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  1. Hope I am not repeating too many! Persia...

    Hope I am not repeating too many!

    Persia
    Lumiere
    Ghislaine
    Ngaio
    Persis
    Demelza
    Morag
    Perdita
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    Love Pearl, lustrous and old-fashioned. Like...

    Love Pearl, lustrous and old-fashioned.

    Like Elowen, pretty sounding.

    Maelie I have never heard before. Love many millions of M names for girls, but Maelie does not call to me personally. ...
  3. How do you picture these male E names?

    These are my images of these names. Yours?

    1. Ellery: I think of detective fiction, 40's, dapper.
    2. Edison: inventive!
    3. Edsel: a 50's classic.
    4. Eben: good-looking New Englander.
    5....
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    Hate Emmett, love Graham!

    Hate Emmett, love Graham!
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    Oh, Wilhelmina definitely!:) With Araminta and...

    Oh, Wilhelmina definitely!:)

    With Araminta and Jessamine close seconds.
  6. Congratulations! :) Spencer is a nice name. I...

    Congratulations! :)

    Spencer is a nice name. I think of gifted and charismatic actor, Spencer Tracy. Marks and Spencer luxury dept. store. And a student I had named Spencer who was a comedic...
  7. Educators: Names That Make You Run Screaming

    I've been teaching for 27 years (grades 3-12).

    As a result, there are certain names I now love that I disliked heartily before, such as Christina or Johanna or Carrie.

    Then there are the...
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    Interesting to read whole post as many of the...

    Interesting to read whole post as many of the names that people say are all over I have never met anyone with that name. Probably they know babies and toddlers and youngsters while I am now...
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    As a long-time teacher, I am tired of/bored by: ...

    As a long-time teacher, I am tired of/bored by:

    Emma
    Caitlin/Kaitlin, and all other varieties
    Jessica
    Ashley
    Alexandra/Alexis/Lexy, etc.
    Emily
    Brianna and anything vaguely like it (except I...
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    Araminta Cordelia Geneva Virginia Eluned...

    Araminta
    Cordelia
    Geneva
    Virginia
    Eluned
    Mamie
    Jemima
    Belinda
    Dinah
    Beulah
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    I think I have never heard an Irish person say...

    I think I have never heard an Irish person say Eire! How is it pronounced?
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    I won't argue that one.

    I won't argue that one.
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    A) A name can be diverse in that its nicknames...

    A) A name can be diverse in that its nicknames all have a very different feel to them, as I made perfectly clear in my post.
    B) I am adverse to people telling me what I mean to say. If I wanted to...
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    What About This Diverse B Name?

    I love Buckminster, aka Buck and Bucky.

    Buckminster honors an important and intelligent man. It is a grown man's name.

    Buck is Western-sounding and manly.

    And Bucky is cute and zesty and...
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    I found some more I find intriguing: Tasmania...

    I found some more I find intriguing:

    Tasmania
    Devon
    Lucia
    Capri
    Sicily
    Ellesemere
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    Favorite Island Names?

    I love many island/islandish names.

    Here are some:

    Avalon
    Iona
    Corsica
    Ceylon
    Havana
    Jamaica
  17. I cannnot stand Adrienne, but love Ariadne....

    I cannnot stand Adrienne, but love Ariadne.
    Amity is nice, though I prefer Araminta or Aminta or Amabel.
    Gaia is too earth mother for me, though sounds good.
    Genevieve/Evie is lovely. I also...
  18. Elizabeth I love so much I used it as my unborn...

    Elizabeth I love so much I used it as my unborn daughter's first middle name (Cordelia Elizabeth Marjorie).

    I also love many of its nicknames, especially Bess, Bessie, Betsy, Betsan, Libby,...
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    Poll: Fair enough. I usually find about the same number...

    Fair enough. I usually find about the same number I dislike in groupings I hear.

    I forgot five other groups I fancy:

    Faye and Margot
    Cordelia and Zamora
    Morwenna and Demelza
    Gertrude,...
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    Poll: Favorite Groups of Girl Names

    I am not big on this sib-set idea, but there are a few I find delightful together. Which of these do you like best together (if any)?

    1. Fenella, Rosemary, Brenda, Enid, Vera (strong names)
    2....
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    I look forward to checking these links and to...

    I look forward to checking these links and to talking to my students about what you said. I think I've noticed name trends changing slightly in my Hispanic-American students over the last almost 30...
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    A Question About Dated Names

    In the U.S. where I live, it is clear that certain names peak in certain eras and like most fashions, resurface some years later.

    Hence there probably aren't too many Berthas and Floyds being...
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    Poll: I love June and detest Orla.

    I love June and detest Orla.
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    I like Opal, Blanche, and Ethel, all...

    I like Opal, Blanche, and Ethel, all old-fashioned and charming names. Ethelyn to me sounds modern, but not in a nice way. More than ethanol.

    I've always been charmed by Blanche. Opal I like b/c...
  25. The only Mabel I have known was my...

    The only Mabel I have known was my great-grandmother Martha Mabel. I now love Martha, but only just recently, but I ALWAYS loved Mabel.

    In fact, I loved it so much I named my first on-my-own...
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