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Thread: Your Top 20 Girls Names
August 5th, 2014 08:59 AM #6
I only have a few favourite combos, but these are top 20 of names that I would actually use so they exclude all GPS (only my top faves have firm combos);
My top combos are; Billie Cordelia, Estella Margaret and Jemima Gertrude.
I have a similar policy of 'would I actually use this for a baby', and I also consider where or not I would want it to be my own name. I think that's really important when it comes to names but it's easy to forget about. I like them to have some personal significance too.
As for middle names, I actually do have quite a strong criteria and a list of middles I really want to use; Margaret, Kinvara/Kintyre (place names), Eithne, Amelia, Briar, Beatrix, Cordelia, Gertrude, Agnes, Bluebell, Imogen, Muirin, Rosemary. I just want them to have origins or a heavy history within the British Isles, preferably honouring relatives or Irish/Scottish/(N.English?) heritage. And I like Shakespeare or toher literary connections too.
I'm in love with Doris Olivia and Betsy Imogen by the way!olivia - eighteen (finally!), england but sometimes canada. i like names, film & philosophy.
i'm desperately maternal! some beloved ideas;
Emmett Crispin ○ Rosemary Oona (Romy)
○ Wilfred Jack (Wilfie) ○ Sibyl Georgia (Billie) ○ Rufus Eoghan ○ Mavis Margaret ○ Edgar Alec ○ Maude Evangeline ○ Hugh Baez (Hughie) ○ Fenella Briar (Nell)
crush: eudelia !
August 5th, 2014 10:34 AM #8
You all have such lovely name lists!
@artemisathena0107 - I love seeing Arianwen, Hermione, and Ophelia on someone else's list - they're gorgeous names! Some of my other favourites are on your list too; Felicity, Lucy, Verity, Violet and Juliette.
@Steampunkleo - Anna, Alice and Poppy are favourites of mine too Haha, I have problems with my accent as well, Dorothy, for example, comes out as 'dor-thee', and I can't make a lot of the correct sounds for Welsh names - which is sort of a bummer, as I'd love to use a lot of Welsh names to honour my heritage.
@Eoxima - I love a lot of the names off your list - Freya, Arabella, Lily, India, Sienna, Ivy, Lyla, they're lovely choices. I totally get you on the stress with middle names, I often run them by my best friend for a second opinion on flow and sounds.
@oliviasarah - oooh I'm in love with a lot of your list! Eilidh, Billie, Saffron, Clementine (which sadly, I cannot use ), Jemima, Imogen, Fenella, May, Caoimhe, Ophelia & Martha are gorgeous. I like how you establish certain personal names as middles - it's a really great idea, I just wish there weren't so many people in my family so I could do something similar As for Doris Olivia & Betsy Imogen - Thank you! Betsy Imogen was almost Betty Imogen, but I think I prefer the 's' in Betsy, Doris Olivia was sort of a last minute idea (I do my best thinking when I'm half asleep apparently!) to replace Doris Amelia. I love Amelia, but I think I prefer her as a sister to Doris, rather than a middle.have courage, and be kind.
Edith, Florence, Sybil, Elsie, Evelyn, Lucy, Matilda, Vera, Poppy
Violet, Mabel, Minnie, Jane, Marigold, Lily, Cora, Martha, Alice
George, Atticus, William, Thomas, Henry, Daniel, Ernest, Albert
Matthew, Charlie, Louis, Hugo, Patrick, Andrew, Lachlan, Winston
August 5th, 2014 11:12 AM #10
My top 20 girls' names are, more or less:
But my top twenty combos are more like this:
1. Zoe Artemisia
2. Catherine Ophelia
3. Isobel Theophania
4. Veronica Seraphine
5. Penelope Valentine
6. Anastasia Cecile
7. Elizabeth Morgana
8. Daphne Magdalena
9. Felicity Rhiannon
10. Maria Calliope
11. Victoria Melisande
12. Miranda Vesper
13. Evangeline Aurelia
14. Gwendolyn Octavia
15. Olivia Christabel
16. Sophia Guinevere
17. Serena Tanith
18. Phoebe Alexandrina
19. Vivian Emmanuelle
20. Juliet Rosalia
If my husband and I have three daughters, our top choices are Catherine Ophelia, Isobel Theophania, and Veronica Seraphine.
Our preferred style is a classic, familiar name in the first spot, with something more unexpected in the middle, so that's why some of the names I listed in my top twenty are in the middle position instead of the first. To make the combo list, I basically just listed my favorite common names, then combined them with my more unusual favorites.Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar and Catherine "Cate" Ophelia (Expecting #3 in late Feb. 2016!)
Future Daughters: Isobel "Zoe" Theophania, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine
Future Sons: Alexander ?, Dominic "Nico" Valentine
Nicholas ~ William ~ Alexander ~ Sebastian ~ Gabriel ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Oliver ~ Crispin ~ Gregory
Zoe ~ Catherine ~ Veronica ~ Penelope ~ Elizabeth ~ Daphne ~ Anastasia ~ Seraphina ~ Ophelia ~ Felicity
August 5th, 2014 11:55 AM #12
:: I eliminate names that don't work with our surname, or are too close to a family members name
:: I don't have a lot of middle but I would like them to honor family members without using their actual names
Top 3 combos::
husband approved list::
Jane | Alice | Naomi | Fiona | Evangeline | Gwyneth | Delilah | Thea | Maren | Cambria | Tesla
Jude | Nolan | Brody | Asher | Griffin | Nathan | Oliver | Calvin | Quentin | Simon | Penn | Drake
Aviva | Shea | Bridget | Rosalind | Zora | Geneva | Cordelia | Betsy | Elena 'Lainey' | Evadne | Faye
Lars | Otis | Rhett | Kieran | Teague | Neil | Evander | Quinn | Abram | Eamon | Ari | River
Carly & Zach :: expecting #1 late April 2016!!! ::
August 5th, 2014 12:33 PM #14
I tend to eliminate names that are difficult to pronounce or have too many possible pronunciations. Also names that are too popular or that are associated with one particular thing in pop culture. Names that are too unusual or difficult to wear as first names get delegated to the first middle name position. The second middle name honors family.
Top twenty girls (not in order):
Last edited by uselesskitty; August 5th, 2014 at 02:47 PM.Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Luther's little brother November 2015!
Currently loving: Magnus, Tiberius, Gregor, Corvus and Ulric.