Thoughts on my 'secondary' faves

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone!

I rarely ask about my top, top names because I know how I feel about them, but I’d like to gather some thoughts on ones that I consider secondary faves! I might have done this before, but there’s a few new ones under consideration for the list too :slight_smile:

[name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to do a yes/no, a love/like/neutral/dislike, a top three, ratings etc. You are of course welcome to go into detail on some, if you so wish or have the time :heart:

The names:

[name_f]Embla[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u]
[name_f]Effie[/name_f]
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u]
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f]
[name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

Bonus: what middle name would you pair with your favourite name from this list!

Thank you for humouring me again - hope everyone is having a nice day

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[name_f]Effie[/name_f]
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u]
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

Neutral
[name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u]
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f]
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]

Dislike
[name_f]Embla[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]

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[name_f]Embla[/name_f] - Interesting. Haven’t heard it before. I think the -bla catches me off guard a bit.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - Cute and sassy!
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Romilly[/name_u].
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] - Feels like a nickname for [name_u]Romilly[/name_u].
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] - I personally prefer [name_f]Elora[/name_f], but [name_f]Elara[/name_f] is a solid name. Feels slightly jarring.
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] - Not for me.
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] - I think the harsh Rs on [name_f]Elara[/name_f] and [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] just aren’t my style, but it is intriguing.
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Cleo[/name_u]! Simple, fun and uncommon. Would love to meet a little [name_u]Cleo[/name_u].
[name_f]Opal[/name_f] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] this as well. [name_f]Opal[/name_f] deserves more credit.
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f] - I could see this as a middle.
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] this option for an [name_u]Abby[/name_u].
[name_f]Effie[/name_f] - LOVE [name_f]Effie[/name_f]. I would definitely consider this if it weren’t for the double ff in my son’s name.
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u] - Hmmm…not sure about [name_u]Dessie[/name_u]. Don’t love or hate it.
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] - Cute!
[name_f]Lois[/name_f] - Not for me.
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - I’ve always felt torn with [name_f]Margot[/name_f]. I want to love her, but the spelling is what stops me.
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] this name.

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite names from the list are [name_f]Effie[/name_f] and [name_u]Romilly[/name_u]:

[name_f]Effie[/name_f] [name_f]Antoinette[/name_f]
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_f]Vittoria[/name_f]

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[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_f]Vittoria[/name_f] are both in my main list! i will definitely consider this combo (can I? )

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favorites: lois and margot —> lois honey (someone on nameberry gave me this combo but i don’t remember who :cry:) and margot story

like: romilly, romy, cleo, elodie
intriguing/never heard before but like: elara, dessie, ismay

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love
romilly
romy
margot
elodie

like
elara

neutral
ilaria
cleo
opal
bronte
effie

dislike
embla
tansy
ginevra
abilene
dessie
ismay
lois

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Absolutely! They sound great together.

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[name_u]Love[/name_u]:

[name_f]Embla[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]

Like:

[name_f]Effie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u]

Neutral:

[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u]
[name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]

Dislike:

[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u]

Middles for my favorites: [name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Embla[/name_f] [name_f]Tove[/name_f] and [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]

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my favorite is cleo - and using another name on your list i’m super drawn to cleo ginevra, it has this magical, dark academia quality i really enjoy !

love
romilly
ginevra
cleo
opal
ismay
lois - this one is super sweet to me, i love seeing her on lists :pleading_face:

like
embla
tansy
romy - for me i really like it as a nickname only
elara - i am in between ‘like’ and ‘love’ categories for this one, though it has a little less substance than i usually go for
ilaria
effie - i also really like this for a more grand full name
margot - i love margaux however !
elodie - a little too saturated in the online world, which makes it lose that initial spark

not for me
bronte - i really want to like it, but the sound isn’t as pleasing as the others
abilene
dessie

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@Johannaa thank you!!

@samosier24 thank you for your thoughts! I do like [name_f]Elora[/name_f] too and [name_u]Romilly[/name_u] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is very pretty!

@cali09 thank you for your thoughts!! [name_f]Lois[/name_f] [name_f]Honey[/name_f] is so sweet and [name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_u]Story[/name_u] is delightful!

@fromtheocean12 thank you!!

@luminen thank you!! [name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is lovely, [name_f]Embla[/name_f] [name_f]Tove[/name_f] is stunning :heart_eyes: and [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] is very me!!

@aiksx thank you!! Ooh, [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] is a lovely idea

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i love these names! they are oddly common where i live, i know 1 effie, 2 lois, 3 elodies and margot and a ginevra

my personal favourite name is elara and id use elara cosmo as a combo

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love:
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Effie[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Embla[/name_f]

like:
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]

like for others:
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u]
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u] (though I like it a lot for boys!)
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f]

lose:
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] (makes me think of pansy, the derogatory term, not the flower)
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u]
[name_f]Lois[/name_f]

for combos, [name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Sunshine[/name_f], & [name_f]Effie[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] are what came to mind first!!

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[name_f]Ismay[/name_f], [name_u]Romy[/name_u], and [name_f]Elara[/name_f] are my favorites from this list, but I think all of them would be great for you! Definitely your vibe!

[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]Florence[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]

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[name_u]Romy[/name_u], [name_f]Effie[/name_f] and [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] are my favourites!

[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_u]Florence[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]

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[name_u]Love[/name_u]: [name_u]Romy[/name_u], [name_f]Elara[/name_f], [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f], [name_u]Cleo[/name_u], [name_f]Bronte[/name_f], [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

Like: [name_u]Romilly[/name_u], [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f], [name_f]Effie[/name_f], [name_f]Ismay[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

Dislike: [name_f]Embla[/name_f], [name_f]Tansy[/name_f], [name_u]Abilene[/name_u], [name_u]Dessie[/name_u], [name_f]Lois[/name_f]

Bonus: my favorite from the list is [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] and on my list I have [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_u]Graycen[/name_u], [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_u]Blue[/name_u], [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_f]Moon[/name_f], and [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_u]Quin[/name_u]

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[name_f]Embla[/name_f]- it’s not for me personally it just makes me think of the word ‘emblem’. But I like the nn [name_f]Em[/name_f] or Emi/Emmy

[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]- so cute and unique. It gives me fairy vibes and I love that.

[name_u]Romilly[/name_u]- I don’t think it’s a name I would personally use but it’s cool and fun to say.

[name_u]Romy[/name_u]- cool and laid back.

[name_f]Elara[/name_f]- very pretty and flowy.

[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]- not a fan personally.

[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]- cool and different.

[name_u]Cleo[/name_u]- cool and spunky.

[name_f]Opal[/name_f]- this is just a name I have never been a fan of.

[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]- not for me.

[name_u]Abilene[/name_u]- this is a town in my home state so it just makes me think of that.

[name_f]Effie[/name_f]- I really like [name_f]Effie[/name_f]. It’s vintage and quirky. I also love [name_f]Edie[/name_f].

[name_u]Dessie[/name_u]- I like how soft sounding [name_u]Dessie[/name_u] is.

[name_f]Ismay[/name_f]- not a fan.

[name_f]Lois[/name_f]- I think it’s fun to say but I have a hard time picturing it on anybody but an older person.

[name_f]Margot[/name_f]- [name_f]Margot[/name_f] has just never appealed to me.

[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]- very pretty and melodic sounding.

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You have such truly singular taste, I love reading through your lists!!

[name_f]Embla[/name_f] - I’m into the Nordic vibe but she’s not a personal favorite because of that “blah” syllable.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - I’ve loved [name_f]Tansy[/name_f] for so long and I feel like you’re the only [name_u]Berry[/name_u] I see suggesting her. Both prickly and sweet, I really like the herbalist connections, and the flower itself is lovely. Lately I’ve been liking her best as a nickname for [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f] but she definitely works on her own.
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] - I love the look but simply can’t master the pronunciation. No matter what I try it feels awkward in my mouth.
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] - I prefer [name_u]Rory[/name_u] but [name_u]Romy[/name_u] is undeniably sweet.
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] - Totally blends into similar el- names for me.
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] - I still think of Weasley first and foremost, but I like the Arthuriana connection, too. [name_f]Ginny[/name_f], [name_f]Evie[/name_f] or [name_f]Neve[/name_f] are all fabulous nickname options. This one also seems to fit in well with your top favorites.
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] - Very much not my style, but I feel like this nails the mystical princess vibe that [name_f]Elara[/name_f] is trying for and not reaching.
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] - I’m a big fan and I predict it will rise in popularity. Sort of a cat name but that’s negligible. [name_f]Clio[/name_f] would make more sense to me alongside your other names, but [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] is my preferred spelling. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite is actually [name_f]Clea[/name_f].
[name_f]Opal[/name_f] - Perfectly nice, surprised I don’t hear it more.
[name_f]Brontë[/name_f] - I love this for a middle name but honestly it feels a bit much for a first. The Brontes just lived such tragic lives, it’s kind of heavy!
[name_u]Abilene[/name_u] - She feels very, very American [name_u]South[/name_u] to me. Can’t say it without a twang. Feels like the odd one out only this list.
[name_f]Effie[/name_f] - Insubstantial as a first and not my favorite nickname, but I do see the appeal.
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u] - I want to say dezi, but I assume this is pronounced more like dess-ie? In general, I don’t love D names so this is doing nothing for me.
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] - On the other hand, I love almost all I names so I’m totally on board with this. This is another one that feels like a particularly good match with your top three.
[name_f]Lois[/name_f] - I have nothing nice to say so I won’t say anything at all :joy: There’s an influencer with a young [name_f]Lois[/name_f] and I thought maybe she’d make me come around to it, but I surely haven’t.
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - A great name, but I’m a wee bit bored of it at the moment.
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] - I prefer [name_f]Eloise[/name_f], personally. [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] is not quite as unique as she’s trying to be, somehow?

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Top 3 (actually 4, I couldn’t choose, but there’s 4 above the rest so I didn’t wanna go up to 5)
[name_f]Embla[/name_f] - absolutely stunning, ethereal, strong, powerful, and fantastical in every way
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] - quirky, adventurous, independent, and free-spirited
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] - happy, spunky, playful, infectious laughter, muddy feet and daisy crowns, princess with a toy sword
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] - artistic, messy bun, soft strength, the sharpest eyes

Bottom 3
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - literally just the spelling. I’ve actually started to dislike it more recently, it feels more like i should be saying the T and looks more like maggot
[name_f]Effie[/name_f] - i get the appeal, kinda, but don’t really understand the hype because reminds me of the F word
[name_u]Dessie[/name_u] - just not my style! Nothing more to it

I would pick…
[name_f]Embla[/name_f] [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_f]Astraea[/name_f]
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_u]Solstice[/name_u] (Cleo [name_m]Somerled[/name_m] for myself but i wanna keep claim to it :smiling_imp:)
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_f]Sunflower[/name_f]

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[name_f]Elodie[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f], [name_u]Dessie[/name_u], and [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] are my top names out of all your secondary favorites

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