I love a lot of common names, but I’ve always really liked having a more unique name myself–so when it comes to realistic possibilities for future kids, I want to branch into some more unusual options. I’ve done some brainstorming of names that remind me of old favorites of mine, and so far I’ve found a couple that I really like. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my current front-runners (it changes day to day, haha), plus more suggestions if you have any! (I’m in the U.S., for style/popularity reference—I know this varies a lot place to place).
[name_f]Edie[/name_f]—I love that it’s familiar but very underused, old-fashioned but fits right in with current favorites like [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] and [name_f]Evie[/name_f] (imo), and packs a lot of personality into a short-and-sweet package. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think this name is ready for revival? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it can stand on its own? I don’t really like any of the full-name possibilities I’ve thought of so far ([name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], etc.), so I’m thinking I would use it as a full.
[name_u]Remi[/name_u]/[name_u]Romy[/name_u]—Which of these do you prefer? I like both, but seem to go back and forth between them. I know [name_u]Remi[/name_u] is more common, but it still feels distinctive enough to me. I love [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] as a full for [name_u]Romy[/name_u] but can’t use it, so both of these would probably be stand-alones.
[name_f]Zelie[/name_f]/Zellie—Which do you prefer? [name_m]How[/name_m] would you pronounce them? I think I prefer rhyming with [name_u]Bailey[/name_u] or [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] for pronunciation (I’m not sure which, so open to opinions on that too!); how would you spell this name to make one of those pronunciations intuitive?
Let me know what you think! [name_m]How[/name_m] would you rank them? What would you add to this list? I’m liking names that are underused but don’t feel completely unrecognizable/“out there,” although obviously that’s very subjective!