsey-I haven't considered this name much but now that it's been brought to my attention I think I like it
Lacey- NMS, also I have a bad association with this name
Charlotte- Charlotte has been growing on me
Avery- Not a bad name, but I prefer it on a boy
Mitchell- NMSAA, also a bad association for me
Oliver- I had a cat named this once, so I can't see it on a human LOL
Forrest- Someone else suggested Forrest to me and I really like it
Merritt- NMS, interesting though
Henry- I feel like I should like this name, but it doesn't appeal to me. I do like when other people use it, though.
James -- reminds me of my friend from high school that died...sad
Adrian -- I considered this one too, but decided against it
Leo -- Love it on it's own
Julian -- Love it, prefer Julius, but love it
Oliver -- love it. So spunky and cool, but not for my kids
Benjamin -- Love it. I considered at one point
Julien -- I like it, but not spelled this way
Madeline -- very pretty but not for me
Elizabeth -- overdone
Ella -- again, nms at all
Christie -- nms at all
Hermione -- LOVE I love the mythology connection and I love the Greek pronunciation hair-mee-OH-nee
Antoinette -- LOVE. I only know one (who goes by Kitty) and I love it so much, but not for my kids
Grace -- so overdone
Katharine -- Classic and lovely, but NMS
I love Damien, but I can't get "The Omen" association out of my mind :(
oooh I like this!
Charlotte - it's pretty but it isn't a name I would use
Keira - cute but not for me
Cara - pretty but I wouldn't use it
Abigail - pretty but I just think of one friend Abby so I wouldn't use it
Grace - I really like this (and Gracie)
Elizabeth - pretty and classic
Maura - very pretty but not my style
Ava - adorable but too popular
Owen - love it
Ryan - my brother's name
Shane - not my favorite
Sean - nice but I prefer the Shawn spelling
Shayne - even worse with the y
Colin - it's ok but I definitely like the two l's Collin better
Liam - nice name
Estelle (I can't use this because I have a cousin named Stella, so I was excited for an inspired alternative.)
Nixon (can't use, so again excited for an idea based this one)
Olivia -A cousin on each side of my family is named Olivia. Otherwise, I think it's adorable, but too overdone for me.
Violet - A friend is using this one. I love it.
Grace - nms
Olive - Olive sounds a too bit masculine for me.
Cordelia- I don't love it.
Lucy - Not a fan. For some reason it's a name that I can easily envision on tiny babies and on old women, but not any ages between.
Charlotte - Eh. I like Colette better (too bad it's already my niece's name).
June - Adorable, but probably not one I'd use.
Cecil - My dad used to call me Cecil occasionally, so this one's out for me.
Benjamin - Don't like, I never have.
Emmett - I prefer my choice of Everett, but it is a nice name.
Oliver - Love.
Reid - this one is actually on my short list.
Henry - Reallly dislike Henry, probably largely due to bad association.
Edmund - meh. I like it more than Edward, but I'm not liking it.
Iris, Miranda, Eloise, Marlowe, Roscoe, and Wallace.
Lucille – Of the Luc- long forms I prefer Lucinda. Lucille is lovely, but feels a little dated.
Violet – So pretty! Violet was in my top ten for a long time, but she’s been replaced in my affections by the quirkier, more mysterious Iris.
Amelia – Yawn. It’s cute, but I’ve known several.
Claire – Bad associations! I’ve known two women with this name who turned out to be insane (and that’s not hyperbole). Beautiful, but I wince whenever I hear it.
Charlotte – Again, yawn. I like it better than Amelia, but its popularity turns me off, as does the Sex and the City character.
Marina – A place where you dock boats.
Myles – I like Miles, but prefer Milo (can you tell I’ve got a thing for boys’ names that end in ‘o’?).
Owen – No opinion. I'd like it on someone else's baby, but personally I find it a bit bland.
Cornelius – I kind of love the ridiculous over-the-top quality, but all the nicknames are terrible (Corny? Neal?). I would never use it, but it certainly has the clunky-cool charm of another favorite: Ferdinand.
Rudy – I LOVE R-names for boys—Rupert, Rufus, Rory and Roscoe are all firm favorites. Rudy does still have an old man whiff to it, though.
Celeste – Sleek, elegant, but forever Babar’s wife to me, unfortunately.
Spencer – This is actually adorable, though I’m not sure how it would wear on a full-grown man.
Marcel – Too overtly French for me to use, but it’s got a great sound and I could see it rise as an attractive alternative to Marcus.
Diana – A beautiful old name associated, to me, with a deity and a children’s book author. I would use it in the middle spot.
When I "rolled" the Nymbler again, I got a lot luckier: Claudia, Beatrice, Gabriel, Jules, Antonia, Helena, Calvin, Leo...I love them all!
William - My fourth favorite boys name. It's a versatile classic.
Barnard - Eh. It's nothing I'd use. Too close to barnyard. I like Barnabas better.
Leo - Love this. I like Leland and Leon a bit better, but I do love Leo.
Jack - Good solid classic. But since it's my uncle's name, I wouldn't use it.
Noah - I like it, but I'm oversaturated, having heard it so much.
Al - Just... Al? No thanks.
Marius - I love the idea of this as a middle name. It's handsome and dashing.
Charlotte - Good, solid classic.
Lena - Eh. It's okay.
Grace - Solid name, but I heard it SO much.
Eva - Well, I prefer the longer, more frou frou Evangeline. But it's a good name.
Isabelle - Another solid name. I hear this one so much, and it's a shame, because it's lovely.
Essie - Not a fan. I suppose it could be a cute nickname.
Claudette - Not a fan.
Genevieve - It sound nice, but I have a negative association with the name.
Jack - I like it a lot, It has been on my list before
Sebastian - Love, a MN on my list
Dominick - not sure why this one popped up but I like my spelling better
Owen - LOVE, on my list for good
Noah - Also definitely on my list
Ross- I love it, not sure if I would use it, but I like it
Charles - Another favorite of mine
Lila - Love, recently added it to my list
Lucy - I like it a lot
Lena - I have Elena on my list and I strongly prefer it
Rose - So boring.......
Julia - I like a lot of other Jul- names better
Amelia - Used to me a favorite of mine, but I still like it
Antonia - I have been considering this one a lot lately.
Lana - NMS. I don't like that this can be pronounced so many ways (I've heard lah-nah, lay-nah, la-na with an a like in apple..)
Maeve - NMS. Too short.
Cara - It's ok but I prefer Cora.
Juliet - Pretty.
Charlotte - This was on my list for a while (or is it still? haha). It's pretty, I just don't love it.
Abigail - I really like this but it's so popular.
Grace - Too boring.
Ava - Too popular, especially in my area.
Brendan - Love this name! But a distant cousin has a Brenden.. we keep in contact quite a bit.
Oliver - It's ok.
Henry - This name has grown on me so much! Still don't know if I love it enough to put it on my list.
Owen - Like it.
Garrett - I do like this name but I really hate the potential nn Gary.
Duncan - I like it but this is a friend's last name so it might be odd.
William - Too plain for me.
Lucy - A little too cutesy for me. I greatly prefer Lucinda.
Caroline - Stately, but boring.
Violet - Pretty.
Alberta - Albert with an 'a' tacked on the end... definitely not my style. On the other hand, at least it's unusual. I would prefer Roberta.
Ida - All right, but not substantial enough for me.
Amelia - I've never cared for the sound of this name. Makes me think of the word "mealy."
Charlotte - I really like this name; it's appealing and dignified.
Elizabeth - Like Caroline: stately, but boring. On the other hand, it does have a lot of awesome nicknames.
Arthur - Meh. I like the historical connotations, but the name itself is a bit dated and just ok. The potential nickname "Art" is not my taste.
Russell - I don't like it at all. It has a dated, gawky, country feeling.
Benjamin - Very nice, though a bit common.
Norman - I like a good Germanic name, but Norman is still in old-man territory for me. The nickname "Norm" is not appealing.
Leonard - Yuck. Leo, Leon and Leonardo all sound better to me.
Gilbert - Pretty ugly. The only selling point is the "Anne of Green Gables" association.
Henry - Very nice, and I'm glad it's enjoying a resurgence.
I would consider Henry, Benjamin, Charlotte and maybe Elizabeth. Most of the boys' names, in particular, are NOT my style. On the other hand, I would consider all these names to be fine on someone else's kid.