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August 31st, 2013 08:02 PM #1Senior Member
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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?
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.
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.
August 31st, 2013 08:32 PM #3
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.
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
(film student, name nerd, regular nerd, bad influence)
Ismay • Cleo • Sybella • Ailsa • Iphigenia
Prosper • Sirius • August • Malcolm • Zephyr
August 31st, 2013 08:37 PM #5Senior Member
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- Victoria, Australia
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.
Ignatius - Jasper - Hugo - Edmund - Henry - Oliver - Rupert - Felix - Percy - August - Atticus - Amias - Otto - Barnaby - Arthur - Ezra - Hector - Charles
Antigone - Hermione - Harriet - Cordelia - Violet - Persephone - Beatrice/Beatrix - Clementine - Ottilie - Florence - Octavia - Drusilla - Agnes - Ida - Matilda - Xanthe
avatar is my 8th great grandmother.
August 31st, 2013 08:59 PM #7
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
Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas James, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett
September 1st, 2013 04:53 AM #9
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 Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael
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