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Thread: Opinion on Girls' Names
August 1st, 2012 01:25 AM #1Senior Member
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Opinion on Girls' Names
I love old and little-used names for girls (particularly, I like names that are at least unusual in the region in which I live). I like soft, feminine names such as Flora and Rosamunde; however, I also like a few other names that are rare in my area, but have a different sound. For the most part, people make faces when I mention these names, so I would like a Berry opinion
Here they are:
August 1st, 2012 02:17 AM #3
Ingrid -- To me, this sounds too Old World, or like someone who was not born and raised in an English-speaking country. There's nothing wrong with that at all, but I don't want people making wrong assumptions about my child before ever meeting her. I put this in the same category as Olga.
Sybil -- I like this. People may not know how to pronounce it, but it has a very nice sound when said correctly. Makes me think of the names Silvia and Cynthia.
Gwendoline -- This could actually be really cute, but I would go with the traditional spelling of Gwendolen. I like the possibility for the nickname Wendy, which is cute when you think about Peter Pan even though it's dated. I knew a baby named Gwyneth born about...whew, I guess about seven or eight years ago now. I was stunned that they had picked that name, but appreciated that it wasn't a sickening Top Ten name like everyone else was using.
August 1st, 2012 03:11 AM #5Junior Member
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