To me, guilty pleasure names are names that I love but would be hesitant to use for whatever reason.
Amaury Philip Theo
Archibald Charles Inigo
Anna Ingrid Alexandra
Matilda Olga Marina
Charles Illyrio Mithrandir
William Adelin Hugo
Evelyn Dagmar Visenya
Saga Caroline Rhaenys
Shvibziks, you are a rare bird. I love your taste. Here are some mix-ups of your names. Hope you don't mind.
Amaury Adelin Charles
Amaury Philip Inigo
Amaury William Inigo
Amaury Felix Fyodor
Archibald Hugo Theodosius
Archibald Hugo Fyodor
Archibald Henry Alexander
As lovely as Mithandir sounds, its LOTRness makes it a true GP imo.
And Illyrio... I haven’t seen Game of Thrones, so I don’t have the association. Just sounds like a masculinized Illyria to me. There’s Ilario, which is an Italian form of the Ancient Roman Hilarius. Might be slightly more useable because it’s got some history.
Amaury Malik Ilario
Anna Ingrid Alexandra is very royal! It’s sad to bury beautiful Ingrid in the middle, though I admit the flow is fantastic. Would you consider doing a compound name, “Anna Ingrid”?
Matilda Olga Marina has too many A-endings for my ear. The star of this combination is Olga, imo. Such a beautiful, stern, deep name.
Visenya would be great with Olga, but I wish it had history beyond The Game of Thrones. Drat! What a cool slinky sound.
Instead of Visenya:
Olga Verusha Myrrine
Olga Victoria Maris
Olga Ksenia Maren
Olga Marina Bjørk
Olga Marina Mathilde (“mah-TEELD”)
Olga Marina Maude
And Dagmar. I’m mad mad mad about Dagmar. I was seriously thinking I’d name a daughter Dagmar, but decided it was too random for an American kid. Please use it.
Dagmar Xenia Alexandra (Double X! Vulgar? Perhaps, but I like it.)
Dagmar Embla Vilhelmine
Dagmar Matilda Pipaluk
Dagmar Ingrid Maude
Oh your names make me so happy!
Frustratedauthor: Your boys’ list gave me chills. Ichabod, Ebenezer, Absalom, Alonzo, and Lindsey? Get it girl!
Geeknamesyo: What on earth is Tinamou? That’s the cutest name ever!
See, I have this problem. I tend to acquire guilty pleasure names, and within the span of a week or so swirling them around in my head, I decide that they are, in fact, usable.
My guilty pleasure names are those that are too religious or a little too over the top.
Ah, I'm so glad you like them, and obviously I don't mind at all :D
Originally Posted by emmabobemma
I absolutely adore Amaury Adelin Charles, Amaury Felix Fyodor, Archibald Hugo Fyodor and Archibald Henry Alexander. I'm especially intrigued by pairing Amaury with Adelin because I've looked for a way out of the whole 'William Adelin' thing (it's such a lovely combination, however, William Adelin (Henry I of England's son) apparently was spoiled rotten and that's pretty much all that is known about him, so I don't know how good a namesake he is).
Actually, Illyrio is not so much a ASOIAF reference (because Illyrio Mopatis isn't that great a namesake) as it is an appreciation of the name and the sound of the name. Mithrandir is very much a gp name, but having been an appreciator of LOTR from a young age, I actually could see myself using it (just have to find the right combo, which is pretty hard because what goes with Mithrandir).
I'm one of those odd people who actually is contemplating naming a daughter Anna Ingrid Alexandra and then just calling her Ingrid. I just love how the name flows (and I also feel less of a plagiarist putting Anna in front of Ingrid Alexandra (curse you Norwegian Crown Princely family, curse you!)). Anna Ingrid - perhaps hyphenated even - sounds lovely though :)
My initial combination was Maude Olga Marina, but I swapped it with Matilda because it would add another namesake (Empress Matilda, who I seem to have developed a historical crush on). And I agree that Olga is a pearl, it's really a shame that it's so hated. I love Olga Victoria Maris, Olga Marina Bjørk and Olga Marina Mathilde (Mathilde is such a lovely name, though extremely popular here in Denmark).
Dagmar really is a wonderful name, very strong and beautiful. Dagmar Xenia Alexandra is a wonderful combination (and the double x isn't vulgar at all) and actually is has such strong links in history. Maria Feodorovna (wife of Tsar Alexander III) was a Danish Princess whose real name was Dagmar (or Marie, but she went by Dagmar). Dagmar's daughter was named Xenia and her sister was named Alexandra (as in Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of the United Kingdom). I also love Dagmar Matilda Pipaluk.
Your combinations are so lovely, thank you for taking your time to make them :D
I have so many unusable names that I like ;_;
Wilhelmina [love, love, love this name but I feel like my daughter would get teased for having such a big name, but I'll probably use it anyway]
Winnie [Curse you, Winnie the Pooh]
Huckleberry [OMG I love this name ;_; Huck is such a cute nn but yeah can't use for same reason as Wilhelmina]
Cullen ["Hey Cullen, have you ever read Twilight?"]
August [Idk if I like it better for boy or girl though]
Oh my goodness, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who totally guilty-pleasure-likes that name :D
Originally Posted by augusta_lee
All my top usables are in my sig. And a GP name for me is basically anything that's not on my top lists! I love way too many names. My style is classic/biblical/plain, nevertheless there are a lot of other names that I find gorgeous but couldn't ever use. Unless I have 100 children. They just get squirrelled away in a filing cabinet in my head and are occasionally taken out and admired.
So as my GPs encompass most other normal names, I'll give ye a few of the more out there ones:
Appelin - delicious
Bawden, Hender, Jenken & Rowlyn - break my 'no surnames as first names' rule
Herschel - always wondered why this reminded me of chocolate. I've only just remembered the American chocolate bar :/
Leoffalan - a mediaeval smoosh. But a cool one.
Locryn & Guenedoc - a couple of magical dudes
Mawgan - I would be accused of making Morgan kre8tiv
Sigvard - name of a Swedish prince who, when a young lad, was the cutest little boy. Ever.
Vortigern - Name of an old warlord. He's so snazzy. Like Voldemort's younger and trendier brother.