@shaymin2 I think we are kindred spirits in terms of name style!
@lucystone [name]Flynn[/name] is Disney?! I’m assuming one of the recent ones,as I didn’t realise there was a Disney prince(I’m assuming prince) called [name]Flynn[/name]. It does put me off somewhat I must admit!
[name]Angharad[/name] is a Welsh girls name, but I think the prettiness gets lost in print if you don’t already know how to pronounce it.
@essjay I have to admit [name]Minerva[/name] was the wild card! I’m not really one for nicknames, but the possibility of the nickname [name]Minnie[/name] is so cute. Not cute enough though I don’t think. The actual meaning of the name is a heavy one to place on a child too I think. It’ll remain a guilty pleasure I suspect!
I think in the case of [name]Angharad[/name] and [name]Aneurin[/name], they’re both best placed as middle names. I suppose just because I live in [name]Wales[/name] doesn’t mean my children always would, so a generally easier to pronouce name may be best suited.
[name]Torin[/name] is pronounced Toh-rin
[name]Oren[/name] is a Hebrew name, I heard it in a film once and it’s stuck with with me. Isn’t really my style however.
I think re [name]Nia[/name] being in [name]Wales[/name] a daughter would be fine, it’s a Welsh name. And African too according to Nameberry. Learn something new everyday I suppose!
Out of interest what names you favour? I’m guessing classic as you favoured [name]George[/name] on my boys list?
@ellie532 I really love the name [name]Lily[/name], but it’s popularity puts me off a bit. But by the same token, I can’t not use a name just because it’s popular, it’s not the most mature way to go about naming (hypothetical) children!
Generally speaking, I’ve loved [name]Hermione[/name] for years, since I read a Greek mythology book when I was about 7. I don’t mind the [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] associations other people may or may not make,it’s not a terrible character. I also like the Shakespearian link…[name]Hermione[/name] and [name]Cordelia[/name] were the only two unflawed female chatacters in all his works. I’m sure people had similar conversations about [name]Alice[/name] after [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland was published.
A couple, as much as I like them, such as [name]Bran[/name], would run in to so many pronounciation issues I don’t think could be used even in the middle space. It’s Brahn rather than [name]Bran[/name] as in flakes. I suspect a losing battle would be fought!
Thank you for the feedback