Thanks Bellarina. What are some of your favorites?
Thanks Bellarina. What are some of your favorites?
Eloise: I absolutely adore the book, love the sound, and Louis is a family name. If only Eloise wasn't rocketing up the charts...
Matilda: Another favorite book! Matilda's roots run deep, all the way back to the Middle Ages. Tilly and Tilda are fabulous, spunky short forms.
Jane: The ultimate literary moniker. Jane is gorgeous, chic, and has a fascinating history.
Sylvie: Mmm, this name. Sylvie has been in my Top 3 ever since I became a name nerd, and she's never left. Sylvie is sleek, intelligent, and absolutely perfect in every way.
Hazel: Another favorite rising way too fast! Hazel still reads quirky and nerdy to me, both qualities that I find appealing.
Iris: A vintage nature name (probably my favorite category) with rich connections to literature and mythology. Like Sylvie, Iris is a longtime contender and has never left my Top 5. My favorite combo at the moment is Iris Cordelia Jean.
Cordelia: Which brings us to Cordelia! Shakespearean royalty, magisterial and gorgeous and perhaps a little imposing. Cordelia has a plethora of great short forms; I'm partial to Coco.
Marigold: The sunniest, spunkiest of names, especially with nn Maggie. Marigold is also the protagonist of one of my favorite children's books, Magic for Marigold.
Juniper: Can you tell I love nature names? Juniper is a more nouveau choice, but she has a fantastic sound and the sprightly nn options of Junie and June. Plus she's the protagonist of the Junie B. Jones books, and I love the idea of my daughters having literary role models.
Marlowe: Boy or girl? I still haven't decided, but I adore Marlowe for either gender. Christopher Marlowe is my favorite playwright and has been the focus of a lot of my academic work, so this name has a great deal of personal meaning for me.
Sailor: This name has gotten flak on Nameberry every time I've floated it, but it's a sign of my fondness for Sailor that it remains a firm favorite nonetheless. Like Marlowe, Sailor is an name with serious personal significance, and can also work as a smoosh of the family name Tailor with the first letter of my mother's and sister's names.
Thea: I love Thea. The sound, the meaning; she's a serious gem. The only thing that's kept her hovering at #11 on my list is her similarity to my own name.
Alice: I wish Alice was usable for me. She's literary, historical, and like Marlowe has been very meaningful to me during my academic career. Unfortunately with my last name Alice sounds exactly like Alexander. Sigh.
Love so many of the names listed...but wouldn't use a lot of them. I have such a hard time finding girls names that I like. My future baby boys are named already...if my fiance and I have girls...we have no idea. My current favourites are:
As you can see...all over the place
I like Fiona, Violet, and Maya from your list. I like the Annabel spelling best:) love Annabel as a middle!!
I generally like long, somewhat traditional names with cute nicknames.
Elisabeth- will be my first daughters name for sure. Honors both me and my mother, as is tradition. Nickname will be Elise, though I like Lissie as well.
Cassandra- nickname Cassie. No explanation for why I love this name so much! But it's a plus that it honors someone important to me!
Charlotte- this one is new to the list, I love how classic it is!
Rosalie- so pretty! Love it!
Mackinley- the odd one out. I know it's trendy and it's a mountain and a president and Mac names are overused... I just love it! However, it probably won't get used.
Elisabeth Cate- honors 3 generations all in one
Cassandra Vivienne- honors 2 people not family
My favourites are:
Avia: I kinda like Ava/Avalyn/Avalon but then I heard Avia! It's like a not nearly popular variation of Ava and I love it!
Grace: Short, simple, sweet, girly... Grace just ticks all the boxes for me! Although Grace annoys me when used as a middle name. I think Grace is just too beautiful.
Annabel: I've been kind of stumbling over how to spell this. I've loved the name for ages now and I love all the nn choices, Anna, Annie & Belle I just have never known how I wanted it spelt. I liked Annabelle for quite some time because I liked the nn Belle better than it beng spelt Bel or Bell. But I've always liked shorter names so I don't know.
Ira: Yes, I know, I know. IT'S A BOYS NAME. But I love it as a girl's name! I think the -a to me makes it sound more feminine and it kinda sounds
Hi, Love your names, especially Magnolia...such a sweet and touching meaning between you and your husband.
My current favorites are:
I'm also in love with
Names I adore but can't use because they are too close to family/friends names:
Fiona-I love this name.
Ivy - I like this one. have you thought of Annabella instead of Annabelle. I think it will sound better with Ivy.
Violet - I like this one but perosnally I think Fiona Violet would sound cute.
Susanna -I like this one but personally to me it's better as a Middle name.
Maya-Pronounced My-Uh. - To me this is said May-A. I know a Myah (My-uh).
Serena - I'm not a fan of this one personally.
My fave names:-