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
April 30, 2016 11:19 AM

I agree with Caren. You could also spell Jay as Jai, Jae, or Jaye.

April 29, 2016 09:31 PM
In Response to Wierd name ideas!!

Good question. There are so many mistakes that I think actual humans must be writing them! Surely computers couldn't generate that many typos. This particular piece (which seems to have been written by a native speaker of English and not someone peddling obat from Indonesia) had a link to getting rhinoplasty right in the middle of the first paragraph. I didn't click on it since I know better, but if the original poster is real and not a spammer and had a name-related reason for posting such a thing, I apologize.

April 29, 2016 05:42 AM
In Response to Wierd name ideas!!

Moderator popping in to say that I removed a spam link in the middle of this post. I considered deleting the whole thing but thought it was naming-related enough to leave in. These spammers are getting creative!

April 26, 2016 12:59 PM
In Response to Sister for Emilia?

There are also a lot of blond people living in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay).

April 26, 2016 12:54 PM
In Response to Brother for Peyton!

Mason and Peyton sound too much alike to use, in my opinion. I'd be calling my kids for dinner by saying, "Peyson! Maton!" How about Hudson, Carter, Logan, or Blake? 

April 26, 2016 12:51 PM

Are you looking for names for both boys and girls?

April 26, 2016 12:50 PM

I hope it's not Bowser!

April 25, 2016 08:57 PM
In Response to Sister for Emilia?

The Attorney General is named Loretta Lynch. I find the alliteration pleasing and not cartoonish, but I suppose if your surname is something like Loretti it could be a problem! Other similar 'L' names are Lorena and Leona.

April 23, 2016 02:14 PM

I am amused that you like Gryffin and your husband likes Roc

Ha ha! My kids are addicted to the TV show "Rescue Bots", which features a place called Griffin Rock.

April 22, 2016 03:29 PM
In Response to Rhyming names

Tess, Jess, and Bess.

April 22, 2016 02:28 PM

Sebastian, Adrian, Gael, and Edgar (since you mentioned Poe) all come to mind.

April 21, 2016 07:48 PM

Wow! There are several really interesting things to unpack here. The first thing that struck me was the age of the donors. We know that most of the Brittanys and Dylans of voting age are going to be young. And more young people skew Democratic, so the fact that Brittany rates as a Republican-leaning name says a lot about the effect, don't you think? The second point this raises to me is that people tend to vote for the same party as their parents.

April 21, 2016 05:31 AM

I was surprised and impressed that my husband knew both the first and middle names of his friend's new baby. And relieved that he told me so that I didn't startle when I met said baby: Isab3lla Eliz@beth. She's a cutie and she's got a great name ... twice!

April 18, 2016 09:29 AM

My son came home the other day and said his new reading buddy (a kindergarten student he helps with reading every week) is named Zeus. It would be a bold choice, but it doesn't sound like you're afraid of that.

April 18, 2016 09:26 AM
In Response to Irish twins

Reagan and Thatcher strike me as being very political names, especially if used together. If you use both those names, just be prepared to have some conversations about that.

Have you tried plugging your favorite name and his favorite into the Name Matchmaker (under Name Finder Tools on the top left of this site)? We can tell you our favorites off your lists, but I think it would be more helpful to either hear new names from us or to figure out a way to compromise on the favorites you have both listed.

April 18, 2016 09:16 AM

If your last name is Webb, don't name your daughter Charlotte. I came across this very combination in my alumni magazine this weekend and almost spit out my soup. Sadly, Webb was the maiden name, so her parents are to blame.

April 15, 2016 06:21 AM

I like Francesca Lucia, but would be very surprised to hear the pronunciation you desire paired with Francesca. I would expect the Italian pronunciation Loo-chee-ah.

April 13, 2016 09:13 AM
In Response to Boy name advice

I hate to say it, but it seems sexual to me, probably because of the old movie Debbie Does Dallas. (Note: I have never seen said film, so can't comment as to its content, but my memory about the buzz is not favorable.) I am dating myself, but I also think of the old TV soap Dallas, which was pretty trashy (and that one I did watch--what WAS my mother thinking?!). So I'm not keen on Dallas as a first name, but I think it works fine as a middle name. 

But that's just my cranky opinion. It does have a certain swagger and I'm sure I'd develop new associations were I to meet someone with the name.

April 11, 2016 05:43 AM

My son went to school with a boy named Buddy. It seems to be his legal name as it is what appeared in the yearbook.

April 10, 2016 08:20 PM
In Response to Ranger???

My mind immediately went to Lord of the Rings. Ranger has a lot of connotations!