Word names you think would sound nice - even if the meaning isn't nice

Hey guys,

I was just thinking and wondered if there are any words you guys think SOUND like they would make nice names (from just the sound alone) if they weren’t words with less than pleasant meanings. [name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to include any word names you think sound pretty but wouldn’t use because word names just aren’t your thing or because you think it’d be just a little too out there, for instance I think Blueberry sounds interesting, but I can’t imagine actually naming a child Blueberry!

I’m studying biology and lately I’ve been coming across a lot of disease names that I think actually sound pretty, which is what brought this on.

For instance:
Chlamydia (reminds me of [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], which I love)
Malaria
Pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection common in dogs)
Rosacea
Rubella
Dementia
Nemesis (Not a disease, but still not a nice meaning)

Word names I like but would probably never use also include:
Cranberry
[name_u]Sequoia[/name_u]
Weather

Elegy and Requiem come to mind- they’ve got such beautiful sounds and such sad meanings!

On my guilty pleasure list I have/have had Belladonna, Cadmium, and Arachne, as well as Hemlock, [name_f]Alchemy[/name_f], and Orchard for boys. Also Pompeia, so close to Pompeii, but I think could make such a beautiful name, and Orphéa (Or-[name_f]FAY[/name_f]-uh), which I love the sound of, but is seeming pretty unusable due to its closeness to Orphan.

Ooh I actually really like Hemlock, that might go on my guilty pleasure list as well :wink:

I love [name_f]Maudlin[/name_f]. It was used as a name way back when but now it’s just known to mean “tearfully sentimental”.

I love the sound of all of these:

Duplicity
Chlamydia
Nostalgia
Melancholy

But would never use them!

Brevity! I’ve liked it for awhile, but just don’t think it would work.

I was a nursing student, so came across many things that I felt sounded like names.

Calyx: it’s a structure in the kidney
Malaria
[name_m]Foley[/name_m]: yes, like the catheter

Vatican
[name_f]Eloquent[/name_f]
Bungalow
Elixir
Murderous

Enema …

And probably Pilgrim and Amnesty as well, but only because I’ve only ever received negative comments about them. I’m not sure I fully understand all the negative associations with these two, but it’s probably because I’m Norwegian?

[name_m]Just[/name_m] going to casually bring this thread back…

Therapy
Insomnia
Antimony
Astatine
[name_f]Obedience[/name_f]

Some great ideas! Rosacea really is very pretty - I might start suggesting it :wink:

On the model of [name_f]Serenity[/name_f] and [name_f]Felicity[/name_f], how about Calamity, Atrocity, Frivolity or Alacrity?

Peccadillo
Scimitar
Sceptre
Dilettante
Ingenue
Libertine
Fontanelle
Paella
Phalanx
Larynx
Gluteus
Areola
Alimony
Segue
Janitor
Synopsis
Petrichor
Oesophagus
Thorax
Torpedo
Gigolo
Saltpetre
Lunatic
Phantom
Paralysis
Dialysis
Platelet
Myopia
Sciatica
Anaesthesia
Polygamy
Ossuary
Bellicose
Moribund
Mortuary
Jaundice
Silhouette
Emesis
Bravado
Hubris
Axiom
Gaol
Tinder
Fascia… this is fun!

Harfendaz - catcaller
Vaveyla - scream of anguish
Meyus - angst
Sermest - alcoholic
Kekre - sour
Yas - mourning

Osmosis
Villanelle
Epitome

I’ve always loved the name [name_f]Gypsy[/name_f]

[name_f]Gravity[/name_f], everyone says it sounds like Gravy and it’s way too hippy but it’s my ultimate gp.
Chanterelle, a type of fungus.
Libertine, I love the sounds, it’s a pity the meaning is so negative, a Libertine and [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] “[name_f]Libby[/name_f] and Nadi”
Lunatic
Apathy
Serotonin
Latifolia
Tantalising

I am in a biology course right now, and there are a lot of amazing scientific words. I especially like Meristem! I love names with the Mer- beginning :slight_smile:

If you are curious…
https://www.britannica.com/science/meristem

Omelette but spelled Amalette. Ugh!

Oasis
Mirage
Assonance
Temper

Requiem, Strife (I am obsessed with this one), [name_m]Theory[/name_m], Proximity, Stygian, Havok/Havoc, Atom, Riven, Oblivion, [name_m]Crash[/name_m], Ashen & [name_u]Shadow[/name_u] for a boy.

Amnesty, [name_f]Ethereal[/name_f], Lacuna, Illicit & Hallux for a girl.

Equinox
Arcane
Euphoria
Eyelet
[name_f]Fedora[/name_f]
[name_m]Stetson[/name_m]
[name_f]Mauve[/name_f]
Maybe
[name_u]Beige[/name_u]
Aphorism
Rhubarb
Malachite
Alexandrite
Alabaster
Shenandoah
Afro
Curly
Crochet
Orison
Sallow
Barren
Fallow
Gallow
Solstice
Blizzard
Hale
Breeze
Ace
Fjord
Tundra
Taiga
Canyon
Eureka
Peak
Tangerine
Arroyo
Royal
Cable
Roper
Stout
Port
Brigadier
Brigade
Russet
Quinoa
Law
Barrister
Branch