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April 22, 2019 06:29 PM
In Response to Rank the Names!

It’s funny, I wouldn’t have thought so before you posted it, but now I think I really like the -ly sound!

15. Kaylee- I know the spelling is different, but I can’t help but think of Caylee Anthony.

14. Julie- nice, but seems child of the 80s to me. Prefer the other Juli-forms.

13. Charlie- See this as a nickname only.

12 Carly- Nice, but a little dated.

11  Everly- Getting used to It as a name.

10. Ellie- Really cute, but see it as a nickname 

9. Natalie- Sweet

8. Kylie- have always liked the sound.

7. Hadley- Crunchy cool.

6. Finley- very much growing on me

5. Molly- would be higher if not for the drug reference

4. Hailey- I have liked this name since I saw The Wizard as a kid 

3. Callie- I am just drawn to the sound 

2. Emily - I love Emilie spelling in pArticular

1. Lily- a Classic 


13 boys names starting with M: Micah, Miles, Maxwell, Maddox, Marcus, Maverick, Mason, Michael, Matthew, Matthias, Marek, Malik, Miller





April 21, 2019 06:21 PM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Landon, Andrew, Heath

Like: Logan, Tyler, Thiago 

Lose: Mitch (I see this only as a nickname), Warwick (just think of the town), Eric (nice, but liked the others more)


Landon, Andrew, Heath, Logan, Tyler, Thiago, Alexander, Micah, Joao 

April 21, 2019 06:16 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Ruby, Paloma, Briar

Like: Shea, Samantha, Hadley

Lose: Valerie, Marie (both seem tied to a previous generation to me), Melody (nice, I just likes the others more)


Ruby, Paloma, Briar, Shea, Samantha, Hadley, Lorelei, Sabine, Willa

March 20, 2019 08:49 PM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Theodore, Emory, Javier

Like: Colson, Adrian, Logan

LoSr: Everett (still like it, it’s just been on a while), Tamas (just think of a misspelling of Tomas), Fabrizio (really cool name ruined for me by Febreeze)

Theodore, Emory, Javier, Colson, Adrian, Logan, Wolfgang, Domenico, Khalil

March 20, 2019 08:43 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Juliet, Saskia, Xanthe

Like: Rafaela, Rhea, Astaria (I have never heard this name, and it doesn’t fit my taste, but there is something about it I like).

Lose: Penny (not a stand-alone to me), Donatella (just Versace), Charlette (looks like a misspelling)

Julie, Saskia, Xanthe, Rafaela, Rhea, Astaria, Antonia, Farren, Tula

March 12, 2019 06:27 PM
In Response to Alphabet Drop - Boys

Jefferson - in First name usage, dominates by Jefferson Davis


Jackson, Jacob, Jacoby, Jake, Jamal, James, Jameson, Jaron, Jason, Jasper, Javier, Jeffrey, Jensen, Jesse, Joel, John, Jonah, Jonas, Jonathan, Jordan, Joseph, Joshua, Josiah, Judah, Jude, Julian, Justin

March 12, 2019 06:23 PM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Theodore, Everett, Colson

Like: Leander, Emory, Logan 

Lose: Conrad (still like it, just been on for what seems like a while), Callan (this is a last name to me), Evan (love this name, but doesn’t Seem as interesting as the others)

Theodore, Everett, Colson, Leander, Emory, Logan, Silas, Javier, Wendell 

March 9, 2019 07:01 PM

Keep: Colette Samantha 

Switch: Adele Heather

First: Calista Sloane

Middle: Chloe Katrina 

Inifial: Genevieve Nell

March 9, 2019 06:55 PM

Keep: Rafael Thomas 

Switch: Noel Alexander 

First: Evander James 

Middle: Finn Wesley 

Initials: Nico Arthur 

March 9, 2019 04:37 PM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Theodore, Everett, Evan

Like: Conrad. Otis, Forrest

Lose: Lucian (I like it, just not as much as the others), Keegan (my first Keegan was a girl, and while I know that’s not as common, it always reads girl to me), Nathan (fine name, just not as interesting as the others to me)


Theodore, Everett, Evan, Conrad, Otis, Forrest, Colson, Gerard, Leander 

March 8, 2019 05:37 PM
In Response to Rank the Names!

13. Uriel - Ur-names are just a tough sound for me.

12. Yusuf- this name is just one person for me 

11. Quinn - sort of ambivalent on this name

10. Parker - a little preppy for me 

9. Thomas - classic, surprisingly I know several young Tommys!

8.  Vincent- another classic, like Vince as a nickname. Thanks, Entourage

7. Zachary- A bit 90s, but still really nice 

6. William- Timeless And I love the internal L

5. Ryan - I just love the sound

4. Samuel- This, and the three names above it, were all on my short list! This is gentlemanly, and who doesn’t like Sam?

3. Oliver- A little quirky still, and really solid

2. Noah- Uber popular for a reason. Soft and strong

1. Xavier - I have loved this name since I read a Cabbage Patch book as a child!

13 names of childhood crushes: Ty, Adam, Justin, Matthew, Christopher, Scott, Antonio, Evan, Robert, Edward, Michael, Joshua, Dashiell 



March 7, 2019 04:42 PM

Avalon and Calliope- Avalon is only a place name for me 

Aurora & Juniper, Ellen & Olive, Gloria & Adeline, Luna & Eve, Mia & Claire, Thea & Maisie, Violet & Arden

March 7, 2019 04:40 PM

Keep: Christina Yvette 

Switch: Adele Heather 

First: Madeline Tatum 

Middle: Marina Nicole 

Initiala: Samantha Colette


March 7, 2019 04:34 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Juliet, Eloise, Sophie

Like: Rebecca, Madeline, Etta

Lose: Oakley (just sunglasses to me), Eleanor and Sarah (nice but liked the others better)


juliet, Eloise, Sophie, Rebecca, Madeline, Etta, Sloane, Serena, Renata

March 6, 2019 05:19 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Matilda, Amaya, Linden

Like: Sophie, Liberty, Lourdes 

Lose: Diana (like this, just not as much as the others), Wilhelmina (i don’t love the sound or the spelling), Frankie (I just don’t love Frank because it makes me think of a hotdog).

Matilda. Amaya, Linden. Sophie, Liberty, Lourdes, Iona, Eloise, Rivka

March 6, 2019 05:14 PM
In Response to Rank the Names!

13. Unique- it feels like thus name would bring a lot of expectations and jokes.

12. Yaretzi- not my favorite sounds

11. Quinn- Negative association 

10. Zoey- Prefer Zoe

9. Riley- just ok for me

8. Natalie - prefer Natalia

7 Ximena- like the look more than the sound 

6.  Taylor- positive association from childhood makes me like a name I otherwise wouldn’t

5. Sophia- nice, but a but overused in my area

4. Victoria- regal

3. Penelope- quirky and memorable 

2. Olivia- I love this name, despite its popularity. Somehow I have  to meet one!

1. Willow- soft and strong, i loved Pink’s explanation of why she used this for her daughter.


10 2019 Oscar winners (female): 

Olivia, Regina, Ruth, Elizabeth, Rayka, Kate, Patricia, Hannah. Nina, Stefani


March 5, 2019 06:32 PM
In Response to Rank the Names!

Poster‘s choice: I chose to rank the names on the number 1 in the country men’s basketball roster (Gonzaga)


15. Geno- I have a tough time envisioning this on a baby.

14. Filip- I prefer the sound of Felipe 

13. Greg- negative association and I don’t love the sound 

12. Corey- Nice, but very 80s/90s

11.  Zach- see Corey (thanks Boy Meets World and Saved By the Bell)

10. Paul- nice but a little boring 

9. Josh- same as Paul. I really like Joshua, but Josh feels too common.

8. Alex- solid name

7. Matthew- a classic

6. Brandon- I have every reason to hate this name but for some reason it appeals to me.

5. Joel- Short, sweet, known but a touch unexpected 

4. Rui- snappy with a cool sound

3. Jack- There‘s no other name that has the gentlemanly swagger this does, for me

2. Killian- just a cool, unexpected choice

1. Jeremy- I have always loved this name, and how it really has no sound alike.


12 names on the top women’s basketball roster (Baylor): NaLyssa, DiDi, Trinity, Honesty, Aquira, Moon, Lauren, Juicy, Kalani, Chloe, Queen, Caitlin

March 4, 2019 08:19 PM

August, Benjamin, Callum, Desmond, Evan, Finn, Gideon, Henry, Isaac, Jacob, Kellan, Lucas, Malcolm, Noah, Oliver, Parker, Quinten, Rhys, Samuel, Sebastian (tie!), Theodore, Urban, Vaughan, Wesley, Xavier, Yadiel, Zachary 

March 3, 2019 06:08 PM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Samuel, Everett, Clay

Like: Conrad, Abbott, Keegan 

Lose: Wade (i just think of wading), Cedric (I like this name but it was recently dropped), Nelson (was this the bully on The Simpsons? I have a vague negative association) 

Samuel, Everett, Clay, Conrad, Abbott, Keegan, Kingston, Bilal, Sawyer 

March 3, 2019 05:17 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Beatrice, Amaya, Ebony 

Like: Sophie, Diana, Matilda 

Lose: Meredith (a nice name, for me it’s just dominated by one associaiton), Kerris (unfamiliar to me as a first name), Katia (i wanted to keep it, just couldn’t find a spot for it)

Beatrice, Amaya, Ebony, Sophie, Diana, Matilda, Quisqueya, Liberty, Linden