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December 31st, 2013 05:13 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 11:29 AM #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
Iris Amparo, Eulàlia Leire, Jemima Seraphine, Leonor Aña, Viola Madelaine
Edmund András, Joscelin Ekhi, Marius Eneko, Ander Evgeniy, Bruno Caius
December 31st, 2013 12:26 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 12:34 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 12:41 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.