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September 23rd, 2013 06:24 PM #1
Usable As First Names OR Quirky Middle Name Choices?
Hi Berries, I thought I would share some interesting names I've discovered (or rediscovered) while perusing the internet or reading. These are names that have either been borne by real people in the past or they were in one of my numerous baby name books. Many of them are virtue/word names or surnames. I have three questions for you Berries: (1) Which ones do you think would be still be usable as proper names? (2) Which ones would only make quirky middle name choices and (3) Which names should remain guilty pleasures or should be tossed in the bin never to see the light of day again? It's your call.
Ochre (o-kur) - a rare unisex colour name
Absolute - I love this one!
Rosewell (m) - I can imagine a female with this name too!
Savory (m) - this rare spice may be suitable for a female
Tinker - if we have Tucker why not Tinker?
Upshire - very English
Urthelmine - German female
Winship (a male in the 1880's with a last name of Champion!)
Vionnet - French surname of a fashion designer
Tranqueline - too much like trampoline or perhaps tranquillizer?
Timely - this is kind of cute
Rejoice - very uplifting!
Tanaquil - first name of a ballerina
Queenie and Reine - same title but different languages
Persia - the new India
Millay - surname of a poet
Magenta - an exotic colour
Glance - kind of cool
Evodie - this is pretty!
Beauty - a bit much, no?
Anemone - a rare flower name
Darragh - popular male name in Ireland
Sligo - place name in Ireland
Quoyle - too much like quail?
Pinch - cute nn only?
Paavo - Finnish for Paul
Austell - place name and saint name
Eero - Finnish
Clarendon - sounds aristocratic
Chiltern - hills in England
Caledon - place name in Canada
Lowen - There's Rowan and Bowen so why not Lowen?
Kenzo - Japanese
Elko - unisex
Dalliance - unisex
Cyan - a great alternative to Cheyenne
Amaris - too much like amorous?
Assisi - place name in ItalyAll the best,
September 23rd, 2013 09:09 PM #3
Some nice and interesting names on here. In general, the ones I don't think have easy pronunciations I'm putting in the middle.
Dacre (DAY-kur) -- Middle name -- I wouldn't know how to pronounce this
Chapin (CHAY-pin) -- Middle name -- I would have said it like it looks
Ochre (o-kur) -- Middle name -- I actually like it a lot, but I don't think it's a usable first name
Gallant -- Middle name -- for a boy I'd think but I wouldn't want Gal as a nn
Kimbrough -- First name -- it's a quirky first name choice ^_^
Mindwell -- GP -- I'm unsure here. I feel like Mindwell is sort of mean to stick on a girl like you're trying to force obedience on her
Lowry -- First name -- I don't see a thing wrong with it as a first name
Parilee -- Middle name -- This is sort of meh and weird to me. I suppose it could be a first name
Pharaoh -- GP -- I just generally dislike title name but I suppose it could be a middle if you really liked it
Pliny -- Middle name -- I like it but I'm sure plenty of people would say it wrong
Preserve -- GP -- I don't think it's a good word name. Persevere would be better
Absolute -- Middle name -- Since you love it so much, I'd stick it in the middle
Providence -- GP -- It's just sort of strange as a name
Rejoiner -- Middle name -- I think it would be a neat middle name. It's got a cool sound
Rosewell -- Middle name -- I put it with Penrose (m). It's awesome but I don't think Rose is a good name for a boy. It's not one of those girl-boy names
Savory -- GP -- Putting my mind where a 14-16 year old boy is, can you imagine the sexual innuendo here?
Service -- GP -- again like with Mindwell, it seems strange to give Service as a name
Sinai -- First name -- Interesting sound
Solitude -- GP/Middle -- I think it's got a nice sound but I've always feel like Solitude is saying they shouldn't have friendship or something
Spaulding -- Middling name -- It makes me giggle and I don't know why
Tinker -- First name -- I think it could be a first name. It's a word name "To tinker with something" and fantasy-like occupation.
Thankful -- Middle name -- I think it would be a sweet middle
Truelove -- Middle name -- It's so corny but sort of sweet
Upshire -- Middle/GP -- I have Shire on my GP middle list
Urthelmine -- Middle name -- Very harsh sounds here
Union -- GP -- This is a weird word name too
Winship -- First name -- Winship Champion! Wow! I think it's cool. It goes with other Win names
Vionnet -- First name -- It has a really nice sound and first with other Vio names
Tranqueline -- GP -- yes. Too much like those 2
Timely -- GP -- it's cute unless she's always late
Rejoice -- Middle name -- You can tell I love these words in the middle. It's sweet and uplifting. It could possibly be a first with Joyce or Joy as a nn
Tanaquil -- Middle name -- I sort of love this but think it's really close to NyQuil and such
Queenie and Reine -- GP -- see Pharaoh
Persia -- First name -- though I don't like place names, I know a girl called Persia who pronounces it per-see-ah and I like itmispronounced
Pleasance -- Middle name -- It's sweet but again, what if they are a terrible child?
Nimra -- GP -- Nimrod
Millay -- First name -- Very sweet sound
Magenta -- First name -- I know a Magenta. I think it's sweet and has Maggie
Listener -- GP -- This one is meh to me
Loveday -- Middle name -- I see this on Ottilie threads a lot. It's really nice
Joyous -- First name -- I think it could be a first. It's very nice
Kathini -- First name -- I think it's very cool
Glance -- GP -- glance at Glance
Gaze -- GP -- see above
Florizel -- First name -- Really interesting way to get to Flora
Evodie -- First name -- Yes! It's so much like Elodie but I think it's prettier
Avila -- First name -- It's like Aviva. Very pretty
Ethereal -- Middle name -- This is one of my GP names too ^_^
Beauty -- GP -- I agree, a bit much
Meraud -- Middle name -- I'm unsure on pronunciation
Future -- GP -- Weird
Anemone -- Middle name -- I love the sound, but I think it's a tad strange up front
Valiant -- First name -- I love this one! Val is such a great, normal nn
Soutine -- Middle name -- sort of meh to me
Judicael -- First name -- though it does sound a bit like a smush of Judy and Kale
Serlo -- First name -- very similar to Milo and Hugo
Glider -- GP -- strange
Darragh -- First/Middle --If I knew how to pronounce it, I'd say first
Sligo -- GP -- IT has Sly and though I think it's cool, it's meh
Ravelin/Revelin -- Middle name -- It's neat but meh
Quoyle -- GP -- Is it like Quail? I have no idea
Pinch -- Nickname -- It's be a cute nickname
Paavo -- First name -- It's got a great sound
Notus -- GP -- meh
Midnight -- GP -- Great for a pet, better names for a person
Austell -- First name -- It's got a good sound
Eero -- Middle name -- Sort of love it but I think it's make a better middle
Clarendon -- Middle name -- It does sound aristocratic. It's neat though for a girl or boy
Chiltern -- GP -- strange as a name
Colbran -- First name -- Cole makes it assessable. It's got a good sound
Caledon -- first name -- I think it could work
Aalto -- Middle name -- Is it like Alto?
Njord -- Middle name -- I don't think a lot of American people can say it sadly
Lowen -- First name -- I agree with you. I've suggested Lowen before
Kyne -- Middle name -- I just don't think it's very substantial
Loewy -- Nickname -- I think it's be a good nickname for Lowen
Kenzo -- Middle name -- Are you Japanese? It's sort of obviously Asian so I think it should stay in the middle unless it's meaningful or you're Japanese
Jubalus -- Middle name -- I love it for the middle. It's like Jubilee
Japhy -- Nickname -- It's a good nickname, but I don't like it as a full name
Elko -- GP -- I just flat don't like the Elk in there
Dalliance -- Middle name -- Great sound and I think it works
Cyan -- First name -- I know one ^_^
Cinnabar -- GP -- really weird
Courage -- Middle name -- Absolutely love it
Carnelian -- Middle name -- It's not a first name usable flower name to me
Calm -- Middle name -- could be really sweet, could be really ironic
Exodus -- Middle name -- It could be a good religious middle
Belief -- Middle name -- This same as above
Answer -- GP -- Strange
Amaris -- GP --Yes, too much like amorous
Always -- Middle name -- It's nms but people like Every
Assisi -- GP -- unless it means something, I don't think it's name worthyhttp://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page
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September 23rd, 2013 09:39 PM #7
Upshire - very English (maybe to non English people)
WinshipFirst baby due June 20, 2016
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September 23rd, 2013 10:27 PM #9
Dacre (DAY-kur) - I first read it as DACK (as in Jack) -re
Chapin (CHAY-pin) - At first, I thought it was like Chaplin, which is really cute, but then I realized that it sounds a bit like chafing, which is very unpleasent
Ochre (o-kur) - a rare unisex colour name - Could work, but people may pronounce it wrong a lot
Gallant - Kind of cute, a little cheesy
Kimbrough (m) - To me, it sounds like a girl name because I have Kimbra on my girls list
Mindwell (f) - Doesn't really sound like a name..
Lowry - I don't know if this is for a boy or a girl.. I love the author Lois Lowry, but I think it's pronounced Laurie, which is a girl's name
Parilee (f) - Sounds like peril
Pharaoh - I kind of like this one, actually. Really unique
Pliny - Sounds like tiny.. not good for self esteem
Preserve - Like fruit preservatives?
Absolute - I love this one! - Abby for short? I don't know if this one sounds like a name either..
Providence - Could be cute.. It's a bit long, but if you came up with a cute nickname it might work.
Rejoiner - I have a feeling if it was a girl, she would want to go by Joy
Rosewell (m) - I can imagine a female with this name too! - Definitely more feminine than masculine
Savory (m) - this rare spice may be suitable for a female
Service - Like servant..
Sinai - Kind of like it.. I'm watching the Lost TV show right now and it sounds like a character named Sayid.
Solitude (f) - Sounds kind of goth
Spaulding - Made me think Tom Hanks' volleyball in Cast Away for some reason
Tinker - if we have Tucker why not Tinker? Because it sounds like TinkerBell. That's why.
Thankful - Again, doesn't sound like a name
Truelove - Really?
Upshire - very English - Lots of Lord of the Rings references here..
Urthelmine - German female - One of those names that makes your skin crawl.. Like Bertha..
Union - I'm getting tired of saying this, but it doesn't sound like a name
Winship (a male in the 1880's with a last name of Champion!) - Could be cool, actually! Sounds like more of a feminine name though..
Vionnet - French surname of a fashion designer - I like it
Tranqueline - too much like trampoline or perhaps tranquillizer? - Yes, sounds like a mix of the two
Timely - this is kind of cute - That would be cute! But I'm a Doctor Who fan, so I'm biased to those kinds of names
Rejoice - very uplifting! - Doesn't sound like a name
Tanaquil - first name of a ballerina - A bit confusing because it sounds and looks like tranquil
Queenie and Reine - same title but different languages - I love Reine
Persia - the new India - That could be cool!
Pleasance - Sounds like a made up name.. Like you don't know how to spell pleasure..
Nimra - Very cool, reminds me of a forest nymph
Millay - surname of a poet - Could be pretty cool, it's kind of like Millie
Magenta - an exotic colour - Cool
Listener - But what if they weren't good at listening?
Loveday - No. Sorry, but no.
Joyous - Why not just Joy?
Kathini - No, maybe Katherine or Kathleen?
Glance - kind of cool - Don't really like it.
Gaze - Eh, no.
Florizel - Don't really like.. maybe Flora, or even Florrie?
Evodie - this is pretty! - Pretty cool, it's like a mix of Evie and Melody
Avila - I like it
Ethereal - Sorry, but it reminds me too much of urethra...
Beauty - a bit much, no? - Yeah, a bit much
Meraud - Why not just Maude?
Future - Don't really like it
Anemone - a rare flower name - Kind of hard to say
Valiant - Could work.. Nickname of Val?
Soutine - Sardine?
Judicael - Why not Jude, Judas, Jonas?
Serlo - I like it! Unique..
Glider - Hehe.. Sugar glider?
Darragh - popular male name in Ireland - Not sure how to pronounce.
Sligo - place name in Ireland - Sounds like Smeagol
Ravelin/Revelin - Like unraveling.. Maybe Raven?
Quoyle - too much like quail?
Pinch - cute nn only? - Yeah, nickname only
Paavo - Finnish for Paul - I don't think two a's are necessary
Notus- I like Lotus better
Midnight - Not sure how I feel about it..
Austell - place name and saint name - I like Austin better
Eero - Finnish - Is it pronounced like Ear-oh?
Clarendon - sounds aristocratic - Don't like on a boy, what about Clare for a girl?
Chiltern - hills in England - Sounds like chin-turn
Colbran - I like Colby better
Caledon - place name in Canada - Don't really like.. maybe Cale instead?
Aalto - Maybe just Alto?
Njord - People may not know how to pronounce..
Lowen - There's Rowan and Bowen so why not Lowen? - I like this
Kyne - Sounds like Kyle, but cooler
LoewyLike the store Loews
Kenzo - Japanese - Could be cool.
Jubalus - I like Jubilee better for a girl or Justus for a boy
Japhy - No.
Elko - unisex - Like Elk.
Dalliance - unisex - Like you spelled valiance wrong
Cyan - a great alternative to Cheyenne - Cool
Cinnabar - Haha! Like the Cinnabon cereal? In cereal bar form?
Courage - Really cool
Carnelian - Don't really like.. It's like Cornelius, but not..
Calm - But what if they weren't very calm?
Exodus - People might always be telling him to leave because of the meaning of his name..
Belief - Doesn't sound like a name
Answer - Students might always be asking him/her for the answer to a question
Amaris - too much like amorous? - I actually like this
Always - Don't really like
Assisi - place name in Italy - Like 'a sissy'. Not a good name for a boy.