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January 22nd, 2012 08:13 PM #6Member
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January 22nd, 2012 11:08 PM #8
Aria - I can see its appeal, but it feels incomplete to me, and I much prefer Arianne or Ariana. Even Arielle. Or Aurora/Aurelia/Aurelie/etc. Love the nn Ari, though!
Ayla - this has always confused me, because I can never tell if it's AY-lah or EYE-lah! I love Isla but I've never been crazy about Ayla. It also reminds me of trendy names like Kayla/Layla/etc. so I'm not a huge fan.
Clara - LOVE. It's a MN on my own list. It's so charming, vintage, and romantic.
Cordelia (nickname Cora or Celia) - love this, and the nn Cora. And Celia! I'd never considered it... when I glanced over your list, I thought the nn options were Cora and Delia... love Celia so much more than Delia.
Daphne - love. Daphne Imogen Ruby is on my top 10.
Esme or Esmée - love this, with the latter spelling! I rarely see anyone else who loves the Esmée spelling. I love it because it's the feminine spelling as opposed to the unisex spelling in France.
Katrina - not a huge fan, sorry. I know a lot of people still associate it to the hurricane, but I never really saw its appeal, even before that. I love the nn Kate though.
Keira - I can see its appeal, but, honestly, I like Kieran for a boy more.
Lorelei - I want to love this, especially since I love the nns Lola, Lila, and Rory so much, but I just can't imagine using it. Still, I voted yes for this on your baby list.
Lydia - love this, and the nn Lydie. Very sweet and rich. It has a Revolutionary-War era feel to me that I love.
Madeleine - like a lot. I love its more out-there nns, too (Eleni/Leni, Elle/Ella, Addy, Leina, etc.)
Nadia - like a lot, but mostly for its meaning! I knew a little girl named Nadia years ago, and she was just darling. She had a big sister named Audrey and I always thought Audrey and Nadia were adorable together!
Renee - love it a lot, but it does feel a bit dated. I probably wouldn't use it but I do like it a lot.
Rosalie - love this, but not the nn Rosie/Rose. I've never been a huge Rose person, but I do like the name! I think Ro or Ally would be cute nns for it.
Serena - love this. So so so much. Serena's just so sweet and calm. I knew a Serena in college, and she was nice. I would love to meet a little girl with this name now.
Tessa - sweet and charming, but I prefer the shorter Tess.
Veronica - I have a bad association with someone with this name, so I can't really judge it fairly, but it is nice. I like Verona or Vienna more, personally.
Vivian - not a huge fan of this spelling, but I love Viviana and Vivienne.
Alaric (nickname Lars) - not a huge fan, sorry. I think Lars makes it more usable, but I think I actually prefer the full name with no nn.
Colton (nickname Cole) - love the nn Cole. Colton is a big of a GP for me (it feels quite trendy), but I think I would probably just use Cole. Or possibly Lincoln, nn Cole.
Damon - like a lot. I think this is much more appealing than Damian, personally, which I think is where Damon comes from.
Dexter - A bit too geeky for me, but I do understand the appeal! I used to love it.
Doyle - A bit too Irish for me, but it might make a nice MN. I love the show Rizzoli & Isles, and I can't stop thinking of the Irish mob-boss Paddy Doyle on that show, who has done a lot of harm to a lot of people. Still, it is intriguing.
Everett - LOVE. Everett is one of my favorites, and probably on my top five right now! I adore it.
Harrison (nickname Harris or Rick) - I'm not a huge fan, sorry, despite my love for -son names! I prefer just Harris, or even Henry...
Herrick (nickname Eric or Rick) - not a huge fan, sorry. I can't really see the appeal.
Jared - I like it. It's biblical and just a bit off-beat so not terribly popular, but still handsome and cool. The Jared I've known the best in the past few years has always been so cool--friendly, smart, fun--so it leaves a good association with me, even though we haven't talked for months. It has a similar feel to Adam to me, which I prefer immensely, but I do really like Jared too!
Joel - I've never been a fan, sorry. I prefer other Joe names, predominantly Josiah, Jonas, and Joseph, but I do like just Jonah, too.
Luther - I see its appeal but I doubt I would use it. I think it'd make a cool mn, though.
Marvin (nickname Marv or Mars) - too dated to me, but the nn Mars would be pretty cool.
Maxwell (nickname Max) - love the nn Max. I'm not as keen on any of its fuller names, but if I had to pick a name for Max to be short for, it'd definitely be Maxwell!
Simon - like a lot. I've been considering it lately, but I prefer Silas or Cyrus personally.
Travis - too dated for me, but I've known some great Travises.
Trevor - I like it more than Travis, but it's still a bit dated to me.
Walter - I like it a lot. I can't help but think of the blubbery, bumbling Walter Bishop on the TV show Fringe. He cracks me up, haha. Wally and Walt could be cute nns, but I like just Walter!
Wyatt - like a lot, but I prefer it as a MN. It's a bit too cowboyish as a FN for me!
My favorites are Clara, Cordelia, Daphne, Esmée, Lydia, Rosalie, Serena, Damon, Everett, and Simon.
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