Short, spunky names!

My boyfriend and I both like short, strong, spunky names. He prefers a more modern, youthful sound, and I like a slightly vintage, quirky feel. Can you suggest names that would strike a compromise?

His picks (which I’m okay with, but find a bit trendy/little-girl-ish)


My picks that have been vetoed, to give you an idea of my style:

Thanks for any ideas!

I like a lot of the names on both of your lists. My signature has several short and spunky names as well. You might also like:

[name]Hope[/name] you like some of those :slight_smile:

[name]Rory[/name], [name]Rudy[/name], [name]May[/name], [name]Sally[/name], [name]Lana[/name], [name]Nina[/name], [name]Joan[/name], [name]June[/name], [name]Jeanne[/name], [name]Etta[/name]

I immediately thought of [name]Phoebe[/name] (:

Or maybe [name]Willa[/name]… and I really like [name]Maia[/name] as an alternate spelling to [name]Maya[/name]. [name]Hope[/name] this helps!

[name]Eve[/name], [name]Greta[/name], [name]Stella[/name]


I covered a lot of ground, from [name]Jean[/name] to [name]Isis[/name] is quite a jump of normal/quirk and [name]Ella[/name] and [name]Rain[/name] are slightly trendy and [name]Vita[/name] and [name]Iola[/name] are antiquities. But they’re all short and interesting.

I agree with PP suggestion…[name]Stella[/name]. Based on your lists, [name]Stella[/name] really hits me as a great balance of classic vintage w/ young and spunky. [name]Do[/name] you guys like [name]Stella[/name]?

A lot of great suggestions on here! I second [name]Pheobe[/name], [name]Ella[/name]/[name]Etta[/name]/[name]Stella[/name], and [name]Wren[/name]. I know a girl name [name]Rudi[/name], and I’ve never seen [name]Rudy[/name] on a girl besides that, but it fits her well. I like [name]Rae[/name], but as a middle name. I liked [name]Ruby[/name], it doesn’t seem too little girlish for me. To the lists, might I add:
[name]Kylie[/name] or [name]Riley[/name]. [name]Kylie[/name] means boomerang - sounds pretty spunky to me! And [name]Riley[/name] means courageous! :slight_smile:
[name]Romina[/name] is long but I love the nn [name]Romey[/name] because of two of the spunkiest girls that I know!
Best of luck!

[name]How[/name] about…

  • [name]Mila[/name]
  • [name]Nina[/name]
  • [name]Ivy[/name]
  • [name]Lucy[/name]
  • [name]Violet[/name]
  • [name]Sadie[/name]
  • [name]Mira[/name]
  • [name]Mina[/name]
  • [name]June[/name]
  • [name]Clara[/name]
  • [name]Isla[/name]
  • [name]April[/name]
  • [name]Lana[/name]
  • [name]Mabel[/name]
  • [name]Maeve[/name]
  • [name]Tess[/name]
  • [name]Flora[/name]

My first thought was [name]Jade[/name].
I mean, he likes [name]Ruby[/name], so I suggest another jewel name. and you like [name]Jane[/name], [name]Jade[/name] is close to [name]Jane[/name]. haha…


My personal favourites are [name]Ania[/name], [name]Clio[/name], [name]Avril[/name], [name]Eden[/name], [name]Fern[/name], [name]Giada[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Elka[/name], [name]Isis[/name], [name]Carys[/name], [name]Eva[/name], Runa, [name]Ziva[/name], [name]Blithe[/name], [name]Noa[/name], [name]Asha[/name], Eirys … A little quirkier than the names you originally listed, but something might inspire you. :slight_smile:

My favorites:

Wow, wonderful suggestions! I love so many of them. I’ll run them by my other half and see how it goes. Any additional ideas, thoughts, etc are welcome!

Good luck!

I like [name]Remi[/name], [name]Leonie[/name], [name]Olive[/name], [name]Arden[/name], [name]Greer[/name], [name]Jolie[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Mara[/name], [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Wren[/name], [name]Vita[/name], [name]Veda[/name], [name]Isis[/name], [name]Cerys[/name], and [name]Circe[/name].

Agee with [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Wren[/name], [name]Eva[/name], [name]Isla[/name].

I’ll add:

I also wanted to say I think [name]Sasha[/name] is timeless and ages well.

[name]Eve[/name]/[name]Evie[/name], [name]Jada[/name]/[name]Jade[/name], [name]Mila[/name], [name]Mira[/name], [name]Ava[/name], [name]Lila[/name], [name]Macy[/name], [name]Taya[/name]
from your lists I like [name]Maya[/name] & [name]Rose[/name]

I love so many of the names suggested! He liked [name]Tess[/name] and [name]Lucy[/name]. He still loves [name]Ruby[/name], and it’s growing on me. What do you guys think of a (future) sibset of [name]Ruby[/name] and [name]Tess[/name]? Any more short names you love?

I like [name]Maya[/name], [name]Nora[/name] & [name]Gwen[/name].

I like a lot of the names on your list. The only one I like from you bf’s is [name]Ruby[/name].
Here are some you both might like: