Favorite Names and Names You Loved the Moment you Heard It

I’m new to this site and am not sure if there are other posts on this… I tried to go through as many as I could. I was just wondering what some of your very favorite names are and/or ones you fell in love with as soon as you heard them. Also, what do you think of the names I have chosen for my future children? Thanks, ladies!!

My favorites:

[name]Leia[/name] (pronounce lay-uh-- I lived in [name]Hawaii[/name] for a while and the meaning in Hawaiian is Child of [name]Heaven[/name])
[name]Leilani[/name] (Hawaiian, pronounced lay-lah-knee, means heavenly flowers)
[name]Nadia[/name] (although octomom has kinda killed it for me)


Names I’d love to use on future children… in a perfect world, of course haha:
[name]Evalena[/name] [name]Kaye[/name] (eh-vuh-lay-nuh) ([name]Kaye[/name] is my mother’s middle name)
[name]Kelan[/name] [name]Shale[/name]

I also [name]LOVE[/name] the name ‘[name]Leia[/name]’ for a girl; unfortunately it does have the seemingly everlasting [name]Star[/name]-Wars [name]Princess[/name] theme attached to it like super glue! :wink:
‘[name]Leilani[/name]’ has also become on of my favorites recently. It’s a beautiful name.
I also dig [name]Nadia[/name], [name]Camille[/name], & [name]Natalia[/name]. All very pretty! :slight_smile:
For your boy names, I like [name]Asher[/name] & [name]Bennett[/name] best.

My cousin named her first baby ‘[name]Brynne[/name]’ ([name]Brynne[/name] [name]Kathyrn[/name]–1st name, middle name), and I really like it!!
I also like the name ‘[name]Beckett[/name]’ a lot for a boy.

I dig your style! :slight_smile:

[name]Ava[/name], I heard it about a year ago (I’m 12, and I just started getting interested in names).
[name]Kirsten[/name] <3


Not many boys…:confused:

My favorites:

[name]Cora[/name] - love!
[name]Camille[/name] - love!

[name]Lachlan[/name] - I like it.
[name]Hudson[/name] - ditto
[name]Roman[/name] - ditto
[name]Declan[/name] - more than like it.
[name]August[/name] - ditto
[name]Callum[/name] - I like it.

Names I’d love to use on future children… in a perfect world, of course haha:
[name]Brynn[/name] - I admire it.
[name]Beckett[/name] - handsome

My list - these are all names I’ve loved since I was a little girl, so some of them are kind of dated:
[name]Alice[/name] - love [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland
[name]Ann[/name] - my cousin
[name]Claire[/name] - I had a very strange friend named [name]Clare[/name], but she didn’t ruin this name for me. That’s how much I love [name]Claire[/name].
[name]Elizabeth[/name] - my mom’s middle name
[name]Francie[/name] - she’s from Mattel. She’s swell!
[name]Jean[/name] - my cousin
[name]Jill[/name] - there was the cutest little white dog named [name]Jill[/name] who lived across the street when I was little. That is why I wanted to name my daughter [name]Jillian[/name] nn [name]Jill[/name], but I couldn’t because my sister had already named her daughter [name]Julia[/name].
[name]Julie[/name] - I actually love [name]Julie[/name] more than [name]Julia[/name]. Go figure!
[name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Kathleen[/name]/[name]Cathleen[/name]/[name]Katrina[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name] - my sister is [name]Kathleen[/name] nn [name]Kathy[/name]
[name]Laura[/name] - my daughter
[name]Rebecca[/name] - my cousin
[name]Sally[/name] - what I often used to name my dolls.
[name]Sandy[/name] - my cousin from [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Theresa[/name] - love it with an “h”. My next door neighbor when I was growing up, but she was much older than me and unfriendly.

[name]Alexander[/name] - He was [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Jean[/name]'s cousin in “[name]Baby[/name] Island” by [name]Carol[/name] Ryrie Brink.
[name]Allen[/name] - spelled the Mattel way.
[name]Andrew[/name] nn [name]Andy[/name]
[name]Daniel[/name] - [name]Elton[/name] [name]John[/name] song
[name]David[/name] - adorable neighbor boy with a fabulous vocabulary.
[name]Kenneth[/name] - my dad
[name]Matthew[/name] nn [name]Matt[/name], my cousin who is three days older than me.
[name]Paul[/name], because of [name]Paul[/name] McCartney, of course!
[name]Peter[/name] - my son and my cousin
[name]Philip[/name] - my cousin
[name]Stephen[/name] - the boy I had a huge crush on in high school. He was very short and wore a cape. He painted all the toes on one foot black. Very odd. I’m glad I didn’t end up with him!
[name]Theodore[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] nn [name]Tommy[/name] - one of my faves!
[name]Tony[/name] - the cutest, nicest neighbor boy [name]EVER[/name]! My sister adored him, too.
[name]William[/name] - next door neighbor, loved/hated him at the same time. He went by [name]Billy[/name]. He really was awful, but because he was my neighbor I always hoped he would be nice. Finally I gave up.

Some of these names are from comic strips. Some of them are from Disney animated movies back in the day. Some were names of children of my parents’ friends or neighbor kids. A few of them are my cousins’ names.

Names I loved the moment I heard them :
[name]Bianca[/name] - I wouldn’t use it now, but it still holds a special place in my heart :smiley:
[name]Jasmine[/name] - she was my favourite Disney princess back in the day.
[name]Phoebe[/name] - actually, I have rather a thing for -ee ending names … [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Ianthe[/name], [name]Evadne[/name], [name]Persephone[/name] … I love them all!
[name]Isadora[/name] - just beautiful; I still love this one.
[name]Queenie[/name] - I wouldn’t give it as a full name, though, at the risk of her sounding like a pet, and I’m not so fond of [name]Regina[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] (I have quite a plant theme going on :D)
[name]Teddy[/name] - as a nn for something (actually, I’m growing quite fond of it on girl, as a nn for [name]Theodora[/name], or even [name]Dorothea[/name])

You just reminded me … my favourite name when I was 12 was [name]Vermillion[/name]. You know, as an alternative to [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Ruby[/name]. The nn [name]Milly[/name] could work well, I suppose …

The ones I fell in love with when I heard them -

[name]Yvaine[/name] (from Stardust)
[name]Leia[/name] - Yes ladies this name is super under rated and living in the shadows of [name]Star[/name] Wars. Lets bring it back! It’s actually working it’s way to the top of my list.
[name]Evelyn[/name] - Met my first little [name]Evelyn[/name] about 6 years ago and haven’t stopped loving this name since.

My girls list -
[name]Adelyn[/name] all though [name]Adelin[/name] is my husband [name]Daniel[/name]'s name scrambled.

Boys -
[name]Oliver[/name] ? maybe

Here’s mine :

  • [name]Cora[/name]

  • [name]Madeline[/name]

  • [name]Juliette[/name]

  • [name]Celia[/name]

  • [name]Rose[/name]

  • [name]James[/name]

  • [name]Mathis[/name]

  • Elyess

My favorites are [name]Madeline[/name] for the girl and [name]Mathis[/name] for the boy !

[name]Hannah[/name]/[name]Anna[/name] (clearly can’t have both, but love both equally)
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Juliet[/name] (same as [name]Hannah[/name]/[name]Anna[/name])

Boys: (my boys list is MUCH longer, but I’ll edit out some of it)

There’s only one name on my list that was a “love at first sight” for me: [name]Gabriel[/name]. All the others just kind of slowly grew on me until I loved them. :slight_smile:

Of your list I love [name]Talia[/name] and [name]Leia[/name] (although I prefer the spelling [name]Lea[/name]).

My favourite boy name is [name]Christian[/name] and some girl names I love are [name]Laila[/name], [name]Arianna[/name], [name]Allegra[/name], [name]Giada[/name], [name]Gaia[/name], [name]Simona[/name], [name]Letizia[/name], [name]Elena[/name], [name]Renata[/name], [name]Lucrezia[/name] ([name]Krizia[/name]). I also really like [name]Gioia[/name] ([name]Joy[/name]) but I think it may be too cutesy.

There is a lady who comes into the toyshop with two little girls. One is called [name]Eleri[/name] which is a Welsh name, but this lady is American (from Chicago) and she pronounced is [name]ELLery[/name] (rather than the Welsh way which is [name]El[/name]-[name]AIR[/name]-y). Her younger daughter is [name]Leilani[/name]. These are both distinctly American choices.

I made great friends with another mum from [name]America[/name] (she and her family have returned there now, but email me regularly as she misses our chats and the way I let her girls run riot with our prams) - her two girls were [name]ELSIE[/name] and [name]ARIA[/name]. Again, distinctly American flavour.

I do find that the American moms have more “way-out” choices for their little ones!

Off the top of my head, some of my favourite names at the moment are:

Betsan (a Welsh version of [name]Elisabeth[/name] that is less common than [name]Bethan[/name])
[name]Catriona[/name] ([name]Cat[/name]-TREEN-ah - Scottish Gaelic form of [name]Catherine[/name])
[name]Fflur[/name] (Welsh form of [name]Fleur[/name])
[name]Ivy[/name] (although I can tell that [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] are going to be MEGA popular within a couple of years)
Nansi (Welsh form of [name]Nancy[/name])
[name]Noa[/name] (I name I heard through Nameberry)
[name]Penelope[/name] (which I used to call [name]PENN[/name]-elope as a child until I was told it was [name]Pen[/name]-[name]ELL[/name]-opppy)

I have probably left some out, but those are the girls names that appeal to me just now.

Forgot [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Mairi[/name] (pronounced [name]Marry[/name] - Scottish Gaelic form of [name]Mary[/name], up in the Highlands and Islands spelled Vhairi with a V, but prounouced [name]Marry[/name] as well!!!)

These are all Scottish names.

Some of my favorites are:

For boys, I like:

some of my favourites from when i first heard them are:



Loved from the first time I heard them…

[name]Lilly[/name], [name]Nola[/name], [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Leo[/name], [name]Norah[/name], [name]Grace[/name] and [name]Andrew[/name].

I love a lot more than those but the others took me a while to warm to. My entire favourites list is way, way too long to post on this but more top 10 for each are;

[name]Lilly[/name], [name]Milla[/name], [name]Isobel[/name], [name]Amelie[/name], [name]Norah[/name], [name]Harper[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Lucy[/name] and [name]Julietta[/name].

[name]Matthew[/name], [name]Freddie[/name], [name]John[/name], [name]Lucas[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Thomas[/name], [name]Paxton[/name], [name]Reid[/name], [name]Eaton[/name] and [name]Oscar[/name].

They’re all likely to change though lol and the list is growing longer all the time.