Thoughts and suggestions?


Okay, I’m not pregnant! These are just hypothetical!

So I was wondering if I could have your opinions on these names and some more suggestions for names I may like.

Right now my list is (long!):

[name]Violet[/name] - my favourite for years but I can’t shrug off the feeling it sounds like “violent”
[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name] - Too clunky?
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Sosie[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Florence[/name] nn [name]Rennie[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] - again, too clunky?
[name]Frances[/name] nn [name]Frankie[/name] or [name]Francie[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name] nn Dess
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Ramona[/name] nn [name]Romy[/name]

What do you think? Any I should nix? Other suggestions?

Thanks Berries!

Bounce :smiley:

I like your names for the most part. There are only a few I’m not crazy about. I don’t much care for [name]Odessa[/name]. It seems a bit masculine to me and I’m not a fan of [name]Florence[/name] as a nn from other kids could be [name]Flo[/name] (Aunt [name]Flo[/name]). I like [name]Susannah[/name], [name]Annika[/name], [name]Annabel[/name], and [name]Thea[/name] the best. I do like [name]Violet[/name] too, and I like the nn’s [name]Vi[/name] or [name]Vivi[/name].

The names I love from your list:

[name]Violet[/name] (This name is beautiful to me and I never think of violent when I hear it.)
[name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name] (except maybe without the nickname…but I’ve never really thought about it, so it might grow on me)

The names I like from your list:

[name]Frances[/name] nn [name]Francie[/name] (I love the nn [name]Francie[/name], not too crazy about [name]Frances[/name])
[name]Tessa[/name] (not [name]Tess[/name])
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Ramona[/name] nn [name]Romy[/name] (cute nn for this name!)

The names I dislike from your list:

[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Sosie[/name]
[name]Florence[/name] nn [name]Rennie[/name]
[name]Annika[/name] (I would probably like this if I knew the correct way to pronounce it)

I love [name]Odessa[/name] [name]Ive[/name] always liked it

I love [name]Violet[/name], [name]Susanna[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Rosalind[/name], and [name]Annika[/name] (love the nickname [name]Ani[/name] – ah-nee).

Other thoughts for you are [name]Miriam[/name], [name]Roxanna[/name], [name]Ottilie[/name], [name]Miranda[/name]…

P.S. [name]Violet[/name] has never made me think or hear “violent” – far from it, actually! I think [name]Violet[/name] is such a sweet, mellow name.

[name]Magdalen[/name]/[name]Magdalene[/name]/[name]Magdalena[/name]-Unusual but classic. I quite like it, even if it’s not for me.
[name]Violet[/name] - also my long-time favorite. I’ve never gotten “violent” out of it.
[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name] -I like [name]Hattie[/name], but [name]Harriet[/name]'s a bit dull for me. I much prefer [name]Henrietta[/name].
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Sosie[/name]- I like [name]Susannah[/name], I feel the same about Madgalen.
[name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Bell[/name]-Too close to the [name]Isabella[/name] fad for me although [name]Bell[/name]/[name]Belle[/name] would make a darling nickname
[name]Florence[/name] nn [name]Rennie[/name]-I like [name]Florence[/name]! [name]Ren[/name]/[name]Rennie[/name] is cool.
[name]Matilda[/name] - I prefer [name]Matilde[/name] or [name]Mathilde[/name] but I don’t think [name]Matilda[/name] is too clunky to not make a comeback.
[name]Cora[/name]-Subtle, short, simple and sweet
[name]Clara[/name]-An old classic. I personally prefer [name]Claire[/name] but I would never begrudge a [name]Clara[/name]. Reminds me of the Nutcracker though.
[name]Frances[/name] nn [name]Frankie[/name] or [name]Francie[/name]-Eh. Not for me although I think it would be perfect for my cousin to use someday.
[name]Thea[/name]-The same as [name]Clara[/name]. I’m also writing a short fairytale involving a girl named [name]Thea[/name].
[name]Clio[/name]-Better than [name]Cleo[/name] and I like the reference to the muses.
[name]Tess[/name]/[name]Tessa[/name]-I prefer this as a nickname, but it’s good.
[name]Odessa[/name] nn Dess-Not a name I would have thought of, but I like it.
[name]Rosalind[/name]-adore [name]Rosalind[/name] for the [name]Shakespeare[/name] character but there are other variants of [name]Rose[/name] I prefer.
[name]Annika[/name]-I met the cutest little [name]Annika[/name]!
[name]Annora[/name]-I prefer [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Honor[/name]/[name]Honora[/name], [name]Nora[/name]. [name]Annora[/name] is growing on me, but I think there are better alternatives.
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn [name]Bea[/name]-I love [name]Beatrice[/name], but I’ve never found a nickname I really like.
[name]Ramona[/name] nn [name]Romy[/name]-adore [name]Romy[/name], but not [name]Ramona[/name]. I think of that obnoxious little character, [name]Mona[/name] and moaning.