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Thread: This or that to narrow my list
June 24th, 2013 12:06 PM #11
Tessa - easy, love Tessa
Jenna or Gemma - both are okay, Gemma is a bit fresher, but a bit trendy
Chelsea or Kelsey - I don't really like either, but I'd pick Chelsea by a mile
Caroline - I don't like the spelling issues with Emmeline or that it's sort of a copy cat of popular Emily.
Halle or Haley - again, I don't really like either, but I guess Haley?
Delilah - Delaney is too trendy for me
Zoe or Wren - hard one! I like both, I'd probably end up going with Zoe, but Wren is so beautiful, but maybe more mn potential.
Reagan - don't like either, Reagan I guess, I prefer Regan
Calla or Calliope - both are about even for me, especially since one can be used as a nn for the other. Calliope is more gutsy! I'd probably go with Calla.
Mae - I just don't like Maeve, it reminds me of mauve and maven and is just too mouthy for my taste. Mae is pretty and fresh. I do like Mavis though
Genevieve - I like both, but Genevieve just has so many more nice options.
Miranda or Mira - same as Calla/Calliope. Though I do think first of Carmen Miranda. Neither is really my style, but Miranda is pretty.
Phoebe - really hate Payton, trendy, bad connotations, has the word 'pay' in it, bleh! Phoebe is lovely
Sophia - wow, very different. Seren isn't bad and Sophia is super popular, but Seren feels super trendy and sci-fi to me.
Kate - I like the simplicity of Kate, and I don't like the many spelling variations of Keira
Elise - I don't like either really, again, spelling variations bother me, but Elise is the more standard, so I guess I'd pick that
Noelle - love Noelle as you can see from my sig. Never even heard of Eira--I think it would get mistaken for Erin or Ira a lot
Violet - I have a negative association with Victoria, but it's not a bad name. Violet is also very pretty
Athena - I'd love to meet an Athena (or an Althea!), Thea is a bit nicknamey to me.
Jocelyn - I'm not a big fan of feminizations and though Josephine isn't bad, I prefer Jocelyn
Carys - I think it's prettier and less trendy looking
Lucy - love Lucy and Lindsay feels a tad dated to me since I knew so many in high school.Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
June 24th, 2013 12:39 PM #13
Emmeline or Caroline - both are lovely, but I would pick Emmeline
Genevieve or Greta - I like both, but I'd pick Genevieve
Violet or Victoria - both are nice, I'd rather see Violetta
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June 24th, 2013 12:48 PM #15Senior Member
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- Mar 2012
Tessa or Tara - Tessa
Jenna or Gemma - Gemma
Chelsea or Kelsey - Chelsea, but don't care for either
Emmeline or Caroline - Emmaline, but both are great classics
Halle or Haley - - Halle, although Hallie may be easier for pronunciation
Delilah or Delaney - Delilah
Zoe or Wren - Zoe. Only like Wren as a middle for a girl.
Reagan or Teagan - Reagan
Calla or Calliope - Calliope
Mae or Maeve - Maeve, but these are both great
Genevieve or Greta - Genevieve
Miranda or Mira - Miranda - this name is so lovely
Phoebe or Payton - Phoebe
Sophia or Seren - Seren, mostly because Sophia is everywhere now (also prefer Sofia)
Kate or Keira - Keira. I like Kate but only as a nn, not a stand alone
Elise or Alese - Elise
Noelle or Eira - Noelle
Violet or Victoria - Violet
Athena or Thea - I don't care for either, and maybe it's because I'm Greek. Also, Thea means "Aunt" in Greek.
Josephine or Jocelyn - Josephine. Love Josie.
Carys or Kerris _ Carys
Lucy or Lindsey - Lucy
Good luck!! Some great choices here. Gemma, Maeve, Genevieve, Miranda, Josephine, and Lucy are my favorites.
June 24th, 2013 12:53 PM #17
June 24th, 2013 12:53 PM #19Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2013
- Boston, MA
Tessa or Tara
Jenna or Gemma
Chelsea or Kelsey - neither is my style but I prefer Chelsea. Kelsey feels trendier and unisex which isn't my thing.
Emmeline or Caroline
Halle or Haley
Delilah or Delaney - I like Delia more than Delilah.
Zoe or Wren
Reagan or Teagan - do not like Reagan. not the sound or the association with the president.
Calla or Calliope - love both.
Mae or Maeve
Genevieve or Greta
Miranda or Mira
Phoebe or Payton
Sophia or Seren
Kate or Keira
Elise or Alese
Noelle or Eira - not sure how to say Eira. Might change my opinion. I'm intrigued by it anyway...
Violet or Victoria
Athena or Thea - like both.
Josephine or Jocelyn
Carys or Kerris
Lucy or Lindsey
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