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Thread: Safe Names

  1. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    New York
    I think of them as "compromise" names (they are also family names so I love the connections I have to the names if not the names themselves). They are names I like but ae not my favorites:

    Girls - Sara, Rose, Mary, Lisa, Anna, Susanna, Josephine. Martha

    Boys - Daniel, Joseph, Peter, Patrick, Timothy, James
    Gwendolyn Mae... Meredith Jane. ... Josephine Claire...Catherine Esme... Evelyn Grace ** Arlo Grant ... Drew Thomas ... Eli James ... Owen Vincent... Jay Theodore

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    I have 'safe' names. Like you said, they're names I like well enough, wouldn't mind on kids of mine but wouldn't pick due to popularity/liking other names better etc.

    Girls - Elinor, Holly, Laila, Charlotte, Scarlett, Emmeline, Clara, Jasmine

    Boys - Daniel, George, Arlo, Rafferty

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★

    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Columbus, OH
    All mine are safe!
    ⋆ Margaret Mary ⋆

    Elisabeth Aurelia ⋆ Iris Christabel ⋆ Ada Marianne ⋆ Harriet Cordelia
    Dorothea Helen ⋆ Charlotte Gwen ⋆ Josephine Violet ⋆ Sarah Clementine

    Asher Benedict ⋆ Joah Valentine ⋆ Samuel Archer ⋆ Nicholas Bertram
    August Lysander ⋆ John Willoughby ⋆ Gabriel Zachariah ⋆ Tobias Nathaniel

    Current guilty pleasures: Corliss + Winston

    Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    A Town Called Alice
    Rose and Simon. They're both lovely, but I don't love them enough to put them up with my favorites.
    Ingrid | Kit | Esclarmonde | Alistair | Susanna | Emun

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2013
    No, I don't have "safe names". I have "names I like" (a very long list!) and "names I like that we would actually use". I'm a pretty realistic namer, I guess. I don't feel that strong desire to use every name that I love. Just because I like it doesn't mean it would suit our child. We give our children names with history and significance, that tie them to their family, heritage, and faith. We also try to pick names we think they will like and will grow with them. Many (most?) of the names on my long list don't necessarily fit all the criteria.

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