Names That Are Growing on You?

Recently (about 7 minutes ago, to be exact) I realized I’ve started to like the name [name_m]George[/name_m]- one that I’ve hated for a long time. It seemed too old-man-ish, but now it seems cute. Maybe it’s just a phase. Whatever. Others that are growing on me are [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] and [name_f]Eliza[/name_f].

What good timing you have! [name_m]Just[/name_m] today I was starting to warm up to
[name_f]Carolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Havilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Patricia[/name_f]
[name_f]Charlene[/name_f]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Lovisa[/name_f]
…and lately the --th names are oddly appealing: [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Judith[/name_f], [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], [name_m]Kenneth[/name_m], [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]

[name_m]Gavin[/name_m], [name_f]Holly[/name_f], Lisi

[name_m]Edward[/name_m] and [name_f]Sunday[/name_f]

[name_f]Lovisa[/name_f], [name_f]Judith[/name_f], [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], [name_f]Havilah[/name_f]

Just recently fell super in love with the name Alberta and Fae
for boys I’ve been liking Edgar and Reuben a lot.

Mine are:
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]/[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]
[name_f]Karen[/name_f]
[name_u]Raven[/name_u]
[name_f]Maureen[/name_f]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Caitlin[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabel[/name_f]

They have grown on me. They went from meh to being my favorites. I don’t have any boy examples.

[name_m]Brooks[/name_m] had grown on me a lot

I’ve started to love quite a lot of names. For girls it’s [name_f]Joy[/name_f], [name_f]Beline[/name_f], [name_f]Emiliana[/name_f], [name_f]Melusine[/name_f], Désirée, [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] and [name_f]Edith[/name_f]. For boys it’s [name_m]Octavius[/name_m], [name_m]Joshua[/name_m], [name_m]Amadeus[/name_m], [name_u]Tristan[/name_u], [name_m]Amaury[/name_m] and [name_u]Rory[/name_u].

I also really like [name_f]Anwen[/name_f], [name_f]Marina[/name_f] and [name_f]Idina[/name_f], but am not loving them yet.

In a GP sort of way, I’ve recently started to love [name_f]Holiday[/name_f], [name_f]Cherish[/name_f] and [name_f]Monet[/name_f] for girls, as well as [name_m]Ludovico[/name_m], [name_m]Zadok[/name_m] and [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] for boys.

Girls

The “Eu” Names: [name_f]Eunice[/name_f] (although I love vintage names , this one surprises me), [name_f]Euphemia[/name_f], [name_f]Eugenia[/name_f], [name_f]Eulalie[/name_f], Eudocia
The “Ette” Names - [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f], [name_f]Jeanette[/name_f], [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Odette[/name_f], [name_f]Claudette[/name_f] and [name_f]Georgette[/name_f]
The “Th” Names: [name_f]Judith[/name_f], [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f]
The “Ice” Names: [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_f]Bernice[/name_f], [name_f]Clarice[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], [name_f]Leatrice[/name_f]
The “Enne” Names: [name_f]Fabienne[/name_f] and [name_f]Lucienne[/name_f]
The “Ine” Names: Landoline, Célandine, [name_f]Eglantine[/name_f], Zéphyrine
The “Hard D” Names: [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f], [name_f]Winifred[/name_f], [name_f]Mairead[/name_f]

Boys

[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] (I loved this one when I was a girl and I’ve grown fond of it again)
[name_u]Abijah[/name_u] (a new crush and a great alternative to [name_m]Elijah[/name_m])
[name_m]Fabian[/name_m]
[name_m]Nikolai[/name_m]/[name_u]Nico[/name_u]
[name_m]Tadhg[/name_m]

[name_u]Eliot[/name_u] has really grown on me (as of yesterday).

I’ve been considering [name_f]Ida[/name_f] and [name_f]Ada[/name_f] lately. I normally like much longer names, but I’m appreciating their simplicity at the moment. With all the love for names like [name_f]Ava[/name_f] and [name_f]Mia[/name_f], I’m surprised these are still slumbering under the radar.

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] has really grown on me. I saw it a few days ago and wondered why it has taken me so long to notice it. Also, my DH’s middle name is [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] so it would be a sweet tie to her dad.

Recently…
Girls:
[name_u]Sloane[/name_u]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]

Boys:
[name_m]Fergus[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Cian[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]

In the last couple of months it has been: [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f], [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f], [name_f]Eloise[/name_f], Aaralyn, [name_m]Jason[/name_m], [name_m]Rhett[/name_m], [name_u]River[/name_u], and [name_m]Drake[/name_m].

[name_f]Vera[/name_f]. I always thought it was incredibly ugly: a lemon lips name, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to use it. Now, while I don’t love it, I can see the appeal, and I would be very excited to meet a little [name_f]Vera[/name_f].

Clunky names like [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] (admittedly, I mostly love the nn trudy!) , feminizations like [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f]…
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] and [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f].
[name_u]Neal[/name_u].
[name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] (particularly the irishness of it).

Definitely:
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_u]Dean[/name_u]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]

[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmi[/name_f]/[name_f]Emmy[/name_f]

Same thing happened to me with [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Hugh[/name_m], [name_m]Philip[/name_m], [name_m]Walter[/name_m], [name_f]Maud[/name_f], and [name_f]Jane[/name_f] : )

[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Cassiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]

[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Naomi[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] (pr. emm-uh-line)
[name_f]Arwen[/name_f]