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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Your naming rules....

    Just for fun try writing a list of rules that you would use to find the perfect name and then find some names that fit. Here is my go:

    1. Must be easy to pronounce.
    2. Must be easy to spell.
    3. Should avoid "kree8iv" spellings.
    4. Should have a sort of charm.
    5. Should have a good meaning.
    6. Should have safe initials.

    Lets to full names and say that the surname is Wooster!

    My names:
    Gertrude Honoria Wooster (G.H.W) "Trudy"
    Roberta Elizabeth Wooster (R.E.W)
    Madeline Mary Wooster (M.M.W)
    Frederick Dan Wooster (F.D.W) "Fred"
    Francis Wilfred Wooster (F.W.W) "Frank"
    John Matthew Wooster (J.M.W)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    1. The spelling and pronunciation must be possible in multiple languages.
    2. They should have some historical or literary gravity, no new mash-ups.
    3. They should not be overly common (I have a very common name and it bothered me) but also not immediately noticeable as strange (hope it makes sense).
    4. Their should have nice meaning.

    Emilia Marie
    Vivian Ruth
    Leonor Alice

    Raphael Arne
    Florian Hugo
    Sebastian Felix

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    California, USA
    1) Pronounceable by looking at the name
    2) Have a a Catholic saint's name or a variation of his/her name somewhere in the mix.
    3) Should have some sort of connection to something, directly or meaning-wise (nature, literature, historical usage, virtues, etc).
    4) Should be recognizable, but not extremely overused common.
    5) Nickname potential would be nice, but not required.
    6) Should have a good vibe to (whimsical, sporty, sleek feminine, etc).
    7) First-Middle-Last name flow is preferred, but First-Last flow is a must.
    8) Shouldn't have any obvious teasing potential.

    Let's make the last name Tennyson!

    Cassia Jane Tennyson
    Adair Louise Tennyson
    Violet Bronte Tennyson
    Elowen Cecilia Tennyson
    Brooke Seraphina Tennyson

    Benjamin Blaise Tennyson
    Nathaniel Hale Tennyson
    Dominic Reeve Tennyson
    Leonardo Felix Tennyson
    Marshall Xavier Tennyson
    (updated 9/1/17)

    ~ Catherina Violet ~ Ivy Seraphina ~

    ~ Leo Alexander ~ Nathaniel Henry ~

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    1. Nothing misspelled
    2. Nothing overly popular.
    3. Nothing that sounds pretentious, pretentious names really grate me.
    4. It must suit any type of person, from a bin man to a prime minister
    5. It must have cute nickname options
    6. No celebrity names (think Shakira, Rihanna etc.)
    7. Bonus points for nice literary connections or family names.
    8. Nothing a child would find difficult to spell or say (think Appollonia etc)

    Daisy, Madeline, Lucy, Annabel, Rosalind, Ivy, Victoria, Evelyn, Layla and Luna

    Noah, Philip, Arthur, Samuel, William, Henry, Elliott, and Isaac.

    Amelie Clara (2008) & Daisy Madeline (2013).

    Alice Tallulah, Polly Matilda, Rosalie Faye, Lucy Annabel, Maya Lillian, Hazel Kate, Eva Blossom, Juliet Lila, Ivy Camille.
    Charles Joshua "Charlie", Theodore Samuel "Teddy", Elliott Daniel, Noah Zachary, James Oscar, Arthur Philip, Rowan Isaac.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    1. The first names must all start with a different letter. I know how much I love both Marlowe and Miles, but you only get one.
    2. If you misspell/make up the name, so help me, I will rip up that birth certificate.
    3. Easily pronounceable. I want the kid to be able to say his own name ASAP.
    4. Bonus points if it's got a nice, relevant meaning. (But it's not mandatory.)

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