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Thread: Which Weird Name?
March 12th, 2014 02:50 PM #1
Which Weird Name?Just a sampling of the names I like...Poppy, Flossie, Lumina, Sapphire, Tangerine, Liliana, Joelle, Talia, Michaela "Kayla", Deirdre
Greyson, Temple, Finn, Arpad, Milton, Gilbert
March 12th, 2014 02:56 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 03:05 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.olivia, seventeen, vegan film student and owner of fluffy black cat Shura!
dreaming of sublime little darlings...
Emmett Nicholas Nancy Lilith Huey Caspian Rosemary Una Emmanuel Baez Lettie Margaret Wilfred Alec Fenella Bea Rufus Jack Annabel Briar Virgil Eoghan Maud Evangeline Amos Elm
...the smell of springtime air, freckled knees, damp hair.
March 12th, 2014 03:11 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 03:12 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,