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February 21st, 2013 07:04 PM #1Member
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What do you think of my list?
My style is honestly all over the map, but I just wanted some thoughts on my list. Any opinions are appreciated!
Charlotte nn Lottie
Amelie nn Ellie
Isla / Isra (Eye-ruh)
Audrey nn Ree
Josephine nn Josie
Margaret nn Maisie
and for boys:
February 21st, 2013 07:13 PM #3
Waverley - Not terrible, but NMS
Wren - ditto
Charlotte nn Lottie - Love it.
Penelope - NMS
Amelie nn Ellie - NMS
Isla - Nice!
Isra (Eye-ruh) - I think it would be a burden due to the spelling and pronunciation.
Maeve - Love it!
Elizabeth - Classic beauty!
Lucy - Cute
Matilda - OK
Audrey nn Ree - Nice
Josephine nn Josie - Nice
Mila (mee-luh) - NMS. I also think it would be misspelled and mispronounced a lot.
Adeline (add-uh-line) - Pretty!
Paloma - NMS
Elodie - NMS
Caroline - Nice
Margaret nn Maisie - Nice
Delilah - OK
Madeleine - OK
Hanna - Lovely, but prefer Hannah.
Elowen - NMS
Mairead - MNS
and for boys:
Rhys - OK
Gaelan - NMS
Sawyer - OK
Kieran - NMS
Declan - NMSMother of three teenagers: (1) Daniel Glen, (2) Timothy Austin, and (3) Rebecca Jane... all middle names honor family... 3rd generation mn Jane. (A second girl would have been Susanna Eve and a third boy, maybe Isaac...)
February 21st, 2013 07:24 PM #5
Waverley- I prefer this name spelled Waverly. I don't care for the sound, but I love the meaning.
Wren- Of all the bird names, this might be my favorite. It's lovely without being too cute.
Charlotte nn Lottie- Gorgeous, of course!
Penelope- I don't understand the appeal of this name at all.
Amelie nn Ellie- Quite sweet, however I'm sure it will be mistaken for Emily all the time.
Isla / Isra (Eye-ruh)- Gorgeous! Isra is identical to Ira, which I hate.
Maeve- Oh, so pretty! Makes Mae feel fuller and less plain.
Elizabeth- Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the nn Libby.
Lucy- Eh. Plain, however I adore Luciana.
Matilda- See Penelope.
Audrey nn Ree- Very cute!
Josephine nn Josie- I like Josephine, but Josie isn't very pretty. I think JoJo is so cute, though!
Mila (mee-luh)- I prefer Milena, but Mila is lovely too! The Kunis association is a plus.
Adeline (add-uh-line)- I love this, but to be more unique I prefer Adelise (add-uh-lees).
Paloma- Quite lovely!
Caroline- A pretty classic! Reminds me of a smart businesswoman.
Margaret nn Maisie- Nice, but not really fabulous.
Delilah- Love it! So pretty!
Madeleine- Such a swet, lovely name.
Hanna- I think it looks a little odd without the -h. Nice name, though.
Elowen- Very pretty, with a melodic, lilting sound.
Mairead- This name will guarantee LOTS of mispronunciations.
Rhys- I like this a lot!
Gaelan- Sounds like something from an Arthurian Legend, like Sir Gaelan. A little too dramatic.
Kieran- I think this is a little feminine because it sounds so similar to Karen.
Declan- This is a really handsome name!
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February 21st, 2013 07:29 PM #7
February 21st, 2013 07:49 PM #9Senior Member
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Waverley - nms, and seems a bit trendy. I think it's better when spelled without that second E - it looks more streamlined and neater as Waverly
Wren - I actually really like this for a boy...I guess it's okay for a girl.
Charlotte nn Lottie - So cute! I know Charlotte is getting quite popular, though.
Penelope - Nice, but also getting more popular
Amelie nn Ellie - I like it, but think people will always hear "Emily"
Isla / Isra (Eye-ruh) - Isla is pretty, Isra = Ira, so that's no good for a girl, imo.
Maeve - I've never liked this, seems like an old lady name to me, but I know many Berries like it.
Elizabeth - Nice and classic.
Lucy - I love it. A bit popular, though. My favorite name combo of all time is Lucy Clementine
Matilda - ADORE. One of my absolute favorites.
Audrey nn Ree - Audrey is okay...I don't love the sound, but I love Audrey Hepburn, so that's a good association. Not loving Ree.
Josephine nn Josie - I don't love Josie, but I love Josephine.
Mila (mee-luh) - Prefer it pronounced MY-la, but I know that's not usually how it is.
Adeline (add-uh-line) - Probably what our baby will be if she's a girl - LOVE.
Paloma - I like it! Wish my husband did, too.
Elodie - I think the French pronunciation is nice, but I don't really like it when it just rhymes with Melody.
Caroline - Classic, but I've never been a big fan.
Margaret nn Maisie - Same as Caroline.
Delilah - It's okay.
Madeleine - Lovely, but only if pronounced mad-a-line, NOT lin.
Hanna - It's okay..nothing too exciting. Prefer it with the final H.
Elowen - Pretty.
Mairead - Not sure of the pronunciation, and I think that would be a problem (at least in the US).
and for boys:
Rhys - Don't like it...looks and sounds incomplete and insubstantial to me.
Gaelan - It's sad, but I think there could be teasing potential here, unfortunately.
Sawyer - Seems pretty trendy to me.
Kieran - I like it, pronounced KEER-an. Maybe a bit popular now?
Declan - Nothing wrong with it, just nms.Current Favorites
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February 21st, 2013 08:23 PM #11
Waverley - love it! I prefer Waverly, though.
Wren - adore it! It's a mn on my own list.
Charlotte nn Lottie - again, I adore it! Charlotte is on my own list. If I didn't love the nn Lola so much for it, I would probably opt for Lottie. I really adore both.
Penelope - I've been really liking this lately! It's not a personal favorite of mine, but I do really like it.
Amelie nn Ellie - I love Amelie, it was my best friend's name, but I am not a huge Ellie fan. I do love Millie and Lily for it, though.
Isla / Isra (Eye-ruh) - I like Isla, but I can't really imagine it on anyone. It seems more like a pretty word than a beautiful name, if that makes sense. It is lovely, though. I don't really like Isra; I feel like it should be said like EES-rah or IZ-rah.
Maeve - meh. I want to like it, but I just can't see the appeal.
Elizabeth - love the classic Elizabeth! I prefer the softer Elisabeth spelling, though--plus, I love the connection to my German and French ancestry, since it's the German/French spelling. I like that the Elisabeth spelling is a lot less predictable, too.
Lucy - meh. I'm not the hugest Lucy fan. I've been appreciating it more lately, but I don't LOVE it.
Matilda - I LOVE Tilly, but I'm not really a Matilda fan. I can't really see me using it, and I like Madeleine much more. It's still nice, though.
Audrey nn Ree - LOVE Audrey! I'm positively smitten with it lately. I'm not sure it's going to make the cut, but I really adore it.
Josephine nn Josie - LOVE Josephine, but I'm not a huge fan of Josie. I LOVE Posy as a nn for Josephine, though.
Mila (mee-luh) - I LOVE Camilla (cah-MILL-ah) and Camille, but I'm not a huge Mila fan. I don't even love Milla, but I like it more than Mila, which has always seemed too exotic/sexy for me.
Adeline (add-uh-line) - ADORE it! It's definitely on my top 20, it just doesn't make my top 10.
Paloma - meh. I love the meaning, and the nn Lola, but I don't love the full name, though.
Elodie - I named my car Elodie. I don't LOVE it for a future child of mine, but I do like the name, and I love the nns (particularly Ella, Lola, Lottie, and Liddy.
Caroline - I quite like it. I love the nn Cara, and I love that it reminds me of Jane Austen, but I hate that it reminds me of Caroline Bingley.
Margaret nn Maisie - I quite like Margaret, but I like Maggie and Greta much better as nns. Maisie is cute, though.
Delilah - the religious implications still bother me, even though most people don't mind. I do love Elila, though, and I love the nn Lila.
Madeleine - love Madeleine! I don't think I'll ever love it enough to use it as a FN, but I do find it beautiful as a MN. Zara Madeleine was a combo on my long list for years, and I still love it.
Hanna - LOVE Hannah, it's on my top 10, and I like the Japanese Hana, but I don't love the Hanna spelling quite so much. It's always seemed imbalanced to me.
Elowen - meh. I like Elodie more.
Mairead - I'm not a huge Irish/Gaelic names fan, and Mairead isn't really my cup of tea. I think it'd be pretty hard to wear, but it is a nice enough name.
and for boys:
Rhys - love Rhys! I'm part Welsh, and Rhys is one of my favorite Welsh names (along with Bryn and Ianto for boys).
Gaelan - I LOVE Caelan, but Gaelan, not quite so much.
Sawyer - LOVE the literary Sawyer. It's pretty amazing.
Kieran - I love it, but I only really like the Gaelic spelling--Ciaran.
Declan - another one I love. I don't really love Gaelic girls' names, but I love Gaelic boys' names! Declan was on my top 10 for a short while.
My favorites are Wren, Adeline, Charlotte, Audrey, Penelope, Josephine, Elodie, Hannah, and Elisabeth/Elizabeth for a girl, and Rhys, Declan, Sawyer, and Ciaran/Kieran for boys.Ashley
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February 21st, 2013 08:52 PM #13Senior Member
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The only name in the girls section I actively dislike it Waverly - it's just so trendy / surname-ish, I don't find it appealing at all. I don't care for Charlotte, its not one I like, but there's nothing actually wrong with it, just not one I care for.
I ADORE Elowen, Elodie, Paloma, Penelope and Madeleine, though! Paloma has really, really grown on me this year, the meaning is so pretty.
For the boys, Kieran (I prefer Ciaran) has been on my list since I was about 14, I still love it, it's great.
February 21st, 2013 09:04 PM #15Senior Member
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Waverley- I just think of "Wizards of Waverly Place" when I hear this.
Wren- Love this.
Charlotte nn Lottie- I personally prefer the nn Charlie and don't care for Lottie, but I love the full name Charlotte.
Penelope- I like it, and I think nn Penny is really cute.
Amelie nn Ellie- N,s
Isla / Isra (Eye-ruh)- I like Isla, but not Isra.
Maeve- I prefer just Mae myself.
Elizabeth- Love this, as someone with a name with no nicknames I've been jealous of the nn possibilities of Elizabeth.
Lucy- I don't care for this.
Matilda- This is one of my favorite names, I love both the nicknames Mattie and Tillie.
Audrey nn Ree- I don't like the nickname Ree, as ree-ree is slang in my area for a mentally disabled person. Also, a names aren't my favorite.
Josephine nn Josie- I like the full name and the nn.
Mila (mee-luh)- I don't care for the "mee-luh" pronunciation, I'd love this name if its pronunciation was "my-la"
Adeline (add-uh-line)- See Audrey.
Elodie- While I used to really like this name, now it just feels like an incomplete Melody.
Caroline- Personal association kinda ruins this name for me.
Margaret nn Maisie- I don't like Margaret, but I love Maisie.
Delilah- I like this name.
Madeleine- I would probably use this if it wasn't so popular. I also don't like the nickname Maddy.
Hanna- I would definitely add an h at the end. Hannah is a really sweet but strong name to my ears, so I like it.
Elowen- I really like this name.
Mairead- I don't like the sound of this.
and for boys:
Gaelan- While I like the overall sound, I would avoid names with the syllable "gay", as I feel a boy with this name would be teased from elementary to high school.
Sawyer- I like it
Kieran- While Kiera sounds soft and pretty to me, Kieran just sounds wrong.
Declan- I like it, I knew a really sweet guy with this name.
February 21st, 2013 10:36 PM #17