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Monday, September 29, 2014

Fellow-name lovers favorites Round 2: The Girls

Now it's time to do the girls! I took to Nameberry again to see what kind of cool girl names that Berries had stored in their name bank and this was the response I got.
I think you non-Name Nerd readers will find that many Name Nerds have very elaborate taste in girl names. These combos are eccentric, feminine, unusual, and quirky in every way. Enjoy!
Polina R.
Brittani A.
Haley S.

 Florence Emily - Emily seems to add a more modern vibe to Florence, which has always been on my favourites list, since I started seriously making one.

Edna Catherine - I love the meaning; 'pure delight'.

Martha Lillian - Similar to Florence, Martha has always appeared on my lists (since I started making them properly, at age 15), and I love using a family name like Lillian as a middle for Martha.

Doris Evelina - I love how this roughly translates into 'wished for gift of the sea'.

Rosina Claire - Rosina is one I've recently found myself loving, and Claire's always appealed to me, when I was little, I used to think about renaming myself Claire.

Charlotte Lucy - I love the elegance and class of Charlotte, and, a few years ago, when I was 15, I met one of my first pen pals from the UK - who's full name was Charlotte Lucy, and I fell in love with the combination almost instantly.

Minnie Rosetta - I've always struggled to find a middle name for Minnie that I like, but I feel like Minnie Rosetta works perfectly, it's frilly and feminine, yet playful and fun.

Maude Amelia - Amelia seems to add a more playful side to Maude, which I like, I feel as though they balance each other out.
Eva Matilda
 Zelie Catiche
Alix Sebastienne
Pelagie Lucrece

Lucrezia Raphaelle
Allegra Lourdes
Vivienne Jane
Hannah M.
Erin C.
Carly Z.

Jane Cosima
---> Jane is my favorite name right now and my husband loves it as well, so it will most likely be our first daughter's name. I love Jane for its simplicity and sweet vintage feel but it's not super popular. It also combines both of our moms names (Joanne and Lorraine) and I think thats a big reason I love this name. Cosima is a name that combines our dads' names and I love the etheral feel.

Fiona Constance
---> Fiona was my top favorite name before I fell in love with Jane, and honestly I still flip back and forth between which is my top name. I just love the unique sound and simple femininity of it. I like the options of a more tomboyish nn (Fin) or sweet and girly nn (Fia). It also honors my gramma whose first name started with F. Constance was my husband's gma's name (well the name she went by) who recently passed and whom he was very close to.

Gwyneth Persephone
---> I love the nn Gwen, but like the completeness of Gwyneth. Kind of a more grown up Gwen, a little more serious. Gwyneth also has a lovely meaning! Persephone was a name I was shocked my husband likes, right now I just like how it sounds with Gwyneth.

Thea Evangeline
---> Thea is another short & sweet name that I really like as a sister to Jane. I really love the Greek mythology connection of Thea. Evangeline is a pretty name we both love but I feel it is a bit long as a first name.

Alice Naomi
---> Alice is such a classic, literary name that can be sweet but serious. I find it such a lovely name and can picture it on a chubby little baby, a curly haired little girl playing with her dolls and a teenager as well as an adult. Naomi is a name that my husband suggested early in our relationship. I like the it shares an ending sound with both my husband's name and my name (Zachary & Carly). Naomi has a serious feel but the ending makes it sweet as well.
Lanie B.
Shannon G.
These are the names that are still in the running for our baby (if it's a girl).
Tabitha Noelle
Nora Felicity
Naomi Kathleen

These are names I really loved, but DH has vetoed for various reasons:
Rachel Emilia
Amelia Katherine
Felicity Rose
(For all of you non-Name Nerd, DH means "Darling Husband"!)
Sosie B.
Nina F.
Amy R.

Kimimela Serene - has been my top for a very long time, although the middle changes often. It means "butterfly" and has a lot of personal significance.
 Daenerys Jasmine - I love everything about the character of Daenerys Targaryen and cannot think of a more awesome inspiration than her for a daughter. I also love that it shortens to Dany. I have a soft spot for Jasmine but feel it is too common for the first name spot. However, I absolutely adore it as the middle for Daenerys. So feminine and soft to balance the harder syllables of the name.
Azalea Dawn - not sure that the middle will stay as it is, but I think Azalea is awesome. Such a fun, spirited alternative to the overused Lily, and I enjoy the possible nickname Lea as well.
Primavera Rose - I was a Spanish major in undergrad and spring is my favorite season, so I'm completely hung up on this one. Love that it shortens to the sweet and unassuming nickname Prim but looks elegant in its full form on a driver's license or diploma.
Arwen Elizabeth - what can I say, I'm a fantasy nerd and have had this one tucked away in my heart since "Fellowship of the Ring" came out when I was fourteen. I don't know that it would necessarily make the cut anymore as my tastes have changed and evolved, but I know it will always stay in the top five. Elizabeth Swan is yet another favorite heroine of mine, so aside from really liking how they fit together, it's a neat way to pay homage to two very strong fictional women who were a big part of my adolescence.
Annie H.
Myrna Beatrix
Lorena Salome (pronounced lorraine-ah sal-ohm)
Samantha Celeste
Eira Blythe (pronounced ay-ra)
Mathilda Clara (pronounced Matilda clah-ra- not claire-ah)
Nora Katharina
Petrea T.

Lilya Agnes - I love the soft sound of Lilya with the strong feel of Agnes
Deidre Elizabeth - Deidre is my nan's name, and my middle is Elizabeth
Elodie Catherine - the whimsical feel of Elodie contrasts nicely with the strength of Catherine
Isabel Margaret - same as Elodie Catherine
Gaia Anastasia - I love the way this combination sounds
Eleanor Opal - 'same but different' feel
Lila Vivienne - embodies 'Hollywood glamour'
Delilah Lucy - these names ooze of energy and fun!
Olympia D.
Raevyn O.
So many awesome girl names in this bunch, I couldn't limit myself to three favorites. My favorites of this pick are Isla Moon, Ella Ireland, Penelope Lilac and Eleanor Opal, basically because of my love for their wordy- middles. I also love Emilia Bridget, Helena Claire, and Juniper Lilith.
I want to give a big honorable mention to the name Emmeline Twila Alice. This combo is amazingggg! It embodies everything I personally like in a name. It's feminine, familiar, yet unusual, and slightly whimsical. I'm not usually a fan of two middles, but this one works SO well. Hats off to Olympia D. for my favorite combo this week. :)
Hope you guys enjoyed this collection of girl combos!

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