Favorite Baby Names: Your Personal Top 10?

Popular baby names are the Number 1 topic of the week, but today we thought we’d turn the tables and ask instead about favorite baby names.  What are your personal Top 10 names for each gender?

The criteria: Those you love best, period.  Put them in order, with Number 1 your very favorite on down.   Or hey, if that’s too hard, just give us your ten best in any particular order.

And if you can’t come up with ten for each gender, then list as many as you can think of!

Whether or not your personal favorite baby names are favorites with anybody else doesn’t matter.  But if you’d like to add commentary on how popularity or family or your personal history factors into your decision, it would be very welcome.

 

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rachelmarie Says:

May 15th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Girls
1) Liv (has been for the past 5 years, I don’t anticipate it changing)
2) June
3) Story
4) Poem
5) Clementine
6) Emmeline
7) Maggie

Boys
1) West
2) Gray
3) Dashiell
4) Dexter
5) Ford
6) Henry
7) Jack
8) Darwin
9) Foster

My style is mostly all over the place, but only the first two are my definite favorites, ones that I would actually use.

Katja Says:

May 15th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I recently did a “What if you had 20 kids?” game, and here’s what I came up with. George, Ray, Patrick, Oscar, Irene, Virginia, Caroline, Josephine, Rosemary, Jane, and Elizabeth are family names.

Henry Francis
William Lucas
Ralph Leopold
Malcolm George
Edwin Hugo
Arthur Maxim
Ray Martin
Simon Theodore
Conall Patrick
Oscar Frederick

Margaret Irene
Alice Virginia
Lucy Cornelia
Matilda Catherine
Phoebe Caroline
Ida Josephine
Agatha Rosemary
Helena Jane
Nora Madeline
Elizabeth Iris

oldsienna Says:

May 15th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

So difficult!

Girls
1) Elodie
2) Rose
3) Sophie
4) Elsa
5) Charlotte
6) Ada
7) Juliet
8) Anna
9) Nella
10) Lydia

Boys
1) Louis
2) Julian
3) Simon
4) Alistair
5) Dominic
6) Keir
7) Tobin
8) James (nn Jem)
9) Henry
10) Oliver

laurenevelyn Says:

May 15th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

although this list will probably change next week this is how it stands at the moment (I had to give Stella the boot it was getting a little too popular)

girls
1 Hazel
2 Rose
3 Aria
4 Audrey
5 Carys
6 Vayda
7 Alexis
8 Lillian
9 Cecelia
10 Asha

Boys
1 Grayson
2 Henry
3 Scott
4 Ari
5 Nate
6 Stellan (in lieu of Stella)
7 Rhys
8 Gethin
9 Hamish
10 Lachlan

kittymars77 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:03 am

Girls:
1.) Abigail Ryan
2.) Emileigh Jade
3.) Rayna Lynn
4.) Delilah Raine
5.) Dilyn Michelle
6.) Devon Gianna
7.) Arianna Rae
8.) Jessalin Rae
9.) Alanna Michelle (or Alanna Jade)
10.) Samantha Lea

Boys:
1.) Damian Joseph (or Damian Jesse)
2.) Jesse Alexander
3.) Aidon Christopher
4.) Nathan Gregory (or Nathaniel Gregory)
5.) Matthew Ryan
6.) Andrew Geoffrey
7.) Tyler James
8.) Nicholas Dylan
9.) Tristan Cody
10.) Michael Garret

ty13 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:07 am

1 Evie
2 Margot
3 Caroline
4 Heidi
5 Tali
6 Faye
7 Giselle
8 Eleanor
9 Annika
10 Ellen

1 Max
2 Teddy
3 Luke
4 August
5 Hugo
6 Adam
7 Omar
8 Henry
9 Aaron
10 Noah

dillonsfan01 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:13 am

My short list is always at 14, I am never good at getting it down to ten and I have connections to 14 so here is my current top 14 🙂

Boys:
1. Dean Constantine
2. Dominic Matthew
3. Eliot Asher
4. Owen Aloysius
5. Henry Declan
6. Andrew Sebastian
7. Gabriel Joseph
8. Samuel Kerrigan
9. Joachim Nathaniel or Jack Nathaniel I can’t choose!
10. Beckett Daniel
11. Maximilian Jude
12. Callum Nicholas
13. Simon Rafael
14. Anthony Jack or Joachim whichever I don’t choose for number 9

Girls:
1. Clara Juliette
1. Norah Felicity (They are both tied for #1)
3. Lily Seraphina
4. Sophia Kateri
5. Stella Genevieve
6. Vera Josephine
7. Ava Penelope
8. Charlotte Victoria
9. Hattie Philomena
10. Annabelle Cecilia
11. Abigail Hannah
12. Olive Anastasia
13. Elena Clementine
14. Emily Ruth or Emmeline Kate (Having the hardest time choosing)

katyg Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:13 am

Girls
1) Harper
2) Isla
3) Anniston
4) Ryan
5) Ayla
6) Harlow
7) Anneliese
8) Ellie
9) Lillian
10) Leighton

Boys
1) Hudson
2) Parker
3) Miles
4) Chase
5) Grey
6) Sebastian
7) Bowen
8) Asher
9) Reid
10) Owen

esrever88 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:23 am

Tough to rank them 1-10, but here are my current top tens alphabetically:

Agatha
Alice
Angelique
Bettina
Dilys
Eve
Helena
Ivy
Opal
Sibyl

Asher
Bonaventure
Frederick
Hiram
Julian
Leo
Luca
Owen
Roscoe
Silas

Charshi Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:41 am

I find it hard to keep a constant top 10, but right now they would be:

GIRLS:
1. Romilly
2. Liv
3. Eliza
4. Caroline
5. Philippa
6. Georgiana
7. Phoebe
8. Eve
9. Theodora
10. Helena

BOYS:
1. Bram
2. Leo
3. Rhett
4. Ezra
5. Silas
6. Hugo
7. Abel
8. Milo
9. Callahan/Callaghan
10. Harlan

Darci Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:44 am

Girls:

1. Andromeda
2. Emmeline
3. Clementine
4. Verity
5. Claudia
6. Afton
7. Maura
8. Iris
9. Starling
10. Greer

Boys:
1. Rafferty
2. Caspian
3. Callen
4. Jefferson
5. Arthur
6. Phoenix
7. Aleph
8. Nikolai
9. Gideon
10. Phineas

EbonyEden Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am

I currently have a top twelve for girls and a top nine for boys. I will list them alphabetically as I’m never good with ordering them in order of likeness. However, August and Jasper are my two favourite boy names. Octavia and Florence for the girls.

Girls;
1.) Adelaide
2.) Beatrix
3.) Charlotte
4.) Elizabeth
5.) Florence
6.) Greta
7.) Harriet
8.) Luna
9.) Octavia
10.) Olive
11.) Philippa
12.) Violet

Boys;
1.) August
2.) Dexter
3.) Henry
4.) Hugo
5.) Hunter
6.) Jasper
7.) Lewis
8.) Rigby
9.) Rupert

I love seeing everyone’s lists! 🙂

augusta_lee Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:02 am

1. Marlowe
2. Auberon
3. Elliot
4. Calvin
5. Arthur
6. Jasper
7. Jude
8. Wallace
9. Rupert
10. Barnaby

1. Sylvie
2. Iris
3. Eloise
4. Miranda
5. Lucinda
6. Margot
7. Juniper
8. Lydia
9. Hazel
10. Solace

augusta_lee Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:04 am

Unfortunately so many of my favorites conflict with my last name, which starts with an “S” and ends in an “er”. 🙁

Sunniva Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:05 am

Lilja
Jordana
Boheme
Lalita
Aviva
Naia
Calliope

August
Emrys
Nikolai
Jesper
Ari
Luka

Sari Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:11 am

1. Hermione
2. Evangeline
3. Clementine
4. Quintessence
5.Calliope
6. Celestia
7. Astoria
8. Viola
9. Genevieve
10. Eleonora

1. Phoenix
2. Vladimir
3. Phineas
4. Leonidas
5. Barnabus
6. Cornelius
7. Dexter
8. Dashiell
9. Ignatius
10. Maverick

Hannah-Banana Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:19 am

My top 10 Girls:
1. Nova
2. Tesla
3. Willow
4. Ellowyn
5. Shoshana
6. Doveva
7. Onnaliese
8. Petra
9. Liora
10. Zahara

Boys:
1. Locklyn
2. Leo
3. Zakarian
4. Saroyan
5. Theodore
6. Desmond
7. Ezra
8. Jericho
9. Roman
10. Odin

missyby Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:21 am

Adelaide
Charlotte
Eleanor
Fiona
Seraphina
Sela
Hazel
Cate
Josephine
Evelyn

August
Theodore nm Theo
Reid
Hunter
Finn
Cole
Noel
Joseph
Peter
Ezra

karabe23 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:36 am

Juliet, Rose, Emilia, Lily, Margaret, Cara, Laura, Ivy, Aster, David, Kingston, Stephen, George, Frederick and Rex are family names.

Girls:

1. Mabel Juliet Rose
2. Clementine Emilia Lily ‘Cleo’
3. Margaret Genevieve Cara ‘Greta’
4. Florence Virginia Ivy ‘Wren’
5. Rosalie Ingrid Maeve ‘Rose’
6. Josephine Esme Laura ‘Josie’
7. Esther Xanthe Lucia ‘Essie’
8. Iris Persephone Greer
9. Cordelia Scarlet Delphine ‘Cora’
10. Matilda Evangeline Aster ‘Tilly’

Boy’s

1. Christopher David ‘Kit’
2. Dexter Kingston ‘Rex’
3. Tobias Stephen ‘Toby’
4. Ezekiel George ‘Zeke’
5. Frederick Oscar ‘Freddie’
6. Theodore James ‘Theo’
7. Leopold Laurence ‘Leo’
8. Nicholas Gabriel ‘Nico’
9. August Sullivan ‘Gus’
10. Maxwell Grant ‘Max’

bnoelle Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:48 am

Girls-

1. Charlotte
2. Winter
3. Violet
4. Ophelia
5. Colette
6. Genevieve
7. Nathalie
8. Vivienne
9. Georgia
10. Raina

Boys-

1. Atticus
2. Holden
3. Gray
4. Milo
5. Rhys
6. Oliver
7. Malachi
8. Gideon
9. Stellan
10. Augustus

Poppy528 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:49 am

This is hard! This list, for me, is very different than my future baby list. Those include many family names, hubby’s faves, old testament names, or awesome names for the middle spot that sound awesome but just aren’t WOW to me. This list is solely names that make my heart flutter (approximately in order):

Millie (via Matilda), Zelda, Viola, Adelise, Willa, Beatrice/Beatrix (I waver), Sadie, Nola (via Magnolia), Everly, Scarlet

August, Gray, Bram, Avi, Judah, Baxter, Javier, Wolf, Oren, Montgomery

alexalou11 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:27 am

This is definitely going to be a little hard but I will try my best to put them in order. There is a bit of a mix in style rangin from hipster to Greek (my heritage) to nicknamey.

1. Stella (Family name)
2. Ariane
3. Clio
4. Scout
5. Juniper/Juno
6. Persephone
7. Nellie
8. Agnes
9. Alba
10. Zelda

1. Sebastian
2. Archer
3. Leopold (nn. Leo)
4. Oscar
5. Amos
6. Rafael (nn. Raf)
7. Louis
8. Flynn
9. Wren (Love this name so much better on a boy)
10. Hugo

Namenutt Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:20 am

Girls:
1. Skye – for nearly 20years now
2. Stella
3. Lianna
4. Ruby
5. Cora/line
6. Liah
7. Lily
8. Scarlett
9. Cecily
10. Hermione

Girl or Boy:
– Indigo

Boys:
1. Tristan
2. Dominic
3. Luke
4. Stellan
5. Alexander
6. Julian
7. Matthew
8. Cuan
9. Rorke
10. Griffin

I see I like the ‘S’ & ‘L’ sound for girls & like the ‘n’ endng for boys.

bluebonnie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:43 am

Girls:
1) Lucy
2) Cleo
3) Imogen
4) Zora
5) Delilah
6) Alice
7) Elodie
8) Matilda
9) Dorothy
10)Sadie

Boys:
1) Harrison
2) Oscar
3) Silas
4) Dorian
5) Noah
6) Arlo
7) Edmund
8) Theo
9) Archer
10)Kieran

mama2flowers Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:02 am

1 Violet
2 Clementine
3 Lily
4 Elisabeth
5 Frances
6 Lila
7 Natalia
8 Hadley
9 Hazel
10 Juniper

1 Henry
2 Asher
3 Charlie
4 George
5 August
6 Theodore

tammylou Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:09 am

1. Juniper
2. Maple
3. Olive
4. Penelope
5. Ruby
6. Maisie
7. Sadie
8. Frankie
9. Sophie
10. Emmeline

1. Jude
2. Atticus
3. Jonty
4. Jory
5. Kit
6. Archer
7. Asher
8. Lane
9. George
10. Rupert

A mixture of vintage and nature names with a touch too much top 10 and ‘J’ beginnings going on.

meggielk Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:37 am

Ignoring popularity and opinions of family and friends, my favorites:
Girls:
Birdy
Ruby
Marigold
Betsy
Clementine
Bramble
Harper
Liv
Henrietta
Freya

Boys:
Rufus
River
Finn
Dylan
Archie
Ted
Thomas
Ash
Huck

Abby Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:42 am

1. Rosemary, nn Romy
2. Theodora, nn Thora
3. Josephine, nn Posy
4. Helena, nn Nell (but horrible with our last name)
5. Isabeau
6. Marguerite, nn Daisy
7. Anja/Anya
8. Avalon
9. Sloane
10.Octavia

1. Rufus
2. Walton
3. Henry
4. Crispin
5. Joseph
6. Jory
7. August
8. Archer
9. Matteo
10.Frederic

TaraRhode Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:16 am

(i don’t know how to rank these, it was hard enough to choose only 10! and the girl to 10 changes frequently)

Anna/Annika Hope
Elowen Juliet
Lilith Pearl (Lilu)
Maeve Victoria
Phoebe Petal (Bee)
Felicity Maris (Fliss)
Cora/Cordelia Rhode
Imogen Iris (Immy)
Matilda Florence (Tilly)
Rose Verity

Henry Loch
Brian Grey
Declan Rhys
Callum Field
John Fox
Walter Cove
Graham Atticus
Seamus North
Bodhi Tome
Arthur Hugo

AvianaGrace Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:56 am

My top 10 changes very often but today it is in no particular order:
My top 10 change all the time. But today, in no particular order:

West/on
Kai
Theo
Emmett (A family name)
Taj
Jasper
Max/well
River ( I also like on a girl, but more for a boy)
Asher nn Ash
Soren

Lila
Rowan (The only unisex name I like)
Stella
Maya
India nn Indi
Violet
Lillian nn Lily
Summer
Willa
Alaska (My guilty pleasure)

eabp86 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:56 am

Girls:

1) Vivien
2) Sally
3) Elizabeth (Libby)
4) Lucille Louise (Lulu)
5) Sadie
6) Sylvie
7) Annabel
8) Daphne
9) Rosemary (Romy)
10)Alice

Boys
1) Brantley
2) Robert (Bobby)
3) Archer (Archie)
4) Charles (Charlie)
5) Amos
6) Beau
7) Hugh
8) Finley (Finn)
9) Harrison
10)Leo

Jwilson Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:01 am

Girls:

1. Caroline
2. Cecilia
3. Ellen
4. Stella
5. Elise
6. Blythe
7. Kate
8. Vivienne
9. Sophie
10. Ava

Boys: (in no particular order)

1. Drew
2. Oliver
3. Gabriel
4. Asher
5. Duncan
6. David
7. Thomas
8. Layne
9. John
10. Elliott

kyemsma Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:06 am

Girls:
1. Caroline
2. Anna
3. Emily
4. Catherine
5. Charlotte
6. Rose
7. Maeve
8. Claire
9. Elizabeth
10.Johanna

Boys:
1. Jack
2. Patrick
3. Liam
4. James
5. Luke
6. Aidan
7. Kyle
8. Charles
9. Simon
10.Everett

pdxlibrarian Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:15 am

Not sure I can choose an order, but here are my top ten for each.

Girls: Cecilia, Celeste, Margo, Alice, Jessamine, Naomi, Paloma, Genevieve, Camille, Lydia

Boys: Samuel, Benjamin, Byron, Vincent, Everett, Gabriel, Jude, Graham, Alexander, Crane

MyOwnGildedButterfly Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:28 am

I couldn’t choose an order, but…

Magdalena
Ramona
Scarlett
Juliette
Alouette
Primrose (and other Roses)
Lyla
Lourdes
Florence
Helena

Isaac
Forrest
Landry
Lars
August
Hart
Cato
Asa
Ari
Leo

notsoclevername Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:34 am

boys: (in no particular order)
Callum
Tolliver
Umberto
Cerulean
Zephyr
Uriah
Benvoliio
Basil

girls: (roughly most favorite to least favorite but changes from day to day or depending on mood.)
Mirabel (Or Mirabelle, I can’t decide!)
Amabel
Honor
Juniper
Bernadine
Lavender/Lavanda (once again, can’t decide!)
Sapphire
Dawn
Persimmon
Hazel

aunt_ning Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:38 am

So Many Choices! To be able to make a favorite list with out regard to family or opinions is great! As for the names, many of them are family names. Julie comes from a combo of my Nana first name/my sisters middle name and my moms middle name. Jewel and Lee.

So girls in no particular order

Lucy Jean
Julie Eleanor
Mary Amanda
Eliana Wren
Beatrice Wren
Elizabeth Wilder (Elizabeth is my favorite my whole life)
Clara Rose
Josephine Alice
Caroline Amelia
Dorothy Grace

Boys are

Asher Zachary
Elijah Richard
Liam Robert
Owen Patrick
Benjamin Leon
Timothy Eugene
Henry Brycen
Theodore Bruce
Joseph Crockett
George Nathanial

Laoise Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:59 am

I sadly don’t have a top ten with middle names for each gender as I normally do. But,I have a top three (sadly without middle names).

Girls:
Kerensa
Juliet
Cecily

Boys:
Ezra McLane (my maiden)
Gideon
Silas

erzulie33 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:59 am

Some of my long-time faves have become so popular over the years 🙁 . This list includes some of those favorites, though in reality I probably wouldn’t use anything in the top 100…

GIRLS:
*Anya
*Saoirse
*Cora
*Maire
*Noa
*Eowyn
*Soleil
*Opal
*Luz
*Wren
*Ione

BOYS:
*Elijah
*Ash
*Levi
*Tor
*Taj
*Arrow
*Bayou
*Jedidiah
*Shai
*Roan

Sarah.Jane Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:16 am

Girls:
1) Agatha
2) Imogen
3) Esme
4) Eloise
5) Philippa
6) Susannah
7) Louisa
8) Susan
9) Agnes
10) Maud

Boys:
1) Percy
2) Frederick
3) Edmund
4) Henry
5) Jasper
6) Peter
7) Percival
8) North
9) St. John
10) Ambrose

My future children will be named off of these two lists. I have been pretty steady about them for years.

sophiekihm Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:19 am

1. Nell
2. Tait
3. Pimm
4. Clementine
5. North
6. Frances
7. Elsa
8. Birdie
9. Kit
10. Reid

1. Enzo
2. Warren
3. Holden
4. Leland
5. Harrison
6. Bennett
7. August
8. George
9. Henry
10. Leo

grackym Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:31 am

Don’t think I have ten for each, since my favourite names have been paired with middle names!
1. Eliza Jane
2. Emma Violet
3. Stella Madeline
4. Melanie Clara
5. Nora Charlotte

1. Jonah Levi
2. Ryan Malachi
3. Reuben Archer
4. Jason Archer
5. Emmett Joshua

Thanks, fun blog 🙂

unsparkly Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:35 am

couldn’t narrow it down to just ten. but here are my top 11.
1. Lux
2. Juno
3. Beatrix
4. Florence (Ren)
5. Nova
6. Ariadne
7. Tate
8. Indigo
9. Matilda (Matty)
10. May
11. Francesca (Franky)

1. Frederick (Freddie)
2. August
3. Sidney (Sid)
4. Simon
5. Cato
6. Edmund
7. Dominic
8. Tristan
9. Hugo
10. Beckett (Beck)
11. Alexander (Xander)

PinkPenguin87 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:36 am

Girls:
1. Iris
2. Penelope
3. Taylin
4. Abigail
5. Chloe
6. Mylee
7. Kathryn (nn Katy)
8. Rose
9. Georgina (nn Georgie)
10. Dakota (nn Koti)

Boys:
1. Brandon
2. Matthew
3. Lucas
4. Ryan
5. Jesse
6. Garrison
7. Nicholas
9. Alec
10. Gage

namelover12 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:41 am

Boys
Quinten
Micah
Jude
Matteo
Rhys
Finnian
Oliver
Luca
Isaiah
Beckett

Girls
Florence
Stella
Adele
Penelope
Genevieve
Evangeline
June
Olive
Vivienne
Aurora

Samantha-Bianca Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:50 am

I don’t know if I can manage 10, lol. I’ll do my best.

Girls

1. Ursula
2. Greta
3. Adelaide
4. Aya
5. Kimbra
6. Kora
7. Thalia
8. Medea
9. Thomasina
10. Theia

Boys

1. Archer
2. Dexter
3. Grayson
4. Bayard
5. Ezra
6. Macsen
7. Lucan
8. Nikolai
9. Cadogan
10. Murdoch

Tried to average out by names I still feel as strongly about as when I first discovered them, cos after about the fourth or fifth name, I didn’t have a set list, lol.

Samantha-Bianca Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:52 am

OMG, I forgot the name Aria/Arya!! Just whack it in 3rd and push everything after that down one 😉 Lol. What a goof!

rachel27 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:12 am

1. Asher
2. Rowan
3. Milo
4. Edmund
5. August
6. Rupert
7. Arthur
8. Clement
9. Hugo
10. Gareth

1. Clara
2. Penelope
3. Violet
4. Beatrix
5. Adelaide
6. Florence
7. Eloise
8. Olive
9. Vera
10. Eleanor

SheFliesWithHerOwnWings Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:21 am

1. Arabella Imogen Scarlett
2. Pandora Alice Winter
3. Matilda Clementine Rose
4. Emmeline Hero Vivienne
5. Tabitha Eden Willow
6. Jemima Ottilie Maris
7. Harriet Georgina Adele
8. Autumn Lillia Maeve
9. Beatrix Valentina Seren

I’m unsure on number 10 it will be one of; Adelaide, Sylvie, Esther or Delilah.

Isaac is my number one boy’s name, the rest I’m unsure of at the moment.

brynnash Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:25 am

1. Caroline
2. Genevieve
3. Cecelia
4. Sophie
5. Emmeline
6. Violet
7. Julia
8. Sylvie
9. Elise
10. Coralie

1. Desmond
2. Elliot
3. Harrison
4. Isaac
5. David
6. Finn
7. Henry
8. Charlie
9. Theo
10. Jude

rabia_chrisden Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:34 am

I have a top 20 for both boys & girls but in no specific order.

Girls

1. Karina
2. Amiah
3. Ottilia
4. Lalia
5. Ivy
6. Iris
7. Maeve
8. Porter
9. June
10. Amalia
11. Lelia
12. Sabrina
13. Emme
14. Isabella
15. Easton
16. Vaya
17. Susannah
18. Livia
19. Mali
20. Tetty

Boys
1.Ismael
2. Mason
3. Perry
4. Noah
5. Seth
6. Ian
7. Damon
8. Micah
9. Zacharias (Zach)
10. Ryan
11. West
12. Atlas
13. Evander
14. Leander
15. Roman
16. Stefan
17. Caius
18. Gareth
19. Dominic
20. Truitt

OliviaGabriel Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:37 am

Boys
1. Gabriel
2. Elias
3. Raphael
4. Solomon
5. Adam
6. Julius
7.Javier
8. Serafin
9.Theodore
10. Valentin
Girls

Pansy Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:54 am

In no particular order except for the number ones:

Girls
1. Temperance
2. Selene
3. Ivy
4. Eden
5. Aya
6. Keziah
7. Celeste
8. Winter
9. Katherine
10. Verity

Boys
1. Rowan
2. Clark
3. Sullivan
4. Oliver
5. Benjamin
6. Hugh
7. Rory
8. Remy
9. Theodore
10. Tatsuo

roseate6 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:59 am

G-
1) Sylvie
2) Aurelia
3) Lisette
4) Louisa
5) Cosima
6) Imogen
7) Beatrix
8) Josephine
9) Giselle
10) Jane

B-
1) Gideon
2) Isaac
3) Ezra
4) Pascal
5) Augustin
6) Silas
7) Rhys
8) James
9) Thierry (pron. TEE-airy)
10) Siddhartha

roseate6 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:06 am

Teehee. Those #8 cool faces are crackin’ me up!

queenofshibas Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

Girls
1. Isobel
2. Lorelei
3. Analise
4. Violet
5. Rosalie
6. Mariot
7. Ceilidh
8. Eleanor
9. Gwendolyn
10.Persephone

Boys
1. Tristan
2. Caspian
3. Archer
4. Anderson
5. Bryson
6. Oliver
7. Jonas
8. Beckett
9. Thadeus
10.Arthur

nikkiolle Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:16 am

1. Juliet
2. Lorelei
3. Phoebe
4. Penelope
5. October
6. Winter
7. Persephone
8. Isadora
9. Arabella
10. Poppy

1. Percy
2. Duncan
3. Heath
4. Neville
5. Bram
6. Hugh
7. Jude
8. West
9. Newton
10. Gryphon

cnphillips Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:22 am

Miriam
Wilhelmina
Gwendolyn

are my favorite girl names, followed by:

Katherine
Lydia
Rebekah
Leah
Clara
Audrey
Ava (as a little girl, I always said my first little girl would be named Ava because it’s in my maiden name, but then it became SO popular, I know I’ll never use it, but I still think it’s very pretty!)

Silas
Atticus
Dominick
Henry
Luca
William/Liam
(I love all six of these names, Dominick being a family name, but DH isn’t as big of a fan of the last three).

John
James
Miles
Noah

gingerhelmet Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:22 am

1. Ramona
2. gretchen
3. autumn
4. cleo
5. skye
6. summer
7. zelda (probs would never use it though)
8. clementine
9. esme
10. wednesday

Mei_Mei Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:27 am

These have been pretty steady for the most part. Some are trendy, some are obscure, so I don’t think popularity is the biggest factor for me. In no order:

Cordelia
Matilda
Penelope
Iris
Allegra
Beatrix
Susannah
Guinevere
Zinnia
Ramona

Frederick
August
Silas
Elliott
Nathaniel
Ezra
Simon
Octavian (middle name only)
Leopold (my son’s middle name)
Ambrose (middle name only)

Mischa Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:31 am

These are names that I have loved for a long time so I think they’re keepers.

Girls

1 Louisa
2 Charlotte
3 Sophie
4 Helena
5 Violet
6 Abigail
7 Hannah
8 Cecily
9 Josephine
10 Amelia/Matilda

Boys

1 Isaac
2 Asa
3 Eli
4 Leo
5 Silas
6 Harvey
7 Hugo
8 Josiah
9 Tobias
10 Malachi

Parmawen Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:32 am

Girls:
Jane
Georgiana
Juliet
Emma
Amelia
Penelope
Genevieve
Miranda
Isabella
London

Boys:
Benedict
Alexander
Hugo
Emmett
Rupert
Dexter
William
Jude
Dominic
James

In no particular order except for my number one name for each gender.

Elisabeth Rae Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:39 am

Girls:

Amy
Alice
Jane
Susannah
Lucy
Elisabeth
Avery
Imogen
Maeve

Boys:

Everett
Thomas
Charles
(boys names aren’t as fun!)

Middle names are all honoring family:

Maria
Michael/Michaela
Natalie/Nathanael
Anastasia

typicalfoma Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:43 am

Simona
Thora
Galilee
Laurel
Theodora
Louisa
Valancy
Sabrina
Pascale
Quinn

Runners up:
Bianca
Eleanor
Amelia
Jane
Olive
Hazel

Elliot
Theodore
Anton
Conrad
Augustin
Louis
Bennett
Arthur
Leander
Jonas

Runners up:
Demetri
Whit
Caspian
Leland

staceyi Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Girls:
1. Eden
2. Jayna
3. Maeve
4. Riley
5. Adelaide
6. Charlotte
7. Thea
8. Helen
9. Rachel
10. Felicity

Boys:
1. Liam
2. Henry
3. Felix
4. Jasper
5. Spencer
6. Simon
7. Miles
9. Elliot
10. Stephen

Though these are my top names in order, my very top names are not the same as my partner’s and therefore we’ve had to do some compromising. Fortunately, we’ve looked to the bottom half of our top 10 and found some common ground!

Tristan Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Girls:

1. Alice
2. Molly
3. Jane
4. Lucy
5. Beatrice
6. Rosalind
7. Penelope
8. Juliet
9. Daphne
10. Irene

Boys:

1. Henry
2. Charles
3. Theodore
4. Frederick
5. Thomas
6. Arthur
7. Alfred
8. William
9. Graham
10. Franklin

ThadsMom Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am

Thaddeus (thad)
Maxim
Bastien (baz)
Liev
Alcott
Caius
Jude
Milo
Rex
Alden

Verity
Sylvia
Gloria
Luisa
Vivien
Etta
Adelaide
Edith
Blythe
Faye

alexa400 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:52 am

Evangeline Day (Eve/Evie)
Rosalie Noon (Rose/Salie)
Evelyn Pearl (Eve/Evie)
Winslow Beth (Winnie)
Gwendolen Doe (Wendy)
Georgia Lane (Georgie/Gigi)
Daphne Claire (Fi)
Hannah May
Clementine Bliss (Emme)
Leila Rose

Sullivan Hale
Ian James
Collin Beau
August Ford
Arthur Penn
Charles Oak
Declan Sayre
Dominic Taft
Louis North
Simon Frost

shieldsc Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:56 am

Girls:

1. Madelyn
2. Genevieve
3. Lucinda
4. Isadora
5. Ivy
6. Rosalyn
7. Agnes
8. Margaret
9. Elizabeth
10. Josephine

Boys:

1. Alexander
2. Desmond
3. Sebastian
4. Wesley
5. Henry
6. Roland
7. Elijah
8. Paxton
9. Cyrus
10. Edward

saraallison Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:59 am

Girls: Madeline, Susanna, Tessa, Elizabeth, Rosemary, Amelia, Tessa, Flavia, Katherine, and Juliet

Boys: Seth, Spencer, Noel, Patrick, Declan, Dominic, Salinger, Luke, James, Benjamin

Yeahbabyirock Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Boys

Hendrix
Rex
Ernest
Griffin
Henry
Grey
Ronnie
Alfrey
Wilf

Dove14 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Boys, in no particular order:

*Rowan (my son’s name)
1. Cirdan
2. Paladin
3. Callum
4. Orin
5. Theren
6. Ransom
7. Tolliver
8. Stellan
9. Finnick
10. Thorin

Girls, no particular order:

*Calla (my daughter’s name)
1. Eowyn
2. Mirin
3. Elowen
4. Elora
5. Odette
6. Eilonwy
7. Wren
8. Briar
9. Alouette
10. Aviendha

Yeahbabyirock Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:09 am

Sorry posted too soon

Rudy

Girls

Belle
Amelie
Luna
Rose
Juniper
Lumi
Seraphina
Iris
Aurelia
Ramona

insatiatedance Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:17 am

My number ones are definitely my number ones, but my others change all the time, so these are my top tens right now!

Girls:
1. Luna
2. Miriam
3. Hazel
4. Ember
5. Jude
6. Wren
7. Maris
8. Juniper
9. Tess
10. Sibyl

Boys:
1. Milo
2. Jude
3. August
4. Emlyn
5. Juniper
6. Linden
7. River
8. Rowan
9. Sage
10. Errol

amandaberry Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am

1) Mona
2) Maeve
3) Maria
4) Eva
5) Vera
6) Rose
7) Adelaide
8) Geneva
9) Cordelia
10) Juliet

1) Jack
2) Sawyer
3) Owen
4) Guy
5) Pierce
6) Murphy
7) Frank
8) Graham
9) Maximus
10) Vaughn

Noetje Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:20 am

In no particular order.

Girls:
Lucienne
Vivienne
Georgiana
Anne
Tove
Thora (Victoria)
Elanor
Lilith
Lorien
Doe

Boys:
Thorin
Atticus
Caspian
Sebastian
Peregrine
Arthur
Viggo
Jules
Oliver
North

daisy1507 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:40 am

My #1’s are accurate, the others aren’t in order:

Boys-
1. Declan
2. Gabriel
3. Jasper
4. Wyatt
5. Wyeth
6. Owen
7. Cormac
8. Bennett
9. Wesley
10. Everett

Girls-
1. Georgia
2. Jane
3. Annabel
4. Rosalind
5. Isobel
6. Sophia
7. Violet
8. Imogen
9. Ruby
10. India

spotlightstarlit Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am

Gwendolyn
Elizabeth
Beatrix
Helena
Rosemary
Isobel
Virginia
Tigerlily
Evangeline
Maisie

Jonah
Callum
Laughlin
Fox
Benjamin
Henry
Bowen
Morrissey
Damian
Eames

Zeffy Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:52 am

These are my top 10s for today. Ask me tomorrow what my faves are and the lists will look much different 🙂

1. Emmeline
2. Minerva
3. Ivy
4. Marslie
5. Hyacinth
6. Caro
7. Vida
8. Margaux
9. Glory
10. Eligia

1. Alexander
2. Hart
3. Leveson
4. Bertram
5. St John (or Sinjun)
6. Vere
7. Lucien
8. Ptolemy
9. Bennett
10. Reyner

klcalder2 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:57 am

This is always a fun exercise :). The first in each set are the two kids I have now.

-Girls
Arabella (Bella)
Clio
Esme
Freya
Hermione
Lily
Lyra
Merida
Nora
Rosalie

-Boys
Jude
Arthur
Asa
Dashiell
Eli
Ezra
Noah
Phineas
Samuel
Theodore

skizzo Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Boys

1. Oakley
2. Koa
3. Presley
4. Dakota
5. Wylie
6. Saylor
7. Kai
8. July
9. Azure
10. Shia

Girls

1. Soleia
2. Acacia
3. Odessa
4. Athena
5. Gaia
6. Dahlia
7. Lana
8. Eris
9. Safira
10. Morgana

LJandRL Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hmm, this is “our” top 10 since my partner and I discuss names so much that I can’t honestly say what “my” top 10 would be without his input. There are names I loved that he vetoed, but the only one I’m still clinging on to is Genevieve, usually I only truly love a name when he loves it too!

GIRLS
1. Claudie
2. Penelope nn Nell
3. Aria
4. Mirabelle nn Mira
5. Phoebe nn Bea
6. Ivy
7. Genevieve nn Ginny
8. Tabitha nn Tibby
9. Indigo nn Indi
10. Anneliese nn Annie

I could easily have gone over 10 there, in fact there were 9 names I was choosing between to be no 10!

BOYS
1. Emrys (a Welsh name, which I really want for my first son since we are both Welsh and I just adore it)
2. Otto
3. Harlan nn Hal
4. Lennox
5. Rafferty
6. Sullivan nn Sully/Van
7. Wyatt
8. Quentin
9. Braith (another Welsh name)
10. Teifryn (TAVE-rin, another Welsh name)

I’d say for the most part our boys names are probably more unusual than our girls names! Quite a few of our girls names are popular or steadily rising in the UK, particularly Phoebe, Ivy, Penelope and Tabitha.

We have more girls names we love than boys names though, I’d say the top 4 boys names are our core favourites, and the rest we just like, but it was a struggle to get to 10 and the last two are maybes! I’d use all the girls names though, and at least 8 others! 🙂

notcinnamon Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Real #1 is obviously my daughter: Wellsley Michae (fam mn pro. mckay)
1. England Mariana (fam name)
2. Fleming Georgeanna (fam name)
3. Channing Bridges (fam name)
4. Lindall (fam name) Florentine
5. Auburn (fam name) Crandall (fam name)
6. Sabine
7. Saskia
8. Cagney
9. Crimson
10. Inga

My son: Grantson Metz (fam mn)
1. Jessup (fam name) Maverick
2. Gainer Bridges (both family names)
3. Taos Buchan (family name)
4. Calder (fam name) Hemingway (fave author)
5. Riordan Michael (fam name)
6. Roark (character) Hawthorne (author)
7. Lev Warren (fam name)
8. Crandall (fam name) Hart
9. Gallagher
10. Callahan

audreyfinn Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

My list, alphabetically sorted, if I didn’t have to consult with anyone and could name 20 kids at once.

Girls
—–
Ada
Astrid
Carys
Elowen
Juliet
Mathilde
Ophelia
Signe
Valerie
Zadie

Boys
—–
Asa
Barnaby
Elliot
Erik
Grey
James (Jem)
Linus
Micah
Phoenix
Willem

lindsayhilleary Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:13 am

In no particular order (except girl name #1):

Girls:
1. Aveline
2. Imogen
3. Charlotte
4. Eliza
5. Clementine
6. Lyra
7. Evangeline
8. Nora
9. Ivy
10. Cordelia

Boys:
1. Sawyer
2. Ezra
3. Radin (pronounced Ray-din)
4. August
5. Cody
6. Desmond
7. Elijah
8. Noah
9. Kingsley
10. Landon

sara_a Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:32 am

Girls
1. Edith
2. Aurelia called Goldie
3. Winifred
4. Hazel
5. Cecelia
6. Greta
7. Iris
8. Trudy
9. Lilian
10. Vivian

Boys
1. Barnaby
2. James
3. Leopold
4. Abraham
5. Angus
6. Linus
7. George
8. Edmund “Ned”
9. Simon
10. Silas

JennaG7 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:35 am

Girls:
Summer
Gwendolyn
Aria
Lana
Violet
Lavinia
Brielle
Everly
Ella
Odette

Boys:
Ethan
Landon
Dustin
Callum
Parker
Dawson
Logan
Cole
Jack
Holden

maisie29 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:44 am

1. Cyrus
2. William
3. Peter
4. Graham
5. Dean
6. Theo
7. George
8. Reed
9. Everett
10. Bastien

1. Louisa
2. Georgiana
3. June
4. Harriet
5. Edie
6. Liesel
7. Matilda
8. Sabine
9. Sunday
10. Alice

Marci0393 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:52 am

Girls

1. Lennon
2. Bellamy
3. Remy
4. Reni
5. Rory
6. Teagan
7. Ivy
8. Willa
9. Sadie
10. Tanis

Boys

1. Lennon
2. Harrison
3. Oliver
4. Beckett
5. Rory
6. Jasper
7. Remy
8. Atticus
9. Asher
10. Greyer

awesomemommyof3 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:59 am

1. Isabella
2. Alice
3. Aria
4. Sophia
5. Isla
6. Gemma
7. Nora
8. Raina
9. Daphne
10. Cordelia

1. Camden
2. Jensen
3. Stellan
4. Eben
5. Alexander
6. Henry
7. Kingston
8. Lincoln
9. Thayer
10. Hudson

Runner up for girl names: Daphne, Adria, Alessia and Lydia

Runner up for boy names: Oliver, Liam, Jasper and Cruz

eechick Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Boys:
1. James
2. John “Jack”
3. Liam
4. Charles
5. Philip
6. Joseph
7. Lionel
8. Sebastian
9. Cormac
10. Gabriel

Girls:
1. Lillian
2. Gwendoen or Gwendolyn
3. Beatrice
4. Charlotte
5. Cecelia
6. Margaret
7. Jane
8. Eleanor
9. Penelope
10. Josephine

Auntie_A Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

GIRLS
-Eden
-Amalia
-Cordelia
-Caroline
-Honora
-Jemima
-Athena
-Afton
-Lucia
-Primrose

BOYS
-Nathanael
-Ezra
-Oliver
-Malachi
-Dashiel
-Rhys
-Calan (Cal)
-Jonas
-Gilbert (Gilby)
-Asher

nameobsessednichole Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Girls:
1. Caterina
2. Ramona
3. Matilda
4. Leonora
5. Louisa
6. Maeve
7. Josephine

Boys:
1. Roman
2. Luca
3. Vincent
4. Carmen
5. Preston
6. Dalton
7. Theodore
8. Alexander
9. Marshall
10. Elliott

ksheja Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

there are really a lot more girls’ names that I also love, but: (not really in particular order)
Ivy
Anna
Annabel
Adela
Lily
Genevieve
Alison
Adrienne
Catherine
Isla

Boys’ names are harder.

Ethan
Ciaran
Declan
Ryan
John
Thomas
David
Nicholas
Ian
Jake

Chantillylace Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

1. Lucy
2. Lorelei nn Rory
3. Lennox
4. Belle
5. Bellamy
6. Arden
7. Cecily nn Cece
8. Rose
9. Roxana nn Roxie
10. Lux

1. Oakley
2. Theo
3. Crew
4. Beckett
5. Penn
6. Jude
7. Holden
8. Callum
9. Griffin
10. Graham

MistyStar Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

– Helena
– Hattie
– Selma
– Maude
– Willa
– Enid
– Lucia
– Claudia
– Lettie

– Lennox
– Graham
– Pryor
– Ambrose
– Sterling
– Vaughn
– Callum
– Remy
– Torrence
– ephraim

Norseberry Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Top ten for boys:
1)Gino
2)JB- nn for Jacob Byron
3)Gale
4)Keegan
5)Asher
6)Teagan
7)Kyan
8)Cobalt nn Coby
9)Archer nn Archie
10)Soren

Top Ten for girls:
1)Nora
2)Lena
3)Josephine
4)Tessa
5)Naomi
6)Aspen
7)Anabelle
8)Victoria
9)Sophie
10)Yael(guilty pleasure name)

Lou Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Ooo…tricky, in no particular order:

Boys: Harper, Sasha, Tate, Claude, Remus, Stanley, Harry, Archie, Munro and Jules.

Girls: Callisto, Susie, Avie, Tabitha, Helen, Poppy, Mary, Elowen, Fauna and Clarice.

Lauren Kate Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love these lists! My favorites are:

Girls:
– Beatrice
– Sybil
– Emlyn
– Irene
– Miriam
– Rosemary/Rosaline
– Astrid
– Marisol
– Madeleine

Boys:
– Henry
– Wesley
– Elijah
– Aiden/Alden
– Grenn
– Caleb
– Isaiah/Isaac
– Alonzo
– Nathanial

chelseamae Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I never have a set top 10. My top 7ish is usually is about the same, the rest change

Girls:

Florence
Ursula/Ursela
Magnolia
Cleo
Helena
Clementine (TEEN)
Thisbe
Leonie/Leola
Windsor
Frazier

Boys:

Morris
Leon
Lyles
Jethro
Joaquin
Dougray
Walden
(probably wouldn’t use but LOVE):
Humphrey
Ulysses
Bartholomew

Michell Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

No particular order:

Girls:
-Naomi
– Susannah
– Emmanuelle
– Kyra
– Honora
– Phoebe
– Daphne
– Penelope
– Aristella
– Dahlia

Boys:
– Aaron
– August
– Asher
– Benjamin
– Noah
– Leo
– Zachary
– Callum
– Aristos
– Oliver (my cat got that one)

Lo Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

My favorites are the 1-syllable names! Since I prefer not to repeat initials I can’t use all these lovely J names.

GIRLS
Clare
Kate
Tess
Jane
Grace
Rose
Ruth
Eve
Nell
Anne

BOYS
Paul
James
Mark
Grant
Luke
John
Jude
Joel
Seth
Job (hubby thinks I’m crazy on that one)

I’ve used Paul, Clare, Mark, James, and Kate (as a nickname for Katharine though) already.

Strawberry Shortcake Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

1.Lucy
2.Rose
3.Alice
4.Clara
5.Kate
6.Annabella
7.Lila
8.Faye
9.Juliette
10.Esme

1.Noah
2.Isaac
3.William
4.Elliott
5.August
6.Luca
7.Henry
8.Finley
9.Roman
10.Alexander

agxobsessed Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

My list is constantly changing but here is what it is today.

In order from favorite to least:

Girls:
1. Iris Vanessa Maeve
2. Clara Magnolia Wren
3. Thea Elowen Pearl
4. Gwyneth Mirabel Fleur
5. Blythe Honora Kate OR Blythe Pandora Kate
6. Seraphina Camille Briar
7. Eloise Veda Lily
8. Juliet Kerensa Lark
9. Lorelei Carys Ivy
10. Leona Seren May

My last combo on my girl list:
Wren Seraphina Briony

Boys:
1. Grey Elijah Thomas {Thomas honoring my dad}
2. Rex Samuel Oliver
3. Dexter Malachi Reed
4. Archer Maximus Jude
5. Milo Evander James
6. Beckett Nicholas Flynn
7. Foster Adrian Charles
8. Auden Fox William
9. Theodore Nolan Grey

Don’t currently have ten combos for my boy list!

dannyva Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Boys-
Miles (Loved it so much I used it for my son’s name)
Sam (Have loved it since I was a kid, but couldn’t use it because of a childhood dog named “Sammy”)
Oliver (Loved this one, but wife hated it, so we compromised and named our pug Oliver instead)
Elliott (Still a top contender for me if we had another boy)
Owen (My other favorite, next to Elliott, for a future son)
Jude (Love the Beatles connection, wife knew a junkie with this name, so it’s out)
Holden- (Like it a lot, but worry it’s the new “Harper”)
Jasper- (My wife says it’s out because it reminds her of hamburgers. Really??)
Ezra- (She knew another junkie- this one named Ezra. I think she knows too many junkies)
Grey- (Simple, classic, understated. There’s a lot to love here, though I might use it as a middle name instead)

Girls-
Savannah (Never would have picked this, but our daughter’s birth mother did, and we love the nickname Savvy. It’s grown on us.)
Harper (We picked this as our daughter’s middle name 5 five years ago since it represented both my favorite book and “our song” by Ben Harper)
Zahara (I don’t love that this name is irrevocably linked to the Jolie-Pitts, but I do think it goes well with Savannah)
Penelope (I love this name- though I struggle with the best nickname. Elle? Penny?)
Genevieve (Another name love- but the wife thinks it’s “too French”)
Geneva (Seems like the “less French” compromise to Genevieve… and great in its own right)
Phoebe (Loved it so much we used it for our dog. Now I regret that decision. It would be awesome on a kid)
Cora (Love the name on its own but wonder if it should be the nickname to a longer version—Coralie? Coraline?)
India (This was my favorite name before we became parents, but the wife vetoed it. Oh well…)
Zoe (Another great name ruined by a dog- this time my wife’s sister’s pup. Still love the name, though)

kimberley13 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Wow, this was harder than I thought it would be!! THe ones with stars next to them have already been vetoed due to popularity or a family member/friend/famous person using it:

Girls:
1. Annabel
2. Celia
3. Fiona
4. Matilda *
5. Lucy *
6. Julia *
7. Adalyn *
8. Madeline *
9. Avery *
10. Layla *

Boys:
1. Simon
2. Weston
3. Alden
4. Oliver *
5. Elliot *
6. Holden *
7. Logan *
8. Miles *
9. Liam *
10. Sebastian *

ALJ Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Boys:

Elliot (my son)
Atticus
Emmett
Sullivan
Edison
Emmanuel
Oliver
Julius
Owen
Caleb

Girls:

Henrietta
Eloise
Estella
Agnes
Annabel
Clara
Theodora
Juliet
Cora
Scarlett

encore Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

1. Anastasia
2. Ashlyn
3. Brooke
4. Isabella
5. Georgia
6. Magnolia
7. India
8. Scarlett
9. Delia
10. Skyler

1. Travis
2. Connor
3. Griffin
4. Ronan
5. Corbin
6. Marco
7. Rhett
8. Ian
9. Caleb
10. Leo

marissalou Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Girls:
1. Claire
2. Elise
3. Grace
4. Savannah
5. Lexie
6. Leona
7. Juliet
8. Stella
9. Eva
10. Olivia

Boys:
1. Grant
2. Drew
3. Clark
4. Davis
5. Blake
6. Jonah
7. Jack
8. Noah
9. Calvin
10. Henry

moonbeampie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hugo
Oliver
Henry
George
Alistair
Barnaby
Rupert
Sebastian
Edward
Alfie

Penelope
Mabel
Genevieve
Pandora
Evangeline
Annabel
Flora
Beatrix
Lavender
Clementine
Cordelia

Jacquielle Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

If my husband had no say. 🙂

Georgia
Josephine
Clara
Eleanor
Iris
Sylvia/Sylvie
Beatrix
Elsa
Felicity
Eliza

Felix
Jasper
Charles
Arthur
August
Theo
Jude
Henry
Sebastian
Miles

BritishAmerican Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Including my 3 kids names and perhaps not exactly in this order:

Rose
Lucinda
Dorothy
Beatrice
Sylvia
Jane
Wilhelmina
Araminta
Maeve
Magnolia

Henry
George
Oscar
Oliver
Frederick
Zebedee
Walter
Benjamin
Arthur
Jasper

lyddy Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Ezra
Benjamin
Michael
Jonah
Isaac
Edward
Theodore
Rory
Sullivan
Xander

Clara
Lydia
Amelia (Millie)
Eliza
Juniper
Elodie
Daphne
Felicity
May
Primrose (middle name)

helloheidi Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Juliet
Arya
Emilia
Johanna
Aurora
Genevieve
Fiona
Noelle
Theodora
Annabel

Ezra
Colin
Frederick
Nathaniel
Desmond
Everett
Shane
Iain
Grant
Jorah

atlaskatarzyna Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Arthur William Klaus
Hugo Leander Thomas
Rupert Elijah Edmund
Ezra Caspian Jude
Noah Gabriel August
Maxwell Harper Ames
Oscar Theodore Finch
Jasper William Bennett
Henry Atticus Leo
Kit Nathaniel Felix

atlaskatarzyna Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Violet Thisbe Winter
Ottilie Katherine Juno
Alice Tallulah Primrose
Penelope Willa Ruth
Matilda Florence Lark
Cordelia Ruby Hazel
Beatrix Amelia Maeve
Agnes Elula Charlotte
Elodie Marina June
Imogen Clara Beatrice

forgot the girls lol

karbro21 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

1. Kylie
2. Willow
3. Piper
4. Addison
5. Britton
6. Calla
7. Bryn
8. Hunter
9. Ryan
10. Bristol

1. Jack
2. Mason
3. Cooper
4. Dashiel (Dash)
5. Brandt
6. Luke
7. Braxton
8. Bronson
9. Brody
10. Aiden

Lori Johnson Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

What a fun blog post! Still working on my own top 10. Linda and Pam, I’m sure we’d all love to know which are yours — will you humor us?

peachie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

1. Maya
2. Anna
3. Sophia
4. Lily
5. Julia

1. James
2. William
3. Jack
4. Anthony
5. Roman

koko22 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Boys
1. Jasper
2. Francis
3. Edward
4. Perry
5. Jack
6. Ralphie
7. Rory
8. Chester
9. Benjamin
10. Lark

Girls
1. Poppy
2. Pearl
3. Rose
4. Ivy
5. Beatrice
6. Eden
7. Florence
8. Ebby
9. Harriet
10. Lois

afmastro Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

As a Mom I sort of feel compelled to include my own kid’s names on the list, but the truth? My kid’s names are compromise names with my other half, and may end up at the end of my favorite name list, if at all.

My hubby hates most of my crazy names and that’s why I became a baby name blog junkie!

Girls:
1. Cecily
2. Ione
3. Felicity
4. Louisa
5. Beatrice
6. Fiona
7. Greta
8. Geraldine
9. Ramona
10. Philippa

Boys:

1. Hugh
2. Linus
3. Thaddeus
4. Amos
5. Louis
6. George
7. Paul
8. Alistair
9. Otto
10. John

The list will probably change next week.

tavn Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

BOYS
1. Aeson
2. Tristan
3. Weston
4. Bentley
5. Maddox
6. River
7. Schuyler
8. Josiah
9. Sebastian
10. Oliver

Honorary mentions: Lucian, Lucan, Zane, Dakota, Kainoa, Makaio, Eoin, Jory, Atticus, Alastair, Beckett, Knox, Nikolai, Felix, Evander, & Parker

GIRLS
1. Alba
2. Harlow
3. Haven
4. Ariadne
5. Calliope
6. Carys
7. Honor
8. Viola
9. Johanna
10. Matilda

Honorary mentions: Mackenzie, Genevieve, Zoe, & Ever

My girls list is much shorter than my boys list. Lol.

LCMpdx Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

These are in no specific order.
Boys:
Callum
Rhys
Leland
Samuel
Ridley
North (as a middle name)
Ellis
Edmund
Quinn
Julian

Girls:
Flora
Nell
Louisa
Imogen (Immy)
Eleanor
Matilda
Rosamund
Jane
Leda
Clara (my grandmother’s name)

LCMpdx Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I also love Constance for a girl, but probably only as a middle name!

Frankie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

1. Isolde
2. Magdalene
3. Caoimhe
4. Echo
5. Poet
6. Aurora
7. Piper
8. Gwendolyn
9. Indigo
10. Sorrel

1. Nikolai
2. Archer
3. Socrates
4. Ozias
5. Hawthorne
6. Torin
7. Huckleberry
8. Axel
9. August
10. Penndragon

Frankie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The first five of each are in order. After that is just five names I’m particularly fond of but will never get around to using.

1. Isolde
2. Magdalene
3. Caoimhe
4. Echo
5. Poet
6. Aurora
7. Piper
8. Gwendolen
9. Indigo
10. Sorrel (or maybe Kairi)

1. Nikolai
2. Socrates
3. Archer
4. Ozias
5. Hawthorne
6. Torin
7. Huckleberry
8. Axel
9. August
10. Pendragon

ab Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Girls:
1. Parker
2. Rowan
3. Scout
4. Harlow
5. Harper
6. West
7. Emery
8. Everly
9. Eilley (Eye-lee)
10. Grace

Boys:
1. Keagan
2. Holden
3. Wilder
4. Declan
5. Dexter
6. Cohen
7. Flynn
8. Booker
9. Gavin
10. Kiernan

mariah778 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Boys
1. James Steven (James has always been my favorite boy name and Steven for my grandfather who recently passed away)
2. Alexander Lucas (My father’s name is Allen and my brother’s name is Luke)
3. Benjamin Kyle (Kyle is my other brother’s name)
4. Noah Victor (Victor is a family name)
5. Nicholas Joseph (Joseph is a family name)
6. Aaron Robert (both family names)
7. Daniel Leo (Leo is a family name)
8. William Paul (Paul is a family name)
9. Peter Michael (Stanley is a family name)
10. Dominic Stanley (Michael is a family name)

Girls
1. Caroline Maria (my mother’s middle name and a variation of my middle name which is Marie)
2. Elizabeth Francesca (just favs)
3. Victoria Lynn (Lynn is my cousin’s name)
4. Teresa Genevieve (my confirmation name and my great aunt’s name)
5. Allegra Dominique (favs)
6. Katherine Anna (Anna is my grandmother’s name)
7. Ariana Grace (Gracie is an old nickname of mine)
8. Lily Carmella (fav and a family name)
9. Camilla Diane (Diane is my mom’s name)
10. Nora Agnes (Agnes is a family name that I always thought had a sweet charm)

bucky Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Girls

Eline
Violet
Leonie
Lilian
Tennessee
Romy
Ingrid
Plum

Boys

Jem
Ocean
Elias
Hudson
Arrow
Valor
Willem
Theo

caroline147 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

If I don’t worry too much about surname, mn, my partner’s/family’s opinions and potential sibsets:

1. Verity
2. Juliet/ Julia
2. Anna/ Annora
3. Rosemary/ Rosa
4. Cecilia/ Celia
5. Lydia
6. Elisabeth
6. Adelaide
7. Mary
8. Josephine
9. Aloisa
10. June

1. Edmund
2. Hugh
3. Albert
4. Wilbur/Wilford
5. Arthur
6. Frederick
7. Theodore
8. Henry
9. Edward/Edgar
10. Walter
11. Piers
12. Simon
13. Charles
14. Bertram/Bram

jillianthebookbutterfly Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

My Top Ten Boy & Girl Names (today at least)
Boys
1. Holden Seth
2. Quinton Gabriel
3. Declan Reid
4. Camden Blake
5. Landon Wyatt
6. Hunter Gray
7. Ethan Alexander
8. Theron Alaric
9. Archer Jude
10. Noah Logan

Girls
1. Phoebe Rose
2. Celia Juliette
3. Ruby Evangeline
4. Amelia Charlotte
5. Maisie Violet
6. Bethany Lydia
7. Coralie Alice
8. Verena Lily
9. Claudia Eleanor
10. Destiny Athena

AngeliaRose Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

(In no order)

boys:
Kalix
Hendrix
Arion/Orion
Jordan
Orlando
Cassius/Cassio
Leo
Rocco
Zaiden
Leighton
mns: Slade, Roux, Apollo, James, Wilder, Kai

Monroe
Serena
Alessia
Kaida
Lilou Daveigh/Daveney
Charlotte nn Toti
aralyn/arayla/auralie
Oaklyn/Oakley
Navi/Navy
Luxe

NoahsARK Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

1. Tessa
2. Joyce NN Joy
3. Harriet
4. Audrey
5. Diana
6. Pearl
7. Regina NN Reggie
8. Ivy
9. Theodora NN Thea
10. Meabh (pronounced Maeve)

1. Theodore NN Theo
2. Quade
3. Miles
4. Max
5. Flynn
6. Axel
7. Padraig (pronounced Paw-d’rig)
8. Donncha (pronounced Done-eh-Kah)
9. Atticus
10. Hugh

ahappyrobot Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

1. Greta
2. Liv
3. Josephine
4. Beatrix
5. Avalon
6. Eloise
7. Willa
8. Genavieve
9. Olive
10. Clover

1. August
2. Henry
3. Oliver
4. Hugo
5. Alastair
6. Dexter
7. River
8. Julian
9. Ciaran
10. Stellan

rollo Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

1. Ava
2. Imogen
3. Caroline
4. Margot
5. Isabella
6. Juliet
7. Willow
8. Alexandra
9. Airlie
10. Genevieve

Boys
1. Miles
2. Alexander
3. Jules
4. Lucas
5. Jonathan
6. Nathaniel
7. Christian
8. James
9.

rollo Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

9. Lachlan
10. Jasper

rollo Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

lastly Lachlan and Jasper

JadeRain Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

1 Jade
2 Sabrina
3 Annabel
4 Rose
5 Hazel
6 Mabel
7 Claire
8 Faye
9 Meredith
10 Lacie

1 Daniel
2 Jackson
3 Ethan
4 Curtis
5 Cole
6 Andrew
7 David
8 Xavier
9 Eric
10 Lysander

leonielee Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Girls:
1.) Margot
2.) Ingrid
3.) Rosalind
4.) Helena
5.) Lucinda
6.) Phoebe
7.) Gwendolyn
8.) Hazel
9.) Thalia
10.) Iris

Boys:
1.) Leander
2.) Solomon
3.) Malcolm
4.) Linus
5.) Conrad
6.) Simon
7.) Leopold
8.) Arthur
9.) Ephraim
10.) Alasdair

leonielee Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Also, add Frederic and Callista to the list as #11 or Honorable Mentions.

Mairead Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Girls:
1. Philippa
2. Iris
3. Frances
4. Catherine
5. Liv
6. Harriet

Boys:
1. Sebastian
2. Clark
3. James
4. Colin
5. Rupert
6. Callum

jfgatti Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Grace, Elizabeth, Margaret,Gabriela, Alexandria, Sylvie, Delaney, Charlotte

Maxwell, Samuel, Liam, Benjamin, Miles, Harry, Calvin

garnet Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Ladies: Eleanor, Vivien, Margaret, Cordelia, Iris, Jane, Esther, Lydia, and Anne.

Gentlemen: Henry, Calvin, James, Conrad, Edmund, Evan, Robert, Seth, and William.

evansma Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

1. Evan James – my son
2. Jackson
3. Porter
4. Benjamin
5. Noah
6. Callum
7. Collin
8. Edward
9. Asher
10.Reed

1. Clara
2. Anneliese
3. Juliet
4. Meredith
5. Sylvie
6. Annabel
7. Bridget
8. Caroline
9. Eliza
10.Harper

Meg24 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

In no particular order

Boys:
Beckett
Pace
Knox
Abbott
Rowan
Boden
Quincy
Porter
Middle names: Anderson and Samuel

Girls:
Georgia
Harper
Jane
Lucy
Ellis
Cora
Sloan
Quinn
Rowan
Middle name: Elizabeth

Mary-la Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

1. Theodore nn Teddy
2. Phineas nn Finn
3. Matthias nn Matt
4. Nathaniel nn Nate
5. Arthur nn Artie
6. Frederick nn Fred
7. Malcolm nn Mal
8. Harvey
9. Dexter nn Dex
10. Sylvester nn Sly

1. Beatrix nn Trixie
2. Matilda nn Tillie
3. Antonia nn Annie
4. Rosemary nn Romy
5. Clementine nn Clem
6. Frances nn Frankie
7. Jane nn Janie
8. Susannah nn Susie
9. Agatha nn Aggie
10. Minerva nn Minnie

euonym Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Boys

1 – Rupert James
2 – Hugo Mossman
3 – Caspar David
4 – Milo
5 – Calvin
6 – Felix
7 – Rafael (nn Raf)
8 – Jasper
9 – Finn
10 – Otto

Girls

1 – Violet Day
2 – June Eva
3 – Rosemary Lark (nn Rosie)
4 – Edith Grey (nn Edie)
5 – Vivienne
6 – Agnes
7 – Romy
8 – Maxine
9 – Magnolia
10 – Lillian (nn Lily)

LucyInTheSky Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Lyra
Malta
Alethea
Fable
Ffion
Ambrosia
Carina
Maple
Danae
Penrose

Sorin
Truman
Cormac
Gray
Albus
Auberon
Clancy
Jonas
Meritt
Sullivan

moxielove Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

In no real order:

Finn
Shane
Satchel
Dax
Jack
Larsen
Leif
Dylan
Kai
Gregory

Petra
Greta
Ursula
Ramona
Simone
Oona
Saskia
Tirzah
Silke
Lux

moxielove Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

PS It would be truly fantastic if you used all these lists to make a “If You Like X, You May Also Like Y” feature on all the name definitions!!

agirlinred Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Gosh, ten? I keep my short list at a top seven.

Boys:
Charles
George
Ezra
Jasper
James
Arthur
Homer

Girls:
Helena
Cora
Martha
Vera
Annie
Catherine
Jane

evergreen Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Boys:

August
Hayes
Flynn
Caspian
Rafferty
Atticus (Kit)
River
Sullivan
Max
Indigo

Girls:

Phoebe
Clementine
Adelaide
Clover
Saoirse

Boys names are so much easier for me,I could have made a list of 20!

thelifespark Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Girls
1. Maeve (most definitely my favorite, favorite, favorite)
2. Luciana
3. Alice
4. Matilda
5. Beatrice/Beatrix
6. Gabriella
7. Adelaide
8. Valentina
9. Raffaela
10. Daphne

Boys
1. Michael
2. Kai
3. Noah
4. Rhys
5. Felix
(a lot of other boys names I like but not enough to put on my favorites list)

vanessaaball Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

In no particular order

Evangeline
Lorelei
Cecilia
Adelaide
Vivienne
Clara
Lucilla
Naomi
Cora
Lilah

Vincent
Henry
Silas
Jude
Donovan
Charles
Aldous
Roderick
Zane
Ezekiel

miloowen Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Girls
My two daughters, Caitlin Louisa and Rachel Helen

Martha
Angharad
Cecily
Jane
Margaret
Edith
Tamsin
Avra
Jemima
Keziah

Boys

My son, Thomas Caleb

George
Frederick
Louis
Avner
Giles
Edmund
Hugh
Philip
David
Eben

erb2010 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Alice
Azalea
Beatrice
Clementine
Eleanor
Eve
Imogen
Josephine
Susanna
Verity

Beau
Edwin
George
Grey
Felix
James
Leopold
Rhett
Silas
Walter

fireflysky9 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

1. Emeline
2. Mirabelle
3. Evie
4. Amelie
5. Violet
6. Margot
7. Helena
8. Estelle
9. Hattie
10. Noelle

1. Henry
2. Jude
3. Walter
4. Callum
5. Declan
6. Quinn
7. Alain
8. Julian
9. Miles
10. Rowan

Saracita00 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Girls:
1. Eve
2. Zara
3. Gwyneth
4. Verity
5. Catherine
6. Irene
7. Cora
8. Cecily
9. Ellowyn
10. Celeste

Boys:
1. Caspian
2. Peregrine
3. Zephan
4. Everett
5. Desmond
6. Lorenzo
7. Ivo
8. Rhett
9. Lex
10. Riordan

jpruitt76 Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

These would be my top ten, not counting the names of my actual children: Norah, Lucy and Henry.

Girls:
1. Margot
2. Greta
3. Tess
4. Rosemary (nn Romy)
5. Helen
6. Penelope (nn Nell, Nelly)
7. Frances (nn Frannie, Francie)
8. Ingrid
9. Naomi
10. Lydia
*runners-ups: Daphne, Jillian, Faye, Sylvie, Sybil (Sybi), Edie, Millie, Mae, Maeve

Boys:
1. Graham
2. Reid
3. Milo
4. Callum (Cal)
5. Grady
6. Grant
7. Charles (Charlie)
8. Fritz
9. Augustus (Gus)
10. Merritt

Runners-ups: Zachary (Zac), West, Eli, Ezra, Evan, Arlo, Rufus, Nathaniel (Nate), Felix, Gabriel (Gabe), Burke

ashthedreamer Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I love seeing everyone’s lists!

Officially, I do have a top 10 for each gender, but I can’t seem to make myself love all of them today…

1. Isabelle
2. Arianne
3. Olivia
4. Violet
5. Rachel
6. Eleni
7. Liliana
8. Charlotte

I absolutely love Posey for a girl, too, but can’t seem to find a full name I can get behind. Josephine has been nixed, and I’m pretty sure Sophia is soon to follow… 🙁

1. Caleb
2. Everett
3. Asher
4. Jack
5. Grayson
6. Avery
7. Boone
8. Booker

ErinLW Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I don’t think I could actually choose favourites to order them, so I’m just going to write them down in no particular order:

Georgia
Violet
Katherine
Lucy
Delaney
Scarlett
Reese
Charlotte
Kelsey
Thea

Liam
Jake
Simon
Ryan
Luke
Carter
Ethan
Benjamin
Noah
Rhys

namesage Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

As of today…

1. Silas
2. Gideon
3. Cormac (Mack)
4. Dexter (Dex)
5. Jasper
6. Guthrie
7. Abraham (Abram)
8. Lincoln (Linc)
9. Mercer
10. Leander (Leo)

1. Selah
2. Maisy
3. Willa
4. Maeve
5. Rosemary (Romy)
6. Nova
7. Adele (Della)
8. Cecelia
9. Greta
10. Juniper (Junie)

It’s probably time for an update though! Reviewing the SS list always makes me want to revamp my personal list.

nate_evie Says:

May 16th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

1. Nathaniel
2. Parker
3. Soren
4. Rainier
5. James
6. Sebastian
7. Merlin
8. Nico
9. Theo
10. Milo

1. Genevieve
2. Simone
3. Sylvie
4. Louisa
5. Elodie
6. Amalia (nn Mali)
7. Nina
8. Colette
9. Audrey
10. Mirabel

peach Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 1:09 am

It is hard to leave out my usual practical considerations in making a top ten list so here are my perennial favorites in no particular order:

Sybil
Helena
Beatrix
Louisa
Margot
Elsa
Dahlia
Adelice (old French version of Alice)
Isadora
Lucille

Desmond
Anders
Felix
Elliot
Louis
Charlie
Kyrill
Hugo

peach Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 1:11 am

It is hard to leave out my usual practical considerations in making a top ten list so here are my perennial favorites in no particular order:

Sybil
Helena
Beatrix
Louisa
Margot
Elsa
Dahlia
Adelice (old French version of Alice)
Isadora
Lucille

Desmond
Anders
Felix
Elliot
Louis
Charlie
Kyrill
Hugo
Gilbert
Leo
James

ebenezer.scrouge Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 3:47 am

1. Isobel (my grandmas name) nicknamed Bella
2. Sophie (a favourite for years)
3. Miranda nicknamed Mia
4. Eloise nicknamed Ellie
5. Yasmine (a top name since age 5)
6. Zoe (top name since age 5)
7. Olympia
8. Olivia
9. Madeleine nicknamed Maddie
10. Ava

1. Eamon (favourite since I was 10)
2. Tiago
I don’t really like many boys names

KatieBoots Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 8:25 am

I wasted far too long thinking about this and my list still isn’t very long.

Lily Phoenix Surname
Marie Claribel Surname
Julie Tuppence Surname
Miriam Ada Surname
Clara June Surname
Maude Isolde Surname
Lily Elspeth Surname

James Eli Surname
Robin August Surname
Lewis Quentin Surname
Charlie Arthur Surname
Harry Felix Surname

I put ‘surname’ in because they look strange to me without it, ha.

bluedahlia Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 8:37 am

Girls:
Anouk
Ottilie
Elodie
Faye
Lilac
Willa
Lilah
Manon
Cosima
Nightingale, Lark ( Middles)

Boys:
Auden
Hawthorn
Casimir
Orion
Caspian
Heath
Sullivan
Dashiell
Zephyr
Lochlan

LyndsayJenness Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Not exactly in order

Girls
1. Penelope “Poppy/Polly/Penny”
2. Beatrix
3. Clementine
4. Violet
5. Rosalie
6. Ivy
7. Scarlett
8. Magnolia “Maxie”
9. Cassia
10. Zoe

Boys
1. Dashiell “Dash” (my first son)
2. Lincoln “Link” (second on the way)
3. Finn
4. Rex
5. Leo
6. Wesley/Weston/West
7. Hart
8. Milo
9. Jude
10. Everett

Coll Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Leaving aside all practical issues (like names that suck with my husband’s last name, names my husband hates, popularity, or conflicts in sibsets) here are my top 10.

Boys:
Simon (my son’s name and still my favorite)
Graham
Alistair
Charles
George
Arthur
Theodore (can never use with Simon)
Ambrose
Frederick
Archer

Girls:
Cornelia (nn Nell)
Josephine (nn Posey)
Henrietta (nn Etta)
Julia
Agnes
Maude
Eloise
Georgianna
Valancy
Elinor

Coll Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I forgot a few more girls names:

Isadora
Cecily
Beatrix

sweetpineapple Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

In no particular order….

Girls:

Gemma
Aubrey
Cooper
Liv
Ari
Noah
Lily
Felix (not sure if I’d ever be brave enough to use it!)
Poppy
Wren (DH hates it!)

Boys:

Cameron
Zach
Sawyer
Ben
Nixon
Rhett
Holden (last name Stone sabotages this….Holdin’ Stone)
Gideon
Seth
Dexter

lillian_silver_at_heart Says:

May 17th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Only sort of in order…

Mayabel
Clove
Sedona
Kaia
Brooke
Catania
Hazel
Sabine
Sierra
Isabel

Dominic
Liam
Riley
Quinn
Griffin
Alexavior
Dakota
Rhett
Soren
Ethan

RachelEmma22 Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 12:15 am

Esther
Jemima
Lacey
Harriet (to use Hattie)
Arbella
Bridgette
Eloise
Heidi
Kathryn
Bridie

Frederick
Matthew
Henrik
Theodore (to use Ted)
Joshua
Louis
Arthur
Thomas
Micah
Christopher

Tori84 Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 1:27 am

This is great!

1. Imogen
2. Beatrix
3. Astrid
4. Alice
5. Clemintine
6. Juliet
7. Isobel
8. Ava
9. Jemma
10. Arabella

1. Rhys
2. Cooper
3.Dexter
4. Sebastian
5.Adam
6. William
7. Jack
8. Frank
9. George
10. Barnaby

capturedcastle Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 1:31 am

Current top 10s

Boys:
Jaime
Charles
Gideon
Jude
Calvin
Abel
Reid
Shaun
Lowell
Morgan

Girls:
Lowell
Olive
Tallulah
Hazel
Ivy
Amity
Alice
Talitha or just Tali
Justice
Glory

Livi Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 8:45 am

So hard to pick just 10! There are a few ties in my list.

Girls:
1. Guinevere
2. Beatrix
3. Kerensa
4. Liberty/Felicity
5. Louisa
6. Anastasia
7. Araminta/Arabella
8. Saskia
9. Lorelei/Laurel
10. Bryony

Boys:
1. Lysander
2. Malachy
3. Gareth
4. Seamus
5. Gabriel
6. Alasdair
7. Zebedee
8. Ivo
9. Callum
10. Thomas

Lilou Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

1. Martha
2. Tabitha
3. Helena
4. Phoebe
5. Alice
6. Clemency
6. Jemima
7. Honor
8. Abigail
9. Matilda
10. Aurelia

1. Alistair
2. Barnaby
3. Arthur
4. Hugo
5. Rufus
6. Lawrence
7. Peter
8. Asher
9. Dashiell
10. Rowan

lesliekav Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Girls:
1-Elizabeth
2-Caroline
3-Sara
4-Pearl
5-Louisa
6-Virginia
7-Reece
8-Josephine
9-Maren
10-Willa

Boys:
1-Luke
2-Elliot
3-Russell
4-William
5-Joseph
6-Asa
7-Harrison
8-Sam
9-Charles
10-Owen

stairwaytoastar Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Girls:
1. Madeleine Grace
2. Elizabeth Clare
3. Caroline Marie
4. Camille Rosaria
5. Eve-Marie Catherine
6. Therese Bernadette
7. Audrey Elizabeth
8. Julia Rose
9. Cecilia May
10. Genevieve Anna

The last three were scraping the barrel. Boys are too hard!

Ellie532 Says:

May 18th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Boys:
1.Fletcher
2.Cedric
3.Jonas
4.Callum
5.Cyrus
6.Ross
7.Wyatt
8.Preston
9.Bennett
10.Colton

Girls
1.Hadley
2.Odette
3.Eloise
4.Julianne
5.Athena
6.Keira
7.Ramona
8.Isla
9.Mackenzie
10.Piper

My style is all over the place but I like when siblings do not have names with the same style

pixitrix Says:

May 19th, 2012 at 8:42 am

So far…

Girls:
1. Margot
2. Matilda
3. Lilah
4. Lucinda
5. Ruby
6. Gwendolyn
7. Alice
8. Violet
9. Penelope
10. Iris

Boys:
1. Theodore nn Theo
2. Calvin
3. Graham
4. Simon
5. Augustin nn Gus
6. Harvey
7. Arthur
8. Clive
9. Vaughn
10. Xavier

Mookie Says:

May 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am

1. Karina
2. Eloise “Ellie”
3. Isadora “Izzy”
4. Helena (Heh-LAYN-ah) “Leni”
5. Rosemary “Romy”
6. Mary “Molly/Maisie”
7. Petra
8. Beatrix “Bea/Betsy”
9. Florence
10. Genevieve “Evie”

1. Leo
2. John “Jack”
3. Adrian “Ari”
4. Theodore “Theo”
5. Benjamin “Ben”
6. Finn
7. Julius “Jude”
8. Oliver
9. River
10. Micah

RubyDae Says:

May 21st, 2012 at 2:26 am

1. Isadora
2. Viola
4. Adalaide
5. Scout nn Coco
6. Delaney
7. Olive

1. Charlie
2. Felix
3. Leo
4. Harry
5. Archer
6. Beck

Boy names are all over the place.

SamanthaQuinn Says:

May 21st, 2012 at 8:39 am

1. Quinn
2. Shea
3. Neeva
4. Sabrina
5. Samantha
6. Nia
7. Guinevere
8. Leia
9. Shayna
10. Lilia

1. Ethan
2. Robin
3. Kirk
4. Hunter
5. Cameron
6. Jack
7. Richard
8. John
9. Vaughn
10. Arthur
11. Quinn (if I didn’t name a girl Quinn)

June1070 Says:

May 21st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

1. Blanche (great g-ma’s name)
2. Filomena
3. Fiona
4. Bernadette (nn Bette)
5. Juniper
6. Marvel
7. Penelope (nn Poppy)
8. Viviana
9. Ottilie (nn Lottie)
10. Loretta (nn Rory)

1. Archer
2. Foster
3. Fletcher
4. Jasper
5. Leo
6. Otto
7. Gable
8. Arthur
9. Liam
10. Otis

Mishada17 Says:

May 21st, 2012 at 11:09 pm

1. Veronica Lenore
2. Gwen Susannah
3. Cordelia Bridget
4. Rosemary Adele
5. Fiona Beatrix

1. Dexter Benjamin
2. Malcolm Arthur
3. Simon Jethro
4. Garrett Harvey
5. Warren Clark

Luvmylilbean Says:

May 27th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Girls
1. Alivia
2. Aubree
3. Arabella
4. Sophie
5. Charlotte
6. Ariella
7. Elliana
8. Gabrielle
9. Ariana
10. Ella

Boys
1. Ashton
2. Emmett
3. Elias
4. Elliott
5. Mason
6. Grant
7. Gunner
8. Kameron
9. Liam
10. Easton

dlawsonsmith Says:

May 28th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Isla
Lydia
Eden
Tricia
Savannah
Milea
Nina
Noelle
Avery
Keira

Owen
Sawyer
Nakotah
Liam
Jasper
Jared
Adam
Christian
Phillip
Holden

dlawsonsmith Says:

May 28th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Isla
Lydia
Eden
Tricia
Savannah
Milea
Nina
Noelle
Avery
Keira

Owen
Sawyer
Nakotah
Liam
Jasper
Jared
Adam
Christian
Phillip
Holden

jessesgirl Says:

May 29th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

My top 10 for now!

Girls

1 Lena – after my late gma
2 Agnes – nn Aggie
3 Gray – yes I like it for a girl!
4 Mosley
5 Wren
6 Cicely or Cecily -noy sure which I like
7 Mae or May
8 Fiona
9 Etta
10 Elsie

Boys

1 Jude – my sons name
2 Oscar – my late great gpas name
3 Bowen
4 Dexter
5 Declan
6 Archer
7 Mose
8 Silas
9 Guiseppe
10 Alby

arunciblespoon Says:

May 31st, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Girls:

Beatrice/Beatrix
Hermione Alice
Matilda
Clementine
Calliope
Amelia
Phoebe
Catherine

Boys:
Edward Peregrine Thomas – with the nn Teddy or Bear
Benedict Thomas (Thomas is a relatives name)
Arthur Lennox (Lennox is a centuries old family name)
Ignatius Whit- nn Iggy
Archer – nn Archie
Caspar

Chelsz26 Says:

June 4th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Girls:
Delaney Pauline
Tessa Mary
Ellery Claire
Josephine Marie (“Josie” or “Feeney”)
Clara Mallory
Delia Rose
Molly Patricia
Eleanor Monica
Paulina Elizabeth (“Lena”)
Rowan Reese

Boys:
Colton Joseph (“CJ”)
Matthew William
Owen Thomas
Lucas Raymond
Declan George
Liam Daniel
Dexton Arthur
Henry Walter
Odin Jacob
Charles Xavier

karateleshi80 Says:

June 6th, 2012 at 6:56 am

In no particular order:

Sophira
Bethany
Harlow
Ava
Jade
Gabrielle
Anjelina
Lara
Gwen
Emily

Boys
Seth
Daniel
Henry
Nate
Tom

KittieKate Says:

June 19th, 2012 at 2:26 am

I’m French so don’t worry if you think my names are a bit weird-sounding…

Girls
1. Zelda
(After Zelda, no particular order)
Aglaë
Carmen
Clea
Clarissa
Colombine
Hannah
Moira
Norah
Sarah

Boys
1. Robin
2. Basile
3. Thibaud
4. Elliot
5. Ben
6. Raphaël
7. Esteban
8. Caleb
9. Sam
10. Ephraim

alexandrasumk1 Says:

September 26th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Camille
Chloe
Noelle
Harper
Dahlia
Stella
Clara
Mallory
Mia
Paige

Kellan
Trenton
Colton
Nolan
Christian
Riley
Seth
Hayes
Bradley
Cameron

HerMajesty Says:

November 1st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

1. Drucilla-Has been my top favoutite forever with nn Dru or Drusie
2. Yvaine-Stardust is my fav. movie/book. It is a combination if Elaine and Yvonne meaning Morning Star
3. Aurora-Its just a beautiful name
4. Rose-It is simple, georgous, and very feminine
5. Eilonwy-The sound has a mythical feel, loved the books too
6. Esmeralda-It is aplealing to me
7. Kelyn-Varient of Keren-Happuch meaning Beauty. I also adore the nn Kellie
8. Remington-I’m a tomboy from Nowhere, Ark. There has never been a time when I wasn’t going to use ut. nn Remmi
9. Gwynithe-I love its simplicity, and the nickname Gwennie
10. Ophelia-Shakespeare is the bomb digity hehe
11. Eugenia-Classy, cute, and the feminine varient of my favourite boy name, Eugene

1. Eugene-Don’t know why but I have akways loved it
2. Nicholas-I love this name, and the nn Nicky
3. Clarence-It was my first crushes/heros:) name(he was my Papas friend)
4. Nathaniel-It has always pleased me to gaze upon lol I love the spelling
5. Drew-Means Warrior and is better than my family name Andrew
6. Hector-The Iliad was always my favored mythology story, with my name being Helen and all
7. Paris-See Hector haha
8. Ashley-Gone With the Wind. Says it all
9. Phillip-I just like saying it
10. Percy-Yes, I am a Percy Jackson fan.

Sorry, I had eleven girls, couldn’t leave one out

hollyrose Says:

June 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 am

In no paticular order…

Theodora
Beatrice
Florence
Matilda
Clementine
Astrid
Juniper
Penelope
Henrietta
Kitty

Rafferty
Casper
Barnaby
Rupert
Digby
Monty
Henry
Oscar
Hugo
Lysander

littlewren Says:

November 10th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Currently they are..

Girls:
Mira
Mara
Marina
Autumn
Holly
Lola
Chandra
Elysia
Tess
Silvia
Tallulah
(sorry 11!)

Boys:
Lewis
Ross
Cole
Jude
Finnegan
Gideon
Soren
Desmond
Patton
?

In no particular order. The first 5 of each are pretty constant; the rest of the girls names fluctuate a fair amount (even in a single day!) between names on my top-30 list, and the rest of the boys names fluctuate a bit but are more constant.

hermioneameliastyles Says:

October 11th, 2016 at 4:03 pm

I’m gonna do my top 20 instead of my top 10.

Girls:
1. Aria
2. Meredith (Merrie)
3. Madeline (Maddie)
4. Lucy
5. Serena
6. Wendy
7. Spencer
8. Victoria
9. Stella
10. Violet
11. Mallory
12. Zoe
13. Felicity (Flick)
14. Waverly
15. Grace
16. Hermione
17. Estee (Essie)
18. Taylor
19. Emma
20. Savannah

Boys:
1. Ezra
2. Liam
3. Benjamin
4. Noah
5. Elijah
6. Chandler
7. Greyson
8. Luke
9. Freddie
10. Henry
11. Dylan
12. Joseph
13. James
14. Sheldon
15. Daniel (Dan)
16. Jonah
17. Jacob
18. Ashton
19. Louis (Lou-ee)
20. Wells

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