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  1. #1
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    Childhood Favorites?

    Just curious & just for fun - do you remember what names you loved as a child? My daughter Alice is four and LOVES to come up with names for dolls, toys, characters, even herself. Her favorites right now are Brooklyn, Serena/Sabina, and her absolute number one, Sally. It got me thinking about the names I loved as a kid and why I loved them.

    Mine were :
    Julia - my baby doll, when everyone else was still calling theirs "baby"
    Celeste - not my favorite but I still think it's beautiful
    Bianca - still a fave
    Annaliese - still a fave
    Asia -not my cup of tea anymore
    Daniela - still pretty but not on any of my lists
    Eve - definitely still a contender if we ever have another girl

    What about you? Do you still like any of the ones you loved as a kid?
    Alice Pearl - 04.20.15
    Michael Collins - 07.12.17

  2. #2
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    When I was little, I would take name inspiration from my class at daycare so I remember having dolls and stuffed animals named Aspen, Madison, and Grace after my friends. As I got older, I would take inspiration from people I met but I also had a better idea of names I liked.

    Simone- my first American Girl doll whose name came from bring a friend week at dance. Simone was one of the friends of a girl in the class. I still love this name
    Tatiana- pretty, but too frilly for me now
    Theresa- not a fan now
    Aspen- cute name but the first syllable gets me (didn’t get the reference at age 4 though)
    Juliana- same as with Tatiana
    Natalie- I find this overused now
    Chloe- too popular for me but my recent Dance Moms binge has made me like this again
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    odette luna | alba lavender | liliya hazel | cécile aurora
    ginevra belle | alina scarlett | zélie beatrix | sabina clover
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    Tatiana was a big one for me too!
    Alice Pearl - 04.20.15
    Michael Collins - 07.12.17

  4. #4
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    Yes. Though this was 30 years ago I still remember names I gave my dolls. I tended to like trendy names- Tiffany, Kendra, Sandy, Whitney. The only boy doll I had was Benjamin. The only one of these names I still like is Benjamin...Actually I like Whitney, but for a boy.
    ♥Cole, Christian & Sir Angus Fionn♥

    Cordelia Fae * Amelia Hyacinth * Thea Isolde * Lyra Primrose
    William Iowa * Jude Amadeus * Augustus Fable * Leopold Ammon

    Elizabeth - Isabella - Adelaide - Hermione - Cordelia - Juniper - Clara - Beatrice - Imogen - Anna
    William - Jasper - Bennett - Gilbert - Horatio - Edgar - Sebastian - Magnus - Duncan - Henry

    New names for Spring
    Olivia Bronte - Mary Adelaide - Olympia Rose - Ezra Morgan
    Grace - Alonzo

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    Samantha: I thought this was the most gorgeous name, now I kinda hate it
    .
    Roxanne: Thought it was funky, fresh, and girly. Now I find it dated.
    Rhea Elizabeth
    Guinevere Lou
    Milena Anastasia
    Clementine Rose
    Felicity Natalia

    Sage William
    Gordon Michael
    Augustus Paul
    Ilya Matthew
    Hugo David

    All middle names are honor names.

  6. #6
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    I actually have a list specific to this thread! Most of them were inspired by characters from tv, film and literature that I consumed:

    I.e.

    Matilda (the film based on the Roald Dahl book)
    Madeline (the tv show adapted from the book)
    Lyra (film based on the book Northern Lights)

    I think these childhood associations have left a lasting running thread in terms of what names I like the sound/ look/ meaning of today.

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    I love Eve!

    Ev- my doll was named this. I named her after an Evelyn.

    Isadora
    Isaaca
    Ida
    Tzipporah Yael
    Lennon Honey
    Florence Lilac
    Lavender
    Rio
    Ruthie Millay


    I still love some of these ❤️
    𝘪𝘧 𝘪 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺
    𝚆𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚎 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝

    𝘪𝘧 𝘪 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺
    𝚂𝚊𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚊 𝙻𝚎𝚟

    ⓕⓤⓣⓤⓡⓔ ⓑⓐⓑⓔⓢ

    ᴇᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴏʟɪɴᴇ - ᴇꜱᴛʜᴇʀ ᴘᴏᴇᴍ - ɪᴅᴀ ᴍᴀᴇᴠᴇ - ʀᴏꜱᴇᴍᴀʀʏ ᴄʜᴀɴᴀ - ᴊᴜʟʏ ᴍɪʀɪᴀᴍ

    ʙᴇɴ-ᴀᴍɪ ɪsᴀᴀᴄ - ꜱᴏʟᴏᴍᴏɴ ᴇʟɪᴇ - ᴀᴠɪᴅᴀɴ ᴇᴢʀᴀ

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    Talullah, Phillipa and Clementine were my favourites along with Mandy and Tilly!
    Grace
    Sarai Matilda|Cherith Eliza|Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty
    Trying out...
    Cove Harriet|Everett Louisa|Forrest Alaia|Keaton Sophie
    Fox Eulalia|Sylvan Phillipa|Tate Isabella|Rory Winona

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    Mine were Mary, Catherine, Henry, Phoebe, Isabella, Louisa, Bernadette and Chanel. I like most of them now apart Bernadette and Chanel - no idea where I got those from, lol.
    Teenberry | Amateur Photographer and editor | Human to cats Toffee & Fudge


    Adelina Rose ♡ Magdalena Ruby ♡ Edith Matilda ♡ Helena Margot ♡ Ophelia Maeve ♡ Anneliese Charlotte ♡ Sienna Giselle
    &
    Leo Arthur James ☆ Alexander George ☆ Isaac Peregrine ☆ Harry Lysander ☆ Arlo Sebastian ☆ Viggo Florian ☆ Nicholas Ivor


    Crushes: Sierra + Aurora + Delilah + Altair
    GP Crushes: Ximena + Siofra + Olina

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    I was obsessed with Isabella and generally everything that ended in bella.
    Please stay home



    Sorry for my English. Its not my first language, and I try my best

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