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December 31st, 2013 06:13 AM #1
Daring names from the blog. What do you think?
I have copied and pasted the names here on the blog because it tells me that I must be logged on to comment and of course I am logged on but it is not recognising it so I thought I would post the names over here so I could comment.
"deliciously daring or just plain dangerous?" girls
Agatha Not yet liking this one
Biddy Old biddy?
Coco Nickname only
Constance A good middle name
Elsbeth Too cutesy for me
Ophelia On the face of it a lovely, lilting name
Petra Said softly this is pretty
Sybilla Lovely name
Titania Too OTT for me
Archibald Not one for the average kid but could be a good middle
Clemente Middle name only
Digby More suitable for a pet
Edgar Nice enough
Herbert Boring vintage
Remo Cool but wouldn't use it
Ruben Like it as Reuben
Wilfred Like but wouldn't use
I think most of these would transfer to ordinary life quite well.
December 31st, 2013 12:29 PM #3
Agatha- love it! It's old, it's bewitching, it isn't frilly. I'm a fan
Alberta- Not so much… I just think of the province.
Anastasia- I used to hate this, honestly, but then my cousin named his daughter this and this kid is AWESOME so I quite like it not. Couldn't use it, obviously, though.
Betsan- eeh… hunh?
Biddy- not as a given name
Coco- I hate this, I'll be honest
Constance- I like it in French, but not in English
Elsbeth- this is nice! I prefer Elspeth though
Nancy- oh man, in grade 4 this was my favourite name for a girl lol, so random! I do have a soft spot for it.
Ophelia- this is nice, it isn't one I'd use myself, but it's nice
Sybilla- I like this. I actually LOVE Sibil·la with the interpunct and double L sound, sooooooo gorgeous!
Titania- I love this! I wouldn't use it, but I do love it… okay, maybe I'd use it as a middle name? that'd make me happy.
Venetia- Not a fan
Zinnia- love it!
Archibald- eeh, not my cup of tea. It's fine, it's gutsy, but it's not something I could see being practical in my life.
Benedict- I've tried to like this, but I don't.
Bertie- I think I'd use this as a nn on a girl before a boy :/
Clemente- like kleh-men-tay? Oh klem-int? Not a fan either way.
Constantine- awesome! I know a few Constantines, it's gutsy but they all pul it off.
Digby- I'm kind of liking it right now, I wouldn't use it, but it's kind of sweet.
Edgar- love it! It took me years to quit seeing that big dog from the For Better, For Worse comic
Hamish- LOVE it! I knew a guy named Hamish, he was extremely talented in many facets of life… definitely left with me a lasting impression
Harvey- I don't see the appeal of this at all
Hector- eeh… not sure. I don't like it, but it's not bad.
Herbert- not a fan
Lysander- cool, but almost "too cool". I'd go for it as a middle name
Montague- don't like it, but Montesquieu sounds nice to me
Montgomery- sounds like a joke name to me :/
Otto- I don't like Otto, but I do like Otho
Ptolemy- seems more like a statement on the part of the parents. It's not that bad though, I guess.
Reginald- I grew up with Boy Meets World and all I can think is Davey Jones as "Reg, Reginald Fairfield!"
Ruben- I've come around to it, I used to hate it but I know a few Spanish Rubéns and they've helped
Sidney- I have a soft spot for it, Golden Goal and all lol
Wilfred- too Laurier for where I'm from.
Zephyr- not my style
Interesting mix on this list!Lucia
Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
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December 31st, 2013 01:26 PM #5Senior Member
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Agatha- Not for me, but I see that Hazel/Myrtle appeal
Alberta- I find it beautiful sounding & strong, but I worry about the Canadian place-name aspect.
Anastasia- Not my thing, too princessy for me, but it is a solid choice.
Betsan Odd one. Very daring!
Biddy- I think old Biddy, but I could see this as an Elizabeth variant.
Coco- Nickname only for me
Constance- I adore this name!
Elsbeth- very strong & sophisticated & unusual! I like it!
Iona- I love it!
Nancy- Ready for a comeback!
Ophelia- Not for me, but I see the appeal. I think it's too tragic & don't like the "feel" part
Petra- I like it, but it sounds like petrol
Sybilla- I prefer the sound of Sybyl. I don't love either
Titania- I would love to meet one!
Venetia- I know someone with this for a surname! I just feel like it's a pretty sounding Italian surname.
Zinnia- Cute & a bit eccentric
Archibald- feels snooty & fancy to me
Benedict- It's OK, but I think of brunch
Bertie- Feels little-girlish
Constantine I like it, very strong
Digby very childish sounding, but I see the appeal. I prefer it over others in that style like Milo or Bailey
Hamish not for me
Harvey Feels warm & fun, but it's not for me
Hector Feels cold & remote, not for me
Herbert It's OK
Lysander- It's OK
Montague- Too fancy & pretentious feeling
Montgomery- See above
Otto- Could be a brother to Digby
Ptolemy- Too try hard
Reginald- It's not my style, but I like that it feels strong & masculine
Remo- I think of Reno
Ruben- It's ok, I've met a few
Sidney- I love it, but my husband finds it feminine
Wilfred- It's OK
December 31st, 2013 01:34 PM #7
Oh I like your signature @rollo I have that song in my head now!
I also haven't been able to comment on the blogs for a g e s. Technicians?
December 31st, 2013 01:41 PM #9Senior Member
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I am planning to move to England
based on this list.
These are all GREAT names. I am sick of American name choices (not Nameberry choices, but the real world).
Madison and Jaxon, blah! Bring me an Agatha and a Reginald any day.
Of course I am largely English and Scottish and European in ancestry and a total Anglo and Europhile, so maybe that accounts for my tastes. That and being an English major, teacher, and reader of a bazillion English books.
I am just starved for real, historic, substantial names.