Opinions and Recommendations

[name]Hi[/name] all, I’d love your opinions and recommendations on this list.
What’s your impression of each name? What would you expect from a person with that name?
[name]Do[/name] you like it or is there something similar I might like better?
What middles would work with these?
Thanks a lot!

[name]Esther[/name] ([name]Tess[/name])

[QUOTE=kala_way;1585619][name]Hi[/name] all, I’d love your opinions and recommendations on this list.
What’s your impression of each name? What would you expect from a person with that name?
[name]Do[/name] you like it or is there something similar I might like better?
What middles would work with these?
Thanks a lot!

[name]Isadora[/name] Very girly-exotic like Belladonna, [name]Theodosia[/name] or [name]Magda[/name]
Livelle I prefer [name]Lavinia[/name]. Livelle also reminds me of [name]Laverne[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] gorgeous & soft. [name]Laurel[/name] maybe?
Verily makes me think [name]Verity[/name].
[name]Moriah[/name] eh. Kind of bland with a bit of [name]Mariah[/name] [name]Carrey[/name]. I think of a very religious girl for whatever reason.
[name]Evette[/name] I prefer [name]Yvette[/name], but either way I really like it. Reminds me of [name]Julie[/name] [name]Christie[/name] for some reason?
[name]Esther[/name] ([name]Tess[/name]) very pretty & classic to me
[name]Genoa[/name] salami
[name]Bianca[/name] very pretty. A quieter version of girly-exotic-dramatic. Like [name]Sonia[/name] or [name]Inga[/name]
[name]Farrah[/name] pretty. I also like [name]Zara[/name]

lol, I never knew that [name]Genoa[/name] was a brand of salami, thanks for the heads up on that one. [name]May[/name] have to rethink.

Lol…I thought I came up with the perfect girl name to honor [name]David[/name]…Vivid. I thought it was gorgeous & bright w nn [name]Vivi[/name]. But nameberry forums clued me in that Vivid is a porn movie company! I don’t think Grandpa [name]David[/name] would approve!!

I love your list!
[name]Isadora[/name] – This is very pretty, but it seems a little lacking in substance for me.
Livelle – I’ve never heard this before! Is there a story behind it? I think it like it! It’s lively, for lack of a better terms, and I picture a bright and intelligent girl.
[name]Lorelei[/name] – This is a very pretty name! I picture a very elegant woman. You might also like [name]Laurel[/name] and [name]Elodie[/name].
Verily – This is a neat name idea! I love [name]Verity[/name], and this is a fun and pretty twist! It’s like a more sophisticated version of [name]Truly[/name]. Possible nn could be [name]Vera[/name]! (which I seem to remember you like pronounced Veh-ra, but not [name]Veer[/name]-a? Same as me. :slight_smile: )
[name]Moriah[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it! My favorite nn option is [name]Rye[/name].
[name]Evette[/name] – Would you pronounce it [name]Eve[/name]-ette? It’s very pretty!
[name]Esther[/name] ([name]Tess[/name]) – I love this name and the nn [name]Tess[/name] is perfect and fresh!
[name]Genoa[/name] – I prefer [name]Geneva[/name].
[name]Bianca[/name] – nms, but pretty.
[name]Farrah[/name] – I just think [name]Farrah[/name] Fawcett. You might also like [name]Dara[/name] and [name]Clara[/name].

Overall, these are really beautiful names that are definitely worth using!

I love [name]Bianca[/name]!! So pretty. I wanted it as a fn for my daughter, but dh said no. I’m still rooting for it as a mn:)

[name]Isadora[/name] - I love this name. I think it’s princess-y, but still grounded and very uncommon. If I met an [name]Isadora[/name], I would probably expect her to be studious and serious.

Livelle - I have never seen this before and I don’t love it. If I met an Livelle, I would probably expect her to be outgoing and maybe a little air-headed? I dunno…that’s just the feeling I get. I would prefer to see [name]Lucille[/name] or Liviana, [name]Lavinia[/name] or even just [name]Liv[/name].

[name]Lorelei[/name] - Pretty, it’s not a favorite, but it’s a nice name. I see [name]Lorelei[/name] as being a little country / earthy - a nice image.

Verily - This is actually quite pretty, has about an equal meaning to [name]Verity[/name], which I like. I’ll have to write this down. I would picture a Verily as outgoing and artsy.

[name]Moriah[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] this spelling / variation of [name]Mariah[/name]. I would picture a [name]Moriah[/name] being very fashion forward and stylish, but chic.

[name]Evette[/name] - not bad, I prefer [name]Yvette[/name], though. I would picture an [name]Evette[/name] to be very classy and sophisticated.

[name]Esther[/name] - [name]Esther[/name] is lovely, not a favorite, but not bad at all. I grew up with an [name]Esther[/name] so I picture her. Blonde, intelligent and nice.

[name]Genoa[/name] - I see the appeal, but I love eating [name]Genoa[/name] salami, it’s tasty. I would prefer Elinoa or [name]Ginevra[/name].

[name]Bianca[/name] - I’ve never cared for [name]Bianca[/name], but it’s not a bad name. I don’t have a great association with this, so I can’t really give a fair assessment.

[name]Farrah[/name] - I don’t mind [name]Farrah[/name], I picture a [name]Farrah[/name] to maybe be a little hipster.

My favorites from your list are: [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Lorelei[/name], and [name]Esther[/name]. I prefer [name]Verity[/name] to Verily. Some other names you might like:


OMG- I’ve never thought of [name]Tess[/name] as a nn for [name]Esther[/name]- I just fell in [name]LOVE[/name]! I like all of your choices except Livelle, Verily and [name]Genoa[/name].

Out of the list I like [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Bianca[/name], [name]Esther[/name], and [name]Lorelei[/name]. Verily is interesting and it reminds me of [name]Verity[/name].
I like [name]Geneva[/name] in your signature more than [name]Genoa[/name].

[name]Isadora[/name] : Beautiful name; I picture an intelligent, slightly mysterious and beautiful woman with this name.
Livelle : Interesting. It’s very pretty and lilting, but for some reason the picture that comes to mind is one of a middle-aged secretary. I would prefer [name]Lucille[/name] or [name]Lavinia[/name] better.
[name]Lorelei[/name] : I think this name ages well. It works for a baby, toddler, child, and adult. It’s a very sweet, but spunky name.
Verily : It’s quite pretty. It’s not normally a name I would gravitate to, but it’s adverbial and interesting. I like it a lot.
[name]Moriah[/name] : I picture a sweet, very girly girl with this name. I think it’s a beautiful name.
[name]Evette[/name] : I have the same image for this as I did for Livelle. It’s a perfectly fine name, though.
[name]Esther[/name] ([name]Tess[/name]) : I like the nickname [name]Essie[/name] for [name]Esther[/name], but [name]Tess[/name] is very sweet too. [name]Love[/name], love, love [name]Esther[/name]. It ages well, and is a wonderful name.
[name]Genoa[/name]: I know a woman named [name]Genoa[/name]. Her parents liked to sail, and she is name for the type of sail. She’s a world traveler, and has lived on many different continents. I had never heard her name before I knew her, but I think it’s a name that exudes confidence.
[name]Bianca[/name] : Beautiful, Shakespearean, and spunky. I like it.
[name]Farrah[/name] : Can’t get past [name]Farrah[/name] Fawcett. Sorry.

Thanks for all the opinions! This is my ‘not so normal’ list. Though Livelle and [name]Evette[/name] are sort of just throw ins that I wanted opinions on, I like them, but I’m not sure about them. I like [name]Livia[/name] better, also [name]Alivia[/name], though I’m not sure about changing a classic.
Is [name]Alivia[/name] completely out of the question?

My favorites are [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Moriah[/name], [name]Bianca[/name], and [name]Tess[/name].

@ rachel_lessard I really like [name]Farrah[/name], and I would have thought that the [name]Farrah[/name] Fawcett connection would have died out by now, guess it’ll have to wait another 30 years or so.

@ mara lynn I agree that [name]Geneva[/name] is better than [name]Genoa[/name], but I like the cute [name]Noa[/name] ending.

@ taz I do like [name]Laurel[/name], but I know sooo many [name]Laurie[/name]'s/[name]Lori[/name]'s that I’d never use it.

@ davisellu I like [name]Verity[/name] ([name]Trudy[/name]) but I actually think I like Verily ([name]Truly[/name]/[name]Vera[/name]) a bit more! I just recently discovered it though, so we’ll see how I feel in a few months!

@ sunshine I like [name]Clara[/name] and [name]Dara[/name], but even more I like [name]Daria[/name]! But Fariah isn’t an option :slight_smile:

@ taz aw, I liked Vivid to!

@ davisellu, I like [name]Avis[/name], [name]Cecily[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Unity[/name], and [name]Verity[/name] from your list!

@ leonilee I’m glad you love [name]Tess[/name] from [name]Esther[/name]! I fell in love with that one a few months ago!

[name]Farrah[/name]- teen mom! But pretty :slight_smile: