The names I love, but not for my own children are:
[name]Beatrice[/name] - I love [name]Beatrice[/name], but it was my aunt’s name. She was just awful!
[name]Caroline[/name] - this is one of my very faves, but I can’t think of a nn I like for it. Maybe I would invent one, like [name]Coco[/name].
[name]Imogen[/name] - I don’t know, I wouldn’t want to say this every day.
[name]Iris[/name] - I’m worried that my daughter wouldn’t like it.
[name]Penelope[/name] - this is one of my fave names, but I don’t like it with my last name.
[name]Stella[/name] - I really love [name]Stella[/name], but it seems so flamboyant!
[name]Winifred[/name] - I’d be worried that my daughter wouldn’t like it.
[name]August[/name] - see [name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name] - my husband would never go for it.
[name]Jasper[/name] - ditto
Names other women have that I love but wouldn’t want for me:
[name]Becky[/name] - I am wary of names that sound anything like [name]Debbie[/name] (my nn when I was growing up), but [name]Becky[/name] is really darling. [name]Love[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] so much.
I wouldn’t want to have any name that ends in “y” or “ie” because my last name ends in “ey”. Plus it feels empowering to me to have a name that ends in “n”. I was the baby of the family, and everyone treated me like a baby. I got tired of it, so it’s fun to have a very no-nonsense name like [name]Susan[/name].