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)


January 6, 2019 2:27 AM

This was so hard because I like all the names!

15. Camellia - Not a huge fan of the sound and a little too close to Camille or Camilla as a name.

14. Magnolia - Pretty but hard to see as a name.

13. Poppy - I sort of like it but it feels a little too pretentious as a name. Wouldn't age well for a child IMO.

12. Zinnia - Love the Z but just a little too unfamiliar as a name.

11. Holly - Pretty but had a huge surge in the 70s so it stays there for me for now.

10. Sage - Pretty but a little on the new agey/hippie parent side for my taste.

9. Dahlia - Soft, pretty, and uncommon. Perhaps a slight downvote for connection to the Black Dahlia.

8. Clementine - I see parents who use this as maybe trying just a little too hard to stand out but it's lovely and I think of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

7. Ivy - Zippy and cool. Surprised it's not too popular yet.

6. Rose - Timeless and beautiful.

5. Daisy - A little fiesty, a little too cutesy perhaps but I love it.

4. Lily - Classic, soft, and sweet.

3. Rosemary - Same vibe as Hazel to me. Old fashioned but not fusty. Ready for revival.

2. Hazel - Love the Z. Old fashioned but not fusty.

1. Violet - Sweet and pretty but kind of a little edge to it. Feels like it should be much more popular.


15 Unisex Names Given to Rougly the Same Number of Boys and Girls: Charlie, Salem, Skyler, Finley, Emerson, Rowan, River, Justice, Rory, Tatum, Shiloh, Merritt, Shay, Frankie, Dominique

January 6, 2019 1:36 PM

**This was a hard one for me...**

15. Dominique- I think it sounds a tad pretentious

14. Frankie- Sounds childish

13. Salem- A city or a cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch

12. Justice- I am not the biggest fan of virtue names and this name just ring as a name to me

11. Shiloh- Dog's name

10. Skyler- I perfer Skye better

9. Tatum- Like it but don't love it

8. Emerson- Like it but don't love it

7. Merritt- Like it but dont't love it

6. River- My inner hippie loves it, but I do not think I could use it. It is so pretty though...

5. Rory- Fun sound and sounds likeable

4. Rowan- A cute spunky favorite

3. Finley- It got popular but I really like it, I have been loving F- names recently

2. Charlie-Simple, Classic but not dull

1. Shay- It sounds so smooth and soft. I really like it. I am not sure if I like Shay or Shea spelling more though... 


13 Girl Names that are "trendy"- Blakely, Hadleigh, Korli, Jaylah, Nevaeh, Rilynn, Brielle, Kynlee, Kailor, Braelyn, Stormi, Skylei, Tazmin

January 6, 2019 4:09 PM

13. Kailor- Ugly and not a name

12. Rilynn- Weird mashup and I don't like the sound

11. Skylei- Bad Spelling

10. Korli- Another weird spelling

9. Braelyn- Not my favorite sound

8. Blakely- I don't see it as a name

7. Stormi- Daniels

6. Jaylah- I don't like the spelling but Jayla is alright

5. Hadleigh- Weird spelling but Hadley is good.

4. Nevaeh- Cheesy but sounds nice

3. Kynlee- Weird spelling but I like Kinley

2. Tazmin- Nice, though Tasmin would be better

1. Brielle- Very pretty


15 Girl Names I like but wouldn't use- River, Brielle, Hadley, Brynlee, Gwendolyn, Sailor, Ellery, Addison, Cora, Ainsley, Sage, Ava, Aylee, Emberly, Finley

January 6, 2019 5:32 PM

This one was interesting because I could easily split the list into names I love, names I feel neutral on, and I names I strongly dislike. Not much in between. 

15. Emberly - I don't even know what this is trying to be. Amber? Kimberly? 

14. Aylee - Waaay to precious and cutesy. Try to picture it on a big, bulky girl or an adult woman. 

13. Sailor - Not a name to me.

12. Brynlee - Bryn is lovely. I don't get the obsession with adding lee and leigh to existing names.

11. Brielle - Doesn't work as a name for me. 

10. Addison - So popular in the last 10 years, it will go the way of Jessica and Jennifer of the past.

9. Ava - Mostly harmless but the amount of celebrities that have used it for their kids and the fact that it seems like 1 out of every 5 kids has this name makes me dislike it.

8. Ainsley - Overall kind of a cool name but that "ain" beginning sound is rough...

7. Hadley - I like the sound and would be a bigger fan if it wasn't so trendy.

6. Sage - It's like a vaguely hippie-ish nature name that seems to be the go-to for self-identified ~free spirit~ type parents but it ends up still being pretty common.

5. River - Another unisex name I like but wouldn't necessarily use.

4. Ellery - Growing on me lately. I like for either sex.

3. Gwendolyn - I tend to prefer shorter names but I love Gwendolyn.

2. Finley - I love Finley and Finlay for either sex but I might shy away from using it based on its sound-alike-ness to other trendy names like Kinley.

1. Cora - Antique but sounds fresh.


14 Names of Iconic Female Music Artists: Madonna, Britney, Adele, Janet, Mariah, Rihanna, Celine, Whitney, Taylor, Beyonce, Cher, Tina, Shania, Aretha

January 6, 2019 9:59 PM

14. Cher- Needs to be short for something

13. Madonna- too obvious a namesake

12. Beyonce- Same as Madonna

11. Britney- I hate the sound

10. Rihanna- Same reason as Madonna and Beyonce

9. Janet- Dated

8. Shania- Not sure how to pronounce

7. Whitney- I don't like the sound

6. Taylor- I also dislike the sound

5. Tina- Traditional but a little dated

4. Aretha- Strong name

3. Celine- Nice name

2. Mariah- Solid name, nice sound

1. Adele- Beautiful name, one of my favorites

15 underused biblical boy's names: Levi, Asher, Abraham, Emmanuel, Ezekiel, Micah, Josiah, Reuben, Seth, Solomon, Zacharias, Silas, Isaiah, Judah, Jesse

January 7, 2019 2:34 AM

Tough one again! I like pretty much every single name. I guess underused biblical boys names is my style.

15. Reuben - I can only see a sandwich.

14. Seth - Nice name but I am not a huge fan of the sound.

13. Jesse - Decent name but its surge in the 70s and 80s makes it a little overused for me.

12. Silas - Still get an old man without teeth vibe but I'm coming around on it.

11. Zacharias - Pretty but would prefer Zachariah.

10. Josiah - Nice but I think of Josiah Duggar.

9. Abraham - Prefer Abram. This one is too connected to Lincoln. Still great, though.

8. Emmanuel - Soft and pretty but strong.

7. Micah - Just cool and I like male names that end with As and Os.

6. Isaiah - Soft and pretty and I like "I" names a lot.

5. Asher - After a couple of decades of Ashleys, it's nice to see the Ash torch passed to the boys for a bit.

4. Ezekiel - Super cool sound and nickname in Zeke.

3. Solomon - Uncommon but not weird. 

2. Judah - Unique, nice sound. Cool nickname option in Jude.

1. Levi - Fairly popular but just a cool unique sound that stands out.


15 Extremely Rare Girls Names (given to just 5 girls each in 2017): Concetta, Elizette, Hannelore, Marchesa, Bellaluna, Cerys, Faylynn, Maud, Quintessa, Aquinnah, Romilly, Ackley, Cass, Johnelle, Shante

January 7, 2019 11:58 AM

15. Johnelle - masculine names with feminine endings like this just don't work for me (there are others that do, though).

14. Maud - doesn't look too feminine and dislike the sound.

13. Marchesa - ditto.

12. Romilly - I like the ending and the spelling but the beginning looks masculine.

11. Concetta - not sure on pronunciation but pretty neutral to this name.

10. Hannelore - ditto (although I think this name can have different pronunciations).

9. Ackley - probably an unpopular opinion but I actually like this somewhat clunky set of sounds, but unfamiliarity puts it down the list.

8. Elizette - not as pretty to me as Eliza but I do like it.

7. Shante - love the sound; reminds me of cool names like Dante and Chantal.

6. Aquinnah - not a fan of this spelling but a beautiful name.

5. Faylynn - a modern twist on a classic name that is pleasing to my ear.

4. Cass - not a fan of this as a standalone name but a really great nickname for Cassie or Cassandra; love the sound.

3. Bellaluna - maybe a bit frilly to some but I think it's a beautiful name despite not hearing it before.

2. Cerys - I prefer Carys or Karis but I've come to really love the sound of this name; it's a guilty pleasure of mine.

1. Quintessa - another guilty pleasure of the rare names; beautiful and flowing.

My personal top 15 boy names right now: Elliott, Calvin, Harry, Caleb, Terrance, Aidan, Aaron, Evan, Kevin, Corey, Payton, Eric, Alec, Harris, Alex

January 7, 2019 4:13 PM

15. Payton- Too feminine

14. Terrance- Dated

13. Kevin- Dated

12. Alec- Will always be heard as Alex

11. Aidan- Overused

10. Alex- Prefer Alexander

9. Harris- Nice but I like Harrison more

8. Eric- Neutral, maybe a little dated

7. Corey- Dated but I really like the sound

6. Calvin- And Hobbes, but other than that it's a good name

5. Evan- I like it, but not as much as the next few

4. Aaron- I like it but probably wouldn't actually use it

3. Harry- I like it, but more as a nn for Harrison or Henry

2. Caleb- Fine but popular

1. Elliott- Nice, unique, and handsome

15 of my current favorite girls names: Hazel, Ivy, Georgia, Cora, Eleanor, Lillian, Lucy, Adelaide, Molly, Sadie, Elle, Rowan, Sophie, Freya, Hannah

January 11, 2019 1:13 AM

15. Georgia - a state and not a name to me.

14. Rowan - too masculine to me.

13. Molly - negative association.

12. Freya - don't really like the sound.

11. Lucy - pretty but dated.

10. Eleanor - ditto.

9. Elle - not sure on pronunciation but I like the spelling and the ending in general for other names (e.g. Marcelle).

8. Lillian - love this name but the dated feel puts it down the list.

7. Sophie - ditto.

6. Sadie - this name has really grown on me; love the sound.

5. Ivy - ditto.

4. Hannah - guilty pleasure despite its popularity.

3. Cora - also really growing on me and especially love the sound of this one.

2. Hazel - guilty pleasure name with a really cool sound.

1. Adelaide - another guilty pleasure name; especially love the spelling and the sound.

My top 15 girls' names of 6 months ago (it has changed quite a bit over time): Tara, Katie, Casey, Carey, Cara, Katelyn, Taylor, Kaylee, Hailee, Kayla, Avery, Erika, Karen, Kelly, Clara

January 11, 2019 2:45 AM

You have a very specific sound to the names you like - lots of short As and Ks. I think I'm pretty opposite on sounds and eras I like but I did my best!


15. Hailee - Generally not a fan of Haley but this spelling is over the top to me.

14. Carey - Carrie is OK but not a fan of this spelling.

13. Katelyn - Overused and too many variants. 

12. Kaylee - Too cutesy and really dated to the 90s. Doesn't age well.

11. Karen - The classic mom name.

10. Kayla - Too 90s for my taste.

9. Taylor - Very 90s mean girl name.

8. Casey - Just not a fan for either sex.

7. Erika - Harsh sound and the K makes it worse for me.

6. Tara - Harsh sound.

5. Kelly - Neutral on it but a bit 70s. Sounds dated.

4. Avery - I like it for boys but less of a fan for girls. Not bad though.

3. Cara - For some reason I like it with a C but strongly dislike it with a K. Quite pretty.

2. Katie - Friendly and easy to see on any age.

1. Clara - Soft, classic, timeless.


16 American Girl Doll Names: Kaya, Felicity, Caroline, Josefina, Marie-Grace, Cécile, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Rebecca, Kit, Nanea, Molly, Maryellen, Melody, Julie

January 11, 2019 10:43 AM

16. Kit- Nickname, also I only associate it with the doll, which I know is the point, but, eh...

15. Nanea- Unsure on pronunciation

14. Addy- Nickname

13. Maryellen- Generally not a fan of combo names

12. Samantha- Dated

11. Kirsten- Also dated

10. Melody- Just not my favorite

9. Marie-Grace- not a fan of combo names

8. Cécile- not sure on pronunciation

7. Josefina- fine but prefer Josephine

6. Caroline- Good but I wouldn't use it

5. Rebecca- Nice but I don't like Becky

4. Kaya- Great, but I like the others more

3. Julie- Cute a nice-sounding if slightly dated

2. Felicity- Lovely and not overused

1. Molly- One of my favorite names


15 Color girls names- Hazel, Olive, Violet, Scarlet, Sky, Rose, Amber, Indigo, Jade, Ebony, Ivory, Raven, Sage, Sienna, Ruby

January 11, 2019 3:03 PM

15. Ivory - Pretty word but not a fan of it as a name.

14. Ebony - Same as Ivory.

13. Amber - Super 80s. Really dated.

12. Indigo - Too hippie dippy.

11. Raven - Too That's So Raven.

10. Sienna - Very pretty but I feel like it's the name of choice for moms who consider themselves to be off-beat but it's still super common.

9. Jade - I think it has a bad rap as a name but is decent.

8. Sage - Pretty but a little hippie-ish.

7. Olive - Love the idea of it but I wouldn't use it personally.

6. Ruby - Cool sound, has some jazz-era style.

5. Sky - Soft and pretty.

4. Scarlet - I adore this spelling and it's coincidentally my favorite color (sort of a red-orange.)

3. Rose - Classic and beautiful.

2. Hazel - Love the Z, has a great sound. A little sad it's rising so much in popularity but it's a great name.

1. Violet - I love the letters, the sound, and the sort of sweet, antique quality.


15 Girls Names from the Invent a Name thread: Isabecca, Amica, Zaribel, Lunille, Iannah, Emelyn, Carigold, Avalyn, Taliana, Idabella, LaRey, Kathlyn, Alind, Maris, Merrigan

January 12, 2019 1:41 AM

This was really hard, not really a fan of any but here we go...

15. Luneille- I am not a fan of the sound

14. Zaribel- See below but I like Z- names

13. Alind- Now a big fan but I like the clunkyness of it

12. Carigold- I think people will hear Marigold but this name has a name sound combination

11. Kathlyn- I really do not like but I could call her Kate

10. Emelyn- Overly sweet sount but could be called Em or Emmy

9. Taliana- Can be called Tali or Anna, which are both better than this name

8. LaRey- I like the name Rey, Rae

7. Isabecca- Not terrible. I could call her Izzy

6. Maris- Not a bad name, can be passable

5. Merrigan- See below

4. Idabella- I really like Ida and Bella

3. Iannah- Sounds like Ayana, which I do like

2. Avalyn- I love Ava

1. Amica- Not a bad name, I actually think I enjoy it. 


16 Virtue Baby Girl Names: Amity, Hope, Justice, Verity, Faith, Charity, Bliss, Dream, Destiny, Haven, Felicity, Grace, Mercy, Karma, Liberty, Patience

January 12, 2019 5:48 PM

15. Karma - Just doesn't work for me as a name.

14. Destiny - Has a very teen mom feel to me.

13. Justice - Rubs me the wrong way. It's not a bad word and it is close enough to Justin that it should work but I just don't like it.

12. Dream - I think of the Kardashians.

11. Haven - It has all the sounds that make up other trendy names (Ava, Avery, Hayden, Hayley, Jayden) so it has a sound that I think will feel dated in a decade.

10. Verity - Not bad but hard to see as a name.

9. Charity - Very 70s feel. Neutral.

8. Liberty - I like the potential for a Libby nickname but this might be a little too nationalist/patriotic for me in this political climate.

7. Bliss - Pretty sound, doesn't quite work as a name.

6. Felicity - Pretty sound but kind of cutesy.

5. Patience - Beautiful but not sure I'd use.

4. Mercy - Pretty.

3. Amity - Love it but down a little because of Amityville Horror.

2. Hope / Faith - I thought there were 15 and didn't want to redo numbers but basically these are the same. Classics.

1. Grace - Soft, feminine, timeless.


Top 15 Most Popular Girls Names in France (2015): Louise, Alice, Chloe, Emma, Ines, Sarah, Jeanne, Anna, Adele, Juliette, Camille, Lea, Lina, Eva, Sofia

January 12, 2019 10:18 PM

15. Camille- Never really saw the appeal

14. Jeanne- Underwhelming

13. Alice- Used to love now I cannot get behind it and I am not too sure why there was a change

12. Sofia- Used to love but the name just blew up in popularity

11. Chloe- Used to love but also blew up in popularity but I like Chloe a bit more

10. Lina- Just okay

9. Sarah- I like this name, it is classic and I perfer the -h at the end

8. Adele- Beautiful but I associate it with the singer

7. Lea- Beautiful and timeless

6. Anna- Simple but elegant

5. Eva- I really like this but I think some people will misprounce it. I like both pronounciations though

4. Juliette- Beautiful and I really like this spelling. I think that some people will make stupid Romeo and Juliet jokes

3. Emma- Yes it is popular, but I like it despite it

2. Louise- It is underrate and underappreciated but lovely

1. Ines- I have really grown to love this name. It is unique without being "out-there"


15 Russian Baby Girl Names: Jelena, Katarina, Anastasia, Kira, Dominika, Ivanna, Larisa, Masha, Stefanya, Tatiana, Valentina, Natasha, Zoya, Yana, Olga

January 13, 2019 11:50 AM

15. Olga- Really ugly

14. Dominika- name of a country spelled wrong

13. Masha- All I hear is mash

12. Ivanna- Sounds like a Trump

11. Larisa- I prefer Larissa but Larisa is alright

10. Jelena- Pronounciation would be confusing in the US

9. Zoya- beans but a nice sound

8. Stefanya- Alright but not my style

7. Yana- Perfectly fine name

6. Valentina- A little frilly but fine besides that

5. Natasha- Good name, but I know one who isn’t the nicest

4. Anastasia- Lovely but I know of at least three pronunciations

3. Kira- Cute and pretty

2. Tatiana- really pretty though there aren’t really any nicknames

1. Katarina- Lovely and underused

16 girls from my elementary school classes- Alivia, Zoey, Natasha, Ellie, Izzabella, Alexandra, Clare, Jenna,  Ava, Kaitlin, Kerryn, Jessica, Raina, Sydney, Rima, Natalie

January 14, 2019 8:09 PM

16. Kaitlin- I just do not like any variant of the name

15. Rima- I don't like Rim- in the name

14. Kerryn- I much perfer Karen

13. Alivia- Not a big fan of the spelling

12. Izzabella- See below

11. Natasha- The name is just okay

10. Jessica- I really like the name but I do not think I could use it since it was so dated in my generation

9. Ellie- I like it but it is just a bit cutesy

8. Jenna- A name that I forgot about and haven't heard in awhile, I still really like the name

7. Clare- I perfer Clara but it is simple and beautiful

6. Zoey- I like Zoe better but it I enjoy the girl-next-door vibes

5. Sydney- It would be higher if it was spelled Sidney. I like the southern, friendly vibe

4. Raina- I like the meaning and the sound is nice

3. Alexandra- Postice association

2. Ava- I really like this name. It is popular but it sounds so lovely. 

1. Natalie- I really enjoy this name. It can be pretty on a young girl or adult. Classical Beautiful


14 Irish girl names: Aoife, Bridget, Cassidy, Kira, Meara, Teagan, Siobhan, Saoirse, Sinead, Colleen, Aislin, Adara, Brona, Shailene

January 14, 2019 8:43 PM

14. Shailene - Seems like a name made to sound Irish but not authentic.

13. Cassidy - Too trendy and 90s.

12. Sinead - I have a lovely Irish cousin with this name but it's all O'Connor to me.

11. Meara - I like Maura and Moira but this reads exclusively as a surname to me.

10. Brona - Not a great sound.

9. Kira - I think the Irish spelling might be Ciara which I prefer.

8. Colleen - Mostly neutral on this.

7. Saoirse - Beautiful but so hard to spell right.

6. Aislin - I have a cousin Aisling so good association.

5. Siobhan - Pretty and soft sounding.

4. Teagan - Great sound, seems fairly unisex.

3. Adara - Not familiar to me but pretty.

2. Aoife - Absolutely love this but non-Irish folk would never get it right.

1. Bridget - Classic and feminine but not frilly. Not too comment.


15 Variants or Nicknames for Mary: Maria, Marika, Malia, Moira, Molly, Mamie, Mairwen, Mia, Miriam, Maia, Marie, May, Polly, Mitzi, Maura

January 15, 2019 9:29 AM

15. Polly- Nickname, and forever associated with parrots.

14. Mitzi- Nickname, and kind of hard to spell

13. Mamie- Nickname, and all I hear is maim

12. Moira- Prefer Maura or Myra

11. Marika- Fine but not my style

10. Mia- Cute but overused

9. May- More of a middle name to me

8. Maura- Cute but dated

7. Maria- I think of West Side Story, but it's a solid name

6. Mairwen- Cute, though it might be hard to spell

5. Maia- I prefer Maya but I like the name either way

4. Malia- It's a good name but I'm not sure whether it's MAL-i-a or Ma-LEE-a

3. Miriam- Both adorable and grown up. I like the nicknames Mira or Mimi.

2. Marie- It's overused as a middle name but I think it's ready for a comeback as a first name

1. Molly- One of my favorite names. Sounds very pretty.

15 full names for an Ellie- Ellie, Elle, Ella, Elise, Eloise, Ellery, Eliza, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Elaine, Elena, Eliana, Elspeth, Elsa, Elia.

January 15, 2019 4:55 PM

15. Elia - Unfamiliar. Reminds me of Elio's Pizza.

14. Eliana - Too frilly.

13. Elaine - Not bad but a bit dated to the 50s.

12. Elena - Not a huge fan of the sound.

11. Elise - Pretty neutral.

10. Elle - Neutral but feels more like a nickname.

9. Ellery - I like it but a few people have mentioned celery and that sticks in my head.

8. Elsa - Lovely but a bit too Frozen now.

7. Ella - Pretty but too common.

6. Elspeth - Unique and cool.

5. Eloise - Bit of a fusty sound but I like it.

4. Ellie - Cute but would age well.

3. Elizabeth - Timeless. Abundant nicknames.

2. Eleanor - Soft and timeless. Good nickname options in Ellie, Nell, Nora, etc.

1. Eliza - Classic feel. Reminds me of the Colonial age.


15 Fast-Rising Boys Names from 2016 to 2017: Wells, Caspian, Nova, Bjorn, Reign, Ledger, Cairo, Merrick, Wilder, Shepard, Tadeo, Coleman, Callum, Mack, Clyde

January 16, 2019 1:07 AM

15. Reign - this name will sound like he's always in power to me.

14. Ledger - just doesn't sound like a name to me.

13. Shepard - just not my style.

12. Wilder - see #13.

11. Bjorn - see #13.

10. Mack - last name and don't like it as a first name.

9. Wells - see #10.

8. Coleman - I don't mind this one as much but I've still heard of plenty of people with this last name.

7. Nova - unfamiliar as a name but like the sound.

6. Tadeo - see #7.

5. Caspian - see #7.  I like this sound more.

4. Cairo - a city in Egypt but a really pretty name too.

3. Clyde - see #4 except this is a city in Ohio.

2. Merrick - solid choice, love the sound.

1. Callum - guilty pleasure of the new names, absolutely love the sound.

15 names that I recently added to my favorite girls name list: Karalyn, Asha, Lilla, Yara, Imogen, Roselyn, Isannah, Audra, Chantelle, Faye, Kamala, Aven, Aurelia, Marina, Malba

January 17, 2019 11:54 AM

15. Karalyn- spelled weirdly, Carolyn is fine

14. Malba- it just looks weird to me, I don't know why

13. Chantelle- too frilly

12. Roselyn- prefer Rosalind or Rosalie

11. Yara- Cute, but not my favorite

10. Isannah- A little too unfamiliar, but it sounds pretty

9. Audra- Prefer Audrey but Audra isn't bad

8. Asha- Ash-a or Ah-sha? Either way, it isn't bad

7. Marina- a solid name

6. Lilla- I really like the sound, but prefer Lily or Lilia

5. Imogen- Traditional and pretty but doesn't lend itself to nicknames

4. Kamala- Sort of hard to spell but I like Kamala Harris, and the nickname Molly would be cute

3. Aurelia- One of my favorites

2. Faye- Another favorite

1. Aven- A third favorite, like Ava but more unique

15 of my favorite boy's names- Emmett, Henry, Elliot, Oliver, James, Jack, Finn, Harrison, Isaiah, Isaac, Elijah, Maxwell, Kieran, Luca, Benjamin

January 17, 2019 3:53 PM

We have pretty similar taste so this was hard because I don't dislike any of them.


15. Elijah - I was potentially Elijah Wood's number one fan as a kid (very obsessed) but this name is just too popular for me now.

14. Harrison - Love Harry but not a huge fan of Harrison.

13. Emmett - Not bad but it still has a hillbilly feel to me.

12. Finn - Nice name but I only know little kids with it right now.

11. Elliot - Nice name but it's sort of the favorite name of anyone who isn't into super popular names. I also don't like this spelling as much as Elliott (feels more balanced) or Eliot (streamlined)

10. Benjamin - Nice name, neutral.

9. Maxwell - Nice name with good nickname option in Max.

8. James - Classic.

7. Oliver - Nice but popular, especially in England where it's reigned #1 for a while.

6. Isaiah - Soft, pretty sound. I'm actually a man of softer names for men. I don't need men to have masculine names.

5. Henry - Classic and cute. Ages well.

4. Luca - A little offbeat and cool.

3. Isaac - Strong and ages well.

2. Jack - Popular but classic.

1. Kieran - Love this. Gorgeous sound, not too common.


15 Royal Names from Around the World: Rania, Leonor, Xenia, Maud, Adeliza, Eugenie, Arabella, Helena, Adelaide, Philippa, Frederica, Augusta, Violante, Marina, Amalia

Rania (Queen, Jordan), Leonor (Princess, Spain), Xenia (Duchess, Russia), Maud (Queen, Norway), Adeliza (Queen, England), Eugenie (Princess, England), Arabella (Lady, England), Helena (Princess, England), Adelaide (Queen, England), Philippa (Queen, England), Frederica (Queen, Greece), Augusta (Princess, Prussia), Violante (Queen, Castille), Marina (Princess, Greece), Amalia (Queen, Greece)


January 19, 2019 8:50 PM

15. Violante- Not my style and when I say it, it reminds me of vigilante

14. Helena- It seems so frilly

13. Adeliza- I would call her Liza

12. Eugenie- Not a super fan of Eu- names but I still think its cute

11. Augusta- Just okay

10. Arabella- Also frilly but I like Bella or Belle as a nickname

9. Leonor- Its pretty but not a fan of the spelling

8. Philippa- A bit stuffy but I also think it is cute

7. Frederica- I like it, I do not know why.. its cute

6. Xenia- Pretty, not really my style though

5. Amalia- Soft and flowing

4. Marina- Pretty and really like the water-theme of it

3. Maud- I prefer Maude but it is clunky and cute

2. Raina- Beautiful and ages well between girl and woman

1. Adelaide- Pretty, and slighty quirky


15 90's female tv character names: Topanga, Buffy, Lisa, Clarissa, Sabrina, Jessie, Kelly, Monica, Phoebe, Tia, Grace, Fran, Darlene, Stephanie, Tamara

January 20, 2019 12:54 AM

15. Buffy - not a fan of this name and makes me think of it being an insult to someone.

14. Fran - never liked the sound of this name.

13. Topanga - sounds made-up to me.

12. Lisa - classic but dated and don't really like the sound.

11. Phoebe - not bad but still a bit unfamiliar with it.

10. Darlene - I think people will hear "darling" but I like this spelling and sound.

9. Jessie - like the sound but a bit dated (also I prefer Jessica).

8. Sabrina - see #9.

7. Monica - see #9.

6. Tia - short, sweet, and pretty.

5. Clarissa - a nice variant on Clarice or Clara (or perhaps Clare?).

4. Stephanie - dated but I've always loved the sound.

3. Tamara - guilty pleasure of mine but I heard it for the first time less than a year ago.

2. Grace - beautiful, classic, and timeless.

1. Kelly - even though it's dated, it's still a guilty pleasure name for me; I've always loved its sound.

The latest 14 additions to my favorite girls name list: Sylvia, Savannah, Adria, Ines, Eleanore, Kenzie, Persis, Hattie, Pleasance, Faryn, Malika, Tilda, Jenna, Tanith

January 22, 2019 3:18 AM

14. Pleasance- Reminds me of peasants

13. Persis- Does not seem like a name to me, more like a name in mythology

12. Tanith- It sounds ike someone has a lisp

11. Tilda- I only think of Tilda Swinton

10. Hattie- I like it but it is a nickname for something... maybe Hadley but any others I do not really like

9. Sylvia- Old but not too fussy

8. Malika- Not my style but I like the sound

7. Eleanore- It got really popular in my circle but I like it and enjoy the different nickname options

6. Kenzie- I perfer Kenzi but it is a cutesy guilty pleasure of mine

5. Faryn- I like the sound but do not like the spelling. F- names have been my Kryptonite recently

4. Adria- Soft and clunky at the same time, I feel like that is my style

3. Jenna- Dated but postive association

2. Ines- Soft, exotic but useable

1. Savannah- I hear this name and just want to smile. 


14 of my favorite girl names: Greta, Quinn, Oona, Moxie (I do not know why but I just love it), Leona, Corinne, Darcy, Audra, Faye, Johnna, Odette, Imogen, Ivy, Sasha

January 22, 2019 9:04 PM

14. Johnna- I don't know if this is supposed to be Johanna, if so it would be much higher on the list.

13. Quinn- It seems masculine to me

12. Odette- It sounds very clunky to me

11. Darcy- Very cutesy

10. Imogen- I like the style but there aren't any good nicknames

9. Leona- I'm not sure how to pronounce. I like Li-ohna, and this is a nice spelling of Liana

8. Sasha- I would like it but have a negative personal association

7. Audra- I prefer Audrey but this is nice

6. Corinne- I like it, but not as much as the next few

5. Moxie- Cute and spunky

4. Oona- I really like the sound though it looks kind of awkward on paper

3. Faye- Pretty. One of my best friends has Fay (Spelled that way) as a middle name.

2. Greta- Very pretty, underused, and I love the European flare.

1. Ivy- One of my favorites. Not super-super popular, and just the right balance of traditional and hippy.


15 girl names common on dogs- Bella, Lucy, Daisy, Luna, Lola, Sadie, Molly, Bailey, Maggie, Sophie, Chloe, Stella, Lily, Penny, Zoey. 

January 22, 2019 11:40 PM

15. Zoey - Zoe I love but I don't like this spelling.

14. Bella - Too trendy right now. Too many little girls with this name.

13. Maggie - Nice name but neutral overall.

12. Bailey - Not typically my style but I still like it.

11. Lucy - Pretty name but I know a lot of little Lucies.

10. Chloe - Gorgeous name that got too popular too fast.

9. Sadie - Quirky and sweet but does remind me of a dog.

8. Lola - Definitely has a bit of a cartoonish quality and I do know dogs with this name but I still love it.

7. Molly - Classic and cute.

6. Luna - Pretty popular right now so it might age poorly but it's lovely.

5. Penny - A little unexpected and cool.

4. Stella - Spunky and cute. A little more popular than I like.

3. Lily - Pretty and ages well.

2. Sophie - Soft and pretty.

1. Daisy - Cute but still has a timeless quality to me. Daisy/Sophie/Lily are all kind of tied.


15 Fast-Rising Girls Names of 2017: Ensley, Oaklynn, Emberly, Octavia, Yara, Amora, Maren, Selene, Luella, Emmie, Alessia, Lyra, Bonnie, Sunny, Roselyn, Emerald

January 23, 2019 6:29 PM

*Pumpkin, to follow up. Johnna is John-Na. and Leona is Leo-Na* 

16. Emberly- It seems too trendy, I also do not like Ember because it is what happens when a fire dies

15. Amora- I only think of the song "That's Amore"

14. Emmie- Too cutesy for a given name

13. Oaklynn- Trendy again, just not my style

12. Emerald- Not a fan but could use Emmie as a nickname

11. Octavia- I do not see it on a girl, just a woman

10. Selene- I like Selena and Celine but Celine reminds me of Celine Dion

9. Ensley- Just okay

8. Sunny- I like it, it makes me happy but idk if it should be a given name

7. Alessia- Pretty and soft

6. Luella- Cute and I like nickname potential

5. Bonnie- Another cute name but I can see this on an adult and child

4. Roselyn- It is pretty and I like Rose

3. Lyra- I like the constellation connection and its pretty but I feel like people will mishear Myra or other names similar

2. Maren- Beautiful and soft, not used a lot right now

1. Yara- Another soft sounding name that sounds different but warm


Part two of my 14 favorite girl names: Stella, Beatrix, Cleo, Gwen, Freya, Avery, Raven, Penolope, Kenna, Margot, Bianca, Fiona, Kira, Piper


January 24, 2019 12:25 PM

14. Cleo- Not my style

13. Penolope- I much prefer Penelope

12. Kenna- Also not my style

11. Raven- I like the sound but wouldn't use it.

10. Beatrix- I like the style but not the sound

9. Gwen- Seems too short, like it needs to be a nn for Gwenyth or Gwendolyn

8. Kira- I wouldn't use it but I still like it

7. Piper- Maybe not my style but I still like it

6. Bianca- I like it but not as much as the rest

5. Fiona- Again, I like it, but like the next few more

4. Margot- I like the sound and I think it's ready for revival

3. Avery- Very popular but I really like the sound

2. Stella- Sort of rising in popularity but it's really pretty

1. Freya- Rare, yet beautiful. A definite favorite

14 girls/women I talked to today: Arianna, Katherine, Eden, Natalie, Hannah, Grace, Alexandra, Jessica, Elizabeth, Riley, Isabella, Ilhiana, Mackenzie, Alice

January 28, 2019 2:45 AM

14. Ilhiana - I like Iliana but I don't get this h.

13. Jessica - Pretty name but I knew too many growing up.

12. Mackenzie - Too little kid in the 90s.

11. Isabella - Pretty name but way too many little Isabellas right now.

10. Arianna - Much prefer Ariana because this looks like it would be pronouncd are-ee-ANN-uh.

9. Riley - Eh, it's just kind of cutesy and too common.

8. Natalie - Nice name. Pretty neutral. 

7. Eden - Dissimilar to most names I like but I just find it charming.

6. Katherine - Sophisticated and can picture on any age.

5. Elizabeth - Same as Alexandra - nicknames galore and timeless appeal.

4. Alexandra - Great nickname options and ages well. Sounds regal.

3. Hannah - Had a huge boost in popularity in the 90s but still feels timeless to me.

2. Grace - Soft, classic, and ages well. 

1. Alice - It's been a favorite probably my entire life. So so delicate and soft.


15 Unusual Names from 1890: Birdie, Elva, Rhoda, Lelia, Gussie, Fern, Hester, Zella, Lettie, Mina, Neva, Louella, Muriel, Pansy, Maybelle

January 30, 2019 2:06 PM

15. Pansy- I don't see it as a name, and the Harry Potter character doesn't help

14. Neva- Sound like nevus

13. Gussie- I know it's a nn for Augusta but it doesn't really work on its own

12. Elva- Elves (Which isn't the worst thing, but not the best, either)

11. Rhoda- I only think of Rhode Island

10. Maybelle- Prefer Mabel

9. Louella- Nice sound but sort of hard for me to say

8. Birdie- Very cutesy

7. Fern- Short and sweet

6. Muriel- Very dated but pretty

5. Mina- Underused and sweet but I prefer the others

4. Hester- Prefer Esther but Hester is nice

3. Lettie- Cutesy but very pretty

2. Zella- Very pretty

1. Lelia- Underused and sounds very sweet

15 female senators: Susan, Maria, Lisa, Amy, Jeanne, Kirsten, Tammy, Deborah, Mazie, Elizabeth, Joni, Catherine, Kamala, Maggie, Martha

January 30, 2019 9:23 PM

*going by names and taking out political preference*

15. Tammy- It is just a dated nickname

14. Kirsten- I just find it to be a mean-girl name

13. Jeanne- underwhelming

12. Susan- just okays

11. Lisa- Friendly

10. Mazie- I perfer Maise, this way reminds me of corn

9. Joni- Joni Mitchell is a strong connection but not a terrible one

8. Catherine- Classic but just okay and I think I like a K

7. Deborah- I saw the movie baby driver and it introduced me to 2 songs about Deborah that I like.. now I really like name

6. Kamala- Pretty and flowing

5. Elizabeth- Classic but not tired. Great nickname potential

4. Maggie- Friendly girl-next-door

3. Amy- There is something so nice about this name

2. Maria- Postive association and like that it is very multi-national

1. Martha- It is older but I suspect a revival. It is so pretty and soft


13 Rapper daughter's names: Cadence, Blue, Harmony, Chicago, D'Lila, Chance, Stormi, Kulture, Londyn, Kensli, Shai, Royalty, Heaven, 

January 31, 2019 12:43 AM

(I like this theme!)


13. Kulture - So strange to me. As a name and with a K...

12. Chicago -Just does not work as a name though I read she's calling her "Chi" (shy) which is pretty.

11. Stormi - Unfortunate because of Stormy Daniels and that i at the end does not help.

10. Kensli - Cutesy and odd to me.

9. Royalty - A lot to live up to.

8. Londyn - I don't like the name much or the y.

7. Cadence - This name blew up and became sort of annoying but this spelling is classic and the meaning is nice.

6. Chance - Nice name and would work for boys and girls.

5. Heaven - Much prefer this to Nevaeh and I think it's a decent name.

4. Shai - Not my style but really pretty sound. (I'm thinking it's "shy")

3. D'Lila - Prefer Delilah but this is still cute and I think this is Diddy's super cute kid so that bumps it up too.

2. Blue - It's sort of the hot celeb name but I think it's beautiful and works for boys or girls.

1. Harmony - Uncommon but not unusual. Pretty sound and meaning.


12 Grandduggars (Kids of the Duggar Kids): Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Israel, Meredith, Spurgeon, Henry, Samuel, Mason, Gideon, Garrett, Felicity

January 31, 2019 4:15 PM

12. Spurgeon- Sturgeon? Spur? Not a name

11. Mackynzie- Much prefer Mackenzie

10. Israel- Not terrible but I only see it as a country

9. Gideon- It isn't bad but I hear giddy

8. Mason- A fine name but a little trendy for my taste

7. Garrett- Same as Mason

6. Meredith- I like the sound but is maybe a little dated

5. Michael- A little common but otherwise not bad

4. Marcus- a solid name, not overused

3. Samuel- One of my best friend's names, if overused

2. Felicity- Rare but beautiful

1. Henry- Common but my absolute favorite boy's name


14 American place names (Girls): Georgia, Virginia, Dakota, Madison, Montana, Raleigh, Brooklyn, Salem, Phoenix, Helena, Cheyenne, Olympia, Aurora, Aspen


February 3, 2019 10:19 PM

14./13. Dakota, Cheyenne- THey are just a tribe of native americans and not a fan to use those as names. They do sound pretty though. 

12. Aspen- A$$ Pen

11. Montana- Not really a name but could be passable

10. Salem- Prefer this for a boy

9. Madison- Negative association with a "mean-girl" name

8. Helena- Just okay, it just has multiple ways to say it

7. Raleigh- Probably an unpopular opinion but I think it sounds cute for a little girl...

6. Brooklyn- I know a lot of young girls named this but I like it. I have always been fond of Booke as a name too

5. Virginia- I like Ginny as a nickname

4. Olympia- Unique but do-able

3. Phoenix- I like the meaning behind it

2. Aurora- I like it, and I like Rory as a nickname

1. Georgia- Pretty and elegant but not fussy


13 Gossip Girl Names: Serena, Blair, Jenny, Vanessa, Dorota, CeCe, Ivy, Lily, Nelly, Georgina, Kati, Eleanor, Isabel

February 4, 2019 5:31 PM

13. CeCe - This reminds me of The Office (Jim's and Pam's kid) and how annoying Jim and Pam were at the end

12. Kati - Don't like this spelling and there is a Thai place here with this name but pronounced KAH-tee

11. Dorota - I want to like it but it looks like Dorito

10. Nelly - I just think of the rapper and the singer

9. Vanessa - Neutral. It's pretty with a cool history but was so popular in the 80s and 90s

8. Blair - Cool name but mean girl vibe still

7. Jenny - Classic; I like it as an old-timey nickname for Jane

6. Serena - Soft and pretty

5. Eleanor - Classic and still maintains a timeless feel despite its current popularity

4. Isabel - Classic and sophisticated; I love this spelling

3. Georgina - Familiar but not common

2. Lily - Soft, beautiful, classic

1. Ivy - Spunky and cool


11 Daughters of Kody Brown (Sister Wives): Aspyn, Mariah, Madison, Mykelti, Gwendlyn (actual spelling), Aurora, Ysabel, Savanah (ditto), Breanna, Truely (ditto), Ariella

February 7, 2019 4:55 PM

11. Mykelti- Not a name. At all.

10. Truely- It's not a name, and it's spelled wrong as a word.

9. Gwendlyn- Spell it Gwendolyn

8. Aspyn- Spell it Aspen

7. Breanna- Too trendy and I prefer Brianna

6. Ysabel- Another weird spelling

5. Savanah- I prefer Savanah but this is okay

4. Madison- Oh look, a normal spelling. The name is trendy but harmless

3. Mariah- I associate it with Carey but like the sound

2. Aurora- Pretty and sweet

1. Ariella- Uncommon but very pretty

14 girl's names making a comeback- Eleanor, Alice, Clara, Josephine, Molly, Hazel, Cora, Ada, Amelia, Charlotte, Evelyn, Lucy, Lillian, Lydia

February 13, 2019 12:53 PM

14. Josephine - sounds too masculine to me.

13. Molly - negative association.

12. Lucy - too dated to me.

11. Eleanor - not bad but dated.

10. Lillian - also not bad but prefer Lilly.

9. Cora - cool sound.

8. Lydia - pretty and like the spelling.

7. Amelia - another pretty name.

6. Evelyn - timeless and flowing.

5. Charlotte - has a soft feel to it which I like.

4. Ada - beautiful sound, and cute without being cutesy.

3. Hazel - incredibly beautiful, timeless, and flowing.

2. Alice - ditto (it was just about a tie between Hazel and Alice but I had to pick an order)

1. Clara - guilty pleasure of mine, absolutely beautiful and really love the sound.

15 girls' names that I added to my list during my absence here: Cordelia, Mariel, Zelie, Avonlea, Araceli, Chevellanie, Calpernia, Tanairi, Jaycee, Paris, Kaley, Carli, Jaeclyn, Maralee, Baylie

February 17, 2019 6:04 PM

15. Chevellanie- Seems so made up

14. Tanairi- Same as below

13. Araceli- Seems a bit made up but more acceptable than the former

12. Maralee- A bit too cutesy

11. Zelie- A cutesy

10. Jaycee- Trendy

9. Calpernia- Not really a usable name in my opinion

8. Jaeclyn- Trendy

7. Araceli- Trendy and cutesy but I sorta like it

6. Cordelia- A tad bit clunky

5. Mariel- Pretty

4. Avonlea- It is a bit trendy but it also sounds nice

3. Paris- A normal name but associated with Paris Hilton

2. Baylie- I prefer Bailey but I like it, it is friendly

1. Carli- I prefer Carly but I like it, it is friendly and girl-next-door

14 Popular Dog Names: Bella, Lucy, Luna, Daisy, Lola, Sadie, Molly, Maggie, Bailey, Sophie, Willow, Abby, Chloe, Ginger

February 17, 2019 8:39 PM

13. Ginger- slam your body down and zig a zig ah! 

12. Lola- whatever she wants, she gets 

11. Bella- I really dislike the Twilight series.

10. Daisy- duck.

9. Bailey- nice sound, I just know a very annoying dog with this name.

8. Maggie- A nice name but there’s a Rod Stewart (I think) song that I can’t disassociate from it.

7. Abby- a sweet nickname

6. Molly- a nice name kind of ruined for me by drug reference 

5. Chloe- Cool and never quite common 

4. Sophie- A little British flair

3. Lucy- I love this, particularly as a nickname for Lucia

2. Luna- simple and beautiful 

1. Willow- Loved It since the first time I heard of Willow Smith

11 names my husband vetoed when we were naming: Violet, Adelaide, Ivy, Paloma, Mara, Cora, Celeste, June, Corinne, Penelope, Adrienne



February 17, 2019 9:35 PM

(I'd love to hear the veto reasons! What did you end up choosing?)


11. Corinne - Soft and pretty but not my taste.

10. Adrienne - Its burst of popularity in the 70s and 80s makes it feel a little dated to me still.

9. Penelope - A little clunky (which tbh is kind of great) and very popular.

8. Celeste - Lovely and unique.

7. June - Pretty and sweet.

6. Cora - Old-fashioned but doesn't feel dated or fusty.

5. Ivy - Cute and quirky.

4. Paloma - An unexpected favorite with a cool meaning.

3. Adelaide - The name everyone loves but not many people use.

2. Violet - Lots of great names on the list but this one just sounds so cool to me.

1. Mara - It's my name and I do like it so I have to give it the top spot.


12 Names that End with a Pronounced "E": Penelope, Phoebe, Daphne, Xanthe, Ione, Zoe, Calliope, Thisbe, Ariadne, Persephone, Nike, Evadne

February 18, 2019 9:55 AM

I love Mara!! This was a few years ago, so I don’t remember the rationale for all of his vetoes, but I do remember a few memorable ones (Paloma “sounded like a medical condition“ and Cora “a bunch of random vowels and consonents). Adrienne got the boot because of Rocky. He is decidedly not a name enthusiast , and the name we eventually arrived on I love, though it is very popular. The popularity was actually my only concern, and though it wasnt top 10 when we did the naming, it is now and I still love it (though perhaps brave to admit so on this site?). We went with Amelia. 


12. Nike- I would not want to grow up with people shouting “just do it” at me.

11. Thisbe - not sure how to pronounce, does it rhyme with frisbee?

10. Xanthe- I like how it looks but I’m not sure how to pronounce it.

9. Daphne- a little bit caricatured

8. Evadne- Like the look but not sure on pronunciation.

7. Ione- I prefer Iona but this is nice.

6. Phoebe- quirky and cute 

5. Zoe- snappy and sweet

4. Penelope- yes this was on my list and I marked three higher! That’s only because there was no way my husband would have sprung for some of these but I think they are lovely!

3. Persephone- Classicly beautiful 

2. Ariadne- I think this was a baby’s name on Judging Amy and I’ve loved it ever since.

1- Calliope- love the sound and look!

10 names to mark time (gender mix): January, Winter, Summer, Autumn, June, August, April, May, Sunrise, October

February 18, 2019 3:30 PM

10. October- Not a name

9. January- Not a name

8. Sunrise- I would use Sunny as a nickname but Sunrise does not really seem like a name to me

7. April- Underwhelming

6. June- A solid middle name but not a fan for a first name

5. Winter- A guilty pleasure of mine

4. Summer- So happy sounding

3. August- I like it for a girl more. I like the sound

2. May- I prefer Mae but it sounds so cute and delicate 

1. Autumn- I think it is beautiful and unique

New List: 15 One syllable girl names: True, Bay, Anne, Mae, Elle, Faye, Wren, Blair, Clare, Jade, Eve, Kate, Belle, Maude, Paige

February 19, 2019 1:20 AM

15. True - not a fan of virtue names.

14. Wren - looks and sounds incredibly dated to me.

13. Bay - too unfamiliar.

12. Maude - also sounds kinda dated.

11. Blair - not really my style but not bad either.

10. Mae - love the spelling but just okay to me.

9. Elle - ditto.

8. Faye - this name is slowly growing on me; I like the sound and the spelling.

7. Eve - another name that's growing on me.

6. Belle - I prefer Bella but this name is cute; almost too cutesy though to me.

5. Jade - extremely positive association and cool sound.

4. Paige - a bit dated but has a really cool sound and I have positive associations.

3. Anne - classic, timeless, and beautiful (especially this spelling).

2. Kate - ditto.

1. Clare - ditto; guilty pleasure of mine (I also like the spelling Claire).

15 names mentioned in conversation this evening: Hazel (g), Kate (g), Hursel (b), Kevin (b), Devin (b), Cher (g), Khaled (b), Arlo (b), Evan (b), Casey (g), Zahid (b), Elsa (g), Bernadette (g), Halle (g), Seth (b), Malia (g)

February 19, 2019 11:09 PM

15. Hursel- I don’t like that is has “hearse“ in it.

14. Cher- just one person.

13. Seth- I have an irrational dislike  for this name.

12 Elsa- “Let it goooo”

11 Khaled- I only think of DJ Khaled 

10  Devin- prefer it for a girl 

9 Bernadette- only think of Peters

8 Kevin- solid name, if a little dated 

7 Zahid- I prefer it spelled a bit differently but I think it’s  same or similAr to the name of the character on Lost, and I like the sound.

6 Malia- nice name but it Feels like it belongs only to Malia Obama

5 Arlo- quirky and cool 

4 Halle- snappy, sweet and strong personal association

3 Casey- same as Halle

2 Kate- lovely and timeless

1 Evan and Hazel (Tie)- both were on my list!

13 boys name starting with A: Asher, Abel, Aidan, Anders, Alexander, Anton, Archer, Adam, Ambrose, Aston, Andrew, Ansel, Aaron



February 20, 2019 2:06 AM

Aybee, I think Amelia is lovely and sweet!


13. Anton - Not a bad name but I just don't like the sound.

12. Anders - Feels pretentious.

11. Aidan - If not for the rise of Aidens, and all -ayden family names, I'd have liked it. I knew a kid with this name in Ireland in the 90s. Great sound, unfortunately rise in popularity. Much prefer this spelling to others though.

10. Aaron - Biblical, unoffensive, decent name.

9. Adam - Biblical, unoffensive, decent name.

8. Archer - Cool sound and not too common but feels very "now" and might be dated quickly.

7. Andrew - Classic, timeless.

6. Abel - People always cite Cain and Abel but I think it's moving away from that and I think it's a great name.

5. Ansel - Uncommon with a literary/creative flair.

4. Aston - Sort of ticks a lot of trendy name boxes but isn't popular at all. A hidden gem.

3. Asher - I am not religious but I love  a lot of Biblical boys names. It's not super common but familiar.

2. Ambrose - Soft and beautiful. Very Victorian feel.

1. Alexander - Strong, classic, timeless.


13 Girls Names Starting with A: Adelaide, Athena, Anne, Arabella, Alethea, Afton, Aphra, Abra, Aurelia, Allegra, Antonia, Amelia, Alexandria

February 20, 2019 9:24 AM

13- Afton- too masculine and rhymes with the name of the town I live in

12- Aphra- sounds like a laundry detergent

11- Abra- looks and sounds like "abrasive"

10- Antonia- very masculine, I can't put my finger on it

9- Anne- yawn

8- Alethea- pretty but too unfamiliar

7- Alexandria- fussy and I REALLY don't care for AOC

6- Athena- solid, but note that just because she's named after the goddess of wisdom doesn't mean she'll be academically successful

5- Allegra- the allergy drug ruined it

4- Arabella- beautiful but too frilly for me

3- Adelaide- you can't go wrong with it

2- Amelia- ditto

1- Aurelia- absolutely beautiful. Timeless and soft

My favourite girls(15): Freya, Catherine, Ophelia, Sofia, Danielle, Annika, Hazel, Bianca, Noelle, Johanna, Cecelia, Elodie, Nadia, Kiera, Lola

February 23, 2019 3:05 PM

15. Lola- I cant get past the song.

14. Bianca- negative association

13. Nadia- I like it, I think it’s just a bit consonant dominated for me.

12 Danielle- nice sounds but a bit time stamped 

11 Kiera- modern and sweet

10 Noelle- solid name 

9 Sofia- ditto 

8 Annika - classic but jazzy

7 Freya - so much cool

6 Ophelia - ditto 

5 Catherine - timeless classic 

4 Johanna- love this, classic but strong

3- Elodie - a little French flair

2 Cecelia- I prefer the spelling Cecilia but love the name

1 Hazel- unexpected, soft, strong and beautiful


15 names I came across reading baby product reviews: Trace, Keaton, Leah, Byron, Charlie, Micah, Aura,Anastasia, Michael, Kendall. Colby, Thomas, Russell, Dallas, Desmond 




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15. Trace - Kind of has a trashy feel and bad association with Trace Cyrus

14. Aura - Do not like it as a name

13. Michael - A whole generation of Michaels and Mikes has turned me off this name

12. Kendall - I like it for boys but find it boring for girls

11. Keaton - Neutral

10. Dallas - Neutral

9. Anastasia - Beautiful name but a mouthful

8. Colby - Solid name but perhaps dinged because of the cheese

7. Byron - Epic and romantic like Lord Byron and byronic heroes

6. Russell - Classic and I have a good friend with the name

5. Charlie - Probably better as a nickname but love the sound and it's cute without being cutesy

4. Micah - Nice sound that stands out among lots of boys names that end with N

3. Leah - Soft but strong-sounding

2. Desmond - Cool and uncommon

1. Thomas - Classic and timeless


14 Feminized Male Names: Petra, Jamie, Roberta, Charlotte, Thomasina, Georgia, Josephine, Edwina, Michaela, Paula, Ramona, Billie, Harriet, Eugenia