Elizabeth T.



About Me

I have loved names since I was a small child and am so glad to have found a supportive naming community that shares my obsession!

My Favorite Names
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April 16, 2015 07:34 PM

The things I learn on this blog... Thanks for the heads up on that one! Orchid sounds lovely, but that's definitely information parents should have beforehand.

April 16, 2015 07:26 PM

Eek! That doesn't seem to be a good way to resolve the dispute. He should have written the Name Lady instead.

April 14, 2015 06:58 PM

I have a student who has Seok as part of his name this semester. He goes by James. I don't know if that's because he got tired of people mispronouncing his name or because he wanted to avoid getting teased for the sound-alike 'suck'.

I agree that Sung-hee is the closest in meaning to Gabriel. Congratulations and good luck with the delivery!

April 14, 2015 02:56 PM

Wonderful news! I love how they share initials. 

April 14, 2015 05:52 AM
In Response to Full Names for Leo

I think I'd just go with Leo. Alternatively, they could name him Lee Orlando or Lee Owen and call him Leo.

April 13, 2015 05:51 AM
In Response to Bridie?

It works for me. I get an old-fashioned British Isles vibe from both Bridie and Tilly.

April 12, 2015 11:32 AM
In Response to Named into a corner!

Congratulations! What a great name!

April 10, 2015 07:29 PM
In Response to Name Crush?

Write it up here and I'll start a new thread for you. I have no idea how to remove your spam status; sorry!

April 10, 2015 06:56 AM
In Response to A name for number 7

Sorry about the mix up! Your style is eclectic, which gives you tremendous freedom in naming your next child. Try using the Name Matchmaker tool on this site and see if anything suits your fancy. Put in three of your kids' names (or other names that you like) and see what comes up. Good luck!

April 9, 2015 09:09 AM
In Response to A name for number 7

How about Tristan, Nicholas, Cole, Ethan, Jesse, or Felix for a boy and Skylar, Meredith, Sydney, Kendall, Kamryn, or Sierra for a girl? Is Granger a boy or a girl? I'm guessing girl because of Tegan. Your style for girl names seems more modern than your style for boys.

April 9, 2015 09:03 AM

Goodness! I had to read the names in my head three times to even make sense of this post. There is no way in the world that I could keep those names straight. I'd have to say the initials in different languages to have even a remote chance of calling them by the right names. (A cousin of mine is named José Luis and goes by JL, pronounced roughly "hoata aylay" in English, which makes him very distinctive in my mind and totally different from another JL I know.)

April 9, 2015 08:58 AM
In Response to New Duggar baby

Welcome back, Karyn! I think the name Israel makes a political statement, although I suspect that this couple isn't fully aware of any loaded connotations the name might carry. They're very young and I suspect isolated from viewpoints that differ much from their own. It does differ from the other names in the Duggar family in terms of its religious implications. 

April 8, 2015 05:49 PM

Congratulations! What a great story. She has a beautiful name.


I like Mavi Adelaide, but Story has a certain zippy factor that I like as well. My main hesitation is that if you're calling your children, a "word" name like Story or Sailor might sound strange when following London. That tips me into voting for Mavi Adelaide.

April 4, 2015 11:15 AM
In Response to Book Club

I finally finished Fool's Assassin. Holy smokes, but Hobb can write! I've never read a book in which almost nothing happens for 400 pages, but is totally engrossing at the same time. There are lots of new characters, so lots of new names to enjoy. In Six Duchies style, they are mostly virtue names, including Careful, Nimble, Perseverance, Elm, Lea, etc. Have fun, all! You won't be sorry, except when you get to the end and are left with your heart pounding and the breath sucked out of you and you have to wait for the next book to be published.

April 4, 2015 11:10 AM

There's a character named Jasper on the CW show The 100. He is awkward and geeky, but in a badass way. No idea what his middle name is (he probably doesn't have one unless the writers got uber excited about writing backstories), but frankly, teenaged boys have no clue what their friends' middle names are anyway.

April 4, 2015 11:02 AM

That's the origin of my love for Ivy as well. She had so many wonderful names in her books!

April 4, 2015 11:00 AM

I read a book when I was in 8th or 9th grade that featured a boy named Jasper. He was the son of a miner and the book had something about diamonds in the title. I'm sure your husband wasn't reading YA fiction back in the early 80s (probably when he was born), but that's the only "hillbilly" association I get from Jasper.

April 4, 2015 09:26 AM
In Response to Amberly

If you love it and your husband is willing (and you can handle the nickname Lee), go for it! 

April 4, 2015 07:11 AM

Just popping in to say that if you haven't read Les Misérables, you should. It is an amazing piece of literature. I had to stop at least once every two pages to absorb the little pearls that Hugo tossed off. I agree with EVie, though, about Cosette as a name. Cosette the character was all sweetness and light, but she doesn't scream sophistication--quite the contrary. Since there are no other cultural references for Cosette (at least, none that I am aware of), and Les Mis is so well known, any Cosette born today will face life as the daughter of fans of the musical, just as a Winslet will answer many questions about how her parents named her after an actress. Go with Sylvie. It's a lovely name and is not at all popular.