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Chic, energetic and understated. Those elaborate middles are the way to go.
April 17th, 2015, 08:49 PM
I majored in Spanish in college, lived in Spain and had an extended stay in Central America, but my first language is English so not sure if this helps. I don't think Una would be too odd. My name is...
I have a niece named Lulu ... she's still a baby, but her mom has only heard one negative comment to her face. Lulu sounds "younger" than Lula, so I'm inclined to say you'd be OK. There are tons of...
A family friend who passed away before her time was named Veda. She was warm, vibrant and intelligent with a fantastic sense of style and a captivating voice. The name suited her. I know that people...
It's not my style but I think it's very wearable. It reminds me of those casual, nickname-y names that were popular in the 70s: think Jamie, Jodie, Stacy, Keri, etc. It would still fit in with the...
I've heard My-uh every time - same prn as Maya Angelou, Maya Rudolph or the Maya people of Mesoamerica. But when my cousin had a baby Maya my father asked whether it was My-uh or May-uh. Upstate NY...
So, Kaylee (etc) were fairly popular in the Irish dance community I grew up in, and the parents always chose it because we actually used the word ceilidh for our celebrations! I know the modern...
I prefer the Arielle spelling too, and think you're likely to get the right pronunciation with it. With this French spelling I might give a slight emphasis to the last syllable -r e L, if you will -...
Annaleigh is pretty. I like Coralie but maybe you could spell it Coraleigh. Bayleigh, Ryleigh and Hadleigh aren't my style but maybe they're yours. If you just want the "lee" sound but it doesn't...
I do love Anne! A few things to think about:
- Some of it depends on your last name. I'm inserting asterisks in case any of these are the real name. Names with two syllables, where the syllable...
I might have missed it, but would you consider the Carys spelling? It is a traditional spelling and people might get it right more easily. I could see Cerys getting pronounced as SER-iss but I think...
March 30th, 2015, 11:00 AM
I wouldn't have any negative feelings about parents who would use this name or a girl who would carry it. Since I haven't heard it as a name until the past few years and it's really on the radar...
I was reading this thinking how nice Aili is, and how much more accessible than Ailis, which I've loved for a while but which would be hard to wear in the US. So I am delighted that you went with...
March 26th, 2015, 08:31 PM
I knew a Begonia! Foreign exchange student at my high school. I think it sounds a tad heavy but is still usable.
Amaryllis is on and off my "official" list but always has been a contender for me...
Oops! I would have said it like Ada. Maybe because I read that book too.
If it's pronounced AH-da, it wouldn't sound exactly like the a in August or addition for me. But that's more of an accent...
I think they're really close, but I also wouldn't think you were narcissistic. I like just plain Caroline, but you probably do want a nickname up your sleeve in case Carrie or Care happens, since...
Alice is one of those names that is usually just spelled one way, so this seems like a future hassle even though Allis and Alys look pretty. With names like Katherine/Catherine or even Zoe/Zoey,...
March 20th, 2015, 09:21 AM
It goes together perfectly, no clashing at all. It's funny, I'd call Ada vintage, but I'd call Penelope and Leonor more classic/international. Whatever you call the style, it works. I've always...
March 19th, 2015, 08:31 PM
LaShonda, Destiny, Natalie, Sierra and Loren. Cringe.
Edit: for some reason this was on page 1 for me, even though the last post was apparently months ago? Weird. Promise I'm not going through...
March 19th, 2015, 12:23 PM
I agree with the others. If she has no nickname, people often feel the need to shorten anything that's 3+ syllables, and Maggie or Mag will happen. If you tell people it's Nola for short, they'll...
On one hand, the names don't appeal to me personally. On the other, I would be delighted to meet a baby with this name! Even if not my style, I recognize both as nice, upbeat names. And I have a...
A lot of the first names I love are very staid and unassuming, even if they aren't popular on the charts (eg, Anne, Susanna, Kathleen). And I also LOVE the idea of a somewhat punchier middle name!...
I make an exception for Allison/Alison, since in my understanding those didn't spring up as "son of" names, but rather as a diminutive of Alice (similar how Margaret -> Meg -> Megan, or Elizabeth ->...
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