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July 11th, 2012 09:51 AM #6
I prefer longer names with nn options.
Of Your Names, I like..
Harriet- Also, have you guys thought about Hadley?
Indigo- Not my style
Romy- I feel like this is more of a name than a nn
Annaliese- This is my favorite. It's pretty written and spoken. I love the nn options- Anna, Nali, and Liese
Lilac- This just seems more complete
Tessa- This could work b/c u can get the nn Tess from it.
July 11th, 2012 11:47 AM #8
Harriet - I prefer Hattie as a name more than Harriet but I still think that the longer Harriet would be best so your daughter can revert back to the full name when she matures and feels she's outgrown Hattie. You will have a Claudie too and maybe an Ivy so that makes me choose Harriet as well. I think you should continue to work on him!
Indigo - Chapters Indigo is a popular book and music store in Canada and Indie just reminds me of car racing (Indy 500). It'll stick with Indigo nn Indie on this one but it's not a favourite.
Rosemary/Rosaline nn Romy - Both are very pretty but I think Romy is more of a natural nn for Rosemary than Rosaline.
Anneliese - I like Angelica but not as much as Anneliese.
Lila - I love both names but the vintage Lila I would use for a first name and Lilac for a quirky mn choice.
Jessamine - This name seems more substantial than Tessa to me. I prefer just Tess.All the best,
July 11th, 2012 12:53 PM #10
At my age I cannot help but experience cute-cute names (as given full names) on girls as demeaning in a fundamental sense. I think it's one thing for a young woman to choose this for herself, but a whole other thing for it to be imposed on her. In the UK, I know this naming style is going on in full swing, and for boys as well, but again, I find it demeaning, like kids are cute accessories or poodles. Sorry, I know this is a strong opinion and not everyone will agree, but why even go down this road when nicknames are fully available?
Last edited by thuja; July 11th, 2012 at 01:01 PM.
July 11th, 2012 01:06 PM #12Member
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Compromise: Choose to name the baby with the longer name, and use the shorter option as her nickname.
July 11th, 2012 01:15 PM #14
Lucy, Amy, Holly etc - these names sound very cute on a child, but age really well in my opinion. It's not like I suggested calling my child Buddy, Flopsy or Bunny!
Giving a child an overly flowery, elegant name like Arabella, Eloisa, Genevieve etc (which I love btw!) could be seen just as much as treating your child like an "accessory" as using "cute" names. My personal test of whether a name is going to be appropriate for my child once he or she is an adult is to imagine havign to introuduce myself with the name. As long as I felt comfortable doing that, then I'm happy to use it for a child. And I'm not the most outgoing person!
You're entitled to your opinion, but my thread was looking for opinions on specific names and whether you prefer using full names or nicknames. I hope it doesn't end up hijacked and get used to rant about nickname names in general. Simply saying they're not your style is fine, beyond that, I think it would be more useful to start a new thread in "Talk About Names" to express your opinion regarding it and see what others think
Claudie for example - not a nickname name but a French name and the name of a Claudie Haigneré a 55 year old French politician, doctor and astronaut! Her name certainly hasn't held her back in life and I doubt she felt "demeaned" by it! So really, I think you should specify which names you mean when you make such strong statements, and understand that everyone will feel differently about those names.
Where I live, Milly, Molly, Tilly, Josie, Rosie, Annie etc are used often on their own. I don't see anything demeaning about them! I do draw the line personally at names like Honey, Pixie, Bunny, or Jamie Oliver's Petal Blossom Rainbow!! Lol. So I guess we all have different tolerance levels. Thanks for the opinion though.27 year old name addict, dreaming of a future:
Claudie _____ Evelyn, Otto William, Lilac, Quentin, Angelica, Emrys, Mirabelle, Xavier, Phoebe, Harlan, Tabitha Barnaby, Ivy, Lennox