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April 29th, 2013 07:18 PM #6Member
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- Apr 2013
- Papua New Guinea
I would keep:
Amelia (bit over-popular, but still I like it)
I don't like Tempest because I wouldn't want to name a daughter after a storm, I find Tara a bit boring, Tessla sounds like the inventor, and then I find some of the spellings of a few of those names overly complicated (double letters and such). But, love those names that I left on the list above!!! All classic, mostly not over-used, and with a strength and beauty inherent to them!
April 29th, 2013 07:29 PM #8Senior Member
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- Dec 2012
Eilidh - I think this would have issues with people saying and spelling it
Agnes - This name just isn't my style
Beatrix - I prefer Beatrice spelling
Lana - Uhmmm... just makes me think of a snobby girl, sorry!
Tessla - I like Tess or Tessa but not really into Tessla, it sounds made up, even if it isn't
Tempest - I like some words as names but not this one
Romilly - Hmmm.. this name isn't me, but it has the potential to grow on me
April 29th, 2013 07:33 PM #10
April 29th, 2013 07:45 PM #12Member
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- Apr 2013
Jemima- I never liked this because it reminds me of Aunt Jemima's maple syrup that you put on pancakes.
Ophelia- Lately, I have been liking this. Not for my child, but overall it is a cute name.
Zosia- I have noooo idea how to pronounce this. It could be interesting, but realize that your child will be faced with,"sorry, how do you say your name?" her whole life.
Estella- I loved this when I was a little girl, and I sort of grew out of it. I still think the name is rarely used but not weird.
Eilidh- Yeah I don't know how to say this. Interesting though.
Amelia- Cute name. I have always sort of liked this.
Ottilie- I see this on nameberry but I never knew how to pronounce it.
Iris- Old fashioned and definitely not my style but cute. I can see this mostly as a middle name.
Cecilia- I never liked this, too old fashioned.
Mae/May- I always liked Mae/May. I thought it was cute from the first time I heard it.
Agnes- Never liked it. St. Agnes was rivals of my elementary school in sports. (I went to Catholic School)
Seraphine/a- I have loved Seraphina from the first time I saw it. I don't know why, but I just think it is absolutely gorgeous and elegant.
Greta/Margaret- Too plain.
Beatrix- Never liked it.
Lana- Obsessed. My guily pleasure Lana. Name your daughter this please haha I just love it.
Arabella- Another guilty pleasure. Wow, I may name my daughter Lana Arabella now. Thank you very much.
Tara*- Never liked it, too plain.
Tessla*- This reminds me of geometry class learning about tessalations. Sorry if I ruined it.
Delphine*- Nahhh, I never liked it.
Madeleine*- Cute little girl's name.
Tempest*- This is one of those non-names for me. I never could see anyone with this name.
Romilly*- It's okay. I'm pretty neutral with it.Girls: Blair, Lucia, Aria, Luna
Boys: Xander, Rafael, Cato, Isaiah
April 29th, 2013 07:46 PM #14
I'd take out:
Eilidh - unless you are living in Ireland, it's just not worth the trouble
Amelia - Amelia bores the hell out of me. It always has. I can't explain why.
Cecilia - There is something profoundly fussy and prissy-sounding about this name. I think it's the s sounds combined with the "lya" sound.
Mae/May - boring
Lana - I think it looks incomplete. I like Lana, but I think I like it better as short for something.
Arabella - To me, this is a way to sneak in a -bella without using the ultra-popular Isabella. So to me it's kind of cheating. LOL
Tara* - dated and unappealing
Tessla* - As Tesla, I think, hm, ok, it's a bad 80s rock band but it's also Nikola, so maaaybe. As Tessla, it's like a Tessa/Tesla hybrid of wrongness
Madeleine* - it's been done to death
Tempest* - it comes off down-market to me
The rest I love.Mrs. H.
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