Ha, I’m glad that the rest of you are crazy too! I completely agree that [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is lovely & elegant whereas [name_f]Ann[/name_f] is just blah.
I’ll stick w/ones that are popular both ways or that I have really strong feelings about.
I’ve also got…
[name_f]Annelise[/name_f] is the only way I like it.
[name_u]Abbie[/name_u] way better than [name_u]Abby[/name_u]
[name_f]Cate[/name_f] is amazing. [name_f]Kate[/name_f] is just okay.
[name_f]Giulia[/name_f] is gorgeous, but [name_f]Julia[/name_f] is just ‘not bad’.
Same w/Giuliana vs. [name_f]Juliana[/name_f]
I had a cat whom I named [name_f]Hayley[/name_f] in the early 90s. So, I just adore [name_f]Hayley[/name_f]. [name_f]Hailey[/name_f] just seems trendy & over done. Ridiculous, huh?
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f] is the best! [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] is acceptable, but [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] is meh.
[name_f]Lilian[/name_f] needs to have one ‘l’ only.
[name_f]Maia[/name_f] is so much more elegant than [name_f]Maya[/name_f]
[name_f]Sofie[/name_f] is darling & [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is just kind of of over done & not exciting. Same w/Sofia vs. [name_f]Sophia[/name_f].
[name_f]Scarlet[/name_f] w/one ‘t’ only. Two 't’s is too much.
[name_m]Ciaran[/name_m] is way better than [name_u]Kieran[/name_u]. I love [name_m]Ciaran[/name_m]! Although my sweet little nephew is [name_u]Kieran[/name_u], so I try to like it for that reason.
I like [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] or [name_u]Eliot[/name_u] a lot. But [name_u]Elliot[/name_u] looks way off.
I like [name_m]Hughie[/name_m] as a nn for [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] or [name_m]Hugh[/name_m], but [name_m]Huey[/name_m] looks doofy to me.
[name_m]Iain[/name_m] is handsome. [name_m]Ian[/name_m] is blech.
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] is handsome. [name_m]Lawerence[/name_m] seems like a cranky old man.
[name_u]Reilly[/name_u] is the only way to spell that name.
[name_m]Rider[/name_m] is fun & a rugged cowboy name. [name_u]Ryder[/name_u] looks trendy.
[name_m]Zac[/name_m] is cool! [name_m]Zach[/name_m] is kind of tired.