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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    United States

    Love _____, But Not ______

    Are their any names that you love, but hate a very similar name? Maybe you don't hate the name, but it just doesn't share the appeal of its counterpart. Maybe one has a negative connotation for you, but the other is lovely.

    Do you have any examples of this?

    I have a few, but I think the most prominent for me is that I adore Clara, but severely dislike Claire.
    Ashley Michelle Anne l Journalist l TTC 2018

    Lorelei Sylvie ○ Rosalind Cora ○ Ingrid Molly ○ Sophie Heloise ○ Lucy Genevieve ○ Ruby Annalise ○ Eliza Winter ○ Celia Wednesday ○ Annabel Dorothea ○ Cleo Persephone

    Samson Reid ○ Justus Otto ○ Deacon Murray ○ Roscoe Penn ○ Sawyer Gideon ○ Elliot Roux ○ Micah Wesley ○ Percival Jack ○ Judah Montgomery ○ Rowan Theodore

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I love Sophie, but only mildly like Sophia.
    Strong female name enthusiast

    Harriet Jean. Olive Theodora. Delphi Josephine. Saskia Margaret. Winifred Alice. Maxine Frances

    Tobias Hugo. David Augustus. Peter Archibald. Charles Finnian. Rupert Ezra

    In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer -Albert Camus

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I love Hugh, but I'm not that fond of Hugo.
    Dashing Gents:
    Hugh, George, Samuel, Jasper, Ellis (Eli), Vincent, Maximilian (Max), Fulton, Leo, Simon, Edmund, and Lucian

    Lovely Ladies:
    Ina (ee-na), Edith (Edie), Cecilia, Lucy, Sylvia (Sylvie), Ada, Agnes (Aggie), Georgia, Honor, and Iris

  4. #7
    Join Date
    May 2014
    East Coast
    I'm with you on Clara and Claire. Clara is lovely, but Claire makes me cringe.

    I love Emilia, but I'm not a fan of Amelia. Finley is one of my favorites, but I don't like Finlay at all.
    Last edited by alexnj; May 26th, 2014 at 02:21 AM.
    Alexandria Kate
    Full time baby name lover who does hair on the side.

    Violet . Eliza . Sloane
    Sawyer . Lincoln . August

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Mine is a bit ridiculous. I LOVE Austen, but don't like Austin.
    Austen to me feels distinguished, is a last-name for a first name (which I love), has the literary connotations, whereas Austin just feels like a cowboy name, there's Austin in Texas, and Austin Powers.
    Silly stuff I know, but that's how I feel. Plus we pronounce them slightly differently, Austen is a bit softer.
    Walter Theodore
    March 2016

    TTC #2

    Florence • Gilbert • Matilda • Elliott
    • Harriet • Edmund • Violet

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Posey • Austen • Theodora • Arlo • Clover • Abel • Effie

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