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!

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May 22, 2015 03:03 PM

My mistake! The spelling is actually javelina. They're little wild pigs and live in the Southwest US, Mexico, and Central and South America. We have a friend from south Texas who complains about them a lot, so my daughter had heard of the animal. And yes, she does indulge me in my name fascination. She occasionally sighs and rolls her eyes, but I think she secretly enjoys it even if she doesn't totally relate to it.

May 21, 2015 03:43 PM
In Response to Girl Names...oh my!

For your intended pronunciation, I think Nissa is better. You've got a great list!

May 21, 2015 11:03 AM
In Response to Audai

No. I've never known anyone named Adi, but I wouldn't be surprised to run across a small girl whose nickname is Adi (short for Addison). That being said, it wouldn't surprise me to meet a man called Adi. It's close enough to Andy that it works.

May 21, 2015 06:00 AM
In Response to Girl Names...oh my!

I would eliminate Marisa and Maryanna just to avoid the initials MF. The spelling of Alecia reminds of me of alopecia, but that's just a visual thing. Hearing the name wouldn't call alopecia to mind. I'd change the spelling to Alicia. I like all the rest of your choices but agree that the pronuciation of Nissa is ambiguous. Neesa sounds more namelike to me, but I'd spell it Nyssa to get at that pronunciation.

May 20, 2015 06:02 AM

I think you have the columns mislabeled.

May 19, 2015 10:56 AM

Oh, dear. I suppose this means I can expect a grandchild named Fluttershy or Rarity. My daughter is obsessed with My Little Pony.

May 19, 2015 05:58 AM

Is Aunt Flo a regional thing? The only time I have ever heard of it is on this site. For what it's worth, I have a dear friend named Florence, called Flo, and to my knowledge she has never heard of it either. She is French, however, and moved to the US in her 20s, so she's probably not a good test case for that particular slang, because adults don't usually tease each other about their names.

May 19, 2015 05:54 AM

My daughter (7th grade) has a friend named Aelex, pronounced Aylex. That might work for you.

May 16, 2015 11:53 AM
In Response to Araña

Ick! I'm not usually judgmental about names, but naming a child after a much-hated and feared creature seems cruel to me. I just posted on another thread about my daughter's classmate named Javalina. That's bad enough, but naming a child Spider seems wrong. Why would you want people to recoil when they heard your child's name?

May 16, 2015 11:48 AM

Along those lines, my daughter was just telling me a few days ago about a mean girl in her gym class who hogs the ball (her words) and swears a lot. My daughter paused and said, "And I know you want to know her name. ... It's Javalina. ... And she looks Hispanic." What were they thinking?!

May 14, 2015 03:08 PM

Alma or Stella popped into my head for girls. Leo or Asher for boys.

May 14, 2015 12:14 PM

I would be Cindy for the decade I was born, Ella if born in 2014, Beverly if born in the 40s, and Kimberly if born in the 90s. I'm glad I'm an Elizabeth instead.

May 12, 2015 06:46 PM

I recently saw a baby Abner while at the doctor's office. The spelling of Wahnita is very anglicized, isn't it? I once had a teacher named Haysoose. He said his parents were hippies before there were hippies.

May 11, 2015 07:17 AM

Yep, my sister-in-law had a dog named Senna after the driver.

May 9, 2015 07:41 AM

A friend of mine just gave birth to a Henrietta a few weeks ago. I am surprised about Deborah, Eileen, Linda, Judith and Elaine as those seem too recently popular for revival.

May 8, 2015 09:01 PM

Noé is Noah in Spanish, so it doesn't surprise me that it's ranked so high, given Noah's popularity. It's pronounced No-a ('a' as in Aidan).

May 8, 2015 05:57 AM
In Response to Boy name for #3

LOL--that's awesome!

May 6, 2015 05:54 AM

I like it that they have Elizabeth keeping peace between Charles and Diana. :)

May 3, 2015 07:37 PM
In Response to Meet the Twins

Congratulations! Well done, momma. All of your children have beautiful names. Now go get some rest!

April 30, 2015 08:50 AM
In Response to She's here!!!!

Wonderful news! As an Elizabeth, I wholy support your choice. :),