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March 2nd, 2014, 12:41 AM
I actually have a pet hate that's kind of from the other perspective.
It irritates me when people justify their name choice with, 'It's a family name' or 'It has special meaning to us'. As in,...
March 2nd, 2014, 12:31 AM
I way prefer Noelle Iris.
Not a fan of Vera, at all. It just makes me think of 'severe'!
That's a no-brainer for me, since I love Miles but think Colin is quite awful. (Dated, uncool, geeky in a bad way....just nothing I like about it, I'm afraid.)
A 'dill' in Australia is a silly person. 'Don't be such a dill!'
So...no, because that's all I can associate it with.
Hmmm, my old high school was called Stella Maris! (Catholic school: 'Star of the Sea', to refer to the Virgin Mary.) And it's not the only one in Australia. There is also a seafarers' centre in town...
I have a friend whose daughter is named Perry. In all honestly, I don't like it at all. I don't find it feminine or appealing in any way.
Perry sounds like an old man, IMO.
I don't think...
I know it's originally a boys' name, but for a boy I'd go with Sacha or Sascha.
Sasha is my guilty pleasure for a girls' name, I have to admit. Kind of love it.
February 19th, 2014, 10:55 PM
In real life, I'm kind of sick of Olivia, Lily, Ava, Ruby, Sophie, Rosie, etc.
On Nameberry, I'm really tired of Penelope, Genevieve, Wren, Beatrice, Eloise, Felicity, and...a few more.
I like Madeline the best. It's more streamlined than Madeleine, whilst still being a 'legit' version of the name.
I don't like any of the others at all.
I can't imagine having pronunciation problems with Zoe. It's the original version of the name, and very popular in its own right, regardless of the rise of Zoey.
Zoey looks wrong to me. The 'y'...
I love Juliet.
Mia and Charlotte are both a bit overused for my liking.
I'm not a big fan of Nora, but I LOVE Nola.
I've heard both -mon and -moan endings, but -moan is far more common here (Australia).
I don't like it, because of the -moan thing...just not a nice sound, IMO. :(
I love Ella, but prefer Elena (shame about your hubby! :( )
Olivia is done to death here in Australia, and I'd happily never hear it again (sorry). Ella is not exactly uncommon either, to be fair,...
I've loved Nadia ever since I was little and went to school with a beautiful girl with long straight brown hair, who was a star athlete.
I think it's that lovely combination of easy to pronounce...
I actually think Aurora Bridget flows better. I also like the name Aurora much better than Bridget.
So my vote goes to Aurora Bridget.
Lemon was a nasty name for a lesbian when I was at school, and the connotation lingers. It also just sounds quite ridiculous as a name, in my honest opinion.
If Maia is your daughter-in-law, how is she your babies' sister??
I'm going to be honest. Ayla Tyler sounds very sing-songy and bizarre to me.
I understand that the pronunciation of the -er sound is different in the US. In Australia and the UK, Tyler is...
To be honest, I think Lark and Eva run together too much. It ends up sounding like 'Larkeeva', if you see what I mean.
I'd choose a name that didn't start with a vowel for the middle.
February 2nd, 2014, 01:06 AM
This must be an accent thing.
I'm with rollo. The first syllable of 'Collis' is a short sound, as in 'pot' or 'cot'. The same goes for Colin, Holly and cough.
I think it only has an 'au'...
Penelope is a huge favourite on nameberry.
I really dislike it, to be honest. I find it clunky (in a bad way) and dated. Ditto Genevieve.
I am firmly in the minority on here, FWIW. ;)
I think this depends on accent.
In Australia, I've only ever heard CLAR-uh (first syllable rhyming with STAR)
CLAIR-uh sounds awful to me. I wouldn't use the name if I thought it was going to...
I don't think it's weird, particularly, but I don't like it much either.
It just seems like a repurposed surname, and I'm not much for the 'gan' sound at the end of names (Megan, etc.)
I love Calypso and Athena.
January 20th, 2014, 03:14 AM
I'm going to say Maya Eloise.
Eva is lovely, but it's started to get very overused (at least where I live).
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