[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]-I’ve been in love with this for about a year. It used to be on my ‘meh’ list, & then it just jumped to the very top of my ‘love it so much!’ list one day. I hear it out every so often, but this one particular time I heard it on a little girl at a children’s museum with a brother [name_u]Finn[/name_u]. I’ve always loved [name_u]Finn[/name_u] (like, since my name obsession begun circa 1998), and for some reason hearing them together made me fall in love with [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]. I’ve always loved the nn [name_f]Nellie[/name_f], so [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] on the top of my list makes sense.
[name_u]Eliya[/name_u]-I’ve only heard this name once. Well, read in anyway on Ivillage baby name boards a long time ago. I never thought much of it, but for whatever reason recently I’ve fallen in love with the sound.
Finuala-I love the idea of of being in love with a Gaelic name, since our ln is a ‘[name_m]Mac[/name_m]’ name. Our sweet doggy is [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], so Finuala is too close to use in reality. But I have recently fallen for it. It’s so smart & gives it a little fairy feel.
[name_f]Gerty[/name_f]-This is dh’s pick, & I’ve fallen for it recently too. It’s very unique, vintage & lovable.
[name_f]Luella[/name_f]-I’ve just seen this one on these boards a lot in the past few months, & find it so so cute. I’ve never given it thought before.
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]-I read a book not too long ago w/an [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Livy[/name_f]. And I adore [name_f]Livy[/name_f]. But [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], while pretty, is kind of boring these days. [name_f]Olive[/name_f] has much more spunk & less fuss than [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]. And it’s way less common. At least for now. Seems to be getting a bit more popular quickly.
[name_f]Sadie[/name_f]-This is the main lady character in the mini series version of 11/22/63. I used to think it was okay as a nn, & very childish. But the character was so lovely & very much a grown up, that I’ve come to like it a lot as a full name.