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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Names You Suddenly Love?

    The more I get into nameberry, the more I open to new names. Or rather, not new names so much as old names I used to loathe.

    My Top Ten Names I Used to Hate and Suddenly Now Love:

    1) Doris
    2) Winifred
    3) Hortense
    4) Enid
    5) Henrietta
    6) Barbara
    7) Carolyn
    8) Sue
    9) Portia
    10) Gwendolen

    I notice I am trending toward the clunky and the dated.

    I also notice that the names I used to love (female names) are often seeming too overdone, too frilly. Nothing like a nice hard name like Enid to brace you!

    What about you?

    As my favorite bumper sticker says, "If you can't change your mind, are you sure you still have one?"

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    My more recent found loves:
    Shiloh ( the Pitt/Jolie family ruined it)

  3. #5
    Great thread idea!

    Recent found loves:

  4. #7
    Mine are

    1. Coralie
    2. Francine
    3. Georgina
    4. Pearl
    5. Stella
    6. Wilhelmina
    7. Theresa
    8. Louise

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I have been crushing on these names recently, not sure if I would use most them. But they are a few exceptions.

    Lavendel : exception, really liking this one. Maybe middle?
    Sylvana . Silvana
    Sylvia . Silvia
    Gwyneth . Gwyneira : I like how each letter comes out of my full name.

    Raphael : exception.
    Solomon : exception, this one was suggested to me by my grandparents--so it has it has a special place. Not sure if they were joking or just tired of me asking them about boy names.

    Have more, but cannot remember off hand.
    Last edited by natural; January 15th, 2014 at 01:57 AM. Reason: Added names.

    aspian Atlas Locke ▪ Ƶephyrus Alan Psalm
    Oberon ▫ Raphael ▫ Sebastian ▫ Orion ▫ Phoenix ▫ Edmund ▫ Jasper ▫ Solomon

    Łiliana Adelrune Claire ▪ Ɲoemi Adlumia Fable
    Chrysanthe ▫ Juniper ▫ Isabeau ▫ Camellia ▫ Galilea ▫ Yara ▫ Chloe


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