Lark- okay for a middle name
Mavis- not a huge fan. prefer Maeve or Maven.
Clementine- like it a lot
Paloma- not a huge fan. Makes me think of the jewelry designer Paloma Picasso.
Lux- don't like it
Eulalie- not a fan (reminds me of a ukulele)
Liesl- could be cute but I wouldn't use it personally (I live in the US)
Eloise- so cute
Gemma- like it a lot
Well, it's only 364 or something. But it's jumped over 700 spots in 4 years. So that says something about how trendy it will be. I expect it to be top 10 within 10 years.
Originally Posted by dandado86
Lark - This is middle name material.
Mavis - Reminds me of Mavis from the Thomas the Tank Engine stories. She's a pretty good, interesting character.
Clementine - Oh my darlin' Clementine. Or oranges, but I get why it appeals to Berries.
Paloma - I love that this means "dove".
Lux - Meh. This has an awkward sound to me.
Eulalie - Eulalie McKeckney Shinn, the Mayor's Wife, from the musical The Music Man. She's hilarious and bombastic (in the 1960s movie, she was played by an actress named Hermione Gingold).
Liesl - Tied to The Sound of Music, but very pretty.
Beatrix - This is cool and offbeat. I think of Beatrix Potter.
Eloise - Cute and spunky, like the little girl who pretty much runs the Plaza.
Gemma - Elegant but cute and accessible. British actress Gemma Arterton is my first association.
My favorites from your list are Eloise, Lark (prefer in the middle though), and Clementine. I like Beatrix, Lux, and Gemma although I probably wouldn't use them myself.
Eulalie will most likely be our girls name ! Love when i see it getting some love! I'm finding many have a love/hate relationship with it on here!
Lark - Makes a great middle, but I could see it as a first name too.
Mavis - Love
Clementine - I want to love, but just cannot get on board with this name.
Paloma - I have a new found love for this peaceful name.
Lux - Makes an OK middle.
Eulalie - So adorable!
Liesl - I associate it with the oldest daughter in The Sound of Music, so I love it.
Beatrix - OK
Eloise - Cute
Gemma - OK
I love all the names EXCEPT Lux, Paloma, and Eloise
Ranking from best to worst, with ratings of Love, Like, and Dislike
1. Clementine - LOVE. Clementine is such a cute, quirky, offbeat name with character.
2. Lark - Like. Lark is exotic and unexpected. However, I feel it's an idea that looks better on paper than in real life.
3. Eulalie - Like. Reminds me a bit of Ukulele though. May I suggest the similar Eunice and Coralie?
4. Liesl - Like. I don't love the spelling, though.
5. Gemma - Like. A bit popular for me, but whatever.
6. Beatrix - Dislike. Would love if this were Beatrice! NN Bea is very cute.
7. Eloise - Dislike. It always sounds like the person saying the name has major phlegm.
8. Mavis - Dislike. May I suggest Maeve instead?
9. Lux - Dislike. Never got the appeal of this one.
10. Paloma - Dislike. Always sounded ugly to me.
I like names that don't get confused with other names
Lark - This sounds very masculine to me. And not super attractive, it is kind of abrupt.
Mavis - I don't mind Mavis but its hard to picture on a little girl or a teenager in a world full of Sophias and Olivias.
Clementine - I think of the oranges. I don't dislike it.
Paloma - I think Palomino.
Lux - This to me comes off as cheap. It reminds me of bath products and I think its a name that would suit a stripper.
Eulalie - I don't know how I feel about this. I'd have to think about it.
Liesl - I think "weasel" but I like the idea of it. For some reason this name is very 80's to me.
Beatrix - This is fun but I prefer Beatrice.
Eloise - This is my favourite of your choices. I know its popular but its so cute. Love the nickname Weezy.
Gemma - I don't like this at all. I think porn star.