Of course I love the names in my sig, but there are others....
Magnus! (interesting because someone else mentioned it as well)
Croix (like St Croix)
Geordie (I know this would sound silly in England, but I think it would be okay in the States)
Pandora (nn Pandy is just too cute)
Seiji (boy's name, but the sound is all girl to my ears)
I love this thread!
My absolute favorites:
Charlotte-If I have a daughter, Charlotte will be her name! After all of these years, it's still my absolute favorite name.
Emilia-Emilia nn Millie is my second favorite option for a daughter.
Norah-I just love Norah. There's something so sweet about it to me.
Clara-I love the Nutcracker/Clara Barton/Clara Bow associations!
Violet-The Roald Dahl character isn't my favorite but I adore the name nonetheless.
Adelaide/Adeline -love Addie names.
Lucy/Louisa/Lucille-I also have a soft spot for Lu names.
Grace-Even though it's almost overdone as a first and middle name,and some find it boring, I adore the simplicity of Grace.
Sophie-I love Sophia, but I slightly prefer Sophie. I think it has to do with the fact that The BFG is one of my favorite childhood books.
Olive-It's a love/hate name (and hate for most) but I love it.
Matilda-Can you tell that I love Roald Dahl? I probably would only use this as a middle name, but I love it.
Random guilty pleasure names:
Ava-this is a pretty "normal" guilty pleasure name, but I adore Ava, despite its raging popularity. What can I say? I love old Hollywood movies/actors/actresses! (Hence Audrey and Grace also being on my list. :) )
Niamh-I don't think I could ever get away with using this, as I have no Irish blood whatsoever, and the spelling comes off as very Irish to me, if that makes sense. (As opposed to something like Rory or Liam which is still Irish but more approachable, in the US at least.) But I think the name is beautiful.
Carys-Is Carys too Welsh? I feel Carys is more usable than Niamh, but it's still unusual so I feel it'd come off as me trying too hard to pick something different.
Wren-I'd only ever use Wren as a middle name, but I love it, even though most people don't understand Wren and/or hate it.
Hattie-I'm usually not a nickname name person, but I love Hattie. Not Harriet nn Hattie-just Hattie.
Georgia/Georgina/Georgiana-I love the nn Georgie, but right now Georgie names feel a little too frilly for me. I wouldn't use Georgia because my number one choice is Charlotte and that would be too similar.
(Although Jack is my favorite boy name, I DO love Jackson, but that would be WAY too many Southern cities in one sibset. No offense to any Southerners out there, but it's a little too matchy for my own liking.)
Georgina/Georgiana are slowly growing on me, though.
yay happy thread. ;)
Girls: Penelope, Lorelei, Amelie, Liza, Margot, Magdalena, Marion, Felicity
Girls Recent Crushes/Reconsiders: Mercy, Olivia
Boys: Frederick, Eben, James, Richard, Robert, Luke, David, William (okay can you tell I'm a bit boring with boys names? There are a few exceptions, but I just prefer core classic names for the guys..)
Boys Recent Crushes/Reconsiders: Baylor, Dexter
So many! I will try to limit myself
Verity- Top name that I think is perfect
Miranda- an old favorite. So musical to my ears
Clio- short and sweet
Desmond- So handsome
Morgan- love this on a boy
Keane- my short and sweet option for boys
Besides the names on my sig..
Minnow/Thistle/Elm/Loveday/Delphi/Quill- I love all of these for middles! I have so many middle names and not enough first but I'm having fun playing around with these options.
Ethel Pommeline- Honestly I am loving this! It just sounds really sweet and fairy like.
Apolline nn Apple
Ace- As a nn, for what I have no clue haha!
Wilhelmina nn Minnie/Whimsy
Eden Trust- After seeing the combo Asa Trust on a blog I knew I had to find a first name for Trust(it's just so cool!) I love this, like LOOVE it. Handsome, charming, and overall just cool.
Monroe- Grimm is making me love this even more.
Coy- Saw an adorable little boy with the name.
Willoughby Rex- I love it but Willoubhy has been on and off my list for the past 3 years. Not sure how long it will stick around.
Boy names are so much easier than girls!
Right now my names are a pretty eclectic collection
for girls I'm loving.....
Annabeth Scarlet, I love how it seems so familiar but underused
Winslow Catherine, I love this for the sound, how it's sort of a 'buttoned-up' version of Willow plus the cute nn Winnie
Holiday Claire/Clarie, I love how care free, happy and sweet it sounds plus she could always go by the more familiar Holly
Remington Hale, to me it sounds regal and handsome, but the nn Remi is more familiar and spunky
Benjamin Elliot, I love the rhythm of this name and Ben is just so comfortable
Alexander Frost, this name to me is sleek and formal and has a grown up, yet still fairytalish sound
Boys: Wolf, Damian, Damon, Shepherd, Hudson, Wyatt, Trent, Atticus, Cole, Tiberius, Bram, Fox, Arthur, Magnus, Alrick, Alaric, Jeremy, Darcy, Henry, Thomas, Charles.
Girls: Caroline, Allaina, Rowan, Elena, Andromeda, Lacy, Cordelia, Elowen, Helena, Matilda, Phoenix, Clara, Claire, Nora, Genevieve.
I love reading and responding to positive threads! And what I love even better is reading about all these Berries' favourites!
There are so many names I love, though I still haven't sorted out which I would actually use. Some have not been liked by my partner (such as Felicity, Leona, Flora and Nola) , others I'm worried about pronunciation issues (such as Vera prn Vair-uh), some that I can't use because someone I know someone who used them first (such as Owen...for the longest time I was convinced that my son would be named this) and some don't go well with what will be the last name (anything 1-syllable, such as Jane, Glen, Dean). However, despite these reasons, I still love them all!
Basically though, all the names I love best AND would actually consider naming a child in real life are in my signature. Currently my absolute favourite fn + mn combinations are Vera Catherine and Callum Robert. When I think of these pairs of names I love, I can really picture a future daughter or son of mine.
Thanks so much, guys! Anyone else out there?
Fun! I actually have too many girl names I love. Boy names are tougher. There are a lot I like, but my hubby is much stricter on boy names. My favorite boy names of couse are my son's :-) Everett Callan
Eilonwy nn Eily- I can't help myself, I just love this name! I doubt we'll use it except as a middle name because of pronunciation problems, but it is still the name my husband and I keep coming back to. It's been our top name for 3 years!
Wren- I love animal names, and this seems to be one of the most usable ones. I actually used to think it was a pretty common name cause I had a friend named Rynn (pronounced the same). I didn't realize it was so unusual until I joined nameberry. I also love Lark (I actually like it better than Wren) but it doesn't go well with our last name at all.
Sage- Love this because it reminds me of the sagebrush in the mountains.
Kestrel- I know it's weird, but I think it has so much potential. I love kestrels, and it has some great nn possibilities: Kit, Kel, Kessie, Elle, Ellie.
Callie- It just sounds so friendly, plus it is my great grandmother's name.
Hope- With infertility and an ectopic pregnancy, Hope has started to mean a lot to me.
Joy- It's just hard to hear this name without smiling :-)
Phineas- Love it, but maybe a bit too risky for me. This is actually one that I hope becomes more popular.
Cedar- This makes me think of the old growth cedar forests in the northwest, and I've never been anywhere so peaceful.
Duncan- It just sounds fun.
Flynn- Love the feel of this name, but the meaning is a bit boring to me.
Ian and Levi- I really like both of these, but they are a bit popular.
Roscoe- Just fun to say, but hubby isn't going for it.
Ronan- Love! But doesn't flow well with our last name. Few names do unfortunately.