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July 25th, 2013 06:20 PM #6
Ariadne - Pretty. I tend to like Greek names.
Arwen - Also pretty, but the heavy association with LOTR makes it less wearable
Nora (or Nola?) - Like Nola, dislike Nora. I can't pinpoint why, exactly, but there's something uninteresting about it.
Maisie - Love it, but I do think it works best as a nickname. It could even be sort of a longer-than-the original nickname for May/Mae.
Pauline - Eh. It's ok but very dated.
Ruby - Has never appealed to me for some reason. I dislike the sound.
Sawyer - I don't much like this one on either gender, but I especially can't stand it on girls.
Arthur - Fantastic. So aristocratic, yet
Henry - Likeable, with great nn options
Louis (prn Loo-iss) -Eh. I'll take it or leave it.
Martin (Marty) - Dated but fun.
Ronan - It's nice enough, but it seems to me that it would take a very specific person to pull it off.Gwen
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July 25th, 2013 06:54 PM #8Member
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Wow, we have basically the same naming style-- your list includes many of my favorite names! Ranking them from my favorite to least favorite:
1. Ariadne: LOVE everything about it. I think it's just unusual enough, yet still pronounceable.
2. Arwen: I think this is a lovely name, and agree with a previous poster that Elowen is another great option. Maybe Bronwyn, also?
3. Ruby: Very cute. If popularity is a concern of yours, though, I think Ruby is getting pretty popular these days.
4. Nora (or Nola?). I think Nora is a nice, solid name. Nola is nms. How about Nova?
5. Maisie: It's ok, reminds me of a mouse in a particular childrens' book.
6. Sawyer: Very trendy and somewhat masculine. I only know boys named Sawyer.
7. Pauline: Feels very dated to me.
1. Ronan: This is a wonderful name. While it isn't a classic, I definitely don't think it seems trendy.
2. Arthur: Regal yet not stuffy. I think this name is making a comeback.
3. Henry: Classic, but still seems wearable on a baby.
4. Louis (prn Loo-iss): Nice but not entirely my style.
5. Martin (Marty): Feels a little dated, but not too bad. Makes me think of Martin Freeman!
Since we seem to have a similar style, here are some other names you may be interested in: Hazel, Archer, Linnea, Augustin, Briony, Anthea/Althea (as a previous poster suggested), Wynn, Autumn, Linus, Laurel, Juniper.
July 25th, 2013 06:56 PM #10Junior Member
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July 25th, 2013 07:18 PM #12
Thanks to everyone for the comments; specifically about Arwen and Sawyer. Its funny, I've only ever met one other person with the name Sawyer, and she was a girl, in addition to a movie I watched as a child with the main female character named Sawyer, so I didn't even know it was actually primarily a boy's name, so thanks for the heads up !
As for the suggestions my favourites are:
@lbw I'm from Ontario, but any Canadian data is really helpful, so thank you so much!
July 25th, 2013 07:46 PM #14