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June 26th, 2013 12:19 PM #11
Sorry for any negative comments - we have different naming styles, I think, and I'm a really bad explainer of what I do and don't like, I think - sorry!
Acacia - I'm not really a fan of the 'sh' sound (I thought for the longest time it was pronounced 'uh-CASS-ee-uh', and absolutely loved it!) but it looks nice on the page.
Arden - I LOVE the similarity to the word 'ardent', and the Shakespearian forest reference, but I prefer it as a middle name.
Dove - ooh, definitely middle name material for me, but intriguing; it has a lovely, soft sound (rather poetically, almost like doves cooing actually).
Enid - not for me. The long 'ee' sound is slightly shrieky and harsh here, I think.
Estella - I like the Dickens association, but dislike the similarity to Estelle - I almost prefer just Stella, maybe?
Johanna - reminds me of Jo from the Enid Blyton books - not sure what I feel about Johanna, I think it's growing on me...
Keturah, nn Ketty - my favourite of the list; it's unusual but perfectly pronounceable, and Ketty is just sweet!
Linden, nn Lindy - don't like Lindy (harsh, sorry!), and prefer Linden as a middle/boys name, but nickname Indy is gentler.
Paloma, nn Lomy - love the meaning and the sound, but not Lomy - reminds me of loam. What about Dove as a nickname? (Using two names you love in one go - a Berry's idea of perfection!)
Maris - ooh, like this one very much - is it MAHR-ees? It rolls off the tongue very nicely - might have to nab this one for the long list...
Merit - hmm, for me, it's too much of a word name.
Waverly - I love the meaning, but the name itself makes me think of "The Wizards of Waverly Place" - a television show that my siblings used to watch.
June 26th, 2013 12:27 PM #13Senior Member
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Acacia - Too frilly for me
Amica - NMS
Arden - I actually like this.
Dove - Not a fan
Enid - Reminds me of the girl from Sweet Valley High that no one wanted to be
Estella - Love it! And Stella is a nn option.
Johanna - this seems dated and this particular name has always bugged me because no one is sure how to pronounce it.
Keturah, nn Ketty - nms, name or nn
Linden, nn Lindy - This is pretty cute. I like Lindy too.
Paloma, nn Lomy - nms, Lomy is a little odd
Maris - I've never liked this, reminds me of Maris on Frasier
Merit - Too literal and not pretty.
Waverly- Love this.
June 26th, 2013 03:01 PM #15Senior Member
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June 26th, 2013 03:38 PM #17
Acacia - I think this is super cute, but I prefer Cassia a bit more.
Amica - Not really my style, I like Amity better.
Arden - A little too rough for me.
Dove - Not my style.
Enid - Not my style.
Estella - I like Stella better, but Estella isn't bad.
Johanna - Such a strong name, I like it.
Keturah, nn Ketty - I don't like it.
Linden, nn Lindy - My friend's brother is named Lyndon, so at the moment, the scale tips at boy for me.
Paloma, nn Lomy - This is alright.
Maris - Cute; I really like the sound.
Merit - It could grow on me.
Waverly - I think this is very cute.~ Catholic. College. Communicative Disorders. ~~(updated 9/24/15)
Saints, Classics, & Norwegian Boyfriend's Influence
~♀ ~ Alice Cassia ~ Aurora Seraphina ~ Elizabeth "Elska" Cecilia ~ Genevieve Astrid ~ Juliet Sunniva ~
♂ ~ Caspian Alexander ~ Declan Raphael ~ Ronan Oliver ~ Sebastian Henry ~
Musings: ~ Alice Runa ~ Alice Thora ~
(I'm using the 3 syllable pronunciation of Cassia & soo-NEE-va pronunciation of Sunniva)