I took your advice and...

Or rather, I took it a step FURTHER! After reading all the comments you ladies left (yes, every single comment) I took my lists, kept all the names I really love to death, and ripped the rest up and threw them out!

I guess I should also explain that I LIKE harsh sounding names, so names that have hard consonant sounds are some of my favorites. I know, I’m in the minority. :o) I’m also a sucker for old virtue names.

Here are some of the new additions, anything with a * was suggested by one of you!!

[name]Abilene[/name], [name]Althea[/name], [name]Amabel[/name], [name]Angelina[/name], [name]Astrid[/name], [name]Athena[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Bette[/name] - like [name]Bette[/name] Midler, not like [name]Betty[/name].
[name]Callista[/name], [name]Calliope[/name], [name]Carmine[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Constance[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name]

[name]Eleonore[/name], [name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah), [name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name], [name]Eugenia[/name] (as a mn)
[name]Florence[/name] - family name
[name]Leonore[/name], [name]Lilah[/name], [name]Liliana[/name] (family name), [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Meredith[/name], [name]Miriam[/name]

[name]Noemie[/name], [name]Norah[/name] (family name)
[name]Pearl[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Perdita[/name], [name]Primrose[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name], [name]Roslyn[/name]
- would this look too made up as [name]Roselyn[/name]? :o/
[name]Ruby[/name]* with nickname [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name], [name]Shiloh[/name], [name]Sonnet[/name], [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Susannah[/name] (NNs?)

WDYT? :o) Like I said, you can be honest… your comments from the last lists actually made me laugh out loud!

[name]Lovely[/name] to hear from you again, [name]Grey[/name]! Here we go…

[name]Abilene[/name] - Reminds me of [name]Abilene[/name], TX and [name]Abe[/name] [name]Lincoln[/name]. Ugly.
[name]Althea[/name] - [name]Gibson[/name]? Nice name, but can’t picture a Caucasian with it…
[name]Amabel[/name] - Alternative to [name]Annabel[/name]? No. Sounds like “I’m a bell.”
[name]Angelina[/name] - [name]Jolie[/name]. And, runs the risk of shortening to [name]Angie[/name] = eww!
[name]Astrid[/name] - Asteroid, asterisk. This is the worst name ever, almost.
[name]Athena[/name] - [name]Love[/name] mythology, love [name]Athena[/name], but still not sold.
[name]Aurelia[/name] - This is brilliant! Are you having a dark-haired beauty?
[name]Bette[/name] - This doesn’t look or sound pretty.
[name]Callista[/name] - Soft beginning ruined by hard ending…
[name]Calliope[/name] - Cute! Like, especially [name]Calliope[/name] [name]Jane[/name]! But, pee?
[name]Carmine[/name] - This looks like a boy’s name, albeit a bad one.
[name]Clara[/name] - Gorgeous. Simple, yet playful. Great choice!
[name]Constance[/name] - Well, if she is called [name]Connie[/name], I have to say no!
[name]Cordelia[/name] - Pretty, but I prefer [name]Cornelia[/name] for the [name]Nell[/name] nickname…
[name]Dahlia[/name] - [name]Black[/name] [name]Dahlia[/name] was the nickname of a murder victim. NO!
[name]Danielle[/name] - So, so, so, so, so dated. This needs to be retired, stat.
[name]Daniela[/name] - Slightly improved over [name]Danielle[/name], but still not pretty.
[name]Eleonore[/name] - Is this [name]Eleanor[/name] or [name]Lenore[/name]? Because I don’t really know…
[name]Elke[/name] - Well, I’m partial to names including “elk.” NOT!
[name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name] - [name]Estella[/name] is gorgeous and reminds me of Dickens! :slight_smile:
[name]Eugenia[/name] - You bet this is only a middle name. Vintage nerdy…
[name]Florence[/name] - Reminds me of Aunt [name]Flo[/name], and I prefer [name]Flora[/name].
[name]Gabriella[/name] - This name is taking over the world, and I’m not happy.
[name]Isadora[/name] - [name]Izzy[/name] is cute, [name]Dora[/name] not as much. Bold and brave…
[name]Jessamine[/name] - I like this a bit, make that more than a bit!
[name]Leonore[/name] - [name]Do[/name] you want to call her [name]Leonie[/name]? Why not just [name]Lenore[/name]?
[name]Lilah[/name] - What is with the H? [name]Lila[/name], okay? Or [name]Leila[/name], for [name]LAYLA[/name]…
[name]Liliana[/name] - Seems very Spanish to me, which is fine, but don’t love.
[name]Louisa[/name] - Very cute and spunky in a vintage way. [name]May[/name] [name]Alcott[/name]!
[name]Lydia[/name] - [name]Love[/name]. Can’t say anything bad. This is my favorite name!
[name]Meredith[/name] - Some say dated, but I kind of like it…
[name]Miriam[/name] - This reminds me of those church-moms. Personal experience…
[name]Noemie[/name] - I don’t like the way this looks or sounds. [name]Naomi[/name]?
[name]Norah[/name] - I hate [name]Nora[/name]. Really hate this name! H is even worse.
[name]Pearl[/name] - Cute, even as a [name]Margaret[/name]/[name]Marguerite[/name] nickname!
[name]Penelope[/name] - Nice. Like [name]Phoebe[/name] more, but nice.
[name]Perdita[/name] - No way! This isn’t “perdy” at all…
[name]Primrose[/name] - Bold nature name. Not really my thing…
[name]Rosemary[/name] - [name]Ah[/name], it isn’t my favorite, and [name]Rosemarie[/name] is worse.
[name]Roslyn[/name]* - [name]Roslyn[/name] is worse than [name]Roselyn[/name]. [name]Rosalind[/name] or [name]Rosalyn[/name]?
[name]Ruby[/name]* - Why would you nickname [name]Ruby[/name]? It is so short. [name]Rue[/name]? :frowning:
[name]Sadie[/name] - Cute. But not very grown up. Nickname for [name]Sarah[/name]?
[name]Shiloh[/name] - [name]Nouvel[/name] [name]Jolie[/name]-[name]Pitt[/name]. Shy in names isn’t for me…
[name]Sonnet[/name] - [name]Sonnet[/name], sister of [name]Fable[/name] and [name]Story[/name]. Ha!
[name]Sophia[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this, despite its popularity. Very pretty name.
[name]Susannah[/name]* - [name]Susie[/name] and [name]Sue[/name] are kind of ugly, so I’d use [name]Annie[/name]!
[name]Tara[/name] - Lipinski. I get it - [name]Winter[/name] Olympics season - but it is so bad!

MAKE ME [name]HAPPY[/name] :slight_smile:

NOT SO [name]HAPPY[/name] :-/

NOT [name]HAPPY[/name] AT ALL :frowning:

Enjoy! Good luck and take care!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]EDIT[/name] My comments are all in good fun! Sorry if I offended anyone with my “hating” comments - I didn’t mean it. Everyone has different preferences, which is what makes Nameberry so great! I removed them and replaced them with tamer versions…

I am listing all the names I love.

[name]Amabel[/name], [name]Angelina[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Bette[/name] - like [name]Bette[/name] Midler, not like [name]Betty[/name].
[name]Callista[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Constance[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name]
, [name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name], [name]Eugenia[/name] (as a mn)
[name]Florence[/name] - family name

[name]Leonore[/name], [name]Lilah[/name], [name]Liliana[/name] (family name), [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Meredith[/name], [name]Miriam[/name]

[name]Noemi[/name], [name]Norah[/name] (family name)
[name]Pearl[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Primrose[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name], [name]Roslyn[/name]
- would this look too made up as [name]Roselyn[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Susannah[/name] (NNs?) Nns for [name]Susannah[/name] - [name]Sanna[/name], [name]Sukie[/name]

[name]Hi[/name]! I narrowed your list down to my favorites–hope this helps!
[name]Amabel[/name](no way–please go with [name]Annabel[/name]!),
[name]Angelina[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Callista[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Daniela[/name]

[name]Lilah[/name] (w/o the “h”),
[name]Liliana[/name] (family name),
[name]Louisa[/name], [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Noemie[/name] (I like [name]Naomi[/name] much better),
[name]Norah[/name] (family name)
[name]Ruby[/name]* with nickname [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Susannah[/name]

My favorites from your list:

WOW…I’m surprised that the words “hate with a passion” showed up on Nameberry. I have always been impressed with everyone’s congeniality when it comes to giving opinions.

While many of your names may not fall into the middle of the Nameberry name bell curve, it is refreshing to find someone that doesn’t just love the same 20 names.

I enjoy seeing people with varying interest in names - there are millions of names in the world, so why not consider them! Our names are what makes us unique and special, and there are plenty of people who love names that others may consider “harsh”. Go with your gut!

From your list, I love the following:
[name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah) - may be my favorite from your list!
[name]Norah[/name] (family name)
[name]Ruby[/name]* with nickname [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] - what about the nickname [name]Suki[/name]? [name]Zuzu[/name]? I also have a friend by this name who goes by [name]Sanna[/name].

Best of luck finding the perfect name for your baby girl!

Like: [name]Athena[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Callista[/name] (two Ls - YES! No thanks, Ms. Flockhart), [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Estelle[/name], [name]Leonore[/name], [name]Liliana[/name]. My old style, all vowels and frills.
[name]Noemie[/name] - French form of [name]Naomi[/name], I’ll guess. I associate it with the model.
[name]Perdita[/name] - Sounds like perdition for a reason.
[name]Roslyn[/name] - I’d say this rawz-lin, like [name]Roswell[/name]. If that’s how you say it, I like it. If it’s an odd spelling of [name]Rosaline[/name]/[name]Rosalyn[/name], it’s just confusing.
[name]Sonnet[/name] - Hate this as much as [name]Poet[/name], [name]Story[/name] and [name]Lyric[/name]. And it’s a sore thumb among all your other names.

Someone already mentioned [name]Cornelia[/name] - I thought of it when I saw [name]Constance[/name], because I know a [name]Cornelia[/name] who goes by [name]Connie[/name]. I think it’s your style more than mine.

[name]EDIT[/name]: Made the pronunciation more clear

[name]Abilene[/name]: I think of [name]Texas[/name]. You may also like [name]Adeline[/name]…
[name]Althea[/name]: I like it a lot!
[name]Amabel[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Angelina[/name]: I think it’s pretty, but I can’t help but think of [name]Angelina[/name] [name]Jolie[/name].
[name]Astrid[/name]: There was a joke on The Office about this name (a$$ trd), and I can sadly see teasing along these lines…
[name]Athena[/name]: I totally love [name]Athena[/name]!
[name]Aurelia[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Bette[/name]: I think it’s really cute! You may also like Lilbet.
[name]Callista[/name]: I think it’s beautiful…I think I like the spelling with one L better, though…
[name]Calliope[/name]: Cute!
[name]Carmine[/name]: [name]Carmine[/name] is a boys’ name to me. [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Carmen[/name]?
[name]Clara[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Constance[/name]: Sweet…I knew a kind [name]Constance[/name]…
[name]Cordelia[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!!! [name]LOVE[/name]!!!
[name]Dahlia[/name]: I think it’s gorgeous!
: I prefer [name]Daniela[/name], because [name]Danielle[/name] is on the dated side to me. You may also like [name]Annabelle[/name] or [name]Mirabelle[/name].
[name]Eleonore[/name]: I’m used to [name]Eleanor[/name], but I think it’s pretty. You may also like [name]Eleanora[/name]…
[name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah): Cute!
: I think that both are very, very pretty…
[name]Eugenia[/name] (as a mn): I think it’s pretty, and you may also like [name]Eugenie[/name] or [name]Eulalie[/name].
[name]Florence[/name]: I like it a lot, and love [name]Flora[/name]!
[name]Gabriella[/name]: I think it’s pretty…Popular, though…
: I love it!
[name]Jessamine[/name]: I think it’s gorgeous!
: I like it a lot!
[name]Lilah[/name]: I love it, but I like it more without the h.
[name]Liliana[/name] (family name): I think it’s beautiful…
[name]Louisa[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] it!
[name]Lydia[/name]: [name]Love[/name]…
[name]Meredith[/name]: I think it’s a nice name…
[name]Miriam[/name]: I like this, too…
[name]Noemie[/name]: I like [name]Naomi[/name] more…
[name]Norah[/name] (family name): I think it’s a wonderful name…
: [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]: Ditto…
[name]Perdita[/name]: I think of The Road to Perdition.
[name]Primrose[/name]: I think it’s really pretty…
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name]: [name]Love[/name]
[name]Roslyn[/name]: I like it a lot, but I love other [name]Rose[/name] names more, like [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Rosabelle[/name], [name]Rosaline[/name]…
: I love [name]Ruby[/name]!
[name]Sadie[/name]: I think it’s really sweet…
[name]Shiloh[/name]: [name]Jolie[/name]-[name]Pitt[/name].
[name]Sonnet[/name]: I think it’s an interesting choice…
[name]Sophia[/name]: I think it’s beautiful, and I wish it weren’t so popular…
: I love [name]Susannah[/name], and [name]Annie[/name] is my favorite nickname. You may also like [name]Sunny[/name].
[name]Tara[/name]: [name]Every[/name] [name]Tara[/name] I’ve known has been very sweet…

Good luck!

I love these ones:
[name]Astrid[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Calliope[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name], [name]Eugenia[/name], [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Lilah[/name], [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Primrose[/name]. These are really stand outs on your list – generally underused and gorgeous!

I like these:
[name]Athena[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Elke[/name], [name]Florence[/name], [name]Gabriella[/name], [name]Liliana[/name], [name]Miriam[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name], [name]Roslyn[/name] (but not [name]Roselyn[/name]), [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Sonnet[/name], [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Susannah[/name]. To me they are classy, elegant, spunky, interesting.

These are just okay:
[name]Lydia[/name], [name]Meredith[/name], [name]Callista[/name], [name]Constance[/name], [name]Noemie[/name], [name]Pearl[/name]. A bit dated or awkward but still nice names.

I really don’t like these:
[name]Abilene[/name], [name]Althea[/name], [name]Amabel[/name], [name]Angelina[/name], [name]Bette[/name], [name]Carmine[/name],
[name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name], [name]Eleonore[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Leonore[/name], [name]Norah[/name]
[name]Perdita[/name], [name]Shiloh[/name], [name]Tara[/name]. These are just too much, too associated with something/one, too outdated, lacking in elegance.

I like these names…

[name]Althea[/name] - I think this sounds lovely, and I love the nn [name]Thea[/name].
[name]Amabel[/name] - I am such a sucker for [name]Amabel[/name], I think it’s adorable!
[name]Athena[/name] - Pretty sound, great association.
[name]Aurelia[/name] - So [name]Roman[/name] to me, but I like that.
[name]Clara[/name] - One of my favourites, it’s so sweet.
[name]Eugenia[/name] (as a mn) - I actually think [name]Eugenia[/name] is adorable, I really like [name]Eugenie[/name] too. I would never use either because I’m not bold enough but I would commend you if you did. I would [name]LOVE[/name] to meet a little [name]Eugenie[/name]/a!
[name]Florence[/name] - I think this is cute, but I really do prefer (and [name]LOVE[/name]) [name]Flora[/name].
[name]Isadora[/name] - Cute, love nn [name]Izzie[/name].
[name]Lilah[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like it with the H, but [name]Lila[/name] is very cute.
[name]Liliana[/name] - One of my favourites but spelt [name]Lilliana[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you say [name]Lil[/name]-ee-OHN-ah or [name]Lil[/name]-ee-[name]AH[/name]-na?
[name]Louisa[/name] - Adorable.
[name]Lydia[/name] - Not a favourite of mine, but still pretty.
[name]Meredith[/name] - I don’t think this is dated at all, I think it’s lovely.
[name]Norah[/name] - [name]Norah[/name] to me is strong and classic, a no fuss name for a hot-headed but sweet little girl.
[name]Penelope[/name] - I love [name]Penelope[/name] especially with nn [name]Penny[/name] or [name]Poppy[/name] - so adorable!
[name]Ruby[/name] - Cute.
[name]Sophia[/name] - I like this, but prefer [name]Sophie[/name].
[name]Susannah[/name] - Cute.

I know how difficult it is to throw out names which you ‘just like’, so I applaud you!

[name]Abilene[/name] - a brilliant, flowing sound, and an unusual, beautiful name.
[name]Althea[/name] - a little lisp-y for my taste.
[name]Amabel[/name] - this is very pretty, with a nice sound, however I do fear that it would constantly get mis-read as [name]Annabel[/name].
[name]Angelina[/name] - not my favourite angel name … I fear [name]Angie[/name]! [name]Angelica[/name] doesn’t solve that problem, but I prefer the overall sound, and [name]Evangelina[/name], [name]Seraphina[/name] and [name]Rafaella[/name] are all stunning alternatives.
[name]Astrid[/name] - I like many harsh-sounding names, too, but for some reason I just don’t like this one; ending on such a hard consonant feels a little off to me.
[name]Athena[/name] - nice, but doesn”t bowl me over.
[name]Aurelia[/name] - a pretty, melodic choice.
[name]Bette[/name] - this seems too short to be a first name, but would be easy to use in middle place, or an easy nn for [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Elizabetta[/name].
[name]Callista[/name] - nice, but I prefer [name]Calliope[/name].
[name]Calliope[/name] - this unusual choice has a wonderful, flowing sound. You may also like [name]Calanthe[/name] (my sister”s mn, which I am particularly partial to).
[name]Carmine[/name] - this is beautiful, but is actually the Italian male form of [name]Carmen[/name], which I know would bother me. [name]How[/name] about just [name]Carmen[/name]? It is equally lovely.
[name]Clara[/name] - simple yet beautiful, this reminds me of the little girl in The Nutcracker.
[name]Constance[/name] - a quirky vintage choice which deserves to be resurrected, and absolutely could be.
[name]Cordelia[/name] - a beautiful name, with the equally beautiful nn [name]Cora[/name].
[name]Dahlia[/name] - this is a very pretty, unusual floral choice, but for some reason it seems a little gothic to me.
[name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name] - I am afraid that this one seems dated to me.
[name]Eleonore[/name] - a nice name, but I feel that it should be [name]Eleanor[/name] ”
[name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah) - pronunciation issues may arise, but having to correct a few people isn”t disastrous, and many people hear a name before they see it written down. I love the sound of this one, and it is a brilliant, unusual alternative to the popular [name]Ellie[/name].
[name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name] - I feel that I am in the minority with this one, but I just don”t like it ” Sorry!
[name]Eugenia[/name] - I am not very fond of the sound of this one; it”s all ”eww” and ”gee”.
[name]Florence[/name] - a very pretty, vintage choice. My little niece is a [name]Flora[/name] (which I have to admit that I prefer), named after her father”s aunt [name]Florence[/name]. There is the adorable nn [name]Flossy[/name] with this choice, and the spunkier option of [name]Flo[/name], too.
[name]Gabriella[/name] - popular, and that -brie sound is seeming very trendy at the moment. I much prefer the other feminised archangel name, [name]Rafaella[/name], although I am biased - one of my sons is named [name]Raphael[/name].
[name]Isadora[/name] - a brilliant alternative to [name]Isabella[/name] et al; a beautiful name, despite (or perhaps aided by) the tragic connotations.
[name]Jessamine[/name] - I just am not that fond of the sound of this one, possibly because it seems a frilly elaboration of the slightly dated [name]Jessica[/name] ” [name]How[/name] about [name]Tessa[/name], or even Contessa?
[name]Leonore[/name] - manages to simultaneously be a wonderful name, and remind me of fabric softener ([name]Lenor[/name])
[name]Lilah[/name] - pretty, but set to rise in popularity along with [name]Lily[/name] (which I actually prefer the sound of).
[name]Liliana[/name] (family name) - will rise in popularity along with [name]Lily[/name], but a beautiful choice.
[name]Louisa[/name] - a lovely, classic choice, although I must admit to preferring [name]Eloise[/name].
[name]Lydia[/name] - a wonderful vintage name.
[name]Meredith[/name] - I don”t think this is as stunning as some of your other choices.
[name]Miriam[/name] - I love the feminine, but not frilly, sound of this one.
[name]Noemie[/name] - one of my new favourites.
[name]Norah[/name] (family name) - absolutely beautiful, a great vintage choice. You may also like [name]Honora[/name] or [name]Annora[/name], nn [name]Nora[/name].
[name]Pearl[/name] - elegant yet simple, with a vintage feel. I adore it in first place, but it also makes a great middle name; one-syllable middle names work well with most first names.
[name]Penelope[/name] - elegant and beautiful, with so many lovely nn options - [name]Penny[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Nelly[/name] et cetera.
[name]Perdita[/name] - I agree that the sound of this one is just beautiful, but for me the meaning is too obvious (although that is most probably because I spent part of my childhood living in [name]France[/name], where perdre means to lose).
[name]Primrose[/name] - I think this is a feminine flower choice, without being too frilly or popular, and offers the great nn [name]Rosie[/name] (my daughter”s nn). I find it classy and elegant, but I am biased; this is my mother”s name!
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name] - a lovely vintage name, but I don”t like it quite as much as I do [name]Primrose[/name]!
[name]Roslyn[/name] - both the spelling and the -linn ending seem very trendy to me. Other [name]Rose[/name] names which you may like are [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Rosanna[/name], [name]Rosette[/name]/a and [name]Ambrosia[/name].
[name]Ruby[/name] nn [name]Rue[/name] - this sounds ridiculous, and is probably just a personal association, but I find [name]Ruby[/name] somewhat tacky. Less trivially, [name]Rue[/name] is definitely not my favourite nn - rue the day? You may like [name]Roe[/name]; it makes a particularly lovely nn for [name]Rowena[/name].
[name]Sadie[/name] - spunky, but I actually prefer plain old [name]Sarah[/name], and think it has more of a classic quality.
[name]Shiloh[/name] - beautiful, light name, but now tainted by the celebrity association.
[name]Sonnet[/name] - to be brutally honest, this seems too obviously word-y to me; I would think that parents with a child named [name]Sonnet[/name] are trying too hard to be creative. [name]How[/name] about using the name of a poet whom you admire?
[name]Sophia[/name] - utterly beautiful ([name]Sofia[/name] is one of my DD”s middles) but the popularity is overwhelming, and enough to put me off it in first place.
[name]Susannah[/name] - a nice choice, and while the full name does not particularly stand out to me, the nns [name]Susie[/name], [name]Sukie[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] are all wonderful and sweet, yet also fit for adults.
[name]Tara[/name] - I adore this traditional Irish name, which also means ”star” in Sanskrit. We are considering this for one of our twins” middle names.

In conclusion, I dislike or am on the fence about :
[name]Ruby[/name] nn [name]Rue[/name]

I feel may be problematic (great in middle position, though) :
[name]Bette[/name] (a little blunt, but a great nn)
[name]Shiloh[/name] (”Oh, like [name]Brad[/name] and [name]Angelina[/name]”s child?”)
[name]Sophia[/name] (due to the popularity)

I like :

I love :

Would you like some ideas of combinations? I adore your style!

[name]Abilene[/name]: Not a favorite.
[name]Althea[/name]: Pretty!
[name]Amabel[/name]: Nice but I prefer [name]Annabel[/name].
[name]Angelina[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name] name. It reminds me of [name]Angelina[/name] Ballerina.
[name]Astrid[/name]: I love this name!
[name]Athena[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name], the [name]Goddess[/name] of wisdom is a great namesake. [name]Aurelia[/name]: Beautiful.
[name]Bette[/name]: Pretty but not a favorite.
[name]Callista[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Calliope[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Carmine[/name]: Pretty but I think I prefer this for a boy.
[name]Clara[/name]: Nice.
[name]Constance[/name]: A favorite of mine.
[name]Cordelia[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name].
[name]Dahlia[/name]: Still a little to [name]Black[/name] [name]Dahlia[/name] for me.
[name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name]: Not a favorite.
[name]Eleonore[/name]: [name]Love[/name].
[name]Elke[/name]: [name]Love[/name].
[name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name]: Pretty!
[name]Eugenia[/name]: [name]Love[/name].
[name]Florence[/name]: Pretty!
[name]Gabriella[/name]: I prefer [name]Gabrielle[/name].
[name]Isadora[/name]: [name]Love[/name].
[name]Jessamine[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Leonore[/name]: Pretty!
[name]Lilah[/name]: Alright.
[name]Liliana[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Louisa[/name]: [name]Love[/name].
[name]Lydia[/name]: [name]Love[/name]! I also like [name]Lydie[/name].
[name]Meredith[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Miriam[/name]: A favorite of mine!
[name]Noemie[/name]: [name]Love[/name] this name!
[name]Norah[/name]: I think this is such a darling name! [name]Ever[/name] since my friend said it reminds her of a mouse I’ve loved even more!
[name]Pearl[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name].
[name]Penelope[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Perdita[/name]: Nice.
[name]Primrose[/name]: A favorite of mine.
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name]: Pretty.
[name]Roslyn[/name]: Can’t say I really like this name.
[name]Ruby[/name]: Cute.
[name]Sadie[/name]: One of my dog’s names.
[name]Shiloh[/name]: Too Branglina for me.
[name]Sonnet[/name]: I prefer [name]Poet[/name].
[name]Sophia[/name]: Cute.
[name]Susannah[/name]: [name]Love[/name]. What about the NN [name]Suki[/name]?
[name]Tara[/name]: Pretty.


There were a few I really don’t have any opinion on, so I’ll just comment on the ones I have strong feelings about one way or another.

[name]Althea[/name]-I really like this name. It’s definitely strong but still very pretty
[name]Astrid[/name]-I used to like it but The Office ruined it for me.
[name]Athena[/name]- I like it a lot.
[name]Callista[/name]- pretty
[name]Calliope[/name]-also pretty but could definitely lead to some teasing
[name]Carmine[/name]-I like [name]Carmen[/name] or [name]Carmella[/name] better
[name]Cordelia[/name]-Very pretty
[name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name]-I actually like them a lot. They are dated though.
[name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah)- I don’t care for this one at all
[name]Jessamine[/name]- pretty. I knew someone named Jessame and I always liked that name as well
[name]Primrose[/name]-It’s pretty but I can’t picture it for an actual person. She also might get some teasing about being “prim and proper”
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name], [name]Roslyn[/name]* - would this look too made up as [name]Roselyn[/name]? :o/- I don’t really like any of these but I do like [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name]* with nickname [name]Rue[/name]- I like [name]Ruby[/name] but not [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name]- It’s cute. It makes me think of the song Sexy [name]Sadie[/name] though
[name]Sophia[/name]- beautiful but very popular (I don’t know if that’s an issue for you or not.)

[name]Abilene[/name] - On my list, but never stands out as THE name I’m looking for at that moment… I like the sound of it, but there’s nothing special” about it…
[name]Althea[/name] - [name]Love[/name], but prefer [name]Alethea[/name] or [name]Anthea[/name]
[name]Amabel[/name] - I think I suggested this, it’s [name]LOVE[/name]! <3
[name]Angelina[/name] - I’m totally on board, even with the [name]Angie[/name] nn if it werent for [name]Angelina[/name] [name]Jolie[/name]. Have you considered [name]Angelia[/name]? It’s VERY similar but won’t make people think of [name]Jolie[/name]…
[name]Astrid[/name] - I never liked this on a Norwegian girl (I’m from Norway) but it’s awesomely exotic on a non-Scandinavian!
[name]Athena[/name] - So lovely along with [name]Artemis[/name], and it always reminds me of [name]Rowena[/name] for the similar sounds :slight_smile:
[name]Aurelia[/name] - Awesome! One of my favourites, especially since it means ‘golden’ and would give you the whimsical nn [name]Goldie[/name] :slight_smile:
[name]Bette[/name] - I actually don’t like this! I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Etta[/name] though… And [name]Bethel[/name]/[name]Bethia[/name]
[name]Callista[/name] - Never liked for some reason
[name]Calliope[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Carmine[/name] - Feels very masculine to me…
[name]Clara[/name] - [name]Long[/name] time favourite, love the simplicity. One of the names I’d definitely use if it wasn’t so popular…
[name]Constance[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name], nn [name]Tansy[/name] is a sweet option
[name]Cordelia[/name] - Prefer over [name]Cornelia[/name], but I prefer the slightly more exotic [name]Cressida[/name] :slight_smile:
[name]Dahlia[/name] - Awesome, prefer over [name]Thalia[/name] by miles, uniquely lovely! [name]Danielle[/name]/[name]Daniela[/name]
- I’m very neutral to both of these…
[name]Eleonore[/name]* - I like this, but [name]Alienor[/name] is my favourite [name]Eleanor[/name] form. It’s the original and best if you ask me!
[name]Elke[/name] ([name]ELL[/name]-kah) - [name]Love[/name] the spunk and clunky quality of this one! [name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name]* - Never liked [name]Estelle[/name]/[name]Estella[/name]/[name]Stella[/name]. [name]Love[/name] [name]Starla[/name] though…
[name]Eugenia[/name] (as a mn) - I recently fell in love with [name]Eugenie[/name] nn [name]Jeanie[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]. I never liked [name]Eugenia[/name], she’s too elaborate for me… [name]Euphemia[/name] is lovely though as well as [name]Eulalie[/name]!
[name]Florence[/name] - [name]Love[/name] both [name]Florence[/name] and [name]Flora[/name], but [name]Florence[/name] is more youthful ^^
[name]Gabriella[/name]* - Never liked… The only -ella name on my list is [name]Clarabella[/name]…
[name]Isadora[/name]* - I only like the stranger [name]Isa[/name]- names like [name]Isolde[/name], [name]Isannah[/name], [name]Isabeau[/name], Isatou, [name]Isamar[/name], [name]Ismay[/name], [name]Ismene[/name], [name]Ishbel[/name], Isbel and I accept [name]Isobel[/name] for the lovely ‘o’. [name]Dora[/name] is a sweet nickname though…
[name]Jessamine[/name]* - It’s rather personal, but I don’t like the letter J… blushes [name]Junia[/name] is my only exception.
[name]Leonore[/name]* - I prefer [name]Lenore[/name] or [name]Leontine[/name]
[name]Lilah[/name] - I never liked it, seems very abstract to me
[name]Liliana[/name] (family name) - [name]Liliana[/name] is one of the best [name]Lily[/name] names [name]IMO[/name]. Also love [name]Lileas[/name] and Lilivere
[name]Louisa[/name] - Much love for [name]Louisa[/name] from me!
[name]Lydia[/name] - I want to love it but my mum has made me tired of it. She mentions it all the time and tells me how beautiful it is and that it’s a family name, so I’ve just grown tired of it… A rare gem with a similar sound is Ovidia. Currently only used in very small amounts in Scandinavia… ^^ There’s also [name]Livia[/name] which I like more.
[name]Meredith[/name] - Has a very appealing sound, but feels like a one-person-name to me. A bit like [name]Adolf[/name] just a whole lot less extreme!
[name]Miriam[/name]* - Like the sound of, but too ordinary for me + I know a dreadful one. Mayim is similar but a whole lot more interesting!
[name]Noemie[/name] - Never liked, none of the spellings
[name]Norah[/name] (family name) - [name]Love[/name], if only it wasn’t so popular!
[name]Pearl[/name]* - Recent favourite, has the downside of being one syllable which I think makes it hard in case siblings get big names with 4 syllables. Poor [name]Pearl[/name] will feel left out… I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] though…
[name]Penelope[/name] - [name]Love[/name] for the [name]Penny[/name] and [name]Nell[/name] nicknames, but not much else.
[name]Perdita[/name] - I’m sorry, but I can’t stand the sound of [name]Perdita[/name]. MAybe [name]Portia[/name] will appeal? Or maybe [name]Prudence[/name], [name]Phaedra[/name] or [name]Pandora[/name]?
[name]Primrose[/name] - is magnificent!
[name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosemarie[/name] - The least intriguing [name]Rose[/name] name of them all, less so than [name]Rose[/name] even! [name]Love[/name] [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Rosetta[/name], [name]Rosalba[/name], Rosenda, Roswitha, Rosebud, Roos, Rosea and company, but [name]Rosemary[/name] is just dull…
[name]Roslyn[/name]* - see [name]Rosemary[/name]…
[name]Ruby[/name]* with nickname [name]Rue[/name] - [name]Ruby[/name] is nice, too common for me but lovely nonetheless! [name]Rue[/name] is a nice nickname!
[name]Sadie[/name] - Too sweet for me, [name]Sylvie[/name] has more substance!
[name]Shiloh[/name] - [name]Love[/name] the O ending, but too [name]Jolie[/name]-[name]Pitt[/name]. Try Margeaux, [name]Juno[/name], [name]Hero[/name], [name]Dido[/name] or [name]Clio[/name]!
[name]Sonnet[/name] - Like the idea of, but I’m not sure it should move beyond the idea stage… I’m very on the fence about it to be honest.
[name]Sophia[/name]* - [name]Love[/name], but [name]WAY[/name] too popular! Maybe Sophina or [name]Sophronia[/name] or [name]Sonya[/name] will have appeal?
[name]Susannah[/name]* (NNs?) - [name]Love[/name] [name]Susanna[/name] without the H, and [name]Annie[/name] is the perfect nickname to me, although [name]Sukie[/name] is lovely as well!
[name]Tara[/name] - Too bland for me… [name]Cora[/name] would be heaps better! I prefer names with at least four different letters/sounds in them… The exceptions being [name]Alma[/name], [name]Alva[/name], [name]Mara[/name], Roos, [name]Joya[/name] and [name]Moon[/name] if I leave out the names with only three letters (which I’m very unlikely to use as anything other than nicknames and middles)

As an overall impression I REALLY prefer this list over your last!! :slight_smile: