My favourite names.... your thoughts please!


I’ve been compiling a list of names for a few years… some change and some stay the same, but I’d really like opinions on them.

I like a mix of old-fashioned, classic and unique - really interested to hear what seasoned berries think of them. Please feel free to add any suggestions that might match my current crop too! I’m always on the look out for new ones!

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name])
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name])
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name])

Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name])
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name])

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name])- nice name but is common where I live (Australia). I like [name]Harris[/name] ass shorter form
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name]) - love it! Hoping it will become more popular.
[name]Pierce[/name] - lovely!
[name]Rex[/name]- not a fan. Makes me think of the dinosaur from [name]Toy[/name] [name]Story[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] -Nice, but other kids might not think so.
[name]Arthur[/name]- kind of nerdy, but would suit a quiet and calm kid.
[name]Sawyer[/name]- bit too trendy for my tastes but nice
[name]Reuben[/name]- awesome name! Masculine, yet a nice sound to it.
[name]Seth[/name]- gorgeous
[name]Caspar[/name]…the friendly ghost!
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name]). I like it, but the TV shown ruined it for me

[name]Violet[/name]- on my list too, but my SO always says the line from [name]Willy[/name] Wonka when I mention it ; “[name]Violet[/name] you’re turning violet, [name]Violet[/name]!”
[name]Paloma[/name]- don’t like. Too old for a kid, and annoying on an adult.
[name]Cosima[/name]- makes me think of a stage name
[name]Kerenza[/name]- would like to know the meaning, but i don’t like the sound
[name]Phoebe[/name] - OK name, but Im fan of the TV show friends,so I wouldn’t use it myself.
[name]Audrey[/name]- classy and refined, love it!
[name]Isla[/name]- lovely
[name]Octavia[/name]- not my favourite
[name]Elora[/name]- nice. But I’d add an H on the end…Elorah.
Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name]) why not just use [name]Ivy[/name]?
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name])[/QUOTE] can be a big name on a little person, but [name]Penny[/name] sweetens it.

I definitely like [name]Reuben[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] best from your choices. I would also suggest [name]Elijah[/name] and [name]Benjamin[/name] for boys, and [name]Katharine[/name] or Eislin for girls!

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name]) - I like it well enough. I have a cousin with the name, and the [name]Harrison[/name] [name]Ford[/name] association doesn’t hurt.
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name]) - I like [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name] better than [name]Theodore[/name]. I’ve just never cared for the formal name.
[name]Pierce[/name] - Not bad. I like [name]Piers[/name] a little better.
[name]Rex[/name] - Nice and crisp. Good name.
[name]Gabriel[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name] - NMS
[name]Sawyer[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Reuben[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Seth[/name] - It’s okay.
[name]Caspar[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it, though I like [name]Jasper[/name] better.
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name]) - Like it.

[name]Violet[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Paloma[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Cosima[/name] - I think I like it.
[name]Kerenza[/name] - Eh.
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] - Like
[name]Isla[/name] - I like it okay.
[name]Octavia[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Elora[/name] - Like
Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name]) - I’d just go with [name]Ivy[/name].
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name]) - Like

From your boys list, I like [name]Theodore[/name] “[name]Teddy[/name]”, [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Caspar[/name] and [name]Dexter[/name]. [name]Arthur[/name] is on my own list :slight_smile: From your girls list, I like [name]Violet[/name], [name]Paloma[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Octavia[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name]. [name]Violet[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] are on my own list, but I have [name]Poppy[/name] as a nickname for [name]Penelope[/name].

A lovely list!

I really like [name]Harrison[/name], [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Gabriel[/name]. [name]Rex[/name] would be a great nn option imo.
[name]Kerenza[/name] I adore, [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Violet[/name], Iviana I like a lot.

[name]Harrison[/name]-I don’t like it at all, sounds like someone saying “hairy son.”
[name]Theodore[/name]-this is a great classic with lots of nn options
[name]Pierce[/name]-its very harsh, sounds like a type of wound to me
[name]Rex[/name]-love it, strong, edgy and brisk
[name]Gabriel[/name]-this is a nice classic
[name]Arthur[/name]-really like this, very regal
[name]Sawyer[/name]-I am not a fan, just feels like another tryndee surname name
[name]Reuben[/name]-one of my favorite Biblical names, this one is very nice and is not as overused like the other Biblical names
[name]Seth[/name]-this is ok, I neither like it or dislike it, would make a nice middle name
[name]Caspar[/name]-love it!
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name])-this is a cool name

[name]Violet[/name]-love it, but its rising popularity is a concern for me
[name]Paloma[/name]-love it!
[name]Cosima[/name]-love it! Its on my own name list as well
[name]Kerenza[/name]-this is very pretty and elegant
[name]Audrey[/name]-meh, it does nothing for me. I find it kind of boring
[name]Isla[/name]-beautiful, but it has gotten so popular in certain parts of the world
[name]Octavia[/name]-this is classy and regal
[name]Elora[/name]-its ok, just feels like someone took [name]Laura[/name] and tried to make it more interesting
Iviana-this one is very cool
[name]Penelope[/name]-I love it, but its getting so popular :frowning:

It’s a Cornish name that means ‘[name]Love[/name]’. It can be spelt [name]Kerensa[/name] as well but I love it with the Z. I’m not from Cornwall but I found the name on the internet one day and loved the meaning. I also like [name]Karis[/name] quite a lot too.

Thanks for your comments guys. I understand concerns about [name]Violet[/name]. It’s a name I adore, but I dislike it’s rising popularity. I’m also feeling the same about [name]Isla[/name]. Everyone seems to be having baby [name]Isla[/name]'s right now! I have a very common first name here in the UK ([name]Emma[/name]) and it annoyed me growing up being [name]Emma[/name] M in my classes at school. I don’t want any of my future children to experience that, but similarly I don’t want them to have a name that people go “What?!” at!

To address the [name]Ivy[/name]/Iviana comments. I love the name [name]Ivy[/name], but one day the name Iviana ([name]Ivy[/name]-[name]AH[/name]-na, as opposed to [name]Ivy[/name]-[name]ANNA[/name]) came to me (it sounds weird I know!) and I just loved it. It sounded both feminine and classy, as well as being unique without being too “out-there”.

Thanks again for your comments :slight_smile:

If you like [name]Isla[/name], you might like the French, [name]Isaline[/name].

You actually reminded me @shaymin2 of another name I love… [name]Isadora[/name]! That’s going on the list! [name]Isaline[/name] is very nice though… is that pronounced [name]Isa[/name]-leen or [name]Isa[/name]-lyne?

I love [name]Isla[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], and [name]Violet[/name] for girls. The others are nms. For boys, I love all of them expect [name]Rex[/name], [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Reuben[/name], and [name]Arthur[/name].







Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name])

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name]) - [name]Love[/name] [name]Harrison[/name], don’t like [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name].
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name]) - [name]Love[/name] [name]Theodore[/name], love [name]Theo[/name], love [name]Teddy[/name].
[name]Pierce[/name] - I’m very hot and cold about this name.
[name]Rex[/name] - I like it in theory.
[name]Gabriel[/name] - Was a favorite, but then my sister stole it.
[name]Arthur[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t get the appeal of this name. I feel like it has a lot of teasing potential.
[name]Sawyer[/name] - [name]Adore[/name]!!!
[name]Reuben[/name] - Also love.
[name]Seth[/name] - Not a fan.
[name]Caspar[/name] - Not something I would ever use.
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name]) - Growing on me.

[name]Violet[/name] - A lot of them in my area.
[name]Paloma[/name] - [name]Adore[/name]!
[name]Cosima[/name] - Not a fan.
[name]Kerenza[/name] - I like the way it sounds, but not the way it looks.
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Audrey[/name] - Like.
[name]Isla[/name] - Trendy, Trendy, Trendy.
[name]Octavia[/name] - Been one of my favorite since I was 14.
[name]Elora[/name] - [name]Eliora[/name].
Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name]) - I don’t like Iviana, just use [name]Ivy[/name].
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name]) - [name]Love[/name]!

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name]) - don’t like
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name]) - don’t like
[name]Pierce[/name] - don’t like
[name]Rex[/name] - don’t like
[name]Gabriel[/name] - don’t like
[name]Arthur[/name] - don’t like
[name]Sawyer[/name] - don’t like
[name]Reuben[/name] - reminds me of Arby’s
[name]Seth[/name] - like
[name]Caspar[/name] - don’t like
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name]) - reminds me of [name]Dexter[/name]'s laboratory

[name]Violet[/name] - not a fan of this name, but more normal then your other choices
[name]Paloma[/name] - don’t like
[name]Cosima[/name] - don’t like
[name]Kerenza[/name] - don’t like
[name]Phoebe[/name] - not a favorite of mine, but at least the child won’t be teased
[name]Audrey[/name] - like
[name]Isla[/name] - don’t like
[name]Octavia[/name] - don’t like
[name]Elora[/name] - like
Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name]) - don’t like
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name]) - don’t like

[name]Harrison[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hal[/name]) - I like it a lot, been on and off my list before.
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name]) - [name]Love[/name], I love both nicknames also.
[name]Pierce[/name] - It’s okay, I prefer it as a middle name.
[name]Rex[/name] - A new love of mine!
[name]Gabriel[/name] - It’s okay!
[name]Arthur[/name] - I would love to meet a little [name]Arthur[/name] but I wouldn’t use it.
[name]Sawyer[/name] - It’s okay.
[name]Reuben[/name] - Not a fan, can’t get past the sandwich.
[name]Seth[/name] - It’s okay
[name]Caspar[/name] - Can’t get over [name]Caspar[/name] the friendly ghost, not that it’s really a bad association.
[name]Dexter[/name] (nn [name]Dex[/name]) - [name]Love[/name]!

[name]Violet[/name] - It’s pretty.
[name]Paloma[/name] - It’s okay, it’s interesting.
[name]Cosima[/name] - I like it.
[name]Kerenza[/name] - I prefer [name]Kerensa[/name], I think it looks softer. I have Kerens/za on my list too, I love the meaning!
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!.
[name]Audrey[/name] - It’s okay
[name]Isla[/name] - It’s okay.
[name]Octavia[/name] - It’s okay, I prefer other O names like [name]Odessa[/name] or [name]Ophelia[/name].
[name]Elora[/name] - I like it.
Iviana (nn [name]Ivy[/name]) - I prefer [name]Ivy[/name].
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Penny[/name]) - I like it!

Favorites: [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Rex[/name], [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Kerenza[/name] {[name]Kerensa[/name]}, & [name]Phoebe[/name].