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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Next to somewhere.

    Which Weird Name?

    In other words, could you please rank these? And why did you rank them like you did?

    Rowena "Ro"
    Coming back after a long, accidental hiatus from the site.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Paloma -- I think this is so lovely
    Elizabeth -- classic and beautiful, prefer Elisabeth spelling.
    Ceridwen -- Intriguing, different, love the references
    Esme -- not my style, but from here on the list gets very far away from my style and well into not liking so much.
    Rowena -- Not bad, just sounds … a little malicious to me for some reason.
    Tansy -- Cute. It would be more accessible for me if I didn't associate it with the invasive weed here.
    Prunella -- Pru is a cute nickname, but then there's Prune in there which isn't very flattering.
    Tippi -- very nicknamey and cutesy. Reminds me of Pippi.
    Charity, Delight, Hopeful -- all these are equally disliked. Delight sounds like something you'd find for the name of a desert on a diner menu (Brownie Delight!) and Hopeful I prefer as just Hope. Hopeful is an adjective and with some rare exceptions I only think word names should be nouns. Otherwise it's too descriptive. My favorite virtue name is Clarity.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern England
    I love pretty much all of these!

    Esme - love this, probably the only one I'd consider using. However it's really popular in the UK so I wouldn't.
    Tippi - LOVE Tippi! Such a guilty pleasure of mine, it reminds me of Tippi Hedren obviously but also of this little girl
    Tansy - growing up my aunt's dog was named Tansy, and as lovely as she was, this is slightly tainted for me now. I do think it's pretty though, and I'd suggest Tamsin?
    Ceridwen - pretty and Welsh
    Paloma - reminds me of Paloma Faith, love this.
    Elizabeth - a bit dull but lovely. I'm really liking Betsan at the minute, and love it's other nicknames
    Rowena "Ro" - I know a few Rowenas, I really like it. Ro is adorable.
    Prunella - I love this for some reason, it sounds incredibly old-fashioned English to me... like country gardens and eve's pudding.

    Charity - NO.
    Delight - NO.
    Hopeful - NO.
    olivia - eighteen (finally!), england but sometimes canada. i like names, film & philosophy.
    i'm desperately maternal! some beloved ideas;

    Emmett CrispinRosemary Oona (Romy)
    Wilfred Jack (Wilfie) ○ Sibyl Georgia (Billie) ○ Rufus EoghanMavis MargaretEdgar AlecMaude Evangeline Hugh Baez (Hughie) ○ Fenella Briar (Nell)

    crush: eudelia !

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Rowena "Ro" I also like Rowie.
    Paloma I like, but it's a cocktail.

    Ceridwen Like it, but I wouldn't use unless part of my heritage.
    Tippi Like it as a NN, but I'd want a full name.
    Prunella Nah. Prunella from Arthur was snobby.
    Tansy Again, needs a full name.
    Elizabeth Bores me.

    Hopeful just no.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    The usability of the names on your lists varies considerably.

    First Names

    Esme - soft, feminine and magical
    Elizabeth - classic and timeless with loads of nn options
    Paloma - lovely Spanish name with a wonderful meaning of "dove" (symbol of peace)
    Rowena "Ro" - an underused Welsh charmer
    Ceridwen - another Welsh gem

    Middle Name Only

    Charity - dated
    Delight - this word comes with sexual connotations
    Hopeful - strange for a first name. Hope maybe but Hopeful?
    Tansy - too cutesy

    Nickname Only

    Tippi - a good name for a baby but not suitable for an adult


    Prunella - a frilly dressing up of the word "Prune" wouldn't make a girl feel any more attractive.
    All the best,

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