I could use fresh inspiration!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all! It’s been a couple months since I’ve been on NB, therefore it’s been a couple months since I’ve looked over my list (or thought about names much at all). I could definitely use some suggestions to get me inspired again.

I did a glance through my long list for favorites to give you a starting point. These are the usual suspects/names that always hover at the top of my list. But I really want some fresh ideas to add to them.

[name_f]Anouk[/name_f], [name_f]Claudette[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Ines[/name_f], [name_f]Thora[/name_f]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m], [name_u]Hollis[/name_u], [name_m]Lucien[/name_m], [name_m]Orson[/name_m], [name_m]Tavish[/name_m]

[name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to recommend any names you think I would like, even if they don’t necessarily “fit” with these. I really want some new names to fall in love with!

Thank you in advance. :white_heart:

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here’s some new ideas!! hope u find some u like :slight_smile:

(g) claudine
isla
eva
beatrice / beatrix
marla
opaline
maudette
octavia
gaia
annica
juliette
freya
theodora
pippa
drucilla
allegra
paloma

(b) percival
bellamy
caspian
cassius
romeo
daphnis
yves
lucius
jasper
otto
callahan
theodore
holland
henry
apollo
olsen
artemis

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I’ll suggest:

[name_f]Fifine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
Lilivere
[name_f]Tova[/name_f]
[name_f]Embla[/name_f]
[name_f]Maelys[/name_f]
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Kasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Solja[/name_f]
[name_f]Freydis[/name_f]
[name_f]Honora[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleri[/name_f]
[name_f]Angelique[/name_f]
[name_f]Phryne[/name_f]
Elette
[name_f]Katri[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Clelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Avis[/name_f]
[name_f]Cybele[/name_f]
[name_f]Noemie[/name_f]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f]
[name_f]Eilidh[/name_f]
[name_f]Clodagh[/name_f]
[name_m]Wells[/name_m]
[name_u]Adair[/name_u]
[name_u]Perrin[/name_u]
[name_m]Sholto[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_m]Bastien[/name_m]
[name_m]Kylian[/name_m]
[name_m]Omri[/name_m]
Ignaz
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_m]Alban[/name_m]

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[name_f]Ilse[/name_f]
[name_f]Milou[/name_f]
[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Manon[/name_f]
[name_f]Josette[/name_f]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_u]Aberdeen[/name_u]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Fia[/name_f]
[name_f]Talulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]
[name_f]Lottie[/name_f]

[name_m]Angus[/name_m]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Gulliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Remington[/name_u]
[name_u]Wylie[/name_u]
[name_m]Torin[/name_m]
[name_u]Dallas[/name_u]
[name_m]Quinlin[/name_m]
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Parlan[/name_m]
[name_u]Murphy[/name_u]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u]

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[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Manon[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vita[/name_f]
[name_f]Arrietty[/name_f]
[name_f]Roxanne[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Hera[/name_f]
[name_f]Tova[/name_f]
[name_f]Edda[/name_f]
[name_u]Alma[/name_u]
[name_f]Anaïs[/name_f]
[name_f]Bruna[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Gabija[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olya[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]

[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivo[/name_m]
[name_m]Yves[/name_m]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Gavin[/name_m]
[name_m]Fergus[/name_m]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_m]Hart[/name_m]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]

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[name_f]Clarice[/name_f]
[name_f]Elspeth[/name_f]
[name_u]Julie[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydie[/name_f]
[name_f]Orianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Thaïs[/name_f]

[name_m]Collin[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_m]Espen[/name_m]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_m]Rasmus[/name_m]
[name_u]Yanis[/name_u]

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[name_f]Anisah[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecile[/name_f]
[name_f]Clea[/name_f]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]
[name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannah[/name_f]
Jahaira
[name_f]Josette[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaretha[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_f]Mandee[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f]Nelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Phillis[/name_f]
[name_f]Roslyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Wenda[/name_f]

[name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_u]Christian[/name_u]
[name_m]Claud[/name_m]
[name_u]Darron[/name_u]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Ilan[/name_m]
[name_u]John[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Kimball[/name_m]
[name_u]Levy[/name_u]
[name_m]Rodrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Shem[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Yonatan[/name_m]

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Your names are lovely! Here’s what comes to mind for me:

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Hera[/name_f]
[name_f]Sigrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]
[name_u]Phaedra[/name_u]
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Sidra[/name_f]
[name_u]Janne[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Siphone[/name_f]

[name_u]Ennis[/name_u]
[name_m]Calix[/name_m]
[name_m]Locke[/name_m]
[name_u]Oberon[/name_u]
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_u]Tulsa[/name_u]
[name_m]Niven[/name_m]
[name_m]Cadell[/name_m]
[name_u]Reese[/name_u]

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[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_u]Isa[/name_u]
[name_f]Liselotte[/name_f]
[name_f]Valencia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenella[/name_f]

[name_m]Laurent[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonid[/name_m]
[name_u]Sascha[/name_u]
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]

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[name_f]Yvette[/name_f] (Eve + Claudette!)
[name_u]Alma[/name_u]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_u]Esme[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_f]Esti[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]

[name_m]Emil[/name_m]
[name_m]Anton[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u]
[name_m]Oren[/name_m] / [name_m]Oran[/name_m]
[name_m]Lev[/name_m]
[name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u]

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Thank you all for so many fantastic suggestions! I can’t wait to go through them. So far I’ve seen many names that I already love, but so many new ideas, too. I will go through a few replies at time and pick some stand outs.

@nameblossom
So many names I love! Claudine, Beatrice, Theodora, Paloma, Lucius, Otto. Percival is one I’ve always liked, but has never made my list. I definitely think it would fit in well, plus I love Percy. Marla caught my eye from the girls list. Not a “new” name but not one I’ve ever thought about. It’s so sweet and underused! I can see myself beginning to love it.

@Greyblue
Such amazing suggestions, as always! Lilivere is new to me and stunning. I think I’m really in love with this one. Love Clelia and Noemie as well. Sholto! I love this name. In a story I’ve been brainstorming for years, I named the MC’s black cat Sholto.

@bemiranda
Claude is awesome! I definitely think it deserves more love from me. Not sure I will ever love it more than my dear Claudette, though. I also love Jules. It goes back and forth for me. I’m never sure if it “needs” a longer form or not. I do like Julian, but not near as much as just Jules. I also love Milou, but again, not sure if it’s too nickname-y by itself which is why it stays lower on my list. Really love so many of your girls suggestions - you know my style!

@OctaviaMay
Bruna stood out to me immediately. It’s not a name I see often, but when I do I think how beautiful it is (probably because I love the similar Runa!). I could definitely see it going on my list. Ingrid, Nadia, Saskia, Hugo, Ivo, Florian are all faves!

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@Johannaa
I love [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f]. Definitely one I think I should consider more than I do. Especially with my love of [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], it’s a great, less-common alternative. [name_m]Rasmus[/name_m] is super cool.

@somemelodioussonnet
[name_f]Cecile[/name_f] is great! I’ve always loved [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] more, though. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Josette[/name_f], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], and [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m].

@Evergreeninrain
[name_f]Sigrid[/name_f] is a dear love of mine. If I had made a top 10 instead of 5 for the post she would be there. [name_f]Sidra[/name_f] is lovely. [name_f]Siphone[/name_f] is new to me! I like the sound but not the look (makes me think of siphon too much, I think). [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] and could definitely see that going higher on my list!

@may.rose
I really like [name_m]Lysander[/name_m]. I’m not sure why it’s never made the top of my list, but it’s probably one of my fave Shakespearean names. It could also honor my mom, which is an awesome plus! [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Sascha[/name_u] and [name_f]Vienna[/name_f].

@Luminen
I do love [name_f]Yvette[/name_f]! I’ve always wondered if it might have a dated feel in the US, and maybe that’s why it’s never been higher up on my list. But I think it’s an amazing name. [name_m]Linus[/name_m]! One of my very favorites. I actually was trying to choose between [name_m]Linus[/name_m] and [name_m]Orson[/name_m] for my top 5 for the post. :laughing: [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Emil[/name_m]. [name_m]Emile[/name_m] was a favorite for a long time, but I might have to give [name_m]Emil[/name_m] a chance.

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That is an excellent name for a black cat!

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