Cut Down My List!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

I’ve recently noticed my list of all-time favorite names getting a little long. So, I want to know your opinions!! Which names are your favorites, and which would you cut? I’d love to hear your reasoning too if you feel so inclined

Here are my lists:

Girls
  • [name_f]Anya[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Aster[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Calla[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Clara[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Edith[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Elara[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Enid[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Eulalie[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Fern[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Flannery[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Flora[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Freyja[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Garnet[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Hera[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Hestia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Johanna[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Leona[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lily[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lois[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Maialen[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Norah[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Odette[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Rhea[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Rosaline[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Saoirse[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Solja[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Thisbe[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Thomasine[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vienna[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Viola[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
Boys
  • [name_u]Anderson[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Arledge[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Asa[/name_u]
  • [name_u]August[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Clark[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Galen[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Kellen[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Laertes[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Mariner[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Orson[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Reilly[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Riordan[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Rosen[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Tennyson[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Wesley[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

Thanks all!! :green_heart:

Wow what amazing lists!
I will just list the ones I would cut personally, I love your others though.

Girls

[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u] - this doesn’t seem so much a name as an extension of the word ‘flannel’
[name_u]Garnet[/name_u]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u] - [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] is quite a common name now, which for me is offputting
[name_f]Johanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f] - see [name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Maialen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Norah[/name_f] - I prefer the spelling without the ‘h’
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f] - while the mythology connection is lovely, the word that comes to mind is an unpleasant bowel condition ending in the same 4 letters
[name_f]Rosaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Solja[/name_f]
[name_f]Thomasine[/name_f] - I think of [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] Potter’s character [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] Tittlemouse
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

Boys

[name_u]Anderson[/name_u] - ‘Anders’ could be another option
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m] - [name_u]Bert[/name_u] & [name_m]Ernie[/name_m] is a common association
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Kellen[/name_m] - sounds similar to ‘killing’
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] - I prefer the au spelling
[name_u]Mariner[/name_u] - pronunciation may become a bother
[name_u]Reilly[/name_u]
[name_m]Riordan[/name_m]
[name_u]Rosen[/name_u]
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u] - very similar to Weasley, as in [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps!

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[name_f]My[/name_f] top 20 from each:
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Kellen[/name_m]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_u]Reilly[/name_u]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

I think my top 5s are:
[name_f]Anya[/name_f], [name_f]Elara[/name_f], [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], and [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m], [name_u]Griffin[/name_u], [name_m]Stellan[/name_m], [name_u]Timothy[/name_u], and [name_u]Wesley[/name_u]

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[name_f]Anya[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Eulalie[/name_f], [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f], [name_f]Hera[/name_f], [name_f]Hestia[/name_f], [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f], [name_u]Ivy[/name_u], [name_f]Johanna[/name_f], [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f], [name_f]Linnea[/name_f], [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_f]Lois[/name_f], [name_f]Norah[/name_f], [name_f]Odette[/name_f], [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f],
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m], [name_u]Elliott[/name_u], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], [name_u]Galen[/name_u], [name_u]Rosen[/name_u], [name_u]Reilly[/name_u], Swayer, [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favourites:

[name_f]Anya[/name_f] - sweet, international and stylish
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] - clear, bright and lovely
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] - distinctive and sparky
[name_f]Edith[/name_f] - strong but sweet
[name_u]Fern[/name_u] - gentle and distinctive at the same time
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] - bubbly and bright
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] - full of flair and beauty
[name_f]Lois[/name_f] - warm, cosy but strong
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] - sleek and beautiful
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] - zippy, distinctive and lovely
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] - full of kick and spark
[name_f]Solja[/name_f] - intriguing, distinctive and stunning
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] - bubbly and beautiful

[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - sparky, warm and gentle
[name_u]August[/name_u] - warm, lovely and rugged
[name_u]Carlisle[/name_u] - distinctive and cool
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u] - gentle and lovely
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u] - rugged and zippy
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] - gentle and meaningful
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] - sleek and stylish
[name_m]Laertes[/name_m] - literary and distinctive
[name_u]Mariner[/name_u] - lovely meaning and sound
[name_m]Orson[/name_m] - cool and another great meaning
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] - sleek, strong and solid
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] - zippy, cheerful and lovely
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m] - starry and celestial
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m] - literary and cool

Ones that I don’t personally like so much:

[name_f]Freyja[/name_f] - don’t love the spelling, doesn’t excite me
[name_f]Hera[/name_f] - not bad but I find the sound clunky and a tad awkward (I really wish I liked it more)
[name_f]Johanna[/name_f] - a tiny bit harsh for me
[name_f]Thomasine[/name_f] - a bit harsh for my tastes
[name_u]Anderson[/name_u] - a bit rough for me
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] - it’s grown on me, but I still find it a bit unappetising
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] - okay, biased, but it’s my father’s name, but it feels heavy to me

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my top 20:
aster
cecily
clara
elara
freyja
genevieve
ginevra
ivy
jane
lavinia
lily
linnea
rosemary
saskia
saoirse
susannah
sylvie
thomasine
vienna
vivienne

my top 20:
asa
august
beckett
carlisle
emmett
griffin
jasper
jonah
kellen
lawrence
nathaniel
rafferty
rhys
ronan
roscoe
rowan
sawyer
stellan
wesley
wilder

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[name_f]My[/name_f] personal favourites of your lists are:

[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Thomasine[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_u]Mariner[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Reilly[/name_u]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_u]Rosen[/name_u]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

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my favorites for each gender that I’d personally keep:
girls
anya
cecily
edith
eulalie
garnet
gwendolen
jane
linnea
louisa
odette
saskia
saoirse

boys
alistair
arledge
clark
jasper
laertes
lawrence
rafferty
ronan
stellan
tennyson
wesley

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Top 5 Girls Keeps:
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
Top 5 girls Cuts:
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_u]Aster[/name_u]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u]
Top 5 Boys Keeps:
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u]
Top 5 Boys Cuts:
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_u]Galen[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Laertes[/name_m]
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m]

Top 5 Boys Keeps:

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the names i want to make a casa for, in particular:

calla: so simple and beautiful, such a soothing sound and image
elara: i find it lovely, spunky and adorable
odette: just imagine a little odette! i think o- names are absolute gems

griffin: just the right mix of handsome, soft and unique
orson: again with the o- names… but cmon orson! handsome underused name w nn bear? swoon
ronan: to me ronan is roman’s artistic brother, established but unexpected, delicate but spunky

the names i’d cut out:

gwendolen: in whatever spelling, to me it just doesn’t look right, feels out too grown for a child, too childish for an adult
lily: i simply think we’ve already heard it a lot, also not a fan of y endings
garnet: doesn’t sound appealing to me, can’t imagine a person fitting this name

carlisle: again, can’t place it, to me it doesn’t fit a baby nor an adult
reilly: slightly misspelled version of lily for a boy
tennyson: lastly, the one i feel stronger about: i just disagree with tennyson… completely

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[name_f]My[/name_f] girl favorites:
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maialen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

Names I would cut:
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_f]Hera[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Thomasine[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] boy favorites:
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Kellen[/name_m]
[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Riordan[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u]

Names I would cut:
[name_u]Anderson[/name_u]
[name_m]Arledge[/name_m] (I think it’s cool but not really for me)
[name_u]Galen[/name_u]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

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I tried to be really picky since you are trying to cut down, but all of these names are really fine and lovely.

Girls

To keep:
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] - So mellifluous!
[name_f]Freyja[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] - I love [name_f]Gwen[/name_f].
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f] - Sparkly!
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f] - Underrated. I knew one and I always thought her name was really pretty.
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f] - Z names are always fun.

To lose:
[name_u]Aster[/name_u] - I like it, but I prefer [name_f]Hestia[/name_f].
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u] - It’s a bit too “flannely” for me.
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u] - Spiky!
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] - A little plain.
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f] - Not a fan of the “lav” sound.
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] - So pretty, but the meaning is meh.
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] - Pronunciation issues! Also “violent”.

Boys

To keep:
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - So handsome.
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]August[/name_u] - Warm and sunny with cute nn [name_u]Gus[/name_u]!
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_u]Reilly[/name_u] - [name_f]My[/name_f] favourite spelling of this name.
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]

To lose:
[name_u]Anderson[/name_u] - Not a fan of -son names in general.
[name_m]Arledge[/name_m] - “Our ledge”.
[name_m]Clark[/name_m] - Don’t love the sounds in this name.
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_u]Mariner[/name_u] - A bit too wordy for me.
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]

These are the keep:

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These are my favourites of your names.

[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Freyja[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Johanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Norah[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

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[name_u]Amazing[/name_u] list!
I’m just going to give a top five and bottom five for both genders

Bottom five:
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_u]Fern[/name_u]
[name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_f]Solja[/name_f] (only because I’m imaging the teasing for “Soulja boy”)
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]

[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Laertes[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Rosen[/name_u]
[name_m]Riordan[/name_m]

Top five:
[name_f]Freyja[/name_f]
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f]
[name_u]Ivy[/name_u]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f]

[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

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