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Thread: Help! I'm all over the place!
July 7th, 2013 04:44 PM #1
Help! I'm all over the place!
I have been interested in names for a while, and have always liked short, more modern names. But when I found nameberry a couple months ago, I became obsessed with the forums. I feel like my likes/dislikes are slowly changing and now I dont know how I feel about my list anymore!
Also, I REALLY like boys names for girls...actually, I just like girls names better so I have a tendency to think every name is a girl's name! But before this site, I never knew this was "trendy" so now I am a little put-off. I feel like my "style" is all over the place! I'm really interested to see what you guys think of these names! thanks!
Lenny (why do I like this so much??)
Spencer (i love this for a girl)
River (apparently this is a boy's name?!)
July 7th, 2013 05:03 PM #3
Britton - As in Britain? This is a male name but the similar Brittany isn't too bad.
Rey - As in the Spanish WORD for king? I think Rae would be better (and preferably only as a middle name).
Brooklyn - I'm so over place names, especially this one that's a trendy name + lyn.
Lenny - Leni is so much prettier on a girl. Would be a great nickname for Eleanor.
Meren - Maren is lovely, MARE-in. Is Meren MERR-in (like mermaid)?
Rainey - Would her siblings be Sunny and Stormy?
Spencer - This isn't a girls name.
River - I prefer this for a boy.
Bennette - Is this supposed to be a feminized form of Bennett? Doesn't work for a girl at all.
Presley - As in Elvis? I'd avoid this unless you're a huge Elvis Presley fan.
Ellison - The -son ending means that the definition is "son of". In this case, it's son of Elias (or something of the sort). Unless you really wanted your daughter to be a boy, I'd probably avoid this, too. Ellen and Eleanora are lovely feminine El- names.
Merit - I prefer Marit.
Arden - I think this is the prettiest name on the list. Lovely name.
Last edited by scarletrune; July 7th, 2013 at 05:10 PM.** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
July 7th, 2013 05:06 PM #5Senior Member
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Angelica, Jane, Eve, and Rosalie ultra feminine. So don't take it too harshly because they'll be loads of people who love names like Taylor for girls.
Britton - I'm not keen on this choice, for me the name feels unattractive.
Rey - I think this is a nice choice but I think I prefer Rae.
Brooklyn - Way too trendy I dislike choices like Brooklyn, Dakota, and London in my eyes these names are harsh. I don't hate all location names but for me they have to be location names that have been used for a long time. Like Florence or India.
Lenny - I can see the appeal in Lenny. I prefer Lenny as a nickname for Leonard (I know a little boy named Leonard 'Lenny' it's adorable) or Leonardo but Heidi Klum has a 'Leni' well Helene but she refers to her as Leni and I do think this is sweet. I like the idea of Helena with the nickname Leni. I would use Leni spelling wise though.
Meren - I'm unsure on this choice. Visually she's unappealing.
Rainey - I think Rainey is a sweet nickname for Lorraine I suppose but I wouldn't use Rainey as first name.
Spencer - Very pretty little liars ; ) I can see the appeal in Spencer but personally I dislike the name for both sexes and especially for girls. Spencer just feels pretentious.
River - It's a boys name!!
Bennette - Weird. You mean Bennett right? Why the extra 'e'? Also Bennett doesn't work for a girl.
Presley - So unattractive for a girl. Immediately conjuring up images of Elvis Presley something so masculine it's crazy...!
Ellison - I like Ellison and even though I would never use a 'son' name for a girl I do think Ellison is cute, especially with the nickname Ellie.
Merit - A sweet spunky choice! I really like Merit.
Arden - I really love Arden, I prefer this choice for a boy but Arden is cool.
July 7th, 2013 05:06 PM #7
This is really difficult, as I feel that we have quite different taste in names, but I do love Meren and Arden from your list (*name stealing alert* I love Meren a lot actually - do you know where it comes from?!) Have you considered Marit, perhaps, instead of Merit? The only one I really don't like (sorry!) is Britton, because, as someone who lives in England, to me, this is like naming your child American. Or Hungarian. It's just a nationality to me! But having said that, I know, as said before, that our taste is very different, so if you love it, go with it! Good luck.
July 7th, 2013 05:10 PM #9moving to new account with username I like more... since we can't just change them