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January 2nd, 2013 06:30 PM #1Member
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Critique my girls' list! Sophisticated yet slightly quirky names..
I'd love feedback on our favorite girls names! Please feel free to make suggestions too. MN will be either Kate, Elise or Josephine (family names).
Agnes (also a family name)
Ottilie (nn Tillie)
Again, please be totally honest and feel free to make suggestions/give your nn recommendation!
January 2nd, 2013 06:51 PM #3
Imogen- love this one!
Eloise= I had this on mu list until a close friend used it... it is getting somewhat popular though!
Agnes (also a family name- Like it,, a little ald lady but not in a bad way
Ottilie (nn Tillie)- not a huge fan but its ok
Astrid- dont like... though i do like Ingrid and it feels somewhat similar
Aureli I prefer Aurelia but thats cute too!
I love Josephine as a first name.. Josie is so cute as a nn! (plus my little guy is josef.. so obviouslt its a good name!haha)boys names drive me crazy!
January 2nd, 2013 06:58 PM #5Member
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January 2nd, 2013 07:05 PM #7
Imogen - Not a huge fan. It sounds upper-class but not very sweet to me (I'm from the US where this is never heard.)
Eloise - Stunning! I love the combination of Ella/Eleanor and Louise. Very gorgeous.
Agnes - Sounds old-lady-ish to me, but I love the nickname Aggie.
Ottilie - Unique with a lot of style. It reminds me of the words "otter" and "utterly" too much though. Tillie is cute!
Astrid - Nothing about the sound is pleasing to me. I prefer Ingrid.
Aurelie - Has a beautiful, flowing, gentle sound. I like Aurelia better, but both are lovely!
My favourite combinations are Eloise Kate and Aurelie Josephine.~Anne Teresa (Annie), a 17-year-old authoress.
ladies: Katherine, Lucy, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Elanor, Julia, Hazel, Dorothy, Margaret, Elodie
gentlemen: James, Atticus, Malachi, Lewis, Benjamin, Alexander, Gabriel, Douglas, Finn, Bonhoeffer
January 2nd, 2013 07:10 PM #9
Imogen: pretty, Celtic and quite popular in the British Isles. Commonly mispronounced in the US as EYE-mo-JEAN, which is significantly less pretty.
Eloise: the perennial nameberry favorite. Pretty, easy on the ears, dignified and classic.
Agnes: I quite like Agnes, genuinely. I think the saintly namesake, the meaning, and the centuries of use are lovely. Most people do not care for it, so you should expect some strong negative reactions in the real world.
Ottilie (nn Tillie): quite exotic and unfamiliar in the US. I again think it's easy on the ears and very striking, but am not sure how it would be perceived here.
Astrid: it's a pretty Swedish name but I childishly always see, hear and think "ass-turd."
Aurelie: very pretty, but difficult for many anglophones to pronounce. Homonymous with 'aurally.' And perhaps too close to the more sexual 'orally.'
In terms of usability: Eloise > Ottilie > Agnes > Imogen > Aurelie > Astrid
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