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August 15th, 2014, 09:28 AM
For a boy:
Henry Nicholas Paul
(my fiance's grandfather's fn, his father's middle name, both of our father's fn)
Elsa Rachel Mary
(my grandmother's fn, my mother's fn, my fiance's...
Assuming we had no daughters:
Edmund Henry Hugh "Ned"
Winston Theodore Paul "Win"
Jonah Francis York "Joe"
August Wilford Charles "Auggie"
Griffin Eli Piers "Griff"
Casper Bertrand John "Cass"
I like to try out different names in Starbucks. To be honest, I've experienced a similar amount of misspellings with perfectly usual and well-known names like Emma (I got Ama and Ema instead?!) as...
April 6th, 2014, 06:09 PM
August or Clifford (torn, as August is less useable but I really love it!)
April 6th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Winston is my favourite. Also a big fan of Lionel and Leopold. I can see the merits of Rudyard, Percy and Rupert too! Lovely list.
Outside of UK top 1000 (agree with oliviasarah that sadly many of the above names are trending here):
Honourable mentions: Mirabel, Susanna, Odette,...
December 18th, 2013, 10:11 AM
Dislike Flavia/Flavie and Jordana. Sybil and Thora are darling. I like Claudia/Claudie, but would worry about people pronouncing it as Cloudia. Florence is alright, but it has lost its sparkle for me...
December 18th, 2013, 08:24 AM
I think Elfrida has quite a bit of charm. Winifred would be my favourite of the female fred names though!
December 10th, 2013, 12:22 PM
Ones that are beloved because of the people they honour, but I don't like enough to use up front: Rachel, Paul, John, Henrietta/Henriette, Mary, Jane, Catherine, Ewan
Ones that are too...
I completely agree with you, love Reginald. Very dapper.
December 10th, 2013, 11:09 AM
Completely agree. I love Rosemary, whereas Madeleine feels pretty but a little overused.
December 7th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Completely agree with you about Rose being bland in the middle. I love Juliet and Sylvia together :)
Love either pronunciation of Bea. Betsy, or even Betty, could also be adorable on the right girl. Beata is hard for me to say, and Tris seems a little dated.
Yep, exactly what I meant, thank you!
I will endeavour to use more smileys :) Would never call the mods on Nameberry police-like, anyway! :eek:
December 5th, 2013, 01:23 PM
I find both genders can be difficult/unexciting at times, for me, but in different ways.
For boys, I've had a few names that I've loved for a long time, and then a very long list of names I like....
This is all very true, but you have to also factor in the fact that people often live near/move in the same circles as people with similar taste in names. For instance, the hipper parts of London...
Yes! My biggest naming pet peeve. It's the same with parents who claim not to have been aware that the name they've chosen was becoming popular; popularity trends are clear, it seems very rare for a...
December 3rd, 2013, 04:53 PM
Hmm, I'm British, and I would see purple as a more 'little girly' colour than yellow. However, I tend to see a distinction more between soft pastels in use for girls and bold, bright colours for...
December 3rd, 2013, 04:43 PM
Whilst I do think it would be mistaken for Emma (or perhaps Abba, but they had some great tunes!) regularly, I really really like it. I think it's very pretty and would fit in so well with all the...
December 1st, 2013, 03:10 PM
Sorry for any repeats! This is just a random selection from my long list that seem to only have one well-recognised spelling:
To be honest, I'm British, and I really don't get it. Whilst it doesn't feel super early 80s to me, it seems very late 80s/early 90s (think it may have risen to popularity later here than in the US),...
November 30th, 2013, 12:10 PM
I'd go for maybe the less heavy Victoriana as a solution, perhaps:
November 30th, 2013, 12:05 PM
I don't know; I'm a self-confessed lover of clunky old-lady names, and I still dislike Francine. This may be because I have a lot of French family & spent a lot of time there, though, as I agree it...
November 30th, 2013, 11:58 AM
Oh, what a lovely thread! I've also often wondered about the people behind the namers.
I'm Caro, 22, finishing off my studies in philosophy/politics stuff and madly applying or a 'proper' job. I...
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