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June 10th, 2012 07:16 PM #1
WDYT? Quinalyn and others...
I just stumbled across Quinalyn and I think it's beautiful. Is it too made up sounding? Same vein as Madeline and Jacquelyn.
Also, I'd love your thoughts on my other favorites for girls:
June 10th, 2012 07:31 PM #3Senior Member
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Quinalyn is definitely made up and ugly. Quintella?
Aveline - all Assassins' Creed to me.
Beatrix (Trixie) - I prefer Bea for a nickname, but Beatrix is beautiful.
Berlin - places are not names.
Brita - like the water filter? How about Brynja? Bryony? Bridget?
Caspia - Awkward, clunky feminisation going on here. Cassia?
Elizabeth - timeless, classic, I should love it but I'm bored to tears of it.
Ember - It looks like you tried to come up with something "different" from Amber, and instead got the remains of a fire. The strong B sound is really unappealing. Em-beurgh.
Eve (Evelyn) - Eve doesn't need lengthening (and name nerd fact of the day, Evelyn was originally a male name, à la the author Evelyn Waugh), and is beautiful, simple, classic and elegant on its own.
Juniper - a bit out there, but I love it. Juniper Beatrix is a wonderful combination.
Katherine (Kate/Kit) - I really detest the Katherine spelling, and vastly prefer Catherine.
Lark - Lark here is a synonym for "joke", as in, "you're having a lark, right?". Lux could be an alternative?
Meribel - Too much going on in one name, and a place one to boot. Mira, Mara, Mary or any similar name paired with a "-bel" name could get you the Meribel nickname with the added bonus of two fallbacks.
Molly - One of the few nicknames I could tolerate as a standalone, but again, Mary with a "-bel" name could get you Molly as an alternative nickname to Meribel.
Noel - Noëlle is the female form. The open vowels leave me very, very cold.
Piper - Nice in theory, a bit silly on a real child.
Quinalyn - see above.
Sable - it's a material, not a name.
Sage - I prefer this on a boy, but if you want the meaning or connotation of wisdom and knowledge, there's Minerva, Veda or Ismene.
Tally (Natalie) - I don't like Tally or Natalie. Tallulah or Talia could get you the nickname Tally and are much nicer.
Wendy (Gwendolyn) - y denotes a male ending in Welsh names. Gwendolen is far more aesthetically pleasing and I feel Wendy is a tad insubstantial, even as a nickname. You could consider Guinevere, Elowen, Bronwen, Olwen or Rowena as alternatives.
June 10th, 2012 08:37 PM #5
I live in California, if I used the name Brynja people would burp and then mock.
Evelyn Waugh is one of my favorite authors, but thousands of names used for males in the past are used for females. I dare someone to name their boy Evelyn today.
Agreed on Juniper Beatrix
I prefer Katherine because I like the nn's better. Cate? Cat? bleh!
As for Lark, I'd say that's a far better connotation than Fanny or Randy get over there.
I like Meribel, because I prefer Merry to the boring Mary.
I can't imagine pinning a child with a freaking dieresis, I don't mind Noelle, but I like the lightness of Noel--and no one I've ever met pronounces it nole.
I know several Piper's and it flows well as a name imo, but then I know a Flannery, a Whitman, a Banks, a Talon, and a Ximena, so Piper seems quite normal.
Sable is an animal.
I prefer Sage as a middle name.
Tallulah sounds ridiculous to me, lol. I know it's a name somewhere, but to me it sounds like telling someone to name their child Gahgoogah.
If you think Wendy is insubstantial you'd hate my name! What I love about it is the lightness, so I'm glad it gives off that feel.
June 10th, 2012 09:01 PM #7Member
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I'm not a huge fan of Quinalyn...to me it does sound made up, and a bit too sugary. I'm kind of neutral on some of the names you suggested, but here are my thoughts:
I love Beatrix, but I don't know if I like Trixie as a nn. Again, it's a little too sugary for my liking.
Berlin and Ember sound more masculine to me.
I really like Brita, but I always think of Britta water filters, which is enough to scare me off of it haha.
Eve/Evelyn is cute...I also really like Eva, so you might consider that as well.
An old professor of mine recently had a daughter named Juniper...I didn't like it at first, but it's starting to grow on me. It's unique, but not crazy, and June is a cute nn.
Elizabeth and Katherine are nice, but a bit too popular for my taste. Same goes for their nns.
I love Lark and Molly. I'm so/so on Meribel...it sounds kind of frivolous to me, if that makes sense.
I know a little girl named Piper, and I personally think that name works wonderfully in real life. The name is energetic and spunky. I would absolutely use it for my own daughter.
Sable and Sage are both nice, though not exactly attuned to my own personal taste. I think you could get away with either of these.Girls: Clara, Cora, Filomena, Harper, Sky
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June 10th, 2012 09:11 PM #9Member
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June 10th, 2012 09:18 PM #11Senior Member
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June 10th, 2012 09:25 PM #13
Aveline- I think Avalon or Adeline are prettier.
Beatrix (Trixie)- Cute, but I prefer Beatrice.
Berlin- Dislike this very much...
Brita- I like Rita better.
Caspia- Kinda cute...
Elizabeth- Classic, with lovely nns from Elle to Tibby.
Ember- Like it! A nice spin on Amber.
Eve (Evelyn)- Prefer Evelina or Evangeline.
Juniper- Adorable! Full of spunk.
Katherine (Kate/Kit)- Nice, but getting boring.
Lark- Love this! My favorite one syllable girl's name, along with Tess and Jane.
Meribel- Okay, but nothing special.
Molly- I like this a lot, but oddly I prefer the spelling Mollie. Don't know why...
Noel- For a girl, I think Noelle is better.
Piper- Very lively, but also popular.
Quinalyn- Hmmm... it does sound made-up, but still attractive.
Sable- I think stable... and horses.
Sage- Never been my taste, but still interesting.
Tally (Natalie)- never heard this nn for Natalie, and I like it so much better than Nat!
Wendy (Gwendolyn)- I like Gwendolyn, but prefer NN Gwen. Wendy is also nice, though.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 10th, 2012 09:46 PM #15Senior Member
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Aveline - pretty.
Beatrix (Trixie) cute
Berlin - don't like, especially on a girl
Brita - there are other Bri names I like better -such as Bridget,, Bryony (Briony), Brenna
Caspia - okay
Elizabeth - a can't go wrong with it choice.
Ember - not crazy about it.
Eve (Evelyn) - Both are very nice.
Juniper - I just don't love it.
Katherine (Kate/Kit) - great!
Lark - prefer as a mn.
Meribel - it's alright.
Molly - okay.
Noel - I prefer the Noelle spelling, but this is okay.
Piper - it's alright.
Quinalyn - too invented-sounding for me.
Sable - don't really like
Sage - okay.
Tally (Natalie) I like Natalie, not that crazy about Tally.
Wendy (Gwendolyn) - pretty nice. Wendy is cute.Shannon
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