Rate my top ten please :)

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] All

Not expecting just recently engaged and having fun playing around with names for future babies :slight_smile: would love some opinions on my top ten as I’m new to nameberry. [name_u]Love[/name_u] names with a vintage, feminine but not too frilly. Also love a cute nickname :slight_smile:

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f])
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f])
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f])
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u])

My favorites are [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]!

I really like from your list:
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f])
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f])
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f])
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u])

I think these all work well for sisters!

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]- This is a name I have just never liked.
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]- I absolutely adore [name_f]Lillian[/name_f].
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]- I’m not a fan. To me, [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] is more appropriate for a pet than a person.
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f]- I like it.
[name_u]January[/name_u]- I’m neutral.
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]- I’m not a fan but it’s ok.
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]- This name is growing on me.
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]- I’ve never liked this name either.
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]- I don’t like it. I think it’s a dated name.
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]- This is also a name I have just never liked.

My favorites:

[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] (I wanted to name my daughter this but had 3 friends pregnant at the same time that wanted to use it. It’s a gorgeous name)
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] (I also like the nn [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]. But [name_u]Penny[/name_u] is cute too)

[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] and [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] I love x

In order from favorite to least favorite. (All pretty names though!)

[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f])

1.[name_f]Lilian[/name_f]- Although it is popular it will always be one of my favorites.
2. [name_f]Margot[/name_f]- Lately I’ve been in love with this name. It is spunky, yet refined.
3. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]- adorable.
4. [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]- I like the long name better than [name_u]Penny[/name_u].
5. [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]- I have always adored [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], just wish it had a more serious long name I liked.
6. [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]- I love [name_f]Winnie[/name_f], but always thought [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] was a lot to wear. I do like [name_u]Winter[/name_u] though.
7. [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]- Like this as a nickname.
8. [name_u]January[/name_u]- Not my style, but it works lovely on [name_u]January[/name_u] [name_m]Jones[/name_m].
9.[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]- It sounds pretty, but something prevents me from loving this name.
10. [name_f]Harlow[/name_f]- Your other names are all much prettier in my opinion.

My favorites would be [name_f]Lillian[/name_f], [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] and [name_f]Elodie[/name_f].

The only one I don’t like is [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] as I personally don’t think its ready for a revival just yet.

I like…


Names I like from your list:

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f]) - very sweet
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f]) - graceful
[name_u]January[/name_u] - modern and classy
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] - sweet and vintage
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - whimsical and charming
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]) - quirky and cute

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]- its a cute name but I prefer [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] as an actual name over [name_f]Matilda[/name_f].
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]- its a nice name and a good variation of the overused [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. It ages well for when shes an adult but I think its too mature for a little girl so would stick to [name_f]Lily[/name_f] or maybe even [name_f]Liliana[/name_f] for a [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Ana[/name_f] or [name_f]Lana[/name_f] nickname
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]- very cute and fresh sounding name. Might sound a bit childish when shes middle aged but is an adorable old lady name :slight_smile:
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f]- im sorry but I really dont like this name its just not feminine enough for my tastes
[name_u]January[/name_u] - its lovely if she is actually born in [name_u]January[/name_u], would only ever use it as a middle name. You can only use [name_u]Jan[/name_u] as a nickname which is too mature for anyone under 30 imo.
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]- neutral, I like [name_f]Ella[/name_f]/[name_f]Ellie[/name_f] as a nickname
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]- love it! Sweet as a child, glamorous as an adult, adorable but respectful as an old lady. Its also really underused so perfect in a class fill of Lilys, Olivias and Eves.
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]- its a very strong name, it aways reminds me of the suffragette mum in [name_f]Mary[/name_f] Poppins. Again I dont think it would suit anyone under 30. Dislike the nickname [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] due to [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh and I can imagine a bit of bullying at school because of it.
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]- its an okay name, I know a lof people misread it as [name_u]Penny[/name_u]-lope on first sight (namely my A level literature class haha), [name_u]Penny[/name_u] is cute but I will always associate it with dumb [name_u]Penny[/name_u] from Big Bang [name_m]Theory[/name_m]

My favourites are [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] Daisy and [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f]): I love the name [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] (my sister is named [name_f]Mathilda[/name_f] and my paternal grandmother is [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f]). It is one of my favorite names because it is girly and classic. It offers a variety of nicknames so it could work fine both on a tomboy and on a “girly girl”. I dislike [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] though, as well as the other nicknames. If I had a daughter, I would choose the [name_f]Mathilda[/name_f] spelling, as I like it more but [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] is beautiful too. I would call her by her full name, my grandmother goes by [name_f]Hilda[/name_f] if that helps, but that’s why [name_f]Hilda[/name_f] sounds oldfashioned to me.
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f]): I like both [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] seems to be classic and modern at the same time, in my opinion. And [name_f]Lily[/name_f] is a classic, an obvious nickname (like [name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Lilla[/name_f], or even [name_f]Annie[/name_f] if it’s not too much of a stretch).
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]: I don’t like [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] as I can’t see it as a full name. To me it’s a nickname
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f]: I don’t like [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] because I’m not a fan of names that end in an -o sound
[name_u]January[/name_u]: [name_u]January[/name_u] is not as vintage as [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] nor as feminine as [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]. I would use it in the middle spot though as it is unexpected. Some other J- starting names that you would like :[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (also [name_f]Juliette[/name_f], [name_f]Julietta[/name_f]), [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] or [name_f]Jackqueline[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]: Like [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], I don’t like the sound of the name and doesn’t seem like a full name. As you love [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], why not using a full form, [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f], [name_f]Margarita[/name_f] etc., instead? You could call her [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] or whatever you like :slight_smile:
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]: I don’t know if I pronounce it right but when I say it, it rhymes with [name_f]Melody[/name_f]. Well, I don’t know if it is, but it sounds classic and vintage, but it doesn’t have the appeal of [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] and [name_f]Lillian[/name_f].
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]: A nickname of [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] again? Well, you seem like you love the nicknames so if you were pregnant now, I would suggest [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] for a girl:) Unfortunately I can’t love [name_f]Margot[/name_f],[name_f]Margo[/name_f],[name_f]Margaux[/name_f] or any other spelling as I dislike names that end in an -o sound
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]): [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] was my daughter’s favorite cartoon character when she was a child, so I can’t be objective. [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] sounds nice, classic and vintage but the -fred ending makes me think of [name_m]Fred[/name_m], a nickname for [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], which sounds masculine. [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] is nice though
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u]): I don’t like neither [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] nor [name_u]Penny[/name_u]. Both remind me of a duck, maybe because to the name’s meaning. [name_u]Penny[/name_u] reminds me also of the English word penny. I’m sorry but I can’t like this name

1 [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
2 [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u])
3 [name_f]Margot[/name_f]
4 [name_f]Harlow[/name_f]
5 [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
6 [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]) - I love this nickname, but I hate this name
7 [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
8 [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f])
9 [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f])
10 [name_u]January[/name_u]

From favourite to least favourite:

  1. [name_u]January[/name_u] - an underrated, stunning and interesting name. So glad that it least has the beautiful [name_u]January[/name_u] [name_m]Jones[/name_m] (dislike the alliteration of her last name, though), bolstering its status. :slight_smile: It isn’t a classic name, but the month is obviously ubiquitous.
  2. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] - the perfect combination of feminine but not frilly.
  3. [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] - the name is so beautiful. If you wanted even less frilly you could go for [name_f]Lilith[/name_f].
  4. [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] - interesting and appealing for many reasons, only it might not be as sweet sounding as the other names on your list. [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] is slightly cutesy, try thinking of [name_u]Winn[/name_u] instead.
  5. [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] - this isn’t vintage, even though it can reference [name_u]Jean[/name_u] [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] (many people no longer know who she is), but I like how soft it is without being dainty.
  6. [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - the “el” beginning makes it too trendy for my liking. Not many people would consider it vintage, and it’s a bit too sweet sounding.
  7. [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] - I consider this to be frilly in the sense that most flower names are uber feminine!
  8. [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] - a lot going on in this name, it has a ton of personality and was appealing on a small number of baby girls, but I don’t think that everyone in the large group of recent Penelopes will wear their name well.
  9. [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] - not very interesting, it seems like parents who liked [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] lost their nerve. Too me it’s way too cutesy, not distinguished.
  10. [name_f]Margot[/name_f] - sounds derivative, nickname-y, tries too hard to be dramatic, and the only two Margots I’ve met are in their 50s now. So to me that’s not vintage, but dated. It’s trendy now, but I think that will pass.

Top 3:

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f])
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f])
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u])

This would make a lovely sibset!

Thank you so much for the feedback everyone!!! Been really helpful! Currently making some adjustments to the Names I was not sure about thanks to the great suggestions made :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

My favorites are [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Lillian[/name_f], [name_f]Harlow[/name_f], [name_u]January[/name_u] and [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]!

For [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], I’m not a huge fan of [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] – I would probably go with [name_f]Mia[/name_f] or [name_f]Tia[/name_f] myself.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] the versatility for NNs with [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] – [name_f]Lilly[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Lia[/name_f], etc.!

For [name_u]January[/name_u], you didn’t comment that she’d go by [name_u]Jan[/name_u] or Janny, but with it being a four-syllable name, I’d guess people will try to give her one! I like [name_u]Ari[/name_u] is a nickname for [name_u]January[/name_u]!

[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] is such a lovely name – love the idea of using [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f] or [name_f]Lola[/name_f] as a NN – and [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] works too.

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_f]Tilly[/name_f]) - old, not my style, but a beautiful name. perfect middle. [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] as nn? FANTASTIC
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] ([name_f]Lily[/name_f]) - I must say I prefer way more [name_f]Liliana[/name_f]. [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] seems a mom-name for me. [name_f]Lily[/name_f] is a super cute nn.
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] - kinda boring. suitable for mn
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f] - punk. I like it! with a more girly mn is just… awesome!
[name_u]January[/name_u] - too “month” to my taste. but I see potential. again: with the right given name, [name_u]January[/name_u] could be the perfect match.
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] - too nn
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - cute, fairy-like. [name_f]Elodia[/name_f]?
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - adorable and classic
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]) - not my style (old), but [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] is a lovely nn
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u]) - I like the full name [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], but I have a dislike for the nn [name_u]Penny[/name_u].

1- [name_f]Harlow[/name_f]
2- [name_f]Margot[/name_f]
3- [name_u]January[/name_u] (as mn)
4- [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
5- [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
6- [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
7- [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
8- [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
9- [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
10- [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]

*[name_f]Margot[/name_f] and [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] are my favorites.

[name_f]Matilda/name_f- great name. I’d use [name_f]Tilda[/name_f] because I think of [name_f]Tilda[/name_f] Swinton.
[name_f]Lillian/name_f - overused at this point but still lovely.
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] - Sweet.
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f] - Feels modern and complements classic names well: [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_u]January[/name_u] - really cool and unique. [name_u]January[/name_u] [name_m]Jones[/name_m] from Madmen.
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]- Sweet and sounds nice, but I’d prefer the full name [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] or [name_f]Margot[/name_f] and use it as a nickname.
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - one of my favorites. Sleek and feminine.
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - in my top 10. A classic, underused name. I think of a ballerina.
([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]) - I think this name is under-appreciated. I like its old fashioned appeal. In a show I watched (Forsyte [name_f]Saga[/name_f]) a [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] was nicknamed [name_u]Freddie[/name_u], which seems more special than [name_f]Winnie[/name_f].
[name_f]Penelope/name_f- used to be a favorite, but then I saw it everywhere and it became less special. [name_u]Penny[/name_u] is adorable, as well as [name_f]Nell[/name_f] and [name_f]Posy[/name_f].

Maybe you would also like: [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f], [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Cecelia[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Thea[/name_f], and [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f].

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]- FAVE!!!
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]- This is nice, but very popular where I live.
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]- Unexpected and CUUTE!
[name_f]Harlow[/name_f]- A little TOO trendy.
[name_u]January[/name_u]- I just discovered this name, it’s sooooo pretty!!
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]- [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]! Also an adorable nickname for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]!
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]- This is just adorable!
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]- Sophisticated yet simple!
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]- Super vintage and ready for a revival! Nice!
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]- Not so crazy about this one. I’ve never seen the appeal.
You literally have the EXACT same name taste as me! [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] THESE.