In order of my personal preference, here are my thoughts:
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] – I adore [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]! So spunky and sweet.
[name_f]Molly[/name_f] – [name_f]Molly[/name_f] is darling! It’s timeless and girly – but not too cutesy – and it has a really gentle sound and feel. [name_u]Love[/name_u] it.
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] – This is such an elegant vintage choice! It seems like a perfect successor to the popular [name_f]Emma[/name_f]. I love its connection to Anne of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables as well.
[name_f]Maya[/name_f] – I prefer the spelling [name_f]Maia[/name_f] for its tie to the goddess, but I do like this name in general. It has a very down-to-earth vibe.
[name_f]Jenny[/name_f] – Not sure where this name really falls in my order of preference here, but I find [name_f]Jenny[/name_f] to be adorable and very underrated! It’s not a favorite of mine personally, but I love it for others!
[name_f]Kate[/name_f] – I am neutral on [name_f]Kate[/name_f]. It’s not one of my favorites, and I do prefer [name_f]Katharine[/name_f], but it’s cute on a girl and classy on a woman – overall, a good choice.
[name_f]Madeline[/name_f] – A charming name, but one I’m definitely neutral on. It just feels a little overused, especially in addition to all the other [name_f]Maddie[/name_f] names. That said, it’s popular for a reason, and I totally see the appeal.
[name_u]Saige[/name_u] – I’m generally pretty neutral on [name_u]Sage[/name_u]/Saige. It’s a sweet-sounding name with a soft, natural vibe and a great meaning.
[name_f]Alena[/name_f] – The spelling throws me off a bit because my natural tendency is to pronounce -lena like “lay-nuh” or “leh-nuh”. ([name_f]Alina[/name_f] or [name_f]Elina[/name_f] would make more sense to me phonetically.) But it has a very pretty sound!
[name_f]Ava[/name_f] – [name_m]Just[/name_m] very overused and not very appealing to me personally. But it has a glamorous Old Hollywood vibe, which I do like!
Bennett – I prefer the [name_m]Bennet[/name_m] spelling because of Pride & Prejudice, but, regardless of spelling, I do love this name! It’s fresher than [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u], and softer than [name_u]Beckett[/name_u] – definitely a great choice.
[name_u]James[/name_u] – About as overused as [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u], but still such a handsome classic!
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u] – I like [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]. It has a nice, boyish, preppy sort of vibe. [name_m]Luke[/name_m] [name_m]Wilson[/name_m] wore it well in Legally Blonde, so I tend to think of [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] as a sweet name.
[name_u]Landon[/name_u] – I like the sound of [name_u]Landon[/name_u]. It feels both earthy and modern, very appealing. Not a favorite of mine, but I do like it for others.
[name_u]Ryan[/name_u] – A little dated at this point, but definitely a modern classic!
[name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] – It’s a classic, but I find it very boring and overused, tbh. I’ve just met/known so many [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u]/Bens that it no longer feels like a fresh choice.
[name_m]Cole[/name_m] – Not really a fan, personally, but I think it’s a cool name.
[name_u]Cade[/name_u] – See [name_m]Cole[/name_m].
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] – For whatever reason, I just don’t find the sound of this to be very appealing. But that’s just me. Objectively, I think it’s a fine choice.
[name_m]Simon[/name_m] – I have personally never found this name appealing. It’s too [name_m]Simon[/name_m] Says for me, and I don’t care for the sound.