Emily Cardoza



About Me

I am an amateur academic, aspiring writer, and hard worker. My three favorite things are Netflix, birds, and names! Visit my name blog at nothinglikeaname.blogspot.com!

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
June 27, 2018 09:22 AM

Excellent addition! Alaia, Asher, and Beatrice could also fit this category. 

May 11, 2018 07:59 AM

Emily left the Top 10 for the first time since my birth year! I'm stunned!

February 5, 2018 02:50 PM
In Response to Boy names ideas

Devereux, Albion, Xerxes, Peregrine, Oscar, Julius

February 5, 2018 02:47 PM


Based on those ideas, I'm inclined to suggest Madeleine, Cecilia, Lydia, Eleanor, Gemma, Viola...

December 19, 2017 04:44 AM

@nedibes Beautifully said! I associate Unity more with Puritan names than anything else, but it's interesting to think about the impact geographically separate Anglophone communities could have on each other's naming habits. 

June 9, 2017 09:25 PM

Both Adrea and Alexandrea are usable alternate spellings for common names. You could also try a name that ends with -dre, such as Melisandre or Phaedre. Still, if none of those feels right, reconsider using the name Drea as her first or middle name. It's a lovely choice, and there's no "rule" that says it has to be a nickname. Good luck!

February 8, 2017 02:50 PM
In Response to Fantasy Feminine Names

Thanks for the catch! Eilonwy was indeed used in the UK in the early 19th century. My data points come from official US name records, which don't include Eilonwy until 2012.

January 21, 2017 06:25 PM

What about Violet June? Both your girls would have nature/noun first names, and vintage single-syllable middle names that sound like months. From your list, Violet Autumn would sound beautifully dramatic. 

For boys, Xander Jude sounds the most similar to the cadence of Summer Mae's name, but they're different enough to be distinct. 

Congratulations and good luck!

January 1, 2017 10:25 PM

There seem to be a lot of long boy's names that end in R, like Alexander, Christopher, Xavier, but it sounds like they wouldn't work with your last name. What about Julian, Adrian, or Harrison? All are relatively well-known choices that fit with Brody and your last name. Others that spring to mind are Garrett, Elliot, or Matthew. 

Do you prefer classic boy's names, or do you like modern inventions?

June 7, 2016 09:42 AM

While I haven't posted any recent articles on renaming fictional characters (maybe another blogger does that too?) I did notice a slight change to my blog url: https://nothinglikeaname.blogspot.com. Thanks so much for reading, this comment made my day :)

May 12, 2016 05:41 PM

I'm stunned to see Genesis at #1 for girls in DC. I wonder why it's so popular there?

April 8, 2016 11:49 AM

Girls: Artemis, Demeter, Persephone, Eleni, Calypso

Boys: Artemas, Calixto, Atlas, Osias

Personally, I think Eleni and Atlas would fit the bill. Good luck and congratulations!