Not having a baby atm, but I love browsing names for fun!
Yay long response time! Lol. I am the same as you execpt I do have a boys name chosen for my future son (which my SO has approved of). Anyway, here's what I think of each name.
I never really yhought much of "Isabel". Just things like "it's common" "sounds outdated in the wrong way" "just another Bella" ect. But Isobel is so unique. It doesn't seem outdated, but classic, vintage. It reminds me of what a going girl in earlier centuries may have been named. Really pretty.
A name that seems it would be popular, but really isn't. I have never met a rose, young or old. And the nickname "Rosie" is beyond cute.
Very nice. The spelling and the pronunciation are really cool. I'd consider this name myself.
Nope... Nope. I don't like it. People would mispronounce it all the time and the spelling is strange. Sorry....
Like "Isabel" it's a common classic. This one how ever is really cute, and the world's favorite name (I read about it in an article how when they looked throught most the different countries most common names and combined them they found that Sophie/Sophia was the most popular)
I don't really know how I feel about this one....
I don't really like it because it sounds too religious to me, but that's probably because I'm not religious so it's a very biased oppinion.
I like it, it's short and cute and will match her at any age.
I don't really like this one either.
I like it. I want the classics to come back! And who doesn't love the nickname Lucy?
Elisabeth or Elizabeth
Nice names, a little average to me but nice.
I love P names! (Like Piper, Phoebe, Pandora, Prue). 9/10
It's pretty and soft, but I prefer Claire over it.
Cute and common. It's an average, cute name
Jasmine is pretty, it's soft, gentle, mysterious and sexy. I haven't met many either.
Another name that needs to come back. I've only met one Violet. It's pretty and classic. It sounds like the name of a princess too.
Another princess like name. It's cute and automatically makes you think of a sweet little girl running around in her cute little dress.
It's pretty. Another name that's dying out.
I like it's uniqueness but not it's sound. It sounds rough to me, despite all the Ls in it.
Can't get past thinking of Selene Dion. It is however a really pretty name.
Average pretty name.
I like this name. It's sophisticated and the nickname Rain is cute for it.
Where the heck did this name come from??? I love it! It's so different and it rolls of the toungue. Adding it to my faves afterwards. This one is my favorite name so far on this list. It would fit a wide range of girls with a wide range of personailties.
Again, I'm not religious and this nane is too biblical for me.
Another name that I love! I've never met anyone with it, and I've only heard it mentioned once before (a long time ago)
I obsessed over this name for awhile. Love it, love it, love it!
Average boy name...
Very popular over here in Hawaii, heard it so many times but that's probably because it's a cool name that has a cool Hawaiian meaning.
I love this name. It's so cute and it will eventually fit and strong young man. It's hard to find a cute name that will always suit the age.
Nathaniel or Nathan
Too biblical (sorry)
Love this name!
It's okay, not too cool but not dull either. A good classic.
Yeah Clairy isn't on here either. I had no idea it was associated with Salvia! How funny, I feel like I should have known that.
Well I wouldn't choose on which one suits your age, because you're not going to be 26 forever.
I agree with the above though^^ Sarah is a beautiful name.. But I don't know you personally so I cannot say myself what would suit you best.
I'm glad I could help!! I love the name also, it's very uncommon however (I actually had to add it to this namepedia, it wasn't already here) that does make me love it more though.
I am going to give you different advice from the others, seeing as most are trying to show you how you can get used to your name or slightly change it...
I myself am changing my name after my eighteenth birthday, (that is my middle and last though, not my first because I'm so used to being "Bree"). I completely understand the baggage of a name you hate. It weighs you down like a bag of bricks. If I were you, I'd say "Go big or go home." Change your name LEGALLY so you don't have to see it on your ID or school cards or anything. Then not to mention you wont have a problem of everyone seeing it and you have to explain why your name isn't Megan but it says Megan and blah blah blah. If not it's just going to get brought up over and over again and you'll still constantly hear "Megan".
As for talking to your parents I'd just bring it up casually through conversation like "Oh yeah, so you know how I don't lIke Megan.. Well I'm gonna change it, would up guys be up for helping me choose?". Don't sit them down and get them all anxious, you'll have a worse reaction because they're tense and enticipating, unless of course your going with the panic plan. Sit them down and get them REALLY freaked out and say that you're pregnant. Give them a second to flip out and say "Just kidding, I'm only changing my name!" That tactic has actually worked before... Just let them know that you NEED change and explain to them that it's nothing against them and it's only how you feel. It's just not right for you. Make sure to tell them why you feel like it's dragging you down. It might take them a bit to get used to it, but hopefully they'll have a change of heart.
Thank you for the detailed reply! It's made me feel good about the name Renae, and I'll look into the different feminine forms of "Carl" too :)
Off the top of my head....
*Clairy, Clairia and all other forms of Claire.
My cousin is Raylee Renea Rea. Very repetive name (two "Rays" lots of "ea" combos).
Oh how I love that combo! Okay here are my ideas.
Everly Charlotte Winter
Elaina Charlotte Winter
Clairy Charlotte Winter
Claira Charlotte Winter
Clairy is a name my boyfriend made up on accident when making fun of me. I took to it because I love all the different variants of Claire, but they're too old style for me or too popular. Perhaps I'll use it for my own baby someday, but until then I'll advocate it.