Extreme Word Names

[name_m]Hi[/name_m], all! I thought this would be fun, and I wanted to validate that I am at least (somewhat :slight_smile:) normal within the Nameberry community. Maybe I’m the only one who does this, but do you find yourself thinking of words that could be names. And by words, I don’t mean pretty, unique words like [name_f]Quintessence[/name_f] and Radiance, but random, ordinary words. Also, maybe this is a synesthesia thing, but I often like names and words based on how they “taste” and what they “look like,” but I’d love to hear if you do this, and, if so, with which words. Two I’ve thought of recently:

Scenario: Sounds long, Italian, and romantic like [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] or [name_m]Romeo[/name_m]. Probably for a boy.
Likely: You’re going to think this is super weird, and it probably is, but it tastes like pineapples to me. Also: [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_u]Paisley[/name_u], and… Likely?!

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There are quite a few word names I like!

Serenity
[name_f]Chrysalis[/name_f]
[name_u]Solstice[/name_u]
[name_f]Holiday[/name_f]
[name_u]Revel[/name_u]
[name_f]Reverie[/name_f]
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_f]Promise[/name_f]
[name_u]Silver[/name_u] (heard this on 90 [name_u]Day[/name_u] Fiance)
[name_u]Quest[/name_u]

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Camera
Omelette
Care
Toilet

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The word “Phone” sounds like the love child of [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], and [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] to me!

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Words I could somewhat imagine as names:
Pot
Violin
Locket
Paper (close to [name_u]Piper[/name_u]!)
Pipkin (nickname [name_u]Pip[/name_u]?)
[name_m]Chess[/name_m]
Cardigan (nickname Cardie or [name_f]Carrie[/name_f])
Umbrella
Portrait (similar to [name_f]Portia[/name_f])
Outlet (called [name_f]Lettie[/name_f])

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Orzo (always thought of it as somewhere between [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and [name_m]Enzo[/name_m])
Samosa
[name_u]Marble[/name_u]
Descendant
[name_u]Rice[/name_u]

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I like the word Millennia as a girls name. It sounds lovely to start with and also lends itself to lots of pretty nicknames like [name_f]Millie[/name_f] and [name_f]Lenna[/name_f].

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I’m not sure if these are extreme or not, but my favourite word names;

[name_f]Pixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Honey[/name_f]
[name_f]Serenity[/name_f]
[name_u]Harbor[/name_u]
[name_u]Bay[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u]
[name_u]Navy[/name_u]
[name_u]Paisley[/name_u]
[name_u]Truly[/name_u]
[name_f]Sunday[/name_f]
[name_f]Peach[/name_f]
[name_f]Kitty[/name_f]
[name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]
[name_f]Miracle[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f]
[name_u]Harmony[/name_u]
[name_f]Holiday[/name_f]
[name_f]Lady[/name_f] (love this as a nn for [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]!)
Honeysuckle
[name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
Charity
Clarity
Victory
Journey
Amity
Liberty
Promise

Also, not one I like, per se, but one I’ve seen before - Service (with MN [name_m]Alonzo[/name_m]!).

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Some bold words i like

Stargazer
Seafarer
[name_f]Generosity[/name_f]
[name_f]Velvet[/name_f]
Villanelle
Ceasura
[name_f]Cascade[/name_f]
Puzzle
Poplar
Quinoa
Polenta
Solitude
Evanescent
Luminous
[name_u]Glow[/name_u]
[name_f]Glimmer[/name_f]
Gleam

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Recently I’ve been loving the look and sound of [name_f]Elegy[/name_f] for a girl, but it’s too sad of a meaning to ever use, I think.

I also think [name_f]Calamity[/name_f] is really pretty and cool, but a little too chaotic and also very tied to [name_f]Calamity[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

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Some words I think would be nice names if they weren’t already words:

Ceramic
Table (like [name_f]Mabel[/name_f]!)
Pageturner
Additive
Desirable
Medicine
Cafeteria
Rival
Storyteller
Chocolate
Potato
Petition
Wilderness
Candelabra
Effervescence
Reagent
Brassiere
Apocalypse

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Pageturner nn [name_f]Paige[/name_f] would be so cute! If only.
Also, I could definitely see Storyteller as a middle name in someone’s combos on nameberry!

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Apostrophe – foreign and mysterious
Avalanche – [name_f]Avalon[/name_f] + [name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_u]Comet[/name_u] – [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] + [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
Eastern
Jaundice – updated version of [name_f]Candice[/name_f]
Licorice – sweet and sassy
Maelstrom – Trendiest name on the block
Northern
[name_f]Serendipity[/name_f] – A beautiful girl name
Southern
[name_m]Turtle[/name_m] – like [name_m]Bear[/name_m] or [name_u]Wolf[/name_u] but cuter!
Western

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When I was 10 I wanted to have two daughters named [name_f]Chalice[/name_f] and Median, and to this day I still think Median would be a lovely name if it wasn’t just a math word!

Some other words that would be neat as names:

Sibilance
[name_f]Ethereal[/name_f]
Measure
Cardamom
[name_m]Paradox[/name_m]
Soliloquy
[name_f]Allegory[/name_f]
Plethora
[name_f]Anaphora[/name_f]
Sanguine
[name_f]Euphoria[/name_f]

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Aroma
Adder
Empire
[name_m]Cosmic[/name_m]
Universe
[name_u]Aloe[/name_u]
Honest
Prayer
Patriot
Alum
Architect “[name_m]Archie[/name_m]”
Breezy
Triumph
Raptor
[name_u]Viper[/name_u]
[name_u]Chorus[/name_u]
[name_f]Apple[/name_f]
Vanilla
[name_m]Bonsai[/name_m]
Myth
Sprout
Palm
Freeze
Cook
Chef
Matter
Chemist
Lagoon
Cape
Coast
Trench
Terrace
[name_m]Spur[/name_m]
Gully
[name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f]
[name_m]Meander[/name_m]
Levee
Shoal
Karat
[name_u]Oasis[/name_u]
Ponder
[name_u]Caldera[/name_u]
Flute

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Some of these are amazing!

I’m embarrassed to say that the first one that sprang to my mind was…

Spatula

I’ll show myself out.

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Igloo as a name would be cultural appropriation, no? I’d avoid Indigenous words, full stop.

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Oh no! Yeah, I didn’t think about that. I was just thinking of words that sounded cool and not really their meaning. Sorry about that. :grimacing:

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I’ve always thought [name_f]Silhouette[/name_f] would sound so pretty as a name!

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There weree two words that I used to think would make great names
[name_f]Trinity[/name_f] and Regency
[name_f]Trinity[/name_f] did become a popular name here in Australia for a while, but I would love to meet a little
Regency, I don’t like nn, but there are many possibilities. [name_u]Rene[/name_u], [name_u]Gene[/name_u], [name_f]Gen[/name_f], [name_m]Reg[/name_m](gie) [name_u]Reece[/name_u],

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