Honest Thoughts & Opinions on my name list, Please!

Are there any I should drop? Any that stand out? What’s your favorite? Suggestions?

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Emese[/name]

[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]

[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Simone[/name]

[name]Ione[/name] [name]Locklyn[/name]

[name]Anona[/name] [name]Cyane[/name]

[name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name]

[name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name]

[name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]

[name]Keeva[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]

[name]Leire[/name] [name]Austine[/name]

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Emese[/name]- [name]Love[/name] [name]Miriam[/name], not sure how to pronounce [name]Emese[/name]. If the beginning E has a long e sound than I think that the -am ending in [name]Miriam[/name] and the beginning [name]Em[/name]- sounds may sounds too much alike.
[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]- Something about the flow is off. [name]Blythe[/name] is so soft and [name]Morgan[/name] is very clunky. [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgana[/name] would have a better flow I think.
[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Simone[/name]- Good flow but I’m not a fan of [name]Patricia[/name] or any of it’s nicknames. [name]Love[/name] [name]Simone[/name] though.
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Locklyn[/name]- [name]Ione[/name] is nice, but [name]Locklyn[/name] is a bit odd and doesn’t flow or fit with [name]Ione[/name].
[name]Anona[/name] [name]Cyane[/name]- I like it!
[name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name]- [name]Eila[/name] is nice but I’m not feeling [name]Katine[/name].
[name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name]- [name]Iolyn[/name] rhyming with violin? I’m not sure that I like it. [name]LaRue[/name] sounds nice but I just see ‘the road’.
[name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]- My favorite! Very nice.
[name]Keeva[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]- Its okay, I love [name]Leonie[/name] but [name]Keeva[/name] is not my style.
[name]Leire[/name] [name]Austine[/name]- [name]How[/name] is [name]Leire[/name] pronounced? Not sure if I like it until I find out the pronunciation.

What general area are you from? A lot of people may have trouble with these names depending on your location. I love that you are choosing names that are not the norm by most standards, at least not in my area, it’s refreshing. Here are some of my suggestions.

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Leona[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgana[/name]
[name]Leonora[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Lovisa[/name]
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Merida[/name]
[name]Eila[/name] [name]Cyane[/name]
[name]Eila[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Lyra[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Una[/name] [name]Cybele[/name]
[name]Kaia[/name] [name]Cybele[/name]

I really apprciate the feedback. The suggested combos are really awesome! I really respect the opinions of other Berries because I know my style isn’t for everyone and I can’t tell when I am getting too weird or just right. [name]Ava[/name] is adorable but I know several little girls with this name which crosses it off of our list.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Ione[/name]? I love it, but I agree that [name]Locklyn[/name] doesn’t flow well with it.

Other ideas…
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Calliope[/name]
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Scotland[/name] (A little cheesy but I still love it)
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Merida[/name]

I like [name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name] and [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]. They sound the best to my ear. I slightly prefer the spellings [name]Isla[/name] and [name]Ayla[/name] to [name]Eila[/name]. Not a fan of [name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name]. To me it sounds like the pen-name of a romance novelist.

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Emese[/name]~ Fine.

[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]~ I don’t love [name]Morgan[/name].

[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Simone[/name]~ [name]Patricia[/name] seems dated to me.

[name]Ione[/name] [name]Locklyn[/name]~ [name]Don[/name]'t do [name]Ione[/name]. I have a Greek name and NOBODY can spell or pronounce it correctly. It’s really a pain and even though I love that my name is original I wish my parents had picked something else.

[name]Anona[/name] [name]Cyane[/name]~ Fine.

[name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name]~ I haven’t heard of either of these. Interesting.

[name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name]~ Sorry, I don’t like this one.

[name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]~ [name]Soleil[/name] is really pretty!

[name]Keeva[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]~ Interesting. This one’s nice.

[name]Leire[/name] [name]Austine[/name][/QUOTE]~ Ditto.

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Emese[/name] - old ladyish.

[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] - [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgana[/name] would be better

[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Simone[/name] - old ladyish

[name]Ione[/name] [name]Locklyn[/name] - don’t care for this

[name]Anona[/name] [name]Cyane[/name] - don’t care for this

[name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name] - [name]Eila[/name] is pretty, not sure if I like [name]Katine[/name]. [name]Eila[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] would be better

[name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name] - dislike

[name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name] - [name]Aya[/name] is ok… soleil is a french word for sun, it is not a name, but as a middle, it’s fine. As a first, I would never let her go to [name]France[/name] or she will be teased!

[name]Keeva[/name] [name]Leonie[/name] - best one so far

[name]Leire[/name] [name]Austine[/name] - [name]Leire[/name] would lead to pronunciation problems and I don’t care for [name]Austine[/name], it just makes me think [name]Austin[/name], [name]Texas[/name].

[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Emese[/name]: love love love! [name]Miriam[/name] is my cousins name and I just think its stunning! [name]Emese[/name] is interesting as well, I like it!

[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]: I can’t decide whether I like this or not. I prefer the suggestion of [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Morgana[/name]. Or maybe [name]Morgana[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]?

[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Simone[/name]: Has a nice flow/ring to it. But Im not a fan of either of these names tbh. sorry!

[name]Ione[/name] [name]Locklyn[/name]: [name]Ione[/name] is gorgeous but I don’t like it paired with [name]Locklyn[/name]. Plus [name]Locklyn[/name]/[name]Lachlan[/name] is all boy to me!

[name]Anona[/name] [name]Cyane[/name]: This is stunning. [name]Anona[/name] reminds me of my middle name which is Aerona.

[name]Eila[/name] [name]Katine[/name]: Nice combo! Flow well.

[name]Iolyn[/name] [name]LaRue[/name]: This seems a bit ‘L’ heavy imo. Plus it seems like you have just taken [name]Io[/name] and added [name]Lyn[/name] to it…

[name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]: This is stunning!

[name]Keeva[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]: love love love the name [name]Keeva[/name] though I prefer the spelling [name]Caoimhe[/name] but that would lead to pronounciation problems if you live somewhere other than [name]Scotland[/name] or [name]Wales[/name]… I don’t care for [name]Leonie[/name].

[name]Leire[/name] [name]Austine[/name]: [name]Don[/name]'t care for this, sorry


I love many of these names, but the only combo I like all of is [name]Aya[/name] [name]Soleil[/name], but I prefer the Aia spelling.
[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] (or [name]Blithe[/name]), [name]Ione[/name], [name]Anona[/name], [name]Eila[/name], [name]Aya[/name], [name]Soleil[/name] and [name]Leire[/name]. Also have a soft spot for [name]Patricia[/name], but she seems a bit out of place here.

[name]Anona[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] would be my favourite combination.
[name]Aya[/name] [name]Leire[/name]
[name]Aya[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] (I would use ‘i’ instead of ‘y’ in one of these, Aia [name]Blythe[/name] or [name]Aya[/name] [name]Blithe[/name].)
[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Ione[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Eila[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Eila[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Anona[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Anona[/name] [name]Leire[/name]
[name]Leire[/name] [name]Aya[/name]

And [name]Iolyn[/name] is a boys name to me. Same with [name]Locklyn[/name] ([name]Lachlan[/name]) and [name]Morgan[/name].
[name]Emese[/name] is intriguing, but a little difficult. Reminds me of Emzara which is a little easier.
I like [name]Cyane[/name] better as just [name]Cyan[/name], but not with [name]Anona[/name]. [name]Leire[/name] [name]Cyan[/name] perhaps?
[name]Katine[/name] is okay, but I prefer [name]Fantine[/name], [name]Faustine[/name] (an [name]Austine[/name] alternative), [name]Frostine[/name], [name]Sistine[/name] or Photine.

I also fins it very interesting how few of the names on your list end in -a (one in four). That’s very rare when it comes to people’s girls lists :slight_smile: