Funky - Clunky Girls names!
My elder sister + her husband are expecting their first, a daughter, and have asked me to help with names, because, as my sister put it, I'm usually full of ideas (YAY :D LOL). Our style is fairly similar, however, I'd like to expand it beyond my name loves (mainly because a few are reserved for my future children), and that's where y'all come in.
Our style was best defined here:
, by Elea (love her lists so much!), and her term "funky-clunky". This is what she classified them as:
Funky-Clunky perfectly sums up those quirky, borderline names that straddle a divide between "old-fashioned" and "uber-cool". These names certainly are not soft, light or particularly "cute" sounding. Their bold, and somewhat heavy sound, and stuffy image is precisely what makes them intriguing. Funky-clunkies are like the posh family silver, covered in dust in a box and forgotten about by many people -- but, taken out, polished up, and placed in a new setting they can look remarkably striking.
These names are not modern or popular as you could describe Miley or Mason; neither are they long-standing vintage choices such as Sophie or Joshua that are very much vogue, nor recent turn-of-the-century revivals such as Stanley or Harriet. They do, however, have the distinction of having bundles of history and weight behind them, giving them a distinguished and dignified charm. They are familiar, but not popular; and with some of their former contemporaries, who sat alongside them in their heyday, sitting at the top of the ranks, these funky-clunkies do have potential to be future hits in decades to come. Daring but trend-setting choices.
The baby's last name will be Pitts, so Harriet, and anything beginning with P are out. Other than that, I'll add any suggestions I think she and my brother in-law will like and add them to my list! Thank you :)