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August 8th, 2013 12:16 AM #81
Ok, I'll try again. You all seem to love nature names so I'll suggest some of those. I'm sorry if I'm repeating:
Lotus (I've known 2 now)
Opal -- Ah! Eve and Opal are adorable
Names that aren't nature names:
Dagna (a form of Dagny)
Torny -- means 'new, just discovered'
Caprice -- means 'whimsical, lively' and that's lovely
Francesca -- or just Chessa
DarlaMother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
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August 8th, 2013 04:10 AM #83
Dagny a name from Old Norse orgin and close to the Australian slang word "daggy" it is a put down here for a nerdy type, meaning unstylish and untrendy. All together a terrible association for a child to deal with.
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August 8th, 2013 04:11 AM #85
August 8th, 2013 03:36 PM #87
I don't think we're any closer to picking a list we actually like...BUT I think we are making progress. Hubby is finally realizing that I actually have very little idea of what he truly LIKES, because I'm always just getting feedback on what he hates the least...and I only show him names that I could tolerate and guess he might like....and I base my guesses on what he said he hates the least. :-P
He says he is going to do a list, on his own, of some options he actually LIKES. The Nameberry community should win an award for this, folks. This is our fifth baby and this will be the first time I get an actual list. He’s threatening to invade Nameberry himself. LOL
Thanks to everyone for the new ideas. I’m going to go ahead and read through them, but this time I’m just going to think about what I would put on my OWN list, without trying to guess about hubby.
@spunkiedoodle – I like all the Gwen names, Gwendolyn is probably the last on the list but I do still like it and it would make my list. Wendy is cute as a nickname and I’ve never thought of it, because I like Gwen so much. Incidentally, even though I’m now NOT trying to guess for hubby, I can’t help but wonder if he would like that a lot better. Wendy is much more cute than Gwen, but the option is still there. Hmmm…. I’ll still mention it to him.
Penelope is cute but a friend of mine just used it so I would feel like a copycat.
Bonnie – I think you’re right, it usually is a standalone. I like it but not enough for it to be a favorite.
Fia – hubby says he just doesn’t like it as a given first name, but it’s ok as a nn. Fiona is one I like, but hubs can’t get over the idea naming a daughter a green ogre that you can’t escape because of the magnitude of the Dreamworks franchise.
Flora is one that I almost like but ultimately it never makes the list, and I can’t put my finger on why.
@julia Johanna – Thanks for your encouraging words, I was getting kind of worn down yesterday and it was so nice to see them. Moana with the pronunciation of Mo-ah-na is pretty. I think that spelling would be a headache though, so it wouldn’t make my cut. Xenia is cool, but that town is maybe a little too close to local.
@mousehouse7 – Thanks for the push for Zinnia again, it got us to re-discuss it and I found that Zinnia isn’t something hubby LIKES, he just hates it less than anything else I gave him at the time. Big difference. I think we might make some headway now. Katriel is really pretty! Toooootally understand about that spelling/pronunciation though.
DUHHHH. You have a really, really good point about Saffron and Zeph@n. That…is way too close. Excellent, excellent outside perspective. Thank you! I think I was too close to the situation to see that.
I DO really like Rose. I never put it on my list because legitimately, my favorite flowers would be dahlia, zinnia, marigold, chrysanthemum, daisy, pansy, viola, violet, azalea, peony, lilac, begonia, iris, and THEN rose. I garden a bit, can you tell? EEK! I found Edelweiss while browsing flower names. My heart might stop – she would even have her own song! - but I suppose that spelling makes it look like a beer or something.
@jem – Your family have great names! Neroli is tricky but you and your siblings are easy to recognize.
Celandine is really pretty, I came across it on a flower search. I like it a lot. I’ll think about it.
Scarlett is one I always like too but for some reason I’ve never put it on my list. I guess because of the T ending, it’s a bit awkward with our T surname. I’ll ponder this one too.
Marigold, no, not too far-out for me, though I don’t know about DH. I think it’s darling and I LOVE the flower. I don’t really care for nn Goldie; Marie never occurred to me though; only Mary. Our youngest (the soon-to-be-dethroned) goes by nn Pippin, so I was afraid that we would get just way too much LOTR going on if we had a little pair called Pippin and Merry! Are we overthinking it? There’s already a cousin (born the year between Pip and the new guy on his/her way) whose name is Sam!
That Flower Fairies book looks like something I seriously need to get. :-D Thanks again for all your thoughtful suggestions!
@iamamiam – Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure how to pronounce this once.
@jem – oh, you’re back again! Soleil is almost, but I don’t want people to be all like, “as in Cirque de…” so that’s part of how Nova was on my list.
Hubby has commented on Luna, Juliet, and Phoebe before. Luna is a “loo” name, Julie is a Mom Name, and Phoebe he just used on a pet, so strikeout, ugh. Elodie is cute, not a favorite but I guess it could make the bottom of my new list.
@dantea – thanks for coming back! You know, I did mention Ivy to DH and he liked it, I don’t know how much, but he said it was cute so I guess we’ll see if it makes his list.
Sparrow, Azalea, Iris, Peridot are all ones I like. Opal I’m not sure about, I do like opals very much, I need to ponder this one. Arietta…maybe…I like it better than Arianna. What is that Arietty character though, my sister was always listening to that book on tape, lol. You know, I kind of like Truly, which really doesn’t make “sense” to me. I bet my family would laugh and say I used my favorite My Little Pony’s name! Chessa is sweet too, and Starla is definite improvement over Stella. Thanks for bringing up so many that I haven’t really considered before. You’re pretty genius!
@rollo – Well hi there! Oh dear, thanks for the heads-up on Dagny. My Australian sister-in-law would have been cringing! I think Marguerite is pretty sweet, though usually my husband doesn’t like any MAR names because of a Marge that ruined them all for him. Daisy as a nn for it is pretty special too. Thanks for pointing that out!
So for my own list to think about, I have several from this “batch” that are either new, or given a bit of a twist for reconsideration:
Gwendolyn nn Wendy (instead of Gwen)
August 8th, 2013 05:48 PM #89Senior Member
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We are just sitting here watching Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, and there is the lovely Miss. Truly, and even the song! I like Truly. And Maeby, too...(an Arrested Development fan, admittedly). However, one to consider might be Jemima. She's the little girl in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, and then there's Jemima Puddleduck by Beatrix Potter, and Jem is such a cute nn for a girl! AND it's phonetic (isn't it? I doubt myself on that now, hee hee). From your new list I love Chessa - elegant but spunky! A bit daring, too. And I just watched Oh Brother Where Are't Thou? and the little baby in there is named Starla and I thought it was great when they said it. Starling, too! What about Quincy? Or Willaby? There's a Willaby Falls around here and it's gorgeous! Or Odessa. That fits very well in your sibset, imo. Another thought is Rosewen nn Wendy? Rosewen Shenandoah would be lovely! (And I quite like Shenandoah or Edelweiss as the middle name - swoon!)