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Thread: Calla - too contrived?
April 22nd, 2013 10:40 PM #1Junior Member
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Calla - too contrived?
I have always liked the name Lily, but it's gotten too popular for me. The other day, I thought of the name Calla. I looked it up, and sure enough, people have used it.
I love that it's so simple and fresh. But I'm worried it's contrived and sort of "out there." Or maybe she wouldn't be taken seriously as an adult.
I like traditional sounding names, so this is a big departure for me.
April 22nd, 2013 10:46 PM #3
April 22nd, 2013 11:04 PM #5
Calla is really not "out there"; its beautiful and has been around for a long time as a girl name.
But, if you'd like other names that mean lily or have ties to lilies, try some of these:
Susan (there are lots of variations and spins on this one)
And of course the many variations of Lillian
You can also combine bits and pieces of other names with Lil or Calla, such as Callabeth or Roselily (Johnny Depp named his daughter Rose-Lily). This is only if you really think Calla or Lily just won't cut it by themselves. If you do this, choose wisely, and make sure it flows well (which may be tricky).
I'd also suggest If You Like Lily, You Might Like... (I really think you might like Camilla.)
But really, I think Calla is your best bet if you are really set in your Lily ways. Otherwise, there are a lot of names that secretly have ties or meanings of flowers (like Lita or Briallen).
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April 23rd, 2013 09:06 AM #9Junior Member
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