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February 21st, 2013 08:51 PM #11
like balloonsforellie my interest in names is (relatively) new, but i remember this one conversation i had with my mom when i was maybe a pre-teen:
I'm not sure why i brought it up, probably because there's someone in my life i love and respect named Eva. I said to my mom, I like Evelyn as a name.
She promptly made a sour face. "EW! that's so old lady."
Now i'd never use it because it's so popular!
Last edited by juliet.a; February 22nd, 2013 at 03:03 AM.Mama to big kitty Jasper
a feel for the names i adore:
February 21st, 2013 08:57 PM #13
Ugh, my style was so awful when I was first into names! My top 5 for girls was Ashlyn, Bailey, Emmerson, Sarah, and Honor. I still like Aislinn, and I think Sarah's lovely, but Bailey and Emmerson are awful, and Honor is okay, but Honora/Annora is much more my style now.
I still like a couple of trendy names like Macy and Hadley, but I wouldn't use them, because they don't really fit with Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, Violet, Charlotte, etc.Ashley
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
Isabelle | Arianne | Olivia | Violet | Rachel | Liliana | Charlotte | Eleni | Hannah | Eva | Catherine | Tess | Zara
Caleb | Everett | Asher | Jack | Grayson | Avery | Brody | Bailey | Spencer | Samuel | Charles | Boaz | Sawyer
February 21st, 2013 09:09 PM #15
I can't remember the very first names I was in love with, but I do recall loving Elizabeth for a long time, which is still considerable now, I had a major love affair with Evangeline also, which I still love, but wouldn't like use due to the religious overtones, Calypso is still a major love, but not very usable imo. I had a tom-boyish name phase, loving names like Alexis, Quinn and Tegan for awhile, not my style anymore clearly! I can't honestly think of any though that make me think "What was I thinking?!" or just completely stand out from what I normally like. I think my taste has definitely grown and evolved now though.In Love, Engaged, and Fantasizing about Future Babies!!
We have two lovely rabbits named Luna and Lilou!
Lords - Lachlan Alexander - Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Cadmus Walter - Theron Xavier - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair
Ladies - Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Lavender Alina/Irie - Cordelia Autumn - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye
And Patience.... The one thing I never had enough of....
February 21st, 2013 10:09 PM #17
While the names have channged my taste has stayed the same, more at less. I am started to like more quirky names now, but I still like the classic names as well. There was I stage I went through were I liked overly frilly girly names, (Ariana, Arabella, Lilliana, Isadora) which I can't stand anymore.
February 22nd, 2013 12:04 AM #19Senior Member
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I have always been a name-collector.
I still honestly like the nicknames I liked when I was tiny (and named my dolls after): I still love Jenny, Susie/Suzy - I had one doll named Susie and another named Suzy, it was my first real encounter with "same name different spelling" and Sally and Kitty still, though the long forms have changed.
What I don't love are the names I thought were terrifically stylish and cool as an older kid/teenager. Jenny/Susie/Kitty/Polly etc. ARE very cutesy, but today I much prefer those, which I liked when I was very little, to Chelsea, Madison, Alyssa and Hunter, Harrison, Tyler etc. I thought were sooo much cooler when I was 10-15.
February 22nd, 2013 07:40 AM #21
I don't have a list as such at the moment, but my naming style is very similar to yours with some added quirks.
As a little girl, I loved Cindy, Kathleen and Amelia, no boys names come to mine.
When I first started using nameberry, my boys list was:
Dexter Lincoln Tate
Jett Phoenix/Jett Ryder
Xavier Kurt Hendrix
My girls list was:
Ivy Cordelia/Cordelia Ivy
Persephone Arwen Belle/Persephone Alice Sage/Persephone Eliza Wren
Temperance Ophelia/Ophelia Temperance
While there are some names that I still like individually, there's no combinations that I still truly like.Renaming myself;
something quirky, British and elegant.
August - Edmund - Dexter - Jasper - Felix - Henry
Violet - Beatrice - Florence - Olive - Harriet - Antigone - Clementine - Henrietta - Hermione - Wilhelmina - Ottilie - Persephone
Please vote on my name list!: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9812834
February 22nd, 2013 02:08 PM #23
Oh gosh, I remember making my first name list about 9 years ago when I was 13ish, and in retrospect it was terrible! Influenced by pop culture, I loved Ethan and Harrison, and surnamey names for girls (Stokely, Peyton, Quinn, Hadley). I would never dream of using any of those now! I then started using naming forums and my taste improved, though I was a tad pretentious with a penchant for overly long and clunky names like Bartholomew, Peregrine, Dorothea and Leonora. I think my taste has been how similar to how it is now for around 6 years.
Annora Juliet, Verity, Elspeth, Adelaide, Josephine, Vivienne, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Winston, Francis, Albert, Harold, Walter, Hugh Theodore
& current crushes: Mirabel, Edwin, Alban, Mary-Juliet
February 22nd, 2013 02:15 PM #25Junior Member
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- Feb 2013
- Ontario, Canada
I remember being about 7 years old and naming all of my dolls Zelda. I was obsessed with that name for some reason.
20-something year old woman; newlywed; name obsessed
Bridie; Jocelyn; Winifred
Jasper; Lochlan; Thatcher
February 22nd, 2013 07:31 PM #27Senior Member
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- May 2009
When I was really little I wanted to name a boy Presley Montgomery. It was the name of an ancestor on my grandmother's side and I thought it was amazingly unique.
In my teen years I was always so envious of girls named Taylor and Jordan...they seemed so adventurous.
Now, even though I still have my love of vintage names, Presley is off the list. Montgomery however will hopefully be making an appearance in the middle spot of a future daughter. Taylor and Jordan have gone the way of Presley but I still don't hate the gender benders.
February 22nd, 2013 07:52 PM #29♥Ebony~ 14 year old lover of names, chocolate and books♥
If I were to name a child today Matilda Jamesie Rose or Eamon James Harold
Girls: Matilda, Eleanor, Alice, Eloise, Arabella, Clementine, Lucinda, Phoebe, Madeleine and Lillian
Boys: Under construction