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Thread: WDYT of my long list?
October 29th, 2012 01:02 AM #6Senior Member
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Agnes (nn Aggie): I love the GN sound. People say it's "ugly-beautiful" I think it's just beautiful.
Aoife (prn. ee-fa): I'm a sucker for complicated Gaelic spellings. I like the look of this name more than its sound, but it's very pretty.
Ballou: I think balloon. I know an artist named Vallou. She's covered in tattoos and plays the harp.
Bijou: I kind of love this. Not sure how the French feel about this one? I think it's a great alternative to Jewel, Ruby, Pearl, etc.
Billie: Love. Especially if she has a strong middle name.
Circe: Leaves me cold.
Dagny: Love. Especially love Dagmar, but I think of it as a guilty pleasure and I dislike the Ayn Rand assoc.
Elke/Elka: Yes. Especially Elke.
Franca/Franka: Prefer it with a C. If you have an Italian accent, it's magical, otherwise, it falls flat IMO.
Frida/Frieda: Love Frida. Love the namesake. I know a Frida and she wears it so well. Strong, elegant, simple. "Free" is a nice nn.
Lilou: Sweet, kind of sexy a la Lola, but not as strong as some of your others.
Loie: Very cool if you're a fan of Ms Fuller, or if you're into the symbolism of "the eye." If you just like the sound, I think it's a little random.
Maeve: I'm mad for Maeve! So dramatic and fiery.
Minerva: I prefer Athena. Dislike Minnie.
Pearl: I see the appeal, and I can objectively recognize its beauty. Personally I find it too tame. Also associate it with The Scarlet Letter.
Suki/Sukey: I love this (only the Suki spelling.) I know a Susannah nn Suki, who only uses her nn. It's bright and sharp, also slightly Japanese-inflected, though it's a traditional English nn.
Sunday(Sunny): Well, Sunday IS such a nice, restful day... But the sound of this name doesn't thrill me. Sunny I dislike.
October 29th, 2012 04:13 AM #8
My favorites: Circe, Lilou, Sunday, Pearl
I like a lot: Maeve, Agnes, Sukey, Minerva
Like, but not for me: Frida, Franca, Elka, Aofie, Billie, Loie
Dislike: Dagny, Bijou, Ballou
Dagny just isn't attractive to me. Bijou is a little too attractive if you catch my drift. Ballou has an unpleasant sound and reminds me of Baloo from The Jungle Book.
October 29th, 2012 09:41 AM #10Senior Member
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October 29th, 2012 10:04 AM #12
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