Rename me - desperate for ideas

[name_m]Hi[/name_m], this might be a kinda weird post for some but I’m open to any advice. I was born with a very boring, common-ish name in my country. I never felt it fit me and when I moved away I wanted a fresh name and new start. The problem is I cannot stick with any particular name for more than a few months because I get bored of it or I find problems with it.

Luckily for me all the names have just been used as nicknames - I’ve never done a legal name change because I wanted to find a name I truly loved and would never want to change before I did it legally and permanently.

I’m adamant I do not want to ever go by my birth name as I have strong almost cringe like reaction to even hearing it. I also don’t want a name that is extremely common, at least something above the 500 mark in the US and [name_u]England[/name_u] in terms of popularity. Im even okay with something out of the top 1000 as long as it is not too out there.

I like names ending in things like ‘ette’ (though not necessary) and names that have a distinctly feminine and pretty vibe - something that when people hear it they think it’s a pretty and gentle sounding name. It has to be a name that would be acceptable for someone born in Europe or [name_u]North[/name_u] [name_u]America[/name_u] to have - so nothing cultural appropriation, but European ties e.g [name_u]French[/name_u] names are fine.

I just want something fresh, pretty and uncommon. Some names I had liked in the past with are;

[name_f]Ellette[/name_f], Livietta, [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f], Elita, [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Adriana[/name_f] etc.

So names fitting these aesthetics/vibes would be great! Name image and the vibe is very important to me and I picked names specifically on how I believed they would be perceived.

Thanks very much for reading and I look forward to your suggestions!

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How about ~
[name_f]Alouette[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylviana[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]
[name_f]Florentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Emeraude[/name_f]
[name_f]Melissande[/name_f]
[name_f]Viridienne[/name_f]

If it helps you can use the advanced search on NB to find all names ending in -ette :relaxed:

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Some ideas for you:

[name_f]Viviana[/name_f]
[name_f]Amoret[/name_f]
[name_f]Evolette[/name_f]
[name_f]Belphoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Vita[/name_f]
[name_f]Astoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
Clementine/Clementina
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Venetia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f]
Lurline/Lurleen
[name_f]Geneva[/name_f]
[name_f]Melina[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Leandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
[name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Idalia[/name_f]

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[name_f]Alette[/name_f]
[name_f]Nanette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexandrine[/name_f]
[name_f]Josette[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Sidonie[/name_f]
Saffia
[name_f]Raquelle[/name_f]
[name_u]Nouvel[/name_u]
[name_f]Veronique[/name_f]
[name_f]Amadea[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabine[/name_f]
[name_f]Lissette[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicolette[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]
[name_f]Francine[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Justine[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivette[/name_f]

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[name_f]Juliette[/name_f] was the name that first sprang to mind! Good luck! :heart:

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[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Claudine[/name_f]
Lollia
[name_f]Leah[/name_f]
[name_f]Layla[/name_f]
[name_f]Clarice[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
Leticia/Letitia
[name_f]Coleen[/name_f]
[name_f]Alyssa[/name_f]
[name_f]Giselle[/name_f]
[name_f]Lacey[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lizette[/name_f]
[name_f]Tina[/name_f]
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Valentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]

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Juliette seems very fitting.
Theres also:
Alouette
Antoinette
Bette
Odette
Annette
Nanette
Colette
Barret
Bernadette
Birdette
Elisabetta
Henrietta
Harriett
Josette
Lisette
Lynnette
Merritt
Rosette
Scarlett
Suzette
Violette
Yvette
Estelle
Elodie
Felicity
Corinne

Celeste -i also think this could be a good contender for what you described

Celine -also same thing. Pretty, feminine, uncommon not unheard of, French.

Evangeline
Francesca
Alora
Melora
Alita
Noelle
Dove
Sloane
Shiloh
Whitney
Sophira
Patience
Verity
Loretta
Etta
Jolie
Constance
Elke
Miriam
Persephone
Meadow
Tinsley
Truly
Eden
Gwynneth
Karine
Karina
Lorelai
Natalia
Sabrina
Allegra
Christianna
Aviva
Avalon
Ophelia
Vida
Helena
Helene
Dominique
Esme
Ambrosia
Guienevere (“gwen-eh-veer”)
Marcheline
Pilar
Paloma
Zara
Jacqueline
Honor
Marisol
Maxine
Mercy
Pandora
Simone
Viviana

I know some of these may be above top 100-500 but I dont have a way of knowing which, and didnt want to limit any that might inspire for you other ideas.
Another approach, though you may have already thought of this, is to think of places, people and things that inspire you. Perhaps a virtue name. Or after someone youve always admired or can admire. Maybe a woman who has shown great strength and overcome something difficult. Or to look up some name meanings. Then every time you hear the name you will be reminded of the positive qualities that drew you to it.

Good luck! Would love to hear a follow up on which names youve liked from everyones suggestions. Best wishes.

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[name_f]Rosette[/name_f], [name_f]Maeva[/name_f], [name_f]Coralene[/name_f], [name_f]Catharina[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], [name_f]Sienna[/name_f]

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wow, props to you for the effort that clearly went into that post…

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