Opinions on This List?


[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] - This is alright, but I prefer it on a boy. [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] is a favourite of mine for a girl though.

[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] - [name_f]Lovely[/name_f], and relatively unheard of, but, not my favourite [name_f]Rose[/name_f] name. I think it might be a bit too over-the-top in some instances, but in others I think it’s ok. It sort of seems like it would only work in formal situations, in a sense, like, for example, on Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u], Lady [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] is a no-nonsense, buttoned up type, who rarely smiles, or even shows emotion, and is very ‘prim and proper’ - I feel like this is the only way I can really see [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] some days, but others, I think of [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_m]Pike[/name_m], and my view changes slightly.

[name_f]Isadora[/name_f] - I think [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] is rather pretty, but I can’t quite shake the image of the tragic [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] [name_m]Duncan[/name_m].

[name_f]Blythe[/name_f] - Eh, I used to love this name, but all I think of now is ‘blight’ - as in a plant disease. I’m also not a fan of ‘lispy’ sounds, like [name_f]Lilith[/name_f], [name_f]Blythe[/name_f], - or any name that ends in a ‘th’ really.

[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] - Same with the lispy sound, but also, I believe the traditional Welsh spelling is [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f], which looks a lot nicer to me.

[name_f]Helena[/name_f] - [name_f]Lovely[/name_f], depending on how you’re pronouncing it. I prefer Hel-ay-nah to [name_f]Helen[/name_f]-ah.

[name_f]Mallory[/name_f] - I used to love the name [name_f]Mallory[/name_f], but I went to school with one who was horrid, so I’m not keen on it now (although, I went to school with a [name_f]Malorie[/name_f] who was also lovely, and I almost prefer that?

[name_f]Trista[/name_f] - Not a fan, though I do like [name_f]Krista[/name_f]. [name_f]Trista[/name_f] looks incomplete to me - like it’s meant to be [name_u]Tristan[/name_u], and even then, I only like [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] on a boy.

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]- I also prefer [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]. [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] just sounds too much like the holiday, and the [name_m]Saint[/name_m] was a boy im pretty sure.

[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]- I love [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] as mns, but the mund ending doesn’t sound feminine enough, it reminds me of [name_m]Edmund[/name_m].

[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]- this is soooo pretty! I love isadora, I think it is a nice break from [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f], and isa and [name_f]Dora[/name_f] make really cute nicknames!

[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]- I’m really not a fan of this. It’s not my style at all, and it feels kind of awkward to say.

[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f]- also not my style. [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] is cute, but I prefer [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]

[name_f]Helena[/name_f]- I love this name! I like both pronunciations but especially hel eh nah, as that was my best friends name growing up. (She went by [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] though)

[name_f]Mallory[/name_f]- this reminds me of the character from my favorite series as a kid, babysitters club. But anyways, it’s a nice name, just not my favorite of yours.

[name_f]Trista[/name_f]- I actually like this. I like [name_u]Tristan[/name_u], although it is very trendy now, and [name_f]Trista[/name_f] is a cute feminine form of that.

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] - I love this but I also like the idea of [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] - I agree with previous comment about the ‘mund’ sounding rather masculine
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f] - I think this is a wonderfully charming name. I also quite like the nickname options. ‘[name_f]Dora[/name_f]’ ‘[name_u]Izzy[/name_u]’ etc
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f] - Not my style at all
[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] - I actually love this name, again I like the nickname options and I think it ages nicely.
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]- One of my all time favorite names, I think it looks/sounds Classy.
[name_f]Mallory[/name_f]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] this name too, but not fond of the meaning it holds me back from using it personally.
[name_f]Trista[/name_f]- Least favorite of your choices I am not a fan of the sound of it. I prefer [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] but that feels masucline to me.

I love this name. It’s sweet, meaningful, and has an ancient [name_m]Roman[/name_m] feel. I think [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] is more stunning, but [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is wonderful. A modern (and yet ancient) take on [name_f]Valerie[/name_f] (which you might also consider! It’s similar to [name_f]Mallory[/name_f]. You can even spell it [name_u]Valery[/name_u] to get that “y” you’re favouring).


While beautiful and medieval, it also feels a bit “hipster”, as well as being a heavy name that would likely be shortened.


I like this name, but it will likely be shortened by those who don’t care for the name. It seems divisive, I think people see the word “sad” in it and find the name mournful.


This name is cheerful, pretty and strong.


I prefer [name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] to [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f] that’s for sure! Would you consider the [name_f]Gweneth[/name_f] spelling? I think it looks more medieval and more gentle, while the main thing is that people would be less likely to trip up the pronunciation.


One of my favourite names, only it seems like the safe option compared to the other names on this list. It does hit a certain sweet spot, between the romantic names and the good-natured names you like. I think with a more adventurous middle from your list this would be very beautiful.


I really like this name for you. It has a perfect blend of strength and femininity, and it’s stylish without seeming too trendy.


This name suits your style. It bears similarity to [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] and even [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] with its sounds. I speak [name_m]French[/name_m] and have always worried that [name_f]Trista[/name_f]/[name_u]Tristan[/name_u] seems sad because of the word “triste”.


  1. [name_f]Mallory[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f]/[name_f]Gweneth[/name_f]


[name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_f]Mallory[/name_f] [name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Mallory[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Blythe[/name_f]

The names on your list are so romantic. They all give me an aristocratic British vibe. :slight_smile:

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] - [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is pretty, but I prefer [name_f]Valentina[/name_f].
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] - [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] is one of the most unique variations of [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and one of my favorites. I don’t find the “mund” ending masculine at all.
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f] - I love [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]! It’s so unexpected after the popularity of [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] and [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f].
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f] - [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] is simple and beautiful. It reminds me of the sea.
[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] - I prefer the [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f] spelling.
[name_f]Helena[/name_f] - I prefer the He-lay-na pronunciation.
[name_f]Mallory[/name_f] - I love [name_f]Mallory[/name_f]! I think it has a dark and tomboyish, yet distinctly feminine vibe.
[name_f]Trista[/name_f] - I don’t like [name_f]Trista[/name_f] at all. It doesn’t seem to fit in with your other choices either.

That’s interesting because I feel precisely opposite. I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]-ah, but Hel-ay-nah feels awkward and clunky to me. I’m also not too big on the ‘ay’ dipthong in any name. (I also really dislike [name_f]Helen[/name_f] on it’s own. I’m picky, and [name_f]Helena[/name_f] took a while to grow on me in the first place, haha)

[name_f]Valentina[/name_f] is nice, but I don’t like the ‘ee’ sound either – [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] has such a sweet, crisp ending, and I feel it’s more neutral than masculine, but I prefer it on a girl. I’ve met a few male '[name_m]Valentino[/name_m]'s, so that’s what I associate with masculine.

I actually like how heavy [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] is. Other [name_f]Rose[/name_f]- names feel too light. [name_f]Rosalia[/name_f] (which would have been my sister’s name if I’d had one), [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], Roseline… They don’t seem as serious, and I find the [name_f]Rose[/name_f] part paired with -mund to be a really nice and interesting contrast.

@anyagreenwich, I like your medieval observation! I never noticed that. I’m not a big history buff but I see where that’s coming from, for sure.

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the thoughts.

(disclaimer – these are potential character names, so I’m taking from more of a meaning/connotation stance than a real world use and practicality one)


[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]: I prefer this one on a boy. I like this name a lot, even though I hate Velentina. Very romantic.

[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]: pretty. I also like the spelling [name_f]Rosamond[/name_f]. As @anyagreenwich said, it will likely be shortened to [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]/ [name_f]Rose[/name_f], which I think is a wonderful nn. But I disagree with @kipperbo1, that this name doesn’t sound feminine enough, for me, it’s a very feminine name but without being girly.

[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]: objectively, a beautiful name with a vintage aura. But someone destroyed this name for me. I prefer [name_u]Isa[/name_u] over [name_f]Dora[/name_f] as nn.

[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]: reminds me of “blind”. I’m never sure how to pronounce this one, so I don’t like it.

[name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f]: pretty. I prefer this one over [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]. Sounds modern.

[name_f]Helena[/name_f]: I love [name_f]Helena[/name_f]. Very chic.

[name_f]Mallory[/name_f]: for some reason, it looks like a surname to me.

[name_f]Trista[/name_f]: well… nice. Not my favorite, but not bad either.