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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Name List~Unabriged

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    New York, NY
    Adira - Not loving this. It's just not interesting or exciting to me.
    Albany - Absolutely not!
    Amabel - Hm..interesting. I think I prefer Annabel, and people would always think she said Annabel, so that could be burdensome for the child. I don't dislike the name, though.
    Amoret - No, too made up sounding. And hard to know the right pronunciation.
    Anais - I've never been a fan of this name. I think of anus
    Anouk - I like it.
    Ariadne - I do like it, but I'm not sure that I can envision a little girl with this name.
    Aurelia - Nah, don't really like the sound of it. Sounds awkward to me.
    Bronwen - Like it..definitely prefer this spelling.
    Caia - Eh, just seems insubstantial to me.
    Celeste - I picture a woman in her sixties.
    Ceridwen - I think its' ugly-sounding.
    Circe - Would be too hard for people to pronounce and spell.
    Cornelia - Nice, prefer Cordelia.
    Elaine - No, an 80s mom name .
    Elspeth - I don't think it has a pleasant sound. Sounds like a Puritan name.
    Fleur - Too fluffy.
    Florence - Bad personal association
    Ginevra - Don't really like it.
    Henrietta - Not into it..prefer Hattie as a full name.

    Honor – Really dislike “virtue” names.
    Ione – I really like it.
    IsoldeLove it, but worry the average person would have no clue how to pronounce it.
    Katharine – I prefer Catherine, I think it’s a prettier spelling.
    Elizabeth nn Lilibet –Cute nickname! Elizabeth is nice; I prefer Elisabeth.
    Leonie – Cute. Maybe Leona, nn Leonie?
    Lux – Seems so trendy.
    Mireille – I don’t like it so much.
    Saskia – It’s okay.
    Vera – I can’t picture a child with this name – only an old lady.
    Veronica – Never liked it.

    Asa – It’s okay…don’t love it.
    BalthazarWay too much.
    Barnaby – I’ve been really into this name lately!
    Breccan – Sounds sooooo trendy. Ugly sound.
    Calix – I’m kind of loving it!
    Crispin – I like it.
    Fielding – Maybe a nice middle name.
    Griffith – Too surname-y to me.
    Isidore - I worry people would have no idea that this is a boy’s name and they would think it’s girl. I think it might be too old man-ish.
    Lachlan – Pretty trendy, I feel. Don’t love it.
    LeoLove it! But getting pretty popular.
    Lorcan – Strongly dislike. Doesn’t sound nice.
    Lysander - I like it, but think it may work better as a middle name.
    Malachy – Nothing wrong with it, I’ve just never been into it.
    Morrison – Last name.
    Moss - No.
    North – Middle name?
    Oberon – Nice in theory..too much, especially for little boy. Obie is kinda cute though 
    Orpheus – Waaaay too much.
    Orson – It’s okay.
    Park – No.
    Percival – Maybe? I hate Percy, though.
    Placido – Too much.
    Prescott- Last name.
    Redmond – Too surname-y.
    Romulus – Not sure if this would work in this day and age.
    Stellan – I don’t love it, but it’s fine. This was my next door neighbor’s son’s name.
    Thornton – Really don’t like.
    Vaughn – I’ve hated this forever.
    Zebulon – Woa…no.

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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Names for the lovely lady:
    Adira - Hmm, not bad but I'm not 100% sure on the pronunciation. My instinct is uh-deer-uh but uh-dye-ruh also came to mind.
    Albany - Don't like it. To me that's a city name.
    Amabel - It's ok, NMS.
    Amoret - Another that I'm not 100% sure how to pronounce.
    Anais - Not really a fan.
    Anouk - Don't like it.
    Ariadne - I like this. It's different but not too out there for me. Could use nns Ari or Addie maybe.
    Aurelia - Don't like it.
    Bronwen - It's ok.
    Caia - I like it, but I prefer the Kaia spelling.
    Celeste - NMS but it's nice.
    Ceridwen - This sounds awkward to me if that makes sense.
    Circe - Don't like.
    Cornelia - It's ok. Prefer the similar Cordelia.
    Elaine - Not bad.
    Elspeth - Don't like it.
    Fleur - NMS.
    Florence - Don't like "flo" at all. Potential teasing.
    Ginevra - NMS, it's ok.
    Henrietta - Kinda like it.
    Honor - Not the biggest fan of most virtue names.
    Ione - I like it, but not enough to ever use it.
    Isolde - Like.
    Katharine - Like, prefer the Katherine spelling though.
    Elizabeth nn Lilibet - Like Elizabeth, but not the nn.
    Leonie - NMS.
    Lux - Really don't like. To be overly honest, it sounds trashy to me.
    Mireille - Don't like.
    Saskia - Not bad. Nice but NMS.
    Vera - It's ok.
    Veronica - Like.

    And for the dashing gentleman:
    Asa - NMS.
    Balthazar - Don't like. Reminds me of Charmed.
    Barnaby - Don't like.
    Breccan - NMS at all. Prefer the similar Brennan.
    Calix -Don't like at all.
    Crispin - At first I saw Crispix like the cereal. Don't like.
    Fielding - To me this is more of a word.
    Griffith - NMS.
    Isidore - NMS.
    Lachlan - Not bad.
    Leo - Like, but I prefer this as a nn for something like Leopold.
    Lorcan - Don't like.
    Lysander - It's ok.
    Malachy - Prefer Malachi. Is it supposed to be the same name? I'd pronounce them differently personally (I'd say Malachy as mal-ih-key vs. mal-ih-kai).
    Morrison - NMS.
    Moss - Don't like at all, but we also used to have Randy Moss on our football team so... lol.
    North - Don't like most word names.
    Oberon - NMS.
    Orpheus - NMS.
    Orson - It's ok. Reminds me of the guy from Desperate Housewives.
    Park - Don't like, but I could get behind Parker. Still NMS but I like it more.
    Percival - Not bad. I like the nn Percy.
    Placido - Too close to placebo for me.
    Prescott - It's ok.
    Redmond - NMS.
    Romulus - Don't like.
    Stellan - Don't like.
    Thornton - NMS.
    Vaughn - It's ok.
    Zebulon - Don't like.

    Sorry if it seems like I'm tearing your names apart, we just have really different styles!
    Top 10 girl's names: Serena * Audrey * Sienna * Bridget * Lucy * Hazel * Cordelia * Josephine * Claire * Alice
    Top 10 boy's names: Elliott * Callum * Theodore * Emmett * Nolan * Ian * Blake * Brennan * Adrian * Everett

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Adira: My brain just hears "a deer, huh?"
    Albany: There are better place names, this one feels very masculine to me. Albert, Albus.
    Amabel: Similar to Adira, Amabel always sounds like "a Mabel," in which case Mabel would be preferable.
    Amoret: I love "et" and "ret" endings, though the "amor" prefix feels a little cheesy.
    Anais: LOVE Anais, though I prefer Anaïs.
    Anouk: I really like Anouk, as well as Annika which has a similar feel to me.
    Ariadne: Ariadne is so interesting, quirky and elegant at the same time. Very glad it didn't take off after Inception.
    Aurelia: Love. Also like Aurelie a lot.
    Bronwen: Adore Bronwen. It's a bit tomboyish, which is to my taste but not everyone's. I've known only one and she was the sweetest woman.
    Caia: I like it a lot, but would prefer as a nickname. I knew a Kaya in high school.
    Celeste: It may just be personal association, but I dislike Celeste... I picture someone whose sloppiness doesn't measure up to the elegance of the name.
    Ceridwen: Clunky.
    Circe: I should like this name, but never have. It sounds too much like Percy. I do like Cersei, but as far as I can tell it is made up, depending on your definition of "made up" (used in Game of Thrones).
    Cornelia: prefer Cordelia, but both rub me a bit the wrong way.
    Elaine: Feels dated, likely because of the Seinfeld association. I like Eleni and Elena.
    Elspeth: Love <3
    Fleur: Both Fleur and Flora rub me the wrong way, in a similar way. Simultaneously frilly and abrupt.
    Florence: Nightingale. It's a personal dislike, I think, a very subjective one. Not a fan.
    Ginevra: I love this. Familiar, easy to pronounce, but evokes ancient and far-away imagery. Nev would be a great nickname.
    Henrietta: While it's too frilly for my own usage, I actually still LOVE Henrietta, as well as Henriette and the nickname Etta. Slightly prefer Harriet.
    Honor: To me, this has always seemed to much for a person to carry. Similar to Hero in my mind.
    Ione: Love, as well as the nn Io.
    Isolde: Love love love love love love love love. Can I suggest Ginevra Isolde?
    Katharine: Hard to fault a classic! Though I personally prefer the Catherine spelling.
    Elizabeth nn Lilibet: adore Lilibet
    Leonie: I love Leonie! So underused.
    Lux: I just can't appreciate this one. It's just about as literal "luxury name" as you can get.
    Mireille: I think this is a fantastic name. Mireille Enos is my only association. Likely difficult to pronounce for most, though... excellent modernization/alternative to Michelle and Melissa.
    Saskia: Spunky and cute to the max... perhaps a bit too far even for me :P most of what I hear is "sass."
    Vera: I've been trying with Vera, but I think it will remain old lady for me.
    Veronica: Yes and no. I'm so split on this one. I prefer other V names.


    Asa: I liked Asa for awhile, then I saw someone point out "ass-uh" and I couldn't see/hear anything else.
    Balthazar: Too much.
    Barnaby: Simultaneously haughty and dorky.
    Breccan: I've only seen Breckin before, and I prefer your spelling.
    Calix: Sounds very near-future scifi.
    Crispin: All I hear is the "crisp" part, and it just doesn't appeal. Caspian?
    Fielding: To me, this is one that should stay in surname land.
    Griffith: Prefer Griffin, Griffith is too surnamey to me.
    Isidore: I'm split on this one, it feels feminine because of the popularity of Isa- names. Shame, as it has that elusive soft-yet-strong quality.
    Lachlan: too surnamey, but I would appreciate meeting one.
    Leo: Popular classic, hard to go wrong
    Lorcan: Feels like a fantasy novel antagonist.
    Lysander: Adore. Especially like the nickname Ly (despite the soundalike "lye").
    Malachy: Prefer Malachi myself, but that's a personal preference. The -i ending feels slightly more feminine.
    Morrison: too surnamey.
    Moss: better as a middle, but otherwise I like the idea.
    North: I'm having trouble forming an opinion!
    Orpheus: Morpheus. Skip.
    Orson: Too old-man.
    Park: Parker. I can see Park.
    Percival: Really, really dislike Percival. It's been used for far too long as a character name for slimy little (literally, short) jerky boy-men.
    Placido: too much name!
    Prescott: My first association was Prescott Pharmaceuticals (anyone? anyone?). I can see it, but has an air of haughty-upper-crust old-money, a la Preston. A city in Arizona.
    Redmond: I have family in Seattle, so all I can think of is the city (and then Microsoft...)
    Romulus: Toooooo much. I can se justifying it if it has personal meaning, but the nickname Rom would be a necessity. And better hope he's not a Star Trek fan.
    Stellan: Like it a lot, much better than Stella on a woman.
    Thornton: I can see it.
    Vaughn: Like Vaughn as well as Vaughan.
    Zebulon: Clunky, has religious overtones.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    Here's my favorites:

    Names for the lovely lady:

    Ariadne -- when pronounced the proper Greek way - air-ee-ad-nee
    Caia -- lovely sound
    Ceridwen -- beautiful and love the mythology
    Cornelia -- so beautiful and I wish it would be used more
    Isolde -- I've loved it forever!

    And for the dashing gentleman:

    Barnaby -- I find it at once adorable and handsome
    Breccan -- I know a lovely Breccan and I think it's so cool
    Isidore -- I know a Hyperion Isidore who goes by his middle sometimes and Izzy and I love it
    Lachlan -- Love the sound
    Lysander -- Love the mythology and Shakespeare connections and the sound is cool and handsome
    Oberon -- Love the Shakespeare connection and the meaning. The sound is very cool
    Orpheus -- adore the mythology and the love he showed
    Percival -- adore! So heroic and gorgeous
    Vaughn -- very handsome and I used to love it a lot -- My Amazon Author Page

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    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th, 2013
    Amelia Lorien Sophia -- December 2015.

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