I really like [name]Greta[/name]. I also like [name]Hana[/name]. I can’t decide. I think [name]Greta[/name] [name]Day[/name] sounds ok, [name]Greta[/name] [name]Day[/name] Lippincott sounds like an author’s name. I don’t like [name]Cadence[/name] at all, and fail to understand why people think it’s a name, or a good word for a name. It means rhythm, but to me it makes me think too much of Military [name]Cadence[/name]
That is, like those sound off and call-and-response songs that might go like “I don’t know but I’ve been told” and so on. Many of them are dirty.
I think the popularity might be it sounds a little like [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Caitlin[/name] or [name]Jaden[/name] and sort of resembles [name]Candace[/name], and has a little to do with music, but it doesn’t seem like the best musical term if you like a musical reference for a name. [name]Cadence[/name] is a steady drum beat, not the melody, not even the harmony (I used to wish my name was [name]Harmony[/name], lol, like when I was 15 or 16), [name]Lyric[/name] seems a little awkward to me, but it is not that strange - sort of like [name]Eric[/name], but it’s a poem set to music, nice. For at least someone like me - I don’t know if [name]Cadence[/name] would be fit to someone who marches to the beat of a different drummer, per se. It might be in fact ideal, that is their personal drumbeat, but I still think more like a military exercise, and the precision of a group and conforming. It might be about the tides, the cadence of the waves rolling in and rolling back out, over and over and over, or just time in general, ticking away. I don’t know, I just can’t feel great about it. I think it’s a weird quality, if you can call it that, to want for your child to bear in their name, so I am stumped. I guess now you know how I really feel! It’s 99% military exercise to me, with a little hmmm, I guess it’s not that terrible.
Either way, I cannot help you choose between [name]Greta[/name] and [name]Hana[/name]. I think they are both very cute. I think [name]Hana[/name] has the additional quality of being a name in a lot of languages, with several very nice meanings. This recent article at Appellation Mountain gives more depth than I can:
[name]Greta[/name] is nice, I can understand why some people don’t like it though. It’s a little unusual these days. I knew a [name]Greta[/name] in college, so I find it likable and not too “gritty”. [name]Hana[/name] has a similarity to [name]Hannah[/name] and also names that begin or end with [name]Ana[/name] or [name]Anna[/name], like [name]Annabel[/name] or [name]Liliana[/name], that makes it more comfortable to the mainstream ear, where as [name]Greta[/name] really stands apart from those sort of names. I like that [name]Hana[/name] has significance for you, so I might pull more for that - it’s very special to have extra meaning to your name, that might make a common (or in the case of [name]Hana[/name], similarities shared with other common trends) name still loved more dearly than some other name. They both have the qualities of simplicity that I love.
[name]Hope[/name] that helps you. If you are looking for one-syllable names, there is a list here somewhere.
You can also do a supersearch and put in certain values for names to look up, including a preference for a list of one-syllable names to be returned to you:
I like [name]Day[/name], though. Is there other significance or you just liked it? It can sound a little more like [First Name] [name]Day[/name], like Independence [name]Day[/name] or Pizza [name]Day[/name], but that’s ok - every day is [name]Greta[/name] [name]Day[/name] or [name]Hana[/name] [name]Day[/name]! - I don’t see what’s wrong with that, personally.