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Thread: Too cute?
January 7th, 2014 06:37 PM #16
French spelling. It's perfectly correct.~Boys~
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January 7th, 2014 06:51 PM #18Senior Member
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I've mentioned before that I'm an adult with a "cute" name. I know some cute-named adults who love their name and some don't. I have two brothers with classic biblical names, and a sister with one of the very standard classic female names, and they all exclusively answer to NNs. My brothers even use them in their bylines. Meanwhile, I have a nickname-name and want a formal name. There's just no knowing until a child grows up a bit! So you may as well use what you love, absent glaring drawbacks.
FWIW, I really like a lot of the names you listed! A lot of times "cute" also reads as "spunky" or "spirited" or "lively," traits that also work on a teen, adult, or old lady. I find this especially true of many of your favorites.
A few of yours are on my personal list: Amelie, Aimee, Freya, Sylvie, and Violet. I've always loved Lottie and Lettie, would probably use as a NN, but only because I love so many names they're short for. And Posy would be my NN for any Paloma I'd have, but I think it's fine by itself.
Last edited by isolieth; January 7th, 2014 at 06:53 PM. Reason: Autocorrect failGirls:
Catherine/Kathleen, Susan/Susannah, Anne/Anna/Annabeth, Jane, Margaret/Marguerite, Rose/Rosemary, Cecile/Cecily, Flora/Laura, Gwendolen, Paloma, Tabitha, Lucille, Beatrice, Harriet
Frederick, Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy
January 7th, 2014 06:52 PM #20Senior Member
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Millie because I like it - I'm not thinking of my daughter as a person? Tell that to the thousands of parents who use all the names on my list each year in the United Kingdom.
BTW, I am seriously doubting that parents care how their child's name sounds when it's being moaned out by a future partner in an intimate or romantic setting. I don't think ANY parent wants to think of their child that way.
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January 7th, 2014 06:55 PM #22Senior Member
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Aimee incorrect beforehaley / twenty / ttc 2017
January 7th, 2014 06:55 PM #24
Posy (love this so I left it here even though I think it potentially should go under cutesy - I prefer it as a NN for Josephine or Persephone)
Rosie (unless a NN for Rose or one of the other Ros- names.)
Gracie (unless a NN for Grace)
Just not my style:
*I'm pretty sensitive to names being popular (I've been struggling and struggling with Hazel for this reason). The ones I listed as overused are ones I hear too much in my area to want to use myself. It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the names, in fact some of them are lovely.
*I think the names that come across as too cutesy to me do so because they are diminutive forms of other names. So while Poppy ends in the same -ee sound, it's not the short form of another name so it doesn't bother me as a given name.