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Thread: Feedback and poll on names
June 7th, 2013 02:06 AM #1
Feedback and poll on names
I have some 'top 10' favourites and am trying to get myself to entertain some other less popular options.
I generally tend to prefer names that are the name you call the child rather than names with lots of nns- but an obvious nn is OK.
I like easy to say and spell names.
Belle- too Disney? Fade in with all the Bella/ Isabella's?
Rose- like it, Rosie as a child, but it's shooting up the charts her in Oz. Is it a pet name?
Phoebe- is it too prissy?
Gemma- last name sounds a bit like Taylor so it does sound so great together to me.
Violet- seems like a trendy new vintage name, but it is pretty.
Alexi- rhymes with sexy.
Eloise- too boring according to my DD- I do like nn Lulu
Shelby- had a dog called it 10 years ago but I like it- that's why I chose it.
Scarlett- too trendy?
Heidi- seems to be shooting up the charts her in Oz.
What do you all think?
For reference my "top popular" names: Chloe, Sophie, Charlotte and Grace.Phoebe Eliza Grace arrived after 2 Years of IVF
June 7th, 2013 08:08 AM #3
I'd appreciate it.Phoebe Eliza Grace arrived after 2 Years of IVF
June 7th, 2013 09:44 AM #5Junior Member
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Belle- not too disney, just too common for me these days, but I still love it and think it makes a great middle to use as a nn.
Rose- I like Rose as a fn but mostly for the sweet nn Rosie
Phoebe- LOVE it! I see the prissy side of it, but it's so full of spunk, history, and uniqueness...
Gemma- not a fan, but it's okay.
Violet- ditto what you said... A bit popular now, but still beautiful and useable.
Alexi- no... Alexa or Alexis w/ nn Alexi maybe, but NMS
Eloise- I'm loving this lately. I think Ellie is a more likely nn than lulu, and I'm not keen on either, love Eloise in its full.
Scarlett- always sounds harsh to me.
Heidi- maybe fresh and popular in Oz, but feels musty and dated to me...
June 7th, 2013 09:57 AM #7Senior Member
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I like Belle as a middle name but for me it does not feel like a complete first name, maybe because I like Annabelle so much.
I love Rose/Rosie/Rosalie... love love love
Phoebe- really cute, but I cannot get over the Friends association
Gemma- I ADORE this name- my mom and hubby both hate it. I love love love it.
Violet- not my style, but definitely usable
Alexi- feels made up to me probably because of the more popular Alexis/Lexi. I think people would get it wrong often.
Eloise- Adore this name as well as Lulu and Ellie- love all 3, but that's just me
Shelby- reminds me of my generation (I am in my 20s) and Julia Roberts' character in Steel Magnolias. I think it it sweet but perhaps a little behind the times.
Scarlett- I could never use this, I agree with jojobean here!
Heidi- Reminds me of a childhood friend's older sis and the movie with Shirley Temple- I also think it feels a little dated.
My favorites for first names that you have listed are Rose, Gemma, & Eloise.... then Phoebe, Violet, & Shelby.... then Belle, Alexi, Scarlett, and Heidi as not usable to me. good luck!
June 7th, 2013 10:01 AM #9Senior Member
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Belle I LOVE Belle. I don't know if I would use it as a first name, but would work really nicely as a middle name option.
RoseI love Rose as well. So classic, and very feminine. Gets waaaayyy overdone as a middle name, would love to see it as first name.
PhoebeI like this one as well. I wouldn't put it in my "love" list, but I do think its nice. I always think of Phoebe from Friends.
GemmaI think this is a really cute alternative to the mega popular Emma.
VioletIt is really popular right now, but is still super adorable. One of my favourite names.
AlexiSeems more like a boy names to me.
Eloise Very cute.
ScarlettAdorable. I love Gone With the Wind, so perhaps I'm biased there.
HeidiPretty cute. Again, I'm not sure I would put it in my "love list". But it still sounds sweet to me.