First Impressions

Here’s a list of my current favorites. Using one or two words what are your first impressions for each name?

Out of curiosity which are your top three boy and girl choices?



Welcome to Nameberry!

Allegra–sweet and upbeat, but note the medication.
Genevieve–not a pretty sound.
Sophie–lovely but popular.
Isla–wild and sweet. Popular, but just on Nameberry?
Bronwen–lovely Welsh choice.
Olive–dull brown feeling.
Freya–Norse goddess.
Evangeline–beautiful and feminine. Love it!
Frances–sober yet quirky; not quite my style.

Declan–handsome. May rise fast.
Linus–like, but…the blanket.
Gideon–good sound, good namesake.
Viggo–Mortensen. Loving Viggo lately, though! So cool.
Theo–cute yet distinguished.
Miles–solid and sweet.
Tobin–cool! Would be on my list if Tobias wasn’t.

Best wishes! Sorry I didn’t quite manage the one or two words. Hope this helps.
P.S. See below for my Top Three–in fact, my Top Ten!

[name]Allegra[/name]: Pretty, but unfortunate that its a medication.
[name]Genevieve[/name]: Not my style.
[name]Indie[/name]: [name]Love[/name] this!
[name]Sophie[/name]: Too popular.
[name]Isla[/name]: [name]Love[/name] this too!
[name]Bronwen[/name]: I really dislike this.
[name]Olive[/name]: Very cute…love the nickname [name]Ollie[/name].
[name]Freya[/name]: Too dated.
[name]Evangeline[/name]: Pretty, but NMS.
[name]Frances[/name]: I don’t like it.

[name]Declan[/name]: :slight_smile:
[name]Bennett[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name] THIS!!!
[name]Linus[/name]: [name]Linus[/name]…Minus.
[name]Gideon[/name]: NMS
[name]Viggo[/name]: Cute :slight_smile:
[name]Theo[/name]: [name]Even[/name] cuter!
[name]Grayson[/name]: NMS
[name]Miles[/name]: NMS

My Faves:

[name]Isla[/name], [name]Indie[/name], [name]Olive[/name], [name]Declan[/name], [name]Bennett[/name], [name]Theo[/name].


Describing the kind of person I think would have the name
[name]Allegra[/name] - sweet, charming
[name]Genevieve[/name] - frilly, trendy in personal style
[name]Indie[/name] - adventurous, bold
[name]Sophie[/name] - wise, pretty
[name]Isla[/name] - smart, intuitive
[name]Bronwen[/name] - down to earth, logical
[name]Olive[/name] - unique, charming
[name]Freya[/name] - strong, mature
[name]Evangeline[/name] - sensitive, harmonious
[name]Frances[/name] - rebellious, vintage

[name]Declan[/name] - interesting, opinionated
[name]Bennett[/name] - popular, handsome
[name]Linus[/name] - akward, strange
[name]Gideon[/name] - giddy
[name]Viggo[/name] - unique, striking
[name]Theo[/name] - loveable, kind
[name]Grayson[/name] - annoying, desperate
[name]Miles[/name] - adventurous, creative
[name]Tobin[/name] - smart, friendly
[name]Xavier[/name] - egotistical, mature

My top three for girls: [name]Domenica[/name], [name]Antonia[/name], [name]Phaedra[/name]

[name]Allegra[/name] - Unappealing.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - Attractive.
[name]Indie[/name] - Nickname
[name]Sophie[/name] - Tired
[name]Isla[/name] - Nice
[name]Bronwen[/name] - Strong
[name]Olive[/name] - Fun
[name]Freya[/name] - Pretty
[name]Evangeline[/name] - Frilly
[name]Frances[/name] - Auntie

[name]Declan[/name] - Nice
[name]Bennett[/name] - Okay
[name]Linus[/name] - Nerd-chic
[name]Gideon[/name] - Gorgeous
[name]Viggo[/name] - Scandinavian
[name]Theo[/name] - Meh
[name]Grayson[/name] - [name]Robin[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] - Excellent
[name]Tobin[/name] - Adorable
[name]Xavier[/name] - Popular but nice.

Very curt sounding with only a couple words, sorry. I like many of them.

[name]Allegra[/name] - This hasn’t happened before but when I first saw [name]Allegra[/name], all I could think of was the word Allergy.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - Frilly/Classy but a lot of name if that makes sense. As a teacher I think [name]Genevieve[/name] would struggle to spell her name.
[name]Indie[/name] - Hippy, Cool, Fun, Quirky
[name]Sophie[/name] - Safe, comfortable, cute
[name]Isla[/name] - Beautiful, classy, sophisticated
[name]Olive[/name] - Quirky, interesting
[name]Freya[/name] - Fun, Lively
[name]Evangeline[/name] - Beautiful, girly, intelligent
[name]Frances[/name] - [name]Unique[/name], interesting - wouldn’t appreciate the nickname [name]Fran[/name]/[name]Franny[/name]

[name]Declan[/name] - Gorgeous. I picture a loveable rogue.
[name]Bennett[/name] - Soft sounding, very handsome
[name]Linus[/name] - Old man (sorry!)
[name]Gideon[/name] - Cool, quirky, not at all popular
[name]Viggo[/name] - Exotic, interesting
[name]Theo[/name] - Modern, Cool
[name]Grayson[/name] - Trendy
[name]Miles[/name] - Classic, handsome name
[name]Tobin[/name] - Weird, not my style
[name]Xavier[/name] - Quirky, fun, interesting

Top girls: [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Frances[/name]/[name]Sophie[/name] (can’t decide the last two)
Top Boys: [name]Declan[/name], [name]Bennett[/name], [name]Linus[/name], [name]Gideon[/name], [name]Theo[/name] (boys names are so great I could only narrow it down to 5)

Top 3 Girls - [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Freya[/name] & [name]Indie[/name].
Top 3 Boys - [name]Declan[/name], [name]Theo[/name] & [name]Bennet[/name].

[name]Allegra[/name] - spunky (but I too think of the medication…)
[name]Genevieve[/name] - spunky, optimistic, outgoing
[name]Indie[/name] - outgoing
[name]Sophie[/name] - sophisticated, elegant
[name]Isla[/name] - sophisticated
[name]Bronwen[/name] - strong, brawny
[name]Olive[/name] - spunky, quirky
[name]Freya[/name] - beautiful, elegant, graceful
[name]Evangeline[/name] - southern belle
[name]Frances[/name] - wise, bookworm, vintage

[name]Declan[/name] - strong
[name]Bennett[/name] - handsome, charming
[name]Linus[/name] - nerdy
[name]Gideon[/name] - nerd, smart
[name]Viggo[/name] - quirky
[name]Theo[/name] - charming, smart
[name]Grayson[/name] - handsome, strong, brave
[name]Miles[/name] - nice guy, smart, shy
[name]Tobin[/name] - nice, friendly
[name]Xavier[/name] - strong, athletic

Top choices for me are:
[name]Freya[/name], [name]Sophie[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] and [name]Grayson[/name]

[name]Allegra[/name]-- reminds me of the allergy medicine
[name]Genevieve[/name]-- My #1 so cute and classic! [name]Just[/name] don’t like the nickname that sounds like “[name]Jenny[/name]”
[name]Indie[/name]-- exotic
[name]Sophie[/name]-- My #2 very cutsy, sounds a little royal
[name]Isla[/name]-- reminds me of isla fisher the actress, cute but not common
[name]Bronwen[/name]-- sounds classic but a little masculine
[name]Olive[/name]-- I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Olivia[/name], so I think [name]Olive[/name] just seems a little lacking to me.
[name]Freya[/name]-- Cute and very trendy
[name]Evangeline[/name]-- This is my #3 simply because of the nickname “[name]Evie[/name]”
[name]Frances[/name]-- This name is so unisex to me that I don’t like it for either

[name]Declan[/name]-- I like the strong sound of it, but it seems pretty trendy
[name]Bennett[/name]-- My #1 favorite. I like how simple it is. I have a thing for surnames as first names on boys though
[name]Linus[/name]-- reminds me of the character from “peanuts”
[name]Gideon[/name]-- I think of the religious group that puts Bibles in hotel rooms
[name]Viggo[/name]-- this one feels awkward to me. I think it’s the 2 gs
[name]Theo[/name]-- seems so 80s to me
[name]Grayson[/name]-- my #4 sounds a little made up but I think the nn [name]Gray[/name] is really cute
[name]Miles[/name]-my #2. Simple and strong
[name]Tobin[/name]-- this doesn’t really sound like a first name to me
[name]Xavier[/name]-- just plain not my style. not sure what else to say about this one

Good luck!!

[name]Allegra[/name] - Allergy medicine
[name]Genevieve[/name] - Pretty
[name]Indie[/name] - I would assume this is short for something. [name]India[/name], [name]Indira[/name], [name]Indigo[/name], etc.
[name]Sophie[/name] - I prefer [name]Sophia[/name].
[name]Isla[/name] - Pretty
[name]Bronwen[/name] - Pretty
[name]Olive[/name] - Pretty
[name]Freya[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] - Beautiful
[name]Frances[/name] - Poor little girl, she has an old lady name

[name]Declan[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Bennett[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Linus[/name] - Peanuts character
[name]Gideon[/name] - Dorky
[name]Viggo[/name] - Celebrity name. Somebody must have been a big [name]Lord[/name] of the Rings fan.
[name]Theo[/name] - I would assume it’s short for [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Grayson[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] -[name]Love[/name]
[name]Tobin[/name] - Doesn’t really sound like a name to me
[name]Xavier[/name] - Very nice

[name]Allegra[/name] – I suppose it sounds nice, but a) it’s a medication and b) [name]Allegro[/name] is something to do with music.
[name]Genevieve[/name] – I like it, but I like the French pronunciation better. And unfortunately, I don’t live in [name]France[/name].
[name]Indie[/name] – I know a girl with this name and dla;fksjs just no…
[name]Sophie[/name] – I really do like it, but it’s a wee bit too popular.
[name]Isla[/name] – I think of [name]Isla[/name] [name]Fischer[/name].
[name]Bronwen[/name] – Uh, HECK no.
[name]Olive[/name] – I prefer [name]Olivia[/name]…The main character in Easy A is called [name]Olive[/name]. And plus, it’s a food.
[name]Freya[/name] – I think of French fries…
[name]Evangeline[/name] – I like it. You can call her [name]Eve[/name] or [name]Angie[/name] or [name]Eva[/name]…It’s nice :slight_smile:
[name]Frances[/name] – I always thought this was a boy’s name…

[name]Declan[/name] – It’s a name of a main love interest in some chick flick, so that’s the first thing I think of.
[name]Bennett[/name] – My friend’s last name.
[name]Linus[/name] – I picture a nerdy kind of kid…
[name]Gideon[/name] – It’s a name from [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name].
[name]Viggo[/name] – Nooooo
[name]Theo[/name] – It’s okay…
[name]Grayson[/name] – I know a pretty big jerk kid with this name. But it’s a good name otherwise.
[name]Miles[/name] – Not bad.
[name]Tobin[/name] – I know a kid named [name]Tobin[/name]. He’s very…quiet.
[name]Xavier[/name] – [name]CHARLES[/name] [name]XAVIER[/name] I watched X-Men yesterday

Soooo over all, my favorites are [name]Evangeline[/name] and [name]Grayson[/name].