Which Weird Name?

In other words, could you please rank these? And why did you rank them like you did? :slight_smile:

[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]”

[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] – I think this is so lovely
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] – classic and beautiful, prefer [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] spelling.
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] – Intriguing, different, love the references
[name_f]Esme[/name_f] – not my style, but from here on the list gets very far away from my style and well into not liking so much.
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] – Not bad, just sounds … a little malicious to me for some reason.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] – Cute. It would be more accessible for me if I didn’t associate it with the invasive weed here.
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] – [name_f]Pru[/name_f] is a cute nickname, but then there’s [name_f]Prune[/name_f] in there which isn’t very flattering.
[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] – very nicknamey and cutesy. Reminds me of [name_f]Pippi[/name_f].
[name_f]Charity[/name_f], [name_f]Delight[/name_f], Hopeful – all these are equally disliked. [name_f]Delight[/name_f] sounds like something you’d find for the name of a desert on a diner menu (Brownie [name_f]Delight[/name_f]!) and Hopeful I prefer as just [name_f]Hope[/name_f]. Hopeful is an adjective and with some rare exceptions I only think word names should be nouns. Otherwise it’s too descriptive. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite virtue name is [name_f]Clarity[/name_f].

I love pretty much all of these!

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] - love this, probably the only one I’d consider using. However it’s really popular in the UK so I wouldn’t.
[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Tippi[/name_f]! Such a guilty pleasure of mine, it reminds me of [name_f]Tippi[/name_f] Hedren obviously but also of this little girl

[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - growing up my aunt’s dog was named [name_f]Tansy[/name_f], and as lovely as she was, this is slightly tainted for me now. I do think it’s pretty though, and I’d suggest [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]?
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - pretty and Welsh
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] - reminds me of [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_f]Faith[/name_f], love this.
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - a bit dull but lovely. I’m really liking [name_f]Betsan[/name_f] at the minute, and love it’s other nicknames
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]” - I know a few Rowenas, I really like it. [name_f]Ro[/name_f] is adorable.
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] - I love this for some reason, it sounds incredibly old-fashioned English to me… like country gardens and eve’s pudding.

[name_f]Charity[/name_f] - NO.
[name_f]Delight[/name_f] - NO.
Hopeful - NO.

[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]” I also like Rowie.
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] I like, but it’s a cocktail.

[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] Like it, but I wouldn’t use unless part of my heritage.
[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] Like it as a NN, but I’d want a full name.
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] Nah. [name_f]Prunella[/name_f] from [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] was snobby.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] Again, needs a full name.
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] Bores me.

Hopeful just no.

The usability of the names on your lists varies considerably.

First Names

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] - soft, feminine and magical
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - classic and timeless with loads of nn options
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] - lovely Spanish name with a wonderful meaning of “dove” (symbol of peace)
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]” - an underused Welsh charmer
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - another Welsh gem

Middle Name Only

[name_f]Charity[/name_f] - dated
[name_f]Delight[/name_f] - this word comes with sexual connotations
Hopeful - strange for a first name. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] maybe but Hopeful?
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - too cutesy

Nickname Only

[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] - a good name for a baby but not suitable for an adult


[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] - a frilly dressing up of the word “[name_f]Prune[/name_f]” wouldn’t make a girl feel any more attractive.

[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] - This has always sounded like a water name to me. Very strong and lovely.
[name_f]Esme[/name_f] - Short, but sweet. It is attractive on paper and fun to say out loud.
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - I like the idea of “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]” as a nn.
Tippy - Cute and childish, but I think it could grow with the right girl.
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - Classic and sturdy, but less than exciting.

[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - Too cutesy and sounds like [name_f]Pansy[/name_f].
Hopeful - I feel like these sorts of names come from simple minded parents. It’s not terrible, but why?
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] - Unattractive sound and spelling.
[name_f]Charity[/name_f] - Again, not terrible (though dated). I just don’t see why you might use this.
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] - Sounds like chocolate spread, but with prunes.
[name_f]Delight[/name_f] - Okay, this one is terrible. I first thought of Turkish [name_f]Delight[/name_f], then I imagined it on a girl and immediately began envisioning the jokes that boys would share.

In other words, could you please rank these? And why did you rank them like you did?

[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] is okay also [name_f]Rosella[/name_f]/[name_f]Rozella[/name_f] with the ‘ro’ part could be acceptable

paloma yes also pandora…

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] yes

[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] if you like it if you dont live in wales - forever correcting…

[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] nice if you have a loner name i think better as a nickname…

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]- eliza, [name_f]Liza[/name_f], libby, lizzy, beth all good nicknames…

Please ignore [name_f]Delight[/name_f]. I just took it off my list. :slight_smile:

Normally I would have said no to [name_f]Prunella[/name_f] but it is a legit rare fairytale name and [name_f]Pru[/name_f] is a very cute nickname.
I would, however, say no to [name_f]Charity[/name_f], [name_f]Tippi[/name_f], [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Delight[/name_f] and Hopeful.

[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] # 1 love this name, usable, nickname options are generous

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] and [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] are usable, come in 2nd place for usability, but sort of blah to me

[name_f]Charity[/name_f] is ok, for a virtue name, however, not as pretty to me as [name_f]Clarity[/name_f]

All the other names, I dislike because they are either unusable virtue word names, or prunella that has the word [name_f]Prune[/name_f] in it. [name_f]Tansy[/name_f] is ok in the middle maybe. The word names could be ok in the middle spot.

I mostly agree with what others have said. [name_f]Prunella[/name_f] just makes me think of the kids show [name_m]Arthur[/name_m].

I don’t mind [name_f]Hope[/name_f] as a name, even though it is nms, but Hopeful doesn’t seem as positive for some reason. It kind of makes me think of something lacking like, “well _____ is not great, but we are hopeful”

[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] – Cute as a nickname, I wouldn’t be comfortable using as a full name
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] – With [name_f]Ella[/name_f] as a nickname, cute, but [name_f]Prunella[/name_f] just reminds me of prunes (yucky!)
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] – [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite on this list…spunky, charming
[name_f]Esme[/name_f] – Had it not been for Twilight this name would be higher up on my list, but nonetheless it’s a cute name
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] – Not a fan
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] – Not weird by any means, but full of tons of “weird” nicknames…my faves [name_f]Tibby[/name_f], [name_f]Zibby[/name_f], [name_f]Libby[/name_f], [name_f]Bette[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f]
[name_f]Charity[/name_f] – Sounds less than classy
[name_f]Delight[/name_f] – Not a fan…trying too hard
Hopeful – [name_f]Hope[/name_f] is precious, Hopeful is not
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] – Cute, not my favorite, but I dont hate it
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]” – I like a little better than [name_f]Paloma[/name_f], but it’s kind of the same vibe for me, don’t love it, don’t hate it

[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]”

These are the only ones I like (in this order). Sorry, but I agree with most pp about Hopeful/[name_f]Charity[/name_f]/[name_f]Delight[/name_f]. [name_f]Tansy[/name_f] and [name_f]Tippi[/name_f] would be wonderful nicknames!

This are the ones I don’t really like:
[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] - It makes me think of teapots for some reason. No idea why.
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] - The prune sound turns me off.
Hopeful - [name_f]Hope[/name_f] by itself is alright. Hopeful doesn’t sound or feel like a name.

And on to the ones I do like:
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - my favourite name from your list! I love the meaning as well and how it’s more accessible and less prone to teasing then [name_f]Pansy[/name_f] is.
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - Nice but a little too common for me personally.

Names that are ok but don’t do much for me:

  1. [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Rowena[/name_f] “[name_f]Ro[/name_f]”
  3. [name_f]Esme[/name_f]
  4. [name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
  5. [name_f]Charity[/name_f]
  6. [name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
  7. [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]

The others don’t seem like usable names to me. Here are the reasons:
[name_f]Tippi[/name_f] - Sounds like tipsy …
[name_f]Prunella[/name_f] - WAYYYY to old fashioned and hoity toity. The only way it would work would be the nickname [name_f]Ella[/name_f] or [name_f]Ellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Delight[/name_f] and Hopeful - way too much of a virtue name. Also, as a teenager, I don’t think [name_f]Delight[/name_f] will love her name…