Dove - my great-great aunt was a Toba in Yiddish, which means either "dove" or was a translation from the Hebrew Tova. My family can't actually agree which. She was a really cool lady. My sister wants to name a boy Tobias after her, going to down the Tova-translation fork in the road, so I thought it would be nice if I used Dove. (And Yonina, in Hebrew) So it's whimsical but not just-because? But I admit its weird.
Marigold & Mariposa - keep circling back to these My husband's grandmother is a Marie, pronounced MAR-ee, not muh-REE. Whereas my own family has Goldies. Marigold is so sunny and happy. I debate using it as a first or not. Mariposa is on the same list. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to use Mariposa as a first, especially since we aren't really Spanish.
I love whimsical names! I recently came across a girl around my age named Fable! I was both surprised and excited to see a name like that on someone my age. It was really cute on her. Rather than people thinking it's weird, she said she gets complements on it all the time. I asked her what her full name was too-- Fable Melissande Bliss. I've had a huge name crush on Fable, Bliss, and long whimsical combinations like this since I've come across it in use on a real person. :)
Oh I'd simply adore to use Thisbe as a first name. Hopefully, when I get married, my husband will agree!
I'm more of a whimsical type anyways. I've always seen the allure of Fable and Thisbe over Anna or Sarah.
I'd love the idea if a nature based name but my SO is a very classical namer (after much protest I got him to take a quiz since he doesn't want to talk about names since we aren't tic or pregnant) so I doubt that will ever happen. I might get my fill in with ethnic names that reflect my great-great grandmothers heritage -> since it's a family tradition for everyone to have one. (I'm not saying what country for privacy reasons).
I think the middle is perfect for whimsical names, especially if your baby has a common or classic first name. In fact, this might be my favourite kind of name, and I regularly look for pairings and add to my list.
Some of my current favourites:
Thisbe (glad its getting so much love on this board)
I have a special place in my heart for a bit of whimsy!My sons name is Maddox Orion, and my daughters name is Arden Luna!
I like Jubilee, Scout and Onyx quite a bit.
I adore whimsical names, but they always seem to take the backseat to the other names I love, for some reason. The only place a particularly whimsical name appears on my short list is as a middle name for Jillian, which is Magnolia. Jillian Magnolia has been on my list for ages, but other than that, whimsical names tend to stay on my long list. I still love them though.
I love ; Jubilee, Winter, Dove, Glory, July, Galilee, and Scout.
I know a girl named Stormy, and another girl named Stoney. My mother almost named me Autumn Raine or Autumn Skye.
I dont mind whimsical names even in the first name spot! so long as they're not overly out-there. Eg i would consider Willow whimsical but its growing in popularity i also think Sapphire, Hazel and Juniper are fine as first names. I also LOVE Fable! How cute!!! Middle names are a great place to show off your creativity i reckon. especially if you're a bit shy
I absolutely love them! And I did use one. You can see in my signature. DD is at the top in purple. I didn't share the name with anyone before her birth, but we've gotten nothing but positive responses IRL.