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  • Kelsey

    1 1.25%
  • Elara

    12 15.00%
  • Aviva

    11 13.75%
  • Elliotte

    8 10.00%
  • Gwendolyn

    10 12.50%
  • Dahlia

    18 22.50%
  • Calico

    3 3.75%
  • Iona

    17 21.25%
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Thread: Narrowing down!

  1. #1
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    Narrowing down!

    Let me start by saying my husband never likes any name I pick out. I'm in my 2ww, although chances (like all of my chances from the past five years) are slim because I have PCOS... still, we always play the baby name game to liven our spirits!
    Anyway, normally my husband hates EVERY name I pick out. Over time, I have gotten better and better at figuring out his taste. Today I presented him a list of 15 girl names- and he likes 8 of them! Honestly, I'm shook
    We know that the middle name for a girl would be Kathryn, after his sister.
    Without further ado, here's the list...

    1. Kelsey
    2. Elara
    3. Aviva
    4. Elliotte
    5. Gwendolyn
    6. Dahlia
    7. Calico
    8. Iona (E-oh-na)

    I'd love some opinions! Personally, I don't quite care for Gwendolyn, but all of the others I like quite a bit.

  2. #2
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    Elara and Iona are wonderful!
    🌈Grace🌈
    Sarai Matilda|Mabli Charlotte|Una Adele|Cherith Eliza
    Sloane Felicity|Flora Penelope|Juno Delilah|Lois Aurelia
    Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty|Percy Evander|Bram Atticus
    Otto Elias|Linus Theodore|Jude Amadeus|Jesse Peregrine


  3. #3
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    Thank you! I believe we would do 'Ellie' as a nickname for Elara, and 'Io' as a nickname for Iona.
    April 2017
    Waiting on my rainbow baby

    BOYS
    Lincoln : Ronan : Rhys : Garret : Norrin

    GIRLS
    Noa : Aspen : Gwen : Shae : Aylin

  4. #4
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    Elara, Iona, and Aviva are gorgeous!
    Emmeline Theodora Alice - Genevieve Xanthia Haley - Josephine Georgia Wilder -
    Sophia Sibella Marjory

    Vaden Ethan Valor - Julian James Atlas - Desmond Holton Marshall - August Rainer Jacoby


    Adela - Apolline - Indra - Lauriene - Leocadia - Sedona - Theophane - Verity - Vivian - Zephyrine

    Amadeus - Felix - Jonathan - Leonidas - Sheppard - Whitaker - Winslow - Zephyr


    Crushes
    Rhett - Oscar - Vincent - Summit - Clarence - Amos - Matthias - Reid - Bell - Roman - Hurst

    Honor/Family names

  5. #5
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    That's great you were able to come up with a short list together! My favorite name on your list is Gwendolyn but I don't like how it sounds with Kathryn, so paired with that middle name I like Elara, Iona, and Elliotte. I'm assuming it's pronounced like Elliot-- I've just never seen it spelled that way, although it looks like more of a feminine spelling. Regardless of spelling, that one got my vote!

  6. #6
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    I love love love Aviva!
    Love my Thalia

    Irene, Helena, Rhea, Sylvia, Phoebe, Linnea, Simone, Mariel
    Nathaniel, Alden, Amias, Wilder, Jasper, Simon, Clement, Solomon

    Guilty Pleasures
    Ione, Kassiani, Acacia, Leander, Griffin, Cosmas

  7. #7
    1. Kelsey - Not a bad name inherently, but it feels a little dated, I know a ton of Kelseys born around 2000.
    2. Elara - One of my favorites on the list. On trend, easy to pronounce and spell, not incredibly common.
    3. Aviva - This is the name I voted for! She's been creeping on the edges on my list of favorites for a long time, she has a very clean, crisp sound, and incorporates multiple trends so she sounds very familiar even though it isn't a name that's heard a lot.
    4. Elliotte - I'm not really a fan of Elliott and its similar spellings; if you're going to use it I would drop the E because people will be more likely to spell it wrong.
    5. Gwendolyn - If you don't really like it maybe it should be off the list. Objectively a nice name though.
    6. Dahlia - I like it, and potential nickname Dolly is cute.
    7. Calico - Not a fan, makes me think of fabric and cats.
    8. Iona (E-oh-na) - It's pretty, not really my style. There might be some confusion about spelling and pronunciation but its a short enough name without other variants that are super popular so people will probably pick up on it quickly.
    rachel

    Delilah - Camilla - Geneva - Ida - Valentine
    Ronan - Arthur - Gabriel - Clayton - Declan - Matthew - Bennett

  8. #8
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    Aviva got my vote. Love it! Aviva Kathryn.
    On my mind:

    Juno Marigold
    * Fern * Twila * Maude * Opal *

  9. #9
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    Elliotte gets my vote I love the way it sounds with Katheryn. I do think it would be more hassle than it is worth to spell it this way, but either way I think its a wonderful name.
    Amber/American/25


    ~Gents~
    Caspian Michael Arrow
    Roland Arthur Quill
    Phillip Noah Stone
    Frederick Wesley Quest
    Sullivan James Wilder
    Kip▪Ro▪Pip▪Rex▪Van

    ~Ladies~
    Bridget Marie Story
    Cordelia Renee Poem
    Avalon Eloise Maple
    Mabel Anne Clover
    Jet▪Cody▪Ollie▪Billie

    first middles are family names
    nicknames at the bottom

  10. #10
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    Aviva got my vote - she's both sweet and peppy. I also like Iona & Elara.

    Gaia . Atlas . Freyja . Emrys . Aviva . August . Juno . Freyr . Ariadne . Octavian . Sarai . Dawson . Nimue
    Ambrose . Sunniva . Aurelian . Artemisia . Hawthorne . Idony . Jesper . Leocadia . Peregrine . Amity . Wren
    Juniper . Ari . Adelaide . Tadhg . Ianthe . Jessamy . Galateia . Blythe . Noa . Malachy . Athena . Atticus

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