Girls' name poll!

See the results of this poll: Favorite girl name out of the following?

Respondents: 76 (This poll is closed)

  • Makenna : 8 (9%)
  • Adelyn : 28 (31%)
  • Aderyn : 2 (2%)
  • Adria : 24 (26%)
  • Aricyn : 0 (0%)
  • Avonlea : 27 (30%)
  • Aryan : 1 (1%)
  • Aerilyn: 1 (1%)

You should seriously consider nixing [name_m]Aryan[/name_m]…too strong of a connection w/white supremecists. Otherwise, lovely choices.

Aerilyn…I like it, but I personally would spell it Aaralyn.

I would not touch [name_m]Aryan[/name_m] with a 10-foot pole unless you are, in fact, a Nazi. [name_f]Adria[/name_f] and [name_f]Adalyn[/name_f] are pretty.

Can you elaborate on the white supremacist thing? I apparently don’t know my history, as this name doesn’t bring up any particular connection for me. I just liked the way it sounds.

The “[name_m]Aryan[/name_m] [name_m]Race[/name_m]” is the what Nazis/White Supremacists believe is the pure/master race. I would definitely take [name_m]Aryan[/name_m] off your list. I know it has a nice sound, but I immediately associate it with Nazis and I’m sure most people would as well.

I voted [name_f]Adria[/name_f]. I think it’s a very pretty name.

OK, thanks for the heads-up regarding [name_m]Aryan[/name_m]! [name_m]Just[/name_m] googled and learned more about that name – yikes! So glad I posted here and got your responses as that just didn’t ring a negative bell in my head when I saw that pretty-sounding name on a name list somewhere!

[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_f]Adalyn[/name_f]. [name_f]One[/name_f] of my favorites

This x 1000. Really, really, don’t do it.

[name_m]How[/name_m] is the white supremacist version of [name_m]Aryan[/name_m] pronounced? Is it uh-ryan or air-ee-uhn? The latter pronunciation is what I had in mind for a girl’s name. If the white supremacist version is pronounced uh-ryan, then maybe I could spell this name differently to get the latter pronunciation and move away from the white supremacist connection. Maybe a spelling like Airean or [name_f]Erian[/name_f] or I don’t know. :stuck_out_tongue:

[name_u]Orion[/name_u] might be a spelling you could consider. Have you considered the names [name_f]Acadia[/name_f], [name_f]Avalon[/name_f], [name_f]Alysanne[/name_f] or Amarei?

Ooh, [name_f]Acadia[/name_f] – I like that. Gonna add that to my list right now. :slight_smile:

Sadly, the Nazi version of the word is pronounced exactly the way you want the name to be. I have heard of people having it as a name that weren’t Nazis, but it’s always seemed strange to me.

[name_f]Ariana[/name_f] though is a completely legitimate name with no Nazi associations. And [name_f]Aria[/name_f].

Thanks for the quick history lesson and pronunciation guide. [name_m]Just[/name_m] scratched that name off the list. We got stuck on “A” names because I absolutely ADORED “[name_f]Adecyn[/name_f]” until it hit me a couple of days later that this was actually the super-popular [name_u]Addison[/name_u] with a twisted spelling. We decided to see if we could go a little more unique. Hubby likes Avonlea, but I really can’t get around the [name_f]Anne[/name_f] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables association. [name_f]Adeline[/name_f] is beautiful, but seems like it’s becoming popular… and we don’t want anything super-popular. I really like Arecyn as something pretty and unique, but hubby’s not so sure.

Agreed. And Aderyn sounds like adderall, the drug. [name_f]Adria[/name_f] is a great name tho.

#1 Avonlea
#2 [name_f]Adria[/name_f]

Didn’t see that is was multiple choice so I only chose one

I’m afraid I would also nix Aerycn or any spelling thereof, as Aricin is a topical stereoid cream. I am one of those people who appreciates the beauty of [name_f]Allegra[/name_f] but could never use it because I immediately think of the allergy pill. I found something that said Aricin may be a Norwegian boys name meaning “son of the eternal king.” That is cool. But I still couldn’t use it because it reminds me of the medication.

I like the suggestion for you of [name_f]Avalon[/name_f] instead of Avonlea. It has a beautiful story behind it and none of the [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables associations.

Fave off your current list was [name_f]Adria[/name_f]! It’s beautiful yet unfussy, it’s elegant & works for little girl or mature woman, & has plenty of nickname potentially if you like those.

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[name_f]Alba[/name_f] “dawn of day”
Allegria “cheerful”
[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f] “silver, blessed” or some variation on that depending on where you look it up
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] “great/high, exalted” or poss “great forest”
[name_f]Atara[/name_f] “crown”

Also, “heavenly” names: [name_f]Adhara[/name_f], [name_f]Alcyone[/name_f], [name_f]Astraea[/name_f]
Other than A’s… [name_f]Cassia[/name_f], [name_f]Delilah[/name_f], [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_f]Mahala[/name_f] “muh-HAY-luh”, [name_f]Mila[/name_f] or [name_f]Minna[/name_f]

I love the ideas of [name_f]Adria[/name_f] and Avonlea, I voted for both.

[name_f]Avalon[/name_f] would be a great alternative for Avonlea.

[name_f]Arwen[/name_f], [name_u]Arden[/name_u], [name_f]Arissa[/name_f], and [name_f]Acadia[/name_f]/[name_f]Arcadia[/name_f] are some other potential A names that give me the same feeling as a lot of your choices; airy, somewhat mythical, green, spirited, feminine names. I see bright skies and forests and old stone buildings covered in ivy, girls that ride horses and can shoot a long bow. Does that sound silly? They are strong names but not sturdy or too grounded. [name_f]Arcadia[/name_f] and [name_f]Arwen[/name_f] are my favorites.

P.S. I don’t really see [name_f]Adeline[/name_f] getting insanely popular - I think you should put it back on your list! It’s so beautiful.

Would [name_f]Adria[/name_f] be pronounced “A-dree-uh” (with the emphasis on the long “A” sound) or “uh-[name_f]DREE[/name_f]-uh” (emphasis on the middle syllable)? If it’s the latter pronunciation, it kind of rhymes with our last baby girl’s name “[name_f]Bria[/name_f]” which I’d prefer to avoid. I like Avonlea, but it feels like it needs a nickname. Any suggestions? This baby will be #7. So far, we have [name_u]Micah[/name_u] (boy), [name_f]Karis[/name_f] (girl), [name_f]Anneka[/name_f] (girl), [name_f]Kaia[/name_f] (girl), [name_m]Caiden[/name_m] (boy), and [name_f]Bria[/name_f] (girl). Because our last two girls have names that are kind of short, we thought we’d go more long and flow-y this time – something unique and super-feminine without being off-this-planet super-weird-sounding.

I believe [name_f]Adria[/name_f] is pronounced with the long A sound. As for Avonlea (which I voted for), how about nn’s [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Vonnie[/name_f], [name_f]Vanna[/name_f]?