What’s Your Latest Name Crush?

Today’s Question of the Week:

Is there a name that you have recently fallen in love with?

Is it a name that was new to you or one that has grown on you gradually?

Where did you hear it?  In a book, movie or TV?  In the real world?  On Nameberry?

What in particular do you love about it?

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Johanna Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 8:04 am

There are so many but my major ones are Jasper and Bernadette. I would love to use Jasper but probably not Bernadette because it doesn’t match stylistic with Max and Beth. Very nice though.

KAshley Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 8:57 am

I absolutely love Shiloh, previously I thought Sasha was so cute (both for girls), but then I heard Shiloh and I just love it, similar sound yet something so special about it. I don’t think I could really do it with the Angelina & Brad association. It also doesn’t go well with my top two realistic choices Cecilia & Lucas.

trishaacecilia Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am

I recently was shopping and I heard a mother yelling at her little girl, “Scarlett Rose”. Even through the yelling I thought the name was beautiful! My other name crush is Jasper – I love it, even though it feels a little Twilight-y for me. Neither of those names fit with my typical naming style, but I adore them anyway.

Lola Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:35 am

Apolline! Suggested on the board for a sister for Josephine. I love the sound (well, Apollo’s been on my boys lists for years!) and the potential for Polly thrills me. I don’t know yet if I’ll actually use it (Winifred or Jemima are far more likely) but *swoon* Apolline!

Bri (like the cheese) Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:54 am

Edgar has been on my mind recently. I can’t get over it!

Tracy Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:57 am

After re-reading “A Sand County Almanac,” by Aldo Leopold (father of the modern conservation movement), I am really thinking seriously about naming one of our two boys Leopold. I love the elegance of the name, the connection to one of my lifelong heroes and the bold, strong nickname Leo. I hope my husband agrees!

mcurry717 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:58 am

Elodie! I actually discovered the name driving by a street with the same name! I love how it rolls off the tongue and love the nn El without using one of the more mainstream routes to get there. I’m not sure if my husband will be on board since he tends to prefer traditional names and the fact that our last name ends in “y” so that could sound a little sing-songy. Still it’s so pretty and feminine!

Lindsay Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Cadence. I typically like more traditional and classic names, but this one keeps pulling me back.

Charlotte. Other favorite name for a girl, but I fear it’s going to jump rapidly in popularity in the next few years.

Eleanor. My grandmothers name which I always felt was so old fashioned, but with granny names coming back it almost seems fresh and fun to me now. I would actually consider using it for a daughter (nn Ellie).

Brooke Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am

For girls: Cypress, Amrit, Rooney, Calypso, Genesee, Florimel, Louve, Loveday, Fia, Nova, Trilby, and Vittoria

For boys: Garrity, Salinger, Abraxas, Fenway, Braddock, Link, Yorick, and Walsh

Candice Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:21 am

Lately I’ve been loving 2 names- Harper for a girl and Callum for a boy. Already have a little guy named Grayson so need to find something that’s original but not too off the wall.

Jenna H Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:23 am

Leo. He’s literary (Tolstoy), historical (Pope Leo the Great), and heroic (Leo the Great convinced Atilla the Hun not to invade Italy). He’s an old name that sounds fresh and spunky (the O ending), a nickname for Leopold, but can very much stand on its own. And for 3 little letters packs quite a punch. Leo also pairs well with Jude in my opinion, the name my partner and I have already shook on for our first born boy (another literary ancient nickname name (a diminuative of Judah) which can also very much stand on its own.

Seriously, what is there not to love about Leo?

purpleprose78 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:33 am

Cecilia, Josiah, and Adeline are near the top of my list these days. I also am loving the name Liberty, but only because I think it really suits this character that I’m creating in my head.

Marcia Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:53 am

I love love LOVE the names Arlo and August (nn Auggie). I can’t convince my husband of either, unfortunately.

dublin Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:13 am

Alice! My husband and I decided long ago that if we ever have a girl she will be named Fiona, but recently I’ve been really crushing on Alice. I told him I felt like I was cheating on the name Fiona and he agreed that I was:-)
Emrys is my current boy name crush. It makes me swoon, but I am waiting for the right moment to present this one to the husband…

nelly Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:18 am

Josephine, but I can’t use it because it rhymes with my last name. Can Josie be short for anything else?

Amanda Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:21 am

Pomeline! From the moment I first heard it, there was something that seemed to latch on to me, and I keep coming back to it again and again. Potential n.n. Poppy is too cute for words!
Other name crushes for girls are: Leocadia, Beatrix, Astoria, and for boys are: Peregrine, Everest, Hector, Constantine, Hawthorne and Arlo.

Great topic! 🙂

JossieChris Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:22 am

Sessiley and Maysilee

Jenny Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:58 am

Edith. I’ve been watching ‘Downton Abbey’. To be fair, all names sound better following ‘Lady’

Sheila Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Jenny-

I completely agree! Ever since watching Downton Abbey, I have been seriously crushing on Edith.

Claire Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Josephine. I never used to understand the appeal of this name, since it’s just a feminine form of Joseph. Recently I realized that it has an old-fashioned beauty all its own. I always think of the Empress Josephine, and the Joni Mitchell song “The Gallery:”

“Somewhere in a magazine/I read a page about you/I see that now it’s Josephine/Who cannot live without you.”

Lisa Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Louisa and Sylvie on the girl side. Soren on the boy side.

They grew on me suddenly, but have stuck around for a year or so. Heard them combing through name books.

Louisa has history (L. May Alcott) & cute nickname (Lou or Lulu), honors several family members, and sounds good on a kid or adult. Sylvie is sweet, has the v-sound I have been into (like everyone else these days apparently), it’s a nod to my French background and is uncommon but has a sound similar to some more popular names (Evie and Sophie). Soren has history and philosophy (Kirkegaard) and a solid sound; not highly used but easy to spell and pronounce.

kyemsma Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Louisa and Ruby for girls, and Elliot and Levi for boys!

Gina Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

A woman I looked up to as a child had a girl named Aurora. My first reaction to the name was, “It’s too Disney princess. It sounds like a stage name for a porn star.” Slowly but surely though, I began to warm up to it and it’s now one of my favorite names. I’m sure my admiration for this woman helped me grow to love the name, but I’m not a fan of the name she gave her second daughter (a surname that’s currently very trendy and is regarded as a “celebrity” baby name).

Auntie_A Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Emrys is a recent love of mine…but I still love Rhys more, so I’ll probably never use Emrys. I also recently like Ezra, Israel, and Vincent.
For girls Matilda nn. Tilly, Magnolia, and Tessa.

jpruitt76 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

A fairly new one for me – Sybil. I had a great aunt with this name who was a lovely person but I never considered the name until I ran across the nn Sybi. Unfortunately, my husband wouldn’t consider it for our third child (who ended up being a boy anyway).

epertis Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Luthien (nn Lulu), Tessa for girls
Lazslo, Oszcar for boys

Carolyn Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Nelly-I would use Josie as a nn for Joanna or Johanna. Or Josette.

My name crush was and is Clare. I have yet to meet a Clare in real life or in literature that I haven’t loved.

Morgan Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rowan Issac for a boy & Ellyott LeighAnne for a girl.

Meg Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Boys: Alistair, Everett, Arlo, Leo, George, Lawrence, Harvey

Girls: Claire (my fave for years & years), Anna, Cosette

Other Carolyn Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Today, all of a sudden, it’s Neville. I’ve known the name since I read it in harry potter as a child, but it never really stood out to me before (even though neville has always been one of my favourite characters). Then it just did — it’s unusual but not unheard of, it sounds just a little quaintly British, and as far as namesakes go it turns out Neville Longbottom is a pretty good one!

For girls, today it is Fenella. I’m using it on a character though, so it’s probably off limits on a child. I think it springs from the sudden realization that Fenchurch (h2g2) is kind of a cool name for a character, though totally ridiculous on a human.

Samantha Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

For girls I am currently crushing on Daisy, Persephone, Lydia and Lucia.

For boys it has to be Oliver as my recent crush name, though my top favourites remain in tact.

Leigh Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I’m mad crushing on Clover, Ophelia and Pemberley for girls, and both Rowan/Rohan and Locke for boys. My ever-present-more-than-a-crush-forever-will-be-in-love-with names, though, are Cole for a boy, with the girls being Emmanuelle and Evangelina. All names that have been vehemently vetoed by my husband, of course. Sigh.

gem26 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Colette- I don’t usually like the -ette names and it has never been on my list before but I really, really like it at this moment.

Custard Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I used to dislike the name Theodore but recently I’ve grown very fond of it. I used to prefer ‘Theo’ but I think Theodore is a great name that can either be shortened to Theo, Ted, Teddy or left. It sounds quite regal I think.

I also have a fondness at the moment for O names…. Odessa, Odette, Ophelia, Octavia etc. Names that are different but not crazy. I think Octavia is my favourite, pronounced Oct-ahh-vee-ya, not Oct-ay-vee-ah but in the UK there is a car called the Skoda Octavia, so I can’t help thinking of the car association.

Cosima recently as well has caught my eye…. I think Sofia Coppola and Claudia Schiffer have both recently had Cosimas.

I’ll probably never use Octavia, but I’m thinking Theodore and Cosima are contenders!

Whitney Gigandet Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

My biggest name crushes are also some of my most guilty pleasures! They are quite the eclectic pair: I love Loki for a boy and Eglantine for a girl.

Carly Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Maren just struck me like a bolt of lightening the other day. I can’t stop thinking about it!

Estelle is also becoming a name crush for me. It means star in French I think? Anyway, I love it!

Macy Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Sage, Kenley and Shaya for a boy.

Odessa, Ophelia and Odette for a girl. Yes I’ve got the “O” thing going on lately hehe.

Macy Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Auntie_A, I’ve also been obsessing over Emrys for a boy, so cute!

Also forgot to mention Shiloh for a boy! Amazing name on a little guy

jellyfish22 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

My recent faves are Bernadette for a girl (I heard the Four Tops song a bit ago and I’ve been crushing on the name ever since) and Urban and Blaise for boys (read an article about European religious figures). Not sure that I would ever use any of them, but I smile whenever I think about them.

Erin Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Wilhelmina. I always thought it sounded so clunky but lately the beauty of it is just overwhelming. It just popped into my head out of nowhere sitting in class one day and now I can’t stop thinking about it!

Anastasia Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Girls: Iris, Alice, & Lydia
Boys: Rowan & Henry

Christine Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

York for a boy – reminds me of Old English but kind of like a modern version of Jack.

Luella for a girl with Lulu as a nn, ofcourse. Not getting great feedback on either one though:(

CountryLizB Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Reginald. That’s the newest name that I have come to like. I looking for first name that started with an r and was 3 syllables long to pair with the middles name of Charles and to go with Clayton Robert in a twin set.

Helen Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

i’m into “p’s” at the moment and like pilar and porter.

Liz Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Other Carolyn- Believe it or not, I went to high school with a girl named Neville. She was really popular and everyone knew exactly who you were refering to if you said her name. Very interesting choice.

I’ve been considering Aurelia lately. It’s gorgeous.

Jessica Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Stella, Isla and Danneel for girls.
Flynn/Finn for a boy.

reedster Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Girls: Karolina (Care-oh-Lee-na, not like the state),Lena (by itself or nn for Karolina), Cecelia, Juliana, Genevieve

Boys: Graylon/Greylon (an updated version of my dad, Gaylon that my cousin stole! with a great nn Gray!), Reed, Booker (which my bf named his dog..so it can’t be used! maybe I love it because of how much I love the dog!)

Londinium Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I have been in that kind of head over heals, whimsacally nauseous kind of love with Campbell since I heard a woman call out for her brunet little boy.

Amber Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Henrietta!

I saw this name and just knew it would be the name of my little girl.

steponme Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

My number one name crush is Miles. I grew up traveling the world with my travel agent parents and I just love the symbolism there. It’s also jazzy, historical and literary. And for a nickname? Milo! How could Milo not be a fun, spunky kid? And the husband “doesn’t hate it”…so maybe we’ll get to use it?

And for a girl: Beatrix! I could never use it because my last name begins with a K and it just doesn’t flow…but what a charming, fun, beautiful name.

Ami Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I really like the name Okello right now.

babynamesrule Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I have fallen in love with the names Chase, Damian and Logan for boys…Chase and Damian just sort of hit me, Logan was gradual…all from meeting little boys at work whom I just adore.

I also love Cosima! I think it’s adorable but I was told by my fiancé that it sounds too much like Kosovo.

Leila Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Zeno, Severin, Blaise, and Hugo for boys, Freya, Elspeth, Petra, and Amelia for girls.

Madi Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Elodie – I saw it on nameberry and just became obsessed with it. Also, Story. I don’t know why, either.

Ella Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

For the past few weeks I’ve been obsessed with the names Luna, Selma, Evelyn , Roselyn , and Tatum for girls and Oliver , Leo , Lincoln , William , and Ky or Kai (not sure yet) for boys.

Natalie Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Juliana- gorgeous, and honors my mum (Julie Anne) Variants: Julie, Julia, Juliet

Elliot Ford- I love these names together. 🙂

lnxn09 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Coralie! I think it’s amazing!

And I have fell in love with an old family name. Ursula! But only as a middle name. I really want to use it. Maybe Coralie Ursula….

ibby Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I’m in the Downtown Abbey boat! Mary, Edith and Sybil! Also Anna and Daisy. very cute names. And Lady Cora- that’s my favorite.

Jean Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Nadine and Selma – Two old lady names that recently became very cute girl names to me

H8myname Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Babynamesrule~ how about Cosette instead of Cosima?

SuzyBella Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Cecelia- The Patron Saint of music and the 70s song 🙂 I think it’s coming back.

Genevieve- I used to dislike it, and knew a few girls with this name growing up that went by Ginny. I am not fond of the Ginny nn, but love the Genny nn. Or Eve/Evie nn. I also love the Frenchiness of this name.

H8myname Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Mcurry717~ maybe you could use Eloise instead. It has a simiar feel and sound to me.

Nelly~ what about…
Josalind
Josanna
Josepa
Josetta
Joseva
Joska

daisy451 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Anthony and Ariadne. I just started liking Ariadne recently. I thought it was too mythological to work on a real person, but I changed my mind after seeing inception.
Anthony I’ve always liked, but I’m reading a book and just remembering how much I love it!

leah_9 Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I abolutely love Saskia. Its feminine without being frilly, uncommon without being strange, and goes perfectly with Andreas. Andreas and Saskia are names I could use tomorrow if need be.

Bella (spotlightstarlit) Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Girls: Cicely, Honor and Kitty for a nn

Boys: Gabriel and Ambrose

stephanie_elizabeth Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Irene, Flora and Evelyn for girls
Thaddeus, Tobias and Ossian for boys

Kisha Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 12:07 am

Zae and Zy are my name crushes-shortened versions of Xavier and Zydeco.

Sara A. Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 12:14 am

Antonia, Lena, Cynthia, and Lydia from My Antonia, Wives and Daughters, and Pride and Prejudice, respectively, have been swirling in my head.

My enduring loves are Edith, Hazel, and Abraham.

kateinindia Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 1:14 am

I love love love the name Hank but my husband’s last name begins with a hard c sound so I don’t know if we can use it. Thoughts?

jrudolf Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 1:29 am

Serena, Ruby, and Veronica for girls– sassy, fun, but not off-the-wall 🙂

kiwi Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Love reading everybody’s latest crushes! Lately I have been loveing Anais. She is so fun and sophisticated. I also really love Cecily, Fiona, and Gwendolen (those aren’t crushes though, I am completely in love with each one).

lindseyjordan Says:

April 7th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I also am in the Downton Abbey camp, Edith has stuck with me.

I am LOVING Esther and Agnes after watching Meet me in St. Louis the other night. Can’t stop thinking about them.

And Louisa is the other I have been mulling for a few weeks now.

For boys, Harvey and Lionel are my all time name crushes.

My little Georgia may have to deal with having about 10 brothers/sisters so I can use all of them!

Great topic!

kendall Says:

April 9th, 2011 at 11:41 am

Abra – I just finished reading East Of Eden.

Lucky*Clover Says:

April 9th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thomasina with the nickname of Tamsin is the name I have loved for a long time but would never be brave enough to use. I love that Thomasina is strong, feminine and quirky. The fact that I’ve never met a Thomasina or Tamsin adds extra mystery to it for me. Ephraim is my new boy name crush, I love Bible names and this one isn’t overused yet. I would be hesitant to name my son Ephraim though because it’s hard for people to pronounce sometimes.

Nicole Says:

April 9th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Old School L names for girls.. Lucille, Louisette/ Louisa, Louisa may alcott is a fave author and i love the ette varient.. Loucille has the same old school L flare

Southern Flowers for girls .. Azalea, Magnolia, I am living in the south transplanted from california, and love love love the spring blooms

And Fun guy .. Gus, im gonna be honest and say that I love Gus Gus from Cinderella and think it would be a fantastic boy name

Julie Says:

April 10th, 2011 at 2:47 am

Marjolaine, Dagney and Agate for a girl.
Aster and Alder for boys.

I guess I’m on a nature kick right now.

Kaila Says:

April 10th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I’m crazy about Wendell right now. I’m not sure where I got it but it’s so cute for a little boy with the nn Windy or Wen.

Bonnie Says:

April 10th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I am long past the name picking stage but always loved it when I did need to. I have three beautiful grandchildren now and the latest one, my daughter’s baby, has a name I had never heard before. When my daughter first mentioned it I could not get used to it and just kept saying it over and over and shaking my head. There is nothing really wrong with the name but I guess I just thought it was too short or something. The name is Brynn and after saying it over and over I ended up not just liking it but loving it. As a matter of fact some of the people in my family refer to her as Brynnie or Brynnie Brynn Brynn to be cute and while I find myself doing it once in a while myself, I now much prefer just Brynn LOL! She has the sweetest disposition and the name fits her like a glove and I couldn’t picture her with any other name. She is 13 months old now and such a joy.

I don’t know why I posted here but saw the site and began to read and got taken in by it.

Hope you all have happy, beautiful babies like my Brynn

Meryl Says:

April 11th, 2011 at 12:23 am

Girls: Delphine, Ophelie, Delilah, Marcheline, Zephirine (only brave enough to use it as a middle name but I love it), Saffia, Zadie, Zella, Nova, Alouette, Lilla, Willa, Sylvie, Blythe.

Boys: Sylvan/Silvan, Aurelio, Odin, Olin/Olynn, Cassian, Colton, Stellan, Sulivan, Auster, Cove, Tobin, Pax, Franklin, Esben, Balthazar, Casimir, Rohan, Harlan, Zephyr.

Ahh, so many names, so little time.

We already have a Mila Arden (Mila pronounced Meela) so would need a name to go with that. Currently thinking of these combinations:

– Delilah Blythe
– Sylvie Zephirine

– Zephyr Buckley (after Jeff Buckley the musician: when I first met my partner I had to go overseas for 5 months only a month into our relationship – he gave me a CD of Jeff Buckley music to remember him by).
– Rohan Cove
– Silvan Frank

Anissa Says:

April 11th, 2011 at 11:15 am

Boys names I love but am not settled on…due in early July.
Charles Willoughby
Myles Sawyer

For Girls I like Nolia and Katherine Atalaya

Courtney Says:

April 11th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I’ve always liked the names Greyson and Elijah for boys, and lately I’ve been crushing on the name Aiden.
For girls, I like the names Rory, Addison and Jade.

Linsey Says:

April 14th, 2011 at 2:28 am

Girls- Everly or Ever
Boys-Adler and Abner

Olivia Says:

April 15th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

For boys I’ve been loving Leopold and Sebastian. Leopold was at one point, a very least favourite but it’s been growing and growing on me and now I’m pretty much in love with it. Sebastian has always been a name I was aware of, but never really thought much about until I started coming on name berry. It’s everywhere!

For girls there are quite a lot. I was thinking of a few combos the other day, and one that I really loved was ‘Delilah Violet’. I genuinely smiled at myself when I thought of it. Another one I really adore is ‘Margo Evangeline’. I’ve also been thinking a lot about Raphaela, which I just love, as well as Ramona and Rosa. I think I’ve caught some sort of R name syndrome! I like ‘Marcella Ruby’ too.

Hazel Says:

April 16th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Er…I never thought I would say this, but my new fav name is….Mortimer. I used to HATE it, but I some how fell in Lurv with it. My perspective was changed when I met the sweetest little boy named-you guessed it-Mortimer.

Nora Says:

April 27th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Delilah, Viola, Sonata, Hazel, Alice and Stella for girls, and Isaiah and Patrick for boys. My tastes are sort of eclectic, I like lots of names from Shakespearean to modern to old lady names, but that’s me.

rumparooz diaper Says:

July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 am

Rosy, Lia are some name which i like. But till now i did not find any name to fall in love with that name…

elizabeth Says:

August 3rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I have no idea why, but Rowling with the nickname Ro for a little girl. I am a Harry Potter fan (obviously) and i think it’s a little silly but for some reason I really like it!

hollylane Says:

September 27th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I’m in love with Azalea, Juniper and Halsey right now.

OddCreature Says:

November 14th, 2011 at 12:03 am

Since discovering Nameberry I’ve taken a liking to Aurora. I love the idea of using Rory as a nickname. And I love that it’s a Foo Fighters song. My first daughter was named after a song too 🙂

arunciblespoon Says:

April 10th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Beatrice, Hermione, Amelia, Alice and Sybil for a girl and Arthur (after the legend King Arthur), Dante, Edward (nn Teddy and Bear) and Archie for a boy. I also saw Juniper, Elowen, Thisbe and Cato on here and they’re growing on me, not names i’d usually consider as I lean to the classic.

arunciblespoon Says:

April 10th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Beatrice because it’s classic, feminine but not frilly and it has great literary connections. I also have good memories of Beatrix Potter books, but slightly prefer the classic spelling.

Hermione I had heard of from Shakespeare and was so dissapointed when it became famous and almost unusable, I love the name, but not sure whether it would lead to teasing.

I absolutely love the magic of the legends of Arthur and his knights, which is what made me look with fresh eyes at what I had previously thought of as ‘old man in cardigan’.

I like the flexibility of Edward as a name, classic in its full form with the possibility of becoming the sweet Teddy or the cool Bear as he grows.

asm34 Says:

April 14th, 2012 at 11:06 am

My current name crush is Nash, I absolutely love it. It is unique without being off the wall weird. It fits my naming style perfectly. To me Nash is a strong man that is kind and honest. I really want to name our future son Nash for all the above reasons…however my husband hates it:(

kitchi1 Says:

August 8th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Knox. I fell in love with the name Knox lately after finding it on the internet and would name a baby boy Knox anyday.

kitchi1 Says:

August 8th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Just today I kind of boosted my likeness on the name Jess after seeing someone on YouTube named Jess. I still hate the name Jessie and Jessica, but Jess just might make it to a name I REALLY like!

fcooper Says:

November 21st, 2012 at 9:42 am

Definately Francine. Having a more plain name, Fay….I’ve always loved the name Francine.

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