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
My Recent Blog Comments
October 18, 2018 06:33 AM

Years ago a friend told me she was planning on naming her daughter Whisper (this, despite the fact that she is 5'10" and her husband 6'5"). She had a son and named him a word-name meaning 'voyage'.

October 6, 2018 05:54 AM

I agree with suzannembrown. This is not a terrible combination. He may well get a comment or two but I doubt that it will be constant.

September 27, 2018 09:09 PM
In Response to Ariel for a girl name?

My first association is playwright Ariel Dorfman and then Ariel Sharon. Despite that, the little mermaid reference is so pervasive that I would assume a child named Ariel to be a girl.

September 26, 2018 10:32 AM

Thank you for including the poem! I was unfamiliar with it. How wonderful. And congratulations on discerning Shelly the Wookie's name. 

September 20, 2018 10:11 AM

Lump! That is so awesome. Thanks for the laugh. My brother had a cat named DB, short for Dirty Bastard. I rather like Lump better.

September 16, 2018 05:34 AM

Tyler and Taylor both go well. Riley also works.

September 16, 2018 05:30 AM
In Response to Updating for girl #4!

Congratulations! What a beautifully-named set of sisters!

September 9, 2018 07:59 PM
In Response to Wynter???

Naming your child Wynter Wilde would be setting her up for a lifetime of lame jokes: "Is winter going to be wild this year?" "She's like a snowstorm, that wilde wynter!" etc. In the Marvel universe, it would be a terrific name. But not for a real child who would have to navigate her teen years with such an easy target.

September 9, 2018 07:54 PM
In Response to Baby Girl Mena

I have never met a Spanish-speaking Mena (or any other, for that matter). As noted upthread, you will have to guide people's pronunciation, but that's not a big deal and the list of potential alternative pronunciations is short. Go for it! It's a lovely name.

September 9, 2018 07:44 PM
In Response to Sibsets in the Wild


September 6, 2018 10:01 AM

EVie, "Steve Miller is just an ordinary name". *Cough, cough.* I'm getting old! But appreciate the chance to have Abracadbra run through my head.

September 5, 2018 07:58 AM
In Response to Sibsets in the Wild

Olivia and Azalea seem mismatched, although I like them together. The other two sets are very well matched. I recently came across sisters named Princess and Queenie.

August 24, 2018 04:00 PM
In Response to Do these go together?

Bronwyn is my daughter's middle name. The Welsh spelling is actually Bronwen, but my husband and I had both read books with characters named Bronwyn and so chose that spelling as it seemed more familiar to us. I highly endorse it! But I also like Wynnie.

August 24, 2018 06:52 AM

I agree! Aimar is great. It fits the unfamiliar but very name-ish quality that many parents seek. An excellent choice!

August 13, 2018 06:04 AM
In Response to Haneke?

I totally agree with you about the term "name awakening" and was intending to write the same thing. Hats off, 4names4life! I think that term needs to enter the BNW lexicon.

August 8, 2018 08:20 PM

Wonderful news! Congratulations. Your daughters have lovely names.

August 8, 2018 08:18 PM
In Response to Mermaid Names

Is Finley too obvious?

August 6, 2018 07:24 PM
In Response to Complete Our Sibset!

I bought a name book when I was ten or eleven, wrote tons of stories, and played the game of Life solely so that I could name the children (that game otherwise sucked). So I salute you, Avery-Grace, for coming clean and for using your imagination on something worthwhile. :),

August 6, 2018 07:19 PM

Wow! Janette and Janetta would mix me up hopelessly even as a casual friend. I can't imagine how their parents kept them straight.

August 1, 2018 10:36 AM
In Response to Complete Our Sibset!

That is really weird! It must have come with a link selling something that one of us mods stripped out, forgetting the original post. I'm glad you got some new posts, but am sorry that you have yet to solve this mystery.