Rank the Names!

This game is simple - just rank the names, in descending order with 1 being the best. You can respond to any of the previously put together lists and then put out your own list. Your list can be any length and can be all boys, all girls, or a mix of both (just make sure you clarify what gender on unisex names!) and it can have a theme or just be random.

Example round: One of my favorite nail polish brands, Zoya, gives all of their polishes womens' names, but, after more than 15 years and 900 polishes, they're occasionally grasping at straws for names sometimes. Their summer collection, Wanderlust, consisted of River, Lois, Sawyer, Cora, Byrdie, Esty (not to be confused with Etsy), Winnie, Sonja, Journey, Mandy, Scout, and Arbor, in this case all girls' names.

12. Arbor. It reads really masculine and who wants to be named after the most useless holiday, Arbor Day, Earth Day's boring little sister?

11. Scout. I really hate To Kill A Mockingbird, so that pretty much means I can't like this name it invented.

10. Esty. I get that it's short for Esther and/or Estelle, but it's hard not to say Etsy.

9. Sawyer. It's okay on girls, but I'd really it rather stay a boys' name and that pretty much means precluding it from being a girls' name.

8. River. Ditto.

7. Lois. Yeah, I know this is on track to be the next Penelope but I just can't really get behind it. I think Family Guy has this name taken forever. Sorry.

6. Journey. I may be a little biased since A) I love the band Journey and B) Journey was my favorite nail polish out of thsi collection but it's a bit wordy. Not the worst word name but not my style. The fact I can't really think of any good nicknames is another strike.

5. Byrdie. You know, I kinda like it. I'd go with Birdie as the spelling and not use it as a full name, but it's a darling nickname (especially for something like Robin or Wren or some other bird name!)

4. Cora. It's kind just okay. It was something I think I liked a little better before it started to catch on. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.

3. Sonja. I've always had a soft spot for Sonja, and I don't know why it's not at all popular while Sophia reigns supreme. I'd usually say go with the spelling Sonia though, to avoid spelling & prounciation confusion, but this spelling is an anagram of Jason so it'd be a great way of honoring a familial Jason.

2. Mandy. I have a cousin Amanda so I've been partial to Mandy my whole life.

1. Winnie. I've always thought Winnifred was pretty but a little much and I hate how it lends itself to the nickname Fred, but I quite like Winnie. It's probably the only name I'd 100% say go straight to the nickname without the full form.

Next list (although you still can respond to this one if you like!): Mckenna, Beth, Joni, Presley, Hera, Padma, Hadley, Yvonne, Mona, Elaine, Tabitha, & Gal (all girls, in honor of Zoya's fall collection)

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151
June 2, 2018 11:36 AM

12) Juanita (not my style)

11) Muriel (bit too dated)

10) Doris (indifferent)

9) Wilma (I might call a cat this but not a person)

8) Marjorie (nice name but I don't like the nn Marge/Marje)

7) Jean (like this name but not the best spelling)

6) June (love this name but a little plain)

5) Virginia (reminds me of something...)

4) Maxine (love the nn Maxi/Maxy/Maxie)

3) Jeanne (love the name and like the spelling)

2) Rita (short and sweet)

1) Dorothy (Lovely name and it is still used today. This is my little sisters name and her nn is Thea or Dory)

New list: Hermione, Aria, Amelia Esther, Cynthia, Maggie, Elise, Janie, Genevieve, Julia, Delilah, Charalynne

152
June 2, 2018 4:51 PM

12. Charalynne- Seems a bit made up

11. Cynthia- Reminds me of Rugrats

10. Hermione- Love the Harry Potter character but the name is only connected to that in my mind

9. Elise- Just blah

8. Janie- Too cutesy

7. Genevieve- Too frilly

6. Amelia- Too popular in my area

5. Maggie- I like it but it is mainly a nickname to me, also I knew a cat with this name, so I mainly think of that

4. Esther- Usually not a fan of biblical names but I really like it, it has a clunky cool vibe

3. Julia- A bit common and dated but I still find it beautiful

2. Delilah- So precious

1. Aria- Popular, yes, Beautiful, yes. I just really wish it was not so popular. It is soft and not overly girly

 

New List: Goddess Names- Aura, Freya, Isis, Maia, Belinda, Yara, Sabrina, Enid, Aurora, Padma, Vesta, Gaia, Juno, Flora, Brigid

153
June 6, 2018 2:23 AM

12) Vesta (sounds ike you have just put an 'a' on the end of vest. Doesn't seem like a name)

11) Juno (Reminds me of Juno beach but i did like the film Juno)

10) Yara (Looks like a misprint of Zara)

9) Isis (Don't really need to explain this one)

8) Padma (Nice name but not really my style)

7) Sabrina (Used to love this name but have gone off it)

6) Gaia (Bit too frilly)

5) Aura (seemss like there is something missing here)

4) Freya

3) Flora

2) Brigid (Love the name but not this spelling)

1) Aurora (Elegant and pretty)

New list: Viola, Harriette, Layla, Cecilia, Lyra, Pandora, Emily, Sally, Eliza, Tabitha, Matilda, Vera

 

154
June 9, 2018 4:58 PM

12. Harriette- I like clunky names but this is too clunky... also I do not like this spelling

11. Pandora- Terrible association with pandora's box

10. Cecilia- Always seems like a mean-girl name to me but I know many who do like it

9. Viola- A musical instrument

8. Eliza- Just okay

7. Sally- Seems nice

6. Matilda- I like the literary association and think this is a good clunky name

5. Tabitha- Pretty but I do not like Tabby as a nickname

4. Emily- Common but lovely. I have a postive association with this name.

3. Vera- A vintage, fun name

2. Lyra- I like the space connection and think it sounds lovely

1. Layla- Soft, classic yet friendly. what is not to like

 

New List: Super Heroine Names- Selina, Natasha, Raven, Barbara, Diana, Jean, Sonja, Dinah, Harley, Ivy, Kitty, Wanda, Sue, Gamora

155
July 17, 2018 8:10 AM

12) Wanda (bit dated)

11) Jean (I just think of jeans)

10) Sue (Bit boring)

9) Selina (Not my style)

8) Raven (Not my style)

7) Harley (I think of the motor cycle)

6) Gamora (Pretty sounding but the G sounds wrong)

5) Sonja (Not my style)

4) Barbara (Bit dated)

3) Natasha/Kitty (Like both names equally)

2) Ivy (Pretty nama. I like the link to nature)

1) Diana/ Dinah (Love both names equally)

New list: Beth, Samantha, Eleanor, Petra, Elise, Elosie, Lyra, Harriet, Alison, Lorelei, Ella, Sophia

156
July 19, 2018 8:23 AM

12. Lyra - sounds like Lyrica which a pill

11. Beth - Too plain for me as a name of it's own

10. Petra - Could be an ok name, it's just not my style

9. Harriet - Classic, but not my type of classic

8. Lorelai - I kind of like this, I'm indifferent

7. Elise - I like this a bit more

6. Allison - I like this name, it has cute nicknames as well

5. Samantha - This name sounds classic and strong. I like it's nicknames as well

4. Ella - Classic and beautiful. Although I'd prefer it more as a nickname

3. Elosie - This name sounds very cutesy, but in a good way

2. Sophia - This name has always been a favorite of mine, but I likely wouldn't use it because it's too popular

1. Eleanor - I've always loved it name! It's classic and beautiful. Plus it offers a wide range of nicknames (Nelly being one of my favorites)

New List:

Josephine, Isabella, Camila, Evelyn, Juniper, Hazel, Sage, Rosemary, Blair, Stella, Avery, Emerson

157
July 19, 2018 12:08 PM

12) Blair - I see this name as a surname

11) Emerson - Not my type

10) Juniper - I do like the nature theme but this name doesn't float my boat

9) Sage - Ditto

8) Josephine - I don't like Josephine but i like Josie as a nn

7) Rosemary - I love Rose but Rosemary, not so much

6) Isabella - I find this name is a bit too popular at the moment

5) Camila - I like this name quite a lot

4) Stella - Sweet name that has a positive association

3) Avery - Love this name. One of my best friends had this name and it is short and sweet

2) Hazel - Beautiful and elegant

1) Evelyn - Just a very pretty name. A guilty pleasure of mine

New list: Zara, Alicia (pr. Al-is-ia. Not Alisha), Jane, Kira, Audrey, Helena, Olivia, Darcy, Poppy, Charlotte, Amelia, Annalise

158
July 19, 2018 4:36 PM

12. Poppy - Eh

11. Alicia - I prefer the other pronunciation more

10. Kira - It's nice, but not a favorite

9. Helena - (Ditto)

8. Zara - I like this

7. Annalise - Very pretty

6. Jane - It's grown on me a bit

5. Amelia - Sweet

4. Audrey - I've grown to like this name a bit

3. Darcy - A guilty pleasure

2. Olivia - Extremely popular, but super sweet

1. Charlotte - Very popular, but it's always been a favorite

New List: Natalia (g), Morgan (g), Felicity (g), Devin (g), Victoria (g), Jordan (g), Hugo (b), Dylan (b), Alexander (b), Skyler (b), Maxwell (b), Jaden (b)

159
July 20, 2018 1:14 PM

12) Jaden (Meh - Indiffrent)

11) Dylan (Ditto)

10) Devin (Doesn't sound right)

9) Maxwell (I like Max but not a fan of the full name)

8) Morgan (Quite nice)

7) Hugo (I think this name is sweet and quite underated)

6) Alexander (I like Alex more than Alexander)

5) Jordan (Possitive association but prefer for a boy)

4) Victoria (Elegant and regal name)

3) Felicity (Beautiful)

2) Natalia (Ditto)

1) Skylar (This is my guilty Pleasure, I love this name and i love the nn Sky as well)

 

New list: Naomi, Evangeline, Holly, Bridget, Agatha, Gracie, Kirsten, Sofie, Georgia, Lily, Lina, Jasmine

160
July 21, 2018 12:36 AM

12. Kristen- I just do not like that people pronounce it differently. I also think it is just pretty dated

11. Agatha- I like old-lady names but I am not quite into this one yet

10. Sofie- I just to really like it but I think it is just okay now. i think that as sofia raised in popularity, the appeal lessened

9. Gracie- I like Grace but Gracie is not my style

8. Jasmine- Pretty smell but indifferent to the name

7. Lina- Okay

6. Lily- Pretty but a bit too popular

5. Georgia- Classic but not overly girly

4. Holly- I think it is an underrated name

3. Evangeline- I usually am not a fan of long names but this is gorgeous with great nickname potentials

2. Bridget- I have recently found my love of this name. It is snappy and classic and not too common now

1. Naomi- I think it is beautiful and really like the flow it has.

 

New List: Marissa, Domenica, Pilar, Estella, Alma, Bianca, Carmen, Clara, Daniella, Elena, Lourdes, Mariposa, Nadia, Ramona

161
July 24, 2018 12:14 PM

12) Pilar - No

11) Domenica - It's a place not a persons name

10)  Lourdes - Not my style

9) Ramona - Ditto

8)  Bianca - Negative association

7) Nadia - Quite nice

6) Alma - Short and sweet. I like this name

5) Estella - 

4) Daniella - Quite popular when i was a child but it has grown on me

3) Carmen/ Elena - Both nice names but for differemt reasons

2) Mariposa/ Clara - Positive asosiation for both

1) Marissa - I love this name for lots of different reasons

New list: (Boy special) Declan, Cillian (Pr. Killian), Cory, Henry, Rory, Andrew, James, Naathaniel, Ethan, Scott, Keith, Jordan  

 

162
July 24, 2018 1:01 PM

12. Cillian - Killian isn't my favorite in the first place and the confusing spelling (I would read it "sillian") knocks it down a little more

11. Jordan - I picture a 90s prep or jock

10. James - I like James well enough, but I hate Jim or Jimmy

9. Keith - I like it on it's own merits but I do still picture the 90s - this time a gamer lol

8. Andrew - vanilla

7. Cory - solid name, but to me it doesn't convey much

6. Declan - I actually quite like it, but it's a bit of a wild card too! It's had such a little explosion recently I don't know if it has the staying power for a lifetime!

5. Scott - I like this name too, but it's brought down a little by a negative association

4. Naathaniel - I also like Nathaniel, but I don't like using two a's in the spelling

3. Henry - LOVE this name right now, but I hated it a decade ago. Makes me worried it will go out of style again.

2. Rory - just adorable, and unique enough he can make it into whatever he wants.

1. Ethan - dependable, honest name, that works for almost any personality or age the kid might have some day

 

Edit: Whoops! Need a new list! How about women of the Bible?

Eve, Hannah, Abigail, Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, Deborah, Lydia, Rebecca, Rachel, Delilah, Michal

163
July 24, 2018 4:38 PM

12. Michal - Not to sure how to pronunce this, so the confusion is an imidiate turn off for me

11. Ruth - Not a fan, it's too matronly for me

10. Deborah - Ditto 

9. Mary - I feel like I would like it more combined with something else

8. Eve - Cute, but I prefer it's nicknames more

7. Rachel - Not bad, I like it

6. Rebecca - A classic that I like, but is too common for me

5. Abigail - I like this and the nicknames it has

4. Elizabeth - A true classic

3. Hannah - Delightfully sweet

2. Lydia- Very cute

1. Delilah - This name is quite sweet and not in an overwhleming way. I like it a lot

New List: Dorothy, Sabrina, Giselle, Francessca, Gabriella, Scarlet, Marissa, Felicity, Christina, Jennifer, Monica, Grace

164
July 24, 2018 9:31 PM

12. Dorothy- Too Wizard of Oz
11. Giselle- I do not really know why I do not like it, but I do not
10. Francessca- I do not like the -ss
9. Christina- I do not mind the name but it will likely have a nickname and I do not like any nicknames for it
8. Gabriella- Negative association
7. Marissa- Okay
6. Sabrina- A bit teenage-witch for me but I also like it
5. Monica- A bit Friends but I also like it a lot
4. Felicity- I can look past the tv-show but this is name is nice and you can't help but smile when you say it
3. Jennifer- I know it is dated but I really like it and I like the nicknames
2. Grace- Beautiful and classic
1. Scarlet- I like the -tt at the end but I really like this name. It is quirky, but girly,

New List: Food-Themed Names- Saffron, Kale, Clementine, Nori, Olive, Rosemary, Sage, Maple, Brie, Clove, Ginger, Coco, Apple

165
July 25, 2018 9:21 AM

12) Brie - I would never name a child after a peice of cheese

11) Kale - "Eat up your greens Kale". Just no.

10) Nori - Meh

9)  Apple - Really?

8) Sage - This is marginally better

7) Clove - I prefer Clover

6) Maple - Indifferent

5) Olive/ Ginger - Quite nice 

4) Saffron - Pretty name but i could see it becoming quite popular 

3) Coco - I like this name a lot

2) Clementine - Very pretty name with lots of potential nicknames

1) Rosemary - I love Rose and Rosemary is no different. Always a beautiful name in my eyes

 

New list: Aslhey, Cynthia, Stacie, Emily, Mary, Kori, Audrey, Gail, Genoveva, Bridget, Nataile, Tilly 

166
July 26, 2018 2:34 PM

12. Aslhey - I don't like this spelling at all. It ruins the whole name for me

11. Genoveva - Sounds way too frilly and extra

10. Gail - Not the biggest fan

9. Kori - It's just ok

8. Mary - Ditto

7. Stacie - I like it, but prefer other spellings

6. Cynthia - Cute, slighty dated

5. Emily - I like this name, but it's very popular in my age group

4. Tilly - An adorable nn

3. Bridget - A lovely name

2. Natalie - Sweet and not as common. Has cute nickname options

1. Audrey - This name has grown on me to the point where it's become a guilty pleasure

New List - All Boys: Jasper, Wyatt, Sebastian, Milo, Alexander, Frances, Samuel, Liam, Ricky, Charles, Nathaniel, Daniel

167
July 27, 2018 12:45 PM

* oops sorry, I did mean Ashley, not Aslhey*

12) Wyatt - Not my style

11) Frances - Indifferent

10) Ricky - It's OK but not brilliant

9) Daniel - Ditto

8) Nathaniel - It's quite nice. I like Nathan as a nickname

7) Jasper - Nice name but i couldn't really imagine it on a child

6) Samuel - I really like Sam as a nn

5) Alexander - Alex is nice and I also like Xander. 

4) Sebastian - A soft spot of mine

3) Milo - A family name, i think it's a nice short name which is sometimes underrated

2) Liam - Another family name. I know it's become quite popular but i still love it

1) Charles - An elegant, regal with many good nn's

 

New list: Rachel, Jennifer, Toni, Charlotte, Krystal, Vera, Mika, Tracy, Karen, Emma, Elle, Sophie

 

168
July 28, 2018 3:56 PM

12. Krystal- I would like it more if it started as a C but overall, I think it sounds dated.

11. Toni- Dated and I do not like Toni, just Tony for a boy

10. Tracy- Indifferent

9. Charlotte- I used to really like but it is so popular and I am over it now I think

8. Karen- It is dated but still darling

7. Sophie- Sophie is so cute, but Sophia is too popular now

6. Mika- I like it, just don't love it

5. Vera- It is growing on me, a bit ago I still saw it as a old-lady name

4. Jennifer- Yes it is dated but I really like the nickname potential

3. Rachel- It is popular in my age group but it still gives me a friendly, sporty, classic vibe

2. Emma- I love it despite its popularity. Simple, ages well and effortlessly pretty

1. Elle- There is something coole about having a 1-syllable name. I really like it. 

 

Next list: Gisele, Gigi, Karlie, Cara, Adriana, Heidi, Tyra, Kendall, Claudia, Bar, Naomi, Helena, Miranda

169
July 30, 2018 11:10 AM

12. Bar - This is a word, not a name

11. Tyra - An icon, but not my favorite name

10. Cara - Indifferent

9. Gigi - It's a cute nickname, but it's not my favorite name on it's own

8. Karlie - Nice, but I prefer the spelling Carly 

7. Helena - This name has grown on me

6. Claudia - Ditto

5. Naomi - Very cute

4. Heidi - Oddly, I really like this. It's short and sweet

3. Miranda - Positive association, love the nn Randy

2. Giselle - Beautiful and sweet

1. Kendall - It's a gulity pleasure, I love the nn Ken and Kenny

New List: Nina, Aria, Isabella, Eliza, Sophia, Kalista, Saskia, Talia, Anna, Fiona, Luna, Christina

170
July 30, 2018 4:45 PM

12. Kalista - Just looks wrong

11. Christina - It's pretty, but I'm not a fan of names that shout out your religion

10. Aria - I'm not sure why, but I've never really liked it

9. Nina - Kind of bland

8. Isabella - Nice but overused

7. Fiona - Nice but I like the others better

6. Talia - Ditto

5. Eliza - Ditto

4. Anna - Ditto

3. Sophia - It's popular for a reason. What a pretty name

2. Luna - I've always liked it, and the Harry Potter association is always a bonus

1. Saskia - I knew a little girl named Saskia years ago and she was so sweet that I've always liked this name since

 

New list--one-syllable names off the top of my head: Claire, Grace, Joy, Jade, Anne, May, June, Leigh, Jess, Kay, Lou, Jean

171
July 30, 2018 6:39 PM

12. Kay- Every kiss begins with K...

11. Jean- Dated

10. June- Dated

9. Lou- I LOVE Louisa, like Louise but Lou is just a nickname

8. Leigh- Just okay

7. Anne- Beautiful and classic but also plain

6. Joy- I like joy but do not love it. 

5. Claire- A classic beautiful girl name

4. May- If it was Mae, it would be first. It is simple yet elegant. I think the -y reminds me of the month and think it can only be used if a child is born in May, but then I would feel unoriginal if that occurred... I am probably putting too much thought into it. 

3. Jess- It reads nickname but I really like it and i have a guilty pleasure of Jessica

2. Grace- Timeless

1. Jade- Beautiful and earthy. It is a beautiful color and a nice name. 

 

New List: Thora, Colette, Briony, Marta, Imogen, Olive, Zelda, Darcy, Gwyneth, Avalon, Ramsey, Keely, Lilou

 

172
July 31, 2018 8:25 AM

I want to preface in advance that my comments for most of the names for slighty negative, but that is due to the fact that they are just not names that I am drawn towards. They are all nice in their own ways, but the style of most of them just doesn't resignate with me.

12. Keely - I don't like how this sounds

11. Lilou - Sounds made up

10. Thora - Not a fan

9. Olive - I prefer Olivia much more

8. Marta - I prefer Martha

7. Briony - Not my type of name

6. Ramsey - Ditto

5. Imogen - I've never understood the hype around this name

4. Coletter - It's ok, but I prefer Cosette

3. Gwyneth - The nn Gwyn and Gwynnie are nice

2. Avalon - It's cute and unqiue. I like the nn Ava

1. Darcy - Short and sweet. I have a feeling that this name will start to rise in popularity soon, it's darling

Next List: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, Penelope, North, Chicago, True, Dream, Kris, Mary Jo

173
August 5, 2018 9:27 PM

12. Chicago- It will always be a city to me.

11. Dream- It does not translate to being a name to me.

10. Kris- I tend to not like K-names when they should be C names. and I do not like the name Chris in general.

9. Khloe- I really like Chloe but Khloe is terrible. 

8. Mary Jo- Just dated. 

7. Kim- Decent but not my style

6. Kourtney- see 10. but also I think Courtney is okay

5. Kylie- A bit trendy but cute.

4. North- A guilty pleasure. 

3. True- A guilty pleasure that I liked before the Khloe used it. 

2. Kendall- It is a strong name and not completely associated with the family. I think it has a nice unisex vibe but I do not like it for a male...

1. Penelope- LOVE it. I love the nickname P and Penny. I think it is so cute that translate well between girl and woman. 

 

New List: Vintage girl names: Minnie, Ida, Nellie, Mabel, Bessie, Maude, Myrtle, Harriett, Lena, Effie, Lottie, Etta, Lulu

174
August 9, 2018 6:10 PM

12. Maude - I don't like this at all

11. Myrtle - Sounds too dated

10. Etta - Not a fan

9. Bessie - Just ok

8. Harriett - Indifferent

7. Mabel - I like this

6. Lottie - I prefer it as a nickname, but it's still nice

5. Ida - Unique

4. Minnie - Cute and Sweet

3. Lena - Positive association

2. Nellie - I actually like this a lot, I find the nn Nell to be cute as well

1. Lulu - I love this as a nn, it's absolutely adorable

 

New List - Boys and Girls: Augustus, Spencer, Ross, Eleanor, Felicity, Josephine, Gabriel, Wyatt,  Adrian, Noelle, Isabella, Aubrey

175
August 11, 2018 6:38 PM

12. Augustus- I only agree with Augustus Gloop

11. Gabriel- Just not a fan

10. Eleanor- I used to love but now I am tired of it

9. Ross- Okay, but still connected to Friends for me

8. Noelle- I really like this name but I feel like it has to only be used in the Decemeber

7. Adrian- I like it enough

6. Isabella- A bit popular but it is nice. Love Izzy as a nickname

5. Felicity- It is happy and not too common

4. Spencer- I really like it for a girl, do not like it for a boy

3. Josephine- Beautiful and classic

2. Wyatt- Friendly, athetlic or artsy, it fits a lot of personality types

1. Aubrey- LOVE it. yes, it is popular but love the flow of the name, it sounds friendly and I think its meaning, elf ruler, is fun. 

 

New List: Anastasia, Lona, Hayden, Pearl, Arden, Ellery, Lorelai, Hilary, Gemma, Josie, Cassandra, Portia, Taylor, Amalia 

176
September 10, 2018 2:11 AM

14. Portia- It sounds like you whisper when you say it...

13. Hilary- Grade-School Mean-Girl was named this

12. Cassandra- Negative Association 

11. Pearl- I LOVE the stone and sorta like the meaning of it. However, it does not translate to a name to me.

10. Josie- Josie Gross-ie, but I think it sounds friendly 

9. Ellery- Sounds nasaly kinda

8. Hayden- Dont hate it. 

7. Anastasia- The name as a whole is fussy but it has great nicknam potential

6. Taylor- Solid choice

5. Gemma- I like it but it could lean cutsey

4. Lorelai- Great flow and sounds friendly, still associated with Gilmore Girls

3. Amalia-I like it better than Amelia. It is soft, elegant yet unfussy. I think the nickname Molly/Mali is cute with it

2. Lona- A newly discovered name but I like it. It can be girly or sporty. 

1. Arden- Beautiful. I tend to like clunkier names and I enjoy the harsh begining and soft end. 

New List: Jazzy Names- Etta, Mabel, Billie, Hattie, Zelda, Dorothy, Florence, Jordan, Betty, Josephine, Trixie, Daisy

177
September 20, 2018 10:32 PM

12. Billie - Dated and still everywhere.

11. Etta - Don't hate it but don't love it either.

10. Hattie - Kinda harsh beginning with the "H"

9. Dorothy - Pretty but dated.

8. Betty - Ditto.

7. Mabel - Not bad, but I don't like the nasily beginning as much.

6. Josephine - Pretty name, but not a huge fan of adding an -ine or similar ending to an already popular guy's name.

5. Trixie - I can only think of the character Trixie Tang, but I do like it.

4. Jordan - A solid and popular name.

3. Daisy - Ditto; I've heard this one mainly as a pet name.

2. Zelda - Definitely a pretty one.

1. Florence - I really like the sound of this name a lot despite the recent hurricane.

New List - Current pop star names (14 this time, again all girls): Alessia, Ariana, Camilla, Cardi, Demi, Ellie, Hailee, Julia, Katy, Kelly, Meghan, Nicki, Selena, Taylor

178
September 23, 2018 3:08 PM

14. Cardi- It really isn't a name. Plus Cardi-B calls herself that after Bacardi and I am not a fan of using alcohol for name ideas

13. Camilla- Never really liked this name, it is too fussy

12. Meghan- Negative Association

11. Nicki- I really like Nikki but I do not like Nicki..

10. Demi- Okay. I only associate it with Moore or Lovato

9. Kelly- Solid choice

8. Katy- Solid Choice

7. Alessia- Uncommon and pretty/soft. However, I think a lot of people will hear Alicia and the confusion puts it down several spots

6. Taylor- Down for popularity but it is a friendly name.

5. Hailee- I love Hayley. This name is very much a girl-next-door name

4. Ellie- Pretty and friendly

3. Ariana- I recently learned how much I enjoy this name. It is pretty, elegant without being frilly. I has great nickname potential 

2. Julia- It used to be so popular but I do not really hear it anymore. It is really charming

1. Selena- Soft, fun name with a great meaning. 

 

New List: Girl next door names- Natalie, Lucy, Jenna, Molly, Sarah, Carly, Tara, Lauren, Emily, Sadie, Nicole, Maggie

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September 23, 2018 3:36 PM

12. Sadie - Just sounds... sad.

11. Molly - Negative association.

10. Jenna - Popular but a bit less pretty for my taste.

9. Maggie - Dated but pretty.

8. Lucy - Dated but pretty.

7. Natalie - Popular/trendy but pretty.

6. Nicole - Solid choice.

5. Lauren - Solid choice.

4. Carly - I can only think of iCarly, but I do love the name.

3. Emily - Always loved this name - great for children and adults.

2. Sarah - Again, always loved this name, but I prefer the spelling without the ending h.

1. Tara - When I first heard it about 10 years ago I imagined the spelling Terra, but I love this spelling so much more (but still pronounced Tair-uh).  Simple yet beautiful.

New List - My personal top 12 girl names right now (in alpha order, not counting nicknames): Carey, Casey, Clara, Hailee, Karen, Katelyn, Kayla, Kaylee, Kelly, Tara, Taylor, Tracy

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September 25, 2018 1:21 PM

12) Taylor (I see this more as a surname)

11) Tracy (Not my style)

10) Carey (See above)

9) Karen (Meh)

8) Tara (Not my favourite but it's not bad)

7) Kaylee (Nice)

6) Kelly (OK)

5) Haliee (I like this name. Not so much this spelling-I prefer Hayley)

4) Casey (I love this name. I like it for a boy more but i still love it)

3) Kayla (Beautiful)

2) Katelyn (See above)

1) Clara (Adore this. I feel this is quite elegant)

New list - Some of my favourtie names: Jacoba, Hermione, Monica, Lily, Aria, Genova, Elise, Cora, Petra, Eleanor, Martha, Elle

 

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September 25, 2018 3:58 PM

12. Petra - just don't like the sound of this name.

11. Genova - sounds dated to me; not my favorite.

10. Hermione - not bad, but I can only think of the Harry Potter character.

9. Eleanor - maybe a bit dated but still a good one.

8. Martha - ditto.

7. Monica - beautiful despite its popularity.

6. Jacoba - generally not a huge fan of girl versions of guy names, but I do like this one.

5. Elle - even though I see it as more of a nickname, it's adorable.

4. Lily - beautiful and simple.

3. Cora - I love this name, but I think it sounds like a girl version of Cory.

2. Aria - love its meaning and its sound.

1. Elise - adorable and soft, plus I had a great high school friend with this name.

New List - some of my favorites when I first developed this great passion for names (all girls): Addison, Avery, Peyton, Jacelyn, Sydney, Lindsay, Tabatha, Ashley, Courtney, Amber, Emily, Bethany

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September 26, 2018 12:55 PM

12) Peyton (Not a fan)

11) Jacelyn (Ditto)

10) Addison (It's quite nice)

9) Courtney (Positive assocciation but not great)

8) Avery (See 10)

7) Ashley (See 9)

6) Amber (Pretty)

5) Tabatha (Love this name but not a fan of this spelling)

4) Lindsay (Lovely name, didn't used to but it has grown in me)

3) Sydney (See 5)

2) Bethany (Love this. I love the nn Beth as weel)

1) Emily (Beautiful. Timeless. Elegant)

New list- Top 12 names: Olivia, Sophia, Amelia, Lily, Emily, Ava, Isla, Aria, Mia, Isabella, Isabelle, Ella 

 

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September 26, 2018 3:29 PM

12. Isla - not a fan of this one.

11. Olivia - not bad but I've heard it a lot lately.

10. Sophia - ditto.

9. Isabelle - Popular but pretty.

8. Isabella - ditto, but I prefer the -a ending.

7. Mia - I can see this adorable name on a baby/child but not on an adult.

6. Amelia - love its sound and meaning.

5. Lily - see #7.

4. Ella - another adorable one.

3. Aria - love its sound and its meaning.

2. Emily - agreed that it's beautiful and timeless, and can be fit for a child or an adult.

1. Ava - one of my favorites, although I'm surprised that I haven't heard it much considering how popular it is.

New List - 12 girl names that I recently discovered and like (including alternative forms of other names): Taren, Karyn, Keri, Careylynn, Scherlyna, Sharalyn, Avy, Kaiann, Eliana, Marianna, Cass, Devorah

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September 30, 2018 1:13 AM

I have to admit, these very rare names are not my taste. Most of them seem needlessly complicated. To be painfully honest, the only ones I don't greatly dislike are the top two - but I'll do my best!

12. Scherlyna (I'm sorry, but looks like someone punched a keyboard)

11. Careylynn

10. Sharalyn

9. Taren

8. Karyn

7. Devorah

6. Eliana

5. Kaiann

4. Avy

3. Marianna

2. Keri

1. Cass

 

For the sake of avoiding any judment and retribution, I'm going to avoid picking the next 12 names and let good old Walt Disney do it for me lol!

Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Dory, Esmeralda, Elsa, Tiana, Aurora, Meg, Jane, Jessie

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October 2, 2018 2:01 PM

11. Meg - too simple for my taste.

10. Jane - ditto.

9. Jessie - I know a lot of Jessies - too popular for my taste.

8. Dory - I can only think of the fish played by Ellen.

7. Aurora - not bad, but not my favorite.

6. Tiana - never heard it before, but I like it.

5. Elsa - solid choice.

4. Jasmine - solid choice despite its popularity.

3. Belle - I can only think of a neighboring town close to here, but I like this name.

2. Esmerelda - an extremely close second to Ariel; definitely a beautiful name.

1. Ariel - beautiful and timeless.

New List - 12girl names picked completely at random: Farah, Allanah, Charlotte, Perry, Bernice, Arabella, Beatrix, Orlaith, Alessia, Joan, Darcie, Annie

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October 13, 2018 3:08 PM

12. Perry- This is all boy to me

11. Bernice- Just an unpleasant sound combination

10. Orlaith- I know it is a name but it is an uncommon name from where I am from and it is too much for me

9. Allanah- I would much perfer Alana but not my favorite name in general

8. Joan- Very old sounding but I also like the Joan of Arc connedction

7. Arabella- Too frilly

4. Alessia- A bit too frilly but I like it as well.. The biggest downfall is that people will hear Alyssa or Alicia and there will be contast corrections that will get old really fast

5. Charlotte- I used to love this name but the popularity has dropped it down significantly for me. I know so many babies since the princess was born

4. Annie- A nice, friendly nickname but is not a favorite full name

3. Farah- I like it, used to love it until the Teen Mom connection

2. Darcie- Would be rated as number 1 if it was spelled Darcy. I really love harsher sounding names (or soft sounding, i am a contradiction I suppose) and really think it sounds so cool

1. Beatrix- I love Beatrix and love all the nickname potentials. It is a quirky name.

 

Random Boy Names: Jack, Maverick, Charlie, Edison, Alec, Sebastian, Bennett, Conan, Eamon, Ford, Gideon, Owen, Theo, Wesley

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October 13, 2018 10:50 PM

14. Ford - all I can think of is the car company.

13. Eamon - new to me and not sure on pronunciation.

12. Theo - I prefer Theodore much more.

11. Wesley - not a big fan of that name.

10. Edison - sounds too dated to me.

9. Gideon - ditto.

8. Bennett - ditto.

7. Jack - ditto.

6. Charlie - also dated but I like it a bit better.

5. Sebastian - a bit dated but I do like the name.

4. Maverick - I like it as a name.

3. Conan - I really like the sound of this name despite it being new to me.

2.  Owen - a really nice name.

1. Alec - I love its sound and how more unique it sounds compared to Alex.

New List - more newly discovered girl names: Amara, Bellamy, Charleigh, Dara, Dariana, Elara, Haisley, Kamberlynn, Mariella, Oaklynn, Quintana, Rhiannon, Temperance, Waverly

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October 17, 2018 10:19 PM

14. Kamberlynn- I do not like when K and C names are switched, i do not like the double n and overall it seems made-up

13. Dariana- It seems like it is too much

12. Temperance- I have alwasy disliked this name and I do not have much of a reason for it.

11. Dara- Just not a pleasant sounding name

10. Haisley- Seems name up

9. Quintana- It is okay, but it also sounds like Katana, a sword

8. Oaklynn- Seems made up but I like Oak for nickname

7. Amara- I like the flow of the name but one of my favorite shows has a male with this last name, so it is hard to see it translate to a female first name

6. Charleigh- I really like Charlie but Charleigh takes it down a bit. It is cute overall though

5. Mariella- Pretty, soft, flowing name

4. Waverly- Guilty Pleasure name. Seems a bit trendy but fun.

3. Elara- Another pretty, flowing name 

2. Rhiannon- I really like it and I also like the song. It is uncommon but not "out-there"

1. Bellamy- It is one of my favorite girl names. I think it is unique but not trendy and like Belle as a nickname

 

New List: Clarissa, Faye, Geneva, Clara, Cecily, Harmony, Maisie, Valentina, Alexis, Jordan, Trinity, Sienna, Angelina, Gabrielle

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November 11, 2018 1:02 AM

14.  Geneva - sounds kinda ugly to me.

13.  Faye - sounds dated and a bit bland to me.

12.  Trinity - not bad but I best associate it with the college in Cambridge, England where I was for a number of summers.

11.  Valentina - not bad but the Valentine and Tina combination is not really my taste.

10.  Maisie - not bad but I don't like the somewhat harsh beginning.

9.  Sienna - new to me but sounds pretty.

8.  Cecily - ditto.

7.  Jordan - solid choice.

6.  Harmony - ditto.

5.  Alexis - I like the sound of this name and the nickname Lexi.

4.  Angelina - a really pretty name.  The one Angelina I know is really nice.

3.  Clarissa - a nice spin on Clare and other similar names.

2.  Gabrielle - another pretty and flowing name.

1.  Clara - one of my great guilty pleasure names.  Sometimes reminds me of Back to the Future but I love the name in general.

New List (12 this time, two girls' names each from my six favorite starting letters): Amy, Avery, Caroline, Catherine, Emily, Everly, Hazel, Heather, Kari, Kayla, Tabitha, Tara

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November 15, 2018 10:16 PM

12. Kari- Never been a fan of the name and do not like this spelling

11. Everly- This name blew up amongst my peer group and I know so many little girls namen Everly... I just do not see the appeal

10. Heather- Dated but beautiful. Still a very 80s name.

9. Hazel- Pretty but not my favorite

8. Catherine- I like it just do not love it

7. Tara- Same as 9 and 8. 

6. Kayla- At first I lowered it on the list but then I realized I actually like it. It is 90s but pretty and soft

5. Tabitha- I really like this name but it is down a bit becuase I do not know if it ages well on a woman

4. Caroline- Sweet and sunny

3. Amy- Short, simple and sweet

2. Emily- Classic and beautiful. I do not care about the popularity.

1. Avery- I love this name. I see it more of a girl name but I think it sounds so pretty and effortless

 

Feminine names: Aurelia, Nicolette, Delphine, Eleanora, Lorelei, Bianca, Desdemona, Juliette, Belle, Elodie, Aurora, Marguerite, Veronica, Karina

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December 30, 2018 2:01 AM

Bump!!

I really like this thread but it seems like no one else does
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January 2, 2019 8:39 PM

(I forgot about this game!  I also really like it and hope it thrives again.)

Aurelia, Nicolette, Delphine, Eleanora, Lorelei, Bianca, Desdemona, Juliette, Belle, Elodie, Aurora, Marguerite, Veronica, Karina

14. Delphine - a strange combination to me.

13. Desdemona - I can only think of one character from a TV show.

12. Elodie - nice sound but unfamiliar to me.

11. Marguerite - ditto.

10. Aurelia - love the sound but reminds me of a city about 50 miles from me.

9. Nicolette - I love this name but I think people would call her Nick or Nicole.

8. Lorelei - also love the sound but I think it sounds dated.

7. Veronica - ditto.

6. Eleanora - ditto.

5. Bianca - really like this name's sound.

4. Aurora - love the connection and sound of this name.

3. Belle - beautiful and timeless.

2. Juliette - a really nice touch to a classic name.

1. Karina - a recent guilty pleasure name; just a beautiful sound to me.

New List - 12 recently discovered boy names: Dakari, Tariq,, Cal, Hale, Orion, Treyton, Ace, Lance, Jarrett, Shayne, Merrick, Estevan

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January 3, 2019 1:08 AM

12. Lance- You lance a boil  

11. Estevan- Frilly to me

10. Treyton- Sounds like someone is saying Traitor sorta

9. Jarrett- Sounds too made up

8. Dakari- I really like the sound of Bakari but not a huge fan of the D in the begining

7. Cal- Underwhelming. Like Calvin though.

6- Hale- Negative association as a last name

5. Tariq- Been a guilty pleasure of mine

4. Merrick- Sounds fun and not too "out there"

3. Shayne- If spelled Shane, it would be number 1, the -y lowers it (from someone with a unique spelled name)

2. Ace- Another guilty pleasure, it is such a great name

1. Orion- Love the constellation and mythology connection and it is fun without being "out there" Problem would be that people would hear Ryan

 

14 Girl Names Projected to be bigger in 2019: Briar, Ensley, Yara, Faye, Ida, Saffron, Kit, Jolie, Monroe, Ember, Dakota, Kale, Mila, Aroha

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January 3, 2019 1:45 AM

Briar, Ensley, Yara, Faye, Ida, Saffron, Kit, Jolie, Monroe, Ember, Dakota, Kale, Mila, Aroha

 

14. Monroe - I have a hard time with celebrity-inspired names. Not a bad name but the association with misunderstood sex symbol Marilyn makes it feel super tacky to me.

13. Kale - A leafy green.

12. Jolie - Pretty on its own but see Monroe for a detailed reason why it doesn't work for me.

11. Mila - Can't picture anyone but Kunis.

10. Aroha - Not terribly familiar. Not sure its origin or how to pronounced. Could be open with some background.

9. Dakota - True neutral. Very 90s.

8. Ensley - Also pretty neutral. Has a sort of trendy feel but a nice sound.

7. Ember - Pretty neutral on this. I prefer it to Amber and I see it as more gender neutral which is cool.

6. Saffron -  Has a very British feel to it. Cool and unique.

5. Briar - I had a good design professor with this name and its association with Sleeping Beauty makes it a quirky favorite of mine. 

4. Kit - Love it as an antique nickname for Katherine and could see it standing on its own.

3. Yara - Pretty and unusual and would be cool to see Y names rise.

2. Faye - Another soft and pretty name and I think the e ending adds a little elegance and smoothness.

1. Ida - I had a wonderful great name with this name and I think it's so soft and pretty and ready for a revival. It's already trending in Scandinavian countries which maybe signals its soon-to-be arrival in the US?

 

14 Names from the Top 100 Girls Names of 1919: Violet, Alma, Mabel, Minnie, Phyllis, Shirley, Mattie, Florence, Mildred, Thelma, Marjorie, Nellie, Pearl, Vera

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January 3, 2019 12:30 PM

(Just curious, how is Tariq pronounced?)

14. Marjorie - not a pleasant set of sounds to me.

13. Pearl - I can only think of SpongeBob.

12. Shirley - I can only think of the "stop calling me Shirley" joke

11. Vera - don't like the sound to it.

10. Mattie - too masculine to me.

9. Nellie - even with the different spelling I can only think of the two music artists, but not bad.

8. Thelma - also not bad but unfamiliar with this one.

7. Minnie - a pretty name but reminds me of Minnie Mouse.

6. Mildred - extremely positive association and not a bad name but not my favorite.

5. Phyllis - love the spelling but again not my favorite.

4. Florence - pretty name but the hurricane takes it down.

3. Alma - reminds me of a city around where I live but I especially love the sound.

2. Violet - I used to only think of The Incredibles but I'm beginning to really like this name.

1. Mabel - classic and beautiful, almost a guilty pleasure name of the dated ones.

14 newly discovered girl names: Chantal, Adeline, Ayla, Atara, Clarabelle, Evanthia, Lisandra, Aquina, Adi, Claudette, Annabeth, Paralee, Cambry, Llewelyn

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January 3, 2019 10:49 PM

*It is pronounce Tah-Reek*

14. Paralee- I associate it with paralysis or paralyze

13. Evanthia- Seems like a sci-fi name

12. Lisandra- See below but it is more useable

11. Atara- See below

10. Aquina- See below. It has a cute sound but 

9. Annabeth- Seems trendy but I would just call her Anna

8. Chantal- A bit frilly but useable

7. Clarabelle- Seems cutesy but I like Clara and Belle

6. Cambry- Reminds me of a denim shirt but it has a cute feel

5. Llewelyn- Perfer Luellen but I think it has a quirky vintage vibe

4. Adi- I proncounde it as Aid-Eee, it has a nice feel

3. Claudette- A beautiful vintage vibe

2. Adeline- Love the flow and the simpleness of it. It grows well between girl and woman

1. Ayla- I like Isla too. It is pretty, soft and flowing

 

Girl Names I know a lot of: Emily, Abigail, Olivia, Madison, Sarah, Ashley, Jessica, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Nicole, Amber, Rachel, Hannah, Taylor

 

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January 3, 2019 11:27 PM

Emily, Abigail, Olivia, Madison, Sarah, Ashley, Jessica, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Nicole, Amber, Rachel, Hannah, Taylor

15. Kaitlyn - Caitlin is fine but I don't like the variants and there are just so many of them.

14. Madison - Screams 90s to me. Not that 90s names are bad in and of themselves but it's that they are stuck there forever and date people who have the name.

13. Ashley - Same as Madison plus I'm just not a fan of the sound.

12. Taylor - Same as Madison and Ashley. The trifecta of 90s girls.

11. Nicole - Sounds snooty to me.

10. Amber - Not my style at all.

9. Brittany - Very 80s but I prefer this spelling over variants.

8. Lauren - I knew so many that it's hard to see this as a standalone name.

7. Jessica - Growing up as a Mara, I wanted to be a Jessica to be like everyone else. It has kind of a harsh sound and is sort of a mean girl type name but still kind of pretty.

6. Emily - I would like it more if it hadn't been the #1 name for a decade. There's just so many Emilys.

5. Abigail - A little too common and very popular in fundie circles but pretty.

4. Rachel - Fairly classic. Unoffensive.

3. Sarah - Soft and pretty.

2. Olivia - Has a nice (maybe false?) antique sound. Popular but not following any passing trends. I think it will age well.

1. Hannah - Nice sound, has a somewhat timeless feel despite its 90s popularity. Never sounded trendy. Ages well. Can picture it on any age.

 

14 Boys Names from the Top 100 Names of 1919: Walter, Ralph, Eugene, Chester, Floyd, Clyde, Jesse, Cecil, Glenn, Woodrow, Everett, Wilbur, Louis, Lawrence

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January 4, 2019 1:16 AM

**i also had a more unique name. It was still 90s but It was commonly masculine and spelled differently. I thought Jessica was such a pretty name and swore to my parents that I would change my name to Jessica**

14. Chester- Rhymes with molester

13. Cecil- Unforunate sounds together, it rubs me the wrong way

12. Ralph- I think of puking

11. Floyd- Too old, not ready for a revival

10. Eugene- See below

9. Glenn- Not rememorable 

8. Lawrence- Okay name but I do not like Larry as a nickname, I would pick a different one.. maybe Law

7. Wilbur- I think of a pig but I do like Will names

6. Clyde- Something cowboyish about this name that I like

5. Woodrow- A nice strong name, I can see a revival. I also like the nickname of Wood as a guilty pleasure nickname

4. Walter- I can see a revival as well. It used to sound too old to me but I am really liking it now.

3. Jesse- I think this is a friendly, boy-next-door names.

2. Louis- A classic name that can fit may types of boy

1. Everett- Another cowboy name that sounds cool. It is one of my favorites. 

 

15 baby girl Sci/Fi or Fantasy style names: Morgana, Elora, Seraphine, Renesmee, Natania, Quintessa, Zorra, Eowyn, Guinevere, Avalon, Cassia, Nyssa, Ariadne, Moya, Padme

 

 

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January 6, 2019 12:31 AM

15. Renesmee - don't like the sound and think it would be hard to pronounce for some people.

14. Guinevere - ditto.

13. Nyssa - feels like something's missing from this name.

12. Natania - not a pretty set of sounds if it's na-TON-ya as opposed to na-TAIN-ee-ah (if it's that I'd rank it higher)

11. Eowyn - an unusual name to me but I do like its sound.

10. Moya - ditto.

9. Padne - ditto.

8. Morgana - not bad but not my favorite.

7. Zorra - ditto.

6. Elora - nice and flowing.

5. Quintessa - unfamilliar but it has a really nice flow to it.

4. Ariadne - becoming a guilty pleasure name (but not there yet).

3. Cassia - also unfamiliar but I really love its sound (discovered the boy name Cassius last night)

2. Avalon - a beautiful and flowing name to me.

1. Seraphine - lovely set of sounds and just flows really nicely.

15 names of girls around my age with positive associations: Bethany, Heather, Chelsea, Kaylyn, Anita, Carmen, Gwendolyn, Melodi, Amber, Sarah, Kari, Rachel, Angelina, Katelin, Caroline

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January 6, 2019 1:32 AM

15. Heather- Negative personal association

14. Melodi- Weird spelling

13. Katelin- another weird spelling

12. Bethany- I don't like the sound

11. Amber- Same reason as Bethany

10. Angelina- Dated, I prefer Angelica

9. Kaylyn- Prefer Kaelyn

8. Kari- I like Carrie or Kerry better

7. Anita- Fine but the sound isn't my favorite

6. Chelsea- I like the sound but not the style

5. Rachel- Very pretty but overused

4. Carmen- Beautiful meaning but not my favorite sound

3. Sarah- Timeless

2. Caroline- Also timeless and not as overused as Sarah

1. Gwendolyn- Beautiful but hasn't become too popular yet

15 plant names for girls: Lily, Rose, Daisy, Dahlia, Rosemary, Sage, Violet, Poppy, Ivy, Holly, Camellia, Magnolia, Clementine, Hazel, Zinnia