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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May 18, 2017 08:23 AM

A boy honoring Shandy could be Tristram.


Benny and Joon came out in 1993, so I think you can safely name your daughter Juniper. Just be prepared for the occasional conversation about the movie.


Ha! That's exactly what I thought. Who knew?

May 14, 2017 03:47 PM
In Response to Alexa?

I was at a friend's house last night and didn't realize she had an Echo until I had been there for at least 30 minutes. She suddenly called out, "Alexa, play 'Bad to the Bone'" and Alexa obediently put on George Straight. I hate the thought that every conversation I have around those stupid devices could potentially be recorded! I'm such a luddite.

May 11, 2017 08:48 PM
In Response to Alexa?

What would concern me more than the irritation of having people mention the product is the fact that the darn thing would come on every time her name got mentioned. Those things creep me out.

May 11, 2017 08:47 PM
In Response to Wallace or Woodrow

Good for you! Raleigh/Durham (or better yet, Durham/Raleigh!) is indeed a handsome pair. :)

May 10, 2017 08:13 PM
In Response to Alexa?

Here's a report from a poor woman named Alexa Seary (pronounced Siri). I think she finds it most annoying. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/nj_student_reportedly_shares_name_with_amazons_ale.html


May 9, 2017 05:56 AM

I agree. Last year I met an Indian-American boy with this name and had to control myself not to wince when I heard his name. I am sure his parents had (have) no idea about the connotations, and I certainly didn't hold it against the boy, but I couldn't help but think of Hitler. Ugh.

May 9, 2017 05:54 AM

How odd! Do you perchance have a copy of the first draft you wrote?

May 7, 2017 07:37 PM

Only you can decide this since you're the one who will have to deal with spelling your name out all the time. Since you so clearly love the name, however, I would think this would please you and would be an advantage! You'd get to say it and spell it all the more often. Go for Sofiya.

May 6, 2017 08:51 PM

As for presidential names, the first thing I thought of when I read your list was that William paired with Harrison was too presidential because of William Henry Harrison. It looks like you have decided to go with Levi, however, so that won't be an issue. Congratulations! Levi is a great name.

May 6, 2017 10:41 AM
In Response to Baby boy Rhodes

Look up Cecil Rhodes. He's somewhat controversial. The good: he has many namesakes (Rhodes scholarships, Rhodes College--actually not named for Cecil Rhodes, but a good connotation) The bad: well, look him up.


Garin and Krz are new to me. This list does show how the prairie and mountain west states are trendsetters!

May 4, 2017 12:45 PM

Except that Maple Darla immediately called Marla Maples to mind (for me, at least).

May 4, 2017 08:48 AM

There's no legal reason why you can't put Darling on the birth certificate, but I personally find it too precious. And Maple Snow sounds like the kind of candy we try to make every winter but that never works out because we don't get the right kind of snow here. I like Maple Noelle (that spelling so as not to confuse it with the pronunciation of the boy's name Noel) and Maple Gwendolen. 

May 4, 2017 05:18 AM

For some reason Ryan popped into my head. You seem to like J names, and I think the three you have listed are all good choices. Other J names are Jesse, Josiah, Jonah, Jonas, Joshua, Jase, Jayden, Jeffrey, and Jared.

May 2, 2017 12:48 PM

I vote for Wren so that you can have a subtle nod to 18th-century British architect Sir Christopher Wren (his signature American building is in Virginia). Add Rose. Why not? It's a color name and so goes well with Grayson without establishing a color theme that might constrain you if you have more children. 

April 29, 2017 06:58 AM

Many of my southern students are named Mary Familysurname called either by both names or the surname. Mary Parker, Mary Sawyer, Mary Carter, etc.

April 25, 2017 06:01 AM

Fascinating! Thanks, Miriam.

April 24, 2017 04:03 PM

Lorraine could become Loralaine, for example.