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  1. #1
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    Narrowing Down Our Girls List...

    Hey berries!

    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
    Beatrice
    Carys, Catherine, Ceridwen, Clara, Clementine
    Daphne
    Edith "Edie", Eliora, Elowen, Emilia, Emmeline, Esther, Eulalie, Evangeline
    Fiona
    Genevieve, Gwen
    Helena
    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
    Thalia
    Vesper, Violet
    Willow
    Last edited by bre; March 21st, 2013 at 08:23 PM. Reason: Removing names...
    Pending...

  2. #3
    Join Date
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    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)
    Opal
    Nina
    Daphne
    Penelope
    Juniper
    Theodora (nn Thea?)
    Maeve
    Sybil (though I prefer Sibyl)
    Aurelia
    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!)

    Least favorites:

    Ava (snore)
    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:
    Grace
    Sarah
    Jocelyn
    Heather

    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"

  3. #5
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    Alice/Ruby/Lucy/Jane/Clara - love, I know they're simple and basic, but I still really like them
    Fiona- love!!
    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



    really dislike:
    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 - saccharine
    Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
    Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas


  4. #7
    Join Date
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    Ah! You're making this hard on me, you have a fantastic list.
    Favorites:
    Alice, Jane, Fiona, Freya, Iona, Gwyneira, Eira, Elowen, Eudora, Rosamund, Lavinia, Petra, Theodora, Vesper.

    Dislikes:
    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...
    Ffion, Sigrid, Frieda, Ragna, Ingara, Edwina, Magdalen
    Ragnar, Sergius, Ludovic, Fergus, Severin, Severus

  5. #9
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    Apr 2010
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    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,
    Mischa.

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