Thoughts on some of his...Part I

I had a huge baby name book that my SO went through about a year and a half ago. I made sure not to interfere with his picks and was surprised by some of his choices. I think some of these might change when I’m actually pregnant (and it’s bit a while since he went through the book), but what do you think of these? Any I should really consider further or put on our maybe list?

The more detailed response the better - and I won’t take offense to anything said!

A Names (just because that section was so big!)


Some of these were on my list too…but I’ll keep those a secret for now :wink: And sorry for the list being so long! If you only want to review some but not all that’s perfectly fine.

[name]Adhara[/name] – This is really pretty!
[name]Adriana[/name] – I don’t like this as much as I like [name]Eliana[/name], [name]Ariana[/name], and [name]Avianna[/name]
[name]Aisha[/name] – NMS. Maybe he/you would like [name]Raisa[/name] as well?
Akiko – I don’t like this one at all
[name]Alice[/name] – NMS.
[name]Allegra[/name] – Reminds me of the musical term [name]Allegro[/name]. Very energetic name.
[name]Almeda[/name] - I’ve never heard this name before! It’s nice.
[name]Amabel[/name] - I don’t like [name]Annabel[/name] at all, but this has a very sweet sound to it!
[name]Amara[/name] - I think I prefer [name]Mara[/name] on its own
[name]Amity[/name] - It’s alright. I prefer [name]Clarity[/name] and [name]Verity[/name]
Amrita - I don’t like this one. It just doesn’t look like a name.
[name]Anka[/name] – This is cute, but idk how it would work in the US.
[name]Annika[/name] – Really cute and beautiful name!
[name]Anoushka[/name] – See [name]Anka[/name].
[name]Anya[/name] – Pretty! You might also like [name]Panya[/name]
[name]Ariadna[/name]/[name]Ariadne[/name] – Too complicated
[name]Ariana[/name] – Pretty and light
[name]Asha[/name] - NMS
[name]Astrid[/name] – This sounds too harsh
[name]Audrey[/name] – Very elegant and classic
[name]Aurelia[/name] – This is regal. I like it!
[name]Autumn[/name] – I’ve seen a lot of comments on here before about how this name is dated, but I can’t help but like it. It has lovely imagery and is so soft and pretty!
[name]Ava[/name] – Too popular for my taste
[name]Avani[/name] – This one is neat!

Here’s the ones i would keep:

[name]Adriana[/name] – [name]Love[/name] the sound. It’s got a princessy sound but not over the top
[name]Alice[/name] – very classic and beautiful
[name]Amara[/name] – I know a lovely sporty girl named [name]Amara[/name] but it still sounds soft. [name]Love[/name] the meaning
[name]Annika[/name] – [name]Love[/name] this but pronounced ah-nik-ah. Very pretty
[name]Anya[/name] – I like it, but i prefer [name]Annika[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name] – but only if you’re pronouncing it correctly as air-ee-ad-nee. I adore this one! Very pretty and exotic
[name]Ariana[/name] – I prefer it with 2 n’s like [name]Arianna[/name], but it’s one of those princessy names, but not over the top with great nn’s
[name]Asha[/name] – I have a cousin named [name]Asha[/name] and i love seeing it on lists. It’s not over used like [name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Ashley[/name] but has the same feeling, but softer.

My favorites from this list are [name]Alice[/name], [name]Allegra[/name], [name]Amabel[/name], [name]Amity[/name], [name]Annika[/name], [name]Anya[/name], [name]Astrid[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], and [name]Ava[/name].

[name]Adhara[/name] - I’m not sure if this is pronounced the same as [name]Adara[/name], but if so then I prefer the [name]Adara[/name] spelling because it seems more streamlined. Overall I like it but don’t love it.
[name]Adriana[/name] - I’ve never been a fan of this one. I understand why people like it, but it’s just not my style.
[name]Aisha[/name] - Is this pronounced like Aye-ee-sha? Or Ay-sha? Either way I’m not really a fan.
[name]Alice[/name] - I always see “a lice” when I look at this. Sorry :confused:
[name]Allegra[/name] - Reminds me of the allergy medication.
[name]Almeda[/name] - Sounds a bit like something from [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name]. [name]Just[/name] not attractive to me.
[name]Amabel[/name] - I prefer [name]Annabel[/name], but [name]Amabel[/name] is still pretty.
[name]Amara[/name] - Pretty, girly name.
[name]Amity[/name] - Reminds me of Amityville Horror. I prefer another virtue name such as [name]Verity[/name].
Amrita - Mmm, just sounds weird to me.
[name]Anka[/name] - Again, sounds weird to me.
[name]Annika[/name] - I think [name]Annika[/name] is really pretty. I also like [name]Annora[/name].
[name]Anoushka[/name] - Not a fan.
[name]Anya[/name] - It’s okay, but sounds a bit dated to me.
[name]Ariadna[/name]/[name]Ariadne[/name] - I like it but… it’s not really my style.
[name]Ariana[/name] - Pretty, girly, but again just not for me.
[name]Asha[/name] - I like [name]Asha[/name] as a fresh alternative to [name]Ashley[/name].
[name]Astrid[/name] - Too harsh for me.
[name]Audrey[/name] - So pretty.
[name]Aurelia[/name] - Very frilly and girly; it’s nice!
[name]Autumn[/name] - I prefer [name]Summer[/name] but overall it’s a cute name.
[name]Ava[/name] - Too popular, but very pretty.
[name]Avani[/name] - Sounds a bit like a designer name to me.

My favourites are [name]Annika[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks for the feedback so far! The spellings aren’t fixed in stone, so they could possibly change if we did use one of these names. And, of course, some of them could be middle name considerations instead of first name.

[name]Adhara[/name] - don’t like it, reminds me of add hair
[name]Adriana[/name] -okay
[name]Aisha[/name] - meh
Akiko - too Japanese unless you are
[name]Alice[/name] - adore, beautiful name
[name]Allegra[/name] - allergy medicine
[name]Almeda[/name] -this is a main street in my area
[name]Amabel[/name] -meh, prefer [name]Anabel[/name]
[name]Amara[/name] - meh
[name]Amity[/name] Ville Horror
Amrita - don’t like
[name]Anka[/name] - sounds too much like honk
[name]Annika[/name] -okay
[name]Anoushka[/name] - too Russian, maybe for a cat
[name]Anya[/name] - pretty
[name]Ariadna[/name]/[name]Ariadne[/name] - pretty name but would be hard to wear
[name]Ariana[/name] - lovely
[name]Asha[/name] - I prefer [name]Aisha[/name]
[name]Astrid[/name] -okay, though I’ve heard it called Ass turd
[name]Audrey[/name] - pretty, though I prefer [name]Aubrey[/name]
[name]Aurelia[/name] - okay
[name]Autumn[/name] - meh
[name]Ava[/name] - meh, I’ve known several it’s okay
[name]Avani[/name] - I prefer this to [name]Ava[/name]

Such a long list so I’ll only put love, like or dislike.
[name]Adhara[/name] - Like.
[name]Adriana[/name] - Like.
[name]Aisha[/name] - Dislike
Akiko - Really Dislike.
[name]Alice[/name] - [name]Love[/name], [name]Love[/name], [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Allegra[/name] - Dislike
[name]Almeda[/name] - Dislike
[name]Amabel[/name] - Like
[name]Amara[/name] - Like
[name]Amity[/name] - Dislike
Amrita - Dislike
[name]Anka[/name] - Dislike
[name]Annika[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Anoushka[/name] - Dislike
[name]Anya[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Ariadna[/name]/[name]Ariadne[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Ariana[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Asha[/name] - Dislike
[name]Astrid[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] - Like
[name]Aurelia[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Autumn[/name] - Like/[name]Love[/name]
[name]Ava[/name] - Like, but too popular.
[name]Avani[/name] - Dislike

My favourite from your list is [name]Alice[/name].