My daughter's name is Bethany, and I get lots of compliments on it - girly and not-too-out-there. Also, my grandmother's name was Cora and I love that name too. Coraline is one of my top names!
I forgot about sweet Bethany! I do like that one. :)
Julia or Juliet would be gorgeous?
I also think just Julie is sweet and sounds pretty fresh to me after years of being underused!
Kiera is just Kiera Knightley to me so I can't get on board, but to be fair I find her really irritating so that's probably more my issue than a problem with the name!!
My name's Kiera! :) I really like my name, and it's sad that so many people associate it with Keira Knightly. I pronounce it the same way you do too, although be forewarned a lot of people pronounce it "key-era" sp
I've had to do a lot of correcting people. From your list I also like Celeste, Cora and Suzette.
Cecily--NMS but I do (for some reason) like the nn Cici
Celeste--Again nms, but I like it better than Cecily
Corrina--Sounds harsh to me
Nadine--I have always liked this name.
Noelle--I like it even better than Nadine
Suzette--I like it very much
Josette--I do not care for this one.
Sadie --I likeit as a nn.
Sierra--NMS but I like it
Cora --Do not like
Evelyn--I do not care for this which is weird because I like other versions of Eve
Gwen--Never likied this
Dawn--I have a good friend named Dawn, but do not like the name
Bridget--I like Bridget!
Kiera--I like Sierra a lot better.
I like Corrina, Suzette and Sierra the best :-)
My favorites would be Noelle and Cora. :)
Why is that a bad thing?
Originally Posted by esswei
I think these are the ones that fit your description of a girl jumping in the mud wearing a dress:
Cecily, Celeste and Gwen. And I like Penny too. Polly, Bonnie, Elodie?
I'd stay away from Chanel.
Sierra (but I love Sienna)
Priya (I love Petra, which has a similar feel to me)
Gwen (Gwendolen and Genevieve would have been my favorites on your list... :( )
Chanel - Seems like it is trying to classy, but comes across as not.
Suzette - I am not ready to see the Sue names come back.
Josette - Prefer other variations like Josephine or Josee. Josette sounds similar to chausette, which is a sock.
Sadie - Not my style. Never liked it sorry.