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#1 VictoriaRose

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Girls names are turning out to be a lot harder for us than boys names because he likes old fashioned names and I tend to like more unique names. Thankfully there are a few names that we agree on and we're both trying to be open to what the other one likes.
The baby's last name will be Zeilsen.
Anyway, here's our list! Sorry it's so long!

Adria
Arabella
Araminta
Adair
Agnes
Anabelle
Allegra
Ariella
Audra
Cambria
Cassia
Cecelia
Cordelia
Dorothy
Eleanor
Eloise
Florence nn. Flora
Gemma
Gwyneth
Hazel
Isadora
Ivy
Jessamine
Jovana
Kathryn
Lorna
Louisa
Lucille
Magdala
Minerva
Miriam
Paisley
Philippa
Susanna
Tessa

We'd appreciate any form of feedback!

Thanks!
Victoria, Nick and baby

#2 MumToBe2013

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Eliminate names that you can't see yourself using!

I would eliminate
Allegra, its an allergy medicine.
Minerva, doesnt even sound like a name.
Susanna, very dated
Gwyneth, very dated
Lorna, dated & not very pretty


My favorites:
Tessa
Arabella
Audra
Cambria
Paisley
Gemma



Your list in order from favorite to least favorite:

Arabella
Cambria
Tessa
Paisley
Audra
Gemma
Cassia
Anabelle
Eloise
Ariella
Ivy
Jessamine
Adria
Isadora
Cecelia
Hazel
Adair
Cordelia
Miriam
Eleanor
Louisa
Kathryn
Lucille
Philippa "Pippa"
Magdala
Florence
Agnes
Joyana
Araminta
Dorothy
Allegra
Susanna
Minerva
Lorna
Gwyneth




Some first and middle name combinations:

Tessa Lucille
Gemma Agnes
Cambria Paisley
Arabella Minerva
Ivy Ariella
Eleanor Hazel
Audra Jessamine
Anabelle Florence
Adria Miriam

Like any?


Hope this helped!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

I like:

Adair
Agnes
Allegra
Ariella
Audra
Eleanor
Florence nn. Flora
Gemma
Gwyneth
Hazel
Isadora
Ivy
Jessamine
Kathryn
Louisa
Lucille
Paisley
Susanna
Tessa

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

Eliminate names that you can't see yourself using!

I would eliminate
Allegra, its an allergy medicine.
Minerva, doesnt even sound like a name.
Susanna, very dated
Gwyneth, very dated
Lorna, dated & not very pretty


That's a pretty rude, unfair, and ignorant assessment of those names. I don't understand how you find Susanna and Gwyneth "dated" but suggest names like Lucille and Agnes. What?!

Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic. Pretty cool, and a legit name.

Your immaturity really shines through on this reply.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

You have some great choices! I like these ones best with your lastname:
Audra
Eloise
Gemma
Gwyneth
Jovana
Tessa

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

Thanks for the help everyone!

After looking through our list again (and a little bit of give and take with possible middle name options) we have narrowed down the list a little bit. :wub: The names that we both really like are marked with a *

Adria*
Araminta
Adair
Allegra
Ariella
Audra*
Cambria
Cecelia*
Cordelia
Dorothy*
Eleanor
Florence nn. Flora*
Gemma
Gwyneth*
Isadora
Jessamine*
Lorna*
Louisa
Lucille*
Minerva*
Miriam*
Philippa
Susanna

What do you guys think of Florence with the nickname Flora? Nick is in love with it and it's growing on me but I worry that the other names on our list don't really fit with it. Anyone have combo ideas to go with Florence? They don't have to be on our list, just anything that you like the sound of with Florence. :wub:

Thanks!
Victoria, Nick and baby

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

Adria* - I've never been a fan of the names Adrian, Adrienne, or Andrea (though I couldn't really tell you why) but I do like Adria! :wub: I think because it reminds me a lot of Audrey which I love. I love that it is unusual yet still recognizable.
Araminta - I like but it is a bit clunky, mythological, and may be a bit too 'unwearable'
Adair - LOVE!
Allegra - very pretty, I think the possible nn Aly makes this very wearable.
Ariella - I think I prefer the more simplified Ariel, but this name is also very lovely.
Audra* - LOVE! I like this name for similar reasons to Adria. However, I think I like Audra a tad more.
Cambria - Not a fan. Reminds me too much of the word camera.
Cecelia* - LOVE! I also adore the possible nn Celia. However, I'm not to sure it goes well with your last name.
Cordelia - LOVE LOVE LOVE. This is actually a name on my top girls list! I think the nn Cordy is super cute.
Dorothy* - I like this name but more so for a middle.
Eleanor - I really like this name. Simple, classic and understated yet still very beautiful!
Florence nn. Flora* - I do like Florence with the nn Flora. However the possible nns Florrie & Flossy (which I dislike) bother me a bit. I think Florence Ivy would be a lovely combination
Gemma - Not a fan. This name is a tad modern compared to your other name choices.
Gwyneth* - LOVE! I think the nn Gwyn is spunky and fresh.
Isadora - I think this is one of my favorite of the Isa- names (Isabeau is another fave of mine). However, I fear she would get lost in a sea of Isabella's & Izzy's.
Jessamine* - I've never been a fan of this name, I've always found it a bit awkward to say.
Lorna* - LOVE! I think this underused name is ripe for a come back.
Louisa - I do like this name, but the -Sa sound clashes with the Zee- sound of your last name.
Lucille* - I do love this name (I have a niece named Luci) but I find that it is a bit awkward to say with your last name.
Minerva* - Though I do love the HP & Mythological reference, I find this name a tad unwearable. Me and my sister's even came up with a rhyme when we were younger "You're getting on Minerva, Minerva Magonagall"
Miriam* - LOVE! Like Lorna, I think this underused name is ripe for a comeback.
Philippa - I like this name, but not as much as I like the possible nn Pippa. I just wish Princess Kate's sister hadn't launched this name so much into the spotlight. I'm sure there will be many Pippa's running around fairly soon.
Susanna - Like Louisa & Lucille I find this name a bit awkward to say with your last name.


My personal favorites would have to be Audra, Gwyneth, Cordelia, Lorna & Eleanor.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for your comments Katie! They helped a lot in helping us to narrow down our list again!

Our shorter list:

Adria
Audra
Cordelia
Florence nn. Flora
Gwyneth
Lorna
Miriam

Thanks!
-Victoria, Nick and baby!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:59 PM

Arabella.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:40 AM

Mm. My favourites are:

Adria
Cordelia
Florence nn. Flora
Gwyneth
Miriam

I also think Gwyneth and Cordelia work nicely as middle names for all the rest.
i.e

Adria Gwyneth, Florence Cordelia, Miriam Gwyneth.

Lorna is cute, but I prefer Lenore, Lorelei or Lorraine.





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