Honest feedback on this list?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries! I am looking for honest yet respectful feedback on these 9 names. I completely understand that some are not typical NB taste, but I would still appreciate opinions. If you don’t like a name, try to tell me why instead of just being negative. Thank you so, so much!

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: I think the ae is super pretty.
Deslyn: I absolutely love the nicknames that [name_f]Desiree[/name_f] has. I thought Deslyn would be a nice alternative! Deslyn nn [name_m]Dez[/name_m]/[name_u]Desi[/name_u] :slight_smile:
[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: I do like [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], but [name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f] seems to clear up the pronunciation! Wdyt?
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: Sometimes I think this is beautiful, other times it feels a little bit plain. Which camp are you in?
[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: I like the sound of [name_u]Jordan[/name_u], but I prefer the more feminine feel of [name_u]Jordyn[/name_u].
[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: ^^ I like [name_u]Cameron[/name_u], but [name_u]Camryn[/name_u] seems simpler and more girly.
Saela: [name_u]Love[/name_u] the look of this (similar to [name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]).
[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I adore the sound [name_u]TAY[/name_u]-a. [name_f]Thea[/name_f] seems confusing, and I am not a big fan of THEE-a or [name_m]THAY[/name_m]-a.
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: I love A-la, not so much I-la. Which one do you use?

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: This is interesting to me. I’ve never met a [name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you pronounce it [name_u]DAY[/name_u]-lynn or [name_u]DALE[/name_u]-in? I see it’s a feminine form of [name_u]Dale[/name_u] which is why I question that. I think [name_u]DAY[/name_u]-lynn is much prettier sounding than [name_u]DALE[/name_u]-in. All in all, it’s okay just not my favorite of the -aelyn’s ([name_f]Braelyn[/name_f], [name_f]Kaelyn[/name_f], etc.)

Deslyn: This name reminds me of [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] Breslin. I prefer [name_f]Desiree[/name_f] but Deslyn works fine in today’s world too.

[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: I’m not sure it does clear up the pronunciation. The “my” in the name makes it just as easily pronounced [name_f]Jessa[/name_f]-mine rather than [name_f]Jessa[/name_f]-min. I’d spell it Jessamin if I really worried about the pronunciation. I think [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] is a much prettier spelling and it is a very pretty name.

[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]. [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] is gorgeous and my favorite from this list. It’s not boring at all!

[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] is a lovely place name, and feels pretty gender ambiguous to me since it’s the name of a river and country, and typically country names are feminine ([name_f]India[/name_f], [name_u]America[/name_u], [name_f]Ireland[/name_f], etc.) I don’t know why [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] is deemed more masculine by many name nerds, but [name_u]Jordyn[/name_u] doesn’t do anything for me besides look misspelled.

[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: I really just dislike this on a girl. It’s very masculine.

Saela: Have you considered [name_f]Selah[/name_f]?

[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I’d pronounce this as [name_m]TY[/name_m]-ah, like how [name_f]Maya[/name_f] is said. Tya is the most straight forward spelling and it’s pretty cute.

[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: I’d spell it Aela to get the AY-la pronunciation. [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] is going to be called [name_f]Isla[/name_f].

I’ll give this a go. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: I’m not a fan of how it looks, but the sound of the name is very pretty.

Deslyn: I prefer [name_f]Desiree[/name_f], if I’m being honest.

[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: I prefer the traditional spelling, but I see the appeal of using the -y. This name does offer a lot of cute nicknames as well, which is a bonus.

[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: I really like this name. I’ve been a big fan for years and wished it was used more. As for the plain feeling, you could always use a riskier middle name to give some excitement.

[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: I also agree that I prefer the -y for a more feminine version of this name. I knew a girl who spelt her [name_u]Jordin[/name_u], which would work as well.

[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: I’m not a fan of this name on girls. It’s not really a unisex name to my ears. I prefer [name_u]Carmen[/name_u] or [name_f]Camilla[/name_f].

Saela: I’ve not seen this name before but I do think it looks nice, but [name_m]SAY[/name_m]-la is a bit soft sounding for me.

[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I really like this.

[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: I know a girl named [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] who is the sweetest person, so I might be a bit biased in saying that this is my favorite name on your list. She pronounces it A-la as well.

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: It doesn’t really stand out for me, but the nick [name_f]Dae[/name_f] does…in the same family as [name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_u]Rae[/name_u], etc.

Deslyn: I actually like this one. I prefer it to [name_f]Desiree[/name_f].

[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: This spelling is just as good as the classic.

[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: I like this name, it feels very Arthurian to me. I like the look of Joscelin better, but there are many ways to spell this name.

[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: I agree that this spelling feels more feminine.

[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: It is ok…not that striking to me, though that has nothing to do with it being a unisex name. Since you like many “lyn” names, have you considered Camlyn?

Saela: I also like many “ae” names, but not so much this one. [name_f]Shaela[/name_f] sounds better to me. Though, just [name_u]Shae[/name_u] is even better.

[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I knew a girl with this name. She pronounced it [name_u]Tae[/name_u]-uh.

[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: This is very pretty. I say A-la as well and would not think of saying it like [name_f]Isla[/name_f]. That would be [name_f]Eyla[/name_f] imo.

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: I actually really like this. I agree that the “-lyn” names are kind of generally disliked on Nameberry, but I think this one is quite pretty. I agree about the “ae” sound, and I like that it makes me think of daytime. [name_f]Dae[/name_f] is a cute nickname.

Deslyn: I prefer [name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]. Deslyn makes me think of [name_m]Desmond[/name_m]. Also [name_u]Desi[/name_u] actually means someone of [name_f]Indian[/name_f] descent (it’s a phrase many [name_f]Indian[/name_f] girls I’ve known use as an identifier), so I don’t recommend it as a personal nickname. This name is cute but it doesn’t quite have the charm that [name_f]Daelyn[/name_f] has, in my opinion.

[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: I actually prefer [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] truthfully, as I tend to pronounce it as “jess-uh-meen,” but [name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f] is fine. What about [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]? Very similar, but has the added benefit of the nickname [name_u]Jazz[/name_u] and it’s a beautiful, fragrant flower :).

[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: I go back and forth on this name too. I have a good friend named [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] so I’ve warmed to it, but I find that it never seems to properly suit the person wearing it somehow? Like it doesn’t carry enough personality or something. I don’t know, I’m neutral on this, but I like it more than not. Definitely a solid choice.

[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: I knew soooo many Jordans of both genders born in the 90s. It just feels very 90s to me, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: I like it, especially the friendly and approachable nickname “[name_u]Cam[/name_u].” I like this spelling better for a girl too, I think. Very nice name.

Saela: I love this! Probably my favorite on your list. Very, very pretty. [name_u]Love[/name_u] this spelling, too.

[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I like the sound of it. This one’s a bit tough because of the possibility of it being said as TIE-a (like [name_f]Maya[/name_f]), but truthfully most names can be mispronounced somehow so it’s not really an issue. If you like [name_u]TAY[/name_u]-a, I agree with this spelling choice because even though people use that pronunciation for [name_f]Thea[/name_f], it never strikes me as natural (I aways read that as THEE-a or [name_m]THAY[/name_m]-a). [name_f]Taya[/name_f]'s nice.

[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: When I see this name, I never know whether to pronounce it as A-la or I-la, but I actually really like it either way. I think I’d assume A-la at first glance (probably because it’s [name_f]Kayla[/name_f] without the K). Very lovely name!

I love Saela the most, then [name_f]Ayla[/name_f], then [name_f]Daelyn[/name_f], then [name_u]Camryn[/name_u], then [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f].

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: this is cool but I’ve actually always preferred the look of “ai” and disliked “ae”. [name_m]Daylen[/name_m] or Dailyn would work better for me.
Deslyn: just don’t like the way this sounds.
[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: a little long for me. Plus I’ve never loved J names.
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: plain
[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: will always be a boy name to me.
[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: this is cute. But adding the y has always seemed to cheapen the name for me.
Saela: See daelyn
[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I’ve never heard of it. Wouldn’t use it but it’s cool.
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: would like Aila better. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f]: most names with a “lyn” syllable feel really dated to me, and the pronunciation of this name is not obvious to me. Other “ae” names to consider: [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_m]Lael[/name_m].
Deslyn: I like [name_f]Desiree[/name_f] much better.
[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f]: I don’t think the pronunciation issue is any clearer with this spelling variation, and tbh I don’t think it’s much of an issue at all. There are lots of Carolines, Emmelines, and Madelines out there who have already made it known that -ine names can rhyme with fine, tin, or bean!
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]: [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] feels pretty plain and 80s/90s to me (I grew up with a few), but I do like the nickname [name_u]Joss[/name_u].
[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u]: This name is not my style, whatever the spelling, boy or girl. It makes me think of the country, jean shorts (aka “jorts”), and that character from [name_f]Star[/name_f] Trek…all random and unexciting associations.
[name_u]Camryn[/name_u]: I prefer [name_f]Camille[/name_f] and [name_f]Corinne[/name_f]. For what it’s worth, [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] feels plenty feminine; the only well-known [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] I can think of is [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] [name_u]Diaz[/name_u], the actress.
Saela: This just makes me think of someone with a thick accent saying “[name_u]Sailor[/name_u]” with a dropped “R.” It’s a minor gripe and might not matter depending on how most people would pronounce it where you live.
[name_f]Taya[/name_f]: I would’ve guessed this was pronounced like [name_f]Maya[/name_f] if you hadn’t clarified.i think Téa is another possible variation that might be clearer to people.
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]: This is a 50/50 split between A-la and I-la. I would avoid using this name if you are that bothered by frequent mispronunciations.

[name_f]Daelyn[/name_f] - Um, actually, in my country, names start with [name_f]Dae[/name_f] usually belongs to boys and names end with -lyn/lynn belongs to girls. So I was confused if that’s a girls name or a boys name, sorry.

Deslyn - Although I prefer [name_f]Desiree[/name_f], I really like how it sounds! And that nickname is cute.

[name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f] - I also like [name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f] over [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], no reason why. I think it’s charming among names like [name_f]Jessica[/name_f], [name_u]Jessie[/name_u], [name_u]Jess[/name_u], [name_u]Jesse[/name_u] etc.

[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] - I love it! It sounds so nice. I know a girl whose English name is [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] (She uses different spelling, though) and she is really smart. I can think of a smart, beautiful and outgoing girl named [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f].

[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u] - I actually prefer this over [name_u]Jordan[/name_u], but not a fan of this name, sorry. I just don’t like how it sounds.

[name_u]Camryn[/name_u] - I love this name. [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] is nice too but [name_u]Camryn[/name_u] is so beautiful and modern.

Saela - [name_u]Love[/name_u] its sounding, not sure about the spelling.

[name_f]Taya[/name_f] - I like [name_f]Kaya[/name_f], [name_f]Maya[/name_f], [name_f]Naya[/name_f], [name_f]Raya[/name_f] etc… but [name_f]Taya[/name_f] means “It’s burning!” in one dialect of my language, so I feel awkward about it. However it looks and sounds so cute!

[name_f]Ayla[/name_f] - I pronounce it the same way as [name_f]Isla[/name_f], but if a girl named [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] (I’ve never met one) introduces her name as “A-la”, I will pronounce like that. It’s a very beautiful name, nonetheless.