View Poll Results: What "I" name(s) do you like?
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Thread: "I" names: What one(s)?
December 3rd, 2013 09:59 PM #16
December 3rd, 2013 10:03 PM #18
December 3rd, 2013 10:10 PM #20
Isolde is either ih-SOL-duh or ih-ZOL-duh from what I've heard. I guess it's just personal preference whether you favor the z or s sound. I like the s better, personally.
Anyway, I like Isla best from your list, though I've always had a soft spot for Irene. I like Ivy, but I immediately think of 1) Beyonce's baby and 2) poison ivy.~*~**~*Larissa~*~**~*
Olympia * Waverly * Amaryllis * Holiday * Seraphina
Laszlo * Phineas * Darwin * Caspian * Virgil
December 4th, 2013 12:06 AM #22Senior Member
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I voted for Ivy, Ingrid, and Iona.
Ivy - a long term favourite of mine, puts me in mind of romantic cottages and antiquated, grown-over gardens.
Ingrid - Tailored but femme, like a crisply pressed shirt. Indie is a possibility for a nickname.
Iona - Beautiful sound.
Other I names I like:
Ione - eye-own-ee. I like the meaning, "violet" and I like the -e ending without being a nickname. It's similar to Ivy in sound but much more obscure.
Isidora - I'm not fond of Isabel etc. but Isidora is unrelated and has such a Victorian feel. It's like polished cabochon gemstones. It melds strong-willed Isis with an almost steampunk quality.
Isidra - A Spanish contraction of Isidora that scraps "Dora" as a nickname and cuts it down to 3 syllables without making it tame.
Izora - I don't know if it was intended as a variant/19th C. misspelling of Isidora, or of Azura, or Isaura, but Izora was ranked in the US from 1880 to 1912, making her an interesting obscurity.
Isolde - I say it ee-ZOLD though.
Ilana - Can't use it myself, but do like it.
Iola - A bit like Isla, but tied back to the Greek "violet" meaning, while being simpler than Ianthe or Iolanthe. The blurb on Nameberry for it is mean but I think it's interesting.
Ixora - is a kind of jasmine plant. I can't decide if it's "name-y" or not.
Indigo - another flower, this one more widely used than Ixora which as far as I know isn't used at all. I adore wild indigos.
Iris - One of the most classic of flower names, and a goddess name. Iris is pretty much perfection to me, femme but not frilly, lots of history, and little girls can enjoy the rainbow aspect but I no trouble picturing an Iris as a grown woman of strength.
I'm planning to use an I name myself, can you tell I've been looking through them? lol. Best of luck. And let me know if you turn up more interesting ones!
December 5th, 2013 09:45 AM #24
@stripedsocks: wow you have really done your homework! Unfortunately a lot of those beautiful names you listed would be instantly rejected by my husband. I showed him the poll results and he sighed and said "I guess ivy is the best".... Much less enthusiastically than before. *sigh*
However, these suggestions and responses are fantastic. Thank you all again!