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June 18th, 2013 12:10 AM #1Senior Member
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Thoughts on these names. Some are guilty pleasure names...
Was a great Aunt that I was very close to
A family name
I thought it was just pretty
It's spicy and cute
Elegant in it's own way. Have had a crush on it the last 6 yrs
It's a family name, and my sisters middle name and mine also
i love the meaning
a newer feeling for Rose
Elsa is just a cool name my friend named her daughter this
Another form of Jessica and my sisters name
my brothers name is Jordan it's different
FlanneryButter ball or pumpkin due November 2014
Married my best friend 05-11-13
Riley Bean went to be the Lord Summer of 2013...almost 2 months
June 18th, 2013 05:07 AM #3
The names I like...
Ivy JulietJude, blackbird.
Aleka // Audrey // Cass // Chloe // Etta // Haley // Frances // India // Margot // Marian
Miranda // Molly // Rosi // Samantha // Stephanie
June 18th, 2013 06:22 AM #5Member
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Ones I quite like:
Beryl (secretly love but wouldn't use)
Cambrie but prefer Cambria
Bellatrix (another guilty pleasure...)
Celestia but prefer boring old Celeste
Imogen I'm in Australia and this is quite popular
Inez but prefer Ines
Lillia and also like Lilla
MadiganExpecting #1 April 2014!
Willa Primrose ~ Aria Violet ~ Iris Adeline ~ Celeste Evelyn ~ Juniper Mae
Parker Henry ~ Linus Jasper ~ August Peter ~ Atticus Felix ~ Frederick Arlo
June 18th, 2013 06:40 AM #7Senior Member
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June 18th, 2013 01:25 PM #9Senior Member
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I've bolded the ones I particularly like.
Bernadette - Love everything about this name...except Bernie.
Sarai - really like this one as well; just different enough to be special without being weird
Thisbe - I've been liking this one lately (as well as most Greek names), but I've never been the biggest fan of the letter "b"
Aeliana - sounds almost like Haley-ahna, and looks like a "ghetto fabulous" type name.
Nicola - Prefer the French Nicolette, especially since Nicola rhymes with ricolla.
Isabeau - not bad, but "beau" is too masculine for me
Briony - something about it seems thorny
Kennedy - I like leaving the surnames to the boys
Jensine - I can't decide if it sounds like Jet stream or adenosine or genocide. I'd avoid.
Drea - Not bad. I've never heard it before but it sounds simple, unique, and versatile.
Tamar - a nice Hebrew classic, and though it's never been a favorite of mine, I would keep it on the list
Isaline - Eh. Feels a little too smooshed.
Inessa - okay, but has that ghetto fabulous feel about it. Also sounds like "in essence"
Nessa - like the loch ness monster?
Astrid - "ass" might be a connotation you want to avoid
Keturah - Kind of like Tamar, I'm not a fan, but it's definitely a nice name
Frances - I've always seen Francis as a masculine name, so it's hard for me to see Frances on a girl
Viviette - pretty, fresher-sounding version of Vivian.
Beryl - Blech
Marcheline - as in marsh?
Yesenia - not sure how to pronounce this, but "yes" is a positive connotation
Cambrie - a? Feels like it should be Cambria but then it's cut short
Zadie - poor kid will keep explaining that no, she's not Sadie.
Arava - like a raven? or ar-hava? Very odd-sounding either way.
Suki - Cute, but might be hard to grow into if she's not culturally Asian.
Evony - It does feel smooshed, but I really like this one. It's part Eve, part Briony, like an evening Briony. I'm always looking for new ways to get Evie.
Zada - A little too space-age-y for me
Eugenia - While the only Eugenia I know manages to wear it well, I still find it to be an ugly sounding name.
Freya - as in frayed?
Niamh - I love all manner of Irish names (plus the "ee" and "v" sounds)
Eliora - Elora seems more to the point
Haidee - like Hades?
Neela - like a kneeler?
Julietta - I prefer Juliana, but this variant is really pretty as well.
Mirin - like a mirror?
Alexane - alex-anne or alex-annie? or a-lexannie? Any way, Alexandra or Alexandria would be simpler
Paige - I tend to think of a dashing young knight in his first steps of training (page) as opposed to a professional woman.
Nydia - Definitely prefer Lydia. (prefer "l" to "n" in general)
Maeva - prefer the streamlined Maeve, but I can see the appeal.
Aster - again, may want to avoid "ass"
Manon - I always think of filet mignon
Cantrelle - "can't" is definitely worse than "yes"
Campbell - I like to leave the surnames to the boys
Peri - the platypus!
Embeth - Emibeth might be better; I hang too long on the "em" syllable otherwise
Jessamy - ...a cross between Jessa and Bellamy? It sounds pretty, but also somewhat ghetto fabulous
Eda - edda or eeda? Eeda is somewhat pretty, Edda sounds clunky.
Rosaleen - I love the -een ending, and I also love rose names. A win-win
Daisy - somewhat flimsy for a lawyer
Alivia - "No, I'm not Olivia!"
Azure - sounds alluring, but almost seductive
Magdalen - not bad, but I prefer the more-name-sounding-less-associated-with-demons Magdelena.
Virginia - a personal favorite of mine. I love "v"
Amedea - like Amadeus? As in Mozart?
Hilaria - hilarious as a joke
Frederica - another personal favorite - I think "rica" is a great nn (especially if she turns out to be a little more feminine)
Noelia - I can see the appeal, but not a personal fan
Sadira - see Noelia
Lilibeth - Another fave! Lily seems insubstantial on its own, but this gives it some credibility.
Chandler - for a girl? I'd definitely put a person named Chandler down as a boy.
Ailis - as much as I love Irish names, this sounds more like someone with dyslexia reading Alice
Madeleine - It's a fine name, apart from the "mad" at the beginning.
Henna - cluck cluck cluck!
Seeley - Simmons, and Posturepedic (isn't this a mattress or something?)
Neely - I hope she kneels a lot
Merrigan - feels like one of those names trapped between being feminine (merry) and being masculine (igan)
Senga - like Jenga
Ramona - *moan*
Delyth - sounds more like a city than a name
Eira - Not bad. I've never heard it before but it sounds nice
Enid - sounds old and crusty
Aoife - a personal favorite! But be forewarned that pronunciation outside Ireland will be a nightmare
Zohara - so...just Sahara revamped?
Leocadia - that's a lot of name. I'd stick with Leona or Leonie
Cleora - reminds me of clitoris, but that's only because I take anatomy.
Mahalia - pretty, but Malia seems simpler
Keighley - the phonetic Keeley might be easier, and even then it sounds masculine
Xia - I like this. Short, simple, and unique. (I also think Xiomara is really pretty)
Maren - feels like it's missing a syllable somewhere (Marian? Marena?)
Angelia - feels jelly-like compared to Angelina or Angelica
Tresa - another favorite! Though I would spell it Tressa.
Bellatrix - sounds like a magical spell, not a name
Atarah - "a tar" is somewhat negative
Neva - like this one; sort of like Maeva
Medrie - sounds like a butchering of Madrid
Celestia - Yet another favorite! I love this name, especially pronounced sell-ess-tee-a. (not sell-ess-tchya)
Amaryllis - I think it's a really nice way to get Amy, though not my personal favorite
Raiza - Raise-a what?
Athalia - feels like it's missing an n. (Natalia)
Margaux - not bad, but I prefer Margaret
Lileas - lilies? lil-ay-us? lil-ee-us?
Isa - feels incomplete (I know, you tried Isaline and Isabeau, but I still like my Isadora and Isobel.)
Arwen - prefer Anwen. Arwen just makes me think of Arwin from the Suite Life of Zach and Cody
Madeira - I'd stay away from Mad.
Morwenna - the "w" feels superfluous.
Keziah - see Keturah.
Sylvia - I personally like the name Sylvia, but if you want to honor your aunt, I'd stick it in the middle or change it to Sylvie or Sybil or something so you won't expect your daughter to be like your aunt
Dorothy - eh. Never been a fan. If it's a family name, I'd keep it in the middle.
Maisie - yes, it's cute. But on a famous lawyer cross-examining a witness in a serial murder trial? I'd think again.
Elara - I suppose it's pretty, though the "e" feels unnecessary
Havana - and also attached to cigars. I'd stick with Savannah
Imogen - very elegant, I agree. But I'm not a personal fan.
Inez - makes me think of sneezing for some reason. Prefer Agnes. (as you can tell, I'm totally open to changing family names around)
Kairi - will be called Carrie, without the nice meaningProud author of Kissimmee, Orlando, Mary, Adam, Mississippi, Micah, Georgette, Evelyn, Diane, Millicent, Maybeline, Prudence and so many many more