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November 16th, 2014 04:11 AM #1
Rate the boys & girls names in my Signature? (Honest Opinions Welcome)
Hi. I'm trying to narrow down my names for 5-7 of each gender, which will be almost impossible for my girls' names, which is what I really have to narrow down. (I have way too many, to the point where I tried adding more girl names today and Nameberry wouldn't let me.)
Other names that I couldn't fit onto signature:
Glenn, Joseph, Tomas, Wren = boys
Alyssa, Donna, Phoebe , Verna, Ingrid, Louisa, Mildred, Frances, Artemis = girls
Campbell = boy or girl (Which do you prefer this on?)
- I would also appreciate opinions on both of these.
So, which should I remove or change? Which should I keep? Specific thoughts, associations, what pops into your mind? Any other names you think I would like judging by some of the ones I listed?
Thank you so much, I've been needing some help with this for a while.
Last edited by rie; November 16th, 2014 at 06:15 AM.- Zoe
cressida louisa blanche esmerald clementine saylor elodie rose sorrel phoebe lyla laurel berit isadora harbor lavinia hattie ferris oakley dulcie flora scout yseult ruth caroline sybil donna fern adelaide carmella artemis marina astrid ottilie
lawrence abel gregor calvin aspen clark albert dorien campbell graham henry gus march alfie anchor adam leaf charles todd regan carson alexander rudolph wren walter rowan tomas holland leon noel bechet
November 16th, 2014 12:12 PM #3
My top 5-7 for each gender:
Rowan - Love this on either gender.
Henry - One of those names that's just handsome.
Nicholas - One of my favorite mainstream boys' names; and I love the nn Nico.
Alexander - Ditto Nicholas.
Tomas - A much better version of Thomas, IMO. It feels more streamlined and interesting without the H.
Isadora - Gorgeous, interesting and wearable
Elodie - Miles better than Elaine. It's cute but elegant, and feels current without being trendy.
Marina - Lovely, plus it has Shakespeare cred.
Cressida - Ditto Marina.
Phoebe - It's just so...eminently wearable/likable? There's something great about Phoebe.
Artemis - So cool. The variation Artemisia/Artemesia has some amazing namesakes, too.
Louisa - Similar to Phoebe. I think it ages perfectly, as well.
Wren - The W feels kind of feminine to me; if I were using this name on a boy I think I'd go for the more neutral Ren spelling.
Clark - There was a [preteen-ish] Clark at the camp I worked at last summer. He wore a lot of bizarre hats and made me realize I liked his name!
Berit or Beryl - I much prefer Berit; it's more interesting and less dated. Berit was also the name of a sweet, Danish neighbor growing up, so I have that positive association.
Adam - My brother's name. Am I horrible for disliking it? Whatever, it's just NMS.
Charles - Another family name I just don't like!
Alyssa - Dated and a little, hmmm...prissy?
Donna - Dated.
Ingrid - Just a sound thing.
Mildred - My favorite professor's name, but still way too clunky IMO.
Frances - Pretty much ditto Mildred.
Saylor or Taylor - I'm actually fine with Taylor, but Saylor just looks and sounds silly to me.
Harbor - Hate the sound. And it's too close to the overly popular Harper.
Regan - Ditto Ingrid.
Bethany - Eh. It feels very boring, especially compared to some of your other names.
Chloë - Too popular, and I don't think it ages well.
Katana - Like the sword? I would assume the parents of a Katana were weaboos. Take that as you will.
Ferris - Ditto Ingrid and Regan.
Astrid - Ditto Ingrid, Regan and Ferris, plus there's that unwearable first syllable.
Solar - Not as a first. It'd make a decent MN, though.
Idaline - I have an irrational hatred of Ida, sorry.
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Reid/Reed, Oscar, Miles, Forrest, Russell, Jasper, Felix, Ash, River, Jude, Declan, Tolliver, GriffinGwen
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November 16th, 2014 01:10 PM #5Senior Member
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I'll pick a top five for both genders for you...
Girls - Clementine, Isadora, Adelaide, Ottilie and Frances.
They are all similar styles - long, classy and elegant names. All of which are beautiful girl's names, that lead to no confusion about gender. They all have lovely nicknames available; Minnie, Issy/Dora, Addie, Lady, Tillie, Frankie etc.
Boys - Rowan, Charles, Henry, Joseph and Adam.
They are all classic boy's names, that you really can't go wrong with.
November 16th, 2014 01:32 PM #7
cressida - beautiful, elegant, lovable and smart name
clementine - it's OK
saylor or taylor - Taylor - both are OK
harbor - it's OK
elaine or elodie - love both, but I choose Elodie
regan - too American
bethany - like this one, innocent, child-like, gentle
lyla - like this one
laurel - it's OK
berit or beryl - Beryl, I like neither
chloë - it's OK
victoria - strong and lovely, like it
isadora - it's OK, better than laurel
adelaide - it's OK, bit posh
katana - don't like it
carmella - like it, has a certain feel and energy
ferris - ideal for boy, not for girl
marina - lovely name
astrid - lovely name
solar - don't like it
ottilie - love it!
idaline - it's nice and interesting
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girl & boy
November 16th, 2014 03:18 PM #9Senior Member
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- Christchurch, New Zealand
regan (I see as a boy name)
berit or beryl
ferris (another boy name)
Ingrid (because of personal association!)
Wren - yay for Wren on a boy :-)
Campbell (Defo boy)
ClayProud Mummy to Zeke Cahuilla
Boy: Cassian Wren, Soren Bellamy, Idris Valour, Rory Matthias, Cicero Anthem
Girl: Cyan Olympia, Cleo Novella, Arcadia Io, Genevieve Silver (Vieve)
Sapphire, Quilla, Nora/Nova, Jemima
Tadhg, Quest, Apollo, Reid, Oaken, Mabon, Ambrose