[name]Anastasia[/name] - This name reminds me of [name]Anastasia[/name] Romanov, the famous princess of [name]Russia[/name]. I think it is a beautiful, elegant, romantic name befitting of a feminine little lady or a spunky tomboy. I just wish it wouldn’t get shortened to [name]Stacy[/name]!
[name]Aubriana[/name] - I really don’t like the sound at the beginning of this name, the [name]Aubrey[/name] sound. It sounds awkward and decidedly un-feminine in my opinion. This name looks like a trendy combination of names, and I don’t care for that personally. [name]Ariana[/name] or [name]Adriana[/name] would be better, but they aren’t really to my style.
[name]Isadora[/name] - This is a sassy and unique alternative to the overly-popular (and cutesy) [name]Isabella[/name]. It feels very classic and glamorous, yet it’s sound gives it a decidedly modern and fresh feel. I like both [name]Izzy[/name] and [name]Dora[/name] as nicknames, especially since [name]Dora[/name] means “gift.”
[name]Mireille[/name] - I see the appeal of this interesting and unique French name, but it isn’t one of my absolute favorites. It has an elegant and rich sound, which I certainly appreciate, but I feel it is best suited as a middle name.
[name]Alyssia[/name] - I don’t care for this at all. I don’t much like the dated [name]Alyssa[/name], and this name looks like a trendy updating of [name]Alyssa[/name].
[name]Augustus[/name] - This sounds quite regal, yet it is a bit stuffy. The nickname [name]Gus[/name] lightens it up a bit, but it takes a special boy to pull off such a name. I once knew an [name]Augustine[/name] who went by [name]Gus[/name] (though the younger ladies sometimes called him [name]Gusty[/name]), and he was a real jock/stud/playboy - whatever you may call it! I think I prefer the French [name]Augustin[/name] to lend the name a more elegant, romantic feel.
[name]Nathaniel[/name] - I love this strong Hebrew classic! It’s on my list of favorites, both for its strong and regal sound and for its spunky and masculine nicknames, [name]Nate[/name] and [name]Niel[/name]. A perfect choice.
[name]Thaddeus[/name] - While I like [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Thaddeus[/name] seems to have a heaviness about it that doesn’t sit quite right with me. I see the appeal, what with the vintage charm and fun nickname, but the gloomy sound seems to relegate this name to the middle position in my book.
[name]Solomon[/name] - I’m not in love with it, but I believe that the associations to [name]King[/name] [name]Solomon[/name] are fairly well-received. The name doesn’t have any clear nickname favorites for me, and I think it is a bit of a mouthful for a boy to live with, but I see the appeal of the modern sound mixed with ancient style and grace.
[name]Montgomery[/name] - I can’t see this name as anything but a family middle name or a dog name. [name]Monty[/name] honestly is a terrible nickname for a child in my opinion. I see a huge [name]St[/name]. [name]Bernard[/name] when I envision [name]Monty[/name], not a sweet little boy!
[name]Zoran[/name] - This name feels decidedly modern in comparison to your other Biblical, vintage, and classic choices. I like the strong Z sound, as it sounds both fresh and masculine, but I think I prefer the female name [name]Zara[/name], a variant of [name]Sarah[/name], instead. I’d suggest something like [name]Stellan[/name], a name with a similar feel but more substance in my opinion.
[name]Welcome[/name] to Nameberry, and I look forward to seeing you on the polls! Best wishes to you