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April 3rd, 2013 12:17 AM #1
WDYT of these - too weird?
Some slightly offbeat names from my list. Wondering if they're just the right amount of quirky, or too weird, and if they're usable. Not pregnant or TTC, just collecting
Agnes - I think it's adorable but don't know if I'd have the guts!
Avis - I love that it's familiar sounding but virtually unused, and the meaning (I love birds). Iffy on Mavis as an alternative.
Edith (Edie) - I like pretty much anything that ends in -ith, but is it unattractive?
Helen - Liked this forever, but is the "hell" syllable awkward?
Leona (Leo) - Don't like Leonie/Leontine at all. I think a girl nicknamed Leo would be sweet, don't hate me! Too old-lady?
Lilith - Has some unfortunate meanings, but I still like it. Also, Lilith or Lillith (with 2 l's, would honor a Lillie in my family tree)?
Mabel (Mae) - People either love it or hate it, I love it!
Tallulah - OTT?
Zelda - Newest on my list, I love it! It's so zippy and fun. The video game connection doesn't bother me, but is it too old?
WDYT?the ever-changing favorites:
♥ August, Barnaby, Henry, Luther
♥ Mabel, Leona, Florence, Zelda
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April 3rd, 2013 12:45 AM #3
I Love Agnes- i also think itll take a brave person to use it! Can seem a bit too old lady for some ppls taste
Avis is a company in Australia- I had to can my fav boy name Cole for a similar reason- example" Can you get Cole's jacket" sounds just like im talking about the very large supermarket chain Coles.
Edith is cute and love nn Edie- i dont think its unattractive.
I like Helen but prefer Helena or even Elena. Never thought about the hell in the name...
Leona nms but Leo is a cute nn, never heard of the name b4 so dosnt sound old to me.
Lilith- woudlnt use it because of its meaning
Mabel- so cute! nn Mae and Bel, can seem a little old ladyish but since i know of no one named this it seemed nice and flowery.
Zelda i love and would use it myself except my partner wont get over the character association... i dont think its old at all
Last edited by bettydogooder; April 3rd, 2013 at 12:48 AM.
April 3rd, 2013 01:07 AM #5
Agnes - Aw, man, I don't think Agnes needs that much guts. It's one of those names that I feel seems old-ladyish at first, but the second it's used on a little girl, it immediately becomes clear just how cute it is.
Avis - It's too strongly tied to the car-rental company for me. I don't dig Mavis, and I don't quite know why, though I suspect it has something to do with the 'v', as I do like Maris.
Edith "Edie" - I don't think it's unattractive, especially with that nickname. Even people who might turn up their noses at the fusty sound of Edith can probably get behind Edie. (I like a few names ending in -ith, too, and have recently gotten into Tanith and Ardith - they're new discoveries for me, so I figured I'd throw them at you if you dig that ending as well. )
Helen - Helen is great, and I don't even think about the "hell" thing.
Leona - Leona makes me think of a restaurant called Leona's that's in my area, but it's not an overwhelming association, and it's pretty local. I think the nn Leo would be pretty rad on a girl. If you're looking for other Leo- names, maybe Leocadia or Leora?
Lilith - I don't find the associations unfortunate at all. She was turned into a demon and vilified in mythology because she didn't submit to some dude? Whatever. I love the sound of it, too.
Mabel - Actually, I think I've found some sort of middle ground with Mabel: I tolerate it! It makes me think of maple syrup.
Tallulah - I don't think it's over the top at all. Kind of whimsical, sure. Crazy? Nah. Not my style, but I think it's cool when others use it.
Zelda - Outside of the video game associations, Zelda is totally this '20s flapper name (hello, apparently the only other thing I can think about here is Zelda Fitzgerald). I know it was 90 years ago, but that decade has a much more modern feel to it for me than, say, the 1950s. Zelda harks back to a time gone past that's full of youth and energy (and, all right, getting drunk in speakeasies); it's old, maybe, but it isn't staid and stoic.on my mind, for the moment
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April 3rd, 2013 01:08 AM #7TTC #1
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April 3rd, 2013 01:58 AM #9Senior Member
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Agnes - I like related Ines a bit more. Agatha and Agnes are both brave choices though, and I can see the appeal.
Avis - Sorry I can't.
Edith (Edie) - Gosh, I love "th" and love Lilith, Judith, Elspeth, etc. but I don't think I can get on board with Edith.
Helen - A bit dry and dusty to me. The "hell" thing is fine. I prefer Helena (hell-ee-na) though.
Leona (Leo) - Prefer Leora or Leocadia or Leontine.
Lilith - I adore it and the imagery of her as the first woman. But if the connotations bother you, Lilibeth is just an innocent nickname of saintly Elizabeth, and Lillian is a Victorian revival.
Mabel (Mae) - I like it but prefer Maybelle.
Tallulah - A bit frilly, but workable. Could be a fun way to Tillie less popular than the locally-to-me-very-overused Matilda.
Zelda - Less old to my ear than Helen and Mabel. I really love Zelda.