Name vs Name (again)

I just did one of those name vs name posts and it was super fun, so I thought a new one would be cool. If you're not familiar with it, how it works is there are sets of names, and you pick your favorite from each set, then the winners compete against each other, tournament style.

For example:

Name A vs Name B

Name C vs Name D

Name E vs Name F

Name G vs Name H

--

Name A vs Name C

Name F vs Name G

--

Name A vs Name G

--

Name A wins!

 

So here are the names:

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

 

Replies

1
December 13, 2014 3:44 AM


Round 1:

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh 

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris


Round 2:

Avery vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Niamh

Hanna vs Sylvia

Catalina vs Alexandria

Aveline vs Maren

Layne vs Patrice

Adeline vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marley

Lorelei vs Lyra

Mallory vs Giselle

Summer vs Iris 

 

Round 3:

Sybil vs Genevieve

Thalia vs Hanna

Catalina vs Aveline

Layne vs Juliet

Marley vs Lyra

Mallory vs Summer

 

Round 4:

Genevieve vs Thalia

Catalina vs Juliet

Lyra vs Summer

 

Round 5:

Thalia vs Catalina

Catalina vs Lyra

 

Catalina wins!

2
December 14, 2014 1:39 PM

Round 1

Avery vs Mira= Mira

Zara vs Sibyl = Sybil

Genevieve vs Audra =Genevieve

Liviana vs Ophelia = Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony = Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve) =Niamh

Madi vs Hanna =Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora = Sylvia

Pippa vs Catalina = Pippa

Alexandria vs Luna = Alexandria

Aveline vs Emilia = Aveline

Beth vs Maren = Maren

Layne vs Erika =Layne

Patrice vs Sarah = Patrice

Elizabeth vs Adeline =Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet = Penelope

Bianca vs Marianne = Marianne

Dalia vs Marley = Dalia

Sienna vs Lorelei = Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra = Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan = Mallory

Giselle vs Haley = Giselle

Summer vs Kendall = Summer

Kelsey vs Iris = Iris

 

Round 2

Mira vs Sybil = Mira

Genevieve vs Ophelia = Ophelia

Briony vs. Niamh = Niamh

Hanna vs Sylvia = Sylvia

Pippa vs Alexandria = Pippa

Aveline vs Maren = Maren

Layne vs Patrice = layne

Aveline vs Penelope = Aveline

Marianne vs Dalia =Marianne

Lorelei vs Lyra = Lorelei

Mallory vs Giselle =Giselle

Summer vs Iris = Iris

 

Round 3

Mira vs Ophelia = Ophelia

Niamh vs Silvia = Sylvia

Pippa vs Maren = Maren

Layne vs Aveline = Layne

Marianne vs Lorelei = Lorelei

Giselle vs Iris = iris

 

Round 4

Ophelia vs Sylvia = Sylvia

Maren vs Layne =Maren

Lorelei vs Iris = Iris

 

Sylvia vs Maren = Sylvia

Sylvia vs Iris= Sylvia

 

Sylvia wins!!

 

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December 22, 2014 1:48 AM

Avery, Zara, Genevieve, Ophelia, Briony, Minerva, Hanna, Sylvia, Pippa, Luna, Emilia, Beth, Layne, Sarah, Elizabeth, Penelope, Bianca, Dalia, Lorelei, Nadia, Mallory, Giselle, Kendall, Iris

 

Avery v. Zara: Avery

Genevieve v. Ophelia: Genevieve

Briony v. Minerva: Minerva

Hanna v. Sylvia: Sylvia

Pippa v. Luna: Pippa

Emilia v. Beth: Emilia

Layne v. Sarah: Layne

ELizabeth v. Penelope: Penelope

Bianca v. Dalia: Dalia

Lorelei v. Nadia: Lorelei

Mallory v. Giselle: Mallory

Kendall v. Iris: Iris

 

Avery v. Genevieve: Genevieve

Minerva v. Sylvia: Minerva

Pippa v. Emilia: Pippa

Layne v. Penelope: Penelope

Dalia v. Lorelei: Lorelei

Mallory v. Iris: Iris

 

Genevieve v. Minerva: Genevieve

Pippa v. Penelope: Penelope

Mallory v. Iris: Iris

 

I'd pick Genevieve from the last three.

4
December 22, 2014 9:32 AM

Round 1

 

AVERY vs Mira

ZARA vs Sibyl

GENEVIEVE vs Audra

Liviana vs OPHELIA

Thalia vs BRIONY

Minerva vs NIAMH

Madi vs HANNA

Aveline vs EMILIA

Beth vs MAREN

Layne vs ERIKA

Patrice vs SARAH

ELIZABETH vs Adeline

PENELOPE vs Juliet

Bianca vs MARIANNE

Dalia vs MARLEY

SIENNA vs Lorelei

Nadia vs LYRA

Mallory vs REAGAN

Giselle vs HALEY

SUMMER vs Kendall

Kelsey vs IRIS

 

Round 2:

 

AVERY vs Zara

Genevieve vs OPHELIA

Briony vs NIAMH

Hanna vs EMILIA

MAREN vs Erika

Sarah vs ELIZABETH

PENELOPE vs Marianne

MARLEY vs Sienna

Lyra vs REAGAN

Haley vs SUMMER

There's nothing to pair Iris with so bye, Iris.

 

Round 3:

 

AVERY vs Ophelia

NIAMH vs Emilia

MAREN vs Elizabeth

PENELOPE vs Marley

REAGAN vs Summer

 

Round 4:

 

AVERY vs Niamh

Maren vs PENELOPE

And maybe I'll do REAGAN vs Iris because I can

 

Out of those, I'll go with Avery, I think!

5
December 22, 2014 9:35 AM

Wow I missed a bunch of names never mind

6
December 25, 2014 5:45 PM

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris


Round two

Mira vs Zara 

Genevieve vs Ophelia

Briony vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Hanna vs Cora

Pippa vs Alexandria

Aveline vs Beth 

Layne vs Sarah

Adeline vs Juliet

Bianca vs Dalia

Lorelei vs Nadia

Reagan vs Giselle

Summer vs Iris


Round three

Mira vs Genevieve 

Briony vs Cora

Alexandria vs Aveline 

Sarah vs Juliet

Bianca vs Nadia

Giselle vs Iris


Round four

Genevieve vs Briony 

Aveline vs Juliet

Nadia vs Iris


Round Five

(Once again, we need one more name, so I'll add my 4th favorite)

Genevieve vs Briony 

Juliet vs Iris


Round six

Briony vs Iris

Briony wins!!! 

7
December 27, 2014 2:54 AM

These are all quite interesting!

8
January 4, 2015 1:59 AM

AVERY vs mira

ZARA vs sibyl

GENEVIEVE vs audra

LIVIANA vs ophelia

thalia vs BRIONY

minevra vs NIAMH

madi vs HANNA

sylvia vs CORA

pippa vs CATALINA

alexandria vs LUNA

AVELINE vs emilia

beth vs MAREN

layne vs ERIKA

patrice vs SARAH

ELIZABETH vs adeline

penelope vs JULIET

BIANCA vs marianne

DALIA vs marley

sienna vs LORELEI

nadia vs LYRA

mallory vs REAGAN

GISELLE vs haley

SUMMER vs kendall

kelsey vs IRIS

 

AVERY

GENEVIEVE

NIAMH

HANNA

CATALINA

MAREN

SARAH

ELIZABETH

BIANCA

LYRA

REAGAN

IRIS

 

AVERY

NIAMH

MAREN

ELIZABETH

BIANCA

IRIS

 

NIAMH

ELIZABETH

IRIS

 

ELIZABETH VS IRIS

IRIS!!!!

9
January 7, 2015 6:52 PM

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

Round 2:

Avery vs Zara

Genevieve vs Liviana

Briony vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Hanna vs Sylvia

Pippa vs Alexandria

Emilia vs Maren

Erika vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Juliet

Marianne vs Marley

Sienna vs Nadia

Reagan vs Haley

Kendall vs Kelsey

 

Round 3:

Avery vs Genevieve

Niamh (pronounced Nieve) vs Hanna

Pippa vs Maren

Sarah vs Juliet

Marley vs Nadia

Haley vs Kelsey

 

Round 4:

Genevieve v. Hanna

Pippa vs Juliet

Nadia vs Kelsey

Round 5:

Genevieve vs Juliet


Juliet wins!

 

 

 

 

 

10
January 7, 2015 9:49 PM

Round One:

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl (these are two names I really like! Though Zara more Zahra)

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony (another set I LOVE!)

Minerva vs Niamh

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna (my gracious! I love all of these names!)

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika (I don't like either of those spellings :(

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline (I LOVE Addy, but Bess is even more of a favorite!)

Penelope vs Juliet (Nell!)

Bianca vs Marianne (I love these two!)

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

Round Two

Mira vs Sybil

Genevieve vs Liviana

Briony vs Minerva

Hanna vs Sylvia

Pippa vs Alexandria

Emilia vs Maren

Layne vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Penelope

Bianca vs Dalia

Lorelei vs Nadia

Reagan vs Giselle

Summer vs Iris

 

Round Three

Mira vs Genevieve

Minerva vs Sylvia

Pippa vs Emilia

Sarah vs Elizabeth

Bianca vs Lorelei

Giselle vs Summer

 

Round Four

Genevieve vs Sylvia

Pippa vs Elizabeth

Bianca vs Summer

 

Round Five

Elizabeth vs Bianca

 

Round Six

Elizabeth vs. Sylvia (These are my best friend and my great aunts names and I love them SO MUCH!)

ELIZABETH WINS (barely!)

11
January 9, 2015 4:13 PM

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora (Why are you making me choose between these two so early? Love them both!!)

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

Mira vs Zara

Genevieve vs Ophelia

Briony vs Minerva

Hanna vs Cora

Pippa vs Luna

Aveline vs Maren

Layne vs Sarah

Adeline vs Juliet

Marianne vs Dalia

Lorelei vs Lyra

Mallory vs Giselle

Summer vs Iris


Mira vs Genevieve

Briony vs Cora

Pippa vs Aveline

Layne vs Juliet

Marianne vs Lyra

Giselle vs Iris

 

Genevieve vs Cora

Pippa vs Juliet

Lyra vs Iris

 

Cora vs Juliet

Iris vs (adding back in) Sylvia 

 

Cora vs Sylvia

 

Cora wins! If Sylvia wasn't my MIL's name it could have gone differently. It was interesting to see how far Layne got in my elimination just by virtue of what it was matched against. Layne is a fine name but completely not my style! And meanwhile a few of my favorite names were eliminated early on...

12
January 10, 2015 4:20 AM

Avery vs Mira - Avery

Zara vs Sybil - Zara

Genevieve vs Audra - Genevieve

Liviana vs Ophelia - Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony - Thalia

Minerva vs Niamh - Minerva

Madi vs Hanna - Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora - Cora

Pippa vs Catalina - Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna - Luna

Aveline vs Emelia - Emelia

Beth vs Karen - Maren

Layne vs Erika - Layne

Patrice vs Sarah - Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline - Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet - Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne - Marianne

Dalia vs Marley - Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei - Sienna

Nadia vs Lyra - Nadia

Mallory vs Reagan - Reagan

Giselle vs Haley - Haley

Summer vs Kendall - Summer

Kelsey vs Iris - Iris

13
January 10, 2015 4:25 AM

Avery vs Zara - Avery

Genevieve vs Ophelia - Ophelia

Thalia vs Minerva - Minerva

Hanna vs Cora - Cora

Catalina vs Luna - Luna

Emelia vs Karen - Emelia

Layne vs Sarah - Sarah

Adeline vs Juliet - Adeline

Marianne vs Marley - Marianne

Sienna vs Nadia - Sienna

Reagan vs Haley - Reagan

Summer vs Iris - Iris

14
January 10, 2015 4:30 AM

Avery vs Ophelia - Avery

Minerva vs Cora - Minerva

Luna vs Emelia - Emelia

Sarah vs Adeline - Adeline

Marianne vs Sienna - Sienna

Reagan vs Iris - Reagan

 

Avery vs Minerva - Minerva

Emelia vs Adeline - Adeline

Sienna vs Reagan - Sienna

Pearl vs Rose - Pearl

 

Minerva vs. Adeline - Adeline

Sienna vs Pearl - Pearl

 

Adeline vs Pearl - Adeline Pearl

 

This was a fun game!!

15
January 17, 2015 12:25 AM

Round 1

Avery vs _Mira_
_Zara_ vs Sibyl
_Genevieve_ vs Audra
Liviana vs _Ophelia_
_Thalia_ vs Briony
_Minerva_ vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)
Madi vs _Hanna_
_Sylvia_ vs Cora
_Pippa_ vs Catalina
Alexandria vs _Luna_
Aveline vs _Emilia_
_Beth_ vs Maren
_Layne_ vs Erika
Patrice vs _Sarah_
_Elizabeth_ vs Adeline
_Penelope_ vs Juliet
_Bianca_ vs Marianne
_Dalia_ vs Marley
Sienna vs _Lorelei_
Nadia vs _Lyra_
_Mallory_ vs Reagan
_Giselle_ vs Haley
_Summer_ vs Kendall
Kelsey vs _Iris_

Round 2

Mira v _Zara_
_Genevieve_ v Ophelia
_Thalia_ v Minerva
_Hanna_ v Sylvia
Pippa v _Luna_
_Emilia_ v Beth
Layne v _Sarah_
_Elizabeth_ v Penelope
Bianca v _Dalia_
Lorelei v _Lyra_
Mallory v _Giselle_
Summer v _Iris_

Round 3

Zara v _Genevieve_
_Thalia_ v Hanna
Luna v _Emilia_
Sarah v _Elizabeth_
Dalia v _Lyra_
Giselle v _Iris_

Round 4

Genevieve v _Thalia_
_Emilia_ v Elizabeth
Lyra v _Iris_

Round 5

Emilia gets a bye
_Thalia_ v Iris
 
Finals
 
Thalia v _Emilia_

Emilia wins!

16
January 17, 2015 12:26 AM

Ack! The formatting went all crazy. Sorry!

17
January 17, 2015 1:38 AM

I wish I knew what set of circumstances triggers this bug! I fixed it with the usual Notepad copy-and-paste trick, except of course that would lose the boldface, which is kind of the whole point of the game... I used underline characters to mark the names I needed to bold, and I decided to leave them in, partly due to laziness, since there's no "find and replace" in the comment editor, and partly because I think it makes it easier to see -- there's only a small difference between regular and bold in the comment display font.

18
January 17, 2015 3:30 AM

Thank you!

19
January 17, 2015 2:16 AM

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Dalia vs Marley

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Alexandria vs Luna

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

 

ROUND 2

 

Avery vs Sibyl

 

Audra vs Ophelia

 

Thalia vs Minerva

 

Hanna vs Sylvia

 

Pippa vs Dalia

 

Aveline vs Beth

 

Layne vs Sarah

 

Elizabeth vs Juliet

 

Marianne vs Luna

 

Lorelei vs Nadia

 

Reagan vs Haley

 

Summer vs Iris

 

 

ROUND 3

 

 

Sibyl vs Ophelia

 

Minerva vs Sylvia

 

Pippa vs Beth

 

Layne vs Juliet

 

Luna vs Nadia

 

Haley vs Summer

 

 

ROUND 4

 

Sibyl vs Minerva

 

Pippa vs Layne (We’ll call this one a tie to keep the numbers even)

 

Luna vs Summer

 

 

ROUND 5

 

Minerva vs Pippa

 

Layne vs Luna

 

 

Winner: Layne  But it was super close between the final 4!

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January 19, 2015 5:18 PM

I gave commentary on my choices, in case anyone's interested in reading it. :)

 

Round 1:

Avery vs Mira Not crazy about unisex names

Zara vs Sibyl Sibyl makes me think of a sorceress. I know it actually refers to a prophetess, but the connotation is just too strong...

Genevieve vs Audra This was really hard. I know an Audra, and I love her name, but it feels too much like her name, if you know what I mean.

Liviana vs Ophelia Liviana sounds too made up for my tastes

Thalia vs Briony I just don't like Thalia. Don't know why...

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve) Niamh is the kind of name I would squeal over if I was writing a novel set in its nation of origin (I have to admit, I have no idea what language it is...) but I would never give it to an American child, which is what I'm thinking of here...

Madi vs Hanna Madi is not my style in so many ways. 1) Nickname for given name 2) Made up spelling 3) Modern name

Sylvia vs Cora Sylvia would probably won against most of these other names, but I absolutely love Cora.

Pippa vs Catalina Oo, this is really hard... Catalina's gorgeous, but rather foreign, and Pippa is adorable, but very nickname-y...

Alexandria vs Luna Just lovely. And Luna is one of those names I just dislike, without having any good reason for it...

Aveline vs Emilia One of my favorites, not to mention that I just not crazy about Aveline.

Beth vs Maren By a hair... Neither is quite my style, but I like Maren a little better.

Layne vs Erika Not crazy about the trendiness of either, but Erika has a slight edge...

Patrice vs Sarah Patrice sounds like a grandmother name to me.

Elizabeth vs Adeline Adeline is too modern for my taste. And Elizabeth has great nickname possibilities.

Penelope vs Juliet Even with Romeo issues, this is another of my favorites...

Bianca vs Marianne Marianne jfeels really dated to me.

Dalia vs Marley I'm trying to figure out how to phrase this without becoming insulting to those who are named Marley, like that name, or have given it to their children... I don't have a problem with those who like it, but I personally would name my child Isis before I would name her Marley. (I love the name Isis, actually. I'm really hoping that this doesn't completely ruin the name forever...)

Sienna vs Lorelei Lorelei is one of my guilty pleasure names...

Nadia vs Lyra These two are very very close, but I think I prefer Lyra...

Mallory vs Reagan Don't like unisex names.

Giselle vs Haley Or modern names. :)

Summer vs Kendall Again with the unisex names... 

Kelsey vs Iris And with the modern names... Not to mention that Iris helps to fill the void left by Isis.

 

Round 2:

Mira vs. Zara Zara makes me think of Zora, which makes me think of Zelda, (I don't know why. Apparently there's actually a race called the Zora in Legend of Zelda, but I swear I didn't know that...) which makes me think of magic. And I don't like names that make me think of magic. Don't ask me why, because i have no idea.. :)

Genevieve vs. Ophelia I used to really dislike Ophelia, because it's so "weird', but it's starting to grow on me. It probably helps that I just wrote a novel with a main character named Ophelie. (Which I chose because I thought I could use the nickname Elle with it. But Elle didn't end up fitting the character, so I dropped it)

Briony vs. Minerva I grew up immersed in Greek mythology, and It's ust always driven me crazy tht the Romans had to go and change all the names... So I don't exactly love Minerva. :D

Hanna vs. Cora Love Cora. That's all.

Catalina vs. Alexandria Catalina's a little too foreign for me. (Though Carolina or Catarina would be fine)

Emilia vs. Maren Love Emilia, not really a fan of Maren. Easy choice here.

Erika vs. Sarah Erika's too modern for me.

Elizabeth vs. Juliet As I said before, I love Juliet. :)

Bianca vs Dalia Hard choice, but I think I prefer Bianca...

Lorelei vs. Lyra Guilty pleasure name here... Guilty because it feels too much like a mermaid name to actually use it (Though I don't actually know why it makes me think of mermaids...)

Mallory vs. Giselle Mallory feels dated.

Summer vs. Iris Summer just doesn't sound like a name to me...

 

Round 3;

Mira vs. Ophelia Even though I'm warming up to Ophelia, it still feels too solely Shakspearian for me. ((I think Juliet is starting to become more accepted as a name choice, which may have something to do with why I like it better than I do Ophelia)

Briony vs. Cora I'm starting to think Cora may win this thing, which surprises me, because it's not even on my list of favorite names, and some of the other names here are...

Alexandria vs. Emilia Emilia is one of those names that are on my favorites list.

Sarah vs. Juliet  Juliet is another.

Bianca vs. Lorelei Guilty pleasure for the win.. :P

Giselle vs. Iris I'm shocked Giselle has made it so far. My only association for that name is the princess is Enchanted, who I don't really like. (She feels rather cheesy to me) So I'm not really a fan of her name either...

 

Round 4:

Mira vs. Cora Love Cora... I think I've said that every time it's come up, lol :)

Emilia vs. Juliet Ugh, hard!!! But I think Juliet has the slightest edge. Ironically, I'd actually be more likely to name a child Emilia than Juliet, because I like Julian better than Juliet, and clearly I can't use both.

Lorelei vs. Iris I like Iris, but it's only a like, not a love...

 

Round 5:

Cora vs. Juliet vs. Lorelei (I guess I could have done Cora vs. Juliet, and then had Lorelei go against the winner, but I already knew which one that would be...) And at the same time as I say this, I'm not sure I would actually name a baby Cora, because I prefer longer names, at least as full names, and the only full name I can think of for Cora is Coraline, which is too tied up in the movie I've never seen. :P

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February 9, 2015 10:49 PM

Round 1

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

Round 2

Mira vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Liviana

Briony vs Minerva

Hanna vs Sylvia

Catalina vs Luna

Emilia vs Beth

Erika vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Juliet

Marianne vs Dalia

Sienna vs Lyra

Reagan vs Giselle

Summer vs Iris


Round 3

Mira vs Genevieve

Briony vs Sylvia

Luna vs Beth

Sarah vs Elizabeth

Marianne vs Sienna

Reagan vs Iris

 

Round 4

Genevieve vs Sylvia

Luna vs Elizabeth

Marianne vs Iris

Round 5

Genevieve vs Elizabeth vs Iris

Well, I probably would have known that just by looking at the starting list. It's one of my top three favorite girl names right now. And Sylvia is my daughter's name so I didn't want it to win.

 

 

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February 11, 2015 2:19 PM

Round 6

Genevieve vs Iris

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March 1, 2015 12:20 AM

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Alexandria vs Luna

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Dalia vs Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris

 

Round Two:

Avery vs Zara

Genevieve vs Liviana 

Thalia vs Niamh

Hanna vs Cora

Catalina vs Luna

Aveline vs Beth

Layne vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Juliet

Marianne vs Marley

Sienna vs Lyra

Reagan vs Haley

Summer vs Kelsey

 

Round Three:

Avery vs Liviana 

Thalia vs Cora

Luna vs Aveline

Sarah vs Juliet

Marley vs Lyra

Haley vs Summer 

 

Round Four:

Liviana vs Thalia

Luna vs Sarah

Lyra vs Haley


Round Five:

Liviana vs Sarah

 

Round Six:

Liviana vs. Haley

 

Liviana wins.

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February 6, 2016 3:00 PM

Mira

Sibyl

Audra

Ophelia

Briony

Minerva

Hanna

Cora

Pippa

Luna

Emilia

Beth

Layne

Sarah

Elizabeth

Penelope

Bianca

Marley

Lorelei

Lyra

Reagan

Haley

Kendall

Kelsey

 

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March 17, 2016 5:14 PM

Round 1:

Avery vs Mira - Avery

Zara vs Sibyl - Zara

Genevieve vs Audra - Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia - Liviana

Thalia vs Briony - Briony

Minerva vs Niamh - Niamh

Madi vs Hanna - Madi

Sylvia vs Cora - Cora

Pippa vs Catalina - Pippa

Alexandria vs Luna - Alexandria

Aveline vs Emilia - Aveline

Beth vs Maren - Beth

Layne vs Erika - Layne

Patrice vs Sarah - Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline - Elizabeth

Penelope vs Juliet - Penelope

Bianca vs Marianne - Marianne

Dalia vs Marley - Dalia

Sienna vs Lorelei - Sienna

Nadia vs Lyra - Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan - Reagan

Giselle vs Haley - Haley

Summer vs Kendall - Summer

Kelsey vs Iris - Kelsey

 

Round 2:

Avery vs Zara - Avery

Audra vs Liviana - Liviana

Briony vs Niamh - Briony

Madi vs Cora - Madi

Pippa vs Alexandria - Alexandria

Aveline vs Beth - Aveline

Layne vs Sarah - Layne

Elizabeth vs Penelope - Elizabeth

Marianne vs Dalia - Dalia

Sienna vs Lyra - Sienna

Reagan vs Haley - Reagan
Summer vs Kelsey - Summer

 

Round 3:

Avery vs Liviana - Avery

Briony vs Madi - Briony

Alexandria vs Aveline - Alexandria

Layne vs Elizabeth - Elizabeth

Dalia vs Sienna - Sienna

Reagan vs Summer - Summer

 

Round 4:

Avery vs Briony - Avery

Alexandria vs Elizabeth - Alexandria

Sienna vs Summer - Sienna

Round 5:

Avery vs Alexandria - Alexandria

Avery vs Sienna - Sienna

 

Round 6:

Alexandria vs Sienna - Sienna

 

Sienna wins

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By GPU
March 22, 2016 9:51 PM

Round 1:

Avery vs Mira - Mira

Zara vs Sybil - Zara

Genevieve vs Audra - Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia - Liviana

Thalia vs Briony - Thalia

Minerva vs Niamh - Minerva

Madi vs Hanna - Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora - Sylvia

Pippa vs Catalina - Pippa

Alexandria vs Luna - Luna

Aveline vs Emilia - Emilia

Beth vs Maren - Beth

Layne vs Erika - Layne

Patrice vs Sarah - Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline - Elizabeth

Penelope vs Juliet - Penelope

Bianca vs Marianne - Marianne

Dalia vs Marley - Marley

Sienna vs Lorelei - Sienna

Nadia vs Lyra - Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan - Reagan

Giselle vs Haley - Haley

Summer vs Kendall - Summer

Kelsey vs Iris - Iris

 

Round 2:

Mira vs Zara - Zara

Audra vs Liviana - Liviana

Thalia vs Minerva - Thalia

Hanna vs Sylvia - Hanna

Pippa vs Luna - Luna

Emilia vs Beth - Emilia

Layne vs Sarah - Sarah

Elizabeth vs Penelope - Elizabeth

Marianne vs Marley - Marianne

Sienna vs Lyra - Sienna

Reagan vs Haley - Haley

Summer vs Iris - Iris

 

Round 3:

Zara vs Liviana - Zara

Thalia vs Hanna - Hanna

Luna vs Emilia - Emilia

Sarah vs Elizabeth - Elizabeth

Marianne vs Sienna - Sienna

Haley vs Iris - Iris

 

Round 4:

Zara vs Hanna - Zara

Emilia vs Elizabeth - Emilia

Sienna vs Iris - Iris

 

Round 5:

Zara vs Emilia vs Iris - Zara

 

Zara wins!!

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November 12, 2016 11:05 PM

Avery vs Mira - Mira - Am I the only person in the world who likes Avery better for boys than girls?

Zara vs Sibyl - Zara - Sibyl is a little too old for me.

Genevieve vs Audra - Genevieve - Always been a fave.

Liviana vs Ophelia - Ophelia - Ophelia has a lot of baggage, but Liviana just sounds strange to me and Ophelia sounds cooler.

Thalia vs Briony - Thalia - Briony sounds like pony.

Minerva vs Niamh - Minerva - People are going to pronounce Niamh to rhyme with Liam. And Minerva's so cool, I'm sad it's not popular.

Madi vs Hanna - Hanna - Easiest comparison yet. I've always liked Hanna without the last H (I like it "Hannah" too though).

Sylvia vs Cora - Sylvia - This one was really, really hard though, Sylvia really only won because I love the nickname Sylvie so much.

Pippa vs Catalina - Catalina - Pippa sounds too trendy to me.

Alexandria vs Luna - Luna - I'm not a huge fan of Harry Potter names, but Alexandria's a little long.

Aveline vs Emilia - Emilia - While I like Aveline better for girls than Avery (see above), it still seems like an odd name.

Beth vs Maren - Beth - It's a classic. I don't like Maren at all.

Layne vs Erika - Erika - Erika with a K has always been a secret fave of mine, and Layne is just a weird name for boys or girls.

Patrice vs Sarah - Sarah - I've always loved Sarah.

Elizabeth vs Adeline - Elizabeth - I love that there's so many nicknames for Elizabeth. Adeline I think is a bit too trendy and I'm not into Addie.

Penelope vs Juliet - Juliet - This was a tough one though.

Bianca vs Marianne - Marianne - Another tough one. Bianca's a little trendy.

Dalia vs Marley - Dalia - This was really close, but I don't like Marley so much on its own (I like it as a nickname for Marlene though.)

Sienna vs Lorelei - Lorelei - While I like Sienna a lot, Lorelei just rolls off the tounge.

Nadia vs Lyra - Nadia - Lyra's not really a name.

Mallory vs Reagan - Mallory - Always been a guilty pleasure name.

Giselle vs Haley - Giselle - I've always liked other spellings of Haley better. Giselle is cool.

Summer vs Kendall - Summer - I like Kendall much better as a boy's name.

Kelsey vs Iris - Iris - Iris has always been a favorite flower name

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November 12, 2016 11:14 PM

Mira vs Zara - Zara - I like these both, but Zara's really cool.

Genevieve vs Ophelia - Genevieve - I love Genevieve, you guys.

Thalia vs Minerva - Thalia - Both are really good, underused, Greek goddess names though.

Hanna vs Sylvia - Sylvia - I just love Sylvia so much.

Catalina vs Luna - Luna - I don't really like Catalina that much.

Emilia vs Beth - Beth - I'll go with the underdog here.

Erika vs Sarah - Erika - A battle between favorites.

Elizabeth vs Juliet - Juliet - Since I already let Beth win, I'll give this to Juliet.

Marianne vs Dalia - Marianne - Easily.

Lorelei vs Nadia - Nadia - I like the spelling Lorelai a lot better.

Mallory vs Giselle - Mallory - While I like Giselle, it looks like Gazelle (I think it means gazelle too).

Summer vs Iris - Iris - Another eay one.

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November 12, 2016 11:19 PM

Zara vs Genevieve - Genevieve - Both are really cool names though.

Thalia vs Sylvia - Sylvia - I'm really starting to whittle this down to my favorites now.

Luna vs Beth - Beth - Luna's a little too trendy right now.

Erika vs Juliet - Erika - No contest here, though I do like Juliet.

Marianne vs Nadia - Marianne - I think I've always loved this spelling since I read Sense and Sensibility. It's a good literary name.

Mallory vs Iris - Mallory - This was tough though.

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Genevieve vs Sylvia - Sylvia - A fight between faves. Sylvia's a little more unique though, and I still love Sylvie.

Beth vs Erika - Erika - While Beth is a sturdy classic, Erika has a lot more flare.

Marianne vs Mallory - Marianne - Mallory, while I like it, is kind of dated.

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Do I really have to pick between Sylvia, Erika, and Marianne? Can't they all be winners?