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Thread: Thoughts on our list?
July 2nd, 2012 05:47 PM #11Senior Member
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Eeee, I'm in love with flower names! So excited by your concept.
Tamsin, Delphine, Araminta, Artemis, Noa, and Willa are the first names I like. And Artemisia is a silver-leaved plant that's named after Artemis, incidentally?
Tamsin Lilac and Willa Bryony. I'd spell it bryony because the plant is bryony, briony is more a name based on the plant. Also I like y's when they're actually legitimate. I really love Lilac. I like these firsts together, they're fairly similar in feel (background, level of unusualness, balanced for gender-feel) but not in sound, which is a nice balance.
Delphine Calla and Araminta Jonquil - I do vaguely wish the first names matched for syllable count, not for initials though. Not as fond of Calla as I am of Jonquil, but I love both Delphine and Araminta.
Noa is a name I really love but I am not sure how to work it into your pairings, especially as a first name. I love it, but it doesn't have the same feel as your other names. If people hear, for example, pretty much any other name on your list, and Noa, they are going to think you said "Noah" and that its a boy. I know Noa is a girl's name but its much less overtly Victorian-girly as your others.
I could almost see Noa working with Tamsin, though. Maybe because I am thinking of Tamar? Its also less frilly than some of the others. If you want to use Noa as a FN, I think I would go with Tamsin for the pair. But I'd be tempted to keep flower names still the theme but flip the order: something like Delphine Jonquil and Lilac Noa.
July 2nd, 2012 05:49 PM #13
Pandora- I love this one! I think it's lovely and personally don't associate it with the myth (though others might)
Bellamy- I think it sounds too made up, too surname-y
Isolde- This is nice, but not pretty if you know what I mean?
Saskia- I like this, it's familiar but not popular
Clea- I feel like it should be short for something? I just see 'clear'
Tamsin- Lovely, though hate the nickname 'Tammy'
Romilly- I saw this on a newsreader today, and I adore it! It's so romantic and has wonderful nicknames!
Plum- I don't think it's well established enough as a name, it's like 'Apple' to me.
Clementine- I adore Clem also, and think this name is charming
India- Nice as place names go
Ottilie- I don't see the appeal
Delphine- sounds quite graceful, though I do think DOLPHIN instantly
Araminta- maybe a bit pretentious, even if 'Minty' is a cute nickname
Hero- I think it's too masculine and too much pressure!
Artemis- I find it a bit masculine
Briseis- seems hard to pronounce
Callisto- not a fan, sounds kind of comical?
Sidonie- I just see 'Sid'
Noa- It's okay, perhaps Nora?
Willa- Lovely and simple
Bryony (Briony?)- I like this!
Jonquil-Not a fan.
Calla- It seems incomplete
Fleur- I like how delicate it sounds, could balance out one of the less princess-y names
Aster- I don't like this particularly, perhaps Esther?
Lilac- I think this is wonderful and would make a name soo whimsical!
Gelsey - Don't like
Jessamy/Jessamine- Really like as a middle name!
Bluebell- It's nice though both 'blue' and 'bell' and very trendy now.
Overall some lovely names!
July 2nd, 2012 07:12 PM #15Junior Member
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Pandora - I think it's a little out there, but Dora is a really cute nickname
Bellamy - Pretty, and a fresh way to get the nickname Belle/Bella
Isolde - I don't really care for it
Saskia - I love it
Clea - I just can't bring myself to like this one. I much prefer Cleo/Clio
Tamsin - It's okay, just not really my style
Romilly - Romy is an adorable nickname
Plum - I think it fits in better with your middle names
Clementine - It's not really doing anything for me. I don't dislike it, I just never found it appealing
India - I love it
Ottilie - Very pretty, but a little frilly for my taste
Delphine - So cute!
Araminta - One of those names that I love, but could never use
Hero - I'm with your husband on this one. Unique, but I'm not feeling it
Artemis - Same as Hero
Briseis - See above
Callisto - I prefer Callista
Poet - I love it, but I'm not quite brave enough to use it
Sidonie - A little close to Sydney, but I like it so much more
Noa - I love it, but it will probably get mistaken for Noah. And I'm not really seeing any names on your list that would work well with it.
Willa - A name that's growing on me. It still feels a little "country bumpkin" to me
I like all of your middle names except for Gelsey. My favorites are Bluebell and Primrose, but Bryony, Jessamy, and Posy are also adorable.
India Bluebell and Romilly Primrose
Delphine Posey and Clementine Fleur
Poet Jessamy and Saskia Plum
Saskia Primrose and Sidonie Lilac
Poet Fleur and Plum Jessamy
Willa Jonquil and Tamsin Posy
Congratulations and good luck!
July 2nd, 2012 07:30 PM #17Senior Member
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Pandora -- Ok
Bellamy -- No, too masculine
Isolde -- Like, but can see others not knowing how to pronounce
Saskia -- NMS
Clea -- Not a fan
Tamsin -- Not a fan
Romilly -- Reminds me of Romulus and Remus
Plum -- NMS
Clementine -- very hipster-ish, prefer Clemence
India -- Like
Ottilie -- How do you pronounce this?
Delphine -- Like
Araminta -- NMS
Hero (hubby's not so sure about this one) -- like it better for a boy
Artemis -- like a lot, also like the Italian Artemisia
Briseis -- Don't like
Callisto -- prefer Callista or Calliope
Poet -- Too try hard to be different
Sidonie -- NMS
Noa -- NMS
Willa -- like a lot
Favorite middle names: Lilac, Primrose, Fleur and Calla
July 2nd, 2012 07:35 PM #19Senior Member
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From your first list I like:
Poet- I only like this for a middle name, and I also think it has more of a male vibe)
Noa- I normally only like this for a boy, and I much prefer the spelling Noah, but it may be cute on a little girl. However, I don't see this aging well; I can't imagine a grown woman named Noa/Noah.
Briony- much prefer this spelling to Bryony.
July 2nd, 2012 07:47 PM #21Senior Member
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You should check out my blog post on unusual flower names.
Pandora - I love this. I think it's sweet and very unusual.
Bellamy - never been a HUGE fan, but not bad, It's a good way to get Belle, though, without going toe Isabelle route.
Isolde - I think it's a great name, but it's not a favorite of mine.
Saskia - I love this, too - I think it's sassy and exotic.
Clea - nice, but I think it would be better as a nickname.
Tamsin - I adore Tamsin!
Romilly - LOVE
Plum - I don't like this as a first name at all and with a flower middle, it would be way too cutesy.
Clementine - There are other Clem names! I love Clementine, though - don't use a name you don't like just for the nickname.
India - this has grown on me a lot.
Ottilie - LOVE, I think it's quirky and sweet
Delphine - I prefer this in the middle, but I think it's so beautiful and delicate.
Araminta - another love
Hero - I have adored this name for a long time.
Artemis - another great one, but I think I like it better in the middle.
Briseis - I like it, I don't know how well it would work, but I do like it.
Callisto - eh, not my favorite - I prefer Calypso.
Poet - as far as word names go, this isn't my favorite.
Sidonie - very nice
Noa - I love this, but I worry about non-name-nerds seeing it as a trendy boys name stuck on a girl.
Willa - I want to like this, I really do, but it feels incomplete to me.
Bryony - love, but I prefer Briony.
Jonquil - dno't care for it.
Calla - love
Primrose - love
Fleur - cute, prefer Flora
Posy/Posey - I prefer it as a nickname for Josephine.
Aster - I don't care for the sound so much.
Lilac - cute
Gelsey - I don't find this attractive.
Jessamy/Jessamine - I love both!
Clover - love
Bluebell - nice, btu keep it in the middle.
All in all, I love your taste.
July 2nd, 2012 08:01 PM #23Senior Member
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Bellamy--like this a lot!
Clea--doesn't really go with any of your MNs
Delphine--pretty, with your whole flower theme
Poet--how about Poesy or Posey?
Noa--I really like this, and it's totally cute with Willa as a twin!
Bryony (Briony?)--another thought, Briar
Jonquil--like the style, but not the sound
Posy/Posey--ah I see you've already considered these...
Some potential combos: Ottilie Fleur, Romilly Aster
July 2nd, 2012 08:42 PM #25
I think Tamsin & Saskia would be a cute sib-set for twins.
Pandora - a little too much.
Bellamy -it could be really nice.
Isolde - this name has a lot of intrigue
Saskia - too cute! In a good way.
Clea - not great
Tamsin -love it
Romilly - makes me think of Romney (another word for Gypsy)
Plum -I think you're right about this not working with a floral mn
Clementine -I just like this name better on pets.
India -it's ok
Ottilie - I like it a lot. Very different
Delphine- I love this, but never felt it was "the name"
Araminta- very pretty, it reminds me of rose water and Arabian princesses.
Hero (hubby's not so sure about this one)- this is a no go for me.
Artemis - NO WAY!
Briseis - I'm not sure how you pronounce this so I have no idea.
Callisto - I prefer Callista or Calixta. This is interesting though. Feels like a mix of Callista and Calypso.
Poet - feels like you're trying too hard.
Sidonie - I just can't stand any version of Sydney. This one is no exception.
Noa - I think this is an adorable name.
Willa- This is my #1 favorite name!
Bryony (Briony?)- Bryony is on my list, but it's quite trendy. I much prefer the Bryony spelling, it's the correct spelling. Briony just looks dumb to me.
Jonquil - this just sounds too masculine for me.
Calla- love the imagery, hate the sound
Primrose- very pop culture oriented at the moment but that won't last forever and I think it's a lovely name regardless. Use it if you don't mind that sort of thing.
Fleur - this is an old favorite I have recently abandoned. It just feels boring now.
Posy/Posey - very cutesy, but not bad.
Aster -I just prefer this for a boy, but it's nice.
Lilac -not my favorite flower name but it's growing on me rather quickly.
Gelsey (might get mistaken for Kelsey?)- this name is ugly to me.
Jessamy/Jessamine -not my favorite but I have always liked it.
Clover- very cute.
Bluebell -love it. Very whimsical. I rarely think of teasing potential but I can't help worrying about "blue balls". I don't know why LOL.Cora Vespertine
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July 2nd, 2012 08:57 PM #27Member
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