Oui ou Non?
Me again! My list for my sister is excellent, thank you for your help :) I'm a bit OCD about names though, and I'm trying my best to show these names in every aspect, and to give my sister and her husband every possible reason to keep/eliminate a name, because, I know her well, this child'll be about 10 years old if she's left to her own devices. (hence why I've been asked to help, haha).
Anywho, the list I have has 36 names, and, to see how well accepted (if you will) the name would be in today's day in age, I've decided to post the list here, and ask you all to simply put a y or n, (or o/n, :)/:( whichever method that shows a positive over a negative) beside each name, y being a yes; it's refreshing and would be nice to hear today, and n being a no; if you put a no, a reason as to why would be lovely :)
The names are::
favs in bold
Adelaide - TRENDY
Agatha - not bad for an old lady comeback name
Antonia - never thought of it as particulary pretty
Athena - love it, great meaning behind it, any girl would want the attributes of this goddess
Augusta - just okay, not one of the better fuddy duddy names making a comeback
Averina - trying to hard to spice up Ava
Azalea - okay, im from the south so the flower is so common id never name a child this
Bronte - not very feminine but i love the literary meaning, maybe a middle name
Cecilia - lovely, okay
Clementine - TRENDY
Cressida - reminds me of credensa - CABINET/CUPBOARD
Edith - comeback old lady name, Edie nn, not bad
Eleanor - Nora nn, just ok
Evangeline - feeling too flowery for names today but classic and always usable
Florence - plenty of better olden names to pick from
Genevieve - classic but trendy right now
Georgiana - LOVELY but may become trendy due to the new Prince George
Honoria - reminds me of Jessica Alba, trendy, trying to hard
Isadora - trendy
Jessamine - LOVELY, lots of olden charm
Lillian - Jillian, Lilly, to many other similar names, seems over done
Louisa - just ok
Lucinda - just ok
Margaret - ok, even while a lil over the top prefer Marguerite
Marie - overly common, find a nice smoosh name to use it in
Martha - Stewart, plenty of better old lady names out there
Millicent - use the original and much lovlier Melisende
Nerissa - reminds me of narcissistic yet i prefer Narcissa
Ophelia - popular
Ottilie - TRENDY
Rowena - Ravenclaw Harry Potter conotation
Roxanne - love, elegant and spunky at the same time
Sylvia - short and sweet
Tabitha - witch connotation, common sounding
Tallulah - TRENDY
Vivienne - classic but recently used by the Jolie-Pitts
Adelaide - yes, but getting a bit tired of all the Addie names. Not quite fresh anymore.
Agatha - no, too old lady, clunky grandma, Flowers in the Attic for me
Antonia - yes
Athena - yes
Augusta - no, prefer it over Agatha but again very clunky, heavy, old
Averina - no, sounds made up
Azalea - yes
Bronte - no, just not my taste
Cecilia - yes
Clementine - yes
Cressida - no, I'm not even sure if I'm pronouncing this right but I just don't like the sound
Edith - maybe. I'm on the fence - too grandma clunky or just ready to make a comeback?
Eleanor - yes
Evangeline - yes
Florence - yes
Genevieve - no, sounds kinda snobby to me
Georgiana - no, prefer Georgia
Honoria - no, but love Honora. This sounds like "annoy ya" if you say it fast
Isadora - yes
Jessamine - no, sounds too trendy even though I know it's not
Lillian - yes
Louisa - yes
Lucinda - no, too fairy-tale-is
Margaret - no, just no for me, although nn Maggie is cute
Marie - no, sounds dated
Martha - no, Martha Stewart is all I can think of
Millicent - no, way too Grandma
Nerissa - no, sounds witchy
Ophelia - no, "oh feel ya"
Ottilie - maybe, but I'm never sure how to pronounce this.
Rowena - no, just not for me
Roxanne - no, dated
Sylvia - yes
Tabitha - no, too catty
Tallulah - yes
Vivienne - yes
1.Adelaide- Yes <3
2.Agatha- No, it just sounds gross to me.
3.Antonia- No, it sounds like a guys name.
5.Augusta- No, just too much.
7.Azalea- Yes <3
8.Bronte- No, too masculine sounding.
9.Cecilia- Yes <3
10.Clementine- Yes <3
13.Eleanor- Yes <3
15.Florence- Yes, but only if she has a nn, like Flora.
17.Georgiana- No, settle for Georgia instead.
18.Honoria- No, it's just too much.
19.Isadora- Yes, but don't call her Dora.
20.Jessamine- Yes <3
21.Lillian- Yes <3
23.Lucinda- Yes, only if her nn is Lucy.
24.Margaret- No, I don't like the nn Maggie
26.Martha- No, sounds too old woman-ish for a little baby.
27.Millicent- No, sounds too witchy.
29.Ophelia- Yes <3
30.Ottilie- How do you pronounce this? I have no clue. Maybe...
33.Sylvia- No, too many y's and v's.
34.Tabitha- Yes <3
I'm sorry if I sounded rude on some... Hope I helped! ;)
I'm sorry, but the idea of Ottilie or Adelaide being trendy is laughable. I guarantee that the average joe American has never even heard of Ottilie before. And Ophelia is popular, but not even on the SSA charts?
Here are my thoughts on the names, objectively:
Agatha - I actually like it, but it might be difficult to wear.
Augusta - again, I like it, but it might be off-putting.
Averina -n. it just comes across as made-up, tryndee.
Azalea -hm. I can't decide. I don't really like it, as it's cavity-inducing sweet, but it might be ok.
Bronte -n. It's a surname and should stay there.
Cressida -really obscure. I guess most people won't know what it is.
Edith -y, with reservations. I love it though many find it too stodgy. Edie is redeeming though.
Honoria -a bit too elaborate and frilly for my tastes, but it's probably usable.
Lillian- all the Lily names have been soaring up the chart, including this one. I'd avoid if popularity is an issue.
Marie -y, could be very sweet and refreshing up front, rather than banished to the middle.
Millicent -this name is so creepy crawly to me (millipedes and centipedes together) but thats probably just my weird quirk.
Nerissa -n-just too obscure, like Cressida
Ophelia -y, with reservations. It's tragic, you know?
Ottilie -n, way too obscure for average America.
Rowena -n, the WEEN sound is too prominent.
Roxanne -n, the creepy song.