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  1. #6
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    1. Agatha--no, it's harsh
    2. Angelique--yes
    3. Antonia--yes
    4. Araminta--no, makes me think of toothpaste
    5. Atalanta--no, sounds like a General
    6. Athena--yes
    7. Audrey--no, boring
    8. Augusta--yes
    9. Aurora--yes
    10. Beatrice--no, prefer Beatrix or Beatriz
    11. Beatrix--yes
    12. Betsy--no, cutesy
    13. Bronte--yes
    14. Bronwen--no, pretentious
    15. Camille--yes
    16. Cecilia--no, reminds me of the song 'Cecilia, you're breaking my heart...'
    17. Celeste--yes
    18. Cerys--yes
    19. Colette--yes
    20. Cressida--yes
    21. Delilah--yes
    22. Delphine--yes
    23. Dulcie--no, 'sweetie' makes me cringe a little
    24. Elise-no, don't like E names much
    25. Eloise--no, ditto
    26. Elowen--no, ditto
    27. Elspeth--no, this one is especially bad
    28. Emma--no, too popular
    29. Endellion--no, sounds weird
    30. Esme--no, sounds evil
    31. Estelle--no, sounds old
    32. Eugenie--yes, as a middle name
    33. Fallon--no, soap opera-ish
    34. Flora--no, too floral
    35. Gabrielle--yes!
    36. Genevieve--yes in French, no in English
    37. Hattie--no, is she 90?
    38. Hazel--no, Hazel's a maid
    39. Hermione--yes
    40. Honor--yes, but prefer Honore or Honora
    41. India--yes
    42. Iris--yes
    43. Ismeria--no, sounds like a disease
    44. Isolde--yes
    45. Jemima--no...racially provocative
    46. Juliet--yes
    47. Kathleen--no, no reason...just don't like it
    48. Mabel--no, old lady-ish
    49. Maeve--no, ugly
    50. Magdalena--yes
    51. Marcheline--yes
    52. Margot--no, don't like the sound
    53. Marnie--no, ditto
    54. Meredith--no, too serious
    55. Millicent--no, ugly nn
    56. Minnie--no, except for mice
    57. Miranda--yes
    58. Nancy--no, dated
    59. Nellie--no, spoiled child
    60. Nora--no, plain, boring
    61. Olympia--yes
    62. Ophelia--yes, even better
    63. Ottilie--no, sounds ugly
    64. Rowena--no, aged
    65. Saskia--yes
    66. Seraphina--yes
    67. Seren--no, sounds like serum
    68. Soraya--no, sounds like psoriasis
    69. Stella--yes
    70. Sylvie--no, sounds aged
    71. Tabitha--yes
    72. Tamsin--yes
    73. Tatiana--yes
    74. Tessa--yes
    75. Xanthe --yes
    Last edited by rkrd; September 1st, 2013 at 04:41 PM.

  2. #8
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    1. Agatha -- NAY -- I think it sounds like an old witch >.>
    2. Angelique -- NAY -- I just don't like the sounds
    3. Antonia -- NAY -- nms
    4. Araminta -- NAY -- I don't like Mint in there
    5. Atalanta -- YAY -- It's very pretty and love the mythology
    6. Athena -- YAY -- she's my goddess, it's beautiful, love them mythology
    7. Audrey -- NAY -- it's just too popular
    8. Augusta -- YAY -- love this old timey sound
    9. Aurora -- NAY -- my husband can't say R too well and this is a nightmare for him
    10. Beatrice -- YAY -- so sweet
    11. Beatrix -- YAY -- sweet and spunky
    12. Betsy -- NAY -- just sounds like an 80 year old
    13. Bronte -- NAY -- don't like the sound
    14. Bronwen -- NAY -- don't like the sound, makes me think of Brawny
    15. Camille -- NAY -- terrible associations here
    16. Cecilia -- YAY -- so soft and sweet
    17. Celeste -- NAY -- nms
    18. Cerys -- YAY -- pretty
    19. Colette -- YAY -- i don't know why I like it
    20. Cressida -- YAY -- pretty and strong sounding
    21. Delilah -- NAY -- don't like it, too biblical for me
    22. Delphine -- YAY -- makes me think of Apollo (oracle at Delphi) and the sounds a great
    23. Dulcie -- NAY -- too cutesy
    24. Elise -- NAY -- always seems like more of a middle
    25. Eloise -- NAY -- So overdone
    26. Elowen -- YAY -- gorgeous
    27. Elspeth -- NAY -- don't like the sounds
    28. Emma -- NAY -- overdone
    29. Endellion -- YAY -- LOVE!
    30. Esme -- NAY -- all I think of is Twilight even though I shouldn't
    31. Estelle -- NAY -- 80 year old name
    32. Eugenie -- NAY -- I don't like Eugene either
    33. Fallon -- NAY -- Like the words Fall on? "Did you fall on Fallon? *wink* " or like fay-lon "Is she failin'?" or fall-on like rhymes with pal?
    34. Flora -- YAY -- underused beauty
    35. Gabrielle -- NAY -- overdone
    36. Genevieve -- YAY -- beautiful and love Evie
    37. Hattie -- NAY -- too cutesy
    38. Hazel -- NAY -- druggie cousin here
    39. Hermione -- YAY -- love the mythology and love HP (but I like the Greek pronunciation hair-me-oh-nee)
    40. Honor -- NAY -- It's not a word name I like
    41. India -- NAY --seen so many arguments about it being controversial I hate it now, don't like place names much in general
    42. Iris -- YAY -- love the mythology connection, love the flower
    43. Ismeria -- NAY -- Never heard of it and can't quiet get the pronunciation
    44. Isolde -- YAY -- love the literary connections, beautiful sound
    45. Jemima -- NAY -- comes of sort of racist to me for some reason >.< and syrup
    46. Juliet -- NAY -- can't get behind teen suicide
    47. Kathleen -- NAY -- just nms
    48. Mabel -- NAY/YAY -- I get torn here. I like the sounds sort of but at the same time can only see an old woman
    49. Maeve -- NAY -- seen it way too much
    50. Magdalena -- YAY -- Love the sounds, love the connection to the book Feed (love that book). I say it magda-lee-nah
    51. Marcheline -- NAY -- don't like the sound
    52. Margot -- YAY -- simple and elegant
    53. Marnie -- NAY/YAY -- This is iffy too. Love the connection to Repo! but this it's too nicknamey
    54. Meredith -- NAY -- nms
    55. Millicent -- NAY -- It sounds like a disney villain to me
    56. Minnie -- NAY -- mouse? way too cutesy
    57. Miranda -- NAY -- just too dated
    58. Nancy -- NAY -- nms
    59. Nellie -- NAY/YAY -- love Nellie but only as a nickname
    60. Nora -- NAY -- overdone
    61. Olympia -- YAY -- love the connection to Olympus and Alexander the Great
    62. Ophelia -- NAY -- again, can't get behind insanity and suicide
    63. Ottilie -- YAY -- gorgeous and my great-grandma Lily's middle name.
    64. Rowena -- NAY -- I don't like how it can be ro-wee-nah because I like Rowen-ah
    65. Saskia -- NAY -- nms
    66. Seraphina -- NAY -- nms
    67. Seren -- YAY -- I just like it. Used it in my book
    68. Soraya -- NAY -- nms
    69. Stella -- NAY -- overdone
    70. Sylvie -- NAY/YAY -- love as a nn for Sylvia, Sylvana, Sylviana, Sylvania
    71. Tabitha -- NAY -- all I think of is someone who was abusive towards me and the multiple druggies I've known with this name
    72. Tamsin -- NAY -- don't like the sound
    73. Tatiana -- YAY -- beautiful
    74. Tessa -- NAY -- it's just so bland
    75. Xanthe -- YAY -- love the sound, love the spunky X
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  3. #10
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    You have some really terrific names on your list!

    1. Agatha -- NAY The syllable 'Ag' just isn't pretty to me
    2. Angelique -- NAY I've never cared for the Angel names
    3. Antonia -- NAY Not bad, but nms
    4. Araminta -- NAY All I hear is Mint
    5. Atalanta -- NAY nms
    6. Athena -- NAY Never cared for it
    7. Audrey -- YAY I love it. It makes me think of Audrey Hepburn, whom I love.
    8. Augusta -- NAY Just nms
    9. Aurora -- NAY ...I'm beginning to think I have an aversion to A names...
    10. Beatrice -- YAY Love this one. It's on my short list.
    11. Beatrix -- YAY I love this, too, but DH prefers Beatrice
    12. Betsy -- YAY but only as a nn. It is something I am fully prepared to call my own little Beatrice
    13. Bronte -- YAY This is a gp of mine
    14. Bronwen -- YAY I really like it
    15. Camille -- NAY I've never cared for it
    16. Cecilia -- NAY nms. I love Celia, though
    17. Celeste -- NAY
    18. Cerys -- YAY I love a lot of Welsh names, this is among them
    19. Colette -- NAY I don't care for most French names
    20. Cressida -- NAY
    21. Delilah -- YAY I would have said NAY just a few months ago, then I met a little Delilah. She's adorable!
    22. Delphine -- NAY
    23. Dulcie -- NAY
    24. Elise -- NAY It's dated
    25. Eloise -- YAY DD loves Eloise (at the Palace)
    26. Elowen -- NAY
    27. Elspeth -- NAY
    28. Emma -- YAY It's okay if you don't mind that it's quite common now
    29. Endellion -- NAY... Sounds too much like Dandelion? IDK
    30. Esme -- YAY I think I'd only use it in the middle spot, but I do really like it
    31. Estelle -- NAY. All I can think of is George Costanza's mother
    32. Eugenie -- YAY I think it's both cute and sweet and grotesquely underused
    33. Fallon -- NAY Dated
    34. Flora -- NAY Addams Family
    35. Gabrielle -- NAY Dated
    36. Genevieve -- YAY One of the few exceptions to the French aversion
    37. Hattie -- YAY I love it, but if you used it, you should consider a formal name and using Hattie as a nn
    38. Hazel -- YAY This is on my short list for mns
    39. Hermione -- YAY Another name I feel isn't used nearly often enough
    40. Honor -- YAY I love this name, and it's far better than the uber-common Grace
    41. India -- YAY I wish I could talk DH into considering any name that will allow me to call my DD the adorable nn Indie, lol
    42. Iris -- NAY I know a little Iris, and she's one of the most ill-behaved children I've ever known. And I work in an elementary school.
    43. Ismeria -- NAY
    44. Isolde -- NAY
    45. Jemima -- YAY! I can't tell you how much I love Jemima. I worry about the Aunt Jemima connotations in the States. But I love it so much!
    46. Juliet -- YAY
    47. Kathleen -- YAY IDK why, but I've always loved this name
    48. Mabel -- YAY I actually call my DD by this. Her MN is Mae.
    49. Maeve -- YAY
    50. Magdalena -- NAY - though I highly recommend the books by Tamar Myers with the heroine named Magdelena Yoder. Excellent.
    51. Marcheline -- NAY French.
    52. Margot -- NAY Never cared for it
    53. Marnie -- NAY I used to like it, but now it just sounds dated and nickname-y
    54. Meredith -- Hmm... I go back and forth on this one. I had an uncle named Meredith, so it's slightly masculine to my ears.
    55. Millicent -- YAY but only if she's going to go by Milly/Millie. I adore that.
    56. Minnie -- YAY I like this a lot, but it does sound rather nickname-y.
    57. Miranda -- NAY Never cared for it
    58. Nancy -- NAY Dated
    59. Nellie -- YAY I love this, too. It's nickname-y, but It's so sweet.
    60. Nora -- YAY though I prefer it spelled Norah
    61. Olympia -- NAY
    62. Ophelia -- NAY
    63. Ottilie -- YAY
    64. Rowena -- YAY nms, but I'd love to see it on a little girl
    65. Saskia -- YAY
    66. Seraphina -- NAY
    67. Seren -- NAY
    68. Soraya -- NAY
    69. Stella -- YAY my Great-grandmother was named Stella Mae, and I've always absolutely loved it
    70. Sylvie -- YAY IDK why, but I like Sylvie, don't care for Sylvia
    71. Tabitha -- NAY I knew a cat named Tabitha "Tabby" when I was younger. That's what I think of
    72. Tamsin -- YAY I really like it
    73. Tatiana -- YAY I've always loved it
    74. Tessa -- YAY though I far prefer Tess, another NN possibility for my future Beatrice
    75. Xanthe -- NAY
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  4. #12
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    1. Agatha -nay
    2. Angelique - nay
    3. Antonia - nay
    4. Araminta - yay
    5. Atalanta - nay
    6. Athena - nay
    7. Audrey - yay
    8. Augusta - nay
    9. Aurora - nay
    10. Beatrice - nay
    11. Beatrix - nay
    12. Betsy - nay
    13. Bronte - nay
    14. Bronwen - nay
    15. Camille - nay
    16. Cecilia - nay
    17. Celeste - yay
    18. Cerys - yay
    19. Colette - nay
    20. Cressida - nay
    21. Delilah - yay
    22. Delphine - nay
    23. Dulcie - nay
    24. Elise - yay
    25. Eloise - nay
    26. Elowen - nay
    27. Elspeth - nay
    28. Emma - yay
    29. Endellion - nay
    30. Esme - nay
    31. Estelle - nay
    32. Eugenie - nay
    33. Fallon - nay
    34. Flora - nay
    35. Gabrielle - yay
    36. Genevieve - yay
    37. Hattie - nay
    38. Hazel - nay
    39. Hermione - nay
    40. Honor - nay
    41. India - nay
    42. Iris - nay
    43. Ismeria - nay
    44. Isolde - nay
    45. Jemima - nay
    46. Juliet - yay
    47. Kathleen - nay
    48. Mabel - nay
    49. Maeve - nay
    50. Magdalena - nay
    51. Marcheline - nay
    52. Margot - nay
    53. Marnie - nay
    54. Meredith - nay
    55. Millicent - yay
    56. Minnie - yay
    57. Miranda - yay
    58. Nancy - nay
    59. Nellie - nay
    60. Nora - yay
    61. Olympia - nay
    62. Ophelia - nay
    63. Ottilie - nay
    64. Rowena - nay
    65. Saskia - nay
    66. Seraphina - yay
    67. Seren - yay
    68. Soraya - yay
    69. Stella - yay
    70. Sylvie - nay
    71. Tabitha - yay
    72. Tamsin - nay
    73. Tatiana - nay
    74. Tessa - yay
    75. Xanthe - nay
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  5. #14
    1. Agatha - Nay - too old lady, don't like the sound
    2. Angelique - Nay - hated a girl by the name of Angelika and the names are too similar
    3. Antonia - Nay - too close to anthony
    4. Araminta - Nay - like the spider
    5. Atalanta - Nay - no. just no.
    6. Athena - Nay - what if she's not godess-y?
    7. Audrey - Yay!
    8. Augusta - Yay
    9. Aurora - YAY!
    10. Beatrice - Yay!
    11. Beatrix - Nay - trying too hard to be cool
    12. Betsy - Nay - hello g-ma
    13. Bronte - YAY!
    14. Bronwen - Yay
    15. Camille - Yay!
    16. Cecilia - YAY!
    17. Celeste - Yay
    18. Cerys - Nay - how do you pronounce this?
    19. Colette - Yay
    20. Cressida - Nay - reminds me of the bug that makes noise when it's sunny, forget what they're called
    21. Delilah - Yay
    22. Delphine - Yay
    23. Dulcie - Nay - what?
    24. Elise - Yay!
    25. Eloise - YAY!
    26. Elowen - Yay!
    27. Elspeth - Nay - old lady
    28. Emma - Yay
    29. Endellion - Nay - like dandellion, an annoying weed
    30. Esme - Yay!
    31. Estelle - Yay
    32. Eugenie - Nay - too old man
    33. Fallon - Nay - like birds nails
    34. Flora - Yay!
    35. Gabrielle - Yay
    36. Genevieve - YAY!
    37. Hattie - Nay - has the word Hate in it
    38. Hazel - Yay!
    39. Hermione - YAY! HARRY POTTER!
    40. Honor - Nay - what if they are not honorable?
    41. India - yay
    42. Iris - Yay!
    43. Ismeria - Nay - is this a made up name?
    44. Isolde - Yay
    45. Jemima - Nay - jemima syrup
    46. Juliet - yay
    47. Kathleen - yay
    48. Mabel - yay
    49. Maeve - YAY!
    50. Magdalena - yay
    51. Marcheline - nay - too weird
    52. Margot - nay - just dislike it
    53. Marnie - yay
    54. Meredith - Yay!
    55. Millicent - yay
    56. Minnie - Yay
    57. Miranda - Yay!
    58. Nancy - Yay
    59. Nellie - Yay!
    60. Nora - Yay
    61. Olympia - Yay
    62. Ophelia - YAY!
    63. Ottilie - YAY!
    64. Rowena - YAY!
    65. Saskia - YAY!
    66. Seraphina - Yay!
    67. Seren - Nay - don't like the sound
    68. Soraya - yay
    69. Stella - YAY!!
    70. Sylvie - YAY!
    71. Tabitha - nay
    72. Tamsin - nay
    73. Tatiana - yay
    74. Tessa - YAY! I mean nay! (I don't want this name to become popular, nay nay nay!)
    75. Xanthe - nay - it's too floaty, theres no strength.

    Hope this helped!

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