Hello there my fellow Berries; okay, so I have gotten past my rebellious, I will name my child anything I want phase, not that I was going for [name]Moon[/name]-Unit to begin with, and am ready to value y”alls opinions. My name list in it”s entirdy is elsewhere on the site, two middle names and all, don”t shoot! And yes, I am prepared to admit that some of my mn choices are a tad ”weird.” The weird names mean something to me, and we are still not talking [name]Moon[/name]-Unit here, but I really don”t want specific comments on these names as, let”s face it, they don”t really matter and you should be allowed a little fun before your baby turns on and starts wanting you to take care of it. I”m sure I would get some compliments for the beautiful combo”s, but that”s not what I”m after this time around. What I”m hope to achieve is the impression my first name”s leave on you, as Berries. I would love any combination of physical descriptions, character traits, hobbies, professions as well as how you personally react when you hear the name.
Would you hire [name]Gwendolyn[/name]? Would you be glad to have Diella as your Dear Daughter-in-law? [name]Will[/name] your face light up when you see [name]Marion[/name] on your students” list? When you say ”What a great name!” do you really mean it? Be my [name]Baby[/name]-Name-Survey [name]Berry[/name]-Book!
And here is a question I believe more Berries should ask themselves, I”ve seen it happen to others, it has happened to me, would the physical presence of a sweet baby change your mind about that name that isn”t an automatic A+ for you?
I like the spellings the way they are, unless it would effect you hiring my child, don”t tell me you prefer a different spelling- there should be grace for those who have used no Y”s in weird places;)
A Few Notes:
On NN’s: I like to pick a nn for a name because I don’t want my kids going through what I went through [name]Gabby[/name] for [name]Gabrielle[/name] UGH! Also, I love the fact that they will have another name- I am a name freak!
I know you may not like a name for your own child, but would you like it for mine? I’m not asking you to name your child, you can like it and never have to use it yourself.
Tigerlily (my family and I love this name and have nicknamed ”her” [name]Tilly[/name])
[name]Elaney[/name] (A legitimate variant of [name]Elaine[/name]; prn [name]Elle[/name]-uh-nee, all said softly, no hard consanants or vowels, do you like the way this sounds?)
[name]Ireland[/name] (we love [name]Ireland[/name], not just our homeland, but the name itself, I can’t get it out of my head!)
Diella (it is prn. D-ella; it is not made up, it is very old; it means ‘Worshipper of God’ the [name]Di[/name] is prn. just like [name]Didi[/name] is prn, dee-dee, not die-die)
Siren (The S from [name]Selma[/name], the [name]Iren[/name] from [name]Irene[/name], named for my two grandmothers; Siren means the Singer and let”s face it ladies, it”s cool to be bad, I think [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] said it first)
[name]Helena[/name] (nn [name]Enna[/name])
[name]Elizabeth[/name] (I know, so popular, so, so popular, but so, so beautiful; nn [name]Eliza[/name])
The following are ”special” names; I would only use these names in special situations. I”ll tell you the special ‘sitch’ if it is relevant to the choice of name.
[name]Anastasia[/name] (nn Sia or Sea)
[name]Cameo[/name] (I would use this if I ever gave birth to/ adopted a premature baby it means small, but perfectly formed)
[name]Lila[/name] & Liat (twins names, yes, both L’s, but the sounds are different; prn. Lye-luh and [name]Lee[/name]-At)
[name]Damian[/name] (in ten more years will everyone be over the horror movie many in my own generation have never seen? [name]Just[/name] to be clear, this is a boy’s name)