I’ve noticed that a lot you guys have nice long girl lists of names, & I’m envious. I can’t seem to fall in love w/more than a few. Any suggestions based on what I have so far?
Here’s my list-
Daisy-This is the number one girl. I fell in love w/her fairly recently (within the last year or so), once I realized it was a special way to honor my dad, [name_m]David[/name_m]. It’s sweet, classic, friendly, lovable & has beautiful imagery. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite flower! Middle name would probably be [name_f]Aviva[/name_f] to honor my grandpa [name_m]Albert[/name_m] and/or Grandma [name_f]Annette[/name_f]. I’m Jewish, so we generally just use the first letter of deceased relatives as honor names. Although I’m not opposed to using [name_m]David[/name_m] or [name_m]Albert[/name_m] as boy mns.
Guinevere-[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] is tied for first w/Daisy, actually. I would just use [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] first if naming an actual baby. But [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] has been my favorite for nearly 20 years now. She’s just so bold, feminine, romantic, recognizable but not at all popular. Middle name would likely be [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] to honor Grandma [name_f]Pauline[/name_f].
Olive-This is another one that I’ve recently fallen for. It’s sweet, vintage, smart & botanical. Plus, it has a little flair of glamours too. And I love the nn [name_f]Livy[/name_f]. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite [name_f]Olive[/name_f] combos are [name_f]Olive[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] for Grandma [name_f]Pauline[/name_f] or [name_f]Olive[/name_f] [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] for my Aunt [name_f]Bernice[/name_f] plus dh’s grandma, [name_f]Betty[/name_f].
Eleanor-I’m not as sure about this one anymore. I still love it, but mainly for the nn [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]. It’s just so over done. [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] was my great grandma too, so that makes it even more special. But I’m not sure I’d want to use just [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]. [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] is my favorite of the [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] names I can think of that I kind of like. And finding an [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] mn is a little tricky. I’ve toyed w/Eleanor [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] (probably my favorite), [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] & [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f].
And here are a few that I sometimes consider but can’t commit to for ‘The List’-
Aine-mainly because it only works well w/an Irish accent. And we’re in the midwest U.S.
Aviva-as a fn? Maybe?
Estella-I mainly like the idea & look of this more than I actually like saying it. Not sure why.
Indigo-I don’t like [name_u]Indie[/name_u] though. I do like [name_f]Idgie[/name_f]!
Josephine-I don’t like [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Joey[/name_u] or [name_u]Josie[/name_u]. And I feel like at least one of those is unavoidable.
Miriam-can’t commit, but maybe…
Nuala-I love that it’s Gaelic & it would fit in w/my little Irish named nephews!
What do you guys think? Should any of these make the cut, & why? Any other suggestions that you think I may like? What do you think of my current list? What would you call my girl style? So many questions! [name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to answer as few or as many as you like. Thanks in advance.