Elizabeth T.



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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!

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September 16, 2019 08:43 PM

My only association with the name Gregor is from The Metamorphosis, the novella by Franz Kafka. Gregor is the title character, who wakes up one morning having been transformed into a giant insect (typically portrayed as a cockroach, although this is never confirmed in the story). Probably the GoT fans will recognize the name before the Kafka fans, but for those who know both, it may well be an off-putting choice!

August 22, 2019 12:10 PM
In Response to Baby no 5

Congratulations! You have a beautifully-named set.

August 15, 2019 06:32 AM
In Response to Linus and Melvin

I can see how that would be creepy! Send an email to bnwmod@gmail.com and we'll take care of it for you.

August 14, 2019 01:57 PM
In Response to Linus and Melvin

How about we strip out the names of your kids and your surname?

August 14, 2019 01:54 PM
In Response to Brother for Joseph

It worked well for Peter Parker! Very zippy. (Says mom of a Peter Joseph.)

July 17, 2019 08:26 PM
In Response to Name pronunciation

I wouldn't pronounce it the way you want the first time I saw it, but it is close enough that I would certainly get it on the second try. It's not like you're spelling the name Veveianne or something. Your spelling is close enough to get people in the right ballpark in both languages, which I think is a win. 

July 14, 2019 03:17 PM

Congratulations! I think the names go really well together.

June 27, 2019 06:08 AM

To me it's a mountain where I grew up, but I like it.

June 25, 2019 10:23 AM
In Response to Help me out, please...

Peyton is not my favorite, either. It still reminds me of the trashy book/movie/show, which is how it gained traction as a given name (which I think is bizarre). That's neither here not there, however. What matters is what it connotes for you and your spouse. What are your husband's reservations? That it's gender neutral, that it reminds him of someone from his past, that he doesn't like how it sounds with your child's surname? If the first, you might go with a sound-alike like Petra or Caitlin. Other suggestions: Paige, Sage, Paisley, Parker, Leila, Remi, Thalia, Kinsley.


June 23, 2019 08:57 AM

Normally I don't care about flow at all between first and middle names, but Jade Pink is just too much color for me (although my son has a classmate named Emerald Green, so clearly this isn't a problem for everyone). Paige and Lauren are both lovely.

June 15, 2019 08:53 PM

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I rather like Constance Tamar.

June 14, 2019 01:59 PM
In Response to Update on my sibset

I think there are two or three different styles represented in this group but it could work, especially with a little explanation. 

June 11, 2019 05:45 AM

Elizabeth has had a much more stable popularity curve than Lillian. If you want a name that says 2019, choose Lillian, because while it was less popular than Elizabeth in 2018 (ranked 34 compared to Elizabeth's 13), it has many more sound-alike names in Lilian, Lillie, Lily, Lilly, Liliana, etc. It also declined sharply from the 1940s through the 1990s, meaning there are fewer middle-aged Lillians. Elizabeth has never ranked lower than 25. Check out the graphs using the Name Voyager tool. They both complement Margaret nicely. And, for what it's worth, some Elizabeths go by Lily, so you could get both names in one if you were to go that route.

June 8, 2019 09:12 AM

I would accidentally call them Maton and Layson with some regularity. Not everyone gets mixed up, however. Will you get mixed up? Will it bother you if you do or if others do? They have similar sounds but don't rhyme, so I'd say this is a close call. 

May 29, 2019 01:35 PM

Honestly, I would think the parents were choosing a name that said "Look at me! I'm so cool I can take the most terrible name and make it awesome!" Not fair, but that's what I'd think. And I would hate to grow up with a name that made people recoil. It does have a great sound, and the meaning behind it is positive, but the connotations are flat out awful. Lucius or Lucien are much better. Or Lucius Christopher so you could sneak it in there.

May 28, 2019 03:52 PM

I think most people would pronounce it like Anna + Lisa. Spelling it Annalissa would change the pronunciation of the 'i' to the 'i' in Melissa. 

May 23, 2019 08:05 PM
In Response to How is this sibset?

Swingin' on the flippity flop is just brilliant. I'm going to do my level best to work it into a conversation in the next week. And I'll keep an ear open for cor blimey.

May 23, 2019 11:20 AM
In Response to How is this sibset?

I actually just heard Caroline use it on an episode of "The World's Most Amazing Houses" on Netflix. I think it was in regards to one of the Norwegian houses.

May 18, 2019 07:24 AM
In Response to One Week Ago...

Aw, this is fantastic! What a gorgeous name she has and I absolutely love all the nicknames (well, except maybe "that baby"). Congratulations.

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May 15, 2019 01:35 PM

I don't think it matters at all if the first and middle name don't flow well unless you plan on calling your son by both names. I agree that Ethan Keith is not the best pairing, but it's not terrible, either. It actually does flow well; it's just a little 'th' heavy. Ethan is a lovely name and works well with your surname.

Billy Graham would never work in the States unless you choose to name after the evangelist. For that reason, I think William is loaded.