View Poll Results: Which of these names do you prefer? (can choose multiple)
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June 30th, 2012 01:18 PM #11
Eulalie or Winifred were my first thoughts, and I see others had similar ideas.
Of your list, I LOVE Penelope, but if you want something extremely unique, it is getting more and more use. Same with Charlotte.
Iris is nice, understated, short, but with that quirk.
I think Matilda is my favorite for you.
Ethel (too old lady?)
Gertrude (Love nn Trudy!)
Augustina (current crush of mine)
June 30th, 2012 06:26 PM #13Senior Member
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Unfortunately, a lot of the names on your list are becoming quite popular - Penelope, Matilda, and Eleanore, specifically. I recently took Penelope off of my own list - despite loving it, it's made such huge leaps the past couple of years.
I ADORE Beatrix and Artemesia.
I might suggest these for you:
June 30th, 2012 06:50 PM #15Junior Member
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June 30th, 2012 06:51 PM #17
June 30th, 2012 07:00 PM #19
I have to agree with some of the above posters: a lot of those names are no longer "unconventional" and many do not say "bohemian" to me. The only ones that do fit those guidelines are Artemisia & Zelena.
Some others you might consider:
June 30th, 2012 07:20 PM #21Senior Member
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Based on your description of yourself and your OH,I picked Matilda,Eleanore and Penelope. I do prefer the Elinor spelling personally,but I think the spelling you've gone for is more bohemian
They're not the most unusual names but they do have the right vibe,in my opinion. It's always strange having to remind myself how different name trends are in the USA vs UK. None of those three are heavily used in the UK at the moment!
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June 30th, 2012 07:45 PM #23Senior Member
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I think the description was meant to help us get a description of them so we might know what direction to head in name wise. I do agree a majority of these names do not really match that description but it's still a good list to start with and sometimes we subconsciously tend to like a certain kind of names without knowing it.
From the list I like
Dahlia (I like alliteration though most dont)
Beatriz (I prefer this over Beatrix)
Isis (there is a news anchor where I live that says this eee sees so I'm not sure which is the right way, I think that must be the Spanish way but I think eee sees or eye siss sounds nice)
Some of these may be repeats or too far out there so I apologize. I think you have an awesome last name to work with!
Last edited by thetxbelle; June 30th, 2012 at 07:48 PM.Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith ElizabethAmbrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide
Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves
June 30th, 2012 08:56 PM #25
Luna has been growing on me recently but I still can't quite shake the Lunatic thing. Charlotte is very pretty but has always seemed a little "dull" to me, I prefer it as a middle. Eleanore is the same for me, lacking something. Artemisia and Zelena are just a little too out there for me. Especially Artemisia. It doesn't seem wearable to me, and personally I wouldn't like it if it was my name and I had to introduce myself using it, I know I'd feel self concious. That's something I always think about when deciding whether a name is quirky-cool, or just too quirky!! Obviously that's a personal opinion though. And I do think Zelena would make an awesome middle name, and may evern grow on me as a first with it's similarity to Selena.
Good luck, love your naming style!26 year old name addict, dreaming of a future:
Claudie Otto Lilac Emrys Phoebe Harlan Tabitha Lennox Ivy Quentin Aria Xavier Mirabelle Ezra Hadley Rafferty Genevieve Barnaby Romy/Florence Sullivan
July 12th, 2012 02:06 AM #27
I think Artemisia, Luna and Zelena are really the only ones that fit your criteria, but I like them better anyway. Artemisia could have the nn Artie or Missy. I also like suggestions of Isis, Celandine, Acadia/Arcadia, India and Emerald. I also think nature, spice and herb names work well for bohemian types, as long as they're not very popular.
July 12th, 2012 02:34 AM #29
Love your naming style.
I voted for Luna, Eleanore and Beatrix. They are some of my very favourite names!! I also named my beautiful rabbit Eleanore - it is my favourite spelling.
I adore Charlotte too, but did not vote for it simply because it is very popular. Not only on Nameberry - but in my state, Victoria, Australia, it was the 5th most popular girls name last year.
I also thought some of these may be up your alley:
If you really want something unique - look up name data in your state/country. As someone from the US telling you a name is super popular doesn't mean it is even heard of where you live. Eg. Avery is number 26 in the US - it's not even in top 100 in Australia - and I'd never heard of it until I became a Nameberry.
All the best love!Current favs:
Mary Catherine Wildflower, Fae, Mimosa, Edith (nn Edie), Phaedra, Odessa, Pearl, Opal, Clover, Thisbe, Dovie
Arto, Rupert, Casper, Willoughby, Herbert
Please vote on my new names list! May 2013 http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9831892
I have 2 rabbits named Eleanore Saffron Nightingale & Gethin Abraham Jubilee, lizard named Ute (German OOteh) and 2 guinea pigs named Marmaduke Hubbard & Algernon (LG)