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June 12th, 2013 10:18 AM #16
Adelaide - I like Adair, but it feels more like middle name material.
Aveline - Aria has already worn out her welcome, IMO.
Avery - Amory reminds me too much of Amory Blaine and "armory."
Beatrix - love Bianca, too.
Tess - I like Bess as a nickname, but not a standalone.
Eve - Esther is one of those names I know I should like, but it just feels fusty and cold to me.
Evelyn - I love Gwen (on its own) and Gwendolen, but Gwendolyn looks wrong to me.
Fern - So pretty and unjustly neglected.
Faye - I love Fiona, too.
Geneva - Not crazy about either one, but Juniper feels cutesy...more like a children's book character than a real person.
Ingrid - Love Heidi, too.
Molly - Holly's very nice, though.
Iris - Sometimes I love Ivy, sometimes I don't, but I'd vote for Iris either way.
Moriah - Loathe Lilith.
Lucy - Very tough choice. I love Ruby so much.
Naomi - I find Phoebe a tad grating.
Olive - I like Ramona, too.
Willow - As much as I like Pearl, I think I'd rather be a Willow.
Petra - Prisca's fab, but I prefer Priscilla.
Zarah - Piper's okay.
Paige - A Sable sounds like she should be dancing on a pole somewhere. I just can't embrace it at all.
Wendy - Wendy works better as a standalone, but Winnie is a cute nickname.
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June 12th, 2013 10:24 AM #18
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June 12th, 2013 10:26 AM #20
Adelaide / Adair- Adelaide... Adair is all boy to me.
Aria/ Aveline- Aveline, although I actually prefer Eveline, like in the James Joyce poem
Avery / Amory- Neither.
Beatrix / Bianca- Beatrix.. love the history...
Bess/ Tess- Tess as a nn for Teresa
Coralie/ Corinna- Coralie... just cuter
Daphne/ Dorah- Daphne... Dora the Explorer
Daria/ Danica- Daria... Despite the 90s cartoon, I love the meaning (along with Darya).
Eve/ Esther- Esther... just a soft, cute name...
Evelyn/ Gwendolyn- Evelyn
Farrah/ Fern- Fern... I love Farrah, as she was the wife of the Shah of Iran, but it sounds a bit chavy these days...
Fiona / Faye- Fiona
Geneva/ Juniper- Geneva... I just see it aging better, although I love Juniper for a mn
Heidi/ Ingrid- Ingrid... it just feels deeper
Holly /Molly- Molly... Molly feels jolly and carefree... I have only known angry, disgruntled Hollys.
Iris/ Ivy- Iris... makes me think of the Goo Goo Dolls' song.
Lark/ Laurel- Laurel... Lark is a great mn, but a bit too abrupt. Laurel is a vintage gem that I can see coming back in a few years.
Leona / Linnea- Linnea
Lilith / Moriah- Lilith... I knew a Moriah who was bit strange.
Livia / Lyra- Livia... I love the nn Liv
Lucy / Ruby- Ruby
Magnolia / Marigold- Marigold
Naomi / Phoebe- Phoebe
Noelle / Nova- Nova... one of my fav names.
Olive / Ramona- Ramona... an underused gem
Pearl / Willow- Pearl... brings to mind Pearl S. Buck
Petra / Prisca- Petra... I think of the ruins in Jordan. Spectacular!
Piper / Zarah- Zara without the h... not big on the unisex thing...
Sable / Paige- Sable... Paige was done to death...
Sadie /Sage- Sadie... Sage lacks a feminine edge for me...
Tally / Tansy- neither... too saccharine.
Viola / Vera- Vera... LOVE that name!
Wendy/ Winnie- Wendy... Winnie reminds me of the Pooh, and a completely spoiled rich classmate I had.
Wren / Quinn- Quinn, but I don't really like either.
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June 12th, 2013 11:03 AM #22Senior Member
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Adelaide / Adair - Adelaide
Aria / Aveline - I don't really like either, I would pick Aveline though because Aria reminds me of the characters from Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones
Avery / Amory - Avery
Beatrix / Bianca - Both
Bess / Tess - Bess
Coralie / Corinna - Coralie
Daphne / Dorah - Daphne
Daria / Danica - Neither
Eve / Esther - Eve
Evelyn / Gwendolyn - Evelyn
Farrah / Fern - Fern
Fiona / Faye - Neither
Geneva / Juniper - Geneva
Heidi / Ingrid - Ingrid
Holly / Molly - Neither, but if I had to pick, then Holly.
Iris / Ivy - Ivy
Lark / Laurel - Laurel
Leona / Linnea - Linnea
Lilith / Moriah - Lilith
Livia / Lyra - Lyra
Lucy / Ruby - Ruby
Magnolia / Marigold - Magnolia
Naomi / Phoebe - Phoebe
Noelle / Nova - Nova
Olive / Ramona - Ramona
Pearl / Willow - Willow
Petra / Prisca - Petra
Piper / Zarah - Piper
Sable / Paige - Sable
Sadie / Sage - Sage
Tally / Tansy - Neither
Viola / Vera - Viola
Wendy / Winnie - Winnie
Wren / Quinn - Wren
Zoe / Penelope - Penelope
June 12th, 2013 11:14 AM #24
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