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Thread: Narrowing Down Our Girls List...
March 20th, 2013 03:17 PM #6Senior Member
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You have a great list!
I don't think I can just do a top ten. Heh. My favorites:
Adelaide -- Rich, vintage sound. Nice song association from Guys and Dolls is an added bonus.
Arden -- Beautiful, unique and lovely literary association.
Carys -- Lovely meaning. A name that will stand out from the crowd.
Clara -- Simple and sweet. I picture a smart, studious, and compassionate girl.
Eliora -- Sounds familiar, but is rare. Very beautiful.
Elowen -- Poetic and magical, but still seems wearable.
Esther -- Stately and sweet.
Fiona -- Elegant and spunky at the same time.
Hazel -- This has to be one of the sweetest names out there! The "z" gives it just the right amount of spunk. Love it!
Jane -- Despite its plainness, this is an elegant, rarely used name with great history.
Jessamine -- This name sports a unique combination of familiar sounds and is also a beautiful flower. What could be better than that?
Juniper -- This name is really fresh and fun
Livia -- A fun take on the very popular Olivia
Lydia -- Very melodic and grounded
Naomi -- Beautiful!
Pearl -- Sweet, simple and vintage.
Ruby -- Rich, cheerful sound.
Willow -- Simple and beautiful. I love nature names!
Agatha -- Too stuffy and old-ladyish
Ceridwen -- Lovely, unique meaning, but I think it only works as a middle name because it is clunky.
Gwyneira/Gwynora -- Too medieval
Iona -- Just reminds me of ions and iota
Niamh -- Prone to mispronunciation
Sakurah -- Sounds too clunky
Sybil -- See above
I hope that helps!Not expecting, just planning and building lists!
March 20th, 2013 03:30 PM #8Senior Member
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Beatrice - Beautiful, literary, classy, timeless.
Clemence, Clementine - Love both.
Edith "Edie" - Love!
Genevieve - Great history and great name, lots of nn potential.
Iris - like
Olive - like
Penelope - Love
Rosalind - Love
Violet - Like
Arden - sounds very trendy.
Gemma - Dated & lacks substance, much prefer Genevieve.
Jocelyn - Trendy.
Lavinia - Makes me think of toilets, Lavatory?
Sakura - Sack?
Thea, Thera - Lacks substance, Theodora maybe?
Una - Never appealed to me.
Yvaine, Yvonne - Massively dislike them both.
March 20th, 2013 03:52 PM #10
My 10 favorites- this was HARD!
Adara- unique without being weird or yooneek
Amy- simple and sweet. One of my closest friends is an Amy and just met the most precious little girl named Amy. I love it
Aria- seems exotic and mysterious to me. That's a good combo
Beatrice- beautiful meaning, classic, timeless, great choice
Catherine- classic and beautiful also timeless. Catherine can be 90 or 9. It's a beautiful name.
Elinor- a favorite of mine
Miranda- beautiful meaning and Shakespeare.
Naomi- if you see the signature, I prefer Noemi, but it's all the same in the end. Love love love love.
Nina- simple, sweet and very international. Can go almost anywhere and say your name is Nina and she'll be understood.
Seraphina- new love of mine
Antoinette- let them eat cake?
Clementine- the song kills it
Elula/ Eulalie- these get all jumbled up when I try to say them. I just don't like the "eul / elu" combination
Gwyneira- I think she would spend her whole life explaining her name.
Hermione- it's too bad, but Harry Potter killed this for use IRL, at least for now.
Niamh- If you love it, go with a phonetic spelling. The spelling is the only reason it's on the least favorite list.
Una- "one is the loneliest number...." it's also the word for "a" or "an" in Spanish. To me, it's like naming a daughter a.
Ruby- have never been a fan, but I see the appeal.
Willow- see Ruby.Zoe Milena
March 20th, 2013 04:08 PM #12Senior Member
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Agatha- I love the juxtaposition of "old lady" names on young girls, it makes it sound effortlessly chick. The nickname Aggie is adorable.
Catherine- So classic and understated, although its a long name, it's always seemed minimalist and simple to me, which I love. The C- makes it even classier.
Edith "Edie"- Same reason why I love Agatha. Also, Edie is so fantastic.
Jane- Less is more. This name is so chic and can work on a variety of people.
Lydia- This name sounds so exotic and worldly. Love it.
Opal- This gives me the same feel as Agatha and Edith. Opals are said to be the stone of love, so I like the significance of your daughter being a product of you and your SO's love for each other.
Rosamund- I can't believe this isn't in the top 1000, but it's worth using. It seems really elegant and feminine.
Una- Too strange for my liking.
Myla- Sounds kind of made up.
Vesper- Sounds harsh and masculine.
Odette- I've never really liked this name, but it sounds super Parisian, if that's what you're looking for!
Gwyneth- I've always found this name to be quite masculine.
Overall, you've got a great list!!Baby Girl due 7.4.13
Margot, Miriam, Marion, Marian, Elizabeth nn Betty, Vera, Edith nn Edie
March 20th, 2013 04:10 PM #14Senior Member
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There were more 'likes' than'dislikes!', I really enjoy most of your names. The ones I listed as likes are my top favorites, If i didn't totally love it, I erased it. The dislike list are the ones that I just said "no way" as I read your list! Haha
Arden (Another one I really like that sounds similar:Auden)
Emilia (love this name and this is my favorite spelling of it as well!)
Emmeline/Evangeline (Love, Love, LOVE)
Lavinia/ Lydia (A special thanks to Downton Abbey for introducing me to Lavinia! It's beautiful!)
Rosalind (Rosalie's cute too if you go with the 'rose' idea)
Agatha/Eudora (just too dated for me, even reminds me of stereotypical witches or something)
Aneira/Aniara (pronunciation is killing me, and the more I say them out loud the worse they end up sounding! An-ear-ah? Annie-are-ah?)
Carys (this is getting popular. I work in childcare and I know 3 little Carys/Caris's! That's the only reason it's down here)
Eira/Eliora/Elula/Eulalie (Again with the pronunciation! I really dislike the last 2, eh-loo-lah? you-lay-lee? Just not my cup of tea!)Smothering one fur baby, my darling dog Briony Ember
Peregrine, Evander, Kaius, Stellan, CassiusBeatrice, Hazel, Thisbe, Amoret