What Is Your Name Style?
Not really a game as much as discussing your name style and the qualities you look for in a good name. It's been fun watching all of our styles emerged and seeing how different everyone is. Some people love certain letters or periods of time. Some people like trendy, new names and others prefer the tried and true.
What do you look for in a good name? What catches your attention? Are there any names you love that don't fit your typical style?
For me, it's timelessness which to me means two things: a name hasn't had a huge spike in popularity that dates it to a specific time. So names like Barabara (50s), Lisa (60s), Heather or Jason (70s), Nicole or Kyle (80s), Taylor or Tyler (90s), or Madison (00s) aren't my favorites. It's nothing against those names other than their ability to become stale and dated quickly. It's also a name that ages well so it doesn't come across as too grown up (Carlos and Kurt are examples I can only see on grown men) or too cutesy (Paisley comes to mind).
Names that break the mold for me are Emmy (kind of cutesy), and Violet (seems like it has had a huge spike in popularity over the last 10 years).
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 3:15pm