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  1. #6
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    Iris, Miranda, Eloise, Marlowe, Roscoe, and Wallace.

    Lucille – Of the Luc- long forms I prefer Lucinda. Lucille is lovely, but feels a little dated.
    Violet – So pretty! Violet was in my top ten for a long time, but she’s been replaced in my affections by the quirkier, more mysterious Iris.
    Amelia – Yawn. It’s cute, but I’ve known several.
    Claire – Bad associations! I’ve known two women with this name who turned out to be insane (and that’s not hyperbole). Beautiful, but I wince whenever I hear it.
    Charlotte – Again, yawn. I like it better than Amelia, but its popularity turns me off, as does the Sex and the City character.
    Marina – A place where you dock boats.
    Myles – I like Miles, but prefer Milo (can you tell I’ve got a thing for boys’ names that end in ‘o’?).
    Owen – No opinion. I'd like it on someone else's baby, but personally I find it a bit bland.
    Cornelius – I kind of love the ridiculous over-the-top quality, but all the nicknames are terrible (Corny? Neal?). I would never use it, but it certainly has the clunky-cool charm of another favorite: Ferdinand.
    Rudy – I LOVE R-names for boys—Rupert, Rufus, Rory and Roscoe are all firm favorites. Rudy does still have an old man whiff to it, though.
    Celeste – Sleek, elegant, but forever Babar’s wife to me, unfortunately.
    Spencer – This is actually adorable, though I’m not sure how it would wear on a full-grown man.
    Marcel – Too overtly French for me to use, but it’s got a great sound and I could see it rise as an attractive alternative to Marcus.
    Diana – A beautiful old name associated, to me, with a deity and a children’s book author. I would use it in the middle spot.

    When I "rolled" the Nymbler again, I got a lot luckier: Claudia, Beatrice, Gabriel, Jules, Antonia, Helena, Calvin, Leo...I love them all!

  2. #8
    My inspirations:
    Elliot
    Jasper
    Silas
    Rosalie
    Sophie
    Evangeline

    Boys:
    William - My fourth favorite boys name. It's a versatile classic.
    Barnard - Eh. It's nothing I'd use. Too close to barnyard. I like Barnabas better.
    Leo - Love this. I like Leland and Leon a bit better, but I do love Leo.
    Jack - Good solid classic. But since it's my uncle's name, I wouldn't use it.
    Noah - I like it, but I'm oversaturated, having heard it so much.
    Al - Just... Al? No thanks.
    Marius - I love the idea of this as a middle name. It's handsome and dashing.

    Girls:
    Charlotte - Good, solid classic.
    Lena - Eh. It's okay.
    Grace - Solid name, but I heard it SO much.
    Eva - Well, I prefer the longer, more frou frou Evangeline. But it's a good name.
    Isabelle - Another solid name. I hear this one so much, and it's a shame, because it's lovely.
    Essie - Not a fan. I suppose it could be a cute nickname.
    Claudette - Not a fan.
    Genevieve - It sound nice, but I have a negative association with the name.
    Silas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
    Maisie ~ Sophie ~ Naomi ~ Willa ~ Evangeline ~ Freya ~ Vivienne ~ Nora ~ Josephine ~ Daphne

  3. #10
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    Inspiration:
    Dean
    Dominic
    Sullivan
    Clara
    Stella
    Felicity

    Boys:
    Jack - I like it a lot, It has been on my list before
    Sebastian - Love, a MN on my list
    Dominick - not sure why this one popped up but I like my spelling better
    Owen - LOVE, on my list for good
    Noah - Also definitely on my list
    Ross- I love it, not sure if I would use it, but I like it
    Charles - Another favorite of mine

    Girls:
    Lila - Love, recently added it to my list
    Lucy - I like it a lot
    Lena - I have Elena on my list and I strongly prefer it
    Rose - So boring.......
    Julia - I like a lot of other Jul- names better
    Amelia - Used to me a favorite of mine, but I still like it
    Antonia - I have been considering this one a lot lately.

    ♥ Clara Dean Lucy Dominic ♡

    Feel free to ask me anything about saints names

  4. #12
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    Nov 2011
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    Inspirations:
    Audrey
    Serena
    Bridget
    Callum
    Elliott
    Everett

    Girls:
    Lana - NMS. I don't like that this can be pronounced so many ways (I've heard lah-nah, lay-nah, la-na with an a like in apple..)
    Maeve - NMS. Too short.
    Cara - It's ok but I prefer Cora.
    Juliet - Pretty.
    Charlotte - This was on my list for a while (or is it still? haha). It's pretty, I just don't love it.
    Abigail - I really like this but it's so popular.
    Grace - Too boring.
    Ava - Too popular, especially in my area.

    Boys:
    Brendan - Love this name! But a distant cousin has a Brenden.. we keep in contact quite a bit.
    Oliver - It's ok.
    Henry - This name has grown on me so much! Still don't know if I love it enough to put it on my list.
    Owen - Like it.
    Garrett - I do like this name but I really hate the potential nn Gary.
    Duncan - I like it but this is a friend's last name so it might be odd.
    William - Too plain for me.
    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

  5. #14
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    Inspirations:
    Anne
    Astrid
    Eleanor
    Duncan
    Franklin
    Walter

    Girls:
    Lucy - A little too cutesy for me. I greatly prefer Lucinda.
    Caroline - Stately, but boring.
    Violet - Pretty.
    Alberta - Albert with an 'a' tacked on the end... definitely not my style. On the other hand, at least it's unusual. I would prefer Roberta.
    Ida - All right, but not substantial enough for me.
    Amelia - I've never cared for the sound of this name. Makes me think of the word "mealy."
    Charlotte - I really like this name; it's appealing and dignified.
    Elizabeth - Like Caroline: stately, but boring. On the other hand, it does have a lot of awesome nicknames.

    Boys:
    Arthur - Meh. I like the historical connotations, but the name itself is a bit dated and just ok. The potential nickname "Art" is not my taste.
    Russell - I don't like it at all. It has a dated, gawky, country feeling.
    Benjamin - Very nice, though a bit common.
    Norman - I like a good Germanic name, but Norman is still in old-man territory for me. The nickname "Norm" is not appealing.
    Leonard - Yuck. Leo, Leon and Leonardo all sound better to me.
    Gilbert - Pretty ugly. The only selling point is the "Anne of Green Gables" association.
    Henry - Very nice, and I'm glad it's enjoying a resurgence.

    I would consider Henry, Benjamin, Charlotte and maybe Elizabeth. Most of the boys' names, in particular, are NOT my style. On the other hand, I would consider all these names to be fine on someone else's kid.

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