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I don't know if I have a particular naming style, but I like some unusual names, some ancient names with fun nicknames, I like unisex names for girls, word/place/nature names. My favorite is when names have a lot of nickname options. growing up with a name that didn't necesarily fit me, I definately would want any future children to have some say in their names. - Created by emjae

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  • Leontine

  • Leonore

  • Teagan

  • Araminta

    nn ara, minty

  • Kalliope

    original version of Calliope. means "beatiful voice" nicknames : Kalli, Kal, Lio, Popi

  • Behati

    Origin of Behati: Afrikaans version of Beatrice. Meaning of Behati: "blessed; she who brings happiness" Would love to se nn Hattie or Bee

  • Kamali

    Love the meaning!! Origin of Kamali: African, Mashona. Meaning of Kamali: "spirit guide, protector"

  • Nemy

    Such a cute, simple, nicknamey name! Origin of Nemy: African. Meaning of Nemy: "sweet". Friendly and energetic.

  • Zella

    Another cute and simple name! And i love the meaning! Origin of Zella: African, Bobangi. Meaning of Zella: "lacking nothing, one who knows the way". This is an African name that would fit into any culture.

  • Terra

    Origin of Terra: Latin. Meaning of Terra: "earth" < yes!! love the meaning! Could be used to honor a Teresa?

  • Sena

    So much in such a little name! Origin of Sena: Korean; Hindi; Arabic; African. Meaning of Sena: "this world's beauty or grace; army; to praise; bringing heaven to earth".Sena is one of those names that is as obscure in the Western World as it is simple and straightforward. Sena exists as a name in a range of languages and cultures and may be pronounced like Senna (with a soft e) or Sienna. Sena is also a place name, a surname, the name of several groups of people, and the name of a genus of moth as well as a kind of wine, among other things.

  • Artis

    Like the meaning! Origin of Artis: Scottish. Meaning of Artis: "bear". Unusual multicultural choice that may appeal to the artistically inclined.

  • Norabel

    A different way to get to nn Nora! Origin of Norabel: English. Meaning of Norabel: "beautiful light". Blended name sometimes heard in the early decades of the twentieth century

  • Orli

    Probably would never actually use it, but i still like it. Origin of Orli: Hebrew Meaning of Orli: "light". Cute, nickname-y, and exotic, à la Romy or Demi. Spelling it Orly turns it into a busy French airport.

  • Alden

    love the meaning!!! Origin of Alden: English. Meaning of Alden: "old, wise friend". Tired male surname name that sounds fresh and modern for a girl.

  • Sibley

    meaning love! Origin of Sibley: Variation of Sybil, Greek. Meaning of Sibley: "seer, oracle" . Meet my sibling, Sibley. Joking aside, Sibley sounds more possible than ever thanks to its trendy -ley ending and the new stylishness of big sister name Sybil.

  • Sybella

    Origin of Sybella: Variation of Sybil or Sibyl. Meaning of Sybella: "seer, oracle". The lovely Sybella is being nudged into the spotlight by two influences: the original Sybil (the most popular spelling) or Sibyl, name of the beauteous youngest sister of television's period megahit Downton Abbey, and Top Ten name Isabella.

  • Annabel

    Origin of Annabel: Scottish variation of Amabel Meaning of Annabel: "loving" Annabel's Popularity in 2012: #519. Annabel is a spirited name that embodies quirky British gentility, and is gaining increading favor in the US in the wake of the mega-popular Isabel. Appearing in Scotland as early as the twelfth century, where it was a royal name,it also recalls the romantic Edgar Allan Poe poem Annabel Lee, written upon the death of his young wife, Virginia.

  • Thandie

    Origin of Thandie: South African, Xhosa, diminutive of Thandiwe. Meaning of Thandie: "loving one". A captivating and sprightly name brought into the limelight by actress Thandie Newton.

  • Sinead

    has same meaning as name John. Use to honor all the Johns in the fam! Origin of Sinead: Irish form of Janet. Meaning of Sinead: "God is gracious". One of the best known of the Irish girls’ names, thanks to singer Sinead O’Connor. It’s no longer as fashionable in Ireland as Aoife or Aisling, but by now everyone in the Western World knows it’s pronounced shin-aid.

  • Willa

    Would use as a mn to honor Liam & the williams. Origin of Willa: Feminine variation of William Meaning of Willa: "resolute protection" Willa's Popularity in 2012: #723.Willa has become increasingly fashionable, with its combination of Willa Cather-like pioneer strength and the graceful beauty of the willow tree.

  • Olivine

    It’s a pretty pale green color similar to Jade. Like Isabelline, Olivine feels like a newer, fresher version of the super popular Olivia and the gaining in popularity Olive.

  • Cerulean

    It has a soft sound and it’s a striking blue. It’s got Lee for a boy and Roo for a girl if you want a nickname. I think Cerulean would make a very cool name on either gender, stunning for a little blue eyed baby.

  • Theora

  • Theory

  • Teodora

  • Theolan

  • Theona

  • Calliope

  • Anika

  • Eilidh

    Means "lovable", and reminds me of mu faborite cow, Anabelle! Amabel is an older name than Annabel and a lot more distinctive. Amabel was a very common name in the twelfth and thirteen centuries, then was revived during the nineteenth century British fad for medieval names.

  • Amabel

  • Penelope

    not crazy about the name as a whole, but it has so many great nns! Nell, Pippa, Poppy, Penny, Cantelope (hehe)

  • Eos

    Too short, but I still love it! Totally would have twin name Noa or Aurora nn Rory.pronounced with a long e at the beginning and two syllables -- is the Greek corollary of Aurora, goddess of the dawn. This ancient name with a sleek, modern feel might be an innovative way to honor grandma Dawn.

  • Seeley

  • Nerida

  • Finola

  • Sonnet

  • Shiloh

    love the meaning "he who is to be sent". Mature & unique. I would rename myself this

  • Elizabeth

    nn Eli, Elsa, Elsie, Lilibet. after my mother & grandmom MJ alway wanted a daughter named this

  • Ellery

    "surname that means island with elder trees" reminds me of meaning of my last name Santry often called "sand+tree" which actually means "old tribe"

  • Leokadia

    love meaning "splendid brightness". Sounds a little made up, but I love nn Leo, Oak, Leda

  • Oakley

    love Oak

  • Ottilleon

    Otto is a family name. nn Oatey, Tillie, Leon

  • Adelaide

    although the name seems a little snotty, I like it for some reason. nn Addy, Del, Lady, Adele

  • Mahogany

    only nn I can think of, Maggy, I'm not crazy about. But i love this color name!

  • Russet

    No reason why, I just love this name

  • Hattie

    this nn name reminds me of a simpler time

  • Nellie

    or Nell. Another old nicknamey name

  • Cornelia

    name as a whole; meh. Also sounds a little pretentious to me, but love fun nn Corney, Corn, Cora, Nell, Nellie

  • Cordelia

    similar to cornelia. nn Cora, Cord, Cordi, Codi, Cory, Del, Delia

  • Noli

    favorite character from children's book "the Kin". A young, brave adventerous girl with prophetic abilities.

  • Noa

    Noah has always been a favorite boys name of mine, but I LOVE this spelling for a girl. And it means movement (i think?). Such a simple, yet powerful word.

  • Bellamy

    don't know why I like this name. Though its a little popular for my liking, I still do enjoy nn Bell, or Bella

  • Flannery

    one of my many current F name crushes

  • Finley

    one of my many current F name crushes. Love nn Finn!! or Effie or Elfie! + mn Baye, (sorry if I stole this from someone). Could make for nn Elphaba : )

  • Fennel

    one of my many current F name crushes, love its spice/word/nature name-ness

  • Farrell

    one of my many current F name crushes

  • Fallon

    one of my many current F name crushes

  • Felicity

    love nn possibility Flick!! so quirky and reminds me of bugs life character! Also loved Felicity the colonial american girl doll : )

  • Tarragon

    sounds very made-up, sci-fi ish : ( but I still like it : )

  • Emerson

    love for a boy as well, but love Ralph. He's great. Or could just settle for girlier Emory/Emery

  • Teddy

    also love this for a boy, but its really cute for girls too. I connect it to my dance company, abbreviated as TAD

  • Indigo

    possibly too out there, but nn Indie is cute, and Iike color name and connection to the concept of "indigo children"

  • Poppy

    love it, but has no easy nn options

  • Piper

    nn Pip, Pippa, maybe poppy? still seems a little too short?

  • Marlowe

    a little too clunky, but still a really awesome quirky name. Not a big M name fan though

  • Rosemary

    family name? just love nn Romy and Rose/Rosie! and I love the spice. But still too girly/good/frilly sounding

  • Lily

    way too popular, but has always been a somehow subconscious favorite of mine. Could also relate to Aunr Suzanne, which is french for Lily

  • Thisbe

    Don't really know why I like this one

  • Bedelia

    I don't know that I would ever bestow this on a daughter, but I think it is adorable! nn Biddy, Edie, Del, Delia, lia, etc.

  • Ezri

    means "helpful, strong". Nickname-y and unisex, i like it : )

  • Keturah

    don't like the meaning, but I love the sound of it. Also like katara, it might be made up but i like nn Kat or Tara

  • Senara

    love meaning "light"

  • Leonie

    love meaning "lion", it reminds me of my brother Liam who is a Leo

  • Romilly

    love nn Romy!! or Ro, or even millie

  • Clover

    love namture names!

  • Coralie

    love cora

  • Anoki

    native american name meaning actor? I just love the sound of the name

  • Lakota

    love nn Kota but hate Dakota, so this name is good. love native american meaning & connection

  • Natokah

    same^ dont know which one I like better though, Lakota or Nakotah

  • Finella

    so many nicknames I love in one name!! Finn, Nell/Nellie, Elle/Ella

  • Nayeli

    means "I love you"

  • Beryl

    love love love the meaning

  • Elowen

    a Cornish nature name that means "elm," a relatively new entry to the lexicon thanks to the revival of the Cornish language

  • Cooper

    Never thought of this; for a girl it would be so fresh & adorable & spunky!