Adelaide / Adair - Adelaide, it's a family name and Adair sounds like a boy. I think of Finnick Odair (I know it's a different name, but they rhyme) from The Hunger Games.
Aria / Aveline - Aveline, it's just prettier. It sounds like a dainty graceful bird.
Avery / Amory - Avery, because Amory sounds made up to me.
Beatrix / Bianca - Beatrix, but I actually like Beatrice much better. Bianca sounds kind of nasal when I say it.
Bess / Tess - Tess, but I actally like both. Bess is just more likely to be considered a cow name.
Coralie / Corinna - Corinna, because Coralie sounds a little bit like a nickname or too cutesy for an adult. I actually love Corinne and Coraline.
Daphne / Dorah - Daphne, but neither is my favorite. I've never seen Dora with an H on the end before.
Daria / Danica - Daria, because I liked the cartoon! LOL! I'm not actually a fan of either name, but they're both fine for other people.
Eve / Esther - Eve, Esther still feels a little TOO old-fashioned to me.
Evelyn / Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn, because I like the nickname Gwen a whole lot. Evelyn is probably more wearable, though.
Farrah / Fern - Fern, I've just always liked it. Farrah is okay, too, I would just never consider it for my own child, but I have considered Fern.
Fiona / Faye - Fiona, it's just better. Haha! Faye is okay as a middle name, but I just don't think it's substantial enough to be a first name.
Geneva / Juniper - Geneva, because I just plain dislike Juniper. Also, my mom grew up in a town called Geneva.
Heidi / Ingrid - Heidi, because it sounds softer than Ingrid. I honestly like both about equally.
Holly / Molly - Molly, we considered naming our daughter this. Holly would be a nice middle name for a baby born near Christmas.
Iris / Ivy - Ivy, I just think it sounds nicer.
Lark / Laurel - Laurel, because Lark sounds silly to me as a name.
Leona / Linnea - Linnea, but only because I was given a doll named Linnea when I was little (she was a character in a book). I actually think it's a toss-up.
Lilith / Moriah - Lilith, because I just don't like Moriah.
Livia / Lyra - Lyra, it sounds prettier. I like Liv and Olivia much better than just Livia.
Lucy / Ruby - Lucy, because this is my daughter's middle name (Lucille, actually). I do like Ruby a lot, though!
Magnolia / Marigold - Magnolia, for the nickname Maggie. I actually think they're both kind of silly.
Naomi / Phoebe - Phoebe, because I know a little Phoebe nicknamed Bee, which is super cute! Naomi is fine, just not my style.
Noelle / Nova - Noelle, but only because I don't feel like Nova is really a name. Noelle isn't my cup of tea, either. Another Christmas baby name.
Olive / Ramona - Ramona, I think it's underused. Olive is nice, but similar to the very popular Olivia.
Pearl / Willow - Pearl, because it's lovely and Willow is just too hippy-ish.
Petra / Prisca - Petra, it's a strong name for a girl. Prisca sounds prissy.
Piper / Zarah - Piper, but if it was Sarah instead of Zarah I would have picked that.
Sable / Paige - Paige, because I don't consider Sable a name, but really neither.
Sadie / Sage - Sadie, because Sage is an herb.
Tally / Tansy - Tally, but really neither. Tally sounds like a tally-mark and Tansy sounds like pansy. They're both terrible.
Viola / Vera - Vera, but I love Violet. I don't like the -ola sound on the end of Viola.
Wendy / Winnie - Wendy, because Winnie the Pooh. Both could be cute nicknames, though.
Wren / Quinn - Quinn, but really I like them both about equally. Neither is my style.
Zoe / Penelope - Penelope, because I like the nickname Penny. If we ever get chickens, I'm going to name one of them Penelope (Henny Penny).
Adelaide / Adair Adair- it feels lighter than Adelaide
Aria / Aveline - Aria- beautiful name (evidently a lot of parents agree with me, too as it's skyrocketing up the charts)
Avery / Amory - Avery
Beatrix / Bianca Bianca- I have this strange aversion to Xs in girls' names.
Bess / Tess - Tess
Coralie / Corinna Corinna... I've never liked Coralie
Daphne / Dorah-- Daphne
Daria / Danica- Danica- I love the meaning
Eve / Esther-- Esther
Evelyn / Gwendolyn Evelyn... Gwendolyn seems too clunky sometimes
Farrah / Fern - Farrah
Fiona / Faye- Fiona
Geneva/ Juniper - Geneva. I cannot understand the fascination with Juniper. I don't get it.
Heidi / Ingrid- Heidi
Holly /Molly- Molly
Iris / Ivy- Iris
Lark / Laurel - Laurel
Leona / Linnea- Leona
Lilith / Moriah- Moriah
Livia / Lyra- Livia
Lucy / Ruby- can I say neither? Maybe a slight edge to Lucy
Magnolia/ Marigold- neither. Magnolia is SUCH an old lady name to me.
Naomi/ Phoebe- Naomi forever and ever. I do, however, love Phoebe's meaning
Noelle / Nova- Noelle
Olive / Ramona - Ramona
Pearl / Willow- Pearl
Petra / Prisca- Petra
Piper / Zarah- Zarah
Sable / Paige- Paige
Sadie /Sage- Sadie
Tally / Tansy- Tansy, if I had to choose
Viola / Vera- Vera
Wendy/ Winnie- Winnie. BIG Wonder Years fan! I wanted to be Winnie Cooper when I was younger.
Wren / Quinn- Quinn
Zoe / Penelope- Zoe. Love love love Zoe. Future hubs doesn't like it. My heart is broken.
Adelaide / Adair - Adelaide
Aria / Aveline - Aria
Avery / Amory - Avery
Beatrix / Bianca - Bianca
Bess / Tess - Hmm, I really like Tessa, which is my niece's nn, but don't really care for just Tess, so I guess I'll go with Bess.
Coralie / Corinna - Coralie, but just slightly more.
Daphne / Dorah - Daphne
Daria / Danica - Pretty much equal, but if I had to choose one...Danica.
Eve / Esther - Eve
Evelyn / Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn
Farrah / Fern - Fern
Fiona / Faye - Fiona
Geneva / Juniper - Juniper
Heidi / Ingrid - Heidi
Holly / Molly - Molly, but I think Holly makes a better formal name.
Iris / Ivy - Ivy
Lark / Laurel - I agree with a pp that Lark makes an awesome middle name, but I prefer Laurel as a first name.
Leona / Linnea - Leona
Lilith / Moriah - Lilith
Livia / Lyra - Livia
Lucy / Ruby - Lucy
Magnolia / Marigold - Magnolia
Naomi / Phoebe - Phoebe, although Naomi is pretty awesome, too!
Noelle / Nova - Nova
Olive / Ramona - Ramona
Pearl / Willow - Willow
Petra / Prisca - Petra
Piper / Zarah - Zara, without the "h"
Sable / Paige - Paige
Sadie / Sage - Sage
Tally / Tansy - Tansy
Viola / Vera - Ah, V names are my weakness. I love both of them, but I'll give an edge to Viola.
Wendy / Winnie - Wendy
Wren / Quinn - Quinn
Zoe / Penelope - Zoe is my all-time favorite name, but Penelope is just behind her at #4!
Adelaide/Adair - Adelaide. I don't like surname names on girls at all.
Aria/Aveline - Aveline. Aria's nice, but Aveline is so elegant.
Avery/Amory - Amory. Avery is a boys name to me.
Beatrix/Bianca - Beatrix. Reminds me of Beatrix Potter whereas Bianca reminds of an awful character off EastEnders (soap).
Bess/Tess - Tess. It just sounds sweeter.
Coralie/Corinna - Coralie. I find it prettier.
Daphne/Dorah - Dorah. If I have to come down to it. I don't really like either, but I think I would like Dorah more if it didn't make me think of Dora the Explorer.
Daria/Danica - Daria. Not fond of either though.
Eve/Esther - Esther. Love both, but love Esther more.
Evelyn/Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn. Love Gwendolyn (though prefer Gwendolen spelling) and I've never liked Evelyn.
Farrah/Fern - Fern. Sounds prettier to me.
Fiona/Faye - Faye. Just seems prettier and more intersesting.
Geneva/Juniper - Juniper. Geneva makes me think of the Geneva Convention.
Heidi/Ingrid - Heidi. I just adore Heidi. I met a two-week-old one last week and it made me so happy. :)
Holly/Molly - Hmm. I'm not really sure. I think they're both lovely but I know several of each. I know fewer Mollys (unless you're counting dogs too) but I think Holly's more unusual in the US? Can I give equal vote?
Iris/Ivy - Iris. I have never liked Ivy.
Lark/Laurel - Laurel. I just always liked this, though Lark is pretty too.
Leona/Linnea - Leona. Just a slight preference; Linnea's nice too.
Lilith/Moriah - Moriah. I'm a little sickened of L abundant names.
Livia/Lyra - Livia. Sounds prettier.
Lucy/Ruby - Ruby. Just prefer it.
Magnolia/Marigold - Marigold. Even though it shouldn't Magnolia sounds bland to me, because it's seen as a bland colour. A guess it's a little like Vanilla would be.
Naomi/Phoebe - Phoebe. I don't have a massive preference for it, but as I know several Naomis around my age it seems a bit more interesting.
Noelle/Nova - Nova. I think Noelle is a middle name to me.
Olive/Ramona - Olive. It's prettier and does not contain the word 'moan'.
Pearl/Willow - Pearl. I like Willow too, but I feel Pearl is underused.
Petra/Prisca - Petra. Prisca sounds like 'prissy'.
Piper/Zarah - Zarah. I just think Piper's a bit weird, though I prefer Zara.
Sable/Paige - Paige. I not wonderfully fond of Paige (particularly its very literal meaning) but Sable just sounds strange to me as it's a species of animal belonging to the weasel family.
Sadie/Sage - Sadie. I like Sage, but Sadie was my great-granny's name.
Tally/Tansy - Tansy. Though I would prefer Tally as a nn for Tahlia.
Viola/Vera - Viola. It's prettier, and I've never liked Vera.
Wendy/Winnie - I'm not fussed on either, as I don't like many W names. I'll go Winnie though as it was the name of my great-aunt (short for Winifred) and I think it's more ready to make a come back.
Wren/Quinn - Wren. It's prettier and Quinn sounds like a boy's name to me.
Zoe/Penelope - Zoe. I've always loved Zoe (it's a pity it's so popular :() and I went to school with a rather horrid Penelope which ruins the name for me.
Adelaide - I like Adair, but it feels more like middle name material.
Aveline - Aria has already worn out her welcome, IMO.
Avery - Amory reminds me too much of Amory Blaine and "armory."
Beatrix - love Bianca, too.
Tess - I like Bess as a nickname, but not a standalone.
Eve - Esther is one of those names I know I should like, but it just feels fusty and cold to me.
Evelyn - I love Gwen (on its own) and Gwendolen, but Gwendolyn looks wrong to me.
Fern - So pretty and unjustly neglected.
Faye - I love Fiona, too.
Geneva - Not crazy about either one, but Juniper feels cutesy...more like a children's book character than a real person.
Ingrid - Love Heidi, too.
Molly - Holly's very nice, though.
Iris - Sometimes I love Ivy, sometimes I don't, but I'd vote for Iris either way.
Moriah - Loathe Lilith.
Lucy - Very tough choice. I love Ruby so much.
Naomi - I find Phoebe a tad grating.
Olive - I like Ramona, too.
Willow - As much as I like Pearl, I think I'd rather be a Willow.
Petra - Prisca's fab, but I prefer Priscilla.
Zarah - Piper's okay.
Paige - A Sable sounds like she should be dancing on a pole somewhere. I just can't embrace it at all.
Wendy - Wendy works better as a standalone, but Winnie is a cute nickname.
Adelaide / Adair- Adelaide... Adair is all boy to me.
Aria/ Aveline- Aveline, although I actually prefer Eveline, like in the James Joyce poem
Avery / Amory- Neither.
Beatrix / Bianca- Beatrix.. love the history...
Bess/ Tess- Tess as a nn for Teresa
Coralie/ Corinna- Coralie... just cuter
Daphne/ Dorah- Daphne... Dora the Explorer
Daria/ Danica- Daria... Despite the 90s cartoon, I love the meaning (along with Darya).
Eve/ Esther- Esther... just a soft, cute name...
Evelyn/ Gwendolyn- Evelyn
Farrah/ Fern- Fern... I love Farrah, as she was the wife of the Shah of Iran, but it sounds a bit chavy these days...
Fiona / Faye- Fiona
Geneva/ Juniper- Geneva... I just see it aging better, although I love Juniper for a mn
Heidi/ Ingrid- Ingrid... it just feels deeper
Holly /Molly- Molly... Molly feels jolly and carefree... I have only known angry, disgruntled Hollys.
Iris/ Ivy- Iris... makes me think of the Goo Goo Dolls' song.
Lark/ Laurel- Laurel... Lark is a great mn, but a bit too abrupt. Laurel is a vintage gem that I can see coming back in a few years.
Leona / Linnea- Linnea
Lilith / Moriah- Lilith... I knew a Moriah who was bit strange.
Livia / Lyra- Livia... I love the nn Liv
Lucy / Ruby- Ruby
Magnolia / Marigold- Marigold
Naomi / Phoebe- Phoebe
Noelle / Nova- Nova... one of my fav names.
Olive / Ramona- Ramona... an underused gem
Pearl / Willow- Pearl... brings to mind Pearl S. Buck
Petra / Prisca- Petra... I think of the ruins in Jordan. Spectacular!
Piper / Zarah- Zara without the h... not big on the unisex thing...
Sable / Paige- Sable... Paige was done to death...
Sadie /Sage- Sadie... Sage lacks a feminine edge for me...
Tally / Tansy- neither... too saccharine.
Viola / Vera- Vera... LOVE that name!
Wendy/ Winnie- Wendy... Winnie reminds me of the Pooh, and a completely spoiled rich classmate I had.
Wren / Quinn- Quinn, but I don't really like either.
Zoe/ Penelope- Penelope... bad association with Zoe, plus it's very overused