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I immediately thought of vanilla in racial terms, and recoiled a bit, especially as all of the names everyone is listing are stereotypically very white and upper income.
The second association I...
I think using Waiola without some kind of connection to Hawaii is a bit-- well, odd. And Willa on its own goes much better with the other names you listed than Waiola, though there is something sort...
November 29th, 2014, 12:58 PM
I don't think the names are comparable; Elliot has been thoroughly separated from whatever its original root meaning was. It's really a surname-name, derived from a French version of Elias/Elijah....
November 29th, 2014, 01:16 AM
Well, I know a high-powered, grown-up Bunny, and she pulled that off, so now I think anything is possible.
Hmm, has anyone suggested Lucille? Or Lucia? They're both nice with your other kids' names and a good route to Lucy as a nickname.
Other names that come to mind:
I asked this question in a more hypothetical context last year-- http://nameberry.com/nametalk/threads/126811-Clover -- it's one of my partner's favorite girl names. Ultimately I just don't love it...
I love Twila and it would be near the top of my list if my partner were on board for it. I've tried it out on a lot of people, and the usual reaction I get is "Southern". So be prepared for that!
September 27th, 2014, 01:31 PM
...well, maybe I'm being a little hyperbolic, but I do think the newest Clinton will add even more oomph to Charlotte's rise through the rankings.
Or will the strong dislike many people have for...
September 19th, 2014, 01:15 PM
My favorites right now include Cosima, Rose, Alice, Juliette, Violet, Maisie, and Rosamund. I've also come around to Sophie recently in a big way. And I love Lettie.
I'm also ever in love with...
September 17th, 2014, 11:59 PM
Ah, I was just about to suggest Miranda, but toronto87 beat me to it.
I also thought of:
I like Roxana a lot-- it would be one of my favorites, except that 3 people in a row have told me it made them think of prostitution. I think it's the lingering effects of the Police's "Roxanne". :(
I hope you pick Susan! It's such a good name and my hunch is she will be ahead of the curve in a beneficial way going through life with it.
What would be your preferred nickname? Or would you...
Besides Mikaela (Swedish/Nordic), Mikhaila is also a traditional Russian spelling. If you have Slavic heritage, that could fly. Still a pain to spell, but at least it's not purposefully mispelled.
I think Michaela is by far the most beautiful spelling, and all the others are trendy imitations-- not to mention a total pain in the a** to spell out to people over & over again. (Trust me on this,...
I adore Clementine Honey! It's pretty storybook/precious but also just very special.
I'm a big fan of having some personal meaning in the middle spot-- whether as an honor name, family surname, or name of a place or character that is meaningful to you/your partner.
But! I also...
I love it. However, I don't think it has enough substance to stand on its own. Is anyone up for convincing me otherwise? DH-to-be likes it as a full form on its own, but he's so mild mannered about...
I really like Susan in all its forms-- even Suzanne seems somehow glamorous and young and fresh to me (probably b/c I know a model with that name). Susan doesn't feel like Barbara or Linda, for some...
It's a short form of Harriet or Henrietta.
That said, I agree with you, and I just did the boyfriend test-- as in, I asked my boyfriend what he thought of Hattie, and he said, "it sounds like an...
September 5th, 2014, 01:03 AM
So, Scarlett Johansson gave birth and announced her daughter's name as Rose Dorothy. SWOON.
What are the chances that she's secretly a name nerd? It's such a perfect, stylish, yet unusual...
I woudn't use it. Pandora is sort of like Lucifer-- a baddie of mythology-- with few redeeming qualities. Plus, there's the internet radio station. It reads as brand first, name second.
Wow, you could be me! Just this past weekend I was reading a book by the marvelous Ursula K. LeGuin and suddenly developed a crush on her name. I think it's quite mysterious and beautiful. Plus it...
I think Wren is fine on a boy. It's not very common for girls, and I don't see it becoming mainstream for them really. (Mostly because of the non-intuitive spelling and the fact that the current...
July 26th, 2014, 02:04 PM
Hmm, I voted for Harrison Hinchey but to be honest I don't love any of them combined with the surname. The repetitive "in- in" sound that comes from the endings of these names and the first syllable...
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