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June 23rd, 2013 08:25 PM #6
First or middle:
Alma- Not a fan. Very... vanilla.
Amabel- This sort of reminds me of a cow...
Artemis- Pretty! I'm not a fan of the fact that Artemis was the goddess of hunting, but the name itself is gorgeous.
Aurelia- I like Aurelia, but not the screechy -elia ending.
Blythe- BEAUTIFUL! Simple and sweet, with a beautiful meaning.
Circe- She turned men into pigs, right? I'd cross this off the list.
Clementine- Very pretty! I like it a lot.
Clover- I don't know. Pretty, but seems almost ditzy.
Cressida- I love Cressida! The name evokes crashing waves on the shore.
Gwenore- I like Gwendolyn, but I don't know about Gwenore.
Elodie- Like Elodie, love Melody even more.
Elowen- This, for some reason, reminds me of the Afflack duck.
Evangeline- Gorgeous! I lovelovelove Evangeline and its nns, from Evie to Angie.
Flavia- It makes me think of a screechy voice screaming, "It's flavulous!"
Frida- Very pretty, but I see it and I think... Fried.
Helena- Love Helena. I'm not a huge fan of the Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, but the name itself is stunning.
Honor- I think it's okay, but Honora seems like more of a name to me.
Ingrid- Too harsh and heavy.
Isla- This is lovely!
Juniper- I used to love this, but I kind of grew bored of it. Still a nice name, though.
Magnolia- The only thing that saves this name, IMHO, is the nn Maggie.
Meliora- I like Melora, but the extra -I in this trips me up!
Melisande- SO PRETTY! And a tomboy could go by Mel, a girly-girl who wants a nn could be Lissy...
Mimosa- Middle name material only, IMO.
Nova- I like Nova! Reminds me of those breathtaking pictures of the Milky Way.
Paloma- Reminds me of Palomino horses. I like the meaning, though.
Phaedra- I saw Real Housewives of Atlanta once, and one of them was named Phaedra... Totally destroyed such a gorgeous name for me.
Rosamund- I like it! I prefer Rosalia and Rosaline, but I like Rosamund too.
Seraphina- Breathtaking! This name is simply delightful. Seraphina Pearl is one of my all-time favorite combos.
Seren- I love Seren! So pretty and unexpected, without being frilly.
Silvia- Not a huge fan. Don't know why...
Soleil- I love the sound, but isn't the word Soleil masculine in French?
Sophronia- Too frilly. I don't like Sophia either, but I think Sophie is super cute.
Soraya- Pretty and exotic, but still wearable. I once met a very creative, stylish Brit named Soraya.
Thalassa- I never know exactly how to pronounce this- tha-LAHS-ah, or ta-LAHS-a? Tha-LASS-ah or ta-LASS-ah?
Verity- I like Verity, but prefer Vera.
Viola- I love Viola! It's wearable and musical, with the feel of Violet but not so close to the word violent. Also much, much more unexpected.
Willa- I have a wonderful association with this name, and although I wasn't a fan at first, it has grown on me.
Wisteria- Nah. Makes me think of the crayon.
Wren- I adore Wren! Cool, unexpected, connected to nature and not too frilly.
Zephyrine- Beautiful! A clunky old-lady name in French, but isn't that stylish?
Zinnia- Reminds me of ziti pasta.
Alice- Awww, why only in the middle? It's so whimsical and gorgeous!
Aurora- See Alice.
Beatrix- See Alice.
Celeste- Not a fan. Something about the heavy S and L sounds...
Iris- See Alice.
Joanna- This is okay, but I prefer Johanna.
Josephine- I'm not crazy about this, though I see the appeal.
Juliet- Love Juliet! Beautiful and classic, with literary background.
Lilian- My favorite Lily variant!
Maia- I love this spelling of Maya, maybe because I have a terrible association with Maya.
Odette- Pretty! An underused O name.
Olive- I can't picture a little girl- I only see olives.
Penelope- This is okay.
Plum- Nice in the mn spot!
Poet- See Plum.
Prayer- See Plum.
Sabina- I always immediately say Sabrina!
Scarlett- See Alice.
Story- See Plum.
True- See Plum.
Victoria- Currently my favorite name.
Violet- Prefer Viola.
Undine- I'm not crazy about the sound, though it does look pretty.| Arabella Monet | Henrietta Plum | Isolde Noor | Agatha Ruby | Marian Primrose |
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June 23rd, 2013 08:39 PM #8Senior Member
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My favourites from your first name list are Elodie, Isla, Juniper, Magnolia, Rosamund, Verity, Wren, and Zinnia. I think they're all very wearable while still being slightly unique.
My least favourites are...
Alma - sounds very old-ladyish to me, but not in a cute and vintage way, just dated
Artemis - for some reason this seems very masculine to me
Circe - I read a book once with a villain named Circe. Also, I'm never quite sure of the pronunciation
Gwenore - I much prefer Gwendolen
Euphemia - I think many people would have pronunciation troubles and I just don't like the sound of it
Flavia - again, just don't like how it sounds
Frida - I know an older lady with this name, so I just get an old image
Ingrid - very harsh sounding
Meliora - doesn't sound like a name to me, strange as that may sound
Mimosa - this is definitely an alcoholic drink
Wisteria - Desperate Housewives
Zephyrine - just not my style
I'm on the fence about the rest of them. As for middle names, I like them all except for Prayer and Undine. My favourites are Beatrix, Iris, Olive, Plum, and Violet.
June 23rd, 2013 10:39 PM #10Senior Member
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June 23rd, 2013 11:19 PM #12
First or middle:
Alma- I love the soft sound, but it still feels a little old to me
Amabel- LOVE, so sweet
Artemis- I love the way this one sounds
Aurelia- I've been warming up to this one recently, it feels frilly to me but it's very pretty
Blythe- don't like, I've heard it prn. B-LIE-the and B-LITH. Both sound awkward to me, one sounds like blight, and the other like bliss with a lisp, needless to say not my favorite
Circe- pretty name, would cause prn. issues in the US though
Clementine- LOVE, quirky and charming, yet beautiful and still familiar
Clover- so sweet.
Cressida- LOVE, easy to spell and pronounce, but not often used
Gwenore- prefer Gwendolen or Gwyneth
Euphemia- cute in a quirky/old-lady way
Flavia- all I can think is flavor/saliva.....
Frida- eh, not bad but not my favorite, feels a little dated to me
Helena- beautiful name
Honor- beautiful and strong
Ingrid- eh, I can see it's appeal just a little harsh sounding to my ears
Juniper- cute and quirky
Magnolia- Cute and very southern
Meliora- the beginning of it makes me think of 'smelly'
Mimosa- makes me think of a cocktail drink
Nova- LOVE, easy to spell and like the meaning, both the latin & especially the Hopi
Paloma- beautiful, soft and slightly exotic without being outlandish
Phaedra- not my favorite, for some reason feels aggressive to me
Rosamund- BEAUTIFUL, classic and elegant, but still feminine
Seraphina- Pretty, delicate
Seren- pretty and love the meaning
Silvia- LOVE one of the tops on my list
Soleil- pretty, would work better as a middle
Sophronia- pretty, very colonial sounding to me for some reason?
Soraya- I go back and forth on this one. It's pretty, elegant and exotic but I don't like that it starts with 'sore'
Thalassa- pretty but always makes me think of Tallahasee in my head
Verity- LOVE, simply feminine and beautiful
Willa- pretty and sweet
Wisteria- I love the whimsical quality but think it would work better as a middle
Zephyrine- feels too frilly for me, but love the connection to wind
Zinnia- LOVE, sweet and feminine with the flower connection but the 'z' gives it a little spunk
Aurora- pretty, but it's difficult to pronounce and I've seen kids struggle with it
Beatrix- love the trix ending, but this name always sounds a little harsh to my ears
Iris- LOVE one of my absolute favorites, strong and feminine
Joanna- not my favorite, the sound doesn't appeal to me
Josephine- beautiful and elegant
Juliet- very pretty and romantic
Lilian- beautiful despite it's popularity
Maia- pretty, though just a little popular for my taste
Odette- pretty and love the connection to the ballet
Olive- sweet and spunky
Penelope- cute and quirky
Prayer- pretty, though maybe a little difficult to pronounce, have you considered Prairie?
Sabina- all I hear is 'Bean', prefer Sabrina
Scarlett- pretty, southern and girly
True- love this for a middle
Vera- very pretty
Victoria- classic and elegant, but really dislike Vicky & Tori, though if it's just a mn that shouldn't be a problem.
Violet- Beautiful, demure, elegant and sweet
Undine- I don't know where you live, but in my area 'Undies' is a common phrase for underwear (especially for children) and Undine just sounds too close for me to really consider it as a name. But if it where Ondine it changes the pronunciation just enough that I can see the appeal, and I love the mythology connected to it.
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June 23rd, 2013 11:37 PM #14Senior Member
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Alma- I love the meaning, but it lacks the cool, vintage vibe that is essential for comeback names. I think it'll be a few years before this name is back on the naming circuit. What about Mable/Mabel instead?
Amabel- not a fan.
Artemis- Don't get me wrong, I love the namesake, I do, but I feel like this name is a little too overwhelming for most people to pull off.
Aurelia- I like it. A pretty, vintage alternative to Aurora.
Circe- everyone seems to have a different way of pronouncing this name. So, personally, that's a turnoff.
Clementine- I've seen Eternal Sunshine and still cannot picture someone actually having this as a name. Not to mention the inevitable "Clem" nickname.
Cressida- I like it. Polished & exotic.
Gwenore- sounds like a poor mash up of Gwendolyn and Eleanor
Euphemia- sounds like a line of perfume.
Evangeline- a lot of Berries go gaga over this name, but I've never really liked it. Too frilly for me.
Flavia- embarrassingly, I only think of Flavor Flav when I hear this name.
Frida- infinite adoration. I absolutely love this name.
Helena- I like it so long as it's pronounced "he-layna" and not "helen-uh."
Honor- No thanks.
Ingrid- I'm indifferent to this name. If you like it, use it!
Juniper- I like this name for a little girl, but, unfortunately, cannot see it growing with that little girl.
Magnolia- way too "Sweet Home Alabama" for me.
Meliora- dislike. How about Fiora?
Melisande- beautiful. Like a little French princess.
Mimosa- this is a drink name, not a child's name.
Paloma- not my cup of tea.
Rosamund- Prefer Rosalind.
Seraphina- too frilly for me, but I like it better than Evangeline. Also, it's become much more accessible thanks to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Seren- feels incomplete to me.
Silvia- prefer Sylvia.
Soleil- reminds me too much of the circus.
Sophronia- overwhelming at best.
Soraya- I tried really hard, but I couldn't get into this name.
Viola- I know it's literary (s/o to ole Billy) but it just reminds me of the instrument. I prefer Violet.
Willa- LOVE. So soft yet strong.
Wren- I like this name, but prefer it in the middle position.
Zephyrine- Like Zephyrhills water? No, thanks.
Zinnia- It's bright and fresh for sure, but it would have to grow on me.
Alice- always a favorite.
Aurora- pretty, pretty.
Beatrix- no thanks.
Celeste- never really found the pronunciation appealing.
Iris- Lovely! A great alternative to Ivy.
Joanna- Ever since Sweeney Todd, I've liked this name. It's a little dated, yes, but I think with a fresh, offbeat first name it could work. Not to mention she could go by "______ Jo" which would be utterly adorable!
Juliet- I'm a little over this name, to be honest. It's pretty, but I prefer Julia.
Lilian- not a fan of "lil" names.
Maia- sweet and understated. Love it.
Penelope- I think this name really depends on the names it's paired with. It's hit or miss, really.
Plum- I can deal with Olive, but Plum's borderline ridiculous.
Poet- I think with the right first name, this could be a winner.
Victoria- beautiful and fierce. Plus, it's timeless.
Undine- not very flattering at all.