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[name]Hi[/name], these are some of my favourite girls names against a name that has either the same or a similar meaning. Please tell me why you chose it. Thank you :slight_smile:

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name]
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name]
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name]

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name]
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - I wouldn’t name my daughter after a plane
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name]
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name] - [name]Gladys[/name] was my grandmother’s name, I can’t picture a baby [name]Gladys[/name] at all.

[name]Imena[/name]
[name]Alana[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Cara[/name]
[name]Claire[/name]
[name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name]
[name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name]

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name]-[name]Imena[/name]. [name]Ashlyn[/name] is too common
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name]-[name]Concordia[/name] becuz ^
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name]-[name]Candace[/name]. More classic.
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]-[name]Ruth[/name]. More classic
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name]-[name]Claire[/name]. I’m American, and everyone would pronounce [name]Niamh[/name] wrong.
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]-[name]Deborah[/name]. More classic.
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]-[name]Evangeline[/name]. More classic
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name]-[name]Fallon[/name], though i dont like this name. [name]Raidah[/name] sounds like Raider
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name]-[name]Honor[/name], though i am not fond of this name. Lesser of two evils
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name]-[name]Kalinda[/name]. Idk.
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín-[name]Rosa[/name]. Not one for accents on letters.
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]-[name]Cassandra[/name]. Prettier.
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]-tough one. [name]Roxanna[/name] sounds stronger to me though.
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]-[name]Willa[/name]. More classic and not as…dark seeming, i guess? Idk.
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name]-[name]ADELAIDE[/name].
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name]-[name]Claudia[/name]. [name]Gladys[/name] would be cruel and unusual.

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] - [name]Ashlyn[/name] seems a bit tired.
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - [name]Alana[/name] is a great name. [name]Concordia[/name] makes me think of aeroplanes
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name] -I think [name]Bianca[/name] is a lovely underused name. [name]Candace[/name] makes me think of candida i.e. thrush!
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name] - I really like both of these names, but a very dear cousin of mine is called [name]Ruth[/name], so the positive associations just tip the balance.
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name] - Again I like both, but [name]Niamh[/name] just sounds prettier to me
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name] - I kno people think it’s dated, but I would love to meet a baby [name]Debs[/name]!
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name] - Ambivalent to [name]Nashira[/name], but dislike [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name] - Dislkie both, but [name]Fallon[/name] is marginally better
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name] - I’m not that keen on virtue names
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name] - Reminds me of a character in [name]Star[/name] Trek who was a complete badass!
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín - Very pretty, slightly unusual name
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name] - [name]Sybil[/name] will always be [name]Basil[/name] Fawlty’s wife to me!
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name] - Not that keen on either, but [name]Stella[/name] is the better of the two
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name] - [name]Willa[/name] is short and snappy, whereas [name]Wilhelmina[/name] is too frilly for my tastes & makes me think that the parents secretly wanted a boy to call [name]William[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name] - This is actually one of the rare times that I prefer the ‘y’ spelling ([name]Alyssa[/name])
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name] - [name]Gladys[/name] is growing on me, but still a bit too old ladyish (albeit a young-at-heart one). [name]Claudia[/name] goes well at any age

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] - Neither is my style but I would choose [name]Imena[/name] for its uniqueness as opposed to the trendy [name]Ashlyn[/name].
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - [name]Alana[/name] for its simplicity. I like the meaning of [name]Concordia[/name] but it’s a really heavy name to carry.
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name] - [name]Bianca[/name] for its Italian vibe. [name]Candace[/name] seems “dated”.
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name] - [name]Ruth[/name] for its Biblical history. I just want to say “mia” after [name]Cara[/name].
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name] - I love both names but [name]Niamh[/name] is less popular.
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name] - I don’t either names but I chose [name]Deborah[/name] for its Biblical connection. [name]Both[/name] are “dated”.
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name] - [name]Evangeline[/name] is a gorgeous name with a literary association.
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name] - Neither name is my style but [name]Raidah[/name] is ok.
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name] - Neither is a fave of mine but [name]Honor[/name] is slightly preferable.
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name] - [name]Kira[/name] is pretty. I’m not a fan of “linda” endings.
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín - This should be spelled [name]Roisin[/name] which means “rose” in Gaelic.
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name] - I love the vintage charm of [name]Sybil[/name]. [name]Cassandra[/name] is an old name but it sounds “dated”.
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name] - I love both names but [name]Roxanna[/name] has a more exotic vibe.
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name] - [name]Willa[/name] for its literary chic. [name]Wilhelmina[/name] is too clunky.
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name] - [name]Adelaide[/name] for its royal connection ([name]Queen[/name] of [name]England[/name]). [name]Alissa[/name] is lispy.
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name] - [name]Claudia[/name] isn’t a fave of mine but it’s certainly better than the “ugly sister” name of [name]Gladys[/name].

[name]Ashlyn[/name]+
[name]Alana[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Cara[/name]
[name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name]
[name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Sybil[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Willa[/name]
[name]Alissa[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name]

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] - [name]Ashlyn[/name] is too dated trendy.
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - So pretty.
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name] - I just don’t care for [name]Candace[/name].
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name] - Irish names always confuse me.
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name] - [name]Deborah[/name] is more prone to a comeback due to it’s retro feel. [name]Melissa[/name] just feels dated.
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name] - [name]Raidah[/name] sounds like someone trying to say raider with an accent.
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name] - A bit dated but I don’t care for [name]Honor[/name].
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name] - [name]Kalinda[/name] looks made up.
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín - I don’t care for accent marks on names.
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name] - [name]Just[/name] don’t care for the “ox” sound in names.
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name] - [name]Wilhelmina[/name]'s such a versatile name and has a ton of great nickname options, including [name]Willa[/name].
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name] - [name]Alissa[/name]'s dated.
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name]

Overall, my taste is classic, traditional names. With a little bit of quirkiness thrown in. This will influence my choice :slight_smile:

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] - only because I dislike the sound of [name]Ashlyn[/name]
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - [name]Alana[/name] is pretty
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name] - [name]Candace[/name] sounds like “can dance”. Ick.
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name] - torn on this one. Chose [name]Cara[/name] as its a favourite of mine today :slight_smile:
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name] - only as [name]Niamh[/name] to me should be kept to Irish ancestry, and since I’m not, I would choose [name]Claire[/name].
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name] - cant choose. Really dislike both.
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name] - dislike both!
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name] - again not my taste. Sorry!
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name] - blah!
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name] - ok, again not my taste but would go [name]Kira[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín - [name]Rosa[/name] is lovely. A favourite of mine.
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name] - dislike [name]Cassie[/name] as nn so would go [name]Sybil[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name] - [name]Stella[/name] is cute!
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name] - don’t like this spelling of [name]Alissa[/name] but [name]Adelaide[/name] is where I was born! Torn so picked [name]Adelaide[/name].
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name] - [name]Gladys[/name] is just too old for me. [name]Claudia[/name] is just ok, but wouldn’t choose it.

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] << Ashlyn
Alana or Concordia << Alana because Concordia is just too much of a name
Bianca or Candace << Bianca nn Bia
Cara or Ruth << Ruth love Ruthie as a nn
Claire or Niamh << Niamh exotic
Deborah or Melissa << Melissa love Mel and Lissa as nn options
Evangeline or Nashira << Evangeline because it’s my grandmother’s middle name :wink:
Fallon or Raidah << Fallon because Raidah just sounds like you are saying raider with a heavy Boston accent
Honor or Briana << Honor nn Nora
Kira or Kalinda << Kira I’ve never heard of Kalinda (I have heard of Kalindi)
Rosa or Rósín << Rosin so much more exotic sounding
Sybil or Cassandra << Cassandra more nn choices
Stella or Roxanna << Stella but honestly I like both especially if you use Roxy/Roxi/Roxie as a nn for Roxanna
Willa or Wilhelmina << Willa I don’t think anyone can pull off Wilhelmina
Adelaide or Alissa << Adelaide nn Addie or Aidey is so cute
Claudia or Gladys << Claudia both old lady names but Claudia less so

Ashlyn or Imena - There are so many Ashleys and similar, so [name]Imena[/name] stands out
Alana or Concordia - I love [name]Alannah[/name]/[name]Alana[/name]
Bianca or Candace - [name]Bianca[/name], because all I can think of is Candance Bergman
Cara or Ruth - [name]Cara[/name], I really don’t like [name]Ruth[/name]
Claire or Niamh - [name]Claire[/name], at least outside of [name]Ireland[/name]
Deborah or Melissa - [name]Deborah[/name], it seems like it could make a comeback easier than [name]Melissa[/name]
Evangeline or Nashira - [name]Evangeline[/name]
Fallon or Raidah - [name]Fallon[/name] is lovely
Honor or Briana - neither
Kira or Kalinda - [name]Kira[/name] is cute and spunky
Rosa or Rósín - [name]Rosa[/name] is classy
Sybil or Cassandra - [name]Sybilla[/name] would be my choice
Stella or Roxanna - [name]Stella[/name], unless you would prn [name]Roxana[/name] as rox-[name]AH[/name]-nah
Willa or Wilhelmina - both are nice, but [name]Willa[/name]
Adelaide or Alissa - [name]Alissa[/name]
Claudia or Gladys - I like both, but [name]Claudia[/name]

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name]
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name]
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name]

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name] - sorry, I don’t like either
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name] - I guess [name]Alana[/name], but I’m not too fond of either
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name] -[name]Bianca[/name]! love it
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name] - I like both, would depend on the surname
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name] - [name]Claire[/name] by a mile
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name] - [name]Deborah[/name], more of a classic
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name] - [name]Evangeline[/name], though I’m not fond of either
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name] - neither
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name] - [name]Honor[/name] I guess
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name] - [name]Kira[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín - [name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name] - [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name] - I like both about equally. Probably [name]Roxanna[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name] - [name]Willa[/name] by a mile
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name] - [name]Adelaide[/name] by a mile
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name] - neither

[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Imena[/name]
[name]Alana[/name] or [name]Concordia[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name] or [name]Candace[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] or [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Claire[/name] or [name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Nashira[/name]
[name]Fallon[/name] or [name]Raidah[/name]
[name]Honor[/name] or [name]Briana[/name]
[name]Kira[/name] or [name]Kalinda[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name] or Rósín
[name]Sybil[/name] or [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] or [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] or [name]Alissa[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] or [name]Gladys[/name]