anna scout - 6/10: I ADORE anna (one of my daughter’s is named anna) and it is cute and spunky with scout, but I have just never really been a fan of scout
astoria winter - 8/10: this name gives all kinds of magical imagery (hand knit mittens, a cup of steaming cocoa, snowflake hats and a sparkling, ice cold winter’s day), it sounds almost like “a story of winter” which I quite like!
aveline boheme - 8/10: unique and literary feeling, aveline is the sleek and elegant cousin of adeline, and boheme just puts flowers in her hair. lovely! (I hope it is pron av-uh-LINE, not av-uh-LEEN)
banks lilibet - 9/10: i literally gasped when I saw this name and I am not sure why (banks is generally nms) but this just works so beautifully together!! i picture a pond in a meadow, croaking frogs, baby ducks and lilypads, a sassy little girl in a lavender dress with a colorful umbrella, stomping through mud puddles! idk - it just has this watery, modern-vintage, carefree vibe I am totally digging.
celia vesper - 8/10: whispery soft with underrated intelligence and an edge, the combo is quite stunning - very dark academia to me
doris salinger - 4/10: salinger just isn’t my style, I quite like doris though, and don’t think we see her enough
dusty sundance - 5/10: I LOVE sundance (esp for a boy), and stylistically I think dusty pairs well, it’s just a little too country-western feeling for me.
lily azure - 7/10: lily is a long time favorite of mine, and azure is pure languid coolness, quite lovely combo, I’m just missing a “zing”
mae reverie - 5/10: similar to dusty sundance, this has a country western feel to me: red checked shirt, two blond braids and a square dance, I like the wholesomeness of these paired together, and reverie gives mae some energy no doubt, I could see this as a character in a book, just nms
sawyer magnolia - 7/10: for some reason this combo just WORKS, sweet tea and fireflies on a front porch swing, sawyer always seemed a little too rustic for me, but magnolia really brings out her southern charm
siena bear - 9/10: this is the cuddliest, little spunk of a name! I can just picture it on a sign in a sweet little nursery above a crib with a whimsical, florally woodland motif. This name needs to be in a children’s book!
windsor belle - 8/10: the belle of the ball no doubt, she’s elegant, old money, silver spoon southern charm, but she’s ivy league/smart as a whip too
atticus river - 5/10: literary boho chic, I just have never cared for atticus
brooks walden - 9/10: love this one! a little blonde hair boy reading books by the river when he’s supposed to be fishing! so sweet, but sturdy and classically timeless. one of my faves!
callaghan thoreau - 4/10: very elegant and literary, and I like the nn potential of “cal”, just nms
elio reed - 7/10: thoughtful and unique, I REALLY like elio! but stylistically they seem a little mismatched, but perhaps that is the appeal as well a little dark academia to me, I could picture this on a character in something like The Dead Poet’s Society
elmer poet - 7/10: delightful name! This one just makes me SMILE.
elwood darcy - 5/10: darcy is growing on me, and I get the pairing, it’s fancy and smart. just not for me
finn ollivander - 7/10: handsome, dashing and rollicking adventure, this one def has some cheeky mischief up his sleeve! your names would create quite interesting book characters, this one for sure
graham rhodes - 6/10: solid and sturdy name, very old school preppy, just no sparkle for me, I like the nn “gray” for graham
linus theodore - 10/10: Oh my! Oh my! Def my favorite on your whole card! This one is just perfection!!! I had linus barnaby on my UC but theodore makes it just more sophisticated, elegant and timeless
laurence bear - 8/10: again, this needs to be a character for a children’s book! Delightful, warm and fuzzy, yet dashing and handsome too.
phineas moose - 10/10: YES! another favorite of mine. soooo unique and so dang CUTE!! yet phineas is a strong and elegant name so will age well over time. Bravo! Adorable!
rufus wilder - 9/10: this combo made me a wilder fan! I just always thought it was rather pretentiously used, but rufus (that little scoundrel, that adorable little ruffian!!) brings wilder to a whole new level. AGAIN with the children’s book vibes I am getting, this has “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!!!” written all over it!! (footie pajamas and a play sword… YES!)