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  1. #1
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    Brutal honesty on the names in my signature?

    I finally combined the girls in a way I like, and found a handful of boys that I like individually as well as in a sib-set. What do you think?

    Girls:
    Imogen Lark - Imogen after my mum, Lark after my dad. A very roundabout way of honoring them, but it feels right.
    Clementine Joy - Both meanings together perfectly describe my dear grandmother. Joy isn't my favorite name, but using a different middle feels less honoring.
    Artemis Jane - I honestly just adore both of these, there's no deeper meaning behind it.
    Rosamund Coraline - I just love Rosamund, and Coraline is a roundabout way of honoring a sister.
    Florence Juliet - Same as above, the middle is a roundabout way to honor a sister.

    The only first-and-middle combinations I am 100% decided on are Imogen Lark and Artemis Jane. The others I welcome suggestions or critique on.

    Boys:
    Philo
    Asa
    Beau
    Oswin
    Hamish

    As you can see, I have no middles here yet. Scott is a definite middle, as is Edmund/Edwin. I also like offbeat virtue middles like Prosper and Noble.

    Well...how's it look?
    I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.

    My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.

  2. #3
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    Imogen Lark - Not really a fan of either name, but I like that it honors your parents.
    Clementine Joy - Eh. Lukewarm on this one. I can't quite get on board with two-word-name combos.
    Artemis Jane - Love it. So elegant and balanced!
    Rosamund Coraline - Gorgeous! I adore both of these.
    Florence Juliet - I've never been able to see the appeal of Florence--it just sounds ugly to my ears! Juliet is okay, but I strongly dislike the Shakespeare character so that ruins the name a bit for me.


    Boys:
    Philo - All I can hear are the "____phile" jokes.
    Asa - I love it, but I think I'm in the minority there.
    Beau - I knew a really mean Beau once, so I can't be objective here, but it sounds uptight to me.
    Oswin - Love it! So quirky.
    Hamish - Not sure how I feel about this one. It's ok, I suppose.
    Gwen
    College student, bookworm, terrible influence.
    Owner of a cat: Minerva "Minnie"


    Current favorites:
    Mazarine Cosima Odette Ailsa Celia
    Prosper Finn August Malcolm Zephyr

  3. #5
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    Apr 2013
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    Imogen Lark: Absolutely perfect!
    Clementine Joy: Clementine is absolutely lovely, but I'm not sold on Joy. However, it is still a nice combo.
    Artemis Jane: Gorgeous!
    Rosamund Coraline: Lovely. I love both the names but the flow seems a wee bit off.
    Florence Juliet: Absolutely love Florence! I've never been a fan of Juliet, but the pairing is still nice.

    Now, onto the boys.

    Philo: Not a fan of this...I just think of Filo pastry, though I do realise that I may pronounce either filo or Philo or both incorrectly.
    Asa: This is one of those names I want to like more. A nice name, but I feel as though something's missing.
    Beau: Dated in my opinion...I've just never been a fan of this name.
    Oswin: I love this, and although it is a masculine name, there's something that just seems so feminine about this name.
    Hamish: Love this, but I feel that the connection with Hamish Blake is too strong here in Australia at least.
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  4. #7
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    Imogen Lark- I am not a fan of Imogen but I know you love it, so its perfect. Also Lark is a gp of mine.
    Clementine- I am not a huge fan of Clementine but I like it with Joy.
    Artemis Jane- I like this. My favorite from your list.
    Rosamund Coraline- I agree with Fiammetta.
    My favorite from the boys is Asa.
    Raquel-21 year old who loves names, books, and languages

    Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Eva Rosalind, Rose Fiammetta, Edith Lenore, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter
    Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett

  5. #9
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    Your girls' list seems to be solid Nameberry favorites, none of which I can fault -- they're all perfectly lovely. I particularly like Rosamund (though agree that Coraline is a bit heavy in the middle) and Artemis Jane.

    Your boys' list, on the other hand, makes my heart sing. I adore Oswin, and Hamish is a strong heritage name that deserves more love in the US. Asa is an underused classic; Beau is positively dapper. Unfortunately, Philo will forever make me think of the pastry dough.

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

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