Ivy- I only like this as a middle. Cecelia Ivy was on my list
Isla- I don't think there are prn issues. Just NMS
Caoimhe- lovely name- if you are in Ireland
Juliet- I like this, I actually quite like the tragic Shakespearian names. Ophelia is the other GP.
Emory- don't like it at all
Delilah- sounds nice, bad associations
Rainbow- too cutesy. Let's say last name is Johnson. Can you imagine a Rainbow Johnson, attorney-at-law?
Victory- alright. I prefer the more classic Victoria
Hezekiah, Moses, Lazarus, Mordecai, Uriah- Generally, I like biblical names. Moses and Amias are ones I like. Hezekiah sounds like a girl's name to me, Mordecai and Uriah sound like villains but I like Lazarus.
I have an Ivy...I love it (obviously!) so easy to spell/pronounce and to me it feel serious but also has a whimsical feel if that makes sense ;). I love that its a nature name too, and have to point out that Poison Ivy isn't really Ivy;)
There are lots of names though that I don't get...I'm with you on difficult to pronounce names!
I would love Rainbow in the mn spot and I adore Moses for a boy, but it's definitely more gp...
To the person who mentioned penelope reminding them of cantelope-me too!!!!
thought I was the only one haha! I always see pen-elope
I actually love all of the popular names. Not their uniquely spelled counterparts, that's a bit silly to me, but the sounds of the names themselves are quite nice.
It's funny how everyone (including myself) is always worried about how a name will grow with a child, when in fact, it always will grow well with the child. There are no 'youthful names' and 'elderly names,' just names that are popular now and names that were popular then.
I don't care if a name was made up. If I made it up, well, I guess I get to choose what it means. So there. Also, if everyone only used 'real' names all through history, we'd be named things like 'UgUg.' Language evolves, so can names. Deal with it. It's not hipster. It's human.
lolnicknameswut? I only have nicknames because my name is Cecilia. Cecilia is a positive GOLDMINE for nicknames. Cece (like Cease) CC, Celia, Celi, Cel, Ceal, Lia... My brothers don't have them, the majority of my friends don't. I LIKE nicknames, they're fun, but I mean... so what? I'll probably call my kids by their full name.