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Melissa

About Me

Name-obsessed since a very young girl. I like old, eccentric names. New blog: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Name-Tag/226006370835896

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
1
July 21, 2012 04:27 PM
In Response to Spelling Dilemma

Different strokes. I've seen this spelling twice, as a friend's middle name and a schoolmate's first. I've also known an Alyce, pronounced Elise. I still prefer the Elise spelling because, to me personally, it looks "clean."

2
July 21, 2012 02:36 PM
In Response to Spelling Dilemma

I'm not going to go into what is the "right" way to spell a name, but I think most of us agree that the unnecessary and/or copius use of the letter "y" tends to be downmarket.

3
July 21, 2012 12:39 PM

Some girl suggestions:

Genevieve

Cosima (does this sound too rhyme-y with Sabrina?)

Emerald

Mirabel

Romilly

Laurel

 

Boys:

Elias

Colin

Oliver 

Simon

Julian / Julius

Graham

Hugh

Miles

 

4
July 20, 2012 06:45 PM

Here are some other suggestions that might work:

Clement

Winslow

Vincent 

Fergus

Archer/Archie

Felix

Hugo

Pollux

Arthur

Jude

Alec

Leo

Clark

5
June 30, 2012 01:38 PM
In Response to A sister for Jane

More ideas:

Alma

Opal

Phoebe

Dinah

Colette

Daphne

6
June 30, 2012 12:59 PM
In Response to A sister for Jane

Some suggestions:

Sally

Etta

Leola

Constance (although the ending is similar to the last name, darn!)

Nina / Nola / Nona

Maude

Mabel

Margo (they start with an "M", but I think they're worth considering.)

Daisy

Avis

Lila

Amy

Cecile

 

 

7
June 12, 2012 07:52 AM

I think ilikemints and I are kindred spirits, haha. We seem to agree quite a bit!

Elise Victoria is quite beautiful -- it almost has a silky, satin-y feel when it rolls off the tongue. Laura Juliet, while very nice, just doesn't have that "wow" factor. 

That said, I have to agree that Rosemary Tess is quite charming and spunky. I just love it. 

8
June 12, 2012 07:43 AM

I like just "Mary Joan" if you are using it as a first-middle combo that is said in full. If you were to use Mary Joan as a first and add a middle to it, I agree with ilikemints' explanation of why Mary-Joan is more appealing.

9
June 12, 2012 07:39 AM

I second everything ilikemints says! Precisely my thoughts.

10
June 11, 2012 09:31 AM

Cameo, perhaps?

11
May 28, 2012 04:46 PM

Yep, I know two women in that demographic who each have a Silas (and one with a daughter, Matilda.)

12
May 27, 2012 09:31 PM
In Response to Baby #3, Possible Girl

Here's a big list, sorry if it's too overwhelming. It sounds like you two need some extra help!

 

Audrey Samira

Olive Samira

Ellen Samira

Evelyn Samira

Ivy Samira

Rachel Samira

Scarlett Samira

Lauren Samira

Camille Samira

Ruby Samira

Eden Samira

Marley Samira

Jocelyn Samira

Adele Samira

Cleo Samira

Justine Samira

London Samira

April Samira

Colette Samira

Willow Samira

Noelle Samira

Charlotte Samira

Merrin Samira

Jillian Samira

Natalie Samira

 

...hopefully there's something you can both agree upon!

13

I'm kinda in the same boat. The name Everett shows up on both my boyfriend's and my family tree. However, the Everett on my side of the family was a giant turd. I don't think I could use the name because of how he affected my grandmother. It stinks because I really like the name, and it would be great to use a shared family name, but he went and ruined it.

Maybe the real problem is getting people to stop being giant turds?