How would you rank my top names?

I’m having a tough time making any progress with mys name list. Which names from the list do you like best, and which ones would you toss? Are there any names that you would add that are similar?



My favorites are [name_f]Catalina[/name_f], [name_f]Lorena[/name_f], and [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]. My least favorites are [name_f]Bianca[/name_f] and [name_f]Moira[/name_f].

They’re all nice names in general, but in regard to my own personal preference…
Like: [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f], [name_f]Catalina[/name_f], [name_f]Elsa[/name_f], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
Neutral (no strong feelings): [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Lorena[/name_f]
Dislike: [name_f]Moira[/name_f]

My top 5 of your names: [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], Biance, [name_f]Moira[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]. I generally like all of them, though.

I would enjoy meeting / hearing:

[name_f]Elsa[/name_f] – especially with everyone hemming and hawing over “but what about the movie”. gah. It’s a darling name.

Wouldn’t get much of a reaction of I heard / [name_m]Just[/name_m] neutral:



[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] – never liked this name. It sounds pretentious.
[name_f]Lorena[/name_f] – For some reason it sounds like a cleaning product or some kind of product.
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] – never liked this name either. I think it just sounds so smooshed to me.

Let’s see…

I personally really like [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], but I don’t like the nickname [name_f]Jenny[/name_f], you know? Then everyone thinks darling little [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] is one of many Jennifers.

I love [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] and I would’ve loved it before Frozen, but now it’s tightly associated and might take a while for it to die down. I mean, hey, in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the little boy’s mother was [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]. No one remembered that!

[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] sounds so princessy to me that I can’t help but to love it.

[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] is nice. This is certainly my favorite spelling. I know a girl named [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] and I think it looks much nicer your way.

[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] has always been somewhat of an eyesore to me. Might just be the double e.

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] is very nice.

I’ve never heard of [name_f]Moira[/name_f] but I’m not too keen on it.

[name_f]Cora[/name_f] is nice and simple.

[name_f]Lorena[/name_f] is alright.

[name_f]Catalina[/name_f] makes me think of the island in my area, so I’m not all that fond of it as a name.

You do have a nice list though :slight_smile:

[name_u]Love[/name_u]: [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]

Like: [name_f]Moira[/name_f], [name_f]Lorena[/name_f], [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]

Dislike: [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f]

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - LIKE
[name_f]Moira[/name_f] - DISLIKE
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] - LIKE
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] - NEUTRAL
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_f]Lorena[/name_f] - LIKE
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f] - LIKE
[name_f]Elsa[/name_f] - LIKE

adore - [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]

love -

like - [name_f]Cora[/name_f] (although I adore [name_f]Coralie[/name_f]), [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]

neutral - [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], [name_f]Moira[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Lorena[/name_f], [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]

dislike -

[name_f]Catalina[/name_f] - I’m crushing hard on [name_f]Catalina[/name_f] lately, so I’m absolutely biased.

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]–Eh, I don’t mind this name.
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]–[name_u]Love[/name_u], love, [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] this name. Currently my #1 and I’m so in love with it!
[name_f]Moira[/name_f]–Bleh. I really don’t like this name.
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]–Eh. Again, this doesn’t do anything for me.
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]–This is an old favorite of mine. I like it!
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]–I find this name to be so beautiful. I love it in the middle name slot!
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]–Very pretty. I like this even more as [name_f]Coraline[/name_f] nn [name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f]–I don’t like this name.
[name_f]Elsa[/name_f]–Very pretty (the name of my cat), but I’m kind of over it.

Top 5:


I would toss:

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], & [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]
Like: [name_f]Moira[/name_f], [name_f]Catalina[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], & [name_f]Lorena[/name_f] (prefer the [name_f]Lauren[/name_f]-uh pronunciation though)
Dislike: [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f],

[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]- it is super trendy right now. I seem to be hearing it everywhere. Or maybe it’s popularity on NB is getting to me.
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]- too frilly. It’s just to much. I prefer [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Anne[/name_f], or [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]. I don’t like the leees sound.

[name_f]Elsa[/name_f] is my favorite from your list. It is simple yet sophisticated.

  1. [name_f]Catalina[/name_f] - love it
  2. [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - love
  3. [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] - like it but with the Frozen association I wouldn’t use it for a few more years
  4. [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - pretty
  5. [name_f]Cora[/name_f] - it’s growing on me. It’s a pretty name but reminds me of the Evil [name_f]Queen[/name_f]'s mother in Once Upon a Time.
  6. [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] - it’s growing on me but I do love [name_f]Anna[/name_f]
  7. [name_f]Lorena[/name_f] - not a fan if it’s pronounced with English pronunciation. If it’s pronounced like in Spanish, then I really like it.
  8. [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] - reminds me of the mom in the [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls, but it’s alright
  9. [name_f]Moira[/name_f] - it’s alright
  10. [name_f]Bianca[/name_f] - I’ve just never been a fan of this name…it reminds me of a prissy school girl.

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] - love this name! I think it’s an underused gem :slight_smile: maybe also [name_f]Viola[/name_f]?
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - love [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], very classy. Also, [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] - lovely name, I also really like [name_f]Annika[/name_f]

[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] - bit flowery for my taste but a beautiful name! Maybe [name_f]Laurel[/name_f]?
[name_f]Moira[/name_f] - I like this, it’s uncommon but still pretty and recognizable. A tad bit hard to pronounce for some though. Maybe [name_f]Margo[/name_f]?
[name_f]Cora[/name_f] - pretty. Doesn’t blow me away but it’s an attractive name. Also, [name_f]Corinna[/name_f]

[name_f]Lorena[/name_f] - meh, okay, fine name just not my style
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - I’ve never been a fan of this one. It’s fine, just not really my thing.
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f] - this sounds more like a brand or place than a name to me.
[name_f]Elsa[/name_f] - [name_f]El[/name_f] names are so ubiquitous and with Frozen this name just feels like white noise.

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] is truly special – elegant, feminine, classic, and egregiously underused. [name_f]Moira[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], and [name_f]Catalina[/name_f] all fall into the same category of beautiful, half-forgotten names. I love them all. [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], and [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] all strike me as rather boring by comparison.


  1. [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f].
  2. [name_f]Elsa[/name_f].
  3. [name_f]Lorena[/name_f].


I’m neutral on [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelai[/name_f] and [name_f]Cora[/name_f].

I can see why you’re having trouble narrowing down the list, since all those names are lovely! There’s not a single one I dislike, although [name_f]Lorena[/name_f], [name_f]Elsa[/name_f], and [name_f]Cora[/name_f] are probably my least favorites. My top favorites are [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], and [name_f]Lorelai[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]. I like [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], and [name_f]Cora[/name_f]. [name_f]Lorena[/name_f] is kind of odd-sounding to me, even though I really like [name_f]Laura[/name_f] and [name_f]Loretta[/name_f]. [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] has a pretty sound but the spelling variations will haunt your daughter for the rest of her life :slight_smile: [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] is an unnecessarily frilly corruption of the elegant and strong [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] in my opinion. [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] is okay. I don’t like the way [name_f]Moira[/name_f] sounds.


[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Bianca[/name_f], and [name_f]Cora[/name_f] are my favorites in that order. [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] is my #1.
The others don’t quite do it for me. I like [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] only pronounced [name_u]Vivian[/name_u].