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September 26th, 2013 04:39 PM #6
I'm liking many names on your list so it's going to be a challenge to whittle it down. I'll attempt to get it down to a top five list.
Adam - A Biblical classic. I don't hear too many Adams running around.
Andrew - a classic but kind of bland
Bennett - a medieval version of Benedict
Callum - getting popular. It's ok but I'm hearing it a lot.
Christopher - better in the middle spot
Connor/Conor - I have a negative association with this name so it's not a fave of mine
Elliott - There's nothing wrong with this name but I've just haven't warmed to it.
Harrison - one of the more distinguished "surnames as first names" choice
Hayden - trendy
Henry - It took me awhile to see its charm.
Joel - I prefer Joseph but this is ok
Joseph - a Biblical gem
Lewis/Louis - I prefer the French spelling and pronunciation (Louis-"loo-ee")
Michael - overused forever. I find it boring.
Toby - I think this is a cute nn but only for a Tobias. I don't think it ages well.
Agatha - an unappreciated vintage name with a great literary pedigree.
Augusta - strong and forceful
Blythe - better in the middle spot, Augusta Blythe would be gorgeous!
Cecilia - I prefer Cecily. This is too frilly for my taste. Cecilia Blythe is pretty!
Clementine - sweet and sassy
Delphine - chic and French. If I had to pick between the "ine" names, Clementine would win by a hair!
Eleanor- Majestic beauty
Florence - I don't like place names but this one has a lot of vintage charm.
Iris - One of my favourite flower names.
Margaret - An underused classic with loads of nickname options. I also love the French version, Marguerite.
Martha - kind of clunky so it would go with a sister named Olive.
Millicent - one of my favourite vintage names. I love the way it blends million and innocent.
Morwenna - I like this name but not enough.
Ottilie - Pretty. I also like Odilia and Odile.
Rosamond - I love this name but I do prefer the "u" spelling - Rosamund.
And the Honourable Mentions list;
Ophelia - better in the middle spot due to the pronunciation "O-feel-ya"
Sophia - I prefer the French version Sophie - it's much friendlier and down-to-earth. Sophia is really overused.
Charlotte - elegant and ladylike.
Olive - clunky
Mason - nearly 19,000 boys were given this name in one year. Kardashian overkill?
Jack - popular but I love it!
Landon - OK but very trendy
Lawson - a road near where I live and someone I know named their dog Lawson so it doesn't appeal to me.All the best,
September 26th, 2013 04:44 PM #8Senior Member
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September 26th, 2013 04:47 PM #10Junior Member
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Sure thing! Keep in mind that a name will sound better or worse depending on how it flows with your last name, which we're unaware of.
Adam- I like but I feel like it is becoming too popular. I wouldn't chose this for myself or my kids but wouldn't cringe at it either. It's just average.
Andrew- same as adam
Bennett- think that this one is super cute!
Callum- another cute name! I could see this on somebody of any age, similar to Bennett. I like that it's not overused but it's familiar.
Christopher- same as Adam/andrew. and I just broke up with a chris, so i sort of hate this name now. funny how exes do that!
Connor/Conor- Please, for the love of god, do not spell it Conor. Stick with the legit spelling, which is cuter and an awesome name.
Elliott- This is a family name for me and I want to use it one day, so I love it. I think it's also charming yet not overused.
Harrison- I like this name but prefer Harris. A solid choice if not paired with a long last name.
Hayden- I can't stand this name. I feel like it only works on a baby, and is too similar to Jayden, Braden, Kayden, etc. Sounds lower class to me.
Henry- a cute classic! never gets old and works well. Love hank as a nickname.
Joel- I definatly like this name but it isn't my favorite. Good with a long last name.
Joseph- see Adam, etc.
Lewis/Louis- I personally prefer the Louis spelling but I don't think that you can go wrong either way since both are legitimate. I love this name!
Toby- for some reason I can't stand this name. Not sure why, it's just a personal dislike. That being said, I respect the name and think it's a solid choice for other people, it's not like Jayden or anything.
Agatha- I love the antique feel of this name! Know one nicknamed Aggie
Augusta- I think that this is a nice name as well.
Blythe- Strikes me as a little too dreadlock hippie of a name. I couldn't take a blythe seriously in a buisness meeting.
Cecilia- love this one. Sounds bubbly and old fashioned, yet I would find it cute on a baby and as a solid choice for an adult.
Clementine- Cute on a baby, but I wouldn't take it seriously in a meeting. A little too cutesy out of the nursery. Good name for a cat!
Delphine- I'm not too familiar with this name so it strikes me as having an exotic pedigree.
Eleanor- Love this name! I think it is classic yet underused. nn: Elle, Ellie, Norrie, Nora
Florence- obsessed with this name. Cute on a baby "ren" or even without the nickname, but serious enough for corperate life. love the assocaition with florence and the machine!
Iris- like this name, dont love it.
Margaret- I think its pretty but i'm not crazy about Maggie. Good timeless classic though.
Martha- a little bit masculine sounding for me but I still like it.
Millicent- don't love it but don't hate it either. I wouldn't want to be named Millicent. I do love the nickname Millie though!
Morwenna- no. sounds fake to me. I know it probably isn't but it still sounds made up.
Ottilie- cute, but pronounciation might be an issue. Doesn't sound professional.
Rosamond- I'm assuming you would use rose since it sounds too clunky, but it depends on your surname. do you ponounce roz (rhymes with oz) a mund or rose a mond?
Ophelia- Like this better than Ottilie.
Sophia- I like this but it's too popular, your kid would be known as Sophia K. or Sophia S. or whatever.
Charlotte- love this. sounds french and classic
Olive- I think this is a good choice too but am worried that it's a trendy name.
Mason- I love occupational names, but this is too popular. Shucks!
Jack- I like this but would rather a John nn Jack
Landon- cool name. solid choice. Don't love or hate.
Lawson- same as Landon. I like it a little better.
Girl favorites from your list- Cecilia, Charlotte, Eleanor, and Florence.
Boy favorites- Bennett, Callum, Elliott, and Harrison.
September 26th, 2013 04:56 PM #12Senior Member
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Adam - This is OK. It's classic but not exciting for me.
Andrew - I prefer Andras. I don't mind the full name Andrew, or if you use nn Andy, but I HATE the name Drew.
Bennett - I prefer Benjamin, but I don't have anything negative to say about Bennett.
Callum - Callum is so underused! I really like it if you want to roll with the Irish name trend.
Christopher - I prefer just Topher.
Connor/Conor - This is one of my favourite boy names. Would also love to see it on a girl.
Elliott - Very cute. I think of E.T. and childhoods with adventure & exploration.
Harrison - I really like Harrison. I don't know anyone named Harrison so I think people might be overestimating its popularity.
Hayden - I don't see the appeal.
Henry - I prefer Henrik. Henry sounds too stuffy & british.
Joel - One of my favourite biblical names.
Joseph - I don't like nn Joe at all, so this name doesn't do it for me.
Lewis/Louis - I dislike this but I can't justify why.
Michael - This is my brother's name. I love how well it works for every age & the myriad of nicknames.
Toby - Prefer Tobias nn Toby - Toby sounds kiddish.
Agatha - Prefer Agata, but both strike me as old ladyish. I like nickname Aggie
Augusta - I don't dislike it but it wouldn't make it onto my list.
Blythe - This name to me sounds like a bodily function or something, I don't like it.
Cecilia - I like this one.
Clementine - I don't like nn Clem but Clementine is OK.
Delphine - I prefer Daphne. Not a huge fan of Delphine.
Eleanor - I love Eleanor, it is feminine and powerful (I envision Anjelica Huston).
Florence - Oh I really don't like this. I think of "Flo" and menstruation.
Iris - I feel like this is going to jump up and get quite popular. I don't mind it but I don't love it either.
Margaret - I don't mind this with nn Maggie.
Martha - I prefer Marta because its a little more fun & exotic. Martha sounds old to me.
Millicent - I think Millifiscent(sp?), the evil witch in Sleeping Beauty.
Morwenna - I like this! Probably my favourite from your girls' list.
Ottilie - I don't think this is realistic and usable.
Rosamond - Prefer most other Rose/Rosa names, Rosamond sounds stuffy & halted.
And the Honourable Mentions list;
Ophelia - LOVE.
Sophia - Too popular (for a reason, because its so pretty)
Charlotte - I don't mind it but its not mind blowing.
Olive - I adore Olive (much cuter than Olivia or Liv).
Mason - Prefer Jason.
Jack - Way too popular.
Landon - Just OK.
Lawson - Don't like.New username is @ truenature
September 26th, 2013 04:58 PM #14Senior Member
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