Rip apart my long lists parte deux: Girls!

As I said in the boys thread, you can be TOTALLY honest, I won’t be offended because these are all hypotheticals, not names I’m trying to put on a real child at the mo. :o) I know it’s long… any comments are appreciated!

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] - which sp. do you prefer?
Aderyn - uh-DEER-in
[name]Agata[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Anouk[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Artemis[/name]
[name]Audra[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I prefer -a, he prefers -ine
[name]Avalon[/name]
Avonlea - [name]Ah[/name]-von-[name]LEE[/name] with a short a sound like [name]Cat[/name].
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Blair[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name] - I love, he hates.
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Brynna[/name]
[name]Carey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] * - problem: my stepmom is [name]Carolyn[/name] and we don’t get along all that well.
[name]Catriona[/name] - [name]Cat[/name]-ree-OH-nuh
[name]Chanel[/name]
[name]Charlea[/name] - pron. like [name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name]
[name]Clodagh[/name] - [name]CLAUDE[/name]-uh
[name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Darcy[/name] - after my mom, long story.
Diem
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - Dull-sin-AY-uh
[name]Electra[/name]
[name]Elspeth[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] * - we both say maybe
[name]Etta[/name]
[name]Faye[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]
[name]Harper[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child.
[name]Hester[/name]
[name]Hestia[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Isadore[/name]
[name]Jemimah[/name]
[name]Jette[/name] - pron. [name]Jet[/name]
[name]Jewel[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] *
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - Joo-lee-EN
[name]June[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] - he loves and it is a family name for me but its also the name of his old flame.
[name]Keira[/name]
Keladry
[name]Kimber[/name]
[name]Kinsey[/name]
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur
[name]Leighton[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name]
[name]Liv[/name]
Lightfoot - I fell in love with this after reading Cold Sassy Tree
[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NN [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Lorraine[/name]
[name]Luella[/name] - too cutesy?
[name]Lyndon[/name] - comb. of my moms name ([name]Lynn[/name]) and grandpas name ([name]Donald[/name])
[name]Lynette[/name] - honors my mom
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - honors my mom
[name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Maia[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] *
Maybelline
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name]
[name]Olympia[/name]
[name]Opal[/name]
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. OTTA-lee.
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] *
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Pippa[/name]
[name]Rachael[/name]
[name]Raina[/name]
[name]Raven[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - he’s always seen himself with a [name]Rose[/name] but dislikes my suggestion of [name]Rosalie[/name].
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I love this name, always have, he hates it
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sage[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Shea[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. Could we avoid NN [name]Sher[/name]/[name]Cher[/name]?
[name]Sonya[/name]
[name]Sosie[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] * - he loves, I’m only okay with, but it sounds beautiful with LN.
Swift - mn only.
[name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] *
[name]Temperance[/name] * - nn Tempe, like the city in AZ.
[name]Trista[/name]
[name]True[/name] - I love this.
[name]Ursa[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Viola[/name] - Vie-OH-lah
[name]Windsor[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Winter[/name]

[name]TIA[/name]! :o)

Here are some that I prefer. My advice to you is that you remember names are forever. You don’t want to risk a bitter [name]Candy[/name] or a Fatty named [name]Lil[/name]’ [name]Max[/name]. The name you pick will seem obvious once you pick it. I have a feeling you know which name you love the most. You just want to make sure everyone else loves it too.

I wish you all the best. Motherhood is a beautiful thing you are very blessed :slight_smile:
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] * - we both say maybe
[name]Etta[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Hero[/name]-I actually kinda like this
[name]June[/name]
[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] - nickname [name]Loli[/name]?
[name]Luella[/name]
[name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]-but more as a nickname ([name]Marigold[/name]?)
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]-I actually really hope you choose this one.
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Viola[/name] - Vie-OH-lah
[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Winter[/name]

Here are the ones I like:

[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Avalon[/name]
Avonlea - [name]Ah[/name]-von-[name]LEE[/name] with a short a sound like [name]Cat[/name].
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Brynna[/name]
[name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Faye[/name]
[name]Harper[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Isadore[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] *
[name]June[/name]
[name]Keira[/name]
[name]Lark[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Shea[/name]
Swift - mn only.
[name]True[/name] - same as Swift.
[name]Viola[/name]
[name]Winter[/name]

Re: [name]Catriona[/name]:

This is the Irish and Scottish form of [name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Katrina[/name], and while I love the spelling, it is actually just pronounced as such: “Ka-TREE-na”.

I did the same thing I did with your boys, but a lot of the names I left on I don’t love, but one minor tweak and I’m ecstatic about them!! I’m strange like that :slight_smile:
[name]Agata[/name] - Make it [name]Agatha[/name] and I love it!
[name]Agnes[/name] - Wonderful
[name]Artemis[/name] - I think I want to study mythology, I love [name]Artemis[/name]
[name]Audra[/name]* - So lovely and pretty and feminine and sweet and…
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I love them both equally, but they’re very different stylistically in my head :slight_smile:
[name]Beatrix[/name] - I’ve been falling for [name]Beatriz[/name] lately, what do you think of that? prn. [name]BAY[/name]-uh-triz
[name]Blythe[/name] - Maybe he likes it as [name]Blithe[/name]? It looks lighter then :slight_smile:
[name]Corinne[/name] - [name]Corinna[/name] is awesome, but I never like [name]Corinne[/name]…
[name]Electra[/name] - [name]Elettra[/name] is lovely, but [name]Electra[/name] is too harsh
[name]Elspeth[/name]* - I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name], and I think [name]Elsa[/name] would be the perfect nickname!
[name]Etta[/name] - As a nickname for [name]Rosetta[/name] :slight_smile:
[name]Faye[/name] - Underused, but maybe a bit dull?
[name]Hero[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], but did you know that the Greek pronunciation is HAIR-o rather than HEE-ro?
[name]Hester[/name] - I have to love this, but it’s the Norwegian word for ‘horses’ so I always have to think twice before loving it…
[name]Iris[/name] - I just found her mythological connection, and fell in love again… She was a messenger like [name]Hermes[/name]!
[name]June[/name] - I prefer [name]Junia[/name], how do you feel about [name]Junia[/name]?
[name]Lark[/name] - Awesome name!
[name]Liv[/name] - I think I prefer it as a nickname, but it’s beautiful even still, especially the ‘life’ meaning!
Lightfoot - love it as a middle name!!
[name]Luella[/name] - not too cute at all, but very southern!
Lynley - I like Lynley!
[name]Mabel[/name] - I prefer [name]Amabel[/name], but [name]Mabel[/name] is also lovely!
[name]Olympia[/name] - I love it, but I slightly prefer [name]Octavia[/name].
[name]Opal[/name] - Gorgeous!
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. o-TEE-lee and I love it!
[name]Pearl[/name]* - One of my personal favourites!
[name]Philippa[/name] - could you use [name]Pippa[/name] as a nickname here?
[name]Raina[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name], lovely, but I might prefer [name]Regina[/name]…
[name]Sonya[/name]* - Overlooked [name]Gem[/name]. I don’t think I have to say more…
[name]Sosie[/name] - Cute as hell, but maybe as a nn for [name]Sonya[/name]?
[name]Susannah[/name] - leave out the last h and I love it!
Swift - just don’t use [name]Taylor[/name] as a first name! I love Swift! it’s an awesome word/name!
[name]Sylvie[/name] - [name]Sylvie[/name] is lovely! [name]Just[/name] don’t use [name]Sylvia[/name]!
[name]Temperance[/name] - Have you considered the nn [name]Tansy[/name]?
[name]True[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name], but I feel it’s best as a middle name…
[name]Viola[/name]* - [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Winter[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! but I feel it will drown among [name]Summers[/name] and Autumns, and only grow in popularity… What about [name]Spring[/name]? That’s a slightly larger step for most, but I think you could like it!

Again, I’ll suggest more if you like, but I don’t think that’s your problem… ^^

Here are my HONEST thoughts…

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] - Prefer [name]Ada[/name], but it looks incomplete.
Aderyn - [name]Don[/name]'t like pronunciation, but don’t like name either.
[name]Agata[/name] - No, thank you.
[name]Agnes[/name] - This is too granny for me…
[name]Alice[/name] - Cute! Playful and sassy while being vintage and classic.
[name]Annabel[/name] - Too cutesy for me. Prefer [name]Anna[/name].
[name]Anouk[/name] - This looks weird to me. Not feminine.
[name]Arabella[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it! Wish I were brave enough to use it…
[name]Artemis[/name] - Too mythological to me.
[name]Audra[/name] - I’m not a huge fan of “aud” names, and it seems trendy.
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - [name]Augustine[/name] is for a BOY! [name]Augusta[/name] is cool…
[name]Avalon[/name] - Sounds like a mythical land, very Arthurian, not for me.
Avonlea - [name]Anne[/name] of Avonlea. This sounds like a street name…
[name]Beatrix[/name] - [name]Potter[/name]? Cute!
[name]Blair[/name] - Like it. Simple and sophisticated, modern yet classy.
[name]Blythe[/name] - Not for a first name, but nice middle…
[name]Bridget[/name] - Used to love, now just marginal. Sounds a bit young.
[name]Brynna[/name] - [name]Brynn[/name] only, not feeling the extra A at all.
[name]Carey[/name] - Too unisex, too nickname, not for me.
[name]Caroline[/name] - I love [name]Caroline[/name]. Really love it!
[name]Catriona[/name] - Cool, but that isn’t how you say it! (It’s like [name]Katrina[/name])
[name]Chanel[/name] - Like [name]Crystal[/name], this just sounds dated and a bit trashy to me.
[name]Charlea[/name] - What? No. [name]Charlie[/name] is [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Charlea[/name] is just, ugh!
[name]Claudia[/name] - Sounds dated. Not that cute.
[name]Clodagh[/name] - Spelling and pronunciation are kind of ugly. Sorry!
[name]Corinne[/name] - [name]Corinne[/name] sounds harsh to me, but I prefer [name]Camille[/name].
[name]Darcy[/name] - It’s cute, but it sounds like a dog name.
Diem - [name]Day[/name]? Not for me.
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - This reminds me of Dulcolax laxative brand… :frowning:
[name]Electra[/name] - Too mythological. Too harsh.
[name]Elspeth[/name] - Cool and vintage.
[name]Elodie[/name] - I like [name]Eloise[/name] better…
[name]Elsa[/name] - [name]Elsa[/name] is a nice nickname for [name]Elisabeth[/name]; not sure on its own…
[name]Emmeline[/name] - I say it [name]Emma[/name]-line and love it! Any other way, not really…
[name]Esme[/name] - [name]Just[/name] can’t get on board with this at all!
[name]Esther[/name] - Too dated.
[name]Etta[/name] - Too dated.
[name]Faye[/name] - Middle name? I’m not in love…
[name]Frances[/name] - Kind of cool!
[name]Harper[/name] - One of my favorite unisex names…
[name]Harriet[/name] - [name]Hattie[/name] is cute, [name]Harriet[/name] is okay.
[name]Hazel[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it! Vintage chic.
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - Like naming your kid [name]King[/name]. And, [name]Hera[/name] is no role model!
[name]Hester[/name] - Prynne? This is like [name]Lester[/name] - ugly. Sorry!
[name]Hestia[/name] - [name]Goddess[/name] of the hearth. Like it. But it is a nativity brand…
[name]Imogen[/name] - I don’t like the sound of it.
[name]Iris[/name] - Kind of nice, simple and quaint.
[name]Isadore[/name] - [name]Isadora[/name] would be better, but it is a bit much.
[name]Jemimah[/name] - [name]Jemima[/name] is better, but it reminds me of syrup.
[name]Jette[/name] - [name]Jet[/name] is bad enough, and this reminds me of the VW [name]Jetta[/name].
[name]Jewel[/name] - [name]Ruby[/name] and [name]Opal[/name] are fine, [name]Jewel[/name] and [name]Crystal[/name] are not.
[name]Josephine[/name] - Like it…
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - [name]Julia[/name] is lovely, but save [name]Julian[/name] for a boy.
[name]June[/name] - Middle name only. [name]June[/name] as a first name is dated.
[name]Juniper[/name] - Great middle name…
[name]Katherine[/name] - A bit awkward, then, yes? Like [name]Catherine[/name] more…
[name]Keira[/name] - Cute and spunky.
Keladry - Is this a name? Not for me…
[name]Kimber[/name] - [name]Timber[/name]! Ugh.
[name]Kinsey[/name] - [name]Kinsey[/name], Kensey, [name]Kinsley[/name], Kensley = yuck.
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur - Middle name. Only [name]Lark[/name] I’ve ever met was weird.
[name]Leighton[/name] - It’s okay, but it looks a little unattractive…
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name] - I don’t know. Maybe…
[name]Liv[/name] - Prefer as a nickname for [name]Olivia[/name]. Hard to middle name it.
Lightfoot - No way!
[name]Lorelei[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t care for [name]Lola[/name], and [name]Lorelei[/name] is okay.
[name]Lorraine[/name] - Dated.
[name]Luella[/name] - Pretty cutesy, pretty country, not for me…
[name]Lyndon[/name] - I don’t like many combination names.
[name]Lynette[/name] - Dated.
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - [name]Lindsay[/name] is better, but it sounds 80s to me…
[name]Mabel[/name] - A little too vintage for me…
[name]Maia[/name] - Seems young and playful, but kind of hard to be adult…
[name]Marguerite[/name] - Pretty!
Maybelline - Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. NO!
[name]Molly[/name] - A little nickname-y for me, but cute.
[name]Odessa[/name] - I don’t really like this, but it isn’t heinous.
[name]Olympia[/name] - Mt. [name]Olympus[/name], The Olympics. A lot of name…
[name]Opal[/name] - Cute, but prefer as a middle name.
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Reminds me of an otoscope…
[name]Pearl[/name] - Nickname for [name]Margaret[/name] and its variations?
[name]Philippa[/name] - [name]Pippa[/name] is cute, but [name]Philippa[/name] isn’t for me.
[name]Piper[/name] - Cute unisex girl name!
[name]Pippa[/name] - I don’t know if I love it. Sounds juvenile as a full name.
[name]Rachael[/name] - 90s…
[name]Raina[/name] - I would name an [name]Indian[/name] Elephant this!
[name]Raven[/name] - Sounds kind of tacky…
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - [name]Love[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name], hate [name]Rosalie[/name].
[name]Rowan[/name] - Nice, like it with [name]Harper[/name]…
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - [name]Roxanna[/name] is okay, [name]Roxanne[/name] is god-awful.
[name]Rue[/name] - This isn’t a name.
[name]Sage[/name] - Like this with [name]Rowan[/name], but it takes the right kid.
[name]Scarlett[/name] - Sounds a little flamboyant.
[name]Serena[/name] - It’s okay. I only think of [name]Serena[/name] [name]Williams[/name], which is fine.
[name]Shea[/name] - My cousin’s male fiance. I don’t like it alone.
[name]Sheridan[/name] - [name]Sher[/name], [name]Cher[/name], and [name]Dani[/name] are all a bit heinous for me.
[name]Sonya[/name] - It’s okay, but not a name I’d want to have.
[name]Sosie[/name] - [name]Kyra[/name] and [name]Kevin[/name]'s kid! [name]Sosie[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]. Intriguing…
[name]Susannah[/name] - Hate [name]Susan[/name], really hate [name]Sue[/name], but [name]Susannah[/name] is pretty!
Swift - [name]Taylor[/name]. This is not a name.
[name]Sylvie[/name] - It’s okay. [name]Don[/name]'t love, but don’t hate.
[name]Tabitha[/name] - I just can’t get on board with this at all.
[name]Temperance[/name] - Dr. [name]Brennan[/name] on Bones! Middle name?
[name]Trista[/name] - I recently discovered that I hate this name with a burning passion! Hard to say, harder to look at.
[name]True[/name] - What’s true? Seems weird…
[name]Ursa[/name] - [name]Bear[/name]? [name]Ursula[/name]. Not good.
[name]Vanessa[/name] - It’s okay, but seems dated.
[name]Viola[/name] - Pretty, but it reminds me of an older woman.
[name]Windsor[/name] - Used to live there! Middle name?
[name]Winifred[/name] - Too much vintage for me…
[name]Winter[/name] - I’m not on the [name]Winter[/name] bandwagon quite yet…

Okay! Sorry for my sometimes-rude, but honest commentary. You have a wide range of styles here! Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

You said be honest. I’m a little too good at that. What little tact I may have tried to throw in, I haven’t, per your request.

[name]Ada[/name] - prefer this spelling; good alternative to [name]Ava[/name]
Aderyn - not something I’m adoring!
[name]Agata[/name] - wants to be [name]Augusta[/name] or [name]Agatha[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name] - antiquated
[name]Alice[/name] - I think of the [name]Brady[/name] Bunch and [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland
[name]Annabel[/name] - I think of [name]Annabel[/name]'s wish, a cute [name]Christian[/name] movie about the legend/myth/rumor that animals can talk on [name]Christmas[/name] night. I like it.
[name]Anouk[/name] - reminds me of Chocolat; I like it as long as it goes with your last name.
[name]Arabella[/name] - cutesy, maybe too cutesy for a fn, but okay for a mn
[name]Artemis[/name] - cute unisex name
[name]Audra[/name] - better than [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - my favorite would be a compromise: [name]Augustina[/name]
[name]Avalon[/name] - doesn’t seem like a name name, more like a place name
Avonlea - love how you pronounce it; love the [name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables reference
[name]Beatrix[/name] - very cute; [name]Potter[/name] is the obvious thought here
[name]Blair[/name] - seems snobbish
[name]Blythe[/name] - boy name
[name]Bridget[/name] - cute, I guess. Depends on context - middle & last names, etc.
[name]Brynna[/name] - I like it.
[name]Carey[/name] - no. [name]Drew[/name] [name]Carey[/name]. [name]Carrie[/name] or [name]Kari[/name] is [name]WAY[/name] better.
[name]Caroline[/name] - ho hum.
[name]Catriona[/name] - yuck
[name]Chanel[/name] - no. [name]Way[/name] too trendy.
[name]Charlea[/name] - I would hate having to explain that every year on the first day of school for 12 years, not to mention the rest of her life.
[name]Claudia[/name] - not really.
[name]Clodagh[/name] - unless you’re living somewhere familiar with this, I wouldn’t use it!
[name]Corinne[/name] - cute.
[name]Darcy[/name] - I would like to see some combos with this incorporated; Pride and Prejudice reference; (but don’t name the baby after your mom unless you want to)
Diem - I think “per diem” like I’m getting paid an allowance of $60/day while on a business trip. It’s not that cute.
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - I think I understand the idea behind this - dulce - but I still don’t like it.
[name]Electra[/name] - [name]Carmen[/name]. Sexiness. Too sexual, I think.
[name]Elspeth[/name] - I don’t like it.
[name]Elodie[/name] - Cute!
[name]Elsa[/name] - Cute
[name]Emmeline[/name] - Cute
[name]Esme[/name] - Cute, depends on your surname
[name]Esther[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Etta[/name] - cute. [name]James[/name]. [name]Music[/name]. Oldies.
[name]Faye[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Frances[/name] - not really.
[name]Harper[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Harriet[/name] - bleh.
[name]Hazel[/name] - cute
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - first thought: [name]Shakespeare[/name]; [name]Hera[/name] might better satisfy hubby b/c most people won’t associate it with [name]Hero[/name]
[name]Hester[/name] - no.
[name]Hestia[/name] - ick.
[name]Imogen[/name] - better than the previous two ideas
[name]Iris[/name] - cute as a middle name only
[name]Isadore[/name] - mn only
[name]Jemimah[/name] - looks like [name]Jeremiah[/name] initially. On second glance, I kinda like it. See [name]Jemima[/name] debate on nameberry (Aunt [name]Jemima[/name] syrup, etc).
[name]Jette[/name] - I like [name]Rocket[/name] better.
[name]Jewel[/name] - I have a dog named [name]Jewel[/name]. For a human, it’s just too sparkly/gaudy/girly.
[name]Josephine[/name] - has potential. What nn? With what?
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - okay
[name]June[/name] - depends on surname
[name]Juniper[/name] - cuter than [name]June[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] - the old flame rule stands. [name]Katherine[/name] should be O-U-T!
[name]Keira[/name] - it’s alright, but I’ve known some skanky Keiras
Keladry - “what?!?” that’s what she’ll be hearing her whole life
[name]Kimber[/name] - most people will want to call her [name]Kimberly[/name]
[name]Kinsey[/name] - most people will think it’s [name]McKenzie[/name]
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur - [name]Lark[/name] is nice, but Larkspur!–oh boy–feels prickly
[name]Leighton[/name] - absolutely yucky. I don’t care if it’s pron. [name]LEE[/name]-TON or [name]LAY[/name]-TON, it’s hideous.
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name] - cute.
[name]Liv[/name] - cute but extremely short
Lightfoot - sounds like a cat name
[name]Lorelei[/name] nn [name]Lola[/name] - love [name]Lorelai[/name], hate the nn [name]Lola[/name]!
[name]Lorraine[/name] - old
[name]Luella[/name] - ugly.
[name]Lyndon[/name] - I like it better knowing where you came up with it.
[name]Lynette[/name] - it’s alright. There are some -ette names that are cuter. If you came up with some cute combos I might like it better.
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - hard to spell. [name]How[/name] about [name]Ashlyn[/name], [name]Brooklyn[/name], etc.?
[name]Mabel[/name] - old.
[name]Maia[/name] - don’t like it. sounds like paella
[name]Marguerite[/name] - I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I wouldn’t use it because it sounds like [name]Margarita[/name], and I don’t like alcohol.
Maybelline - [name]Maybelle[/name] is [name]WAY[/name] cuter than this or [name]Mabel[/name].
[name]Molly[/name] - I don’t like this name at all.
[name]Odessa[/name] - one of my favorites!
[name]Olympia[/name] - too much mythology for me
[name]Opal[/name] - I don’t like it.
[name]Ottilie[/name] - otter pops. I would call your kid otter pop.
[name]Pearl[/name] - of all the gem names, I like [name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] - [name]Phillip[/name] is a boy name - adding an A doesn’t help.
[name]Piper[/name] - can be done right
[name]Pippa[/name] - better than [name]Piper[/name], JMO.
[name]Rachael[/name] - okay. I like the simpler spelling [name]Rachel[/name] better.
[name]Raina[/name] - better than [name]Rayne[/name] or [name]Rain[/name]; reina means queen in Spanish; it’s much better than [name]Regina[/name], btw.
[name]Raven[/name] - can be lovely
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - I like the first two, but not [name]Rose[/name] by itself.
[name]Rowan[/name] - Atkinson. [name]Monty[/name] Python. Such a boy name! [name]Rowena[/name] is (a little) better.
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - try Roxette
[name]Rue[/name] - You will rue the day!
[name]Sage[/name] - not as smart as it sounds
[name]Scarlett[/name] - I like the spelling [name]Scarlet[/name]
[name]Serena[/name] - lovely - serene
[name]Shea[/name] - butter. [name]Shea[/name] butter. [name]Shea[/name] butter!
[name]Sheridan[/name] - hotel. I don’t like this. The nn [name]Dani[/name] is cute, but find another name to go with it.
[name]Sonya[/name] - it’s alright
[name]Sosie[/name] - yuck.
[name]Susannah[/name] - try [name]Savannah[/name], nn Sav
Swift - with reference to the country singer?!?
[name]Sylvie[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Tabitha[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Temperance[/name] - the one thing she may never develop. One of my friend’s kids is named [name]Patience[/name], and it’s absolutely awful!
[name]Trista[/name] - cute
[name]True[/name] - I think it’s better [name]Truly[/name] or [name]Trudy[/name]
[name]Ursa[/name] - will always remind me of [name]Ursala[/name] - sea witch in [name]Little[/name] Mermaid
[name]Vanessa[/name] - it’s okay
[name]Viola[/name] - love it.
[name]Windsor[/name] - it’s alright. depends on surname, etc.
[name]Winifred[/name] - I like it. I also think [name]Winnie[/name] is cute for a nn.
[name]Winter[/name] - can be done right; can be done very wrong.

P.S. [name]Lemon[/name] - I loved your reply. We’ll have to be friends! [name]Hester[/name] Prynne took me a minute to place, but I laughed pretty hard after I remembered it’s a [name]Scarlet[/name] Letter reference.

Okay, this is going to be verrrry long…

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name]: [name]Ada[/name], no doubt. Otherwise you’re making up a name.

Aderyn: Seems made-up to me… it looks very tryndeigh.

[name]Agata[/name]: This is really pretty. [name]How[/name] exactly would you pronounce it?

[name]Agnes[/name]: I know most people don’t think it’s ready for a comeback, but I really like it!

[name]Alice[/name]: I love [name]Alice[/name]! It’s one of my favorites.

[name]Annabel[/name]: I love [name]Annabel[/name] too!

[name]Anouk[/name]: I’m not really a fan-- it sounds very harsh and masculine.

[name]Arabella[/name]: I really like [name]Arabella[/name]!

[name]Artemis[/name]: Not bad, but I much prefer [name]Athena[/name] out of the Greek goddesses.

[name]Audra[/name]: Not bad, but I feel like it’s tryndee (even though I know it’s not).

[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name]: I consider [name]Augustine[/name] a boy’s name… [name]Augusta[/name] is cute, though.

[name]Avalon[/name]: Oh, this just seems soooo trendy and un-namey and, I don’t know, I just don’t like it.

Avonlea: Not a name…

[name]Beatrix[/name]: I know a lot of people love it, but I’ve never really been a fan. It’s a nice name, though.

[name]Blair[/name]: This is a boy’s name… also, I have a really bad association with [name]Blair[/name].

[name]Blythe[/name]: It seems lispy to me.

[name]Bridget[/name]: I really like [name]Bridget[/name]!

[name]Brynna[/name]: Also not a name… plus, it sounds super trendy and insubstantial. [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Bryony[/name]?

[name]Carey[/name]: This is a surname, not a first name. I like it as a nickname…

[name]Caroline[/name]: I love [name]Caroline[/name].

[name]Catriona[/name]: It’s actually pronounced cat-[name]REE[/name]-uh-na. I like it.

[name]Chanel[/name]: Sorry., but it’s trashy.

[name]Charlea[/name]: Soooo trendeigh! Why not [name]Charlotte[/name], nn [name]Charlie[/name]? (or [name]Charlea[/name], if you must)…

[name]Claudia[/name]: I love [name]Claudia[/name], but it means ‘lame’… I don’t know if that bothers you or not.

[name]Clodagh[/name]: I think it might be actually pronounced clo-[name]DAW[/name]. I don’t really like it…

[name]Corinne[/name]: Nice enough. Not my favorite.

[name]Darcy[/name]: Surnamey

Diem: What is this??

[name]Dulcinea[/name]: I really like it, but it might be a little hard to pull of in real life.

[name]Electra[/name]: Reminds me of electricity… what about the Italian version, [name]Elettra[/name]?

[name]Elspeth[/name]: Very lispy-- I prefer [name]Elisabeth[/name].

[name]Elodie[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Elodie[/name]!

[name]Elsa[/name]: Too nicknamey for me…

[name]Emmeline[/name]: I like it, but only with the LEEN pronunciation.

[name]Esme[/name]: Not my favorite, but pretty.

[name]Esther[/name]: Again, it’s very lispy. I’ve never liked this name.

[name]Etta[/name]: I prefer it as a nickname.

[name]Faye[/name]: Very wispy… I’ve never been a fan.

[name]Frances[/name]: I really like [name]Frances[/name].

[name]Harper[/name]: Ugh, another trendy surname. Plus I think of harpies.

[name]Harriet[/name]: It’s growing on me…

[name]Hazel[/name]: I like [name]Hazel[/name].

[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name]: Yes, I’m afraid [name]Hero[/name] would be a bit of a burden.

[name]Hester[/name]: It rhymes with fester. Also it reminds me of snakes (not quite sure why…).

[name]Hestia[/name]: I like it.

[name]Imogen[/name]: I’ve never understood the appeal. Imaging?

[name]Iris[/name]: My middle name :). I like it!

[name]Isadore[/name]: This is a boy’s name, but I love [name]Isadora[/name].

[name]Jemimah[/name]: Why the H??

[name]Jette[/name]: Yuck.

[name]Jewel[/name]: See [name]Chanel[/name].

[name]Josephine[/name]: I really like [name]Josephine[/name].

[name]Julia[/name]: This is one of my favorite names!!

[name]Julienne[/name]: Pretty, but I much prefer [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Julia[/name].

[name]June[/name]: I’ve never liked this.

[name]Juniper[/name]: I like it… in theory.

[name]Katherine[/name]: I prefer the [name]Catherine[/name] or [name]Katharine[/name] spellings.

[name]Keira[/name]: Nice…

Keladry: Where did this come from??

[name]Kimber[/name]: Timberrrr!!!

[name]Kinsey[/name]: Yuck, soooo tryndeigh, not to mention way too cutesy and overused.

[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur: Not for a human, but otherwise they’re pretty.

[name]Leighton[/name]: See [name]Harper[/name].

[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]!

[name]Liv[/name]: I like it.

Lightfoot: Would you want to be named Lightfoot?

[name]Lorelei[/name]: Not my style, but okay.

[name]Lorraine[/name]: Seems dated to me.

[name]Luella[/name]: Not my favorite.

[name]Lyndon[/name]: Like the (male) president?

[name]Lynette[/name]: It’s okay…

[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley: Tryndeigh. Not to mention dated.

[name]Mabel[/name]: It’s always seemed to cutesy to me.

[name]Maia[/name]: I really like [name]Maia[/name]!

[name]Marguerite[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name] it!

Maybelline: Are you serious?

[name]Molly[/name]: Cute as a nickname for [name]Mary[/name] or [name]Amalia[/name].

[name]Odessa[/name]: I really like [name]Odessa[/name].

[name]Olympia[/name]: Nice!

[name]Opal[/name]: Not my favorite.

[name]Ottilie[/name]: Very pretty!

[name]Pearl[/name]: Nice…

[name]Philippa[/name]: It’s growing on me!

[name]Piper[/name]: See [name]Harper[/name].

[name]Pippa[/name]: It’s an adorable nickname for [name]Philippa[/name].

[name]Rachael[/name]: Meh.

[name]Raina[/name]: Pretty…

[name]Raven[/name]: It’s not a name… plus I just think of That’s So [name]Raven[/name].

[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]: I love them all.

[name]Rowan[/name]: One of the only true unisex names out there!

[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name]: I MUCH prefer it spelled [name]Roxana[/name].

[name]Rue[/name]: Adorable, but “rue the day”…

[name]Sage[/name]: It’s a boy’s name to me.

[name]Scarlett[/name]: I just can’t see it on a child.

[name]Serena[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name]!

[name]Shea[/name]: It’s originally a boy’s name…

[name]Sheridan[/name]: Like the hotel? Also see [name]Harper[/name].

[name]Sonya[/name]: Decent.

[name]Sosie[/name]: I think the sound is really ugly. It’s okay as a nickname only.

[name]Susannah[/name]: I really like it, though I prefer [name]Susanna[/name].

Swift: Yes, middle name only.

[name]Sylvie[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name]! And [name]Silvia[/name]/[name]Sylvia[/name]!

[name]Tabitha[/name]: Very cute.

[name]Temperance[/name]: I’m not a fan of word names.

[name]Trista[/name]: Huh?

[name]True[/name]: See [name]Temperance[/name]. I prefer it as a nick/middle name… maybe Beatriu?

[name]Ursa[/name]: The URS sound is really unattractive.

[name]Vanessa[/name]: Dated…
[name]Viola[/name]: Nice alternative to [name]Violet[/name]-- both are lovely.

[name]Windsor[/name]: See Avonlea.

[name]Winifred[/name]: Not my favorite.

[name]Winter[/name]: Also see Avonlea.

You have some GORGEOUS names ([name]Julia[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Ottilie[/name]) but also some icky tryndeigh ones (Kinsy, [name]Harper[/name], [name]Leighton[/name]). Overall I really like your list!

Where else do you get [name]Hester[/name]? [name]Hester[/name] does not have a place in my heart. My mother’s grandmother was named [name]Esther[/name], and her twin brother was [name]Lester[/name]. To me, both are hideous. I like to refer to [name]Hester[/name] as their long-lost even-uglier triplet…

“Aderyn - not something I’m adoring!” - This response is classic. [name]Love[/name] it!

Yep, we can be friends alright! :slight_smile:

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] - which sp. do you prefer? - I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Ada[/name] spelled this way.
Aderyn - uh-DEER-in - I love this name but thought it was pronounced, ad- EHR- in.
[name]Agata[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Agnes[/name] - It’s growing on me. I really like the Hindu god name [name]Agni[/name] and think it make for a cute nn for [name]Agnes[/name].
[name]Alice[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!!
[name]Annabel[/name] - I think this is a sweet name.
[name]Anouk[/name] - not my style I like [name]Annika[/name].
[name]Arabella[/name] - No doubt pretty.
[name]Artemis[/name] - love the meaning but can’t find a nn I’d use with it.
[name]Audra[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I prefer -a, he prefers -ine - it’s okay.
[name]Avalon[/name] - very pretty.
Avonlea - [name]Ah[/name]-von-[name]LEE[/name] with a short a sound like [name]Cat[/name].- I prefer the above.
[name]Beatrix[/name] - [name]Love[/name].
[name]Blair[/name] - Not a fan.
[name]Blythe[/name] - I love, he hates. - This name grows on me more and more each day.
[name]Bridget[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!!
[name]Brynna[/name] - I prefer [name]Brenna[/name]
[name]Carey[/name] - I guess I don’t like this one for a girl either. I do love [name]Cara[/name] though.
[name]Caroline[/name] * - problem: my stepmom is [name]Carolyn[/name] and we don’t get along all that well.- I love the way this name looks
and would pronounce it like [name]Carolyn[/name] myself. Of course I’d be alone. I like the many fun nn’s this name provides while remaining a classic.
[name]Catriona[/name] - [name]Cat[/name]-ree-OH-nuh - Not a fan.
[name]Chanel[/name] - Like Loreal and Maybelline, it’s a pretty name but I can’t get past the fact it is now a brand.
[name]Charlea[/name] - pron. like [name]Charlie[/name] - Is this a real name? I ask because I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Charlie[/name]. I need to check it out…hmmm, idk. I want to love this
name. I found pics of people with this name but not many. You’ve got me thinking.
[name]Claudia[/name] - Loving this name lately.
[name]Clodagh[/name] - [name]CLAUDE[/name]-uh - not my style.
[name]Corinne[/name] - I like it.
[name]Darcy[/name] - after my mom, long story. - I’m more of a [name]Darby[/name] girl.
Diem - not sure
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - Dull-sin-AY-uh - not my style
[name]Electra[/name] - I’ve seen [name]Elettra[/name] the Italian variant and prefer it.
[name]Elspeth[/name] - It entices me.
[name]Elodie[/name] - I see it’s charm. I like it but don’t love it.
[name]Elsa[/name] - I do like this name.
[name]Emmeline[/name] - I have mixed emotions with this one.
[name]Esme[/name] - Pretty but again I’m worried Twilight will sky rocket this name. I like this one better than
[name]Bella[/name] and wonder how many others feel the same way.
[name]Esther[/name] * - we both say maybe - I’m not sold on the sound of the name but the meaning is great and I love
the nn [name]Esti[/name].
[name]Etta[/name] - This one has been dancing in my mind lately too. I feel it needs something else.
[name]Faye[/name] - as a middle name I love it.
[name]Frances[/name] - [name]Love[/name].
[name]Harper[/name] - Mmm, I like other unisex names better like [name]Auden[/name].
[name]Harriet[/name] - All though this is a family name I’m not ready for it.
[name]Hazel[/name] - ditto to the above. I love parts of this name just not the whole thing.
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child. - [name]Hero[/name] is a bit much.
[name]Hester[/name] - no.
[name]Hestia[/name] - no.
[name]Imogen[/name] - slowly growing on me.
[name]Iris[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Isadore[/name] - Yes but my hubby only hears “Is a door”
[name]Jemimah[/name] - no.
[name]Jette[/name] - pron. [name]Jet[/name] - [name]Love[/name] and [name]Jetta[/name] too.
[name]Jewel[/name] - I’m on the fence with this one. I can’t decide if I like [name]Gem[/name]
or [name]Jewel[/name] better.I think [name]Jewel[/name]/[name]Jules[/name] is a nice nn for [name]Juliet[/name]/[name]Juliana[/name] ect.
[name]Josephine[/name] * - [name]LOVE[/name] nice nn possibilities here.
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - Joo-lee-EN - [name]LOVE[/name].
[name]June[/name] - super sweet and spunky.
[name]Juniper[/name] - [name]June[/name] kicked up a notch.
[name]Katherine[/name] - he loves and it is a family name for me but its also the name of his old flame. - [name]Katherine[/name] is a nice name. I don’t think I’d me to happy with using
and old flames name. Unfortunately I have and ex whose name I really liked for a middle, oh well.
[name]Keira[/name] - Yes and [name]Kira[/name] (my daughter) too.
Keladry - not sure.
[name]Kimber[/name] - no. I really like [name]Kim[/name] and [name]Kimi[/name] is Japanese.
[name]Kinsey[/name] - This one feels trendy. I’ve heard it a few times on kids from my daughters school. Also [name]Kenzie[/name].
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur - I like [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Leighton[/name] - Maybe.
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Leonie[/name] so much!
[name]Liv[/name] - Pretty on it’s own or as a nn.
Lightfoot - I fell in love with this after reading Cold Sassy Tree - not my style.
[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NN [name]Lola[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Lorraine[/name] - as a middle name.
[name]Luella[/name] - too cutesy? - I love “L” names. I think it’s cute but not too cutesy.
[name]Lyndon[/name] - comb. of my moms name ([name]Lynn[/name]) and grandpas name ([name]Donald[/name]) - I like [name]Linden[/name] spelling.
[name]Lynette[/name] - honors my mom - Pretty I like [name]Linnet[/name] too, a song bird.
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - honors my mom - no.
[name]Mabel[/name] - no.
[name]Maia[/name] - Pretty.
[name]Marguerite[/name] * - Nice.
Maybelline - [name]Love[/name] it but I’m not sure the rest of the world could get past the fact it’s a brand.
[name]Molly[/name] - I love all “-olly” names.
[name]Odessa[/name] - it’s okay.
[name]Olympia[/name] - I want to love this name.
[name]Opal[/name] - I really like this name a lot.
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. OTTA-lee. - It hasn’t grown on me yet.
[name]Pearl[/name] - I’m not sure if I like [name]Opal[/name] or [name]Pearl[/name] better. Okay [name]Opal[/name] for a first name and [name]Pearl[/name] makes a
great middle name.
[name]Philippa[/name] * - Not my style but [name]Pippa[/name] is so cute.
[name]Piper[/name] - more my style.
[name]Pippa[/name] - [name]Love[/name] but it might too much of a nn to stand alone.
[name]Rachael[/name] - I love the “ray” beginning but [name]Rachael[/name] is dated to me.
[name]Raina[/name] - [name]Love[/name].
[name]Raven[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - he’s always seen himself with a [name]Rose[/name] but dislikes my suggestion of [name]Rosalie[/name]. - I love [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Rosemarie[/name].
[name]Rowan[/name] - I really like this for a girl.
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I love this name, always have, he hates it - same thing in my house. I [name]LOVE[/name] this name.
[name]Rue[/name] - So cute and personal nn favorite. [name]Ruby[/name] would be a great way to get this nn.
[name]Sage[/name] - I love this for a middle name.
[name]Scarlett[/name] - As much as I love the color association this word feels sharp on my tongue.
[name]Serena[/name] - I’ve never liked this name, idk why. sorry.
[name]Shea[/name] - I’ve always loved this name but can’t find a longer version for it that I like.
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. Could we avoid NN [name]Sher[/name]/[name]Cher[/name]? - [name]LOVE[/name] it. I love the nn [name]Dani[/name] :smiley:
[name]Sonya[/name] - It’s okay.
[name]Sosie[/name] - not for me.
[name]Susannah[/name] * - he loves, I’m only okay with, but it sounds beautiful with LN. - I love the way this name sounds.
I really like the nn [name]Sukie[/name]
Swift - mn only. - Maybe, I’d have to hear it with a first name.
[name]Sylvie[/name] - I love this and [name]Sylvia[/name] and [name]Sylvan[/name] with [name]Sylvie[/name] as a nn.
[name]Tabitha[/name] * - It’s cute name and I like it but it’s almost too cute. Some one had a great nn for this a while back,
I wish I could remember it.
[name]Temperance[/name] * - nn Tempe, like the city in AZ. - not my style.
[name]Trista[/name] - Honestly I like [name]Christa[/name] more.
[name]True[/name] - I love this. - as a middle.
[name]Ursa[/name] - not my style.
[name]Vanessa[/name] -[name]LOVE[/name].
[name]Viola[/name] - Vie-OH-lah - This is pretty. I like [name]Violet[/name] more personally.
[name]Windsor[/name] - I see the appeal.
[name]Winifred[/name] - ditto.
[name]Winter[/name] - This is a family name. I love it.

My favorites -

[name]Ada[/name]
Aderyn
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Audra[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Charlea[/name] - I need more proof but really want to love it :slight_smile:
[name]Claudia[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] - my favorite!
[name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Keira[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] nn [name]Lola[/name] :smiley:
[name]Opal[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Winter[/name]

I gave you my honest opinions… :slight_smile:

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] -NMS but [name]Ada[/name] sp
Aderyn -NMSAA
[name]Agata[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Agnes[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Alice[/name] - I really like this but my name is [name]Alison[/name] so I can’t use it.
[name]Annabel[/name]- [name]Love[/name] [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Anouk[/name]- NMSAA
[name]Arabella[/name] -NMS
[name]Artemis[/name] -Boy name imo
[name]Audra[/name] -Alright prefer [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - NMS like [name]Augusta[/name] better though
[name]Avalon[/name] -NMS
Avonlea - NMS
[name]Beatrix[/name] -Cute I like it but I know DH would never go for it
[name]Blair[/name] -Boy name to me
[name]Blythe[/name] - I’m with your DH sorry
[name]Bridget[/name] -[name]LOVE[/name] he hates
[name]Brynna[/name] -NMS
[name]Carey[/name] -Pref [name]Carrie[/name] sp
[name]Caroline[/name] * - NMS
[name]Catriona[/name] - NMS
[name]Chanel[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Charlea[/name] - NMSAA
[name]Claudia[/name] -NMS
[name]Clodagh[/name] - NMSAA
[name]Corinne[/name]- NMS
[name]Darcy[/name] -NMS
Diem -NMSAA
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - NMSAA
[name]Electra[/name] -NMS
[name]Elspeth[/name] -NMS
[name]Elodie[/name] -NMS but I like it better than the rest
[name]Elsa[/name] -Ok
[name]Emmeline[/name] -Cute
[name]Esme[/name] -[name]Love[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] * - I’m with you
[name]Etta[/name] -I pref [name]Ella[/name] and that is too trendy for me
[name]Faye[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Frances[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Harper[/name] -Ok
[name]Harriet[/name] -NMS
[name]Hazel[/name] -NMS
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - [name]Hero[/name], not for a girl, [name]Hera[/name], nms
[name]Hester[/name] -I really really don’t like this sorry. It’s really harsh imo.
[name]Hestia[/name] -NMS
[name]Imogen[/name] -I like it but I’m not brave enough to use it
[name]Iris[/name] -Pref [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Isadore[/name] -Pref [name]Isobel[/name]
[name]Jemimah[/name] -Aunt [name]Jemima[/name] Syrup
[name]Jette[/name] - Pref [name]Jetta[/name] but then that’s a car…
[name]Jewel[/name] -NMS
[name]Josephine[/name] -I like [name]Jo[/name] as a nn actually
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Julianne[/name] and [name]Julienne[/name] is pretty
[name]June[/name] -NMS
[name]Juniper[/name] -NMS
[name]Katherine[/name] - Prefer [name]Kate[/name], his ex… it’s out!
[name]Keira[/name]- Really love this
Keladry -Strange to me
[name]Kimber[/name] -[name]Just[/name] think [name]Kimberley[/name] and that’s 80s to me
[name]Kinsey[/name]- I posted about [name]Kinsley[/name], [name]Kinley[/name], Kensley, [name]Kenley[/name]… maybe you would like one of these? [name]Kinsey[/name] seems like something is missing to me
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur- NMSAA
[name]Leighton[/name] -Really love actually
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name]- NMS
[name]Liv[/name]- Ok
Lightfoot - NMS
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NMS I would just use [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Lorraine[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Luella[/name] - too cutesy? yes it is for me
[name]Lyndon[/name] - Boy name to me
[name]Lynette[/name] - Think Desperate Housewives
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Lindsey[/name] but it is DH’s sister’s name
[name]Mabel[/name] -“Elbows off the table [name]Mable[/name] this is not a horse’s stable” my mother’s voice rings in my head…
[name]Maia[/name] -You know I really like this… and [name]Kaia[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] -Really love [name]Marguerita[/name]
Maybelline -Makeup to me
[name]Molly[/name] -Too rag doll
[name]Odessa[/name] -NMS
[name]Olympia[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Opal[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Ottilie[/name] - NMSAA
[name]Pearl[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Philippa[/name] -NMS
[name]Piper[/name] -Really like this but wouldn’t use it
[name]Pippa[/name] -NMS, bad association
[name]Rachael[/name] -[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] with this sp
[name]Raina[/name] -NMS
[name]Raven[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * -I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Rose[/name] is ok… I also like [name]Rosamund[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]- Boy name to me
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - Always think of Sting and I’m in my early 20s so… :slight_smile:
[name]Rue[/name] -NMS, nn for DH’s brother [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Sage[/name] -NMS
[name]Scarlett[/name] -Really [name]Love[/name] this, need to get DH on board
[name]Serena[/name] -Like it
[name]Shea[/name] -Pref [name]Shayna[/name], [name]Shaylee[/name] or even [name]Shayla[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. -NMS, I think you could if you make a point to say [name]Dani[/name] but you can’t do anything about it if your daughter likes [name]Sher[/name], [name]Sheri[/name]. What about [name]Daniella[/name], [name]Danelle[/name]?
[name]Sonya[/name] -NMS
[name]Sosie[/name] -NMS
[name]Susannah[/name] * - Pref just [name]Anna[/name]
Swift -NMSAA
[name]Sylvie[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Tabitha[/name] -NMS
[name]Temperance[/name] * - Really not a fan!
[name]Trista[/name] -NMSAA
[name]True[/name] - Sorry, really not a fan
[name]Ursa[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Vanessa[/name] -I think its ok, family friend has daughter named this and hey call her [name]Nessa[/name] or Ness
[name]Viola[/name] - NMSAA
[name]Windsor[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Winifred[/name] -NMSAA
[name]Winter[/name] -NMS

I think we have very different styles! :slight_smile:

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] - which sp. do you prefer? - [name]Ada[/name], hate all silent H endings
Aderyn - uh-DEER-in - Never heard of it.
[name]Agata[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Anouk[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Artemis[/name] - There’s no such thing as “too Greek”.
[name]Audra[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I prefer -a, he prefers -ine
[name]Avalon[/name] - Beautiful.
Avonlea - [name]Ah[/name]-von-[name]LEE[/name] with a short a sound like [name]Cat[/name]. - Never thought of it - cool!
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Blair[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name] - I love, he hates.
[name]Bridget[/name] - Too shallow-sounding.
[name]Brynna[/name]
[name]Carey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] * - problem: my stepmom is [name]Carolyn[/name] and we don’t get along all that well.
[name]Catriona[/name] - [name]Cat[/name]-ree-OH-nuh - [name]Love[/name].
[name]Chanel[/name]
[name]Charlea[/name] - pron. like [name]Charlie[/name] - Hate [name]Charlie[/name] on a girl.
[name]Claudia[/name]
[name]Clodagh[/name] - [name]CLAUDE[/name]-uh
[name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Darcy[/name] - after my mom, long story.
Diem
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - Dull-sin-AY-uh
[name]Electra[/name]
[name]Elspeth[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] - One of the newer additions to my favorites. It recalls several characters slightly, not including the one from Twilight which I’ve never read.
[name]Esther[/name] * - we both say maybe
[name]Etta[/name]
[name]Faye[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]
[name]Harper[/name] - Names like this are an acquired taste. I have, but it seems the rest of the world is, too.
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child. - [name]Hero[/name] is… a little excessive.
[name]Hester[/name]
[name]Hestia[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Isadore[/name]
[name]Jemimah[/name]
[name]Jette[/name] - pron. [name]Jet[/name]
[name]Jewel[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] *
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - Joo-lee-EN
[name]June[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] - he loves and it is a family name for me but its also the name of his old flame.
[name]Keira[/name]
Keladry - Ugh, unless this has a foreign origin I don’t know.
[name]Kimber[/name] - Chopped-off [name]Kimberly[/name]. Not an improvement.
[name]Kinsey[/name] ([name]EDIT[/name]: Bad association on this one.)
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur
[name]Leighton[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name]
[name]Liv[/name]
Lightfoot - I fell in love with this after reading Cold Sassy Tree
[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NN [name]Lola[/name] - Like the name, hate the nickname.
[name]Lorraine[/name] - I like; unpopular now, which is good
[name]Luella[/name] - too cutesy? - Not for me, but my “cute” limit is set really high.
[name]Lyndon[/name] - comb. of my moms name ([name]Lynn[/name]) and grandpas name ([name]Donald[/name])
[name]Lynette[/name] - honors my mom
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - honors my mom
[name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Maia[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] *
Maybelline
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name] - O names need more love.
[name]Olympia[/name]
[name]Opal[/name]
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. OTTA-lee.
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] *
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Pippa[/name]
[name]Rachael[/name]
[name]Raina[/name]
[name]Raven[/name] ([name]EDIT[/name]: The stereotypical name for Goth teenagers’ author-insert characters. Unfortunately.)
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - he’s always seen himself with a [name]Rose[/name] but dislikes my suggestion of [name]Rosalie[/name].
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I love this name, always have, he hates it - My favorite, and I don’t think of [name]Roxy[/name] as the “bad girl”/“slut” name many people do.
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sage[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Shea[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. Could we avoid NN [name]Sher[/name]/[name]Cher[/name]?
[name]Sonya[/name]
[name]Sosie[/name] - Where do you find these unusual names?
[name]Susannah[/name] * - he loves, I’m only okay with, but it sounds beautiful with LN.
Swift - mn only.
[name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] * - I used to consider this as old as [name]Matilda[/name], a name I’d still never consider. One comic character turned that around somewhat, but I still don’t like it. I’d want to say it with a stress pattern like [name]Samantha[/name]: Sa-[name]MAN[/name]-tha, Ta-BITH-a. But apparently it’s [name]TAB[/name]-ith-a, which is just awful.
[name]Temperance[/name] * - nn Tempe, like the city in AZ.
[name]Trista[/name] - I don’t think my own name feminizes well, at least not in this way.
[name]True[/name] - I love this. - I hate word names that are adjectives rather than nouns.
[name]Ursa[/name] - Unlike O, it’s hard to find a U name I like.
[name]Vanessa[/name] - I think I like this one.
[name]Viola[/name] - Vie-OH-lah
[name]Windsor[/name] - Is this even in use as a first name? I don’t say “pretentious” too easily ([name]Peyton[/name], [name]Parker[/name] and [name]Sloane[/name] are within my comfort zone), but I feel inclined to say it now.
[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] - Recalls a [name]Star[/name] Wars character.

Wow, there’s a wide spread of names here. No time to comment on all right now…

Woo-hoo!!! Giant name list! :slight_smile:

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name]: [name]Ada[/name]…I think it’s a really sweet name. :slight_smile:
Aderyn - uh-DEER-in: I sadly think of “a deer in headlights.”
[name]Agata[/name]: “I gotta”
[name]Agnes[/name]: I love the [name]Aggie[/name] nickname!
[name]Alice[/name]: I think it’s beautiful…
[name]Annabel[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Anouk[/name]: I want to love [name]Anouk[/name], but the “nouk” part reminds me of “nuc,” as " nuclear."
[name]Arabella[/name]: [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Artemis[/name]: Interesting…
[name]Audra[/name]: I like it, but love [name]Audrey[/name] more…
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I prefer -a, he prefers -ine: I love them both!
[name]Avalon[/name]: Pretty…
Avonlea: I think it’s pretty, but I think of the TV show…
[name]Beatrix[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!!! Woo-hoo!!!
[name]Blair[/name]: I like [name]Blythe[/name] more…
[name]Blythe[/name]: I love it!
[name]Bridget[/name]: Cute!
[name]Brynna[/name]: I like some of the others more…
[name]Carey[/name]: I think of [name]Jim[/name]. I love [name]Caroline[/name], though!
[name]Caroline[/name]: I love it, but it doesn’t sound like it’s the best name for you…
[name]Catriona[/name]: From what I understand, the O is silent, and it’s pronounced like [name]Katrina[/name]: https://nameberry.com/babyname/catriona
[name]Chanel[/name]: I agree with what [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] have written about expensive names sounding, well, not the classiest.
[name]Charlea[/name]: I’d spell it [name]Charlie[/name]…
[name]Claudia[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Clodagh[/name]: I love [name]Claudia[/name] more, because I see the word “Clod.”
[name]Corinne[/name]: I think it’s beautiful…
[name]Darcy[/name]: I think it’s a great unisex name…
Diem: I only think of carpe diem and per diem…
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - Dull-sin-AY-uh: I like some of your others more…
[name]Electra[/name]: Because I think of the [name]Electra[/name] Complex, I prefer [name]Elettra[/name], which seems less obvious to me…
[name]Elspeth[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]: I love it…
[name]Elsa[/name]: Pretty…
[name]Emmeline[/name]: [name]Love[/name]…
[name]Esme[/name]: [name]Love[/name]…
[name]Esther[/name]: It’s growing on me…
[name]Faye[/name]: I think it’s pretty…
[name]Frances[/name]: I love it!
[name]Harper[/name]: I love how it reminds me of [name]Harper[/name] [name]Lee[/name]…
[name]Harriet[/name]: I love the [name]Hattie[/name] nickname!
[name]Hazel[/name]: [name]Love[/name]…
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child.
[name]Hester[/name]: I like some of your others more…I prefer [name]Esther[/name] to [name]Hester[/name]…
[name]Hestia[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]: I think it’s great!
[name]Iris[/name]: [name]Love[/name]…
[name]Isadore[/name]: I love [name]Isadora[/name], but not [name]Isadore[/name] on a girl…
[name]Jemimah[/name]: I can’t really see it in the U.S…I like the [name]Jemima[/name] spelling…
[name]Jette[/name]: I can’t really see it on a girl…
[name]Jewel[/name]: I like some of the others more…
[name]Josephine[/name] *: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - Joo-lee-EN: I love [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Julianne[/name], but [name]Julienne[/name] reminds me of cutting vegetables [name]Julienne[/name] style…
[name]June[/name]: Cute!
[name]Juniper[/name]: Cute!
[name]Katherine[/name]: I love it!
[name]Keira[/name]
Keladry
[name]Kimber[/name]
[name]Kinsey[/name]
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur: I prefer [name]Lark[/name] to Larkspur, because “spur” sounds masculine to me…
[name]Leighton[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name]: [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Liv[/name]: I think it’s really pretty…
Lightfoot: I can’t imagine a little girl wanting to have the word “foot” in her name…
[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NN [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Lorraine[/name]: I think it’s great!
[name]Luella[/name]: I love it!
[name]Lyndon[/name]: With this spelling, I only think of [name]Lyndon[/name] [name]Johnson[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Linden[/name]?
[name]Lynette[/name]: It sounds dated to me, but at the same time, I like it! [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Linnea[/name]?
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - honors my mom
[name]Mabel[/name]: [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Maia[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] *: Pretty!
Maybelline: Maybe it’s Maybelline! I think it’s pretty, but I think of it as I do L’[name]Oreal[/name] or Cover Girl.
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name]
[name]Olympia[/name]: I love it!
[name]Opal[/name]: Cute!
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. OTTA-lee.: I think it’s really pretty, but at the same time, I think it sounds pretty close the word “oddly.”
[name]Pearl[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Philippa[/name] *: I love it!
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Pippa[/name]: I love it as a nickname for [name]Philippa[/name]!
[name]Rachael[/name]
[name]Raina[/name]
[name]Raven[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!!! I love [name]Rose[/name] names! You may also like [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I love this name, always have, he hates it
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Sage[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]: [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Shea[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. Could we avoid NN [name]Sher[/name]/[name]Cher[/name]?
[name]Sonya[/name]
[name]Sosie[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!!! I love the nickname “[name]Annie[/name].”
Swift - mn only.
[name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] *: I love it!
[name]Temperance[/name] *: I think of the [name]Temperance[/name] Movement. I also see the word “temper.”
[name]Trista[/name]
[name]True[/name] - I love this.
[name]Ursa[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Viola[/name]: I love it!
[name]Windsor[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]: I think it’s great!
[name]Winter[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Lyndsay[/name] is my name, I’m surprised to see it considered at all, let alone spelled this way. I don’t recommend it, I’ve hated it my whole life!

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Grey[/name],
I’d just like to 100% clarify for anyone interested that [name]Clodagh[/name] is definitely pronounced [name]CLO[/name]-da the emphasis being on the clo just like chloe and finishing with a soft da as in brenda. I love this name and as Irish names go it is really unique sounding.I would’t worry about pronounciation issues since it is a fairly straigh-forward two syllable name.It is a river in both Tipperary and wexford in [name]Ireland[/name](the Clody ).I think it’s a really warm and pretty
feminine name.[name]Roisin[/name] [name]Murphy[/name] the pop artist and a very stylish socialite living in uk recently chose this name for baby.Best of luck.

Wow! :o) Thanks everybody for all your comments (and for clarifying [name]Catriona[/name] for me… I never knew I was pronouncing it wrong!)! I know it was a super long list and a lot of the things you said I agree with or at least they confirmed my suspicions of how that name would be taken.

I [name]LOVE[/name] looking at other people’s lists! I’m happy when I see one as diverse as yours because my style is pretty varied too! I’ll comment on some and delete the ones I just hate (you said be honest).

[name]Ada[/name]- HAS to be spelled this way…the h is unneccessary and clutters a beautiful name!

Aderyn - I would [name]LOVE[/name] it if it was [name]Adelyn[/name] (add-uh-lyn)

[name]Agnes[/name]- ok, I said I would delete it if I hated it, but I just had to say No, No, No to this one…sounds snively and old at the same time!

[name]Alice[/name]- on my list too :slight_smile: It’s my gran’s name, and I love it

[name]Arabella[/name]- [name]LOVE[/name] as an alt to the too popular [name]Isabella[/name]!

[name]Artemis[/name]- on my list (see the post titled “sib-set”) I [name]LOVE[/name] any and all Greek names- my children will all have at least one of their names from Greek mythology.

[name]Avalon[/name]- on my list for both the referance to [name]King[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] and for the [name]Ava[/name] nn!

Avonlea - I like it, but it would be a prettier signature sp Avonly

[name]Blair[/name]- as a mn, yes…but some people might be reminded of the [name]Blair[/name] Witch Project

[name]Caroline[/name] * - problem: my stepmom is [name]Carolyn[/name] and we don’t get along all that well. (beautiful name, but I wouldn’t use any name that had such a negative connotation!)

[name]Darcy[/name] - Huge fan of this one! [name]Darcy[/name] [name]Adelyn[/name] or [name]Darcy[/name] [name]Avalon[/name] is pretty to me :slight_smile:

[name]Elodie[/name]- YES! It sounds very musical.

[name]Esme[/name]- It’s going to become [name]WAY[/name] popular b/c of Twilight, but I love it anyway.

[name]Etta[/name]- For [name]Etta[/name] [name]James[/name]? Awesome!

[name]Harper[/name]- [name]Harper[/name] [name]Lee[/name]? Awesome as well!

[name]Harriet[/name]- [name]Harriett[/name] Tubman? Another fine namesake…

[name]Hazel[/name]- Not unless her eyes are this color.

[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child. (He sounds like my DH when I suggested a “[name]Hero[/name]” :frowning: but, I like it and [name]Hera[/name]- which is on my list too)

[name]Hestia[/name]- I like the meaning- goddess of home and hearth- but, I would only use it as a mn b/c its a little clunky.

[name]Kimber[/name]- this is different, but I like the sound of it…in my opinion, different is good!

[name]Kinsey[/name]- I had this on my original list and everyone bashed me b/c it “seemed invented”…who cares? It sounds cool!

Lightfoot - I could see this as an offbeat, cool mn!

[name]Lyndon[/name] - comb. of my moms name ([name]Lynn[/name]) and grandpas name ([name]Donald[/name])…I like the meaning it holds for you, but I automaticcaly thought of President [name]Lyndon[/name] B. [name]Johnson[/name]…not a problem for me, but something you might want to think about.

[name]Pearl[/name]- love it for a mn…it is on my list, and was my [name]Nanny[/name]'s mn

[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]- what about [name]Roslyn[/name]? It gives him a [name]Rose[/name] and honors your mom!

[name]Rowan[/name]- [name]Love[/name] it, but prefer it on a boy.

[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I don’t like these, but [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Roxy[/name]!

[name]Scarlett[/name]- “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”

[name]Sheridan[/name] - On my list…but I hadn’t thought about people shortening it, and I wouldn’t want a “[name]Sher[/name]” either!

[name]Susannah[/name]- [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Lynn[/name] would be beautiful…what about [name]Savannah[/name]?

Swift - [name]LOVE[/name] for a mn!
[name]Trista[/name]- my newest “favorite” name!

[name]True[/name] - I love this. (ME TOO!!!)

[name]Ursa[/name]- I like the celestial reference, but it reminds me too much of [name]Ursula[/name] in The [name]Little[/name] Mermaid :confused:

Hmm, I noticed not a lot of starred names this time, so looks like convincing Daddy could be a problem even if you do “decide” on one of these, but here goes . . .

[name]Ada[/name] or [name]Adah[/name] - DEFINITELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY [name]Ada[/name] (just to be entirely clear, NOT [name]Adah[/name]). Ok, now that that’s out of the way I really like [name]Ada[/name] (of course, I also see the charm in [name]Ida[/name]), but I could also see the reservation here - it is a bit clunky.
Aderyn - uh-DEER-in without your phonetics I would have started at this name for a long time trying to figure out how I was going to pronounce it; I would NOT have settled on uh-DEER-in and I would not have liked the sound of what I said AT ALL, nor do I like the sound of uh-DEER-in much better. Let this one go, and don’t look back. (Perhaps you would like [name]Adrienne[/name]?)
[name]Agata[/name] - is this supposed to be [name]Agatha[/name]? Either way, no need to discuss - it’s ugly!
[name]Agnes[/name] - It even uglier! I know vintage names are charming, but this one wasn’t charming even in its day . . .
[name]Alice[/name] - lots of people love this one, and it is sweet with the great [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland reference. Personally, I don’t like the sound of it or the way it looks on paper (I see the words “a lice” but if you love it, you should keep it on the list).
[name]Annabel[/name] - This is pretty, very frilly, but pretty. I prefer just [name]Anna[/name].
[name]Anouk[/name] - I like this, but if you’re not French, it seems a bit odd.
[name]Arabella[/name] - I [name]DO[/name] NOT like this (wasn’t she one of [name]Cinderella[/name]'s step sisters?)
[name]Artemis[/name] -Too harsh for a girl’s name.
[name]Audra[/name] - Cute, but it’s like the awkward, acne-faced, braces-wearing little sister of the beautiful and elegant [name]Audrey[/name]. Use [name]Audrey[/name] instead! (Really!)
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - I prefer -a, he prefers -ine - I’m with you in the a over ine debate here. I do like this, quite a bit actually, but I would save [name]August[/name] or [name]Augustin[/name] for a boy instead.
[name]Avalon[/name] - Oh dear!
Avonlea - [name]Ah[/name]-von-[name]LEE[/name] with a short a sound like [name]Cat[/name]. - There’s so many bad things going on here. From [name]Avon[/name] the brand to the oddly spelled lea . . . this is a no go.
[name]Beatrix[/name] - Oh, that’s special!
[name]Blair[/name] - I do like this, but it’s unisex and just not the prettiest name for a girl (maybe in the middle?). Though I could see it’s appeal in a combo like [name]Blair[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] - sounds crisp and fresh . . .maybe keep this for now.
[name]Blythe[/name] - I love, he hates. Oh, I’m so sorry; I [name]LOVE[/name] it too! But if he hates it, you know what you have to do.
[name]Bridget[/name] - Not bad, but not my personal style. Sounds too cutesty.
[name]Brynna[/name] - No, no, this is not the direction you need to be heading.
[name]Carey[/name] - Sounds like a boy’s name, and not a nice one. Could be a good nn though for the beautiful [name]Caroline[/name].
[name]Caroline[/name] * - problem: my stepmom is [name]Carolyn[/name] and we don’t get along all that well. Aha, well, there you have it; so much for my suggestion above. As a rule, don’t use a name this close to the name of someone else who’s that close a family member unless you mean to honor them (clearly, you don’t).
[name]Catriona[/name] - [name]Cat[/name]-ree-OH-nuh - Not my favorite, especially with that odd pronunciation.
[name]Chanel[/name] - classy as a brand; the opposite as a name.
[name]Charlea[/name] - pron. like [name]Charlie[/name] - Oh no; you don’t want to do this. Name her [name]Charlotte[/name]. Call her [name]Charlie[/name]. Spell it correctly.
[name]Claudia[/name] - Oh, I do love [name]Claudia[/name]! What a wonderful surprise seeing her here! I think this is my favorite so far :slight_smile:
[name]Clodagh[/name] - [name]CLAUDE[/name]-uh - Doesn’t hold a candle to [name]Claudia[/name]!
[name]Corinne[/name] - Very elegant! I love this one! I also love [name]Corrina[/name]!
[name]Darcy[/name] - after my mom, long story. Is it long enough that I forget this is an ugly name for a girl by the time you’re done? Probably not.
Diem - I’m really not sure where you’re going with this, and I don’t think I want to know . . .
[name]Dulcinea[/name] - Dull-sin-AY-uh Now, this is very charming. It’s probably too much for most little girls (or grown women) to handle, but I do like it. Another name this reminds me of is [name]Lucinda[/name], but I think that is much more manageable (and it has the [name]Lucy[/name] nn, which is wonderful). Perhaps you would consider that?
[name]Electra[/name] - As in [name]Carmen[/name] [name]Electra[/name]? This is just odd!
[name]Elspeth[/name] - Another charmer. But, I would still with the classic [name]Elizabeth[/name].
[name]Elodie[/name] - Sounds too much like [name]Melody[/name], which sounds to much like [name]Melanie[/name], which makes me wonder if it’s 1975? Maybe you would like [name]Eloise[/name]?
[name]Elsa[/name] - I like this, but I think it could be a hard name to wear. I much prefer [name]Elise[/name]!
[name]Emmeline[/name] - This is pretty, but [name]Emma[/name] and [name]Emily[/name] are so overused that unless this is your one great love, I would quietly slip this off the list.
[name]Esme[/name] - I can see the appeal, but I think it sounds pretentious.
[name]Esther[/name] * - we both say maybe - I can see where the “maybe” comes from. [name]How[/name] about [name]Estelle[/name]? That lightens it up a bit.
[name]Etta[/name] - Oh, I do love [name]Etta[/name]! (It’s like [name]Ada[/name] without the clunkiness). Stands alone, but could also be a nn for a name that ends with Ette (like [name]Odette[/name]).
[name]Faye[/name] - maybe as a middle?
[name]Frances[/name] - Absolutely nothing wrong with this, but it’s a little flat.
[name]Harper[/name] - Too trendy; too unisex. [name]Just[/name] not a pretty name.
[name]Harriet[/name] - This is very spunky and very nice. It’s the kind of name I would probably keep on the list til the end, but never choose (though I might mourn the loss of nn [name]Hattie[/name]). You just can’t get away from [name]Harry[/name], and it sounds a lot like hairy.
[name]Hazel[/name] - sounds like a witch’s name.
[name]Hero[/name]/[name]Hera[/name] - I love [name]Hero[/name], he thinks it would be a “burden” for a child. He’s right.
[name]Hester[/name] - Now, there’s a burden! [name]How[/name] about [name]Heloise[/name]?
[name]Hestia[/name] - Not sure if I actually like this, or if it’s just that since it came right after [name]Hester[/name], it’s suddenly not SO bad . . .
[name]Imogen[/name] - Maybe in the middle. I like the fact that it’s something a little different, but it doesn’t really have a nice sound.
[name]Iris[/name] - Oh, how sweet!
[name]Isadore[/name] - I like this a lot! I REALLY like [name]Isadora[/name]!
[name]Jemimah[/name] - there are LOTS of other posts about this; let this one go . . .
[name]Jette[/name] - pron. [name]Jet[/name] - for a girl? I can’t imagine where this came from? It’s awful!
[name]Jewel[/name] - [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Opal[/name] - all nice names. [name]Jewel[/name] - sounds ridiculous.
[name]Josephine[/name] * I know people love this one, and it is a good classic name, but all I hear is [name]Joseph[/name]. Tacking that ine on the end just doesn’t make this one feminine for me.
[name]Julia[/name]/[name]Julienne[/name] - Joo-lee-EN - [name]Julia[/name] is absolutely wonderful! All thos extra letters are completely unneccessary!
[name]June[/name] - I think this makes a wonderful middle name!
[name]Juniper[/name] - Very cute, but cute isn’t enough to make it for the long haul.
[name]Katherine[/name] - he loves and it is a family name for me but its also the name of his old flame. I think you’ve got to write this one off; old flames don’t make good namesakes.
[name]Keira[/name] - I like [name]Keira[/name].
Keladry - Did you make this up? [name]Don[/name]'t make names up anymore!
[name]Kimber[/name] - It’s like you lost the ly - maybe you dropped while you were in the time machine from the seventies?
[name]Kinsey[/name] - there is no substance here.
[name]Lark[/name]/Larkspur - this is just awful! The sounds are so harsh!
[name]Leighton[/name] - [name]Just[/name] not pretty.
[name]Leonie[/name]/[name]Leona[/name] - There’s a softness here that’s pretty. I would prefer [name]Lenora[/name], though; it has more depth.
[name]Liv[/name] - As a nn, sure.
Lightfoot - I fell in love with this after reading Cold Sassy Tree - this is just not a name you should be considering.
[name]Lorelei[/name] - NN [name]Lola[/name] - this is great!
[name]Lorraine[/name] - I like this one a lot!
[name]Luella[/name] - too cutesy? It is cutesy, but it could work. If you’re worried about it being cutesy, though, I don’t think this is for you.
[name]Lyndon[/name] - comb. of my moms name ([name]Lynn[/name]) and grandpas name ([name]Donald[/name]) - Find another way to honor these people; don’t sacrifice your child for the cause.
[name]Lynette[/name] - honors my mom - I don’t like this at all; it’s dated.
[name]Lyndsay[/name]/Lynley - honors my mom - Maybe in the middle. Spelled [name]Lindsay[/name].
[name]Mabel[/name] - Too much for a child.
[name]Maia[/name] - Pretty, but I prefer [name]Mia[/name], and I would prefer that as a nn for [name]Miriam[/name].
[name]Marguerite[/name] * - No need to go French here; [name]Margaret[/name] is lovely as it is!
Maybelline - well, since she’s not born with it, no need to give her this name.
[name]Molly[/name] - very cute, probably too much so.
[name]Odessa[/name] - I like this a lot.
[name]Olympia[/name] - This is too out there.
[name]Opal[/name] - I like this one!
[name]Ottilie[/name] - Pron. OTTA-lee. Oh, I like this one too! We’re on a roll . . .
[name]Pearl[/name] - This is great too! (Especially in the middle!)
[name]Philippa[/name] * Oh, this is darling! We really are on a roll . . .
[name]Piper[/name] - Oh, and we’ve just stopped! Ten pipers piping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking . . .
[name]Pippa[/name] - (use it as a nn for [name]Philippa[/name]; no need for it to venture out into the world alone).
[name]Rachael[/name] - This is nice, but you have better options.
[name]Raina[/name] - I don’t know what to do with this; leave it alone.
[name]Raven[/name] - [name]Raven[/name] [name]Simone[/name] was such an adorable little girl; yours will be too, but she doesn’t need to share the name.
[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosalind[/name]/[name]Rose[/name] * - he’s always seen himself with a [name]Rose[/name] but dislikes my suggestion of [name]Rosalie[/name]. I love [name]Rosalind[/name]!
[name]Rowan[/name] - This is too masculine sounding for a girl.
[name]Roxanna[/name]/[name]Roxanne[/name] - I love this name, always have, he hates it - if he hates it, leave it alone (this is a strong name, not one a person is likely to change their mind about).
[name]Rue[/name] - This is ridiculous.
[name]Sage[/name] - This is even more ridiculous.
[name]Scarlett[/name] - Sounds trampy to me.
[name]Serena[/name] - I would have a hard time taking someone name [name]Serena[/name] seriously.
[name]Shea[/name] - like the Stadium? This is a terrible name!
[name]Sheridan[/name] - NN [name]Dani[/name]. Could we avoid NN [name]Sher[/name]/[name]Cher[/name]? Yes, but if you use this, you can’t avoid [name]Sheridan[/name]! That’s the real problem!
[name]Sonya[/name] - I do like this!
[name]Sosie[/name] - [name]How[/name] about [name]Susannah[/name], and Sosia could be a nn?
[name]Susannah[/name] * - he loves, I’m only okay with, but it sounds beautiful with LN. Think about the nn [name]Sosie[/name], and definitely keep this one under consideration!
Swift - mn only. Is there a significance here?
[name]Sylvie[/name] - Oh, this is wonderful! As is [name]Sylvia[/name]!
[name]Tabitha[/name] * Too witchy for me!
[name]Temperance[/name] * - nn Tempe, like the city in AZ. I like this, but I prefer [name]Prudence[/name]!
[name]Trista[/name] - Too flimsy!
[name]True[/name] - I love this. Let it go!
[name]Ursa[/name] - I wouls use the full [name]Ursula[/name], but actually I wouldn’t use it at all . . .
[name]Vanessa[/name] - [name]How[/name] sweet! You can’t go wrong with [name]Vanessa[/name]!
[name]Viola[/name] - Vie-OH-lah Another wonderful name!
[name]Windsor[/name] - would make a great name . . . for a bed and breakfast.
[name]Winifred[/name] - I do like this, but it’s not really fair to the child.
[name]Winter[/name] - Maybe in the middle.