Your Naming Style Is?

What’s your certain naming style when it comes to choosing names? What names really appeal to you in terms of their style, does that style attract you to that certain name? And why do you think that style of name is appealing to you? Why do you love that style?

I know I have one: I love names that are vintage, hippie and nature based! When it comes to names that are vintage based I love [name_f]Heather[/name_f] and [name_u]Michele[/name_u], when it comes to hippie I love [name_f]Liberty[/name_f] and when it comes to nature I’m in love with [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] and ones like that. I love vintage names because they are interesting, soft sounding and lovely and there is just something appealing about them. I love hippie sounding names because they are cool and unique. I have an absolute love for nature names because they are so gorgeous and unique.

What’s your style? Discuss your naming styles here…

Definitely a Celtic with a leaning on Irish naming style, although I like Welsh and Scottish names too. I’m first generation U.S. so I grew up with a lot of heritage and I’d like to pass that along to my children.

I tend to go for family names and older, less common Biblical names, I also love Saints’ names too.

For girls I tend to lean towards short and sweet. Looking at my top 100 list, there are only eight names that are more than three syllables. I don’t have very many names that have nicknames (they tend to be nicknames). I prefer them to be uncommon but still recognizable, although some names I like despite popularity. My middle names for girls tend to be longer and unique. I love the letters L, V, A, and S in names.

For boys, my style is rather trendy as the majority of my favorites end in -er or -n. 53 out of my top 100 names for boys end in either -er or -n. [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is probably the first boys’ name to ever make my signature that doesn’t end in one of those. I don’t care as much about popularity with boys’ names. Most of the middle names I have are family names ([name_u]James[/name_u]/[name_u]Jameson[/name_u], [name_u]Murray[/name_u], and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] are all family).

I have a whimsical feel to my names.I like modern classic but hate extra popular names.

My taste in girl’s names is very over the top and frilly - I like longer names preferably with a range of nicknames available, for example, [name_f]Florentina[/name_f], [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] etc. I also have a love for Greek names on girls too such as [name_f]Pandora[/name_f], [name_f]Hera[/name_f], [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] amongst others.

As for boy’s names I love, love, love biblical names - generally the more uncommon ones, for example, [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] and [name_u]Micah[/name_u], which are all relatively uncommon in the UK. However, I adore [name_m]Isaac[/name_m], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] etc. I also like some pretty unique names; [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_m]Atlas[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Rourke[/name_m], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] amongst others.

I prefer names that are uncommon. My daughter’s first name, [name_f]Noemi[/name_f], I had only heard once. Her middle name, [name_f]Xochitl[/name_f] is basically unheard of in the United States. I like really feminine girl names that are 3+ syllables and end in a vowel, such as, [name_f]Leilani[/name_f], [name_f]Valeria[/name_f], and [name_f]Xiomara[/name_f]. I also love flower names like [name_f]Azalea[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], and [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]. Since my fiance is Mexican, the names have to sound good in English and Spanish and go with his last name.

For boys, I like biblical names like [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] and [name_m]Josiah[/name_m]. I don’t like a lot of boy names, so I’m not sure what my style is besides being uncommon and working with both languages.

Classical/traditional - names built to last.

I like a wide range of names. But the common factor of each of my favorites is they’re all about three syllable or shorter. I don’t like names to be shortened or have nicknames. [name_f]Nor[/name_f] do I like them to be overly frilly, but still feminine. I usually prefer the nicknames over full versions.

@jenni_lynn91- [name_f]Noemi[/name_f] is my sister in laws name! Such a lovely name!

My style for girls names is all over the place. I love [name_m]French[/name_m] names, classic names, some popular name, flower names, etc… For boys I tend to like more classic names than anything else.

Eclectic. I just don’t have a style. I love short, spunky names like [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] and [name_u]Quinn[/name_u], and Scandinavian-ish names like [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] and [name_f]Greta[/name_f], then old, dusty names like [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] and [name_m]Walter[/name_m], and odd names like [name_f]Valeska[/name_f], [name_f]Asteria[/name_f] and [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]. Names are plentiful, and have never felt like constricting myself to a style of names when there are so many beautiful ones out there.

For girls, my style is a bit all over the place. I definitely prefer longer girly names. I think from my long list there are only three names with one syllable. My style could probably be defined as uncommon classics, names you have heard of but don’t see very often like [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Esther[/name_f] and [name_f]Clara[/name_f]. I also love the more popular vintage names like [name_f]Polly[/name_f] and [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and then there are some very uncommon names like [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] and [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]. For the middles I like to have one more unusual name in the combo to make it a little more special, it also gives me a chance to use some of my GPs :slight_smile:

For boys, I like the (sadly) popular classics like [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. I am a lot less interested in boys names than I am in girls but I love the longstanding timeless names.

My style is short, simple names that are girls for girls and manly for boys.

I love all kinds of names and styles, but I do have definite preferences for the names I want to actually use for my children.

My style for girls is vintage romantic. [name_f]Lillian[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f], [name_f]Coralie[/name_f], [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f].

My style for boys falls into either biblical names ([name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]) or surname names ([name_m]Griffin[/name_m], [name_m]Edison[/name_m], [name_m]Nolan[/name_m]).

My style has mostly short names and I don’t tend to like the common name like [name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_f]Sally[/name_f], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]

I tend to like names that you have heard of but never met anyone named it such as [name_u]Ember[/name_u] and [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] for girls

I also tend to find boys a lot harder and have almost twice as many girls name than boys on my list

I don’t know how to classify my Naming Style, but I definitely gravitate towards unusual “Romantic” names, and, for me, lovely meanings are CRUCIAL!!! For example, I [name_f]ADORE[/name_f] the name [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] but would never use it because it means “Famous Warrior” and I am a Pacifist!

For Girls I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] long, floaty, feminine, “Old Fashioned” names which usually end in “a”, like [name_f]Flavia[/name_f], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Thalia[/name_f], Melusina, [name_f]Emmalina[/name_f], [name_f]Florentina[/name_f], [name_f]Viviana[/name_f], [name_f]Vienna[/name_f], etc. But I also adore some Girls’ Names which don’t end in “a” like [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], Miliani, [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f], [name_f]Fleur[/name_f]-de-lis, [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], and [name_u]Damaris[/name_u]! As long as they’re soft, pretty, long, and uncommon I’m hooked!

For Boys’ Names I have a real weakness for any names ending in “an”!! [name_u]Darian[/name_u], [name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_m]Rogan[/name_m], Rhiordan, [name_m]Tavian[/name_m], [name_u]Roan[/name_u], [name_u]Rohan[/name_u], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], and [name_m]Johann[/name_m]. I also adore names ending in “as”, such as [name_m]Amias[/name_m], [name_m]Lucas[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u], and [name_m]Jonas[/name_m]! I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] names with a Germanic or Celtic feel such as [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Mattheo[/name_m], [name_m]Matthias[/name_m], [name_m]Tavis[/name_m], Janosh, [name_m]Hamish[/name_m], [name_u]Mischa[/name_u], [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_u]Tully[/name_u], [name_u]Arden[/name_u], and [name_m]Diarmuid[/name_m]. Another soft spot of mine is for long, unusual English names like Carrington, [name_u]Elliot[/name_u], [name_m]Montgomery[/name_m], [name_m]Rupert[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], and [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]! And then there are my short and sweet passions which don’t quite fit anywhere else: [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], and [name_u]Kai[/name_u]!

My Guilty Pleasures for both Genders are Nature and Colour Names like: [name_f]Mahogany[/name_f], [name_f]Magenta[/name_f], Meranti, [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f], [name_f]Cosima[/name_f], Gossamer, [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f], [name_f]Lilac[/name_f], [name_f]Mauve[/name_f], [name_f]Amethyst[/name_f], [name_f]Sapphire[/name_f], [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], Damask [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosella[/name_f], [name_f]Dawn[/name_f], MeadowSweet, and Skylark for Girls, and Fennec [name_m]Fox[/name_m], [name_m]Hawk[/name_m], [name_m]Kipper[/name_m] Kestrel, [name_u]Ash[/name_u], [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Cedar[/name_u], [name_u]Linden[/name_u], Alder, [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u], [name_f]Breeze[/name_f], Bramble, [name_u]Leaf[/name_u], Oleander, and [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] for Boys!!

If anyone can help me with a “classification” for my Naming Style please do! :smiley:

You like a lot of great names! I really like your naming taste by the way. For boys I’m really pleased you brought up [name_m]Lucas[/name_m] it’s a great name it’s actually a name on my name list, I love that you mentioned [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] that’s another name I really love, [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is a really adorable name too I love the nickname [name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] such a lovely name it’s on my name list but not as a guilty pleasure though, [name_m]Montgomery[/name_m] is cool, and I really love [name_u]Leaf[/name_u] but I guess that’s a name I could never consider using, [name_u]Elias[/name_u] is cute. Your girls naming style is really lovely too! I love [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] my best friend has a younger sister named that, [name_f]Magenta[/name_f] is stunning I love that one, [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] is one of the most lovely names I have ever heard in my life. Great names you got there! I don’t know what sort of style/category they would come under though.

Thank you SO much for your kind words HUGS!! When I first read your entry I thought what [name_f]LOVELY[/name_f] taste in Names you have too! :smiley: And I really resonate with your naming style! My ABSOLUTE favourite from your Tag List is the [name_u]Golden[/name_u] Shining “[name_f]Summer[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]”! Shine on!!! :smiley:

I don’t know how to define my style.
For girls, at the moment I am tending to lean to more traditional classic names ([name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f], [name_f]Isabel[/name_f], [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_f]Helen[/name_f]). I’m totally crushing on dusty vintage names like [name_u]Joan[/name_u] and [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] and [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]. But I also like the frilly names like [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] and [name_f]Natalia[/name_f]. And then there are a few name that are quite “out there” for non-name nerds, like [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] and [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]. I like ancient Greek and [name_m]Roman[/name_m] names. I’ve also found that I care less about popularity and commonality of the name, and more on how I feel about the name. For girls, I think my style is somewhere between traditional and traditional with a twist.
For boys, I’m a mess. I like “out there” names like [name_m]Augustus[/name_m] and [name_m]Dimitri[/name_m]. Vintage names like [name_m]Linus[/name_m] and [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] and [name_m]Walter[/name_m]. I like biblical names like [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Abram[/name_m] and [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]. I like short names like [name_m]Leo[/name_m] and [name_u]Gus[/name_u], but long names like [name_m]Cassius[/name_m]. I’m a mess. I think my boys style is strong but sensitive. That’s the vibe I get from a lot of my names.

For girls I think I have a very frilly and fairy tales kind of style. I like elaborate names. [name_f]Mirabelle[/name_f], [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f], [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f], [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] are among my favorites.

I also like some dorky names for boys and girl such as: [name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Leia[/name_f], and [name_f]Khaleesi[/name_f], [name_m]Xander[/name_m], [name_u]Dexter[/name_u], [name_m]Xavier[/name_m], [name_m]Atlas[/name_m], [name_m]Holden[/name_m], [name_m]Laszlo[/name_m].

I’m also a bit hippish as my favorite word names are also nature names. I like [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Sky[/name_u], and flower names.

Hmmm. It’s a little all over the place.

I tend to go with unexpected or less traditional/common classics with a little southern flair and spunkiness, if that makes sense? I think my daughter’s name is a perfect example: [name_f]Luella[/name_f] is old fashioned but not a traditional classic [name_f]IMO[/name_f], it has a little southern twang and is quite girly without being frilly, her middle name is Venezi@, which is a family name and I love it. I love how ornate it is and how it balances out the “fun” qualities of [name_f]Luella[/name_f] with something a little regal sounding. I also like that it’s a bit exotic and find myself enjoying this type of combo. Top of my list right now is [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] for DD2 or [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] “[name_u]Bo[/name_u]” [name_m]Charles[/name_m] for DS1, should I have another, and I feel like they follow that general style.

I also love Scandinavian, Celtic names and names with ties to literature and the arts!