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15. Hursel- I don’t like that is has “hearse“ in it.
14. Cher- just one person.
13. Seth- I have an irrational dislike for this name.
12 Elsa- “Let it goooo”
11 Khaled- I only think of DJ Khaled
10 Devin- prefer it for a girl
9 Bernadette- only think of Peters
8 Kevin- solid name, if a little dated
7 Zahid- I prefer it spelled a bit differently but I think it’s same or similAr to the name of the character on Lost, and I like the sound.
6 Malia- nice name but it Feels like it belongs only to Malia Obama
5 Arlo- quirky and cool
4 Halle- snappy, sweet and strong personal association
3 Casey- same as Halle
2 Kate- lovely and timeless
1 Evan and Hazel (Tie)- both were on my list!
13 boys name starting with A: Asher, Abel, Aidan, Anders, Alexander, Anton, Archer, Adam, Ambrose, Aston, Andrew, Ansel, Aaron
Love: Penelope, Becca, Tessa
Like: Catherine, Malia, Kayla
Lose: Liliana (prefer Lily), Sara (prefer Sarah), Bianca (I just think of the mouse in The Rescuers)
Penelope, Becca, Tessa, Catherine, Malia, Kayla, Marion, Dominique, Natasha
June- love the sounds, the simplicity, and the timelessness
Adalis, Addison, Amalia, Audrey, Ava, Aven, Bianca, Brielle, Camille, Charlotte, Cora, Dahlia, Delia, Elle, Ellery, Ellie, Emmeline, Estelle, Evie, Felicity, Fiona, Georgia, Gloria, Greta, Isla, Jade, Joan, Jolie, Julie, Kristina, Kimber, Leila, Lillian, Lily, Lucy, Macy, Magdalena, Maya, Molly, Natalie, Nora, Olive, Opal, Piper, Rachel, Rover, Rosalie, Rowan, Roxie, Sadie, Scarlett, Theodora, Valerie, Willa, Willow, Wren, Yael, Zelie
Looks like my last post was missed, so I’ll use this latest list but suggest the same 3 names.
Love: Evander, Maxwell, Elliott
Like: Weston, Owen, Clyde
Lose: Amyas (not sure how to pronounce), Ace (not my style), Terrell (fine but preferred the others)
Evander, Maxwell, Eiliott, Weston, Owen, Clyde, Solomon, Otis, Cody
Keep: Adelaide Hope
Switch: Evangeline Rae
First: Theodora Mae
Middle; Samantha Renee
Initials: Genevieve Estelle
Keep: Gavin Christopher
Switch: Ambrose Finn
First: Everett Mason
Middle: Eli Bartholomew
Initials: Langston Joel
Keep: Evangeline Rae
Switch: Bridget Maeve
First: Verity Jane
Middle: Georgia Wren
Initials: Adelaide Hope
Love- Astrid, Harlowe, Sonia
Like: Louisa, Kiera, Blythe
Lose: Hattie (the more I see it the more it feels a little fusty to me), Esseth (my brain wants it to be Essence), Zazie (reminds me of a website, is it Zazle?)
Astrid, Harlowe, Sonia, Louisa, Kiera, Blythe, Simona, Miriam, Naiema
(Re: Christian, I hear you. I actually reslly like the sound of the name but wouldn’t use it because of the meaning).
Love: Malachi, Soren, Evander
Like: Maxwell, Clyde, Weston
Lose: Amyas (wasn’t sure how to pronounce), Owen (like, just not as much as the others), Finnerty (really wanted to keep but couldn’t figure out which one to drop)
Malachi, Soren, Evander, Maxwell, Clyde, Weston, Solomon, Cody, Otis
Love: Soren, Maxwell, Hayes
Like: Waylon, Taylor, Weston
Lose: Brenner (bad guy on Stranger Things), Noel and Grant (both fine, just liked the others better)
Soren, Maxwell, Hayes, Waylon, Taylor, Weston, Malachi, Christian, Evander
Drop: Atticus (just Finch) and Harry (too often prounounced hairy near me)
Alexander, Cyrus, Elias, Elliott, Evan, Garrett, Jeremiah, Landon, Levi, Malcolm, Maxwell, Samuel, Soren, Theodore
Ivy- unexpected and classic
Adalis, Addison, Amalia, Audrey, Ava, Aven, Bianca, Brielle, Camille, Charlotte, Cora, Dahlia, Delia, Elle, Ellery, Ellie, Emmeline, Estelle, Evie, Felicity, Fiona, Georgia, Gloria, Greta, Hannah, Isla, Jade, Joan, Jolie, Josephine, Julie, June, Kristina, Kimber, Leila, Lillian, Lily, Lucy, Macy, Magdalena, Maya, Molly, Natalie, Nora, Olive, Opal, Piper, Rachel, Rover, Rosalie, Rosemary, Rowan, Roxie, Sadie, Scarlett, Stella, Talia, Tatiana, Theodora, Vada, Valerie, Willa, Willow, Wren, Yael, Zelie
I love Mara!! This was a few years ago, so I don’t remember the rationale for all of his vetoes, but I do remember a few memorable ones (Paloma “sounded like a medical condition“ and Cora “a bunch of random vowels and consonents). Adrienne got the boot because of Rocky. He is decidedly not a name enthusiast , and the name we eventually arrived on I love, though it is very popular. The popularity was actually my only concern, and though it wasnt top 10 when we did the naming, it is now and I still love it (though perhaps brave to admit so on this site?). We went with Amelia.
12. Nike- I would not want to grow up with people shouting “just do it” at me.
11. Thisbe - not sure how to pronounce, does it rhyme with frisbee?
10. Xanthe- I like how it looks but I’m not sure how to pronounce it.
9. Daphne- a little bit caricatured
8. Evadne- Like the look but not sure on pronunciation.
7. Ione- I prefer Iona but this is nice.
6. Phoebe- quirky and cute
5. Zoe- snappy and sweet
4. Penelope- yes this was on my list and I marked three higher! That’s only because there was no way my husband would have sprung for some of these but I think they are lovely!
3. Persephone- Classicly beautiful
2. Ariadne- I think this was a baby’s name on Judging Amy and I’ve loved it ever since.
1- Calliope- love the sound and look!
10 names to mark time (gender mix): January, Winter, Summer, Autumn, June, August, April, May, Sunrise, October
13. Ginger- slam your body down and zig a zig ah!
12. Lola- whatever she wants, she gets
11. Bella- I really dislike the Twilight series.
10. Daisy- duck.
9. Bailey- nice sound, I just know a very annoying dog with this name.
8. Maggie- A nice name but there’s a Rod Stewart (I think) song that I can’t disassociate from it.
7. Abby- a sweet nickname
6. Molly- a nice name kind of ruined for me by drug reference
5. Chloe- Cool and never quite common
4. Sophie- A little British flair
3. Lucy- I love this, particularly as a nickname for Lucia
2. Luna- simple and beautiful
1. Willow- Loved It since the first time I heard of Willow Smith
11 names my husband vetoed when we were naming: Violet, Adelaide, Ivy, Paloma, Mara, Cora, Celeste, June, Corinne, Penelope, Adrienne
Wow!!! You are awesome, thank you.
(Somehow the r got dropped from Carmela, and now it kind of reminds me of Kamala!)
Love: Astrid, Blythe, Sonia
Like: Hattie, Abigail, Ayesha
Lose: Anoushka (don’t love the sound), Tatiana (negative personal association), Helga (from Hey Arnold!)
Astrid, Blythe, Sonia, Hattie, Abigail, Ayesha, Renna, Francesca, Gloria
Ooh... what is Ezekiel bread!?
Love: Soren, Maxwell, Calvin
Like: Grant, Blake, Malcolm
Lose: Shayne (the y just throws me), Walton (Johnboy!), Emmett (been on the list for a while)
Soren, Maxwell. Calvin, Grant, Blake, Malcolm, Hassan, Taylor, Jennings
Keep: Theodore Maximus
Switch: Landon James
Change first: Sebastian Clement
Change middle: Christopher Gavin
Initials: Finn Ambrose
Keep: Maeve Elizabeth
Switch: Veronica Joy
First: Harmony Anna
Middle: Evangeline Rae
Initials: Jocelyn Odette