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Thread: What's YOUR style?
April 24th, 2012 05:06 PM #16
My taste in girl names tend to be kind of all over the place, though they tend to end with A.
For boy names, I tend to gravitate toward exotic [often Eastern] European names, ones that could sound a tad harsh. Either that or ones that have that " fantasy warrior/mage" feel to them.
Cyril / Cyryl
Cassidy (kind of GP 'cause I'm not sure how much this is used on boys, if at all)
Serge(i)~Favorites of the moment~
Girls: Sonya, Caroline, Sakura, Carmilla, Terra
Boys: Conrad, Fain, Marcelo, Serge, Isidoro
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April 25th, 2012 08:11 PM #18Senior Member
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I worry a little about this, too! I definitely have an eclectic style, and while in some cases it works, there are a few combinations that I'm not sure do.
I am mostly a fan of old-fashioned, British-sounding names like
I also like Violet, Jane, Zadie, Eloise, Astrid etc, as well as Asher, Soren, Espen, Gray.
Plenty of these work together, but not all of them. However, I think it will work out as I name each child as they come, and it's sort of silly to stress about. I do feel like I'm setting the tone for my family by the first name I pick, though. Ha.
April 26th, 2012 04:43 AM #20
My style is traditional (more classic than vintage, I'd say), mostly names that were previously most popular from about 1880-1920. Names that I can imagine on a suffragette or a WWI pilot!
However, I love lots of names that don't fit into that style at all. In terms of siblings, I'd definitely try to give a similar ratio of normal: unusual, but style is definitely not the only determinant of that!The old standbys:
Annora Juliet, Verity, Elspeth, Marianne, Josephine, Gwendolyn, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Winston, Gilbert, Harold, Walter, Edwin, Hugh Theodore
The wildcards:Zelda, Griffin, Guinevere, Bertram, Mirabel, Josiah, Clio, Reginald
April 27th, 2012 11:26 AM #22Senior Member
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For girls, I tend to like lush, feminine names with history and some strength and backbone: Sophia, Cordelia, Genevieve, Isabel, Elodie, Emilia, Acacia, Alexandra, Helena. But I also like shorter, swifter, but still feminine names for girls--ones that I think blend sweetness and daintiness with strength: Thea, Mila, Clara, Mira, Rosa, Flora. And I love certain nicknames significantly more than their typical parent names: Posy, Maggie, Lottie, Pippa, Kate.
For boys, my taste runs toward the Slavic (Nikolai, Sascha) and toward gentle, androgynous names (Rowan/Rohan, Avery, Loren).
April 27th, 2012 12:51 PM #24Senior Member
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I have a hard time pining down my style actually, because while as a general rule I prefer slightly unusual, long names with multiples nicknames, (Aurelia, Tallulah, Bianca, Caspian, Balthazar) I really appreciate a lot of other styles as well.Most of my favourites fall into something akin to quirky British or fusty names, especially for girls (ie Rosamund, Wilhelmina, Heloise; Leopold, Sterling, Rupert). But lately I've really fallen for other options (like Fleur, Faye, Thisbe, Vesper and Crewe, Rhys, Pierrot) that feel quite different than my former list. Maybe I'm just changing my tastes!