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June 11th, 2013 03:58 PM #6Senior Member
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How do you pronounce Clio? I have no idea. I don't know muses.
I also don't much about Anthea. I pronounce Anne-thea. I don't know. When I saw it, I thought it was Athena for a minute.
The rest are not obscure. Freya is great if you're American. Most people can pronounce it. The Brit berries say it's popular I think.
I like Calista the best, although maybe with two lls.
June 11th, 2013 04:28 PM #8Senior Member
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I feel like people may not recognize Anthea, but would be able to pronounce/spell it easily.
And although I really like Violet I think it is a little on the popular side (#89) vs the rest of your names are not even in the top 1000 with the exception of Camilla at 437.
To me the sweet spot names would be Camilla, Calista, Clio, and Freya
June 11th, 2013 04:31 PM #10
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June 11th, 2013 05:44 PM #14
Calista - I thought this was a made up name before NB, I'd only ever heard of Flockheart.
Clio - the only Cleo/Clio I'd ever heard of before NB was the psychic on TV in the 90's.
Camilla - the only Camilla I've heard of is the wife of the Prince Charles.
Freya - I'd never heard of this name before NB, I thought it was a joke at first. Probably depends on where you're from.
Violet - I'd say this one is rather common actually. I've known several.
Anthea - I'd never heard this name before NB either. I first thought it was a misspelling of Althea. But I suppose it would fall into the category.
Christabel - this one looks like a smoosh name to me, I know it's not, but that would have been my first thought a few years back.
Names that I feel fall into the "sweet-spot"
I've never met anyone with any of those names, but I've always known they were names. Though, obviously a lot of this depends on personal experience.
I'm sure there's someone out there who's never met a single Jennifer, but anywayOlivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin