Long List ... Please Help Naming Our Princess

[name]Hi[/name] berries my DH and I need some help narrowing down our very long list for our baby girl. We love all of these names very much and find them all very beautiful in some form or another. We would like for you to to go through our list and pick the names apart, what you like about them, what you don’t and any other tidbits you have to offer. After that could you please give us your 3 favorite out of our list. We know some of these names are rather popular while some are rather rare. Please give us your opinions and ideas. It will help us out so much! :slight_smile:


Honestly, I love MOST of the names on your list. The only ones I’m not too overly enthusiastic for are [name]Constance[/name], [name]Morgana[/name], [name]Andromeda[/name], [name]Mercedes[/name], [name]Esperanza[/name], [name]Astrid[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Iona[/name], [name]Meave[/name] , [name]Freya[/name] and [name]Jacquetta[/name].

Everything else I like.

[name]Lovely[/name] list!

[name]Catherine[/name]- Prefer [name]Catherine[/name] with a K, because I think it has more spunk, but I love it nonetheless.
[name]Juliana[/name]- I know the sweetest person with this name! Everyone always compliments her on it.
[name]Grace[/name]- I think this is nice but so overused that it no longer has any sparkle.
[name]Amelia[/name]- I think this a plain name compared to so many other beauties on this list!
[name]Vivienne[/name]- [name]Love[/name]! I think this is such a pretty name.
[name]Caroline[/name]- Reminds me of a savvy businesswoman- cool image!
[name]Isla[/name]- Nice but not great.
[name]Charlotte[/name]- See [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Constance[/name]- I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Constance[/name]! So pretty, especially with the possible + adorable nn [name]CoCo[/name].
[name]Felicity[/name]- This is a really happy, sweet name.
[name]Morgana[/name]- I know too many horrible Morgans (all girls) to like this name. How about Jordana?
[name]Isolde[/name]- So pretty! This isn’t my usual style, but I actually really like it.
[name]Guinevere[/name]- [name]Love[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name]! The problem is, [name]IMO[/name] you can’t shorten it to any nicknames that are just as pretty as its original form.
[name]Isadora[/name]- Cute!
[name]Rosamond[/name]- I think just about any form of [name]Rose[/name] would sound less crusty and icky. [name]May[/name] I recommend [name]Rosaline[/name] or [name]Rosalia[/name]?
[name]Andromeda[/name]- Pretty, but the legend of some poor girl chained to a rock because of her mom is pretty sad :frowning:
[name]Mercedes[/name]- Cute! I like it with nn [name]Merry[/name].
[name]Esperanza[/name]- I think it would be really hard for a little girl to learn to spell this.
[name]Astrid[/name]- I think it’s a little too heavy and clunky. Not a fan.
[name]Elisabeth[/name] - You will constantly have to explain that it’s [name]Elizabeth[/name] with an S, not a Z.
[name]Georgiana[/name]- Pretty! I know a [name]Georgina[/name] who always says she wishes she were [name]Georgiana[/name].
[name]Genevieve[/name]- Gorgeous!!! I love it.
[name]Evangeline[/name]- Cute, but from what everyone else says, this is going to be unbelievably popular really soon.
[name]Madeleine[/name]- [name]Lovely[/name]!
[name]Scarlett[/name]- See [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Moira[/name]- Awkward to try to pronounce this.
[name]Eleanor[/name]- Gorgeous! [name]One[/name] of my personal favorites, but it’s a family name for me so I’m totally biased.
[name]Victoria[/name]- I like the name itself, but the nns [name]Vicki[/name] and [name]Tori[/name] sound… yucky.
[name]Iona[/name]- Really pretty and interesting.
[name]Avalon[/name]- I cannot say how much I love this name.
[name]Meave[/name]- If you mean [name]Maeve[/name], this is gorgeous.
[name]Freya[/name]- Nice.
[name]Jacquetta[/name] - [name]Avalon[/name] creams it.

Top 3

  1. [name]Avalon[/name]
  2. [name]Isolde[/name]
  3. [name]Constance[/name]

It’s a great list. These are my favourites in order of my preference:

  1. [name]Morgana[/name]
  2. [name]Constance[/name]
  3. [name]Isolde[/name]
  4. [name]Vivienne[/name]
  5. [name]Rosamond[/name]
  6. [name]Guinevere[/name]
  7. [name]Charlotte[/name]
  8. [name]Moira[/name]
  9. [name]Amelia[/name]
  10. [name]Victoria[/name]

I’m not very fond of [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name] & [name]Madeleine[/name]. [name]Avalon[/name] is beautiful, but you’ve got better ones (like [name]Guinevere[/name] and [name]Morgana[/name], why use a place name from arthurian legends, when you can use an actual name?).

[name]Catherine[/name] Classix, like [name]Cate[/name]/ [name]Catie[/name] as a nn
[name]Juliana[/name] Pretty, frilly
[name]Grace[/name] Classic, simple, easy to spell/ say, pretty and feminine
[name]Amelia[/name] Pretty, good nn options, easy to spell/say
[name]Vivienne[/name] Alright
[name]Caroline[/name]- NMS, seems heavy to me somehow, but it is classic
[name]Isla[/name] Trendy yet pretty- in 15 years time it will be a ‘[name]Shannon[/name]’ name
[name]Charlotte[/name] Always classic and pretty, easy to spell/say, personally I don’t like [name]Charlie[/name] as a nn but do like [name]Lottie[/name] or [name]Sharli[/name]
[name]Constance[/name] Seems vintage, not as pretty sounding as other choices you have
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Adore[/name]- known yet not over done, lots nns, pretty, frilly
[name]Morgana[/name] Makes me think of little mermaid 2 evil character
[name]Isolde[/name] I think 85% of people won’t know how to say/spell it
[name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Rich[/name] history, good MN, bit ornate IMHO as a FN
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Don[/name]'t like that it contains “dora” (the explorer) in the name
[name]Rosamond[/name] Prefer [name]Rosalie[/name] as it sounds lighter/prettier
[name]Andromeda[/name] Sounds clunky to me
[name]Mercedes[/name] Sounds pretentious/ try hard.
[name]Esperanza[/name] Only if you are from the culture
[name]Astrid[/name] Makes me think of the comic Astrix, sounds clunky to me
[name]Elisabeth[/name] I prefer it with a Z, but overall a good name with lots nn options.
[name]Georgiana[/name] very frilly- some possible misprounciation issues- [name]George[/name]-ee-ar-na? [name]George[/name]-ay-na?
[name]Genevieve[/name] Like as a MN, Like nn [name]Evie[/name] or [name]Neve[/name] as a FN, nots as pretty as some others on your list
[name]Evangeline[/name] as a MN, yes
[name]Madeleine[/name] I want to like it, I [name]DO[/name]… but there seems to be confusion in the public on saying it
[name]Scarlett[/name] Quirky, modern, pretty- doesn’t seem to match your other suggestions, but I do like it
[name]Moira[/name] Hate it. We have an ad here where a [name]Moira[/name] says her name and it is misheard as Moron.
[name]Eleanor[/name] Hate it- all I hear is Gnaw.
[name]Victoria[/name] Classic, frilly… prefer some of your others more
[name]Iona[/name] Hard to pronounce for most people [name]IRL[/name] I suspect
[name]Avalon[/name] Has a dreamy quality, I like it as it seems a bit different. NN??? [name]Ava[/name]?
[name]Meave[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]? Either way same as [name]Isla[/name]- popular but destined to fall off trend
[name]Freya[/name] Like it alot- but be aware some will shorten it to [name]Frey[/name].
[name]Jacquetta[/name][name]Way[/name] too frilly, maybe as a mn if you particularly wanted it.

My favourites: [name]Avalon[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Scarlett[/name], [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Amelia[/name] and [name]Grace[/name].

You have a fantastic list! My favorites:


I’d also suggest: [name]Iris[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Edith[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Miriam[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Vera[/name], and [name]Veda[/name].

[name]Catherine[/name] I like [name]Catherine[/name], and this traditional spelling of it but it’s always struck me as a bit plain.
[name]Juliana[/name] Really like it, very pretty name :slight_smile:
[name]Grace[/name] Like it, but it’s getting overused nowadays, especially as a middle name.
[name]Amelia[/name] Like it.
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Love[/name] it- a beautiful classic name!
[name]Caroline[/name] If you are pronouncing it [name]Caro[/name]-line (rhyming with wine) then I love it! :slight_smile:
[name]Isla[/name] I’ve never been so keen on it, I automatically think of [name]Isla[/name] [name]Fisher[/name].
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Love[/name] it- it’s becoming more common nowadays but it’s still in my top 10 (and it’s one of my middle names so I’m biased!)
[name]Constance[/name] REALLY love it! Not a common name, totally classic and beautiful!
[name]Felicity[/name] Like it- but I don’t love it.
[name]Morgana[/name] [name]Don[/name]'t like it- it sounds too ‘dark’ to me for some reason.
[name]Isolde[/name] Really, really like it… not sure I love it, but it’s definitely unique.
[name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Love[/name] it! A beautiful name!
[name]Isadora[/name] REALLY [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Rosamond[/name] Although old fashioned, it’s kind of clunky for my taste. I’m not so keen.
[name]Andromeda[/name] Hate it. It makes me think of ‘The [name]Andromeda[/name] Strain’.
[name]Mercedes[/name] Like it
[name]Esperanza[/name] It’s okay, but I’m not in love
[name]Astrid[/name] Really like it, it’s cute and unique
[name]Elisabeth[/name] Like it, don’t love it
[name]Georgiana[/name] Really love it!
[name]Genevieve[/name] Really love it!
[name]Evangeline[/name] Definitely one of my personal favorites- [name]LOVE[/name] it!
[name]Madeleine[/name] It’s okay
[name]Scarlett[/name] Really love it!
[name]Moira[/name] Not so keen- it’s always struck me as old-ladyish
[name]Eleanor[/name] Like it
[name]Victoria[/name] Like it
[name]Iona[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] it :slight_smile:
[name]Avalon[/name] [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Meave[/name] Really like it!
[name]Freya[/name] Not so keen
[name]Jacquetta[/name] Ugh, hate it!

Anyway, that’s just my personal opinion :slight_smile: You’ve got some beautiful names on that list!

These are my favorites. I am partial to traditional and french names.

[name]Catherine[/name] - a beautiful classic - love the nn’s [name]Cate[/name], [name]Cady[/name], and [name]Cat[/name]
[name]Juliana[/name] - love this for family reasons…a smoosh of my grandmothers - very romantic
[name]Grace[/name] - my favorite vertue name - you can’t go wrong with [name]Grace[/name] and I love the nn [name]Gracie[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] - sounds very romantic and feminine
[name]Felicity[/name] - I love the “F” names. This is one of my very favorites…a combination of class, romance, and old world charm
[name]Mercedes[/name] - First of all I love the nn [name]Merci[/name]/[name]Mercy[/name] - This name sounds rich obviously and full of class
[name]Elisabeth[/name] - I prefer this name with the “z”. [name]Elizabeth[/name] also has beautiful nn’s
[name]Victoria[/name] - again a traditional classic beauty - it reminds me of roses & pearls
[name]Jacquetta[/name] - beautiful french classic…I would love to see this used!

Thank you berries this is helping! I forgot to mention I want your personal favorites as well because we want to have about 3 options ready when she comes and then when we see her decide from those three which seems to fit her most! [name]Love[/name] your opinions. Your not hurting my feelings! :smiley:

[name]Grace[/name], [name]Vivienne[/name] and [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Isla[/name] and [name]Vivienne[/name] are my favourites. [name]Isla[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] or [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] would be really sweet :slight_smile:


I like all of these because they’re classic and vintage.


[name]Freya[/name], [name]Isolde[/name], [name]Guinevere[/name], and [name]Caroline[/name] are all lovely as well :slight_smile:

Suggestions: [name]Amalia[/name], [name]Isis[/name], Wihelmina, [name]Raffaela[/name], [name]Vespera[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Petra[/name], [name]Annina[/name], Bodille, [name]Marit[/name], [name]Paloma[/name], [name]Odette[/name], [name]Malou[/name], [name]Jocasta[/name]…

[name]Genevieve[/name] - love
[name]Guinevere[/name] - pretty
[name]Amelia[/name] - love

[name]Elisabeth[/name] - love, very pretty, I like [name]Elizabeth[/name] a tad better though
[name]Eleanor[/name] - pretty
[name]Caroline[/name] - nice
[name]Isadora[/name] - I like it
[name]Catherine[/name] - nice
[name]Charlotte[/name] - fine

[name]Andromeda[/name] - I actually sorta kinda like this, [name]Andy[/name]! [name]Meda[/name].
[name]Astrid[/name] - I like this one as well, despite it being a bit odd

[name]Rosamond[/name] - okay
[name]Grace[/name] - meh, okay, bit boring, but a solid name
[name]Avalon[/name] - okay, not bad
[name]Scarlett[/name] - okay, I sorta like it.
[name]Madeleine[/name] - I prefer the [name]Madeline[/name] spelling, I think it’s an okay name
[name]Moira[/name] - okay, not terrible
[name]Vivienne[/name] - not a fan, but it’s not terrible
[name]Juliana[/name] - meh, I prefer [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] - meh

[name]Mercedes[/name] - Benz
[name]Constance[/name] - meh, I know a woman with this name. It’s not a very attractive name imo
[name]Isla[/name] - not a fan
[name]Esperanza[/name] - very ethnic for me, okay if your other kids are gonna be [name]Luis[/name] and [name]Miguel[/name] and [name]Araceli[/name]
[name]Georgiana[/name] - meh, not a big fan of feminizations
[name]Morgana[/name] - this is very connected with the evil witch for me
[name]Isolde[/name] - “He sold”, meh
[name]Evangeline[/name] - I just hear Evangelist or Evangelical, feels like naming your kid Pentecostal.
[name]Victoria[/name] - meh, not one I like. [name]Vicky[/name] is just not pleasant to me
[name]Iona[/name] - “I own a”
[name]Meave[/name] - [name]Maeve[/name]? I’m not a fan either way, [name]Mavis[/name]?
[name]Freya[/name] - fraidy cat, don’t like
[name]Jacquetta[/name] - Jacket? no, bleh,

Top Ten


[name]Just[/name] wanted to give my two cents about the name [name]Victoria[/name]. It’s my name, and I know several people here - and many people elsewhere - have commented how the nicknames are bad. Well, I completely agree - I despise [name]Vicki[/name] and hate [name]Tori[/name]. That said, I’ve managed to make it to my 32nd year without having my name reduced to a nickname. I basically always go by [name]Victoria[/name], and while occasionally people try to sneak in a [name]Vicki[/name] or [name]Tori[/name], it’s really SO not a problem at all for me. My husband does call me [name]Ori[/name], but I don’t mind that :slight_smile: And I’m [name]Toria[/name] to my siblings!

So, I just wanted to share that, for anyone who might love [name]Victoria[/name] but be wary of using it because of the nicknames. Or even for other nickname-prone names with nicknames you don’t like. If you or your child don’t want to use the nickname, you simply don’t have to!!

[name]Elisabeth[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name] “[name]Ginny[/name]”, and [name]Avalon[/name]!

[name]Catherine[/name] - A good classic, can’t really go wrong. A little “plain” though.
[name]Juliana[/name] - Not bad but I’d prefer [name]Julie[/name] or [name]Julia[/name].
[name]Grace[/name] - Blah.
[name]Amelia[/name] - Nice.
*[name]Vivienne[/name] - Like a lot.
*[name]Caroline[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Isla[/name] - Meh. Nice but NMS.
[name]Charlotte[/name] - Like a lot.
[name]Constance[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Felicity[/name] - Like.
[name]Morgana[/name] - Prefer just [name]Morgan[/name]. It’s ok.
[name]Isolde[/name] - Like. Really like potential nn of [name]Izzy[/name].
[name]Guinevere[/name] - It’s ok.
[name]Isadora[/name] - Not bad. NMS though.
[name]Rosamond[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Andromeda[/name] - Too much of a name. If this were my name, I’d probably go by [name]Andi[/name] or [name]Romy[/name] or something.
[name]Mercedes[/name] - I go back and forth. I like this sometimes, but other times I think it’s trashy since it’s a car brand.
[name]Esperanza[/name] - Meh.
[name]Astrid[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like it.
[name]Elisabeth[/name] - Nice, but I prefer the [name]Elizabeth[/name] spelling.
[name]Georgiana[/name] - It’s ok.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - It’s ok.
[name]Evangeline[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Madeleine[/name] - Like.
[name]Scarlett[/name] - Like.
[name]Moira[/name] - Meh.
[name]Eleanor[/name] - Like a lot.
*[name]Victoria[/name] - Really like.
[name]Iona[/name] - NMS.
[name]Avalon[/name] - It’s ok.
[name]Meave[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t really like it.
[name]Freya[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Jacquetta[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.

I starred my favorites :slight_smile:

Top 10 in order: