What’s your naming style?

If you had to label your name style, what would you call it? Please share a few of your top names or names that you have used, to give an example of your style. :blush:

Perhaps my style would be biblical and international? Not sure. Any other ways you would define it?
A few favs❤️:

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i recently decided that my style can be best described as rural, retro, and rustic, with my top names being ennis, jethro, harlan, and twain for boys, and ada, mercy, willa, and frances for girls. :ear_of_rice:

i would say your style is biblical and international, with a hint of dark academia and romance in these names for sure! :bouquet:


[name_f]My[/name_f] style differs between sibsets. Any name which isn’t in a sibset is either waiting for one, or just a combo that I like.

[name_f]My[/name_f] top combo (long term crush) is [name_f]Unice[/name_f] [name_f]Aerith[/name_f] [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], followed by [name_f]Amara[/name_f] [name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_m]Thorne[/name_m], [name_f]Muriel[/name_f] [name_f]Amara[/name_f] [name_f]Lainey[/name_f], and [name_f]Constance[/name_f] [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Jade[/name_u]. They have a similar, vintage feel (except Amara), but only [name_f]Unice[/name_f] and [name_f]Amara[/name_f] share the same overall wintery cozy vibe. None of these are in sibsets.

I was given [name_u]Mina[/name_u] [name_u]Endellion[/name_u] (which I may customize a little) based on a wintery, peaceful, cozy themed moodboard which I made for [name_f]Unice[/name_f]. I’d say mostly snowy, warm, dark wintery vibes.

[name_f]My[/name_f] :cherry_blossom: sibset follows a theme of Medieval (well at least from the list), space, and luxury sounding but not in your face. The boys were an exception.

The :butterfly: sibset have some form of fantasy, medieval imagery without that timeline, except from [name_f]Lunaria[/name_f], and partially [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] depending on how I feel.

The rest are random.

I don’t know alot about biblical names but they do seem romantic-ish and international. (Nadia’s been on my mind recently)

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My overall style is honestly a bit all over the place!

For girls I tend to prefer longish feminine names, always with a bit of history behind them. They range from common to uncommon. Some examples: Julia, Lydia, Felicity, Caroline, Anneliese, Bianca, Verity, Saskia, Daniela and Imogen. I also like sharper, Scandinavian names like Astrid and Ingrid.

And lately I’ve felt more drawn to girls’ names that were more popular in the 1980s/1990s (but not overly used, no Jessica or Jennifer as I know so many of those!) Names like Miranda, Cassandra, Bethany, Melanie, and Sabrina.

For boys my favourites are tend to be a bit more quirky: Linus, Fergus, Ambrose, Felix, Grady, Innes. I’ve always had a soft spot for names like Kieran and Morgan, and Joel is a long-time favourite of mine. Recently I’ve also been liking more international names like Victor, Vincent, Adrian and Oscar.

So, yes, all over the place really! If anyone can pin down my style I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.

@4blessings I love your style (especially Rafael, Matthias, Catalina and Nadia). I agree with your assessment that it’s Biblical and international.

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I would say my female naming style is classic, traditional, and feminine with a hint of uniqueness; a propensity for honour names; and taking inspiration from TV shows, movies, and books that have really make an impression on me.

I think my naming style differs between boys and girls. For girls I love longer names that feel very elegant, feminine, frilly and a little bit rare, such as:

As for boy names I really struggle to find ones I absolutely love but I think I prefer shorter names.
I love gentle yet strong boy names if that’s even considered a style haha. Here are a few from my list:
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] / [name_m]Lucien[/name_m] / [name_m]Bastien[/name_m]

How would you describe my style?
I also adore many of the names on your lists ! :sparkling_heart:

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I LOVE [name_f]Catalina[/name_f], [name_m]Rafael[/name_m] and [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] !!

I think i’ve half defined my style as vintage or dated without the grandmother’s headstone imagery. Names which could be found in a care home but are also adorable on young people. (well at least most of them)

In my opinion at least because a popularity calculator (which I found on the internet so may not be accurate) tells me that the youngest Unice’s are nearly 40 and there’s not many of them. (I only class a name as extinct when the last person to have it dies, so she stills lives on). I’m unsure of some of the others.

i go mostly for old, dramatic, unusual names, and i’m heavily influenced by the ancient world/literature !! i also like a lot of vintage/classic names, but they’re usually on the clunkier side, and mostly just get used as middles. i guess my style falls mostly under the umbrella of dark academia, though i think that’s mostly just what you make of it. my boys list is broadly the same, but generally tends a bit more classic.

my favourites (for reference):

  • aurembiaix cecily terpsichore
  • persephone agatha helisent
  • eurydice mabel medea
  • artemisia hecate isolde
  • antigone frances dulcemara
  • theseus alistair maxence
  • mercury finnegan august
  • romulus nikolai florian
  • achilles thomas lucian

I think your names feel international and a bit romantic!

[name_f]My[/name_f] style for girls tends to be vintage names such as [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f], or [name_f]Delilah[/name_f].

[name_f]My[/name_f] style for boys tends to be surnames such as [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u], [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m], or [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]

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I think my naming style for girls are usually old fashion with a whimsical feeling. Such as; [name_f]Mossie[/name_f], [name_f]Bonnibel[/name_f], [name_f]Nelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]

For boys, usually old fashioned or surname-y. Such as; [name_u]Montgomery[/name_u], [name_u]George[/name_u], [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]Salvador[/name_m]

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I find it really interesting that a lot of us have different styles for boys and girls names! I wonder why that is?


This is fun!

I would say my naming style for girls is feminine, nature and faith inspired and pretty. They feel very European royal family living in beautiful castle meets quaint cottage in [name_f]English[/name_f] countryside. I think my style also represents my sentimental nature as I love honour names

[name_f]My[/name_f] top names are

[name_f]Lilia[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Ella[/name_f]
[name_u]Rose[/name_u] [name_f]Christabel[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Laura[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Faith[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] [name_f]Marina[/name_f] (middle names a little undecided for Faith)

For boys my names are biblical, outdoorsy, laid back and rugged. [name_f]My[/name_f] boy names feel classic and really representative of mine and my partner’s culture.

[name_f]My[/name_f] top names are

[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_u]John[/name_u]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] [name_u]William[/name_u] [name_m]Mark[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Robert[/name_u]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u] [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] Otim
[name_m]Abel[/name_m] Lockhart [name_u]Joseph[/name_u]

I would describe your names as international unexpected choices that feel inspired by religion/faith.

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I think you’ve described your names perfectly! I would add “romantic” into the list of descriptors.

For me, I think my style is classic and homey:
[name_f]Susanna[/name_f] • [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] • [name_f]Clara[/name_f] • [name_f]Jane[/name_f] • [name_u]Marian[/name_u]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] • [name_m]Peter[/name_m] • [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]

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mine is definitely more steered towards classical, with a touch of victorian on my long list! my top names are lucy, daniel, and alexander :love_letter:

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[name_f]My[/name_f] current naming style for masc names seems to be sort of flannel-wearing-New-England-outdoorsmen surname (soft but rugged?): [name_m]Talmadge[/name_m] [name_m]Thor[/name_m] [name_m]Taz[/name_m], [name_u]Granger[/name_u] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] [name_u]Gray[/name_u], [name_m]Merrick[/name_m] [name_u]Del[/name_u] [name_u]Mack[/name_u], [name_m]Crispin[/name_m] [name_m]Tamerlane[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_m]Haskell[/name_m] [name_m]Hart[/name_m] [name_m]Huck[/name_m]

For fem names, I’ve been struggling with them recently but my two long-time loves might be vintage international?: [name_f]Alice[/name_f] Baleen [name_u]Alba[/name_u] and [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] [name_u]Mako[/name_u] (Alice is a family names and really just an excuse to get to Alba)

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I usually describe my style as quirky children’s literary characters! [name_f]My[/name_f] list is very eclectic and mismatched, but I love it that way!

For girls my top names are [name_f]Melody[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_u]Conner[/name_u], [name_f]Joycie[/name_f], [name_f]Joanie[/name_f], [name_u]Holly[/name_u] & [name_f]Emmalyn[/name_f]! For boys I love [name_u]Finnegan[/name_u], [name_u]Wilder[/name_u], [name_u]Holden[/name_u], [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m], [name_m]Paul[/name_m] & [name_m]Ian[/name_m]

I think you got your description absolutely right! What a lovely list of names! :smiling_face:

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