Help with my girl name list!!
I am looking for girl names that aren't exactly made up but aren't that common (hey, aren't we all?). I'd like to avoid the -ia, -a, -ana type endings although they don't automatically rule any name out because there are only a few sounds that go well with out last name. It is short, begins in N so -ille, -s and -n/-ne names are hard to pronounce or make an unflattering sound! Below are some of my faves and why I love them -- if there are any you like, please comment! Middle name ideas accepted also (:
Pros: It has a less common female name ending, which helps in avoiding –ia, -a, -ana endings.
Cons: Biblical/Myth reference – but we don’t buy into it or care. Lily nn :/
Pros: Clearly feminine, a former classic name. DH likes “Ginny” bc of harry potter and forrest gump references.
Cons: Sometimes a pet name :/ Would be problematic if we somehow have a redhead.
Pros: Latin name, means light. DD1 has a name with a latin translation also. Literary reference (virgin suicides – not exactly a happy reference, however).
Cons: A LOT more uncommon than DD1's name or the other names on the list. For me, this is also a pro though.
Pros: A French female name, not common at all. Author Namesake. NN ellie, ella.
Cons: May get confused with Eliot, loses some appeal when not seen written.
Pros: Not quite Elizabeth, not quite Isabella, but retains much of the beauty of these names.
Cons: May get confused for either of the more common names it is comprised of.
Pros: LOVE V names. This is the least common out of violet, violetta, viola etc while still meaning purple. NN Lainey.
Cons: It ends in an N sound and our last name begins with N, so there would have to be a strained pause between enunciations. BUT! For this name I’m willing to sacrifice flow :D
Pros: “Genny,” “Evie,” “Eva” NNs. Very flowy and uncommon.
Cons: Not many..
Pros: Uncommon, NN Ellie. Also, purported to mean light.
Cons: Possibly difficult to pronounce, but people butcher DD1s name and my name all the time. We're used to it.
Pros: Beautiful floral name that avoids –a, -ia etc endings.
Cons: My daughter's middle name is Rose – this is another “version”… don’t know how I feel about that.
Pros: Long, not incredibly common in the US.
Cons: It sounds almost like a male name, Manuel.
Pros: Feminine, often used in the Cajun community in previous generations (so a nod to my heritage) but not common now. LOTS of NN possibilities
Cons: A mouthful of a name!
What do you guys think of when you hear these names? Good, bad? Old lady? (: