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Thread: Cheerful Names?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Cheerful Names?

    I find myself drawn increasingly to girls' names that are in no particular order:

    * hearty
    * cheery
    * lively
    * bouncy
    * old-fashioned

    Some of these are more substantial sounding than others (Eleanor or Marjorie for example) while others are perkier sounding (Polly or Lolly for example).

    I am wondering three things.

    1) What names do you group in this category?
    2) Are cheerful names a favorite of yours and why?
    3) Or if not, what mood is created by the names you do like?

    I feel I like these names because life is hard and if your name is pleasant (indeed I love the name Pleasant) then you at least have that comfort.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    For me, a cheerful name would be Poppy, Sunday...Nell has been growing on me quite a lot lately.

    I like cheerful names, but I think my favorite names give off a very calm & relaxed feel. I think of Celia, Rosie, Louisa, Jocelyn etc. in this category.

    I like cheerful, and I also have a few favorites that are very lively & spunky (Philippa, Aurelia...really the nickname Rae), but I love calm & sweet above all.

    Great question! This was really interesting.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    The names I like make me happy. I look for beauty, timelessness, strength, dignity, and good meaning, and unequivocal pronunciation based on spelling. The one nearly objective quality of a name is its sound. I try to focus on the beauty of the sound rather than the vintage of its era. For example, Pauline & Amethyst sound beautiful to me but Edith & Agnes do not.

    * hearty
    * cheery
    * lively
    * bouncy
    * old-fashioned
    Suggestions for you:
    Ramona, Beatrix, Cicely, Deirdre, Constantina, Bernice, Margolette, Yolanda, Dolores, Bellamy, Vivienne, Maebry, Veronica, Hestia, Juno, Ruthie, Darcy, Penelope, Tansy, Tallulah, Sunshine, Bedelia, Audrey Bonnie, Jeanette, Gwendolyn, Genevieve.
    Meryl Autumn | Esther Ruby | Thea Rose | Helen Rose
    Seth Vaughn | Nico Lennix | Paul Auden | Miles Langston | Ronan Abram

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    From my list, the names I consider cheerful include Amaryllis, Calliope, Clover, Elodie, Holiday, Livia, Marigold, Olympia, Ruby, and Zelda.

    Amaryllis * Holiday * Cordelia * Waverly * Seraphina * Calliope * Olympia * Zephyrine * Genevieve * Marguerite

    Phineas * Caspian * Orlando * Florian * Sullivan * Laszlo * Thaddeus * Virgil * Ozias * Ambrose

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Down Under
    Oh, and I totally agree with @twinsage on Gwendolen and Bonnie
    Last edited by steampunkleo; August 31st, 2014 at 01:05 AM.

    J. 20. Designer.

    Edith Primrose. Eira Rosemary. Poppy Matilda. Sylvie Primrose. Vera Forentina.
    Elliot Christian. Julian Theodore. Vincent Orion. Walter Edmund.

    also considering...
    Anna Soleil. Jane Leonora. Rose Evangeline.
    Annevieve Claire Claudia Cressida Evangeline Guinevere Gwyneira Leora Marguerite Susan
    Atlas August Darcy Donovan Edmund Jasper Jude Loren Theoden Vaughn Willem Winston

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