Take a look at my list?

Hello Nameberries!

I’m fairly new on here but I already love this site and have been having so much fun exploring and posting on people topics. So, I was wondering if any of you would like to comment on mine.

I have so, so , SO many favourite names but my style can be fairly ‘out there’ and there are only a few of my favourites I would consider using for an actual child. This list is my top 10 (11 for boys) names for each gender that are real possibilities for future children. Please, please give me your opinions and be honest! I don’t mind if you hate them but I’d love to hear what you think.

[name]William[/name] (or most variation of)



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[name]Leander[/name] - I haven’t heard this a lot, which makes it even better. Great, handsome, original name!

[name]Nicholas[/name] - I’ve never really loved this because I know SOO many [name]Nick[/name]'s. [name]Cole[/name] as a nickname would be cool.

[name]Dexter[/name] - I looove this! [name]Dex[/name] is so cool!

[name]Leon[/name] - I can see the appeal. I prefer [name]Leonard[/name] as a fn

[name]Oliver[/name] - Great, classic, sweet, but very common.

[name]William[/name] - I love this. No other way to put it, the perfect name. Very common where I’m from though :frowning:

[name]Jasper[/name] - [name]Ive[/name] heard a lot of this lately. I think its cool. Could become too trendy? At this point though, I think its great!

[name]Thomas[/name] - A bit plain. [name]Tommy[/name] is a cute nn when he is little.

[name]Harvey[/name] - For some reason I hate this. The fast food restaurant maybe? or the fact that it reminds me of a snobby frat boy…?

[name]Frederic[/name] - Alright. I’m basically neutral on this name.

[name]Peter[/name] - Again, Im neutral on this.

[name]Alice[/name] - My sister’s name so I love it.

[name]Juliette[/name] - I’ve never been a fan. I like [name]Julia[/name] better.

[name]Phoebe[/name] - I love this. It might be a bit popular? Not sure. And I wonder how it fits in with the other girl names…

[name]Vera[/name] - Pretty, simple. I like it.

[name]Patience[/name] - I don’t like this. A bit tacky…

[name]Seraphine[/name] - Pretty. It has my name [name]Sarah[/name] in it, so I like it :slight_smile:

[name]Amelie[/name] - Too close to [name]Emily[/name] for me. I have 6 [name]Emily[/name] friends.

[name]Catherine[/name] - Gorgeous! Classic! Great!

[name]Virginia[/name] - [name]Ive[/name] always loved this name! [name]Vera[/name] for nn maybe?

[name]Sylvia[/name] - Gorgeous vintage name! [name]Lovely[/name]! :slight_smile:

I would love to see [name]Dexter[/name] & [name]Phoebe[/name] as a sib set. That would be cute, original and interesting!
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]William[/name] & [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]

I hope I helped !

[name]Leander[/name]: I actually really like [name]Leander[/name]. I think it has a classic but still modern feel to it.

[name]Nicholas[/name]: I have a friend named [name]Nicholas[/name], who goes by [name]Nick[/name], and he is one of the funniest kids I know, so I think this name is great.

[name]Dexter[/name]: I love the name [name]Dexter[/name]! I love it, it’s wonderful.

[name]Leon[/name]: Not crazy about [name]Leon[/name]… I just don’t like the sound of it.

[name]Oliver[/name]: I like [name]Oliver[/name]. I think it’s cute, and it’s definitely classic but modern.

[name]William[/name]: Classic, but a little boring to me. I like the nickname [name]Liam[/name], though.

[name]Jasper[/name]: I adore the name [name]Jasper[/name]! I love it, love it so much.

[name]Thomas[/name]: While I like [name]Thomas[/name], I don’t like it nearly as much as your other names. It’s still a nice, classic name.

[name]Harvey[/name]: I love the name [name]Harvey[/name]! I think it’s so cute and fun. [name]Love[/name] it.

[name]Frederic[/name]: I like [name]Frederic[/name], but not nearly as much as the other names.

[name]Peter[/name]: Not crazy about [name]Peter[/name].

[name]Alice[/name]: [name]Alice[/name] is beautiful and classic. I love this.

[name]Juliette[/name]: I think this is pretty, but [name]Juliette[/name] always feels like a little too much for me.

[name]Phoebe[/name]: So cute and quirky, but I prefer it on a Corgi than on a person. Lol

[name]Vera[/name]: Very pretty, but it’s not my style. But I can see the appeal of it.

[name]Patience[/name]: I’m not crazy about virtue names, but I do like the sound of [name]Patience[/name]. It’s really pretty.

[name]Seraphine[/name]: This was the name of my mom’s uncle, so I can’t see it on a girl. [name]Seraphina[/name] feels more feminine to me.

[name]Amelie[/name]: I love [name]Amelie[/name], despite a bad experience with a little girl named [name]Amelie[/name]. But I think it’s beautiful.

[name]Catherine[/name]: So simple and classic, yet it’s still beautiful. [name]Love[/name] [name]Catherine[/name].

[name]Virginia[/name]: Not crazy about [name]Virginia[/name], but I do like the nickname [name]Ginny[/name].

[name]Sylvia[/name]: I don’t really like [name]Sylvia[/name].

My favorites are: [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Harvey[/name], [name]Jasper[/name], [name]Amelie[/name], [name]Catherine[/name], and [name]Alice[/name].

I love your list! I’m the same-- there are tons of names I love but that a future child probably wouldn’t appreciate having. :wink:

[name]Leander[/name]: I love [name]Leander[/name]! I’m not sure how usable it is right now, though.

[name]Nicholas[/name]: It’s a perfectly fine name, but I’ve never really gotten excited by it.

[name]Dexter[/name]: I have a bad association with a [name]Dexter[/name]…

[name]Leon[/name]: I much prefer [name]Leo[/name], but it’s a fine name.

[name]Oliver[/name]: I love [name]Oliver[/name], but it’s sort of trendy.

[name]William[/name]: [name]William[/name] is one of my favorites!

[name]Jasper[/name]: I love [name]Jasper[/name], but recently it’s started lose its appeal for me. What about [name]Caspar[/name]?

[name]Thomas[/name]: See [name]Nicholas[/name]

[name]Harvey[/name]: This is the only name on your list that I don’t really like…

[name]Frederic[/name]: I really like [name]Frederic[/name], and this spelling

[name]Peter[/name]: I love [name]Peter[/name]!

[name]Alice[/name]: [name]Alice[/name] is lovely! One of my favorites, I think…

[name]Juliette[/name]: I love [name]Juliet[/name]-- I can’t decide which spelling I prefer.

[name]Phoebe[/name]: [name]Phoebe[/name] is great!

[name]Vera[/name]: For some reason, it seems more of a nickname than a full name, but I don’t like any of the full names it would be a nickname for.

[name]Patience[/name]: I’ve always disliked [name]Patience[/name]. It seems more like an order than a name.

[name]Seraphine[/name]: I love [name]Seraphine[/name]-- I prefer it to [name]Seraphina[/name]; not as frilly.

[name]Amelie[/name]: I love [name]Amelie[/name], too…

[name]Catherine[/name]: This is my favorite spelling. Very nice name, though a little boring for me.

[name]Virginia[/name]: I’ve never liked it.

[name]Sylvia[/name]: I love [name]Sylvia[/name]!

My favorites are [name]Leander[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Juliette[/name], and [name]Sylvia[/name]!

Thank you for replying bondsarah80, rachelmarie and irisrose!

  • bondsarah80 that’s a great idea of [name]Virginia[/name] nn [name]Vera[/name], do you think that would actually work? I love it when the full names have nick names you love just as much. [name]Dexter[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] would make a cool sib-set huh?

Any other replies are still welcome!

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Nice list! Here are my thoughts:

[name]Leander[/name] - I like [name]Leander[/name], but I don’t like [name]Lee[/name] as a nn. Not sure if that’s avoidable or not. I’d probably use as a middle.

[name]Nicholas[/name] - [name]Just[/name] too popular for me.

[name]Dexter[/name] - Quirky and cool. Like this a lot!

[name]Leon[/name] - Not a fan, but I can’t put my finger on why.

[name]Oliver[/name] - I like this too although it feels a touch effeminate.

[name]William[/name] - I love this because it has great nn’s but I actually prefer [name]Liam[/name] or [name]Will[/name] on their own.

[name]Jasper[/name] - I love, love, love [name]Jasper[/name] and would consider using it myself but I hate [name]Jazz[/name] as a nn, which is a problem :frowning:

[name]Thomas[/name] - I would only use this as a mn. I know it’s a classic but this still feels a bit dated to me and I don’t care for [name]Tom[/name].

[name]Harvey[/name] - there was a hugely overweight kid in my grade school class named [name]Harvey[/name], who liked to eat paste. Enough said.

[name]Frederic[/name] - not a fan of this one. Feels too ethnic with just the c ending and I don’t like [name]Fred[/name] or [name]Freddie[/name] as nn’s.

[name]Peter[/name] - just OK for me.

[name]Alice[/name] - nice but for me it only works on a blonde.

[name]Juliette[/name] - OK

[name]Phoebe[/name] - one of my favorites but I worry that it feels a little ditzy.

[name]Vera[/name] - my least favorite.

[name]Patience[/name] - I’m not a big fan of most virtue names, plus there are no good nn’s. Might work as a middle.

[name]Seraphine[/name] - Very pretty, but don’t love [name]Sera[/name] as a nn.

[name]Amelie[/name] - beautiful but it sounds too close to [name]Emily[/name]. I’m afraid she would always be correcting the spelling.

[name]Catherine[/name] - classic but a bit dull.

[name]Virginia[/name] - [name]Ginny[/name] is nice, although I worry about naming a girl something that contains the word “virgin”.

[name]Sylvia[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name]. One of my favorites on your list (although I think I like [name]Sylvie[/name] even better).

[name]Hope[/name] this is helpful!

It was helpful, thanks for replying! It’s always nice to see what others think.

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