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October 17th, 2014, 11:15 PM
Hope I am not repeating too many!
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. ...
October 16th, 2014, 11:22 PM
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.
Hate Emmett, love Graham!
October 16th, 2014, 11:08 PM
Oh, Wilhelmina definitely!:)
With Araminta and Jessamine close seconds.
October 16th, 2014, 11:01 PM
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...
October 15th, 2014, 04:07 PM
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...
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...
As a long-time teacher, I am tired of/bored by:
Caitlin/Kaitlin, and all other varieties
Brianna and anything vaguely like it (except I...
I think I have never heard an Irish person say Eire! How is it pronounced?
October 12th, 2014, 09:39 PM
I won't argue that one.
October 12th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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...
October 12th, 2014, 07:30 PM
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...
I found some more I find intriguing:
I love many island/islandish names.
Here are some:
October 11th, 2014, 01:17 PM
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...
October 11th, 2014, 01:11 PM
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,...
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
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)
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...
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...
I love June and detest Orla.
October 4th, 2014, 11:19 PM
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...
September 28th, 2014, 05:31 PM
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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