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Thread: Narrowing Down Our Girls List...
March 20th, 2013 01:34 PM #1
Narrowing Down Our Girls List...
SO and I are trying to revamp our list by narrowing down our choices (which are very... eclectic). While we love these names, we thought it would be refreshing to get some outside opinion.
I figured the easiest way to do this would be to pick a top 5- 10 favorites and 5-10 least favorites. This way we can keep track of certain names that reoccur on one list or the other. If you would like to give an explanation on your choices that would be really amazing!
Any input would be very appreciated.
(P.S. We're not expecting)
Adelaide, Agatha, Alessandra, Alice, Arden, Aurelia
Carys, Catherine, Ceridwen, Clara, Clementine
Edith "Edie", Eliora, Elowen, Emilia, Emmeline, Esther, Eulalie, Evangeline
Imogen, Iris, Isobel
Jane, Jessamine, Josephine, Juniper
Lavinia, Livia, Louisa, Lucy, Lydia
Madeleine, Maeve, Magnolia, Marian, Miranda
Naomi, Niamh, Nina
Odette, Olive, Opal, Ophelia
Penelope, Petra, Phoebe
Rosalind, Rosamund, Rose
Sarah, Seraphina, Susanna
Last edited by bre; March 21st, 2013 at 08:23 PM. Reason: Removing names...Pending...
March 20th, 2013 01:53 PM #3
A lot of these are really great! I don't know if I can keep my list of favorites under 10, but I'll try:
Athena (my own #1)
Theodora (nn Thea?)
Sybil (though I prefer Sibyl)
Honorable mention: Honora (pun sort of intended), Iona, Petra, Eulalie (and I still haven't finished listing all the names on your list that I like!)
Yvonne (snore + kinda dated)
Elula (tongue twister; I feel like a lot of people would just go, "Elula...El-oo-you know what? That's too hard to say! How about I just call you...Ellie?")
Jessamine (it's Jessica, but dressed up...and it didn't actually clean up all that nice)
Aneira / Aniara (feels like it's trying too hard)
Gemma (it's kind of like a plastic tiara; superficial, sparkly, & fake)
...and four more that just seem very lackluster, especially compared to the rest of your list:
There are some others I'm bored of (Rose, Ruby, Lucy, Amy, etc.), but I don't really find them objectionable, as such. They're just not very interesting.on my mind, for the moment
Daria | Athena | Ramona | Winifred | Maeve | Blythe | Nadine | Dorothea | Margot | Cyra | Renata | Hypatia | Junia | Thisbe
Flynn | Otto | Winston | Claude | Leif | Roald | Tavish | Lionel | Cormac | Tobin | Oswin | Rory | Damon | Tycho
Mildred "Red" ☆ Obedience "Bede" ☆ Relief "Leafy" ☆ Dorothea "Doro" ☆ Penelope "Pen" ☆ Ruth "Rue" ☆ Eudoxia "Exie"
March 20th, 2013 02:18 PM #5
Alice/Ruby/Lucy/Jane/Clara - love, I know they're simple and basic, but I still really like them
Petra - love!!
Livia - one of my all time faves!
Adara - interesting and beautiful
Gwendolen/Gwen - love
Genevieve - like a lot!
Beatrice - like
Esther - really like
I like tons more that I didn't pick, you have a really fabulous list of great names
Eulalie - sounds garbled.
Vivia - I think this is a paper towel brand
Agatha - gak
Niamh - knee-ahm (I know that's not the pronunciation but that's how it'll be said)
Una - bleh
Freya - frayed, afraid
Maeve - I know this is really well loved around here but I just don't like it at all. Sounds like grave.
Edith - just sounds too old to me and looks like Eddie
Eira, Eliora, Elowen, Elula, Gwyneira, Aniara, Ceridwen - these are all a bit too Lord of the Rings for me
Iona - I own a
Aurelia - aureola
Sakura - saccharineOlivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
March 20th, 2013 02:38 PM #7Senior Member
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Ah! You're making this hard on me, you have a fantastic list.
Alice, Jane, Fiona, Freya, Iona, Gwyneira, Eira, Elowen, Eudora, Rosamund, Lavinia, Petra, Theodora, Vesper.
Sakura, Vivia, Livia, Adara, Ava, Eulalie, Elula, Catharine, Clara, Honora, Opal, Nina, Olive, Lilia and lillian, miranda, myla, Jessamine, Isobel, Violet, Sarah, Grace, Gwyneth, Ruby
Last edited by njordv; March 20th, 2013 at 02:46 PM.Always changing...Alberta . Hester . Sigrid . Frida . Edwina . Margery . NoelleFergus . Edgar . Gregor . Reuben . Angus . Lucius
March 20th, 2013 02:42 PM #9
10 Faves (this is hard)
Aurelia - Lush, feminine and rare
Emmeline - sweet and romantic
Genevieve - a French gem with depth and history
Grace - short, simple and sweet
Helena - gorgeous mythological name
Isobel - a classic name with a twist (I like this Scottish spelling)
Josephine - strong and majestic
Louisa - classic and literary
Rosamund - poetic and elegant
Violet - a lovely flower name
10 Least Faves (God, this is difficult too! )
Aniara - looks odd
Aria - trendy name that is best left to the opera world.
Heather - overused and dated
Lilia - I prefer just Lily
Merida - trendy Disney princess and place name
Myla - I have an aversion to random y's
Odette - clunky. I prefer Odile.
Thera - lacks substance. I want to add on to it (eg. therapy).
Una - too close to Numero Uno. I don't mind the Irish Oona
Vesper - reminds me of a snake and I have a terrible fear of snakes.All the best,