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
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. 

August 1, 2018 10:30 AM

Barbarella! Sounds like you have some terrific photoshopping opportunities there.

July 31, 2018 08:38 PM
In Response to Complete Our Sibset!

Um, okay. This happens periodically on this board. Fantasy sets are fine. We name enthusiasts are an imaginative lot. And as a teen I wrote reams of stories partly because I loved naming the characters so much. So if you too are an imaginative teen, embrace it and own it, but work on the back story.

July 31, 2018 08:33 PM
In Response to Athena?

I think it's very useable. I went to college with an Antigone--now that is a hard name to pull off! (She did it with verve!)

July 31, 2018 08:30 PM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins

Excluding my kids, and without thinking about this too much, I'll say:

Emmeline, Jessamine, Hazel, Josephine, Lauren

Stephen, Edmund, Asher, Rafael, Jesse


It was fun reading all the lists. 

July 17, 2018 10:50 AM

Since you ask, there's no such thing as being *too* Hamiltonish! It's a great homage. Teach her all the songs--you'll have introduced music, history, and theater into her life. If your surname were Schuyler, I'd say it was too much because there even fangirls need a break once in a while, but as a middle name it's perfect.

July 12, 2018 04:05 AM

If you're looking for a reason to knock Henry off your list, look no further than author Henry James. If that thought makes you really sad, then either choose another middle name or brush up on his work and be prepared for the occasional  comment.. 

June 29, 2018 08:41 PM

How wonderful! Congratulations and please stop by from time to time.

June 28, 2018 10:36 AM

I remember Eo! She spelled her name similarly to yours. She was always great at coming up with clever nicknames.

June 26, 2018 03:01 PM

I think the most familiar Persian names in the United States are Cyrus and Darius. They might be too old fashioned for your tastes, but would be familiar (but not common) to American ears.

June 1, 2018 05:45 AM
In Response to Girl 2.0

Congratulations! I wish those names would get more use in the US--lovely.

June 1, 2018 05:43 AM

I had friends who were planning to name their daughter Whisper. They had a boy instead. Both parents are unusually tall (about 5'11" and 6'5"), so thought it an especially bold choice since there was little chance of this particular girl Whisper of going unnoticed.

May 31, 2018 08:13 AM
In Response to 3 Names To Choose From

I would pronounce Keira and Kiera differently and suspect that I'm not alone in this. You'll need to decide which pronunciation you prefer and then accept that there will be a lot of variation in both pronunciation and spelling whichever way you go. (For me, Keira = Kira and Kiera = Kee erra)

Of the three, I like Victoria the most, but Anastasia is a close second with Keira not too far behind.

May 30, 2018 05:50 AM
In Response to More Help Needed

My only association with Svetlana is with Stalin's daughter. That being said, it's not an overwhelming association, nor is it a particularly bad one. I think I would find it strange to meet a person named Svetlana who had no Slavic heritage, though. The same is not true of the other names you list.

May 28, 2018 07:48 AM
In Response to Fido?

This is not just "a popular name for dogs back in the day"; it is THE stereotypical name for dogs (along with Spot). It is the "John Q. Public" or "Jane Doe" of dog names. I would steer clear unless you want to signal to the world that your child is a dog.