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Thread: My girl's list is boring!
August 19th, 2013 01:20 AM #16Senior Member
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- Nov 2012
Sorry for any repeats-didn't read the other replies yet!
Lily-beautiful, but just too common these days...
Daphne, Lilac, Laurel, Ivy, Magnolia, Violet, Hazel
Grace-again so pretty, but just doesn't wow me anymore.
Audrey (has the same "feel to me for some reason) Graziella, Alice
Mary-Love! Keep it on the list I say
Vivian-cute-another one of my favs
Hazel-adore this-your list rocks!
Jane-eh, nice enough...
Gwendolyn-I prefer just Gwen
Helena-eh, nrms. Milena maybe?
Greta-I just love the sound of this name...Greta. Fabulous.
Matilda-Tilly as a nn...can't help but love it! Maybe Margaret?
Beatrice nrms, but love Bea and Beatrix
Beatrix maybe? Bay?
Ellen-MUCH prefer Eleanor
Frances-nice enough for a middle
Susan-prefer Susannah or Lily
Well, I think you have a spectacular list!
August 19th, 2013 03:53 AM #18Senior Member
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- Sep 2012
@carebear- I like Nora, but I have an unfortunate association with the name. My parents, in particular, would be quite upset if I ever used it.
@mischa- Thanks for taking the time for such a thorough response. I really like Xanthe, Esperanza, Kerensa, Leonie & Shoshana from your list. Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t like any of those. He does, however, like Saskia. But I don’t. At least it’s out of his usual comfort zone, so that’s something.
@collmcc523- I like Zelda from your list. It passed scrutiny for a while on my list, but my husband eventually decided that the video game association was too much. We also had Rosalind on our list for a while, but we only like it with the rose-a-lind pronunciation. We thought it would be better not to use it, since it isn’t traditionally pronounced that way.
@mcdonak1- It’s my husband’s family that is the problem. His father intentionally mispronounces names that he doesn’t like (which is any name the least bit unfamiliar), and I thought his mother was going to have a heart attack when I told her we were considering Hugo. I would just leave them out of it entirely, but my husband is close to his family and wants their approval.
@bibliophile- thank you for taking the time for such a detailed response. You really ran with the literary/historical aspect of my request, but I feel like your suggestions have about as much spark as my current list.
Thanks to everyone for the help. I wish I could think of a proper way to describe what I’m looking for, because I feel like I’m falling short. I guess I want fewer English/Latinate names.