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  1. #1
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    Sounds You Like/Dislike

    One of the most important things when naming is whether you love the sound of the name, but are there any particular sounds within the name that you love rolling off your tongue? Or dislike?

    For example:

    I love the RO sound as in Rosalind, Rowena, Romilly, Rose
    Yet I dislike the BR sound as in Bree, Brianna, Gabriella

    Hope that makes sense!

  2. #3
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    I have noticed that I like names that have -ian or -an. Which makes it extremely hard for me to pick a name.

    Caspian
    Cian
    Sebastian
    Christian
    Adrian (very slowly warming up to this one, I can only think of Rocky when I hear it more than once, lol)
    Tristan

    Also, I like names that have -iel.

    Nathaniel
    Gabriel
    Castiel
    Uriel

    I also love the way most variants of Lily sound...

    Lilia
    Liliana
    Lilias
    Lilac
    Liliane

    I don't particular dislike these name, but I am tired of seeing them all the time:

    Bella/Belle (Any variant form and/or extension)
    Jackson

    I guess I will get back to you on the sounds I dislike. Never really paid too much attention to them.

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    c a s p i a n .. oberon .. raphael .. solomon .. zephyrus

    a m a r y l l i s .. chrysanthe .. isabeau .. lilias .. samara

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  3. #5
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    I dislike the Br- sound too, but it's more specifically Bre/Bri in names, like Gabriella or Breanna. I like Bruno for a boy though, which is a Br- name, though I guess it's because it's Bru not Bri. I also don't like -ana names (ah-na), as it sounds really nasally to me.

    I haven't noticed a pattern in names I do like, though.

    Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___
    Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George


  4. #7
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    For me, the sounds I tend to dislike are:

    "Eye", as in Iris and Linus
    "Is/Es/Ice" at the end of girls' names, as in Iris (again), Agnes, Alice, Lois, Beatrice, etc.
    "Us" at the end of boys' names, as in Linus (again), Julius, Atticus, etc.
    "Lia" pronounced with the "l" attached to the second to last syllable and the "ia" slurred into "ya". Gah, I hate that sound most of all. "Lia" sounds some much prettier pronounced lee-ah, IMO.

    Oh, forgot to talk about the sounds I do like!

    "Ee", especially at the end of Greek names like Zoe, Chloe, Daphne, Penelope, Phoebe, etc.
    "Ph", as in Daphne, Phoebe, Seraphina, Josephine, Philip (although I don't really like Philippa for some reason), Christopher
    "V", as in Eve/Eva, Victoria, Veronica, Evan, and tons of other names.
    "Nic" as in Nicholas, Veronica, Dominic, Nicole, etc.
    "Z" (including "x" pronounced like "z") as in Zoe, Elizabeth, Alexander, Balthazar, etc.
    "P" as in Penelope, Calliope, Crispin, Casper, Patrick, etc.
    "C" as in Catherine, Calliope, Chloe, Crispin, Christopher, Casper

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
    Last edited by mega_muffin; January 25th, 2013 at 01:07 PM.

  5. #9
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    I seem to always be drawn to names with a hard "C" or "K" at the beginning for boys and an "A" sound at the beginning for girls.

    Some examples of my favorites:
    Casper, Cain, Kallen, & Cade.
    Alice, Allison, Audrey, & Annelie.
    Crushes: Casper & Isobel.

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