Most of the names that I like are in a popularity range of between like 50 and 250 (e.g. [name]Erika[/name], [name]Keira[/name], [name]Piper[/name], [name]Wyatt[/name], [name]Owen[/name], [name]Bryce[/name], [name]Riley[/name]). But, there are two girl”s names that I really like that are very unpopular. [name]Neriah[/name] ” which is a real name (Hebrew, meaning ”light if God”), and ranks around 4000. The other is Talayna/ Talaina. Apparently it”s not a ”real name,” at least I can”t find it anywhere. But I didn”t make it up. Apparently it was going to be my cousin”s name but my aunt”s best friend named her daughter it first so she used something else. So I may have heard it mentioned in my family when I was younger. I don”t get the sense that they are ”made up names” when I see them, as much as I do with others, e.g. [name]Aliyah[/name] is pretty but seems completely made up to me - JMO.
As I”ve mentioned before, I”m primarily here to ”float names” and get opinions on the names I like. We”re planning but not TTC yet. I”m glad that we”re discussing names early as our tastes have changed a lot over the last year, and this way we can discuss names every now and then but its low pressure. I”m lucky though as my partner ‘seems’ very agreeable at the moment and we have similar tastes. He spent an hour trying to pick apart Talayna last night and he really likes it. We love the nickname potential ” [name]Tal[/name], [name]Tali[/name] ([name]Tah[/name]-lee), [name]Tally[/name], [name]Lani[/name] (Lah-nee), [name]Laney[/name] ([name]Lay[/name]-nee), [name]Lana[/name] (lah-na or lay-na), [name]Annie[/name] etc.
So, what do you think of Talayna? Does it feel made up? what spelling should I use? What meaning could I use, i.e. what name is it based on? Would you use a name you both loved that didn”t feel made up but was, even though your other names are in the top 250?