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June 7th, 2013 05:18 PM #1Senior Member
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Just tell me your honest opinions.
Girls: Autumn, Summer, Mirabelle, Addison, Copeland, Rosaline, Arizona, Arabella, Cecilia, Eve, Juliet, Calla, Alaska, Alyssa, Venessa, Belle, Anya, Gwen, Nova, Jordan, Catalina, Atlanta, Sophie, Savannah, Clementine, Alva, Aviana (Avis), Thea, Lennox, Cosette, Eponine, Aria, Sutton, Winter, Clover, Alba
Boys: Casper, Reeve, Christopher, Finn, Trevor, Rebel, Connor, Avery, Lucas, Ransom, Jackson, Isaac, Cain, Hayden, Asa, Alfie, Harold, River, Cricket, Rhys, Hudson
June 7th, 2013 06:45 PM #3Senior Member
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I see positive aspects to all of them except Arizona and Alaska. The American trend of state-naming babies seems confusing to those of us outside the US. I can't imagine naming my child Ontario or Saskatchewan.
Of note to me: Lennox is my settled upon boy name. DH and I are having an impossible time coming up with a girls name and have started contemplating Lennox whether bebe is a boy OR a girl. Glad to see another person who sees the surname name as possible on a woman.Latest list:
Girl: Lulu, Charlie, Fleur, France, Holiday
Boy: Lennox (Lex), Hugo
Expecting my first.
June 10th, 2013 10:55 AM #5Junior Member
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June 7th, 2013 07:16 PM #7
I also don't get the state-name trend, either within the US or elsewhere. Good news is that most of these are perfectly good, usable names. There are a few I'd reject though:
Lennox & Copeland - sound male, and I dislike surnames as first names
Venessa - will always be misspelt as Vanessa
Eponine - sounds like a drug
Sutton - again, with the surnames thing. Also it makes me think of mutton.
Clover - cow and brand name to me
Ransom & Rebel - just no. These two (along with Maverick, Gunner, Blade and the rest of the violent bunch) I personally find completely ridiculous.
Cain - the murderer?
Jackson & Hudson - surnames again
Hayden - Brayden, Zayden, Kayden, Aiden, Ayden, Aden, Aedyn... I'm getting a bit sick of them now
River - I always find this a little odd as a FN because it makes the whole name sound like an actual river.
Cricket - totally can't understand this as a name. Would you name your kid Football, Rugby or Golf?!
Sorry if I've been a little harsh. Just being honest
June 7th, 2013 09:30 PM #9Senior Member
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Autumn- I like this, but there's something about it that keeps me from loving it. Maybe it's the lack of easy nicknames? You might also like Auden.
Summer- I prefer Autumn.
Addison- I don't like -son names for girls.
Copeland- this seems very last namey. I really can't picture it as a first for either gender.
Rosaline, Alva,- I'm neutral on these.
Arizona, Alaska, Atlanta- Georgia and Virginia are the only names in this genre I don't mind. These I think are a bit odd.
Mirabelle, Arabella, Cecilia, Eve, Juliet, Calla, Belle, Thea, Aria- I love these.
Clementine- I've never understood this.
Alyssa- A bit dated.
Venessa- also dated, and why an "e"?
Lennox- A bit masculine, though I don't care for it on a boy either.
Anya, Catalina, Sophie- I like these.
Jordan, Savannah, Aviana- These are all quite trendy, but I LOVE Avis.
Nova- I love this, and I love the association with "supernova." Supernovas are often described as the death of a star, but the explosion is what creates all elements, including the ones making up human beings- pretty cool!
Cosette, Eponine- Way too Les Mis, and Eponine was invented by Victor Hugo to be a trashy-sounding name.
Winter, Clover- I want to like these, but they're just too tied to the words and I don't think they'd age well.
Top picks: Avis, Nova, Mirabelle, Cecilia, Calla
Isaac, Rhys, Hudson Finn- I like
Christopher, Connor, Lucas, Jackson, Hayden- I'm neutral on these.
Casper I think is too ghostly, River and Cricket too naturey, and Rebel and Ransom too dangerous to use.
Top picks: Rhys, Isaac, and Finn.