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July 3rd, 2014 08:57 PM #1
How Would You React To A Little Girl Named....
I'm having a bit of a confidence issue with my name list, which generally results in one of my many, many massive 'name redos' in which case, everything that isn't popular is completely removed, and I start over.
I realise my list is really out of most people's style range, but would you react badly to any of these? Would they widely be accepted as 'ok'?
Thank you, and sorry about the long list!Girls: Amelia, Ava, Emily, Sophia, Ella, Freya, Charlotte, Millie, Eva, Florence, Matilda, Eleanor, Martha, Violet, Clara, Betsy, Mabel, Ada, Lillian, Minnie, Tillie, Doris, Edna
Boys: Harry, Charlie, William, George, James, Alfie, Joshua, Archie, Henry, Daniel, Edward, Harrison, Adam, Matthew, Michael, Liam, Callum, Louis, Albert, Andrew, Ernest, Darcy
~no matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world~
July 3rd, 2014 09:07 PM #3
July 3rd, 2014 09:09 PM #5
Lottie / Betsy / Nellie / Polly / Minnie / Hattie / Bessie / Essie / Nettie --> Very nickname-y. It's not important for everyone, but they personally fail the honourable judge/doctor test. In all honesty, I don't like nicknames as full names. I would probably be surprised it's their full name.
Olive --> I really adore the name Olive! In all honesty, I'd be jealous :P
Genevieve / Ophelia / Ottilie / Agatha / Lucille --> Love these names! All strong and classical and age well! I'd love to meet little girls with these names - a strong commendation to their namer.
Marnie / Effie / Cecily / Edie / Dulcie --> This are the nickname-y names I think you can get away with! Very nice.
Sylvia / Vivian / Marigold / Marie / Mabel / Vera / Ethel --> Names I'm not too fond of, but definitely respectable!
Dora / Hermione / Billie --> These three names have rather high connotations for me. Dora the Explorer (shudders), Hermione Granger and Billie Piper (not a bad thing for these last two for me, though). I wouldn't feel sorry for them or anything, but this would be the first thing I'd think of!
Doris / Delia / Birdie / Lavinia / Miriam --> Sorry, this is going to be harsh, but I'd feel kinda sympathetic for them. I know a Miriam who hates her name (poor girl ) and the rest I can't take seriously, sorry! But that may just be because they are not my style.
July 3rd, 2014 09:15 PM #7
July 3rd, 2014 09:23 PM #9
It's a longlist so these will be short 'reactions'...
Lottie - eh, yawn
Betsy - cute, I met one a while ago (in Canada actually but she had expat-Brit parents). She didn't make me like it a lot though, the novelty actually wore off for me.
Edie - love! I really like this one, I have a friend with this name and she pulls it off well
Polly - nice
Olive - honestly I think it's ugly. I've never said that on NB before (don't hurt me!!)
Mabel - pretty
Miriam - must have v. religious parents
Genevieve - nice, a bit pretentious (I know 2 girls who are)
Ophelia - brilliant name
Hattie - cute, I know a few so wouldn't be a huge surprise
Minnie - cute
Hermione - love this, I know the *craziest* little girl with this name
Marnie - I'd really love to see this more
Effie - sounds like 'effing' or 'eff you' to me, maybe it could grow on me if I knew one
Cecily - nice, not very 'little girl' to me so would be interesting to meet one
Marie - eh, ''why''? Probably perceived as chavy where I'm from (dated names on kids often are)
Dulcie - lovely, I'd love to meet one
Nellie - nice, nothing special though
Lavinia - lovely
Sylvia - lovely, I think of Plath
Ottilie - nice, quite trendy-unusual still
Agatha - love love this
Bessie - eh
Dora - lovely, very sweet
Vera - not a fan, quite boring but could grow on me if I knew a little one
Essie - nah
Ethel - lovely, would definitely like to meet one
Doris - as above (thought you hated this though?)
Nettie - wouldn't work round here, old Newcastle slang for a toilet
Lucille - lovely
Vivian - nice, I'd like to finally meet one
Delia - definitely love to meet one
Birdie - eh, I do like it but it's nothing special
Marigold - it would be nice to hear this replace all the Poppys/Lilys etc.★ O L I V I A ★
(seventeen, student/traveller, obsessively maternal - with a darling black cat named Shura)
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