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April 29th, 2012 01:12 PM #21Senior Member
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I know an American Dafydd! One of my many cousins married a man named Dafydd. It gets some eyebrows when written but people get over the "strange" spelling quick & he gets lots of compliments. I would love to use Caoimhe, pn kee-va, or Eimear, pn ee-mer, but I'm scared of what people in my small town would do to those. I LOVE the Japanese name Megumi but my SO thinks I'm crazy (and not Japanese...). I refuse to take Jemima, Clementine, Ama, Mayme, Bluebell, or Nightengale off my list; but don't know if I'd be brave enough to actually use them. For the boys I'd love to be able to seriously consider these but I am hesitent: Bronislaw, Cavanaugh, Rye, Benek, Castle, Heronim, Lockwood, Constantine, Teos, Caldwell, & Thorn. There are some for a boy or a girl that I could only do in the middle (if at all) but I still love: Saturn, Candle, Linden, Blaze, Cicero, Arbor, Winter, & Zephyr.
April 29th, 2012 02:52 PM #23
It would have to be Calypso for me as well- i just love it! I can't really figure out why it seems so unusable though...it has a soft, lilting sound, lovely musical associations, history, andthe adorable nickname Caly, but it still feels way out there. It will stay on my list though.
A favourite from my teens is Viva which i still love but could never use because it is a brand of paper towels over here in the Uk!Mama to beautiful Juniper Elise and ttc#2
Loving: Susannah, Celeste, Delphine, Coralie, Etta, Maybelle ~ Arlo, Nathaniel, Asa, Edward
April 29th, 2012 04:39 PM #25
Indiana for a girl...I love the nickname Indy, but Indiana Jones and the state make Indiana a bit over-the-top/unusable for me at the moment.
Katniss...For some reason, I find the idea of seeing a little Katniss running around really adorable! In a more realistic view, I would probably use Katherine or Katerina or some Kat- name to get the nickname Katniss for a girl. Can't use now because of the Hunger Games.
Clove...Another Hunger Games name! I find Clove to be a strong name that is unusual, yet usable. Out of the girls names I listed, I think Clove is the most usable in today's world.
Mirai...pronounced (MEE-rah-ee). Its a Japanese name. Being half Chinese, I think it would be a bit odd to not use a Chinese name if I was to use an Asian name at all lol.~inside this teenberry's mind ~~Please vote on constantly changing middle name possibilities
Feel free to comment and suggest!
♀ ~ Adair ~ Amity ~ Bellamy ~ Brooke ~ Cassia ~ Chloe ~ Kirrily ~ Layla ~ Rose ~ Violet ~
♂ ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Leonardo ~ Marshall ~ Nathaniel ~ Tristan ~ ? ~ ? ~ ? ~ ? ~
☺☺☺ ~ Cassia Jane ~ Adair Elizabeth ~ Violet Bronte ~ Benjamin Blaise ~ Nathaniel Hale ~ Dominic Reeve ~
April 29th, 2012 04:39 PM #27Senior Member
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I dont think I would have a problem using any of the names in my sig but I would hesitate to use Soizic because I dont love it enough to overlook the criticism. As much as I love Maxence Aristide the meaning is "the greatest, the best kind" and that's too much even for me.
I wont give up Joséphine; Joséphine Athénaïs and Ulysse Aristide are what I intend to name my kids but so for Ive come up with Josephine Ivy, Josephine Bérengère and Ulysse Ambrose as compromises to use depending on where we live.
I forgot, I really liked Vincenza for awhile but it sounds dumb when I try to say Italian names the right way
Last edited by thetxbelle; April 29th, 2012 at 04:46 PM.Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith ElizabethAmbrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide
Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves
April 29th, 2012 04:52 PM #29
For girls: Tulip because it's my favorite flower, and Locket because it would be cool!
Boys and girls: a bunch of French, Japanese, and Welsh names that I love but would be hard to live with in the US.
April 29th, 2012 05:46 PM #31Senior Member
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April 29th, 2012 06:06 PM #33
April 29th, 2012 07:17 PM #35Member
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I would love to name a girl Jordache. I have always liked Jordan for a girl, but I would prefer something more unique. I think the "dash" sounding ending makes it sound kind cool and daring. Unfortunately, as many of you probably know, Jordache jeans were designer jeans very popular in the 80s/90s when I was growing up. I don't know if the children that would go to school with my hypothetical daughter would catch this, but I'm sure their parents would.
I also like Valencia but I think that is one of those names where you really have to own it.
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April 29th, 2012 08:29 PM #37
http://www.forvo.com/word/eulalie/#fr (by Justyna), I mean, how beautiful does it sound in her accent? I love it. Anyway, I do like Eulalia as well, but it doesn't have the Poe connection. As far as Eula, honestly it sounds a little too "Beverly Hillbillies" to me, especially when paired with Mae. (No offense to anyone here named Eula.)"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
April 29th, 2012 08:42 PM #39Senior Member
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I love a lot of vintage, mauve-tinted, "old lady" names... Agatha, Edith, Opal and Sibyl are all in my top twenty or so, and I wouldn't hesitate to use any of them. However, good sense (in the form of my husband) has vetoed some of my more "out there" vintage names, like Dilys, Enid and Euphemia. I still love them, though, dust and all!