Please Rate My Name List

I have always loved names and therefore have thought about names for a long time. 

I am not pregnant or even trying for a baby yet so there is no rush for me.

I am unsure of my naming style. To me my naming style is all over the place. I think I may have more than one.

So some names I like for each gender are listed below...

Girls...

Isobel

Rose

Seren

Niamh

Sophie

Eleanor

Noelle

Fae

Kay

Lucille

Elisabeth or Elizabeth

Phoebe

Chloe

Caitlin

Jasmine

Violet

Melody

Amy

Tallulah

Selene

Sarah

Renee

Tamsin

Estelle

Esther

Verity

 

Boys...

Alexander

James

Kai

Liam

Tristan

Nathaniel or Nathan

Xavier

Samuel

Please post what you think of each name? What names you think pairs well with each other? 

Suggestions are welcome.

Thanks.

 

Replies

1
July 1, 2014 7:46 PM

If you're just looking for a name for your naming style, I nominate "British Modern". :-)

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July 1, 2014 9:16 PM

I was thinking your name style was something like Vintage American with a touch of British, but I think British Modern also works.

For me, the only major girl outliers from this style are Fae & Kay.  These are both very much boomer names to me. The only real boy outlier is Kai.  Otherwise, I think your names would mix & match really well.

3
July 2, 2014 1:01 PM

Thanks for the feedback so far but what do you think of each name in general?

4
July 2, 2014 2:34 PM

Lol I do not have enough spare time to post what I think about 20+ different names for someone who is not going to be pregnant for a while. 

Your naming style is classic and a bit British likes others have pointed out. You seem to be most attracted to girls names that are familiar, clearly feminine, but not overly popular. Phoebe and Chloe are greek. A few outliers are Caitlin, Jasmine, Melody, Amy, and Tamsin. Although these are wildly off from your others.

For boys you clearly like traditional, but are open to more trendy names. Alexander, james, Nathaniel, and Samuel could not be more traditional. They are all lovely names. Xavier, Nathan, and Tristan lump together in my mind as preppy, trendy, but not weird. Liam and Kia are short, somewhat artsy choices. Liam is a traditional nickname for William. You could also use Xander for an Alexander, considering you like Xavier. 

When you actually get that positive test you will rethink every name 1000 times and most of these will just feel wrong. And the daddy has a say as well, so that changes things a lot! 

5
July 2, 2014 2:46 PM

Meant to write that * these are NOT wildly off from your others.

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By EVie
July 3, 2014 11:05 AM

If you don't have time to respond in full, you certainly don't have to, but don't discourage people who aren't pregnant from posting. If you do, they will just start pretending they're pregnant, and you'll end up wasting your time anyway helping people name imaginary babies. It's fine to ask for feedback on lists even if you aren't immediately expecting.

Regarding your comments about rethinking names, keep in mind that everyone doesn't have the same experience as you. My list has shifted somewhat over the years, mostly with interesting new names being added, but my absolute favorites have stuck around over the past 6-8 years at least. The boys' list didn't change at all during the course of my pregnancy (we knew the sex, so didn't really talk about girls' names). The name we ended up using was the one I thought we probably would going back about six years. 

Your point about the other parent having a say is valid, though. It's best not to get too attached to any particular name until the other parent has approved it, because there's a very high likelihood that their taste will not align perfectly with yours.

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July 3, 2014 12:44 AM

My favorites for your girls names are: 

Phoebe, Melody, Tallulah, Renee, Tamsin, Estelle, Verity

 For me, they hit the sweet sopt between feminine but not frilly (Tallulah would be the most ornate) and unique but not weird. 

Isobel (or more commonly Isabel(le)) Sophie (or Sophia) Elizabeth, and Elenor are all great names too and you couldnt go wrong with them. I dont dislike any ofrom your list, though i'd spell Fae Faye, and Isobel Isabel , and depending on where you live Niamh could be confusing, so unless you're in Ireland, I'd go with Neive Neve or Neeve.  (I know someone by this name and she is CONSTANTLY pronouncing it for people)

Boys

My favorite is Xavier. I know an Alexander that goes by Zander, which you may like. I like James also.

I dont like Kai or Tristan, but that's just personal preference.

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April 7, 2016 10:09 PM

I like the names, Isobel Rose and Seren but have no clue how to pronounce Niamh . I feel as if Sophie and Eleanor are common, and Eleanor would end up getting a nickname anyways. I love the name Noelle especially spelled that way instead of Noel. I think the names Fae and Kay are too short for my liking. Lucille feels too old for me, but I do like the name Lucy. I prefer the spelling Elizabeth but really dislike the name because it's too old fashioned and popular. I also dislike the names Phoebe (the spelling and the pronunciation are completely different), Chloe, and Caitlin (though I prefer this spelling to the various others). Jasmine is a beautiful name but I will always associate it with Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. Violet is also a great name but I dislike the nickname Vi. Melody is pretty as well. Amy is much too common for me and Tallulah sounds like a name reserved for only fairytails. Selene will be associated with Celine Dion despite the spelling difference. Sarah is too popular for me. Renee isn't my style either. Tamsin is a really cool name and I've never heard it before. Estelle isn't my style and neither is Esther. Verity sounds okay. 

For the boys Alexander will always be a great option with many nicknames and just a cool sound but it has always been too common for me. The same with James and I dislike the nickname Jim. Kai is currently my favorite name for a boy and I love it, it's a little short and the spelling could trip people up but I love the name. Liam is also a great name. I have negative associations with the name Tristan so I personally don't like it. I love the name Nathaniel but hate that it's shortened up to either Nathan or Nate. Xavier is also a cool name. Samuel feels too old to me and I dislike the nickname Sam. 

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April 9, 2016 5:42 AM

Yay long  response time! Lol. I am the same as you execpt I do have a boys name chosen for my future son (which my SO has approved of). Anyway, here's what I think of each name.

GIRLS

Isobel

I never really yhought much of "Isabel". Just things like "it's common" "sounds outdated in the wrong way" "just another Bella" ect. But Isobel is so unique. It doesn't seem outdated, but classic, vintage. It reminds me of what a going girl in earlier centuries may have been named. Really pretty.


Rose

A name that seems it would be popular, but really isn't. I have never met a rose, young or old. And the nickname "Rosie" is beyond cute.


Seren

Very nice. The spelling and the pronunciation are really cool. I'd consider this name myself.


Niahm

Nope... Nope. I don't like it. People would mispronounce it all the time and the spelling is strange. Sorry....


Sophie

Like "Isabel" it's a common classic. This one how ever is really cute, and the world's favorite name (I read about it in an article how when they looked throught most the different countries most common names and combined them they found that Sophie/Sophia was the most popular)


Eleanor

I don't really know how I feel about this one....


Noelle

I don't really like it because it sounds too religious to me, but that's probably because I'm not religious so it's a very biased oppinion.


Fae

I like it, it's short and cute and will match her at any age.


Kay

I don't really like this one either.


Lucille

I like it. I want the classics to come back! And who doesn't love the nickname Lucy?


Elisabeth or Elizabeth

Nice names, a little average to me but nice.


Phoebe

I love P names! (Like Piper, Phoebe, Pandora, Prue). 9/10


Chloe

It's pretty and soft, but I prefer Claire over it.


Caitlin

Cute and common. It's an average, cute name


Jasmine

Jasmine is pretty, it's soft, gentle, mysterious and sexy.  I haven't met many either.


Violet

Another name that needs to come back. I've only met one Violet. It's pretty and classic. It sounds like the name of a princess too.


Melody

Another princess like name. It's cute and automatically makes you think of a sweet little girl running around in her cute little dress.


Amy

It's pretty. Another name that's dying out.


Tallulah

I like it's uniqueness but not it's sound. It sounds rough to me, despite all the Ls in it.


Selene

Can't get past thinking of Selene Dion. It is however a really pretty name.


Sarah

Average pretty name.


Renee

I like this name. It's sophisticated and the nickname Rain is cute for it.


Tamsin

Where the heck did this name come from??? I love it! It's so different and it rolls of the toungue. Adding it to my faves afterwards. This one is my favorite name so far on this list. It would fit a wide range of girls with a wide range of personailties.


Estelle

7/10


Esther

Again, I'm not religious and this nane is too biblical for me. 


Verity

Another name that I love! I've never met anyone with it, and I've only heard it mentioned once before (a long time ago)





BOYS

Alexander

I obsessed over this name for awhile. Love it, love it, love it!


James

Average boy name...


Kai

Very popular over here in Hawaii, heard it so many times but that's probably because it's a cool name that has a cool Hawaiian meaning.


Liam

I love this name. It's so cute and it will eventually fit and strong young man.  It's hard to find a cute name that will always suit the age.


Tristan

Nopeee.


Nathaniel or Nathan

Too biblical (sorry)


Xavier

Love this name!


Samuel

It's okay, not too cool but not dull either. A good classic.