I don’t have rules concerning what names I like (though I do have them limiting what I could actually use). The closest thing I have are names that don’t fit any pattern.
[name]Lois[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t actually know why. Most other people group it with [name]Phyllis[/name] and [name]Gladys[/name], which were common around the same time. I don’t, and that’s what allows me to like it.
[name]Sailor[/name] - I like some word names, but this one I wouldn’t expect. I hated it when I first saw it. I still hate [name]Scout[/name]. Now [name]Sailor[/name] is… well, not exactly in my comfort zone, but I’ve realized I like names that are just around my comfort limit.
[name]Meilani[/name] - My newest guilty pleasure. Okay, I suppose this actually qualifies as a rule break. This isn’t a Hawaiian name. This is [name]Melanie[/name] spelled to look Hawaiian (and presumably pronounced slightly differently to go with the spelling). I love the sound of [name]Leilani[/name] and Teilani, but wanted a name like them that didn’t have a meaning relating to heaven.