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May 23rd, 2013 11:36 PM #1
Guilty pleasures vs. usable names
Share your top guilty pleasure and top usable name for girls and boys. Also, what is your definition of guilty pleasure vs. usable name? Please include middles if you have them.
A guilty pleasure is a name I love but could never use because of likely teasing/mispronunciation/misspelling. A usable name is one that is familiar, but the middle can be unusual. Usable names must have a nickname if the name isn't quite right.Caspian ~ Genevieve ~ Benjamin ~ Claire ~ Sebastian
Caspian Bartholomew & Claire Gwendolen
Currently: Corisande + Icarus + Aurelia + Casimir + Octavia
May 24th, 2013 04:58 AM #3Senior Member
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May 24th, 2013 11:41 AM #5
May 28th, 2013 04:38 PM #7
A guilty pleasure name is one that I wouldn't use, whether that be due to being too popular, too uncommon, too associated with a pop culture character etc.
My top guilty pleasure names are probably February Saga, Esperanza Temple, Aeneas Faramir, and Sherlock Indiana. My top usable names change all the time, but right now they are probably Viola Thisbe, Ottilie Cora, Jonah Thomas, and Arthur Klaus.♀ Edith. Iris. Lyra. Violet. Clara. Freya. Alice. Ottilie. Marian. Luella. Beatrice. Anthea. Romilly. Martha. Grace.
♂ Arthur. Stanley. Felix. Henry. Otto. Samuel. Dexter. Edward. Julian. Nicholas. Ira. Sidney. Winston. Thomas. Gabriel.
May 28th, 2013 05:09 PM #9Senior Member
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My definition of an unusable guilty pleasure is a name I can't imagine on any type of person. I avoid names that are over the top, hard to pronounce etc. because I don't know what kind of person my child would grow up to be. For example, Olympia, Melisande, Perseus and Ultan are some of my favourite guilty pleasures. But I would never, ever consider using them because frankly, I think those names would be torturous for someone who has a meek, shy and unassuming disposition.
I try to keep my usable list grounded, nothing too out there or unwearable. Nothing so unfamiliar they might end up hating having a name so different to their peers. It has to be reasonably well known but not overly popular, a simple, familiar spelling and a name that would suit someone from any walk of life.
Amelie Clara (2008) & Daisy Madeline (2013).
Alice Tallulah, Polly Matilda, Rosalie Faye, Lucy Annabel, Maya Lillian, Hazel Kate, Eva Blossom, Juliet Lila, Ivy Camille.
Charles Joshua "Charlie", Theodore Samuel "Teddy", Elliott Daniel, Noah Zachary, James Oscar, Arthur Philip, Rowan Isaac.