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  1. #1
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    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

  2. #3
    Join Date
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    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.

    Neutral about:

    Glenn
    Joseph
    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!
    Todd
    Clay

    Verna
    Clementine
    Lyla
    Laurel
    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.
    Victoria
    Adelaide
    Carmella
    Ottilie

    Dislike:
    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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    College student, bookworm, terrible influence.
    Owner of a cat: Minerva "Minnie"


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  3. #5
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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.

  4. #7
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    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

    nicholas
    clark
    henry
    adam
    charles "charlie"
    todd
    clay
    alexander "alex"
    rowan

    All your boys name are classic, lovable and OK.
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    Freya Marigold°Belle Seraphina°Leda Cassiopeia°Briony Rosaline°Charlotte Romilly°Lotus Dorothea°Aurora Nimue°Cecily Eliska°Mabel Celestina°Gaia Melisende
    girl & boy

  5. #9
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    Girl
    Love:
    cressida
    clementine

    Like
    saylor
    lyla
    adelaide
    astrid
    ottilie
    Phoebe
    Frances
    Artemis

    Meh
    elodie
    isadora
    carmella
    elaine
    bethany
    laurel
    Alyssa
    Louisa
    Mildred

    Dislike
    taylor
    harbor
    regan (I see as a boy name)
    berit or beryl
    chloë
    victoria
    katana
    ferris (another boy name)
    marina
    solar
    idaline
    Donna
    Verna
    Ingrid (because of personal association!)

    boy
    Love
    Wren - yay for Wren on a boy :-)
    Campbell (Defo boy)

    Like
    nicholas
    clark
    adam
    Todd

    Meh
    Glenn
    Joseph
    Tomas
    henry
    charles "charlie"
    alexander "alex"
    rowan

    Dislike
    Clay
    Proud Mummy to Zeke Cahuilla

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    Tadhg, Quest, Apollo, Reid, Oaken, Mabon, Ambrose

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