Names that have grown on you?

What are names that have grown on you? Whether it’s going from a dislike to a like, to an unsure to a love, or some other gradual process, I’d love to know names that you like more now than you used to.

Mine: [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_u]Amos[/name_u], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Imogen[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_u]Callum[/name_u]… the list goes on.

Hugo, [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u], [name_m]Edmund[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m], [name_m]Rupert[/name_m].

Julia, [name_f]Liesl[/name_f], [name_f]Constance[/name_f], [name_f]Prudence[/name_f], [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f].

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I definitely agree with [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m].

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So many, I can’t even remember all of them. [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] is the only one that comes to mind. I remember I used to hate that name! :scream: But then I was trained in the [name_u]Berry[/name_u] ways and now know better :joy:

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I had [name_f]Verity[/name_f] and [name_f]Niamh[/name_f] as singles somewhere quite far down my list. And as time went on I really started to warm to them, especially as the combo [name_f]Verity[/name_f] [name_f]Niamh[/name_f].

[name_f]Birdie[/name_f] for a girl has grown on me significantly, as has [name_u]Kit[/name_u] for a boy.

I’m finding that being on the Nameberry forum has had the added benefit of exposing me to names that I wouldn’t ordinarily have considered. The more I see these names, the more they sound normal and nice :joy:

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Ursa and [name_f]Yolande[/name_f] are big ones for me

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sooooo many names but all I can think of are [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f], [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f], [name_f]Georgia[/name_f], [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]

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Anouk, [name_f]Eloise[/name_f], [name_u]Brighton[/name_u] and [name_m]Lysander[/name_m].

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Some that have grown on me

Kaia
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]

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I used to absolutely hate [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]. Not because of the connotations but because I thought the sound was clunky. Now it’s in my top 40.

Ophelia as well. Couldn’t get over the Ped- issue. But the name has grown on me too much!

I used to think [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] was awkward but now I think it’s darling!

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Josephine - [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] - [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] - [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] - [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]

Wilfred - [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] - [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] - [name_m]Otto[/name_m] - [name_m]Victor[/name_m] - [name_m]Leon[/name_m]

Now all of these are my favourites

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So many! [name_f]Clover[/name_f], [name_f]Clementine[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], [name_f]Esther[/name_f], [name_m]Otis[/name_m], [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_m]Phineas[/name_m], [name_u]Blair[/name_u]…

I’m even starting to appreciate [name_f]Maude[/name_f]!

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Fae, I never liked it until a couple months ago.Only like it spelt this way though.

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Blossom, [name_f]Clover[/name_f], [name_m]Hugh[/name_m], [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Georgia[/name_f], [name_u]Georgie[/name_u], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], etc.

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Sawyer! When I first heard it I couldn’t help but hear “soya” and I really didn’t like that. Why would you name your child soya? Then I read on a forum that someone had called their son [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] and nicknamed him [name_u]Bean[/name_u] (like soya bean!) & I thought that was adorable.

Once I could get past the homophone, I started to really appreciate the good qualities of [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u], it’s handsomeness, the -er ending… Now I love it and it’s made it all the way onto my boys shortlist!

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Imogen, [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f], [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]… These are the main ones I can think of. I’m particularly in love with [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] after feeling indifferent to it previously. I don’t know how I didn’t love it! I’ve loved these for quite awhile now but [name_u]Billie[/name_u] and [name_f]Freya[/name_f] are two I didn’t always love.

I can’t really think of any boys’s names strangely enough… I guess I don’t often add new boys’ names to my list.

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Gosh so many! Off the top of my head…

Girls: [name_f]Lilac[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Dulcie[/name_f], [name_f]Etain[/name_f], [name_u]Shea[/name_u]

Boys: [name_m]Viggo[/name_m], [name_m]Brodie[/name_m], [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m], [name_m]Remus[/name_m], [name_u]Pippin[/name_u], [name_m]Tarquin[/name_m]

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Gideon, [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Roger[/name_m], [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], and [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] are all names I love now that I would never have even considered a year ago! The same is true for [name_f]Amabel[/name_f], [name_f]Harriet[/name_f], [name_f]Isadora[/name_f], [name_f]Persephone[/name_f], and [name_f]Sabine[/name_f].

I think [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] and [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] are currently in the process of growing on me…

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That sounds pretty similar to my list! I guess steady exposure makes it easier to like a name.

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I’ve been leaning more and more towards old fashioned names. Examples:
I used to dislike or be indifferent to these names, but now I really like them (examples):
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_u]Benjamin[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]/Heloise
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
[name_f]Natalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabella[/name_f]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]/Laurie

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