[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] - [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] is a long love of mine that I keep coming back to but that just won’t stay; if I end up using it, it would probably end up being a middle name (and perhaps spelled [name_f]Ofelia[/name_f], though I find [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] to me more aesthetically pleasing, as a nod to my Spanish family as well as for the [name_m]Pan[/name_m]'s Labyrinth connection) but it is a gorgeous name and none of the “Hot Takes” have yet to put me off it. I’m not [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m]'s biggest fan but I do like the literary connection, especially as [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m]'s [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] has also inspired many other works.
[name_m]Vance[/name_m] - [name_m]Vance[/name_m] is friendly and sweet, neither too grown up nor too young. I find the name to be very versatile, I can easily imagine a surfer or skater being [name_m]Vance[/name_m] but I can also imagine a more “dark academia” [name_m]Vance[/name_m] or a country side boy called [name_m]Vance[/name_m]. The singer [name_m]Vance[/name_m] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] is also a great association for me and immediately makes me like the name more.
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u], [name_f]Poem[/name_f] & [name_m]Toulouse[/name_m] - I’m not such a huge fan of these, they strike me as very American, which is not a bad thing, but not really my vibe when it comes to names. [name_m]Toulouse[/name_m] especially doesn’t really feel like a name to me but perhaps I’m too close to the actual city to get the name (other place names I don’t mind so much as they tend to be pronounced differently in [name_f]English[/name_f] than in their native languages, [name_u]Paris[/name_u] for example, but as [name_m]Toulouse[/name_m] stays the same it just feels off to me).
[name_f]Poem[/name_f] is one of the many “storybook” names that I simply can’t get behind, perhaps because I currently study literature at uni and use these terms so much that they could never feel like names? Besides that the sound is not super appealing to me either (I like the crisper [name_u]Poet[/name_u] a little more, perhaps because the -et ending is quite popular at the moment?!); I do think it could make a lovely middle name though.
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f] ~ I’ve never quite warmed up to the name, I think it sounds lovely, very crisp but warm at the same time, [name_f]Immy[/name_f] is also an adorable nickname option, but the looks of [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] doesn’t appeal to me, it feels very harsh for some reason. So, while I would not use it myself, it still is a beautiful choice for everyone else!
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] ~ I love this name! It combines almost all the things I look for in a name, it’s feminine but not overly frilly, it sounds timeless, sophisticated and intelligent, feels mature but works beautifully for a young child, has nickname options, works in many languages ([name_f]Margo[/name_f] works better for this pronunciation but I don’t like it quite as much), and if I had to change my own name, [name_f]Margot[/name_f] would be a likely contender. It’s a middle name on my own list (mainly because of the -t ending) but it truly is a perfect name.
[name_u]Joan[/name_u] - I much prefer [name_u]Jean[/name_u] but I can also appreciate the mid-century vibe of [name_u]Joan[/name_u]. What puts me off it a little is that [name_u]Joan[/name_u] reminds me of moan, which just makes me think of someone complaining all the time. However, I do think it’s a perfectly fine and usable name.
[name_f]Delyth[/name_f] - I’m not sure how to feel a bout [name_f]Delyth[/name_f], I like the sound (if I pronounce it correctly, that is) but the spelling puts me off a little (it’s the yth).
Isaac - I’m very neutral on Isaac, it’s a little too biblical for me but it’s not a bad name at all. I think a good middle name could make me like it more than I do on its own whereas a boring one could make me dislike it more.
Thatcher ~ is too closely associated with Margaret Thatcher for me but also doesn’t really appeal to me in sound, Thatcher and Fletcher have always sounded very harsh to me.
Fox ~ I like the sound but having been on NB for years it has lost all its charm for me, especially as a middle name. I think the only way I can still appreciate Fox is if it’s used as a nickname (Felix, Frederick, etc.)
Atticus ~ a bit like Fox for me, however, I can appreciate it a little more due to the connection to “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Priam ~ I am not familiar with the name, it doesn’t appeal to me super much but it could be intriguing in the right combo
Valentine - while I wouldn’t personally use Valentine, I think it’s a lovely name and works especially well as a middle name making any combo feel very romantic
Napoleon - a bit too much for me especially as Napoleon wasn’t really a great person
Vance Peter ~ I love this one, Peter works beautifully with Vance and makes it feel so mature and established. It just complements it so well!
Jack Bullard (honor middle) ~ I don’t love Bullard with Jack, I think most of your other combos feel a lot more gentle while these two together feel rather harsh; I think I’d prefer something a little softer in sound to balance the Bull- part out a little
Twain William ~ hm, I don’t know how to feel about this as my brain wants to make it William Twain, being so used to Twain as a last name. Flow-wise the combo is lovely though and actually don’t mind Twain as a first name (though the more I say it the more it sound like a nickname for some reason).
Simon Finch ~ this one is gorgeous! Truly wonderful both in sound and imagery. It also feels like the perfect brother name for Vance Peter, ugh, they’re both so handsome!
Caspian Rhys ~ is a beautiful combo! It feels very NB ca. 2016 to me but in the best way. Especially the look of these names together appeals to me.
Samuel Callahan ~ sounds really nice! I’m quite neutral on both names so while this isn’t my favourite of yours, it’s a very solid combo!
Ferdinand Louis ~ love this one, it feels very regal and grand, as if belonging to a German archduke or prince
Milo Teague ~ not usually a fan of Teague but I think it’s quite lovely here, definitely brings out the fun and modern side of Milo
Rhidian James ~ I think look-wise I would prefer Rhydian to Rhidian with James but either way I really like the sound of the more energetic Rhidian with mellow James
Roger Clyde - feels very retro, which is great if that’s what you’re going for but doesn’t quite seem to fit with the rest of your names
Ophelia Daisy ~ very pretty! Daisy isn’t usually a favourite but I think it makes Ophelia very approachable and less grand (in a good way). The combo also flows very nicely!
Evangeline Fay ~ I think it’s a beautiful combo just not for me at all, however, that is really just me not liking the individual names and has nothing to do with the usability or flow, sound or anything else - again, perfectly usable and objectively beautiful combo
Maeve Boudicca ~ Boudicca intrigues me, Maeve isn’t usually for me but I really like the way these names work together, one a little softer and familiar, the other very bold and interesting
Elodie Maren ~ basically the same as Evangeline Fay for me, a beautiful combo but the individual names aren’t my style. Elodie, while very popular on NB, just reminds me of my french class in secondary school while Maren is rather feels slightly dated for me (but I also know 3 in their 20s so that’s why). I do think the names are beautiful together, though!
Persephone Rain ~ I don’t love these names together, somehow they just give off very different vibes that don’t really go together in my head. I do think Persephone is very interesting, though, especially in the real world.-
Jane Harvest ~ this feels very countryside to me. Very Missouri or Oklahoma. I think a slightly less familiar or sharper name than Jane would make Harvest feel a little more boho instead.
Josephine Scout ~ I really like this one! Scout’s playfulness works beautifully with Josephine and makes for a wonderfully timeless combo.
Beatrix Marsha ~ While Marsha isn’t for me, I think it works nicely with Beatrix, they sound very mature together! Beatrix and her nicknames are lovely, playful but grown-up at the same time.
Eileen Fifer ~ Fifer is cool, Eilieen always makes me want to start singing; it does feel a little bit dated but that’s only a problem when you make it one
Enola Ruth (honor middle) - Enola is nice, at the moment a little too attached to books/movie but I can imagine there being quite a few children with this name if there are more movies. Ruth works nicely with it!