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Thread: Which Weird Name?
March 12th, 2014 03:50 PM #1
March 12th, 2014 03:56 PM #3Senior Member
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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.
March 12th, 2014 04:05 PM #5
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.★ O L I V I A ★
(seventeen, student / traveller, obsessively maternal and owner of darling black cat Shura)
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March 12th, 2014 04:11 PM #7Junior Member
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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.
March 12th, 2014 04:12 PM #9
The usability of the names on your lists varies considerably.
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
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,