Thoughts on my top 10

What do you think about my top 10 boy & girl names, feel fee to rank, rate, suggest other names or possible middles


[name_f]Margaux[/name_f] / [name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f] / [name_f]Lyla[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit”



lovely list!

faves: colette, lyla, audrey / henry, beckett, reid
shout out: charles, brooks / greta, gemma
not loving: margot, tess / conrad

on lila / lyla - to me, lyla is lie-luh, and lila is ambiguous

on sets: colette + beckett / lyla + henry + reid / audrey + reid

lilah - if not lyla

rhys - not reid, not harris, but

[name_f]Gorgeous[/name_f] list! I’ll rate & add a few comments…
[name_f]Margaux[/name_f] / [name_f]Margot[/name_f] - I’m not a fan of this one, actually; nothing super specific (except that the [name_f]Margot[/name_f] spelling is a little close to maggot), I’m just not in love with the sound. However it’s a solid classic I can imagine suiting a wide variety of girls. 5/10.
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] - [name_f]Lovely[/name_f] - a sweet, bright, sparkling name. I’ve met quite a few, but they all wore it beautifully. 7/10.
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] - Another gorgeous choice, I love the connection to the pioneering [name_u]French[/name_u] writer and the potential for nn [name_u]Coco[/name_u]! 7/10.
[name_f]Lila[/name_f] / [name_f]Lyla[/name_f] - [name_m]Just[/name_m] a darling, darling little name. [name_f]My[/name_f] only issue is how well it would age, but I’m sure if I met an adult [name_f]Lila[/name_f] (definitely the [name_f]Lila[/name_f] spelling) that problem would fade. 8/10.
[name_u]Camille[/name_u] - [name_f]Beautiful[/name_f], especially with the [name_u]French[/name_u] pronunciation, and there could be a few pronunciation issues. 7/10.
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit” - Yes. This is a top choice on my own list, and [name_u]Kit[/name_u] is such a sweet, strong little nickname. 10/10.
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] - This is one I’ve warmed to recently; it’s so clunky that it’s cute, and [name_f]Greta[/name_f] Gerwig is incredibly talented. 6/10.
[name_f]Tess[/name_f] - [name_f]Gorgeous[/name_f], but I do prefer [name_f]Tessa[/name_f] - [name_f]Tess[/name_f] on its own feels a little insubstantial. 6/10.
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] - Again, this is one I don’t particularly like the sound of - the ‘Aud’ is a bit heavy to my ears. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the connection to [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] Hepburn, though! 6/10.
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] - This one is so underrated! It was the name of Dante’s wife and it has such a lovely bright sound - I imagine a bubbly little girl who can’t sit still (maybe that’s just personal assosciations). 7/10.

[name_u]Henry[/name_u] - I adore [name_u]Henry[/name_u], I’d use it in a heartbeat if it wasn’t quite so popular. [name_u]Strong[/name_u] and regal but also a totally precious name. 10/10.
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u] - Another wonderful choice! Such a sleek, powerful choice. 9/10.
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u] - [name_f]Lovely[/name_f], with the potential for nn [name_m]Ben[/name_m] and a fantastic Pride and Prejudice connection. 8/10.
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] - I’m not a fan of this (it seems a bit… violent?.. to me) but the sound itself is very elegant. 5/10.
[name_m]Graham[/name_m] - Again, not a fan - this just screams ‘middle aged man’ to me although again that could just be personal assosciations. 5/10.
[name_u]Reid[/name_u] - Not a favourite but nothing particular to say against it, it just seems a bit… Reedy? 6/10.
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m] - A beautiful sound, but it does call to mind [name_u]Joseph[/name_u] Conrad… 6/10.
[name_m]Harris[/name_m] - A gorgeous name! Fresh, strong, elegant alternative to [name_u]Harry[/name_u]. 8/10.
[name_u]Charles[/name_u] - I love this one; a smart regal classic that features on my own list, although I think the nickname [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] might be inevitable, which I’m not such a fan of. 8/10.
[name_u]Brooks[/name_u] - This is just beautiful, makes me think of a quiet country river. 810.

Rating and comments:

[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - 8 - this is my favourite spelling - warm and stylish
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] - 8 - bright and starry
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] - 7 - sharp and fashionable
[name_f]Lila[/name_f] - 7 - this is my preferred spelling. [name_u]Bright[/name_u] and sweet
[name_u]Camille[/name_u] - 7.5 - sweet and gentle but substantial too
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit” - 7 - snappy and classic
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] - 7 - it has strong, rugged vibes
[name_f]Tess[/name_f] - 8 - warm, literary and charming
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] - 8 - kind of cosy, kind of sparky
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] - 6 - solid and more interesting than [name_f]Emma[/name_f]

[name_u]Henry[/name_u] - 8 - classic, gentle but strong
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u] - 7 - sharp and snappy
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u] - 7 - gentle but stylish
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] - 7 - pretty cool and solid
[name_m]Graham[/name_m] - 6 - it’s okay - but I find it way too tied to a character I dislike for me
[name_u]Reid[/name_u] - 8 - cool and earthy but fresh at the same time
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m] - 8 - strong and has flair
[name_m]Harris[/name_m] - 5 - it’s okay, but a bit too close to [name_u]Harry[/name_u] and harass for me
[name_u]Charles[/name_u] - 4 - it’s okay, just not a name I like
[name_u]Brooks[/name_u] - 8 - snappy and cool

Middle ideas:

[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] or [name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Francine[/name_f] or [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maren[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] [name_f]Maia[/name_f] or [name_f]Colette[/name_f] [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Bluebell[/name_f] or [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_u]Camille[/name_u] [name_f]Saffron[/name_f] or [name_u]Camille[/name_u] [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_u]Delta[/name_u] or [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Josette[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] or [name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f] [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] or [name_f]Tess[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Clarice[/name_f] or [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Neve[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]

[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u] or [name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] or [name_u]Beckett[/name_u] [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u] [name_m]Ralph[/name_m] or [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] [name_m]Louis[/name_m] or [name_u]Archer[/name_u] [name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] or [name_m]Graham[/name_m] [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_u]Reid[/name_u] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] or [name_u]Reid[/name_u] [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m] [name_u]Ziggy[/name_u] or [name_m]Conrad[/name_m] [name_u]Milo[/name_u]
[name_m]Harris[/name_m] [name_u]Julian[/name_u] or [name_m]Harris[/name_m] [name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_m]Ivor[/name_m] or [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Killian[/name_u]
[name_u]Brooks[/name_u] [name_u]Arthur[/name_u] or [name_u]Brooks[/name_u] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]

Other name suggestions

[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] ‘Rex’


Ranked from my favorite to least favorite:
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit”


Some feedback:
Like all your girls’ names except for Greta - like it in theory but it’s harsh sounding/grating in practice. Colette isn’t my fave - don’t like the Col sound. I like Gemma but it’s not my style so would never pick it (same for Emma, Gabby etc), and I definitely prefer Lila spelling. Margaux, Katherine, Stella, Tess and Camille are lovely!
Like many of the boys’ names, Henry, Archer and Conrad especially. Beckett was a fave of mine but it is quite intense and abrupt to say - I’m possibly liking Beckham better (Beck-um). I don’t like Reid - stark and retentive for me but I appreciate it’s a southern US classic. I like Charles but only if it’s nn Charlie (for a first) or else a middle name - Charles works as a middle name for most names. Graham not a fave because I don’t like how it’s “Gram” in US pronunciation nor do I love the Brit/Cth pronunciation of “Gray-um”. But it’s a nice enough name - especially on a person over 50 (and people often name for baby under 10 so this isn’t a bad thing.)
Otherwise, a solid set! The rest I really like!

[name_u]Love[/name_u]: [name_f]Stella[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] / [name_u]Henry[/name_u], [name_m]Conrad[/name_m], [name_u]Charles[/name_u]
Like: [name_f]Margot[/name_f], [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Lyla[/name_f], [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit”, [name_f]Tess[/name_f] / [name_m]Graham[/name_m], [name_u]Reid[/name_u], [name_m]Harris[/name_m]
Not for me: [name_u]Camille[/name_u], [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] / [name_u]Beckett[/name_u], [name_u]Bennett[/name_u], [name_u]Archer[/name_u], [name_u]Brooks[/name_u]

I’m not a surname / occupation name kinda person but there’s nothing wrong with any of the names on the list. I prefer the [name_f]Margot[/name_f] spelling than [name_f]Margaux[/name_f] which is just a lot of extra letters that swirl in my head. No preference on [name_f]Lila[/name_f] / [name_f]Lyla[/name_f]. [name_m]Graham[/name_m] I am going on [name_f]British[/name_f] pronunciation, not a huge fan of US pronunciation.

I love so many of these! Here are my rankings:


  1. [name_f]Tess[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit”
  4. [name_f]Margaux[/name_f]
  5. [name_f]Lila[/name_f]
  6. [name_f]Stella[/name_f]
  7. [name_u]Camille[/name_u]
  8. [name_f]Colette[/name_f]
  9. [name_f]Greta[/name_f]
  10. [name_f]Gemma[/name_f]


  1. [name_u]Brooks[/name_u]
  2. [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
  3. [name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
  4. [name_u]Henry[/name_u]
  5. [name_u]Archer[/name_u]
  6. [name_u]Reid[/name_u]
  7. [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
  8. [name_u]Charles[/name_u]
  9. [name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
  10. [name_m]Harris[/name_m]

i love your list! it’s very similar to mine, and we share so many of the same names.

favs - stella, lila, colette, audrey!!, bennett, graham and brooks

First names in order of like most to least, with a suggested middle

[name_f]Tess[/name_f] [name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Neve[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Averie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyla[/name_f] [name_u]Seren[/name_u]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] [name_f]Sabina[/name_f]
[name_u]Camille[/name_u] [name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]

[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_m]Dacre[/name_m]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u] [name_m]Ashwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m] [name_m]Luke[/name_m]
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] [name_u]Callum[/name_u]
[name_u]Brooks[/name_u] [name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_u]Reid[/name_u] [name_u]Taran[/name_u]
[name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Evren[/name_u]
[name_m]Harris[/name_m] [name_u]Scott[/name_u]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m] [name_m]Lochlan[/name_m]

In order of preference:
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kit”