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Thread: Opinions and first impressions
May 2nd, 2012 07:03 PM #1Junior Member
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Opinions and first impressions
The list is pretty long so you don't have to comment on all of the names, but what are your opinions and first impressions of these girls names. Name popularity isn't as important to us as a good strong name that will age well.
Elizabeth (Elise, Elle)
Amelia (Mia, Amy)
Eleanor (Nora, Ella, Elle)
May 2nd, 2012 07:19 PM #3Senior Member
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- Ontario, Canada
Olivia - always love this, the popularity is the only thing that puts me off. I picture a spunky, creative girl.
Elizabeth (Elise, Elle) - I really like all the nn possibilities with this name!
Grace - this one is alright, very overdone as a mn, but nice as a simple, feminine first.
Lillian (Lily) - very sweet and girly!
Anna - I like the classic feel. Simple but substantial.
Amelia (Mia, Amy) - This one's okay.
Charlotte - I love this, but again, it's a little popular for my taste.
Audrey - I WANT to love this name, but I always hear "odd"rey
Claire - this is my name, so I'm biased. But I've always liked my name, and get compliments on it all the time. I like that it's simple and classic.
Katherine - I like Katherine. It's so classic, but the K adds some spunk.
Brooke - not my style at all.
Madeline - I love this, especially with the French spelling. I wouldn't use it, because of the nn Maddy. But that's just me. I love this name because I love the books as a child. Because of this connection, I picture a smart, adventurous red-head.
Isabelle - prefer Isobel.
Lydia - NMS, but it's pretty. Would grow well through childhood into adulthood.
Megan - a little dated, but a good name nonetheless.
Summer - not a fan. Seems like a ditzy sort of name.
Eleanor (Nora, Ella, Elle) - I adore Eleanor! So gorgeous, classic, feminine and versatile with nns.
Jacqueline - again, seems dated. Jacky is just awful. Sort of middle-agey.
Alice - sweet and innocent sounding. I love the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" connection. I can see this getting popular.
Emina - don't like. Doesn't seem to match the others at all.
Margaret - I love the meaning (pearl) and nns Maggie and Maisie.
Laura - pretty, but overdone in the recent past.
Joy - very cute!
Helena - a little middle agey again, sorry!
Maeve -I love the look, and the May sound at the beginning, but I can't get on board with this name for some reason. But, I can see it working for many types of girl, from tomboy to the princessy type.
Celia - I love this...the meaning is just lovely. I also love Cecelia.
May 2nd, 2012 07:50 PM #5Senior Member
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Olivia- Not my favourite name, probably due to its popularity. I also think that is doesn't age well, suits a child, but not a woman
Elizabeth (Elise, Elle)- like it, but not my taste. Would use Beth as a nickname though
Lillian (Lily)- never have liked the name Lily, but Lillian is nice..makes me think of the Rugrats!
Anna- lovely, suits girls, teens and women. Wouldn't necessarily use it, but I do like it.
Amelia (Mia, Amy)- Amelia is very popular where I live, so I am over it. I love Amy as a stand alone name, and I also like Mia.
Charlotte- always classy, if overused.
Audrey- Love it! So classy and stylish (thanks to Audrey Hepburn), I love this name! I would also suggest Aubrey (unisex)
Claire- no opinion really, but nice
Katherine- Would spell it Catherine, but not my favourite name...its kind of stuffy.
Brooke- Cute name....but I think it is just that...cute. May not wear well on anyone except a child.
Madeline- Love it!So pretty.
Isabelle- Not my favourite...there are other 'Belle' names I like better. P
Lydia- no thanks, don't like it.
Megan- Depends where you live- in Australia its pronounced Mee-gan, which I don't like. In the US its a longer 'a' sound that only Americans can get right! And then it can also be May-gan which is a slightly different sound to the American sound (obviously depends on the American accent as well) My name is Maeghan (May-gan) which is Welsh and it is constantly mispronounced. In Australia where I live people usually say Mee-gan. I would hesitate at using it for that reason- or spell it phonetically (not that it worked for me).
Summer- too trendy and kind of a 'dumb' name
Eleanor (Nora, Ella, Elle)- Very nice. I also like Lenore.
Jacqueline- Not my favourite
Emina- Too weird!
Margaret- Lovely, if old fashioned. I like Meg though
Laura- Very popular where I live, so don't really like it.
Joy- needs a particular type of person to wear it.
Helena- Ok, I like Helene better
Maeve- Great name!
Celia- Don't like it!"And so with all things: names were vital and important." ~ Algernon H. Blackwood
May 2nd, 2012 08:58 PM #7Senior Member
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- New York State
Olivia - love it.
Elizabeth (Elise, Elle) - not my favorite, but you can't go wrong with it.
Grace - pretty but I'm kind of bored by it.
Lillian (Lily) - nice I love the nn Lily
Anna - one of my favorite names.
Amelia (Mia, Amy) - OK. Love Amy.
Charlotte - very nice.
Audrey - elegant.
Claire - nice
Katherine - love it.
Brooke - okay
Madeline - okay. Don't like Maddie. Prefer Madeleine spelling. .
Isabelle - nice
Lydia - I like it a lot
Megan - it's a good name. I pronounce it MEG-in. (short e, not long a).
Summer - feels lightweight compared with the other names on your list.
Eleanor (Nora, Ella, Elle) - I like it, and I like the nicknames for it.
Jacqueline - okay.
Alice - very nice name. I also like Alison.
Emina - not familiar with this, don't like as much as the others. At first glance I thought it was Emma, which I like. .
Margaret - I don't love the sound of it, but it's a solid name. The only nn I like is Greta.
Laura - love it.
Joy - it's cute.
Helena - I like it but there are several ways to pronounce it.
Maeve - It's nice but I can't really get into it. .
Celia - love it, and it is pretty uncommon.
I think most of the names on your list age very well.
May 2nd, 2012 09:23 PM #9Married mother of 4 (plus one angel in heaven) thinking about TTC in 2 or 3 years
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