Love _____, But Not ______

Are their any names that you love, but hate a very similar name? Maybe you don’t hate the name, but it just doesn’t share the appeal of its counterpart. Maybe one has a negative connotation for you, but the other is lovely.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you have any examples of this?

I have a few, but I think the most prominent for me is that I adore [name_f]Clara[/name_f], but severely dislike [name_f]Claire[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], but only mildly like [name_f]Sophia[/name_f].

I love [name_m]Hugh[/name_m], but I’m not that fond of [name_m]Hugo[/name_m].

I’m with you on [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f]. [name_f]Clara[/name_f] is lovely, but [name_f]Claire[/name_f] makes me cringe.

I love [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], but I’m not a fan of [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]. [name_u]Finley[/name_u] is one of my favorites, but I don’t like [name_u]Finlay[/name_u] at all.

Mine is a bit ridiculous. I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_u]Austen[/name_u], but don’t like [name_m]Austin[/name_m].
[name_u]Austen[/name_u] to me feels distinguished, is a last-name for a first name (which I love), has the literary connotations, whereas [name_m]Austin[/name_m] just feels like a cowboy name, there’s [name_m]Austin[/name_m] in [name_u]Texas[/name_u], and [name_m]Austin[/name_m] [name_m]Powers[/name_m].
Silly stuff I know, but that’s how I feel. Plus we pronounce them slightly differently, [name_u]Austen[/name_u] is a bit softer.

I’m with the pp on [name_u]Austen[/name_u]/[name_m]Austin[/name_m]. I don’t hate [name_f]Claire[/name_f], but I prefer [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (clar-uh) so much more; [name_f]Claire[/name_f]-uh is my problem. I’m the opposite with [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] ([name_f]Amelia[/name_f] “[name_f]Amy[/name_f]” Pond!) and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] (just sounds a bit off to me), and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]/[name_m]Hugh[/name_m]. But for me it’s also:
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Annabella[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]/[name_f]Georgina[/name_f] (Might be because I know people with the names)
Like [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Rosalyn[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
Like [name_f]Valencia[/name_f] and [name_m]Valencio[/name_m], dislike [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] and [name_m]Valentino[/name_m]
Like [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_f]Luciana[/name_f], [name_f]Lucetta[/name_f], [name_m]Lucian[/name_m] etc, dislike [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] (Again, I know too many), and [name_m]Luciano[/name_m]
Love Nikolai, dislike Nicholas
Love August, hate Augustus/Augusta and Gus

Like [name_f]Georgia[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
Like [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
Like [name_f]Isobel[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Isabel[/name_f]
Like [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Ella[/name_f]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] Niklaus dislike [name_m]Nicolas[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Cass[/name_u] Dislike [name_u]Cassidy[/name_u] and [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Elle[/name_f] Dislike [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_f]Ellen[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] Dislike [name_f]Carolyn[/name_f]

There are quite a few names I love but I dislike their most obvious nicknames. For example, I love [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] but can’t stand [name_f]Rosie[/name_f]; I love [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] but am meh about [name_f]Susie[/name_f]; [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] is lovely but I cringe at [name_u]Clemmy[/name_u]. I know there are alternative nicknames for all of these that I’d could live with but there would always be someone who called them by one of the obvious nn and it would just annoy me.

I like [name_f]Seraphine[/name_f] but dislike [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
I like [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] but dislike [name_u]Alex[/name_u]/[name_m]Xander[/name_m] and [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]/[name_f]Alexia[/name_f]/[name_f]Alexa[/name_f]
I like [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] but dislike [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]/[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
I like [name_m]Felix[/name_m] but dislike [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
I like Clémence but dislike [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]

Girls
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Chiara[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Claire[/name_f]/[name_u]Clare[/name_u].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f], am meh about [name_f]Georgia[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Adeline[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Adelyn[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], but am meh about [name_f]Madeline[/name_f]/[name_f]Maddie[/name_f]/Madde and dislike [name_f]Madelynn[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sophie[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Soph[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f], but am meh about [name_f]Serafina[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Adelaida[/name_f], but am meh about [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] and dislike [name_f]Addie[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f], but am meh about [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Eugenia[/name_f], but am meh about [name_f]Eugenie[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Grace[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Grayce[/name_f] and [name_f]Gracelyn[/name_f] (I cringe whenever I hear or read the last two).

Boys
Like [name_m]John[/name_m], but dislike [name_m]Johann[/name_m] and am meh about [name_m]Jon[/name_m].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Harry[/name_m], but dislike [name_m]Harrison[/name_m].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Charles[/name_m], but dislike [name_m]Chaz[/name_m].
Like [name_m]Wills[/name_m], but am meh about [name_m]William[/name_m].

I love [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], dislike [name_m]Tomas[/name_m]
I love [name_m]David[/name_m], but dislike [name_m]Davis[/name_m]
I love [name_m]Austin[/name_m], dislike [name_u]Austen[/name_u]/[name_u]Austyn[/name_u]
I love [name_f]Alice[/name_f], but dislike [name_u]Allison[/name_u]
I love [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] but dislike [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
I love [name_f]Amabel[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
I love [name_f]Clarisa[/name_f] (clah-riss-ah), dislike [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] (clare-iss-ah)
I love [name_f]Amalia[/name_f], but dislike [name_f]Amelia[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], but not [name_u]Alexis[/name_u].
I love [name_f]Christine[/name_f], but not [name_f]Christina[/name_f].
I love [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], but not [name_f]Madeline[/name_f].

I love [name_m]Donal[/name_m], but not [name_m]Donald[/name_m].
I love [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], but not [name_m]Hugh[/name_m].
I love [name_m]Jack[/name_m], but not [name_m]Jackson[/name_m].

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]/[name_f]Madeline[/name_f], dislike [name_u]Madison[/name_u]/[name_f]Maddie[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Ricky[/name_u], dislike [name_m]Richard[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u], dislike [name_u]Gus[/name_u]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Mirabelle[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f], [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f], [name_f]Arabelle[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Ella[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] (Allthough [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] and [name_f]Lenora[/name_f] are growing on me for some reason)
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], dislike [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Finley[/name_u], dislike Finnean, [name_m]Phineas[/name_m], [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Fianna[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Josie[/name_u], dislike [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Clara[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (Okay, I don’t dislike [name_f]Claire[/name_f], but it’s too plain for me)
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Jenny[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Jill[/name_f], dislike [name_f]Jillian[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Julia[/name_f] and [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] but not [name_u]Julie[/name_u].
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] not [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] not [name_m]Harry[/name_m]
[name_f]Emmaline[/name_f] not [name_f]Emily[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] not [name_f]Alison[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] not [name_f]Jayne[/name_f]!
[name_f]Joy[/name_f] not [name_u]Joyce[/name_u]

I am with you! [name_f]My[/name_f] daughter is [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] and I get a little unsettled if someone thinks her names are [name_f]Claire[/name_f] or [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] but I dislike with a passion, [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f].
I love [name_f]Georgina[/name_f] but not [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] (at this point it’s to frilly for me).
I love [name_f]Lily[/name_f] but not [name_f]Lillian[/name_f].
I love [name_f]Millie[/name_f] but hugely dislike [name_f]Millicent[/name_f].
I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m] but dislike [name_m]Harry[/name_m].

I love [name_f]Araminta[/name_f] but I’m not a fan of [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] (even though I love the Arctic Monkeys song).
I like [name_f]Susan[/name_f] a lot but not [name_f]Susannah[/name_f].
I have a major soft spot for [name_f]Carolyn[/name_f], but I’ve never liked [name_f]Caroline[/name_f].

[name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], not [name_f]Clara[/name_f]
Like [name_f]Lily[/name_f], not [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
Like [name_u]Nico[/name_u], REALLY dislike [name_u]Nick[/name_u]/[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_m]Boaz[/name_m], dislike [name_u]Bo[/name_u]/[name_m]Beau[/name_m]
[name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_u]Francis[/name_u], not [name_m]Frank[/name_m]
Like [name_m]Luke[/name_m], dislike [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Nathan[/name_m], not [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] NEVER [name_m]Jackson[/name_m]/[name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Aveline[/name_f], not [name_f]Avalon[/name_f].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Allegra[/name_f], not [name_u]Allie[/name_u].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], not [name_f]Jessica[/name_f].

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u], not [name_m]Jim[/name_m].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], not [name_m]Timothy[/name_m].
[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Jax[/name_m], not [name_u]Pax[/name_u].