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August 2nd, 2013 01:29 AM #26
Phoebe- 8, understated, wearable and fresh
Claudia- 7, pretty but a bit clunky. I prefer the Italian prononunciation, clow-dee-ah (clow is like cow with an L)
Clementine- 6.5, spunky, cute but maybe a bit too much so to age well
Sonia- 2, seems masculine
Florence- 7.5, prim and buttoned-up vintage gem
Evelyn- 5, nice but doesn't have much spark for me
Daphne- 1, sorry but I REALLY dislike Daphne. the consonant cluster makes it seem harsh and clunky
Winona- 4, spunky and playful but seems a bit cold
Kendall- 1, I dislike most unisex names on girls
Francesca- 9.5, funky and dramatic, combining wearability with European flair
Isabel- 9, elegant, classic, feminine
Angelina- 8, pretty and girly and frilly
Esmeralda- 6, don't like the "es" names much for some reason~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Portia, Felicity, Juliet
Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Prospero, Orlando, Darcy
August 2nd, 2013 01:51 AM #28
Phoebe - popular now, but always quirky
Claudia - lovely, even with the meaning which people debate over but ive never heard what the other 'side' is
Clementine - TRENDY
Sonia - not bad, nice ring. ps Son/Sun/Sow?
Florence - a city, not the best
Evelyn - becoming a major old lady comeback name, nn Evie
Daphne - lovely, sweet
Winona - too many famous people with this name, prefer Winifred to get Winnie
Kendall - Jenner, ruins it for me
Francesca - another Florence type name, prefer Frenanda
Isabel - very popular, but classic
Angelina - Jolie, way overused over fowery name
Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dame, nice way to get Esme though
Claudia - 2
Daphne - 2
Phoebe - 2
Sonia - 3
Esmeralda - 4
Clementine - 5
Kendall - 6
Isabel - 7
Evelyn - 7
Angelina - 8
Winona - 10
Francesca - 10
Florence - 10
August 2nd, 2013 02:10 AM #30Simon, Eloise/Louise/Louisa, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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August 2nd, 2013 04:39 AM #32Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
Disclaimer: I'm in England, so any references to popularity are based on English stats.
Phoebe – 9. I’ve liked this name ever since I was nine years old, and one of the girls in the year above me (whom I idolized) was called Phoebe. I think it’s an understated and graceful name.
Claudia – 8. I always kind of liked this name, and then I met a really fab Claudia who pushed it into the 'firm favourite' category for me by association! I think it’s strong and intelligent-sounding.
Clementine - 1. I’m afraid I just don’t understand the popularity of this name on this site at all. I can’t help but hear the song in my head whenever I hear it (in which the singer gets over his ‘darling’ drowned Clementine by making out with her little sister… nice!). Also, although the name has been around for a long time, I wouldn’t call it timeless in the sense that a name like Elizabeth is timeless (i.e. you would not be able to pinpoint someone’s age if all you knew about them was that they were called Elizabeth). In fact I would even veer on calling it trendy, because I instantly assume that most Clementine’s aren’t old enough to tell me their name yet! I don’t think trendy is automatically a bad thing incidentally but, if you’re looking for a timeless name, Clementine isn’t it.
Sonia – 5. I’m very neutral on this name, but I think I would love to meet a baby Sonia because it would be quite unexpected. It’s also one of the few names where I prefer the ‘y’ spelling - Sonya
Florence – 1. Clunky, but not in a cute way, especially with the ‘Aunt Flo’ associations. Also the only person I know called Florence despises her name. She was horrified when I told her that her name was becoming popular again!
Evelyn – 10. One of my favourite names, so I’m biased. Despite it initially being a male name, I think it’s very feminine and soft.
Daphne – 3. I’m just not very keen on the ‘Daph’ sound,
Winona – 4. It’s such a rare name (where I’m from anyway) that I can’t help but think of the celebrity. Even without that link, I just don’t think the name is particularly nice sounding when said out loud.
Kendall – 2. I have an irrational dislike of K names, and this one in particular is a bit ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ for me. It also reminds me of Kendal mint cake. Sorry!
Francesca – 6/7. This name has grown on me a bit over the years, but I wouldn’t ever use it personally because I don’t like the most obvious nicknames (Fran, Franny), and a name of that length is almost certainly going to be shortened by people.
Isabel – 8. I think Isabel is a very pretty name, and this is my favourite spelling (not keen on Isabella though, which I find too frilly). If I was rating based purely on the qualities of the name alone, I probably would have given it a 9. However, I know of so many Isabel-variants amongst my friends’ children, I’m ashamed to say it’s diminished its sparkle for me.
Angelina – 5. It’s ok, but too tied to Angelina Jolie for me to consider using.
Esmeralda – 6. I think this would make a great pet’s name, but is a bit too much name for me to consider using on a child. It’s also too tied to The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The name Esme is far more usable and elegant in my mind (Twilight connection be damned!)Girls: Alice, Anna, Astrid, Beatrice, Clara, Elodie, Emily, Evelyn, Hannah, Hermione, Lorna, Phoebe, Sophie, Sylvia
Boys: Andrew, Arthur, Elliot, Griffin, Hamish, Henry, Leopold, Martin, Peter, Robin, Rupert, Thomas, Tobias, William
Guilty Pleasures: Athena, Damaris, Digory, Emrys, Ganymede, Hester, Jessamine, Phineas, Myrtle, Nymeria, Nyx