Name Profiles - mummyto3

Here are my personal profiles of your favorite girl names, mummyto3. Please enjoy and tell me what you think!

[name]DAPHNE[/name] - When I envision [name]Daphne[/name], I see a quiet, independent girl with a bright, happy spirit. She is calm and shy, but when left to her own resources, she is a brilliantly creative and imaginative girl. She loves the comfort of her own group of friends, and she will develop in self-confidence as she grows into her self! [name]Daphne[/name] works well with people of all ages, as her kind personality and creative spirit make her someone that others want to talk to.

(I see [name]Daphne[/name] as a smaller girl with light brown hair and either hazel or blue eyes…)

[name]PENELOPE[/name] - When I envision [name]Penelope[/name], I see a spunky, playful girl who loves to have fun! She is regarded as charming and creative by friends and peers. [name]Penelope[/name] loves to be at the center of the action, and I life of theatrical arts would not be surprising for her. She is confident and secure in herself, and she has a unique spirit that is treasured by others.

(For me, [name]Penelope[/name] is a tall, lanky girl with medium brown hair, of a longer length. She has bright green or blue eyes…)

[name]JULIET[/name] - When I envision [name]Juliet[/name], I see a beautiful girl with many friends, yet she is also rather shy and reserved. She has a quiet self-confidence that others are attracted to, and she can be a competent leader when called upon. [name]Juliet[/name] is a social person, yet she is just as happy to be alone, perhaps reading a good book or kicking around a soccer ball with her siblings.

([name]Juliet[/name] is a name that fits most anyone, but my personal description is of a girl of medium build with darker brown hair and hazel or brown eyes…)

[name]GENEVIEVE[/name] - When I see [name]Genevieve[/name], I see a spunky, playful girl with bright ideas and a creative eye. She loves to imagine and experience the world. [name]Genevieve[/name] is fun to be around, and thus she attracts many friends. Parents and peers respect her for her intelligence and drive, and she is a very successful, confident child.

(I see [name]Genevieve[/name] as a taller girl with dark brown hair and big, brown eyes…)

[name]VIVIENNE[/name] - When I envision [name]Vivienne[/name], I picture a small, shy girl who is reserved and quiet. She enjoys time alone, reading and drawing, rather than time in the middle of it all. She is a very creative child who would succeed in the art world, yet she requires encouragement to come out of her shell and share her ideas with the world. She is well-behaved, and her appearance is of a delicate, pretty little girl. When around younger children or siblings, it becomes apparent that [name]Vivienne[/name] is an excellent caretaker and giver, and her personality is a bit motherly.

(I see [name]Vivienne[/name] as a small girl with medium or dark brown hair and blue eyes…)

[name]ALLEGRA[/name] - I envision [name]Allegra[/name] to be incredibly intelligent, and she is highly motivated to succeed not only in her education but in her life. She has a good head on her shoulders, and she is respected and liked by friends, instructors, and parents. She revolves around a small group of friends to whom she is very close, but her pleasing attitude and bright mind make it easy for [name]Allegra[/name] to meet and find new friends. She has a tendency to be a bit stubborn and arrogant, but once reminded of these qualities, she is more than willing to compromise. [name]Allegra[/name] could be a commendable athlete, as her determination to succeed and hard work ethic make her an ideal teammate.

([name]Allegra[/name] is a girl of medium build with medium brown hair and brown eyes…)

[name]ISADORA[/name] - I envision [name]Isadora[/name] to be spunky and charming, dramatic and creative. She is incredibly passionate and imaginative, qualities that some regard as odd, but her true friends respect and appreciate her. She loves to be involved in many things, and she is a very hard, dedicated worker. She takes pleasure in being around people, especially young children, and she has a very giving, warm spirit.

(I see [name]Isadora[/name] as a small, strong girl with medium brown or red hair and blue or green eyes…)

[name]Hope[/name] these help you! Let me know if you need me to change something or if you think of more names…


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Oh thank you lemon! Those are fantastic descriptions and you are v imaginative :slight_smile:
It is interesting how names conjure up certain images in our heads. I guess it is influenced by people that we have met, characters in literature or those in the public eye.
My older DD is most like a [name]Genevieve[/name] from your description (looks and personality although v headstrong too). She is actually called [name]Maia[/name], however, and really suits her name too :slight_smile:
Thank you again!

That description of [name]Genevieve[/name] is almost what I would think of for [name]Maia[/name], too! [name]How[/name] funny! What a sweet name for your older daughter…

Thanks lemon! My other two are [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Cecily[/name] (although she is less than a year so will have to see how her personality develops)!
I am supposed to be doing some work but much more fun reading your descriptions :slight_smile:

Oh my goodness, I love [name]Cecily[/name]! If I were braver, I would name two daughter [name]Cecily[/name] and [name]Arabella[/name] - I adore the sound of them together, and they are just so unique and beautiful!

No blondes? Thats surprising. [name]Both[/name] my husband and myself are blonde so can only have blonde children (our twin boys have white hair!) [name]Penelope[/name] is on our list (one of hubby’s fave) and i definitely see [name]Penelope[/name] with blonde hair x

Ha! Oh, gosh, can’t believe I didn’t see any blondes with those names! If asked to choose which name on mummyto3’s list best seems like a blonde, in my opinion, I would choose [name]Allegra[/name]…

I’m better at blonde boy names, to be fully honest. I must have a skewed view or something!

That is funny that you didn’t imagine any blondes. Acutally, I picked those names because I think they are a little ‘exotic’ sounding and would hence suit my mixed race children better. I would definitely imagine [name]Penelope[/name] as being a dark haired girl but perhaps I am influenced by [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Cruz[/name]. Having said that, I think [name]Cecily[/name] is a perfect name for an English rose, with blond hair and rosy cheeks but I loved the name and husband finally agreed to it!
[name]Lemon[/name]- [name]Cecily[/name] and [name]Arabella[/name] would be pretty but to be honest, I don’t like [name]Arabella[/name] nearly as much as [name]Cecily[/name]. It reminds me a bit of arabel farming and I find it a bit too frilly but with less substance than [name]Cecily[/name]. I love some of the other favourites I’ve seen you listing more like [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name] :slight_smile:

Your description of [name]Cecily[/name] is exactly that of mine, a small, delicate, beautiful little girl of fair complexion and hair - definitely an “English [name]Rose[/name].”

[name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name] are much more my style, as I agree that [name]Arabella[/name] is too fussy in general. But, I really do like [name]Cecily[/name] a good deal, and it always reminds me of “The Importance of Being [name]Earnest[/name],” which I really adore as well. As I’ve told [name]Jill[/name], I could probably name all of my children - at least the females - from Pride and Prejudice alone! The novel completely captures my style…

I first started to like the name [name]Cecily[/name] when I saw a production of ‘The Importance of being [name]Earnest[/name]’ as a teenager! I also love the P&P names. Classic names like those don’t date. I think that [name]Eliza[/name] is my very favourite but that one was ruled out by husband :frowning:

I love [name]Eliza[/name], too, and I’ve honestly only heard of one person whose name was [name]Eliza[/name], just [name]Eliza[/name]. The thing is, I think it might be a bit difficult to say! uh-LIE-zuh, EE-lie-zuh, [name]ELLE[/name]-i-zuh, etc. Am I crazy?

Funny thing is, I just watched the [name]Keira[/name] Knightley version of P&P the other day and have decided to re-read the novel, and they constantly refer to [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Bennett[/name] and Miss [name]Eliza[/name] in the book, but never in the film! I found that interesting…

Literally, though, my favorite two girls’ names ([name]Lydia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]) could have come straight from the book, but I’m not in love with the boys’ name in the novel…

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name],

I don’t find [name]Eliza[/name] difficult to say but maybe it’s because I have a British accent?! I like [name]Eliza[/name] much more than [name]Elizabeth[/name] (I know most people love [name]Elizabeth[/name]) because it is classic but much more spunky, lively and fun! I think it’s lovely on a little girl but great on an adult too. I think, with names, you have to think about whether or not you would like the name yourself before you bestow them on your offspring!!
I agree about the boy’s names in P&P- [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] seems a little [name]OTT[/name] :slight_smile:

So, how do you say [name]Eliza[/name], then? I’m imagining that you say it more like EE-lie-zuh, with a definite E sound - is this correct? I agree - I prefer the sassy and sweet [name]Eliza[/name] to [name]Elizabeth[/name] any day, and I definitely think you must be willing to have a name yourself to give it to a child (I feel that way about my favorites, and I’m guessing you do, too!)…

I would pn [name]Eliza[/name] eh- lie- zah. The first syllable like ‘e’ in the work egg. Does that make any sense??

So, like [name]Elle[/name]-aye-zuh, sort of? Okay, that is pretty much how I pronounce it, too!

[name]EDIT[/name] Like [name]Elle[/name] - I - zuh…

[name]Wanna[/name] profile my favorite names for me?! I’d love to hear watcha think of them! I am always curious as to how other people view a name. I love [name]Noah[/name], [name]Isaac[/name] and [name]Isaiah[/name] for boys, and [name]Avery[/name] and [name]Natalia[/name] for girls.

Sure thing!

[name]NOAH[/name] - I envision [name]Noah[/name] as a quiet, independent child with a warm heart. He isn’t the most social of boys, perhaps not the most active or athletic, but he is generous and intelligent, caring and strong. He has a beautiful smile, and he is well-liked by peers and parents. He is social, but he doesn’t like to be the center of attention.

(I see a boy of medium build with blonde or light brown hair and big, expressive, blue eyes…)

[name]ISAAC[/name] - I envision [name]Isaac[/name] to be a strong, sturdy boy. He is active, perhaps in sports but also in more laborious tasks - farming, construction, mechanics. [name]Isaac[/name] is friendly and respectful, and he is well-liked. He is attentive to the needs of others, and I particularly see a man who cares for the needs of the poor or elderly. [name]Isaac[/name] is intelligent, but his best features are his strength and warmth of heart.

(I see a strong, burly boy with brown hair - medium - and brown or blue eyes…)

[name]ISAIAH[/name] - [name]Isaiah[/name] is a very smart child, who takes pleasure in pleasing those around him, whether they be parents, teachers, or friends. He has an excellent sense of humor and is quite social. He draws energy from a crowd of people - he is an extrovert. I envision [name]Isaiah[/name] to be multi-talented, but I see his particular strength to be in the domain of the arts, most likely music but perhaps painting.

(I see a boy of medium build, with medium brown hair and brown or blue eyes. I can also see a small, [name]African[/name]-American boy…)

[name]AVERY[/name] - I envision [name]Avery[/name] to be a free spirit, an independent, social girl with a bright smile and happy spirits. She is a bit childish and silly, but her friends love her for it, and she is valued for her creativity and optimism. [name]Avery[/name] is honest and loyal, kind and good, yet she can be greedy and stubborn when she wants to.

(I see [name]Avery[/name] as a smaller girl with blonde hair and blue eyes or medium brown hair and hazel eyes. I can also see a delicate, pretty [name]African[/name]-American girl…)

[name]Avery[/name] is tough for me because, honestly, I have a hard time envisioning an adult [name]Avery[/name].

[name]NATALIA[/name] - I envision [name]Natalia[/name] to be a pretty, strong woman (or girl) with an elegant look and a sophisticated manner. She is highly intelligent and witty, and her friends rely on her for good fun and quick humor. [name]Natalia[/name], with all this going for her, can be a bit proud and arrogant, yet her personable nature and fun spirit generally mask her weaker points. She is respected, yet [name]Natalia[/name] is outspoken and opinionated about matters for which she is passionate.

(I see [name]Natalia[/name] as a pretty, tall girl with dark hair and rich, big brown eyes. She could, alternatively, be a delicate child with blonde hair and sweet, hazel eyes…)

[name]Hope[/name] you enjoy!

PS I really like [name]Isaac[/name] and [name]Natalia[/name]!

So, like [name]Elle[/name]-aye-zuh, sort of? Okay, that is pretty much how I pronounce it, too!

[name]EDIT[/name] Like [name]Elle[/name] - I - zuh…[/quote]

Yes [name]Lemon[/name]! I pn it like your edited version :slight_smile:

I love the name [name]Natalia[/name] that you have just profiled! I think it would really suit [name]Maia[/name] too and your description sounds like a grown up version of her (or how I imagine she may be). I think I am especially drawn to these exotic type of name because they seem to suit my children. Otherwise, the would probably be called [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Benjamin[/name] or something!
Anyway, your profiling is great :slight_smile:

Thanks lemon! That was really cool!! I love your profiling!!

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name]!

I just wanted to chime in by saying that I’m currently going through my annual read of P&P and you are right that to her family she is “[name]Lizzy[/name]” and to her acquaintances ([name]Charlotte[/name], Sir [name]William[/name], Miss Bingley) she is “[name]Eliza[/name]” (though JA refers to her as [name]Elizabeth[/name]).

The 2005 film doesn’t have it in but the 1995 BBC version (which is the definitive version imo) does include it. [name]Caroline[/name] Bingley says “Pray, Miss [name]Eliza[/name], are the militia…” and “I have heard [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Bennet[/name] described as a local beauty…” and Sir [name]William[/name] says “Miss [name]Eliza[/name], why are you not dancing!” :slight_smile:

Sorry…my P&P geekiness came out then… :wink:

Funnily enough, when I have looked through old records on genealogy hunts it appears that [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name] were interchangeable at one time. You could get a baptism for an “[name]Eliza[/name]/[name]Liza[/name]” who then appears on a marriage and burial as “[name]Elizabeth[/name]” and then switches interchangeably on census records from [name]Eliza[/name] to [name]Elizabeth[/name]. (It was probably as natural to us as [name]Samuel[/name] > [name]Sam[/name]). So basically if you were known as [name]Eliza[/name], you were most probably an [name]Elizabeth[/name] and if your name was [name]Elizabeth[/name] you would most likely get referred to as [name]Eliza[/name] at some point.

It only seems to be in the Victorian period that [name]Eliza[/name] became used as a name on its own (possibly with the introduction of Civil Registrations).