I want a name that sparkles!

I have a dusty and overused name that everyone”s grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, cousin or beloved pet cow has.

[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Ann[/name].

To me, it”s bland, uninspired, unimaginative–however you would like to put it!

I admit, I am rather bitter over the name. I’m the third to be given it within my cousins alone.

I feel no ownership of it, and I want to change that. No one likes being called someone else”s name!

I know that you all have the best taste around when it comes to names. So, I have come to you all for help.

I need a new first name.

My only requirements are that the name goes with [name]Patricia[/name] as a middle name and with my surname, [name]Howard[/name]. Otherwise, go crazy! Well, not too crazy, nothing made up, please.

I am certain that those requirements are not too much trouble for your alls creative genius.

Thank you all so much for any input or suggestions.

Also, I was not 100% on where to put this topic, so I put it here. I’m so sorry if I’m on the wrong board for this.

Well, I just want to weigh in that I think [name]Patricia[/name] is a beautiful, classic, now underused gem with a cool mid-century vibe. I think in a few years, [name]Patricia[/name] will be very au currant when the antique names start getting stale and snappy names from the 50’s gain traction. It is on my list for a new baby girl. [name]Just[/name] my two cents!

Thank you!

When I read “Name that Sparkles” I immediately thought of [name]Felicity[/name].
Not sure it meets your requirements about going wtih [name]Patricia[/name], but given your easy/common last name I think its a good balance.

Wow, you have cousins with the exact same name as you? I’m sorry, [name]Patricia[/name]! Let’s see what we can do to help you…

[name]Alice[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cadence[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Gwyneth[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Helen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Kirby[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Laurel[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Quinlan[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Rory[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

What month were you born in? What names do you like? What is your personality like?

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

For me [name]Felicity[/name] has an electric appeal - a sound that seems like static coming out of the dryer, so I think you’re spot on.

And the first thing my smart alec brain came up with was [name]Edward[/name]…Edwards sparkles :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t think [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Ann[/name] is that bad actually but since you share it with other family members it’s understandable that you would feel the need for a change. Here goes!

[name]Ramona[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Clio[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Simone[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Kay[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name] ([name]Kay[/name] [name]Howard[/name] is cool)
[name]Regina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Lavinia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Juno[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Serena[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
Casilda [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Viveca[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Angelica[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Daria[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Celeste[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Adela[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Auden[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Clarity[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Theodora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Davina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Arcadia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cosima[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Alethea[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Araminta[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Edwina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Corinna[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Desiree[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Yolanda[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Ellery[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Jocelyn[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Addison[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name] (too popular?)
[name]Galilee[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Eloisa[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name] (too risque?)
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Horatia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Seraphina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Leandra[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Justine[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Verity[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Zita[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Vida[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Tanaquil[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
Sunniva [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Marcella[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Ophelia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
Normandie [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Marina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

I immediately thought of [name]Estella[/name]/[name]Estelle[/name] nn [name]Stella[/name]!
here are some other you may like:

[name]Margaret[/name] ([name]Greta[/name])
[name]Elena[/name] ([name]Ell[/name]-[name]Lay[/name]-[name]Nuh[/name])
[name]Michelle[/name] (I know, I know! but Michie is a really cool nn! so is [name]Elle[/name])

I hope this helps!


P.S. I just realized [name]Estella[/name] has been suggested before, I second it!

Frankly, seems impossible to suggest a name to a grown up! I feel like – Hey! You are the one who wants a new name! Choose one! I somehow doubt anyone else can help with so personal decision. My sparkle might be your fuddy-duddy. Someone else’s sparkle might be your “screams hooker.”

These are a few names I like. I have no idea if they will “sparkle” for you. (I like [name]Patricia[/name]. Be forewarned.)
[name]Diantha[/name] (My perpetual favorite that has never caught on. More statuesque than sparkly?)

[name]Lacey[/name] (Okay, more lacey than sparkly.)
[name]Mamie[/name] ([name]Ever[/name] since [name]Meryl[/name] Streep gave this to her daughter it has seemed to me at once upbeat and glamous, perhaps because Streep is all that.)
[name]Mercedes[/name] (Shines more than sparkles.)
[name]Lucia[/name] (From light, what could be more sparkly than that?)

Oh, a challenge! I can understand why you’d be upset with your name–it’s a little too common. It’s not a bad name, by any means, but a little too worn.

There’s no rhyme nor reason to these names I’ve picked, they’re just interesting names I’d like to see more people have.

[name]Gwenyth[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Lenore[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Delphine[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Marina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Frederica[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Vita[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

Or if you’d like your new first name to be a variant of your current middle name, [name]Ann[/name], here are some suggestions:

[name]Anais[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Annette[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Annina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Anya[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Annelise[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Nina[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

I hope you find a lovely new name!

BAHAHAHA. Ok, done.

I like [name]Patricia[/name], but I’m not in love with it. Let’s find a sparkly name. I don’t know if all of these will work for you, but I’ll give it a shot.

[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Clio[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Mirabel[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Bronwen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Delphine[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name] (spunky nn. [name]Frankie[/name])
[name]Laurel[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Adeline[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]


I love [name]Alice[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Gwyneth[/name] and [name]Margo[/name].

I was born in [name]June[/name]. My username is actually my birth date.

I tend to like names that are more cozy but still rather stylish. For instance, my dogs names are [name]Sasha[/name] and [name]Maribel[/name].

Hmm… Here is where I tend to clam up, I always have difficulties when trying to describe myself or my personality. (Does that count as a personality trait?)

I’m happy and I love anything that makes me happy. I love to laugh and enjoy time with others. I definitely love talking.

I’m caring, particularly so when it comes to animals, children or the elderly.

I could spend hours upon hours in a book or shoe store and never realise it. It’s a favorite past time.

I love gardens and nature, but have “black thumbs”. Seriously, I actually killed a cactus…

For fun growing up I would read the encyclopedia. I have a passion for learning new and interesting things, but I become bored easily with new subjects.

That’s about all I can think of right now. If you’d like to know anything else just ask!

Okay, ‘clam up’ was the wrong phrase. It’s just not easy!

It’s not the sparkle I meant but yep, [name]Edward[/name] sparkles.

I can see your issue with suggesting names to an adult. Choosing a name is a very personal decision, and solely mine to make. But there is no harm in finding out what others think sounds good!

Also, [name]Rosalind[/name] and [name]Lucia[/name] are lovely

[name]Mischa[/name], I love your suggestions of [name]Cecily[/name], [name]Lucia[/name], [name]Verity[/name], [name]Rosalind[/name], [name]Linnea[/name], Normandie. A few of these I would have never thought to pair with [name]Patricia[/name]. I would have missed out!

[name]Amaryllis[/name] means… to sparkle.

[name]Leticia[/name] and [name]Patience[/name] remind me of [name]Patricia[/name], though they obviously wouldn’t work with [name]Patricia[/name] as a middle name (well, maybe unless you use the Spanish pronunciation for [name]Leticia[/name]…). Also, I second the idea of trying an [name]Anne[/name] name so that you still kind of have your old name, but in reverse.

[name]Ana[/name]”s [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Annika[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Anouk[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Anya[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Hannelore[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]

These aren’t [name]Anne[/name] names, though they do contain the “an” sound:
[name]Annora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Ariana[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Gianna[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Giovanna[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Isannah[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosanna[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Roxana[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Susanna[/name]/h [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Shoshana[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]

Names that sound like or have to do with [name]June[/name] (birthstones, birth flowers, etc.), summer, or just the meanings “bright”, “light”, “golden”, “dawn”, etc.:
[name]Aurelia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Aurelie[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Clarissa[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Flavia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Flavie[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Helen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Idalia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]June[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Junia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Juno[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lenora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Leonora[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucasta[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Luciana[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucienne[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucilla[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucille[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucinda[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Margo[/name]/t [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Marisol[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Pearl[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosamond[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Soleil[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Summer[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Susanna[/name]/h [name]Patricia[/name]
Sunniva [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Xanthe[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I think [name]Vivian[/name] sparkles.

I also had the same problem and changed my name to [name]Charlotte[/name].

If it helps i took a look at my favorite name list and chose which one was most suiting for me.

[name]Hi[/name]! The first 2 names that came to my mind when I read your post were:

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

I think both names have spunk and sparkle! WDYT?