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  1. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,267
    1. Must Age Well. I have to be able to visualize the name on everything from a baby to a grandparent or I couldn't do it.
    2. No Bad Meanings/Connotations
    3. Easy to spell/pronounce
    4. Has at least 2 nn options (I have like 50 different nns for my pets, so this one's important in order for them not to end up with random nns)
    5. If someone living a century ago heard my kids names they wouldn't think anything of it.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

    Current Name Crushes: August, Avery, & Flynn: Eliza, Georgiana & Dahlia

  2. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    480
    1. Must include a saint name

    2. Should preferably include a literary character

    3. Must match in style/feel

    4. No terrible combinations of initials

    5. A letter can't be used more than twice for sibling names

    4. First name can't be a word name or a nickname-name

    5. First can be popular but NOT trendy (ex: William is great but Aiden is not.)

    6. Generally names should be long with a few good potential nicknames
    Sweet Ladies:
    Elanor Therese ~ Rose Clementine ~ Elizabeth Gloria ~ Abilene Cecilia
    Lucy Magdalene ~ Susannah Violet ~ Caroline Mercy ~ Elsa Evangeline ~ Rosemary Luthien


    Gallant Gents:
    Timothy Faramir ~ William Augustine ~ Percy Maximilian
    Calvin Anthony ~ John Paul Atticus

  3. #30
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Swamp~Land
    Posts
    947
    1. FN or MN or both must be a Saint's name or contain some reference to a Saint

    2. Sib-sets cannot be polar opposites (no Mercedes and Riordan), so ultimately some kind of 'theme'

    3. Popularity does not matter (Luke & Zoe being loved too much)

    4. No incredibly easy to tease name (i.e. Mercedes-Benz is a nice car brand, so what can kids say? But no Ford's or Chevy's)

    5. No matchy-matchy names (love Prosper and Peter, but had to choose)

    6. Lastly, I must feel that if I wouldn't mind bearing the name myself (For boy names, I usually ask my brothers if they would mind having the name such-and-such, and I accept their answers unless they give a stupid reason [such as, "I never heard of it. It's stupid" or, "I know an annoying person with that name" suffice to say, my brothers are not name enthusiasts])
    Last edited by chrisco; September 12th, 2013 at 11:12 PM.
    Damian Ignatius-Jude Christian-Raphael Benedict-Charles Dominic

    Caia Madeleine-Fleur Louisiana-Genevieve Azélie

    Reine-Isabeau-Nouvel-Johanna-William-Boden-Rafe-Philip-Julien

  4. #32
    I like it.
    My husband likes it.
    First or middle name honors a family member.

    There are so many excellent names out there that I can't use bc hubby doesn't like them. I wouldn't want to limit myself further.
    Mother of Evander nn Van
    Expecting #2
    Gabriel - Sebastian - Shepherd -- Eliza - Dagny - Annabelle

  5. #34
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    145
    Uhhhhh...
    1. I must like it.
    2. SO must like it.

    That's about it as far as "rules" go. There are some things I tend to go for... But they're not necessarily rules.

    1. I gravitate towards nature names.
    2. I like to avoid biblical names unless I absolutely love it as a name.
    3. I generate a picture/scene of the name-bearer in my head and must like what I see (if I can't even get a picture then the name is out).
    4. Debating whether or not I should start doing two middle names and reserve the second place for family names.
    5. I hate nicknames.
    6. SO and I seem to prefer four-letter names.

    That's my name... Stuff.
    Callista; 21; ♎☉ | animal; long-hair advocate; planner
    Mother to 4 guinea pigs ~ Ganon, Impa, Din, and introducing... Tetra!
    ♂ | Link SorenRiver ShepherdGabriel
    ♀| FawnLunaFaye Rhian Kelsea
    Visit my "About Me" for my full (lazy) list

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