Girly ton names!

See the results of this poll: Girly Ton Names

Respondents: 39 (This poll is closed)

  • Kensington Rose : 8 (21%)
  • Carrington Rose : 15 (38%)
  • Lexington Rose: 16 (41%)

I like Lexington [name]Rose[/name] a lot!

I wouldn’t classify any of these as girly, but Carrington got my vote.

None of the above. They are all faintly ridiculous, particularly [name]Kensington[/name] due to the neighborhood and the palace. [name]Kensington[/name] is like a stereotype of a try-hard wannabe yuppie name.

I’m sure you know the -ton ending means ‘town.’ if you think place names that are obviously place names (not, say, [name]Florence[/name]) make good people names, fine, but I would not use Lexington (fairly large city of 300,000in Kentucky, multiple other smaller towns) or [name]Kensington[/name] for the reasons above. Carrington is the only one where there’s not an obvious, large geographical association.

To avoid sounding like a soap opera character (and no, soap opera characters are not glamorous, they are absurd) I would absolutely limit yourself in length-- to two syllables if possible-- for these sorts of names. [name]Seaton[/name] (town by the sea), Meriton (town of merriment/ festivals), [name]Afton[/name] (really like this actually-- there’s a beautiful folk ballad called ‘Flow gently, sweet [name]Afton[/name]’), [name]Ashton[/name], [name]Leighton[/name], and [name]Britton[/name] are all much more realistic.

I know you’re really after a preppy, yuppie vibe but names like Barrington, [name]Kensington[/name] and Lexington ain’t it. I am telling you this in order to help, honestly-- they would be laughed at, unkindly, but the kinds of people you evidently want your children to be mistaken for.

I’ve always had a name crush on Carrington. I think it’s cute especially with [name]Carrie[/name] as the NN. I’m not brave enough to use it though. I have the similar [name]Kerrigan[/name] on my list because it’s a family name for me. Maybe that would appeal to you as well.

None of them are girly to be honest, at least that’s not how I would classify them, maybe tomboyish/preppy? But not girly…

I’d say Carrington.

I’m not a fan of -ton names in general, but I actually like Lexington. I think the nickname [name]Lexi[/name] helps it a lot.

I’m probably in the minority, but I don’t mind -ton names. The only one on your list I don’t really like is Carrington. I like the full name, but I don’t really like the nn. (That’s just personal opinion, though. And I know at least 5 [name]Carrie[/name]/[name]Kari[/name]/[name]Kerry[/name]/[name]Kerri[/name]'s, so the name is definitely usable.) I actually know a [name]Kensington[/name] nn [name]Kenzie[/name], and they aren’t snoby/uppity people, so I really like [name]Kensington[/name]. (I do know a lot of people don’t like this one, though.) I really like Lexington nn [name]Lexi[/name], as well. (I think [name]Lexi[/name] is my favorite nn of the 3 you have listed, actually.) And [name]London[/name] and [name]Brooklyn[/name] are commonly used names, largely connected with the cities/places. So why not [name]Kensington[/name] and Lexington? (Some name places don’t work, [name]Bronx[/name] anyone!?! But I think the ones on your list do. Largely because of the nn possibilities.)

It’s hard to choose one, I love all three. Well not [name]Rose[/name], but the first names. I went with [name]Kensington[/name] though.

In all honesty, I think Lexington is awesome.

Absolutely none - none of them are the least bit feminine or appealing. The -ton ending is incredibly unflattering.

None of these names are girly.

Perhaps this is harsh, but its true. You mentioned wanting a “classy” and a “preppy” name in your earlier posts - and none of those three fit that requirement. I believe Carrington - or something close - was a name on Dynasty or [name]Dallas[/name] (1980’s nighttime soap operas).

I liked the suggestions of [name]Kerrigan[/name], [name]Britton[/name] - how about [name]Kristen[/name], [name]Peyton[/name], [name]Brighton[/name]?

I completely agree with uselesskitty and blade. I also like kerrie’s suggestion of [name]Kerrigan[/name] and [name]Britton[/name].