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October 11th, 2013 08:16 AM #11Senior Member
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- Aug 2011
I know this is an old thread, but I just came across this reply post that I had drafted on a word document and I don't think I ever posted it....
So, if I already posted it in response to another one of your threads, sorry for the repeat!
Bernadette -- This name has a mysterious and charming quality to it, but I cannot really picture it on a baby or child.
Sarai -- I LOVE this name. It sounds familiar yet exotic and has the cute nn option of Rai. Also, it is simple but beautiful which I think is a wonderful quality in a girls name. Really top-knotch!
Thisbe -- Although I see the vintage appeal, this one just reminds me of a lisp.
Aeliana -- Pretty sound, but a little too frilly and confusing with the spelling.
Nicola -- I much prefer Nicole. This reminds me of soda. : /
Isabeau -- Very pretty and rare. I love that it is similar to the popular Isabelle but stands out from the crowd.
Briony -- Strong and beautiful. Mysterious. You might also like Bronte.
Kennedy -- Too tied to the Kennedy family and JFK for me. How about Cassidy?
Jensine -- Not my style
Drea -- Cool, but in print it reminds me of "dread" or something. : /
Tamar -- Lovely name but such bad/sad Biblical associations.
Isaline -- Unfortunately, this reminds me of a name of some chemical.
Inessa -- I prefer Nessa.
Nessa -- Really fun and spunky name. More flare/uniqueness than Tessa.
Astrid -- Some days I like it, some days I don't. It has some unfortunate teasing potential.
Keturah -- Cool, but not my style.
Frances -- Still too grandmother-ish for me.
Viviette -- This one is fascinating! It sounds so bright and cheerful.
Beryl -- Not appealing to me.
Marcheline -- I always forget how to pronounce it, but its pretty.
Yesenia -- This one is new to me. It sounds fresh and exotic.
Cambrie -- Ooh, this one has a nice, friendly sound to it. I picture a very sweet girl with a ready smile.
Zadie -- I prefer Sadie.
Arava -- Is this pronounced AH-ra-va? If so, I really like it!
Suki -- not my style
Evony -- I'll have to think about this one. I kind of like it.
Zada -- Not my style
Eugenia -- See above
Freya -- See above
Niamh -- I love the sound of this name! I think the spelling may get too confusing though.
Eliora -- I love this name! It has an amazing meaning and a rare, lovely sound.
Haidee -- Do you like this b/c of The Count of Monte Cristo? I like it for the same reason, but would only use it as a middle name b/c I don't like how "Haidee's" sounds so much like "Hades" : (
Neela -- not my style
Julietta -- A little fanciful for me, though pretty
Mirin -- This one is neat. Is it like Merrin?
Alexane -- not my style
Paige -- There is something very straight-forward and like-able about this name.
Nydia -- Not quite sure what to make of this name. My brain wants it to be Lydia.
Maeva -- Very pretty and strong.
Aster -- See Astrid.
Manon -- This one seems odd for a girl.
Cantrelle -- Not my style
Campbell -- Pretty, but reminds me too much of the soup brand.
Peri -- This is cute and fun. Peridot nn Peri would be cool.
Embeth -- This is hard to say.
Jessamy -- Kind of fun. I like Jessamine/Jessamyn better
Eda -- Not sure how to pronounce this
Rosaleen -- Not my style
Daisy -- I like this as a middle
Alivia -- Nice, pretty.
Azure -- Beautiful and rare!
Magdalen -- Very pretty and rare sound.
Virginia -- I really don't prefer this name as it reminds me of "virgin" etc.
Amedea -- This is a really neat idea!
Hilaria -- Pretty, but I just think of "hilarious"
Frederica -- This has some cool sounds, but I think it is a bit clunky.
Noelia -- Is this pronounced like the ending of Magnolia? If so, that is really pretty!
Sadira -- This one is interesting, but I prefer Sabrina.
Lilibeth -- Not my style
Chandler -- Kind of cute for a girl (probably Nameberry suicide to say that ), but I don't think it quite fits with your other favorites.
Ailis -- Tough pronunciation/spelling
Madeleine -- Pretty
Henna -- Could be considered a fresh spin on Hannah, also it reminds me of dye.
Seeley -- Makes me think about mattress brands for some reason. Is there one with a similar name?
Neely -- This is really pretty and reminds me of scenic Ireland or Scotland.
Merrigan -- Wow, this is really intriguing! It has all the strength of the girls names with "son" endings and sounds so happy b/c of the "Merri" beginning. Overall, a very cheerful and spunky name. Adding it to my list.
Senga -- Not my style
Ramona -- I am beginning to really like this name. It is spunky and beautiful without being frilly whatsoever.
Zohara – Very exotic and pretty although perhaps a little too much.
Cleora -- This is kind of neat, although I prefer Cleome.
Mahalia -- Feels overcomplicated.
Keighley -- Not my style
Xia -- I love the meaning, but not really the sound.
Maren -- Lovely name. Makes me think of the ocean and of a very down-to-earth, lovely girl.
Angelia -- Not my style
Tresa -- Not my style
Bellatrix -- I don't like the "trix" part
Atarah -- Nice, but doesn't quite do it for me.
Neva -- Very simple and pretty
Medrie -- This is cool
Celestia -- Too frilly for my taste
Amaryllis -- See above
Raiza -- This is really cool
Athalia -- Pretty
Margaux -- I like the outgoing, straight-forward sound of this one.
Lileas -- Pretty and unusual.
Isa -- Unsubstantial
Arwen -- Pretty, but a little hard to say. Prefer Elowen.
Madeira -- Makes me think of "my dear"
Morwenna -- Makes me think of "morbid" : /
Keziah -- Cool, but a little heavy for a girl.
Sylvia -- I find this name very pretty and I like that you have a special family connection to it! You might also consider Sylvie and Silvana.
Dorothy -- Not my style
Maisie -- I like this as a nn for Margaret.
Elara -- I agree, very pretty and rare!
Havana -- I agree completely with what you said. I guess that makes it a little GP as a real name for a person though.
Imogen -- "elegant in its own way" -- that is a perfect way to describe it.
Inez -- Neat name and really cool family connections!
Kairi -- Pretty
Laelia -- Pretty, but a little too many vowels for me.
Moira -- This is a cool. I know a doctor with this name and it seems quite wearable.
Moriah -- I love this name! I really like the "God provides" connotations of Mt Moriah in the Bible and I love the sound of the name and how you can use the nn Rye.
Finula -- Not my style
Maurya -- Prefer Moira
Ophelia -- Not my style
Lark -- Lovely name! Great, happy connotations.
Anaelle -- Not my style
Laia - Pretty
Aloisa -- Pretty and delicate
Aviva -- A little too energetic for my taste.
Alina -- Prefer Eliana
Hadley -- I see the appeal, but sounds a little too masculine to me.
Hadassah -- So pretty and great story!
Raisa - Pretty and cute
India -- Sounds nice, but reminds me too much of the country.
Malena -- Not my style
Melaina -- see above
Delaina -- I love most/all name that start with "Del"! You might also like Delaney and Della.
Irie -- Cute, but probably best as a nn.
Henriette -- Great spin on Henrietta! Makes it much less clunky.
Henrietta -- See above.
Stella -- Pretty. Nice crisp sound.
Celia --Pretty and sweet
Aya -- Not my style
Pearl -- Very pretty and simple. Plus, I love the elegance of pearls and the concept of a pearl being formed as a solution to rid an oyster of gritty sand. That gives the name a connotation of conquering trials or quiet strength to me.
Ayelet -- Pretty
Adalina -- Pretty, but a little too frilly for my taste
Elka -- I just think of "elk" and "ilk"
Thessaly -- Cool
Lavinia -- This is kind of neat. Vinnie would be a cute nn
Zenaida - -Not my style
Cassia -- I love it! Very spunky and pretty!
Zara, Zaria -- I think I really don't like Z names : /
Saskia -- So pretty and mysterious
Britta -- Crisp and strong. I know a little girl with this name and it works beautifully!
Saoirse -- Not my style
Genevieve – Not my style
Georgiana – Pretty and regal, although I prefer Georgia
Poe – Odd for a girl, in my opinion
Lillia – Pretty, if a little frilly
Aveline – Cool
Arletta – Neat
Clementine – I always think of the fruit
Roisin – Not my style, but nice
Ailsa – I prefer Elsa
Coral – I like it! Very nice color and has a nice sound as a name.
Paloma – I like this name and its on my long list, although I'll probably never use it.
Jessa – Fun, although I like Jessamine nn Jessa better.
Delphine – Makes me think of “dolphin”
Bidelia – Reminds me of Amelia Bedelia
Beatrice – Sweet, but too old-fashioned for me
Indra – Feels like its missing something
Lilias – Cool
Alouette – This is a cool idea
Isadora – Pretty and sophisticated
Ilaria – I prefer Ilyria, but still very pretty!
Greta – I vacillate between thinking this name is really pretty and thinking it sounds too gruff.
Atley – Cool, but a little abrupt.
Carys Marcheline – I love the meaning and soft sound of Carys! It sounds very mild and grounded with Marcheline.
Coralei – Pretty name, although much better when spelled Coralie.
Elora Kate – This is pretty! I might like Eliora Kate even more
Ivy Juliet – Very cool combo, as it mixes nature and literature, strong and sweet, short and long. Nice!
Jora – Yes, its different. Kind of cool, but I think it would be confusing since your brother's name is so similar.
Gloria – This one is really growing on me.
Promise – This might make a cool middle name.
Madigan – I just think of “mad again”
Flannery – Cool name, although I do want to say “O'Connor” right after it.
The following I find confusing:
I hope that helps!Not expecting, just planning and building lists!