'G' Poll

See the results of this poll: Which one’s your favourite?

Respondents: 42 (This poll is closed)

  • Georgia: 10 (24%)
  • Gwyneth: 6 (14%)
  • Genevieve: 16 (38%)
  • Grace: 6 (14%)
  • Gertrude: 1 (2%)
  • Gemma: 3 (7%)


Where on earth is [name]Gwendolyn[/name] (or [name]Gwendolen[/name], as in [name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Fairfax[/name]) on this poll? It just needs to be there for me. [name]How[/name] can you pass up a literary connection - The Importance of Being [name]Earnest[/name], among others - and a name that just exudes feminine sophistication and classic elegance? Ha! Okay, sorry, rant over…

[name]Georgia[/name] - Spunky, warm, and fun, but it will take me a bit of time to picture this on a child or young adult. To me, it is totally fifty-year-old woman, but I’m sure you can change my views…

[name]Gwyneth[/name] - Paltrow. That’s all I can think of. And, how did this beat out [name]Gwendolyn[/name] and [name]Guinevere[/name]? Blasphemy, I tell you. Ha!

[name]Genevieve[/name] - I adore this. I’m going to vote for it! I pronounce it with the “Americanized” pronunciation, but I still think it sounds beautiful, luxurious, elegant, and rich. The way it’s spelled just looks pretty - and strong, which is important to me - so I automatically love it.

[name]Grace[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it as a first name, and, although it is a tad bit boring in the middle, it works for me. [name]Grace[/name] is like an understated virtue name, and I like its subtle “powers,” if you will. [name]Grace[/name] is calm and cool, crisp and clean, like a fresh set of sheets, you know? [name]Grace[/name] is a name that you can keep coming back to and it always feels comfortable, like that “it’s good to be home” feeling.

[name]Gertrude[/name] - Please, just tell me why this is on the list! I can’t quite think of anything I like about it right now, but we can blame it on the fact that my brain is fried and its almost 2:30 in the morning. But, seriously, [name]Gertrude[/name] reminds me of baby food (Weird, you say? Gerber’s.) and I don’t find [name]Trudy[/name] cute in the slightest. It’s gonna be a hard sell, but maybe - just maybe - you can do it…

[name]Gemma[/name] - [name]Gemma[/name] is sweet and fun, feminine and sassy, but its just a dressed-up version of [name]Emma[/name] to me! And, truth be told, I like [name]Emma[/name] better. [name]Emma[/name] is a classic, elegant vintage name for me - think [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] - and it will always win, despite popularity, over a name with ‘gem’ in it that sounds a little too modern (although I am aware of [name]St[/name]. [name]Gemma[/name]) for my taste. Plus, I always say it as [GHEM-ah] in my head first, which bugs the heck out of me…

Take care! Talk to you in the (my) morning!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Charlie[/name]!

Yay for the ‘G’ poll, I can tell already that its going to be great!

[name]Georgia[/name] - I love [name]Georgia[/name]! I think [name]Georgia[/name] is beautiful and I much prefer her to [name]Georgina[/name]. I have a friend (my age) called [name]Georgia[/name] and she is so lovely and confident and friendly, so that is what I automatically picture a [name]Georgia[/name] to be like since she is the only one I have known. I also really like [name]Georgette[/name] as a middle name. [name]Georgia[/name] is definitely on my favourites list.

[name]Gwyneth[/name] - When you had [name]Faith[/name] in your ‘F’ poll I told you about my soft spot for -ith names and this is basically one of them, I do love it, maybe more than [name]Gwendolen[/name] I’m not sure, because I love nns [name]Wendy[/name] and [name]Dolly[/name] from [name]Gwendolen[/name] probably more than the name itself whereas I love [name]Gwyneth[/name] more than any possible nns. I love its soft whispery feel and [name]Gwyneth[/name] is so fun to see. Ooh and I just looked up the meaning, ‘Blessed, happy’? Amazing.

[name]Genevieve[/name] - A good namberry favourite and I can’t say it isn’t one of my faves either, which way are you pronouncing it? I have to say, I do love both ways. For me, [name]Genevieve[/name] is elegant and beautiful and I can imagine a [name]Genevieve[/name] of any ages, especially as one of my neighbours has just had a little baby Genenvieve, who is so sweet!

[name]Grace[/name]- I prefer [name]Faith[/name] over [name]Grace[/name], maybe because I know so, so many or maybe because I just don’t like the sound of [name]Grace[/name]. I think it is the Gr- bit that doesn’t do it for me. But when I think about it is a virtue and less about the sound, the name takes on a completely different feel to me and I can see why so many people love it and I sort of get what [name]Lemon[/name] said about the ‘it’s good to be home’ feeling.

[name]Gertrude[/name] - Ooh I love [name]Gertrude[/name] but I don’t think I would ever be brave enough to use it. I started loving it after E.T especially when my dad said (about [name]Gertrude[/name]) ‘what a lovely [name]German[/name] name’ without a hint of sarcasm, so my views started to change as a thought more and more about [name]Gertrude[/name]. I think gertie is such a cute name for a toddler, then I do actually like [name]Trudy[/name] or even better [name]Tru[/name]/ [name]True[/name] for when they are older.

[name]Gemma[/name] - I know a lot of people here on nameberry love [name]Gemma[/name] but being from the UK, [name]Gemma[/name] is quite dated I have serious trouble picturing a little [name]Gemma[/name]. I’m really trying hard and I guess I do like the [name]Gem[/name] bit but I have a serious dislike for [name]Emma[/name] so it’s a no to [name]Gemma[/name], sorry!

I didn’t think I really liked ‘G’ names but now I’m having such a hard time deciding! Ok, I’ve narrowed it down to three, [name]Gertrude[/name], [name]Gwyneth[/name] or [name]Georgia[/name]. [name]Georgia[/name] or [name]Gertrude[/name]? Oh gosh I’m going to do it, so many people are going to think I’m mad, [name]Gertrude[/name] has my vote!

Another awesome list [name]Charlie[/name], I have throughly enjoyed commenting on it :slight_smile:

  • [name]Elena[/name]

I have NO idea which one to vote for, since none of them are really my style!
My favourite G names for girls are [name]Glory[/name]/[name]Gloria[/name], [name]Grier[/name], [name]Greta[/name], [name]Gale[/name] and [name]Gardenia[/name] XD

I might be leaning toward [name]Gwyneth[/name] for her oddness or [name]Georgia[/name] for ‘[name]Georgia[/name] on my mind’ but I could never vote for just one!

I voted for [name]Grace[/name]…such a timeless, elegant classic!

This one was tough! I voted for [name]Genevieve[/name] but I also really love [name]Gwyneth[/name], [name]Grace[/name] and Geogia!

Tough choice between [name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name], but I went with [name]Gemma[/name]!

My favorite G name is [name]Gwendolyn[/name]! So elegant and yet sassy at the same time!

I voted for [name]Georgia[/name].

Other G names I like are:


[name]Georgia[/name] gets my vote. I think it’s wonderful. [name]Gwyneth[/name] was a really close second in this poll.
But, my favorite G name is definitely [name]Georgiana[/name], pronounced jor-[name]JAY[/name]-nuh. I love that name.

Woo-hoo!!! It’s G time! :slight_smile: [name]Charlie[/name], I love your list!

[name]Georgia[/name]: I love [name]Georgia[/name] so much! I know an adorable, bright, friendly little [name]Georgia[/name], and she made me love her name. I also love [name]Georgiana[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], and even [name]Georgette[/name]!

[name]Gwyneth[/name]: I love [name]Gwyneth[/name], too, and the more and more I see it, the more I’m able to separate it from [name]Gwyneth[/name] Paltrow and her goopy “Goop” blog.

[name]Genevieve[/name]: I know it’s going to come as a shock, but I love the name [name]Genevieve[/name] and gave it my vote! Go, [name]Genevieve[/name]! :slight_smile: Keep your eye on the prize!

I was so happy to see [name]Genevieve[/name] here. :slight_smile:

[name]Grace[/name]: I love [name]Grace[/name], too! [name]Even[/name] though it’s popular, it still feels timeless to me, like [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Anna[/name]. [name]Grace[/name] makes me think of [name]Grace[/name] [name]Kelly[/name], [name]Grace[/name] Ingalls ([name]Little[/name] House on the [name]Prairie[/name]), and a bunch of other good associations.

[name]Gertrude[/name]: Hmm…[name]Gertrude[/name]. Hmm…Hmm…(Can you please ask [name]Gertrude[/name] to leave the room for a minute? Is she gone? Okay.) Well, I like the other names more, but the more I think about it, the more I can see the appeal of [name]Gertrude[/name]. I think that [name]Trudy[/name] and [name]Gertie[/name] are darling, but I need to work on [name]Gertrude[/name] a while longer. :slight_smile:

[name]Gemma[/name]: I think it’s beautiful. :slight_smile:

I put [name]Genevieve[/name] in first place, and [name]Georgia[/name] and [name]Grace[/name] are tied for second. I’ll put [name]Gemma[/name] next, followed by [name]Gwyneth[/name] and poor [name]Gertrude[/name] (walk it off, [name]Gertrude[/name]…stay strong…). :slight_smile:

Thanks for the fun! :slight_smile:

Have a good day, [name]Charlie[/name]!

(Bring on the Hs!) :slight_smile:

Okay, I will reply to your responses separately, thank-you all for voting:)

This post though I all about [name]GERTRUDE[/name]! I think [name]Gertrude[/name] needs some sticking up for here so if you’d all like to listen up; here’s why you should love [name]Gertrude[/name].

[name]Gertrude[/name] has pedigree. In literature she has been used by [name]Shakespeare[/name], [name]Hermann[/name] Hesse and [name]Hjalmar[/name] S”derberg. [name]Gertrude[/name] could be considered amongst the ‘celestial names’ as there is a crater on [name]Titania[/name] (Uranus’ moon). She could also be a place name, [name]Gertrude[/name] Arkansas and [name]Gertrude[/name] [name]California[/name]. Finally, [name]Gertrude[/name] has been used for European royalty for centuries and is the name of a saint.

Still not in love? Think it’s perhaps, unusable? Well think again.

[name]Gertrude[/name] comes with an array of nns suitable for all ages. There’s [name]Gertie[/name] (E.T anyone?) which would be perfect for a little girl, [name]Tru[/name] for a teenager/young woman and [name]Trudy[/name] for the middle-aged to nana period. [name]Gertrude[/name] will age well!

And if, for some reason you’re still not sold, look it up. [name]Gertrude[/name] has the meaning ‘strength of a spear’, no one’s pushing this girl around! Or if you need some links to real life bearers, there have been several famous Gertrudes. [name]Gertrude[/name] Baines was the world’s oldest woman in 2009, [name]Gertrude[/name] [name]Bell[/name] was an archeologist and spy and [name]Gertrude[/name] [name]Stein[/name] was a famous writer. For those wanting a musical reference there’s a song '[name]Gertrude[/name]‘s Bounce’ by [name]Bud[/name] [name]Powell[/name].

Surely that’s done it. If I’ve made one person appreciate [name]Gertrude[/name] or see it in a new light then I’m happy! I personally think [name]Gertrude[/name] is very refreshing for now, it’s part of the ‘old-lady cool’ theme is it not?

  • [name]Charlie[/name]


Let me explain the [name]Gwendolyn[/name] situation. When I was forming my list, I knew I wanted a ‘[name]Gwen[/name]’ name of some sort. [name]Guinevere[/name] was just too much so it came down to [name]Gwendolyn[/name] and [name]Gwyneth[/name]. Now, I must confess I haven’t yet read ‘The Importance of Being [name]Earnest[/name]’ so I don’t know anything about [name]Gwendolyn[/name] [name]Fairfax[/name], I’m sorry. I agree, [name]Gwendolyn[/name] is very elegant and sophisticated but [name]Gwyneth[/name] is whimsical and free whilst regaining full class. In the end it came down to meaning (I’m a sucker for that) and [name]Gwendolyn[/name]'s just didn’t match up to [name]Gwyneth[/name]'s. Actually, to be honest ‘white circle’ sounds a bit cult-esque to me but ‘happy; blessed’ I couldn’t pass up.

[name]Georgia[/name] is everything you say it is… but it’s definitely not a 50-year-old woman! I know heaps of Georgias and they are all my age (teens) or younger so I guess we’re just not getting the same image there…

[name]Genevieve[/name], I pronounce the ‘American’ way too but I prefer it ‘[name]Jhon[/name]-vee-EV’ so I’m trying to train my brain to say it that way:)

I love how you describe [name]Grace[/name] and I know exactly what you mean. [name]Grace[/name] in the middle is a tad ordinary but I still love it there and it’s a family surname for me so that’s probably where it’ll end up.

Argh! [name]Gemma[/name] isn’t a dressed up version of [name]Emma[/name]! And it’s not modern! [name]Gemma[/name] was [name]Dante[/name]'s wife, back in 13th Century making it ancient Italian! Total opposite. In my opinion anyway. [name]Emma[/name] to me has lost it’s [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] charm. The only literary reference I associate with [name]Emma[/name] now is Madame Bovary, which taints it slightly.

Well, I think that’s about it for now…

You take care too:)

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

Hey [name]Elena[/name]!

Thank-you for commenting and more importantly, for voting [name]Gertrude[/name]!

This is going to be really short I’m sorry because I’m way to tired to be making coherent comments, but I just quickly wanted to say that your responses are brilliant and I agree with (almost) everything you had to say:)

Take care, and I’ll talk to you soon

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

[name]Hi[/name] everyone:)

Time to wrap this one up too, I think. Big thanks to [name]Lemon[/name], [name]Elena[/name], [name]Jill[/name], Dearest, kyemsma, liz22, butterfly422, jlm, [name]Ginger[/name] and Rachelmarie for voting and sharing your favourite ‘G’ names!

I loved a lot of the names; [name]Greta[/name], [name]Georgette[/name], [name]Gloria[/name] and [name]Georgiana[/name] were my favourites from the ones posted.

Looks like [name]Genevieve[/name] is the winner of this one:) The ‘H’ poll will be up and running shortly.

[name]Happy[/name] [name]Easter[/name]!!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]


Oh! I can’t wait for the H poll! So excited…

And, [name]Happy[/name] [name]Easter[/name] to you, too, madam!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Yes, I’m a little late here, I know, but I voted [name]Genevieve[/name]. The other names aren’t really my style. Other ‘G’ names I like are [name]Gillian[/name] and [name]Giulia[/name]. (The latter being my own, so I am biased.)

I am also late, but am happy to see [name]Genevieve[/name] won, as it is the name at the top of our list for our baby girl!