WDYT Of These Names?

Hello all! Please give your honest opinions on the following names. Thanks so much!

Realistic Name Choices (in no particular order):



[name]Annalise[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]

[name]Hollis[/name] nn. [name]Holly[/name]





Guilty Pleasure Names:



[name]Lorelei[/name] nn. [name]Lulu[/name]


[name]Shiloh[/name] nn. Shy










[name]Roberta[/name] nn. [name]Robbie[/name]



There are more, I just can’t remember off the top of my head :slight_smile: Please let me know what you think! Thanks!

[name]Mae[/name] - love this vintage name.

[name]Cassandra[/name] - A great Greek mythological name

[name]Annalise[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name] - I prefer the [name]Anneliese[/name] spelling to avoid the “anal” image. Very pretty.

[name]Hollis[/name] nn. [name]Holly[/name] - A lovely nature name

[name]Jessa[/name] - No substance. [name]Jessamine[/name] would be great.

[name]Deanna[/name] - Not my style

[name]Angeline[/name] - a porn star has this name so it’s tainted for me. I love [name]Angelica[/name].

[name]Jana[/name] - OK

Guilty Pleasure Names:

[name]Waverly[/name] - I don’t see the appeal

[name]Cella[/name] - one letter away from cello. [name]Calla[/name] would be fine.

[name]Lorelei[/name] nn. [name]Lulu[/name] - I knew a strong woman named [name]Lorelei[/name] so I like it!

[name]Greta[/name] - [name]One[/name] of my favourite Scandinavian names. Rare and exotic.

[name]Shiloh[/name] nn. Shy - I prefer it on a boy.

[name]Noa[/name] - I realize that this is a legitimate girls name in [name]Israel[/name] but [name]Noah[/name] is such a popular boys name that gender confusion may occur.

[name]Maine[/name] - A quirky mn choice

[name]Allegra[/name] - [name]Love[/name] the musical association and the name just rolls off the tongue! It doesn’t get much love due to the allergy medication.

[name]Isla[/name] - OK but I’m bored with it.

[name]Nerissa[/name] - Frilly and feminine mythological name.

[name]Nori[/name] - Japanese gem but I don’t know if I would use it if I didn’t have Japanese ancestry.

[name]Matilda[/name] - [name]Love[/name] love love! A vintage gem with a royal history.

[name]Willa[/name] - I’ve grown to like this name. Great literary connection.

[name]Bronwyn[/name] - This is the [name]MALE[/name] Welsh spelling so in my book it’s a NO NO. Spell it [name]Bronwen[/name] for a girl and all’s right with the world! :slight_smile:

[name]Roberta[/name] nn. [name]Robbie[/name] - I don’t hear this name too often so it’s sounds fresh again.

[name]Lia[/name] - I love this Italian spelling of the Biblical [name]Leah[/name]. It does look so short with only three letters.

[name]Rosemary[/name] - [name]Ah[/name], gorgeous name. I adore the nn [name]Romy[/name] too!

[name]Mae[/name]/[name]Mai[/name] – A little plain for my taste, but very dainty and pretty!

[name]Cassandra[/name] – I like this name. A good combination of elegance and spunk.

[name]Annalise[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name] – This is so pretty and elegant!

[name]Hollis[/name] nn. [name]Holly[/name] – [name]Hollis[/name] seems a little made-up and I just get an image of a very spoiled child. : /

[name]Jessa[/name] – I much prefer [name]Tessa[/name] or [name]Jessamyn[/name]/[name]Jessamine[/name]

[name]Deanna[/name] – I have never thought this name was very pretty.

[name]Angeline[/name] – Not my style.

[name]Jana[/name] – Not my style. [name]Jane[/name] is lovely though!

Guilty Pleasure Names:

[name]Waverly[/name] – This one is cool, albeit trendy.

[name]Cella[/name] – Reminds me of cellars and salespeople.

[name]Lorelei[/name] nn. [name]Lulu[/name] – [name]Love[/name] this name! Very pretty, but not over the top.

[name]Greta[/name] – I like this name in theory, but it sounds a little too harsh. I prefer [name]Marta[/name].

[name]Shiloh[/name] nn. Shy – Very beautiful and understated.

[name]Noa[/name] – Has a nice sound, but I think it would be confusing in the US considering the popularity of [name]Noah[/name] for boys.

[name]Maine[/name] – This one is neat! I can see why it is just a guilty pleasure though.

[name]Allegra[/name] – not my style, but cool

[name]Isla[/name] – I think this is very pretty although it may be significantly increasing in popularity soon.

[name]Nerissa[/name] – Not beautiful, but rare and interesting!

[name]Nori[/name] – I love the sound of this one! Would probably work better as a nickname though. Maybe for [name]Annora[/name]?

[name]Matilda[/name] – Sounds clunky to me

[name]Willa[/name] – I [name]LOVE[/name] this one! It has a quiet strength that I find very attractive in a girls name. I’d definitely consider taking it off the guilty pleasure list. :slight_smile:

[name]Bronwyn[/name] – A little too clunky. Maybe [name]Elowen[/name]?

[name]Roberta[/name] nn. [name]Robbie[/name] – Cute. You might also like [name]Antonia[/name] nn [name]Tony[/name].

[name]Lia[/name] – Cute, but I prefer the [name]Leah[/name] spelling.

[name]Rosemary[/name] – I really like this one! I’ve met a few and the name seems very sweet and wearable.