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Thread: Names for our daughter
August 4th, 2013 01:08 AM #6Senior Member
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I really adore Josephine, Margaret, Margot and Penelope. Edith is growing on me, too; love Edie.
Alodia/Elodia I believe is way more polarizing than Wilhelmina is. Willa or Mina are darling nicknames. I agree to go with Elodie or even Eloise or Elise.
Catherine/Katherine - ALMOST named my daughter Catherine Elise/Catherine Eloise but my husband made me panic because he said it was too popular. For our generation, perhaps, but I don't believe so for the current generations. I just love the nickname Cate/Kate. It ages well, too.
Tabitha - I think this is spunky yet sophisticated. Tabby is a fun nickname.
Mary - Similar to how I feel about Catherine. I would love to see this make a comeback.
Other saints names:
Anastasia (Ana, Annie, Stassi)
Beatrix or Beatrice (Bea pron. Bee or Bee-ah, Trix/Trixie or Tris)
Cecilia (Cece, Celia, Celie)
Claudia (Dia), Claudie)
Regina (Gina, Gigi)
Susanna (Anna, Zanna, Sookie)
Frances (Frannie, Francie, Frankie, Fran)
Genevieve (Gen, Genna, Eve)
Theresa/Therese (Tess, Tessa)
Theodora (Thea, Dora)
Veronica (Vera, Roni)
Victoria (Tori, Vickie)Mama to Nora.
Declan (Dex). Griffin (Finn). Ewan/Euan. Graham. John (Johnny). Dean. Wesley (Wes). Reid. Grady. Ronan. Samuel (Sam). Gus.
Sylvie. Gwyneth (Gwen). Bonnie. Elise. Susanna (Zanna). Eve. Margot. Iris. Esme. Annmarie (Marie). Greta. Phoebe (Bee/Bebe).
August 4th, 2013 01:19 AM #8Senior Member
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Josephine "Josie" -- Don't love Josie, but I think Josephine is an amazing name. And if your daughter doesn't love Josephine or Josie, there are a bunch of other nickname possibilities there. Very excellent choice.
Margaret "Maggie" -- I don't love the full name, but I like it well enough, and the nicknames are great.
June -- he's said he doesn't like this as a FN but I'm still pushing it somewhat) -- I like it. I think it's cute.
Edith -- A tough name, but it's safe on paper, and Edie is so fun and lovely.
Margot -- I like it on it's own, I like it as a nickname for Margaret, I like it all around.
Alodia/Elodia -- I can't really explain why, but I don't like these. It sounds like something else I can't put my finger on, but not something pleasant. Yodel? I'm not sure, I just dislike the sound.
Lilith -- Is this too polarizing for a Christian family? -- I have no idea why this would be polarizing, but I think it's fine. My first though it of the Rugrats. Awesome!
Penelope "Penny" -- I love the nickname Penny but think Penelope is just okay. I don't care for any other Penny formal names (Millicent, Pennina, etc.) -- I'm with you. I think Penny is so sweet, but I don't like Penelope much at all. I can see a name like Peregrine turning into Penny...but you'd have to like Peregrine.
August 11th, 2013 05:59 AM #10
Peregrine's kind of cool... for a boy. It doesn't sound feminine to me at all. Would Penny work as a stand alone name?
Great list, sllah, thank you! My favorites:
Anastasia - I think all Anne/Anna names might be out though because his ex is "Annie".
Demetria - Love it, just not sure I'd be brave enough to use it. I don't care for Demi though.
Natalia - But, this is one letter off of Tally's name!
Susanna - This has actually grown on me as a path to Sanna.
Frances - I like this with the nickname Frankie.
Genevieve - I want to like this but just can't, for whatever reason. I love it the NN Evie.
Victoria - It's on the list but I don't like any nicknames for it.
Catherine - It's a form of my mom's name so it's on my list, not sure why I didn't mention it. I like it as a FN but will probably end up using it as a middle.
Mary - I do like this, and Mae. Mary was my great-grandma's name so it has special meaning for me. Mae is my mom's middle name.
Oh, Verity and Evangeline are also on the list. I wouldn't use Evangeline with Josephine, but I looove the NN Eve/Evie. Verity would get the NN Vera (I'd pronounce it VAIR-uh and dislike the VEER-uh prn).Current favorites:
Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary
My Adoption Journey
August 11th, 2013 07:00 AM #12
August 17th, 2013 10:54 PM #14Member
Expecting baby 8-2015. Mid-twenty something. Married to my best friend 3-3-12. Name lover and science nerd.
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