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April 12th, 2012 10:20 PM #1Junior Member
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My List: What Do You Think?
Here are my favorites, which I've realized are ridiculously not unique according to nameberry standards
Any input/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
April 12th, 2012 10:44 PM #3
April 12th, 2012 10:59 PM #5
lol, most of my favorites are not unique enough for most Berries, either. Sometimes, having an obscure name can be a bit overrated, I think. I like a lot of your choices!
Audrina - pretty. I like Audrey (which is even more popular!) more, personally, but I think it's because Audrina is frillier (and has the association to The Hills), while Audrey is a bit more classic.
Larisa - interesting. I like Lara, Marisa, Marissa, Clarissa, Clarisse, and even Melissa more than Larisa/Larissa, though... there's just something about it that has never struck me.
Jolene - pretty, but I don't like the association to the song. It strikes me as a bit dated, too, but it's probably because the only one I've known is my mom's age, and it sounds similar to other dated -lene names like Darlene, Marlene, Arlene, and Charlene...
Ruby - love! I've recently come to terms that I'll likely not use Ruby as a FN but I think it's a fabulous choice for others! I would love to use it as a MN someday, though.
Isabella - like a lot! I like the French Isabelle more, but Isabella definitely has her charm and there's a reason she's the number one name! I love Izzy, Bella, Ella, etc. as nns, too.
Cosette - I'm not a huge Colette/Cosette fan, but it is a nice name.
Trista - I prefer Krista personally, but Trista is cute.
Nora - don't love it, but I actually like Norah. It's surprising what one letter does!
Whitney - feels dated to me but I used to like it for the nn Whit!
Lydia - lovelovelove! Lydia is so charming. I love that she was the first Christian believer in Europe, according to the Bible. Which is half of its appeal to me (that, and the nn Lydie!). It's currently on my top 10.
Lucy - I used to not be a huge fan of this, but I met a wonderful and charming Lucy yesterday and I'm starting to see its appeal! I prefer Lucia, and I probably wouldn't use it, but it is a nice name. That, and there's a wonderful member on here with the name Lucy, and she's kind of given me an appreciation for the name, as well.
Gemma - like a lot! Gemma and Genevieve were on my list at one point, and I decided I couldn't have a Gem and a Genn... and I ended up nixing both! I like Genevieve more now, but Gemma is still... well, a gem.
Genevieve - love! This just narrowly missed being added to my top 10 this time around, but I absolutely love it! I like the nns Ginny and Evie for it right now.
Sally - feels like a grandma name to me still, but I love other diminutives of Sarah (especially Sadie).
Elise - charming and girly. I love it. Magdalena Elise is still on my long list. I went through a period of thinking Elise was a bit boring and dated, but when I see it here I can't help but love it. Maybe it'll find its way back onto my list again...
Ramona - used to hate it (really hate it), but it's grown on me over the past several months and I really love it now! I doubt I would use it but it is really nice. I like the idea of Genevieve Ramona as a combo.
Vienna - like a lot.
Nathan - for some reason I'm not a huge fan of Nate names. Nathan is handsome and respectable... I just don't love it! Sorry.
Ryan - somewhat classic but a bit tired where I am. It's still a lovely name, though.
Jackson - I prefer just Jack, personally. I love -son names but not Jackson, for some reason!
Clay - I feel like I should love this (and I used to love Clayton), but I'm not a huge fan anymore. Maybe it's because I love the similar-sounding Gray...
Bowen - like a lot! I once heard a story about a wonderful baby named Bowen... he was diagnosed with multiple heart problems before he was born, and was in heart surgery before he was a week old... he's been through cardiac arrest and just continues to shine and is such a happy little boy... I can't help but think of him every time I hear this name. I love it, and I love the nn Bo/Beau for it.
Lennon - eh, okay, but I'm not crazy about the John Lennon association. I like Lennox a lot more!
Colton - cute! I love Cole and I think Colton is a handsome fuller version.
Cash - okay, but I like Ash or Dash more. I think Cassius (CASH-us is how I would say it), nn Cash, would be really handsome.
Roger - too dated for me, but I would endorse it with a family connection! It just seems too grandpa-ish for me, sorry.
Griffin - I love Finn names but Griffin is one I've never understood! It's a fine name--I just don't understand all the hype around it. I like Finnegan, Phineas, Finn, Flynn, and Finlay all much more.
Gavin - love! It doesn't get a lot of love around here but it doesn't really get much hate, either. It's fairly common but a really handsome boys' name, imo! My coworker recently named her son Gavin and I think it's such a handsome, cool choice.
Ruby, Isabella, Genevieve, Lydia, Vienna, Bowen, Colton, and Gavin are my favorites!
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April 12th, 2012 11:03 PM #7Senior Member
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Don't feel bad. None of the names on my list are unique enough for most of the Berries either. Welcome to the club!
Isabella (curse you, Twilight!)
Lucy - LOVE this one!
Vienna (this one is lovely, and it's not at all popular. Vivian, however, is very popular.)
-Both of these are great, solid names. I really like them both.Girls - Abigail, Georgianna, Anne, Charlotte, Claire, Genevieve, Annette, Eliza, Felicity, Hannah, Noelle, Eugenie, Grace, Phoebe, Philippa, Cecilia, Cecily, Elizabeth, Hollis, Piper, Lorelei, Vivienne, Paige, Carolina, Isobel, Lucy, Molly, Georgia, Victoria, Naomi
Boys - Bobby Sparklefritz until H can offer suggestions. Ones I like: Rory, Owen, Tyler, Ian, Elliot, Alexander, Ephraim, Levi, Jacob, Reid, Avery, Nathan, Miles, Jasper, Spencer, Toby, Dean, Philip
April 12th, 2012 11:06 PM #9
Last edited by frustratedauthor; April 12th, 2012 at 11:46 PM.Elliot ~ Silas ~ Henry ~ Lazarus ~ Samuel
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April 13th, 2012 02:25 AM #11Senior Member
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April 13th, 2012 01:40 PM #13
Audrina - Love it! It's something I'm considering but I think I like Audrey more (though it is more popular).
Larisa - It's ok.
Jolene - Not bad.
Ruby - Love!
Isabella - Hate.
Cosette - It's a last name to me because I know someone with this as a last name and no one with it as a first.
Trista - It's ok. I know a couple and they're not the nicest people.
Nora - Like.
Whitney - I actually really like this name.
Lydia - It's ok.
Lucy - Love!
Gemma - It's ok.
Genevieve - It's ok.
Sally - Meh.
Elise - Not bad.
Ramona - I like the nn Romy.
Vienna - It's ok.
Nathan - I like it, really like the nn Nate. I'd consider it if I didn't know so many Nates!
Ryan - Like it.
Jackson - It's ok. Sad this got thrown into the "trendy" category because of Jaxon, Jaxson, etc.
Clay - Meh.
Bowen - Really don't like.
Lennon - It's ok.
Colton - Not bad.
Cash - Don't like.
Roger - It's ok.
Griffin - It's ok.
Gavin - Love!
Favorites: Lucy and Gavin
April 13th, 2012 03:50 PM #15Senior Member
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I bolded the ones I like.
Audrina - sounds like an attempt to mix together Audrey and Katrina. Prefer Katrina.
Larisa - Clarissa with something missing
Jolene - sassy and strong. Southern.
Ruby - short, uplifting meaning, and feminine. Old-fashioned.
Isabella - So popular. And I never liked "bella" as a nn. Prefer Isabel.
Cosette - Cozy? Prefer Colette.
Trista - Tristan with something missing.
Nora - short and sweet, modern yet tasteful.
Whitney - biased against it due to a dog with that name.
Lydia - Lydia Bennet, idiotic flirt of Pride and Prejudice. A no for any Austen addict like myself
Lucy - short and sweet again, plus pick any historical refrence to suit your tastes.
Gemma - Sounds more like a nn. Although plus, it's a saint name.
Genevieve - too long for me
Sally - sounds kind of dated and a nn for...nothing?
Elise - my mother's cousin, again sounds dated.
Ramona - The Pest, by Beverly Cleary
Vienna - a nice way to get the Sienna sound without refering to a car.
Nathan - solid and biblical
Ryan - I've known too many Ryans to like it, but it is short without being too short
Jackson - I liked this until my little sister liked Hannah Montana
Clay - As in sculpting?
Bowen - Sounds like a company name.
Lennon - John Lennon...
Colton - Never heard before; actually kind of like. Surname name with Cole as a nn, and solid otherwise
Cash - $
Roger - my great-uncle, still not bad.
Griffin - caw! caw!
Gavin - a way to get the Kevin sound without being dated.
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April 13th, 2012 05:41 PM #17Senior Member
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Audrina - I like this, but I prefer Audrey or Audra. Audrina just soiunds too long.
Larisa - Hmm, I don't really like this. It sounds kind of weird. I prefer Melissa or Carissa.
Jolene - Actually, this name is alright. Jolene does sound a little . . . matronly though. Maybe just Jolie?
Ruby - Honestly, I don't like this name very much. It's acceptable though. I feel like Ruby is too popular.
Isabella - SO tired of hearing this name. Try a variation such as Isla, Adella, or Isobel.
Cosette - I first though of Les Miserables. Then I thought of Cozy, which would be a pretty weird nn.
Trista - Kinda reminds me of the cracker Triscuit haha. I can't see Trista on a little toddler though.
Nora - I like this name alot, and I definately prefer it without the 'h'. Two thumbs up!
Whitney - Ehh, this is so-so for me. Not outstanding.
Lydia - Kind of sweet and serious at the same time.
Lucy - Love this as a nn, but not as a full name. Try Lucia, Lucienne, or Lucinda.
Gemma - I don't like this at all. Sorry.
Genevieve - It looks pretty, sounds too long for a little girl.
Sally - This name has kind of been floating around in my head lately. I definately like the simplicity of the name and the elegance.
Elise - Nice. Very clean and contemporary, while still having some old charm.
Ramona - Like Ramona and Beezus?
Vienna - I don't care for this. I prefer Vivianne.
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Nathan - I know quite a few Nathan's and they are all nice guys. One thumb up.
Ryan - Too popular, at least in my area.
Jackson - I don't like this name. What about just Jack?
Clay - It's okay. Just nms.
Bowen - I kind of like this. It's a nice variation of Rowan.
Lennon - This is alright - I don't really care for the nn Len.
Colton - Nope. Nms.
Cash - I really don't see the appeal to this name.
Roger - This name makes me smile. Two thumbs up!
Griffin - This is my favorite on your boys list. Three thumbs up! Haha
Gavin - Too popular and plain for me.
I hope that my advice doesn't upset you in any way . . . just giving my honest opinion Best of luck with your name searchGirls: Jana | Hollis | Mae | Diana | Cassandra | Della | Julia | Lia | Amy | Willa | Lucienne
Boys: Leland | Reilly | Josiah | Isaiah | Leo | Liam | Gabriel | Eli | Jeremy | Philip | Harrison
April 13th, 2012 06:11 PM #19Junior Member
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Im kinda disappointed that no one likes Larisa... Im a Laurissa, named after my mom Laura. I personally love the name. Ive never met anybody else with my name, which makes me love it even more! I think the spelling looks like it has something missing but thats probably because Ive spelled it with all the extras for 22 years! With that said, my favorites are
Lucy (my daughters name so i may be biased, LOVE lucy but hated all the longer versions)