Underrated Names

Here is a place for you to tell us about criminally underrated names that deserve more attention. I’ll start:

[name_f]Callidora[/name_f] - Inspired by [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]. It has the nns [name_f]Callie[/name_f], [name_f]Dora[/name_f] and [name_f]Calla[/name_f]!
[name_f]Zetta[/name_f] - A spunkier [name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_f]Auretta[/name_f]
[name_f]Gillian[/name_f] - [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] alternative
[name_f]Ignacia[/name_f] - It’s so pretty and fiery but I’ve never seen it around?
[name_f]Leandra[/name_f] - everyone loves [name_m]Leander[/name_m], so why not [name_f]Leandra[/name_f]?
[name_f]Raysel[/name_f] - Inspired by [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Marina[/name_f]
[name_f]Marietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Emalia[/name_f] - Inspired by [name_f]Emma[/name_f] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Finola[/name_f] - a female [name_u]Finn[/name_u] name!
[name_f]Giselle[/name_f]
[name_f]Geraldine[/name_f] - Inspired by [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nola[/name_f] - [name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivette[/name_f] / [name_f]Olivetta[/name_f]

[name_u]Garnet[/name_u] - inspired by [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]. Potential male gemstone name that isn’t too out there.
[name_u]Sequoia[/name_u]
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u]
[name_u]Willoughby[/name_u] - it has such a fun sound!
[name_u]Quarry[/name_u]

[name_m]Emil[/name_m] - I’ve heard someone say that it fits the Nameberry style and I agree
Ollin
[name_m]Olivian[/name_m]
Anden
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - [name_u]Cade[/name_u] alternative, simple nature name
[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - Fits in with [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. Warm and autumnal.
[name_m]Maxence[/name_m] - route to [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_u]Calloway[/name_u]
[name_m]Rhodes[/name_m]
[name_m]Corentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ludo[/name_m]
[name_m]Granger[/name_m] - warm and friendly. The last name of [name_f]Hermione[/name_f] from [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m].
[name_m]Kian[/name_m]
[name_m]Flores[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u]
[name_m]Quartz[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Alabaster[/name_m]
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m]

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wilkie wilkie wilkie :seedling:

i know i ALWAYS say this but he’s the best nickname for william and he’s just so cute :sob:

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[name_f]Pauline[/name_f] :yellow_heart:

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definitely! there are so many -ine and -een endings that deserve more love

noreen is a recent favorite of mine :tulip:

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[name_m]Evander[/name_m] - harry potter vibes!
[name_u]Storm[/name_u] - just cool
[name_m]Tallis[/name_m] - gives me fairy vibes

[name_f]Rin[/name_f] - so lovely, similar to [name_u]Wren[/name_u] but less popular
[name_f]Muse[/name_f] - bolt choice, gives me the same vibe as [name_f]Lolita[/name_f] for some reason
[name_f]Plum[/name_f] - as a middle: wow!
[name_u]Storm[/name_u] - so cool for a girl
[name_f]Dagmar[/name_f] - doesn’t get much love here, but I blame in on pronunciation problems

@Oblivious_octopus [name_f]Auretta[/name_f] is so LOVELY, definitely going on my vintage list!

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[name_f]Luana[/name_f]! [name_f]Luana[/name_f]!

Like [name_f]Luna[/name_f], but much less common :grin:

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i feel like most of my list is underrated tbf :sweat_smile:

my favourite underrated names:

pamela
jane (as a fn)
carolyn
cindy
cheryl
julie
marcie
stacie
robyn
chrissy
stephanie
skipper

gregory
mark
kevin
martin/marty
scott
robert/bobby
trevor

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[name_f]My[/name_f] youngest sister is Louana! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@ethelmary

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I wish many names that are considered a little bit “dated” would get more appreciation on NB … names that aren’t “old person” but peaked a little more recently like:
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Michelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Brittany[/name_f]
[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]
[name_f]Melissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Amy[/name_f]
[name_f]Kathleen[/name_f]
[name_f]Heather[/name_f]

[name_m]Keith[/name_m]
[name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Randall[/name_m]
[name_u]Scott[/name_u]
[name_m]Jeffrey[/name_m]
[name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]

These feel underrated to me!

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[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]! [name_f]Amy[/name_f]! [name_u]Scott[/name_u]! [name_f]Heather[/name_f]! Yes!

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jane, amy, martina :slight_smile:

[name_m]Wilkie[/name_m] has got to be the cutest name. I called my cattle dog that as one of his million nicknames.

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I love [name_f]Noreen[/name_f], something so nice and smooth about it.

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Good thread topic. :slight_smile:

I’m surprised too about [name_u]Garnet[/name_u], [name_u]Sequoia[/name_u], [name_u]Flannery[/name_u], [name_u]Willoughby[/name_u], [name_m]Corentin[/name_m], [name_m]Granger[/name_m], and [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]. These are such nameberry type names that I love but seldom see.

It does strike me as odd that I will see the same names so many times - gorgeous names like [name_f]Lillian[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] – yet almost never see hundreds of other cool names.

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I love [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_u]Scott[/name_u] and [name_u]Skipper[/name_u]!

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[name_u]Robert[/name_u] nn [name_u]Bobby[/name_u]. I’ll keep saying this until the day I die :sweat_smile:
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f]. Yes, everyone knows it’s a classic, but I don’t think people appreciate it enough
[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]

More obscure names that deserve more love:

[name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] :star2:
[name_u]Meridian[/name_u]
[name_u]Ezri[/name_u]
[name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u]
[name_m]Nikias[/name_m]
Cornelian
[name_u]Narcisse[/name_u]
Euthymius
[name_m]Daedalus[/name_m]
[name_u]Boreal[/name_u]

[name_u]Polaris[/name_u]
[name_f]Peridot[/name_f]
[name_u]Onyx[/name_u]

Adelunia
[name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Emeraude[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemonde[/name_f]
[name_f]Asterope[/name_f]
[name_f]Flordelis[/name_f] :cherry_blossom:
Polymnia
Myrto

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[name_f]Alma[/name_f] is a Nameberry favourite so I think some similar sounding names like [name_f]Wilma[/name_f] and [name_f]Selma[/name_f] are underrated, especially given they’re both top 10 hotties in chic & trendy [name_u]Sweden[/name_u]!

I’m also a fan of some retro choices that are totally ready for a comeback like [name_f]Maxine[/name_f], [name_f]Francine[/name_f], [name_f]Pauline[/name_f], [name_f]Pamela[/name_f] and [name_f]Wendy[/name_f].

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GERTRUDE
[name_f]Heather[/name_f]
[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f]
[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_u]Blake[/name_u] (as a girl name)

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I love [name_m]Astrophel[/name_m], [name_u]Meridian[/name_u], [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u], [name_f]Peridot[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemonde[/name_f] and [name_f]Asterope[/name_f]!

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I’ve thought of some more:

[name_f]Celestine[/name_f] - similar to [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Libby[/name_f] - I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before! It’s vintage and an alternative to [name_f]Lily[/name_f]!
[name_f]Delia[/name_f] - like [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] and [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Daria[/name_f]
[name_f]Acacia[/name_f]
[name_f]Selene[/name_f] / [name_f]Selena[/name_f]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f]

[name_u]Shay[/name_u] / [name_u]Shae[/name_u] / [name_u]Shea[/name_u]
[name_u]Cato[/name_u]
[name_f]Apricity[/name_f]

[name_u]Quentin[/name_u]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Enzo[/name_m]
[name_m]Heath[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] - a classic with a soft sound
[name_u]Elysian[/name_u]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_u]Viridian[/name_u]
[name_m]Andreas[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] - why is [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] so popular while this goes unnoticed?
[name_m]Darius[/name_m] / [name_u]Dariel[/name_u] / [name_m]Adriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Dalphon[/name_m] / [name_m]Dalfon[/name_m] nn [name_u]Alfie[/name_u] :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
[name_u]Alexis[/name_u] on a boy
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] on a boy

What do you think? Keep the suggestions coming!

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