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February 18th, 2012 07:18 PM #1Junior Member
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Trouble narrowing list honest opinions needed
Hi I'm a long time lurker first time posting. Need some helping getting down to at least top 10, what are your impressions of these names. Any favorites, middle name suggestions?
In alphabetical order
Helena ( heh lee na)
February 18th, 2012 07:30 PM #3~*~Ari-Lee~*~
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February 18th, 2012 07:38 PM #5
I love your list!
Amelia - pretty but it's never really appealed to me. I like Emilia more.
Ariana - love! A variation of this name, Arianne, is my second favorite girls' name.
Audrey - pretty but it's always felt a bit boring to me. I like it much better as a MN.
Caroline - love! I'm considering adding it to my list, but I like another feminine Charles variant, Charlotte, more.
Celia - pretty but it's always been a bit nicknamey to me. I think Cecilia nn Celia works a bit better.
Charlotte - adore! This is on my top five.
Claire - I like it, but as a MN only. I like Clara as a FN more.
Eleanor - This is actually one of the MNs I have for Arianne. I love it.
Elizabeth - Pretty, but there are a few other Elizabeth forms I like more--particularly Isabelle, Lillian, and Eliska.
Eloise - pretty and I think it'd be a stunning MN, but I like Elise more.
Grace - love. I actually love the idea of Grace Eloise!
Helena ( heh lee na) - love this (and Grace Helena), but I'm not crazy about the heh-LEE-nah pronunciation. I used to love it, but I much prefer heh-leh-nah now.
Katherine - like a lot but I prefer Catherine.
Laura - pretty but a bit boring to me. I like Laurel or Lorelei more.
Lillian - love! I'm trying to decide between Lillian and Liliana for my list.
Louisa - pretty. I'm starting to prefer Eloise, though.
Madeline - I like it a lot but prefer Madeleine (with the "len" ending as opposed to the "line"...)
Matilda - sweet, and I adore the nn Tilly! It's not exactly my style but I like it a lot.
Meredith - not really my style, and I don't think it fits as well as the other names on your list.
Olivia - love! This is actually my third favorite girls' name.
Olivia, Lillian, Grace, Helena, Charlotte, and Ariana are my favorites!
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February 18th, 2012 07:46 PM #7
Amelia - I do think this is a lovely name, but too popular for me!
Ariana - Prefer Arianna spelling but this name is not my style
Audrey - Prefer Aubrey I think, but neither is my style
Caroline - Dislike by association
Celia - Prefer Cecilia
Charlotte - Love this, but like Amelia, too popular for me!
Claire - Love Claire! What about Clara?
Eleanor - So cute
Elizabeth - Like the nicknames that come with this
Eloise - Not a huge fan but don't hate it
Grace - Okay, but not my style
Helena - My instinct is to pronounce it Hel-en-ah, but I do like this name
Katherine - Prefer Catherine for whatever reason
Laura - Love Laura, Lorelai, Laurelle and Lauren
Lillian - Not my style, Love just Lily
Louisa - Not my style
Madeline - Like this, but wouldn't use myself
Matilda - Still associate this with the Book/Movie character, Like it
Meredith - Love Meredith! My cousins babies name
Olivia - Love Olivia nn Liv
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February 18th, 2012 07:56 PM #9-VeggieMama (growing a baby and a garden down under in New Zealand)
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February 18th, 2012 07:56 PM #11
Amelia - This is one of my all time faves. It's absolutely gorgeous, perfect almost, if it wasn't so popular (UK)
Ariana - I used to love this. Now I think it's spunky and kinda cute but it isn't a favourite.
Audrey - Not a fan. I've never liked it.
Caroline - So classic and lovely! I rarely meet little Carolines, which makes me like it even more. I'm starting to prefer Coraline, though.
Celia - Very delicate but sturdy sounding. Very underused!
Charlotte - SO popular in the UK. It's a bit dull in my opinion.
Claire - Again, dull. I absolutely love Clara though.
Eleanor - Lovely, but nothing special. This is another popular one in the UK (where it is only ever ella-nah, not el-uh-nor)
Elizabeth - I actually seem to prefer it's middle names, but Elizabeth is beautiful as well.
Eloise - I've had several dodgy experiences with Eloise, and I don't find it particularly attractive sounding, honestly.
Grace - I don't really like Grace that much. It's a perfectly nice name, I'm just not keen.
Helena - I automatically pronounce this like 'Helen-uh' but it seems the most common on NB is 'Hell-AY-nah'. I like it.
Katherine - Like Elizabeth, I prefer it's nicknames. It is beautiful, although a bit dull.
Laura - Dislike. Overused.
Lillian - I like Lillian. It's not my favourite lily- name, but it's sweet.
Louisa - I really love Louisa! So gorgeous.
Madeline - Really pretty, but I prefer the Madeleine spelling.
Matilda - LOVE Matilda! Although it is common in the UK.
Meredith - So lovely and sweet! I'd love to meet a baby Meredith.
Olivia - I'm probably a little biased being an Olivia myself, but I think it's beautiful.
Reading through this I seem very negative which wasn't intentional! On the scale of things, you have a wonderful, classic list. I suppose I was just being a little harsh. Anyway, my favourite 10 are:
Amelia, Ariana, Celia, Eleanor, Lillian, Louisa, Madeline, Matilda, Meredith and Olivia.
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February 18th, 2012 08:13 PM #13
For your list it helps me to look at popularity, so I've included the 2010 rankings...
Amelia - I don't like the way this name sounds, just a personal opinion, #41 (do you like Ameline?)
Ariana - Only as ar-ee-ah-nah, not air-ee-ah-nah or ar-ee-ann-uh, #83
Audrey - it's nice, #52 (I suggest Audriana, #953, which seems like a combo of Ariana and Audrey)
Caroline - nice, classic, #88
Celia - don't like, #743
Charlotte - don't like, #45
Claire - only as a middle name, #53 (do you like Clara? #167)
Eleanor - nice, #165 (do you like Eleanora?)
Elizabeth - hate this one, #12 (do you like Elisabetta?)
Eloise - love, #530 (I suggest Eloisa, similar to both Eloise and Louisa)
Grace - only as a middle name, but even then it seems like a filler, #18
Helena ( heh lee na) - I don't see why the second E would be prn different than the first E? Hel-ay-nuh or hel-en-uh would be the way to go, #534
Katherine - nice, but I like international variants better, #70 (do you like Katarina, Catalina?)
Laura - nice, #275
Lillian - I only like Lilia, Lilliana, etc, that end in A, #21
Louisa - very pretty, I like the nn Louie
Madeline - nice, #77
Matilda - nice, #800
Meredith - very nice, #603
Olivia - nice, but way too popular, #4
My favorites are Caroline, Eloise, Louisa, Helena, Meredith, Matilda, Madeline, and Laura.
February 18th, 2012 08:22 PM #15Member
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February 18th, 2012 09:49 PM #17
February 18th, 2012 10:00 PM #19Lillian Hermione Emilia-Isabelle Rosemarie Astrid-Hazel Daphne Evelyn-Elizabeth Luna Sadie
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