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July 13th, 2014 05:01 PM #1
Girls Names You Probably Shouldn't Love, But Do?
Lately I've been falling for almost every name off the SSA lists from the 1890s (some I just can't love, like Fannie or Margaret), and that includes some of the big clunkers that you'd never expect on a birth certificate after 1929.
I imagine I'm likely alone in admitting that I love some of these names (and to be honest, I'm not even sure I WANT to admit that I like/love some....), but, are there any girls names you probably shouldn't love, but do? I don't seem to be as afraid to confess to liking the boys names that I like, but for some reason, the girls names seem to make me nervous, haha (which is odd, as some of them have very accessible, modern nicknames).
♂: Neville | Matthew | Ernest | Alfie | Louis | Christopher | Harry | James | Albert | Andrew
♀: Doris | Eleanor | Violet | Lillian | Florence | Martha | Minnie | Agatha | Freya |
July 13th, 2014 05:40 PM #3
In experience, the ones I'm most nervous about admitting, actually, are the popular ones on NB. Imogen gets the ''too Nameberry'' comment a lot which I hate, why is it even a negative thing? We have good taste round here, evidently . Also it's very popular in my area; I'm not being pretentious I promise! Same with Jemima, even Clementine/Cordelia.
On the more GP side of things I guess the clunkiest ones I like are; Millicent, Doris, Edwina, Myrtle, Dolores (oh Dolores, I'm 100% in love with this but wouldn't use it ever, maybe if my future daughter's father is Spanish!), Virginia. And then there's Bay, Bess, Buffy, Bunny, Bibi, Scout... probably too cutesy even for me, maybe I've been on NB too long! Geraldine and Gertrude are probably the 'clunkiest' on my list but I adore them for personal reasons.★ close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon
unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)
July 13th, 2014 05:50 PM #5
I think Virginia is nice btw - it's my mum's sister's name. She's almost exclusively called Ginny, but my nana does call her Virginia from time to time. I believe her full name is Virginia Claire Rosemary.
Last edited by lawsonhaley; July 13th, 2014 at 05:53 PM.
July 13th, 2014 06:08 PM #7Junior Member
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I really like some of them, but not others.
Mary-- Like. I prefer variations of it, or Mary paired with other names
Helen-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Margaret-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Anna-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Elizabeth-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Alice-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Lillian-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Grace-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Clara-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Catherine-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Josephine-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Evelyn-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Beatrice-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Katherine-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Lucy-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Stella-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Cora-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Eleanor-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Kathryn-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Charlotte-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Genevieve-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Vivian-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Jane-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Caroline-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Madeline-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Victoria-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Estella- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Janie- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
July 13th, 2014 08:17 PM #9
I have LOTS of girl names I love but shouldn't! Some of them are doubtful as girl names but I like them for girls and not a boy.
Sinclair, Adaline, Avery, Sinjun, Willoughby, Sequoia, Tallulah, Jezebel (I've wondered if I am the only one on earth who thinks Jezebel is an awesome name), Cerulean, Calliope
I think my clunkiest are: Almandine, Dominadora, Claudine, Auden, Adelaide*** I love to play with names.***Owen Frost - Ephraim Hawthorne - Duarte Micah - Ulysses Ozwell - Isaac Naeem - Alistair RoydanElsabet Jules - Maeve Esme - Saffron Ava - Skye Carys - Iva NoelleArden - Nuala - Adelaide Skye - Aoife - CyraJane Verity - Grace Isa - Jean Sanne - Sage Harlow - Joan ElyseElisaveta - Elisabet - Elzbute - Alzbet - Bettina - Isa - Eliza - Lisette - Lisbet - Lisaveta - Liisi