Pls suggest names based on names I like

Not pregnant, yet, but hoping to be in 2021 :slight_smile:

I would like to get some suggestions based on the names I like. Some names are vetoed by my partner, due to bad association or pronunciation concerns for his side of the family (various west African languages).

Names we both like:
[name_f]Diana[/name_f] (di-[name_f]Ana[/name_f], not die-[name_f]Anna[/name_f])

Vetoed by my partner:

Any ideas would be kindly appreciated :slight_smile:

My favorites from your shared list are [name_f]Elise[/name_f], [name_u]Rumi[/name_u], and [name_f]Amaris[/name_f]–totally different vibes, but I love them all! I’m not sure if all of these will work with your association and pronunciation constraints, but I’ll throw out a range of ideas!


Favorites from you names that both of you like are [name_f]Olympia[/name_f] (I never see it used, and I think it’s adorable), [name_u]Simone[/name_u] (another one I don’t really see), [name_f]Diana[/name_f] (however, it might get pronounced ‘die-anna’ most of the time at first, so that might be a concern), and [name_f]Amaris[/name_f]. Here’s some other suggestions, hopefully they match your style:

Such cool names!!


Thank you for your suggestions!

Delilah - Kid in extended family is named [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
Elsa - way too popular where we live
Fiona- cool but too Scottish for us
Helena - love it but that’s my aunts first name
Ingrid- name of a close family member and does not work well in west [name_f]Africa[/name_f]
Juno- like it a lot but that’s a friends kids name
Leia - dislike this name since it sounds like a word for mean
Leonor- love but can’t do due to association.
Lia - too nick-namey and short
Lilia - oh, reminds me of [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] which I like
Livia- too nick-namey
Louisa - not my style
Lumi - I like but not as much as [name_u]Rumi[/name_u]
Mina- too cutsey for me
Mira - it’s ok
Nova - bad association
Octavia - I had this in an older list but it got vetoed. Still love it
Orla- sounds harsh when I say it
Paloma - always loved this but feels strange to use a Spanish name when we don’t speak Spanish
Remi - not as good as [name_u]Rumi[/name_u]
Romy- see above
Sabrina - it’s ok
Salome - oh, this name has something to it…hmm it might go on the list
Shiloh - too celebrity
Stella - it’s a nice name but doesn’t wow me
Suvi - as a nickname yes, as a full name no
Zella- maybe
Zola- maybe
[Zuri](Zuri for a boy or a girl | Nameberry? _ga=2.166189368.701847603.1610744500-390950762.1610744500) too [name_m]Tom[/name_m] cruise

Thank you so much! Found some new to add to the list!

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Thank you so much!

I love [name_u]Simone[/name_u] but it runs into the risk of being miss pronounced where we live which really makes me doubt if it’s the best choice.

Freya - popular in [name_u]Sweden[/name_u]. I like how it connects to the history here but Im concerned about how well used it is here. Might still be a contender
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] - friends kid is named viola so I can’t
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] - that’s how u say dolphine in Swedish :slight_smile: I do like the sound but it is unusable
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] - it’s ok
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] - doesn’t work in Swedish
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f] - name of close relative
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - common in my generation but it is a classic that works everywhere. Might consider this one
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] - too similiar to close relative
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] - see above
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] - like it but the royal association is too strong
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] - too harsh, know several
[name_f]Avalon[/name_f] - love it! Goes on the list
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] - it’s ok
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] - I like it a lot, goes on list
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] - pronunciation issues
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] - too Spanish
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] - like it but might be too cute and frilly
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] - I don’t like it
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] - see above

Thank you so much!

You have some nice choices -I especially like [name_f]Olympia[/name_f], [name_f]Elise[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_u]Rumi[/name_u] and [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]


Thank you!

I like [name_u]Camille[/name_u], [name_f]Adele[/name_f], [name_f]Lumi[/name_f], Dahpne, [name_f]Sarai[/name_f] and [name_u]Damaris[/name_u]

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