Thoughts on name list
I'm new and not even close to having any kids, but I was just wondering what people thought about my favorite names. :) I also need some help on middle names and name suggestions would also be appreciated!
Weslynn Ivy - sounds pretty, but looks made up
Cagely Sophia - I think cagely is awful. Makes me think of cagey IE: Reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion.
Samaya Jasmine - Samaya is not my style, but sounds pretty
Emrys Willow/Liviana - not sure how I feel about emrys
Xadrian Judah - looks made up
Jamari Amedeo - dislike
Azaiah Samuel - just looks like it has YOUNEEK spelling, dislike.
I can appreciate that you are trying to find a more "different" name style, but I would refrain from made up (looking) or spelling changes. Good luck!
All of your names sound either made up or like they are for the opposite gender.
I really like your middle names!
Weslynn Ivy - pretty sound, but looks like a made up name, what about Rosalyn or Jocelyn? I like Weston for a boy.
Cagely Sophia - the 'cage' part really puts me off. Like naming your kid Jailor. What about Everly or Eisley or Cecily?
Samaya Jasmine - again, seems made up but it is a pretty sound, Samara? Samantha?
Emrys Willow/Liviana - Emrys is a boys name, it's very pretty though, probably my favorite of your list. I like Liviana. Also, Livinia, Carys, Cerys.
Xadrian Judah - looks like you plopped an X at the front of Adrian. I like Xavier and Zander and Hadrian. Judah is lovely
Jamari Amedeo - sounds made up. Jasper? Mathias? Jeremiah?
Azaiah Samuel - What about Isaiah or Ezekiel? This one isn't terrible, but it looks misspelled even if it's not
They all sound made up to me.
Thank you all for taking the time to respond. :)
I have been rethinking Cagely, I kinda have a connection to it because I made it up and loved it a couple years ago, but I think I might be growing out of it now.
I know Emrys is a boy name, and I love Carys, but I also really like the nn remmie and as Emrys isn't in the top 1000 for either gender, I thought it might work. I also really like Isaiah, but I have a name that has been in the top 20 since before I was born and while it wasn't horrible, it's not something I would chose for my future children
I guess I don't really see what's wrong with made up names. I'm assuming a lack of a meaning has something to do with it, but what's better, telling Kennedy that her name means misshapen head, or telling Sosha that her mommy and daddy absolutely loved her name?
Anyway thank you for your time and insight. :)
I guess you're right that since it's so uncommon it could work for either gender. Like I said, it's my favorite from your list and it is very pretty.
Originally Posted by wednesday135
lol, good example! It's really not the lack of meaning that bothers me, but the constantly correcting people about the spelling and pronunciation of your name. Also, "made up" names have a sort of low-brow feel in a lot of areas. If that doesn't bother you then stick to your guns and love what you love :)
Originally Posted by wednesday135
Weslynn Ivy - Sounds really nice actually but not keen, Ivy is lovely
Cagely Sophia - Cagely is.. interesting. Sophia is again, lovely!
Samaya Jasmine - Samaya is NMS but its my favourite of the list! Jasmine is pretty too
Emrys Willow/Liviana - The only Emrys' that I've met have been boys, but I can see it working on a girl, Willow and Liviana are cute
Xadrian Judah - Looks weird but actually sounds cool, and Judah is so cool!
Jamari Amedeo - NMS
Azaiah Samuel - The spelling looks weird and too much but it sounds good.
Ok, here is my updated list:
Weslynn Ivy - I'm going to stick with this one, as I really love it.
Samaya Jasmine - Again, I love it, but should I use June instead in the mn spot?
Emrys Liviana - I think this combo works better than willow
Xadrian Judah - I'm going to keep because I love the sound
Jamari Samuel - does the more classic middle work better?
Isaiah ??? - yeah, you guys convinced me. :) I don't want him to go through life introducing himself as "Azaiah, like Isaiah, but with an a-z instead of I-s" :D Are there any more unusual middles that would flow well with this? I was considering Isaiah Amedeo, but I felt like that was too many vowels.
Yes, I dropped Cagely. Everyone I mentioned it to brought up the word cagey like some one said... Oh well, it was a childhood obsession. :)
I'm really grateful to every one who commented. :D You have been very helpful.
Weslynn Ivy - Weslynn is interesting but combined with Ivy it looks a bit Teen mom (which is totally cool since you're in HS). It's the repetition of y's for me. How about Weslin Ivy?
Samaya Jasmine - I think Samaya June has a stronger ring. However, Jasmine is really nms so I might be biased.
Emrys Liviana - Actually really liked Emrys Willow and would have suggested Emrys Willa as an alternative. (I prefer both over Emrys Liviana)
Xadrian Judah - I still think Xadrian looks made up and I find is a little awkward to say. One of the best things about the nam Adrian is it's softer distinguished sound. The X just kills that. I'd LOVE Judah Adrian as an alternative.
Jamari Samuel - Jamari is nms. I don't think switching from Amedeo (I'd have preferred Amadeo) to Samuel makes it better. Why not just stick to Jamar or Jamal?
Isaiah ??? - is my favorite name off of your list. (Besides Emrys) I think Emrys Isaiah would be very handsome on a guy. Otherwise Isaiah Quinn might be nice.