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July 17th, 2012 03:04 AM #1Senior Member
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Opinions for my not-so-short list?
This is my super long list. Feel free to comment on any or all names!! They are in alphabetical order so as not to show preference (though I have revealed the preference before, haha.
If two middle names are listed, let me know which you like better! You can suggest middle names as well
Adelaide (Addie) Juliet
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth
Aurora (Rory) Juliet
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh)
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy)
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Eve
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth
Thank you! I am not expecting, I just like to know what people think and I love discussing names!
July 17th, 2012 03:26 AM #3Senior Member
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July 17th, 2012 06:47 AM #5
Adelaide (Addie) Juliet - Love Adelaide, but don't like Juliet as a middle with Adelaide. Not sure why, just think Juliet is more of a first name than a middle. From your list, Eloise would be a lovely middle . Adelaide Eloise is very pretty and feminine
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth - Have mixed feelings about Amelia. It's nice enough but doesn't feel 'special' to me. Preferred middle of these three would be Ruth
Aurora (Rory) Juliet - I like Aurora nn Rory. Very gitrly name with a tomboyish nn. Juliet works better here than with Adeialde but wouldn't be my choice. Maybe Aurora Ruth or Aurora Maeve
Briar/Briar-Rose - Like Briar. Wasn't Briar Rose a fairytale character though?
Bryony Maeve - don't like Bryony as much as Briar, but this is quite a nice combo.
Camille (Mimi) - haven't liked this since the nasty Camille in the first season of America's Next Top Model. But OK with Camilla. Weird, I know. Then you could have nn choices of Mimi or Milla. Middle names Ruth or Maeve would work.
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh) - not a fan of welsh names, I like to have an idea how to say things from it's appearance. Brielle is lovely though.
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve - I like Charlotte, but it's everywhere at the moment so doens't feel as special as it once did. And Genevieve wit it is quite a mouthful, even though both are pretty.
Eleanor - Nice classic name. Perhaps Eleanor Ruth or Eleanor Brielle?
Elizabeth (Libby) - Another nice classic name, but I prefer Eleanor out of the two
Eliza - Love this, would work well with middles Adelaide, Primrose, Penelope or Genevieve.
Eloise - Also love this, would work well with middles Adelaide, Charlotte, Elizabeth or Penelope
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy) - this is my preferred pronunciation too. Love this name, so girly. Rose, Ruth or even Pearl would be nice middles.
Evangeline (Eve/Evie) - pretty, but NMS. reminds me of the word Evangelist.
Genevieve (Eve/Evie) - don't love it, don't hate it
Kaia/Kaija - don't love it. Seems like the odd one out in your list.
Lenora (Nora) - I struggle with Lenora, but like Nora. Nora Emmeline would be a nice combo.
Linnea - OK, but don't love it
Maeve - I much prefer this as a middle name.
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Eve - Love Matilda, but Eve seems kind of out of step with this name. Maybe Matilda Eden? Rose or Eloise would be ther nice middles with this
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose - nice, but have a feeling this is about to leap up the charts thanks to Kortney Kardashian. Also think Posy or Lola as nn's will be a stretch. People will want to use Penny, but would be OK with Poppy. Rose is a safe middle with Penelope.
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth - love the nn's for this, and Primrose is pretty but not over used. Elizabeth is better than Amelia as a middle, Eliza would be even better
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth - Not a huge fan of Seraphina, but it is pretty. How about Seraphina Brielle?Come visit my name blog! http://babynamepondering.blogspot.com.au/
July 17th, 2012 12:14 PM #7
Adelaide (Addie) Juliet - Absolutely love it,I don't like the nn Addie very much but I love Adelaide and Juliet
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth - Amelia is beautiful the nn Millie is my favorite, I think Ruth sounds best
Aurora (Rory) Juliet - Never keen on Aurora, its beautiful, but it just sounds too frilly and princess-y to me!
Briar/Briar-Rose - I have never heard the name Briar before, Briar-Rose is pretty if I am reading it right ''Br-eye-er
Bryony Maeve - Pretty but doesn't jump out at me
Camille (Mimi) - Not my style
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh) - Not keen, it sounds quite masculine and harsh
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve - Very pretty and classic
Eleanor - I like Ellen and Elony, but not a fan of Eleanor!
Elizabeth (Libby) - Pretty and classic, but a tad bland
Eliza - nn for Elizabeth?
Eloise - I really like Eloise, but it just doesn't jump out
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy) Not keen, sorry!
Evangeline (Eve/Evie) Love it, Wish Eva names wern't so popular!
Genevieve (Eve/Evie) - I personally prefer Geneva and Genvere
Kaia/Kaija - Not fond on names like this, its okay though, just not my style
Lenora (Nora) - hmm, slight edge on Lenore, pretty!
Linnea - this is another one I have never heard, it could be pretty, but I'm not sold!
Maeve - Never been a big fan, but it is nice
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Eve I love the nn Tilly! Not a huge fan of Matilda,
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose - Never loved penelope!
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth - Very pretty, I love Posy as a nn!
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth - Again very pretty, Ruth would be the best middle name!My Favorite Names
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July 17th, 2012 12:26 PM #9Senior Member
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Penelope Maren would be supremely lovely. Camille Juliet would also be very pretty. Or Nora Maeve.
Of the combinations you listed, my favourite was Matilda Eve. You have some really fantastic choices on your list. Individual names I liked best were: Penelope, Adelaide, Juliet, Maren, Matilda, Camille, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Eliza, Kaia, Nora and Lucy.
Suggestion: Instead of Lenora: Leonora or Leona or Leora?
Names you might like (as firsts or middles): Celeste, Adair, Louisa, Flora, Cordelia/Delia, Josephine, Clara, Nola..
July 17th, 2012 01:00 PM #11Senior Member
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Adelaide (Addie) Juliet - love adelaide (or adeline) but this combo is to "sweet" to me
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth - like Maren much more than amelia
Aurora (Rory) Juliet - so/so
Briar/Briar-Rose - I want to like this, but it's quite literally rose, rose. A briar is a Eurasian rose
Bryony Maeve- Love this, but maybe break it up at bit? Briony juliet Maeve?
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh) - I didn't know how to pronounce this, and most people wont
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve - Sorry, Highly dislike Charlotte. It's very Blah
Eleanor - see above
Elizabeth (Libby) - see above
Eliza - dislike this, I have a niece name this - it sounds very hard to me. Ilysa is much nicer
Eloise - ok
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy) - cute but popular
Evangeline (Eve/Evie) - Gorgeous, think of all the nickname possibilities. Have you considered Seraphine?
Genevieve (Eve/Evie) - my other middle name, I quite like it. We pronounce it the french way Ge-ne-vi-ev
Kaia/Kaija - Kye? Kia?
Lenora (Nora) - not a big nora fan. Nina?
Linnea - so/so
Maeve - so nice!
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Eve - really stodgy
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose - I don't thing Penelope suits a grown woman
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth -see above
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth - GorgeousNatacha - mother to Geneva SimoneRunning all my names past http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/a site that surveys people with the same name.
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Girls: Indira Maren or Sloan
July 17th, 2012 07:52 PM #13Melinda Susanne
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July 17th, 2012 08:48 PM #15Senior Member
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Adelaide (Addie) Juliet - I like this but I work with children and hear the nickname Addy often (I think usually for Addison)
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth - Beautiful name, too popular for my taste, love the nick name Mimi. Prefer the sound of Amelia Maren. Amelia Opal is cute too. Amelia Ruth could be fine if your last name is longer.
Aurora (Rory) Juliet - while I agree this name is pretty, it has always sounded pretentious to me...possibly because of princess Aurora from sleeping beauty. Nickname Rory is cute though. It flows nicely with Juliet but I prefer the spelling Juliette and it makes sure the emphasis is on the last syllable and is more feminine in my opinion.
Briar/Briar-Rose- Again, a sleeping beauty reference so I think this name sounds equally pretentious as Aurora...Actually, even more pretentious. It sounds pretty but far too snobby for my taste.
Bryony Maeve - this is cute. Bryony is not my style but it flows well with Maeve. I would avoid the nickname Brie due to popularity though.
Camille (Mimi)- Very cute and classy and, again, LOVE the nickname.
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh) - weifja (prn: WHAT?)
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve - Charlotte Genevieve is beautiful but Charlotte is very popular and I think the nickname Lola is a stretch.
Elizabeth (Libby) - The popularity of this timeless classic is irrelevant. It is beautiful and will never be considered trendy!
Eloise- Cute! But I worry that it will be shooting up the charts! (Sorry, trendiness is a HUGE factor for me if you hadn't noticed.)
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy) - too many Emmys....sorry. But it IS a beautiful name.
Evangeline (Eve/Evie)- beautiful, classic, cute nicknames.
Genevieve (Eve/Evie)- classic but I'm not a huge fan.
Kaia/Kaija- So different and trendier than your other names i think it would sound weird with any future siblings names you pick.
Lenora (Nora) - Beautiful, and I like that it is far less popular than Eleanor. Great nn.
Linnea - I love this name and once knew a Linnea who was a fascinating and wonderful person.
Maeve- cute but lacks the substance and nickname possibilities that you other multi-syllable names have.
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Eve - Cute, and LOVE the nickname Tilly. My only qualm with this name is the popularity of the nickname Maddy, but Tilly totally avoids that. Very cute.
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose - Kardashian. Sorry. :-(
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth - Beautiful name!!! I really love both nicknames. Middle names both sound good.
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth- Seraphina sounds pretentious to me, but the nickname Nina makes it much more charming! Nina is adorable. I think Grace is the only one of your nn options that really goes with Seraphina.
July 20th, 2012 10:50 PM #17Senior Member
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Eve (from Evangeline and Evelyn), Juliet (from Julie, my mom), Maren, Rose, Ruth, and Opal (and Grace as well) all have significance for me, and I would like to incorporate family names into all of my children's names.
Kaija (I think I marginally prefer this spelling, the j adds some extra spunk, I think!) - I am quite worried that it really doesn't gel with my other favorites, but I just have this penchant for it! I would love to have a Kaija and a Sorcha (SOR-kah, Gaelic again, but much more intuitive), but I just don't think I can give up my Adelaide, Matilda, Penelope, Amelia, or Eloise!
Penelope - I won't be having kids for another 10 years or so, do you think the Kardashian thing will really matter?
Seraphina Grace - is this a little too holy? Seraphina is from seraphim which is a class of angels; I worry that Grace makes it a little too goody-two-shoes! I think Nina makes it more spunky though! (I like the Seraphina Brielle suggestion, but neither name has family significance, unfortunately... Seraphina Opal? Seraphina Ruth?)
Caoimhe - I really don't get the resistance to Gaelic names! I know it would generally be a struggle in America, but I think the absolute incredulity toward the spelling-pronunciation match up is rather strange! Most people would see "eau" or "oi" in the context of French and not say them "ee-OW" or "OY" but would say "oh" and "wa". Why can't Gaelic names be the same? They use the Latin alphabet but pronounce it differently, like countless other languages :/
More thoughts? I love the input, honestly! I am challenging a few of the comments, yes, but I really like the range of opinions and the way no one is afraid to disagree with another person's preferences, keep it comin', haha. Of course, we don't want to get into rude or hurtful territory, but honesty is the best policy in my mind.
Last edited by senoritashan; July 20th, 2012 at 10:53 PM. Reason: adding thoughts :D
July 20th, 2012 11:58 PM #19Senior Member
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I think there's a big difference between the French example and the Irish example. We've borrowed eau as oh into English in the word plateau, and excuse-moi is a common joking phrase in English. Granted, I still think plenty of people actually WOULD trip over eau in Isabeau or oi in Francois : D.
Gaelic is just hard. I have a good friend named Aoife so I have learned aoi = ee, so that helps me get a lot, and I do think many people have some passing acquaintance with bh = v because of Siobhan, maybe even Si = SH because of Siobhan and Sinead. But mh = v and things like dhbh and th being silent (Sadhbh and Orlaith), it's just a lot to ask.
I mean this is not that they aren't great names and you can't use them - but I think it's a undesirable to first name one child a name something most people will spell / pronounce and another something most will struggle with. So if you are thinking of Sadhbh and Caoimhe, by all means. But Penelope and Caoimhe, well, I think Caoimhe might begrudge Penelope. MAYBE NOT. : D. But I do know a few sibsets like that, and the one with the trickier name in every case has a bit of a chip on his or her shoulder.
Adelaide (Addie) Juliet - great!
Amelia (Mimi) Maren/Opal/Ruth - I like either Maren or Ruth. I like Opal but not so much here.
Aurora (Rory) Juliet - like it!
Briar/Briar-Rose - I just think of Breyer's ice cream...not a big fan.
Bryony Maeve - Too close to Brianna, a pretty but tired name. It's intriguing but I can't say I really like it.
Camille (Mimi) - I don't love it but I like it!
Caoimhe Brielle (prn: KEE-vuh) - All the above taken, I do love the sound of the name Caoimhe. Not a fan of Brielle or the combo really.
Charlotte (Lola) Genevieve - quite nice!
Eleanor - love it!
Elizabeth (Libby) - love it!
Eliza - you know, for years I have wondered why I don't love this like everyone does, and finally figured out it is the sound of "lies". That said, it's pretty, classic, and zippy, I don't dislike it by any means.
Eloise - I like this but prefer the somewhat similar Elodie and Louisa
Emmeline (prn EM-muh-leen; nn: Emmy) Great!
Evangeline (Eve/Evie) - nms, feels trendy. Perfectly reasonable option though for someone else.
Genevieve (Eve/Evie) - Love it!
Kaia/Kaija - Quite fond of this and also Kaisa. However like Caoimhe a little out of step with much of the list
Lenora (Nora) - OK but prefer Eleanor. I do like Eleonora.
Linnea - Quite fond!
Maeve - One that'll fit in a lot better than Caoimhe! I'm not a huge fan but I do like it.
Matilda (Tilly/Emmy) Great name!
Penelope (Posy/Poppy/Lola) Rose - Penelope is nice! I agree Rose could be dressier. I also like the name Penrose.
Primrose (Prim/Posy) Amelia/Elizabeth - I prefer Primrose in the middle. Or Penrose. Either is nice with either of these as the first. Amelia Primrose. Amelia Penrose. Elizabeth Primrose. Elizabeth Penrose.
Seraphina (Effie/Nina) Grace/Lucy/Ruth - Seraphina is pretty but as with Evangeline it's too tied to celebrities for me. I like it with all these middles but fid it striking with Lucy in particular.