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June 8th, 2012 03:14 PM #1Senior Member
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Name List Additions - WDYT?
Hello name-lovers! I have just been thinking alot about expanding my favorite names list, and I have a list of possible contenders. I would appreciate your honest opinions on these names. Thank you so much!
I hope that isn't too overwhelming, haha. Thanks a bunch!Girls: Jana | Hollis | Mae | Diana | Cassandra | Della | Julia | Lia | Amy | Willa | Lucienne
Boys: Leland | Reilly | Josiah | Isaiah | Leo | Liam | Gabriel | Eli | Jeremy | Philip | Harrison
June 8th, 2012 03:47 PM #3
Clarise - the Clare names have been growing on me recently. Not sure I like this one.
Della - not sure I really like this unless it's a nick name.
Cara - Sweet and cute.
Lea - Like this and the Leah spelling.
Stella - A good MN
Noa(h) - can only see this name on a boy :/
Martha - brilliant classic! My fave on your list.
Matilda - another good one. Like the nn Tilly.
Ellen - lovely, classic.
Loretta - not so keen on this one.
Gwen - prefer it as a nn for Gwendolyn
Meg - I like it, perhaps as a nn for Margaret. Dislike Megan though :/ Can't imagine it as a FN.
Auden - haven't heard of it before and it's not bad
Abilene - don't like this.
Rosemary - can't go wrong with Rose names
June 8th, 2012 03:48 PM #5
Clarise- I like it! Clarissa is my favorite form, but Clarise is my second.
Della- I think, "The farmer in the dell..."
Cara- My middle name is Kara, and I definitely prefer it with a K. I love this name, but not spelled with a C.
Lea- Like it!
Stella- Cute. I think it's much better than Estelle.
Noa(h)- For a girl? Noooo....
Martha- Kinda nice. A little old-sounding.
Matilda- Cute with nn Tillie.
Ellen- Eleanor is a much nicer form.
Loretta- Always liked this name- reminds me of movie stars in black-and-white films.
Gwen- Like it.
Meg- I know someone with this name. She hates it, and I kinda do too. Maggie or Margo are much nicer.
Auden- Interesting. A spin on Audrey (which I absolutely love) and more feminine/less trendy than Aiden.
Abilene- Cute with nn Abby.
Rosemary- Love! Like Rosemarie even more, but Rosemary is lovely as well.J'adore les noms des filles françaises...Élinor ~ Zéphyrine ~ Alice ~ Agnès ~ Noémie ~ Ninon ~ Marguerite ~ Ariane ~ Euphrasie ~ Clémence ~ Juliette
And classic boys' names.James ~ Christopher ~ Alexander ~ William ~ Anthony ~ Joseph ~ Robert ~ Aaron ~ Nathaniel ~ Jude ~ Ezra
June 8th, 2012 04:14 PM #7Senior Member
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Clarise - It's nice, but I prefer Clara, Claire or Clarissa.
Della - I like this, but feels like it should be a nn for something.
Cara - love it.
Lea - love it.
Stella - love it.
Noa(h) Noa is a legit girls' name (very popular in Israel) that has a separate origin from Noah the boys' name. In the US they are pronounced the same, though. I like Noa for a girl and Noah for a boy.
Martha - it's okay.
Matilda - like it more than I used to.
Ellen - it's okay.
Loretta - okay.
Gwen - nice as nn for Gwendolyn.
Meg - only as nn for Margaret, not on its own.
Auden - I think I'd rather see this on a boy.
Abilene - just reminds me of Abilene, Texas.
Rosemary - love it!Shannon
Some of my Favorite Names:
Girls: Anna, Alexandra, Anastasia, Lily, Ivy, Isla, Catherine, Cerys, Cara, Ciara, Aislinn, Adriana, Adrienne, Ariana, Alison. Genevieve, Alexa, Fiona, Annabel, Amabel. Angela, Noelle, Amanda, Amelie, Victoria, Sara, Vivienne. Tabitha, Adela, Sylvie
Boys: Ethan, Nicholas, Aidan, Ciaran, Ian, Liam, Ryan, Justin, John, Cian, Evan, Noah, Brendan, Alexander, Thomas, David, Stephen, Declan, Finn, Flynn.
June 8th, 2012 05:10 PM #9Senior Member
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Clarise: Nice enough, but sounds a little too ballerina for me
Della: Love it on its own, or as a nickname for Adeline or Adele
Cara: Feels dated to me
Lea: Ditto Cara
Stella: Reminds me of a gaudy old lady who sings show tunes in a New Orleans bar
Noa(h): I know Noa is a girl's name, but it still sounds just like Noah... a boy's name
Martha: Love it - I think Martha has been out long enough to sound fresh again
Matilda: Perfect balance of quirky, feminine, and strong
Ellen: I can only think of Ellen DeGeneres
Loretta: Sounds like she goes to high school with Sandra, Linda, and Carol
Gwen: Neutral, don't like but don't hate
Meg: I like it as a stand alone name
Auden: Sounds like a boy's name
Abilene: I feel like she'd constantly be confused with Adeline
Rosemary: NMS, but nice enough
June 8th, 2012 06:54 PM #11
Clarise - Don't like.
Della - Meh.
Cara - I like it.
Lea - Like it but prefer the Leah spelling personally.
Stella - NMS but ok.
Noa(h) - I know Noa is technically a girl's name but I hate it on a girl. Noah is masculine to me and while it might not be true, when I see Noa on someone's list I see it as their way to "get around" putting a boy's name on a girl.
Martha - It's ok.
Matilda - Like!
Ellen - It's ok.
Loretta - Not bad.
Gwen - I really like Gwen but for some reason I don't like the longer versions.
Meg - It's ok but I prefer a longer name. Meg just seems incomplete.
Auden - Hmm, not sure about this one.
Abilene - It's ok, NMS.
Rosemary - NMS.Top 10 girl's names: Serena * Audrey * Sienna * Bridget * Lucy * Hazel * Cordelia * Josephine * Claire * Alice
Top 10 boy's names: Elliott * Callum * Theodore * Emmett * Nolan * Ian * Blake * Brennan * Adrian * Everett
June 8th, 2012 07:04 PM #13
Clarise - I like it more than Claire and Clarissa, but not as much as my beloved Clara...
Della - not for me, sorry. I love a lot of Addy names, most of which would yield Della, but I just don't see the appeal. I like other -ella names more, like Ella, Stella, Bella, etc.
Cara - love! It means "friend," which I adore (mainly because my grandmother's FN also means that!).
Lea - I used to love it, but Leah/Lea/Lia seems a bit too plain for me lately, and I can't help but think of Lea Michele.
Stella - I like it more than Della, but not as much as Ella or Bella... or Estelle, tbh.
Noa(h) - while I respect Noa's feminine origins, and that Noah is used in the Bible for both genders, I vastly prefer this on a boy, sorry. I like Norah for a girl, though.
Martha - still too dated for me, although I do like Martina and Marta.
Matilda - this has really grown on me--I doubt I would use it, still, but I do really like it and the nn Tilly!
Ellen - I like Eleanor, Eleni, or Elena more, personally.
Loretta - eh. I like Lenora more. Loretta seems a bit middle-aged.
Gwen - love it, but only as a nn for Gwendolyn, Gwenore, or Guinevere...
Meg - like it, again, but only as a nn. I think Megara, Margaret, Marguerite, and Margot are lovely longer forms.
Auden - I like this better for a boy, sorry, especially because of the writer.
Abilene - I like it a lot, and it's a more novel way to get to Abby, but I have to admit, I like the timeless Abigail more.
Rosemary - I don't like it, sorry. I've never really liked most Rose names, and I'm not especially fond of Rosemary's nns (or its association to Rosemary's Baby).
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June 8th, 2012 07:28 PM #15Senior Member
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Clarise - This is cute! I don't really like how it looks visually, but the name itself is nice.
Della - This reminds me of the name of a cow on a farm in the south. I don't mean that in a bad way, it was just my first thought!
Cara - Not a fan. It's an okay name, but it's nms and all I can see is "Car".
Lea - Love love love it spelled this way. It's much feminine and charming. I like!
Stella - Love!
Noa(h) - This is a guilty pleasure name of mine, I'm not a fan of unisex names but Noa on a little girl is just so cute
Martha - Makes me think of Martha Stewart.
Matilda - Aboslutely adore. Possibly my favorite
Ellen - I really like this, even though the majority of Ellen's are over 50 now
Loretta - Cute!
Gwen - Eh, NMS.
Meg - Makes me think of Meg from Family Guy
Auden - Not a fan at all
Abilene - It's alright
Rosemary - NMS at allAnja Evangeline.
June 8th, 2012 07:31 PM #17Senior Member
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Della- I just think this is really pretty, especially with your 3 name style. It’s short and sweet and will only enhance the names near it.
Cara – Love Cara. If my DH can’t agree to any of my other names, Cara is on a stand by list. I think it’s just gorgeous.
Martha- Sweet, old fashioned, and I have a personal good experience with a little girl named Martha. She was a beautiful little girl with a good heart, and she stayed that way! Which is always nice. lol
Loretta- I just think this name is so spunky and pretty. I would have this on my list, but my husband has vetoed it. I may bring it up again if we do get pregnant because I really love it and have for a long time. Names with “lor” in them, are kind of magical in my opinion.
Lea- It is a sweet and simple name. A lot like Della I think it will only enhance what ever is around it. Lea to me is starwars and glee. Lol : ) Both of which I adore. What little girl wouldn’t enjoy being named the same as a space princess?
Matilda- This one sneaks up on me from time to time. Not much to say about it but that it is kind of charming, and has lots of nick names. Matty, Atty, Tilly, Tilda, Lita.
Gwen- I like longer forms of Gwen a lot better, which is why this isn’t in the love section. I think Gwen would be cute in the 2nd of 3rd spot for your combos.
Meg- I like Meg, but it seems like it needs a longer name with it. I think I preger Maggy as a stand alone.
Could deal with:
Clarise- Silence of the lambs… and also, for some reason it makes me think of a boys name. I have never seen Silence of the lambs, and still the association is strong. But for the longest time I thought Clarise had to be a guy. Lol I only just recently found out Clarise was a chick. I much prefer Cerice, and if that had been on your list, I’d have put it in the love section.
Ellen- I just think its kind of old and fuddy duddy. But it works nice if you are honoring someone.
Rosemary- I just like other Rose names so much more. Primrose, Rosella, Rosalie… Plus I’m not huge on the name Mary, but I like Mariah a lot… what about Mariah Rose?
Stella- Just really not into this name but I know im in the minority.
Noa(h)- I know it’s a legit girls name, but I can only see the boy name.
Auden- This is a boys name. Plus it is so close to the Norse God Odin that I just can not see it on a girl. It would be great on your boys list!
Abilene- Isn’t this name used on the Help? I prefer Avaline. Abilene looks hard to pronounce, and it just looks unattractive with the word Bile in it.
Edit: Ignore the 3 name comments and all that, i thought someone else made this thread.Wanting to be pregnant.
June 8th, 2012 07:50 PM #19
Clarise - I've never been a fan of the Cla- names.
Della - Very cute! I don't think this will age well however.
Cara - I like this name. It is one of the few C names that I prefer to be spelled with a K.
Lea - Very feminine. I prefer it spelled Leah however. it just looks complete.
Stella - I adore Stella! It's very elegant.
Noa(h) - I don't like this on a girl. Even though I find it cute for a toddler.
Martha - Martha's growing on me.
Matilda - I adore Matilda. Very cute. I love the nickname Tilly.
Ellen - Ellen deserves a comeback and it's really growing on me.
Loretta - I can't take this name seriously for some reason.
Gwen - Very cute as a nickname.
Meg - Cute as a nickname.
Auden - I really like Auden and actually prefer it on a girl.
Abilene - Cute. It's growing on me.
Rosemary - I'm really liking Rosemary lately!Renaming myself;
something quirky, British and elegant.
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Violet - Beatrice - Florence - Olive - Harriet - Antigone - Clementine - Henrietta - Hermione - Wilhelmina - Ottilie - Persephone
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