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
December 18, 2017 12:57 PM

A homemade moonpie might be delicious, but the packaged ones don't live up to the hype. This site, however, is hilarious! My favorite responses (to the site introducing a moonpie named Brayden): "I didn't know whether to eat him or drop him off at soccer practice" and "When I take custody of him, I'm going to call him Casey." Thanks for introducing me to Brayden et al!

December 9, 2017 09:30 AM
In Response to Some New Combinations

Antares was the name of the ship on the sci fi show Defying Gravity

December 9, 2017 09:18 AM

I have no personal experience but this might be a question for the register of deeds in your state.

December 7, 2017 07:38 AM

This wins for the best description of name nerdery I've heard in a while: However, if you are still craving a rush of syllables bouncing lyrically off your tongue (and honestly, who doesn't?)

December 6, 2017 05:31 AM
In Response to Girl name!!

I can't tell from your post if you're looking for a name for your soon-to-be baby or for something else (your cat? yourself?). If you're having a baby, is TJ her brother? Is your boyfriend the dad? Does he have an opinion about the name? If TJ is your daughter's brother, do you care whether or not their names have similar styles?

November 30, 2017 08:18 PM
In Response to Mamie

That might be the case, but I think it's a discussion worth having. The fact is that names are powerful signals and it pays to think about what those signals might be when naming a child. I appreciate the fact that this conversation arose because it's caused me to think deeply about the issues of race and racism and how they intersect with names.

November 30, 2017 06:36 AM

Congratulations! Both Marie and Leona are meaningful names for your family, so you can't go wrong. In isolation, which name do you like better? I agree that Lucille Marie flows better, but full names are rarely spoken aloud. If you like Leona more, use it!

November 30, 2017 06:28 AM

Gorgeous! Best wishes to you.

November 27, 2017 08:34 PM

I just flashed back to the many naps I took while trying to get through The Golden Bowl. I did appreciate it, but oh so slowly...

November 27, 2017 03:15 PM

A friend's son is named Asa and they pronounce it Ay-suh.

November 27, 2017 01:12 PM

Henry James is very literary. I like it, but then I like his work. If you wish to avoid the literary namesake, go with one of the others.

November 25, 2017 02:00 PM
In Response to Quads Are Here!

Congratulations and good luck!

November 22, 2017 05:56 PM

I like Callan James a lot, especially because it reminds me of James Callis, the actor who played Dr. Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica. Gaius was my favorite character.

November 21, 2017 07:37 PM

I rather like Elowa. I think it works particularly well as a name in a fantasy novel, but could work well in the real world as well. It reminds me of Eilonwy. I'm not wild about Niyle as I wouldn't be able to hazard a guess as to the pronunciation (Neelee? Nighlee? Niall?). I know two Albas. One is about 75 and the other 2-1/2.

November 21, 2017 12:54 PM

My neighbor's son (aged 4) is Callen. Maybe the name is swinging feminine because more girls are being named Collins? Apparently the name Collins took off after the movie The Blind Side came out. The character was named Collins, but the actress is also named Lily Collins (daughter of musician Phil Collins).

November 20, 2017 09:19 PM

Does your daughter get bullied? You could use her experiences at her school as a basis for what it is like in your town.

November 20, 2017 09:14 PM

Or Roman!

November 20, 2017 09:07 PM

I agree with this. My son has a little boy in his class named Nimrod. If ever there were a name that would invite teasing, I would have thought it would be Nimrod. Nope. The child is not teased.

November 17, 2017 01:04 PM

What a lovely name! Congratulations.

November 15, 2017 11:22 AM

I really like the nomination of Spicey. Part of the success of the sketch, which I agree helped to lead to Spicer's firing, was the fact that the character was played by a woman. SNL had a very name-like approach to calling the character Spicey: they took a "masculine" name (in the case Sean Spicer's surname) and added a -y to the end. Sean Spicer certainly did spice things up, but I think the choice to call the character Spicey was only partly a play on his name/the adjective spicy. It was also a deliberate poke at the hyper-masculine culture promoted by the White House. After all, a caricature of Spicer could have been called Spicer, but the writers made sure to emphasize the name in every sketch.