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#1 Maddiepiez


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:10 PM

List your top 10 GP names and why you chose them! (:


1. Pashmina--- Hamtaro character!
2. Bijou--- Another Hamtaro character!
3. Nagisa--- Name of the main character from the anime 'Strawberry Panic!'
4. Athena--- Goddess name, I thiiiink?
5. Faline--- Bambi's girlfriend? :)
6. Priscilla--- So prissy lol
7. Ilia (eel-e-ah)--- It's so pretty. I just love the sound of it!
8. Chrysanthemum--- Too long for me but it sounds so elegant
9. Piper--- haha reminds me of that chick from 'Charmed'
10. Kalinka--- Russian folk...something? I love it anyways!


1. Toulouse--- From the movie 'Aristocats' (:
2. Dias--- Star Ocean Second Evolution character!
3. River--- So cute for a boy<3
4. Sterling--- So cute<3
5. Oliver--- Kitten from 'Oliver & Company' haha
6. Ronyx--- Star Ocean character!
7. Kovu--- from Lion King 2 :P
8. Ashton---- Hate Ashton Kutcher >.>
9. Harper--- Love<3
10. Finn --- So cute! >.<

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:03 PM



I don't know why I love these names, but I just do. I probably wouldn't use them for any of my children though. :)

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:38 PM

Alba << sort of after Albus Dumbledore
Bliss << so pretty but a bit precocious
Eidel << like eidelweiss the Austrian flower
Halo << angel :)
Hartlyn << went horseback riding as a kid at a farm called Hartland
Hero << kinda obvious
Reason << so cute
Shemariah << my cousin's name but she goes by Shemi
Theory << cute
Tyler << from a Supernatural episode

Aldo << reminds me of a dog name but I love it
Flynn << from Tangled, Tron, and Orlando Bloom's son
Fraser << just cute
Hopper << adorable
Otter << cute
Serefin << from a book I read
Wilder << used to babysit a boy named this
Wise << went to school with a kid named this but his siblings were Connor and Christina
Zajac << had a camp counselor named this
Zeben << also had a camp couinselor named this but his twin was Nathan

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:59 PM

I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with 10 for each or 10 in general, so I'll just list the ones I can think of right now.

1. Hester <--- it sounds a bit harsh to use on a baby girl, but I seriously like this name. It was the name of a character in a book I read and I've liked it ever since.
2. Augustus <--- I have a thing for Roman names and this is my favourite
3. Cameo <--- again, the name of a character from a book
4. Ever <---it's just so cute
5. Emerald <--- I'd love to name a daughter this, but I doubt I'd have the guts to do so
6. Sapphire <--- same as above

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:24 AM

1.) Betty - It's my Mawmaw's FN. (RIP)
2.) Ophelia - Idk, it just sounds pretty.
3.) Jane - It's cute paired with anything, ex. Emma Jane, Amelia Jane, etc.
4.) Ivy - A little girl that's in my little sisters grade is named Ivy and she is the cutest little girl. She made me like this name.
5.) Delilah - It's a biblical name and it's just plain cute!
6.) Ava - I have a little cousin named Ava and I never really liked it until she came along!
7.) Cynthia - My Grandmama's name.
8.) Ayla - Never really liked it, but it's grown on me.
9.) Seraphina - Ever since Ben and Jennifer guilty pleasure extreeeeeme!!!
10.) Scarlett - Scarlett Johanson (spell check) made me like this name.

Don't really have any GP for boy names.... (;

Well, I do like Amos, Idk why though.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:55 AM

These are names I like but I wouldn't name my children:
(in no particular order)

Avril - Avril Lavigne
Hermione - Hermione Granger
Amethyst- I think its a pretty name and colour but I don't know if I want it as a name
Lyric- I love songs and writing them so this would be cute
Story- I love reading so this would be great
Fantasy- My reading and drawing style. I love fantasy as subject and maybe as a pet name, but I don't know about a child.
Miara- Writing a fantasy book and this is the main character (it's in first person, so i have a real connection to the character)
Adia- After a song by Sarah Mclachlan that Avril lavigne covered. Also after a character in my book
Avalon- I just like it
Ember- It sounds nice to me
Pheonix- It's already taken by someone i know but I love it
Eragon- After the movie

Wilder- Character in my book. But I like it
Rune- I like it as a middle name.
Rocky- After a horse I used to ride

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

Mine are :

Ólan (this is an old Irish name)

The only one I'd probably ever have the guts to use is Seraphina, and thats a long shot!

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:52 PM

I don't know if I can come up with 10, but here's the ones I can come up with that I love but could never use!


I prolly have a zillion more, but I cannot think of them at this moment :L

~ Haddie

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:20 AM

Carys: Its soo sweet! But idk, seems a little 'celebritish' :/
Brielle: It just 'feels pretty' to me haha and different kinda beachy..
Poppy: Would never be able to, especially since 'Poppy' would call her grandfather 'Pop' :L
Ashton: I loove this name on a boy! But my name is wayy to close. Would be a tad cheesy!
Miley: I like it. But couldnt do this to my daughter..
Willow: Heaps pretty but got told its stripperish sounding!!
Harper: Its too harsh sounding...
Emerald: Just couldnt do it to her...

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:18 AM

Hmm... let me think...

Seraphina - I just love this name! I don't know why, but I do, and so much!
Primrose - Hunger Games inspired, and still dear in my heart.
Ranger - meant to go on a boy, I prefer it one a girl. I might have the guts to use this one day.
Honor - I couldn't give a kid the name, it seems like a lot to live up to.
Larkin - meant to go on a boy, I think, but I love this name so much!
Tiger-Lily - I honestly don't know why I love this name so much, but I do! It reminds me of Peter Pan :)
Pandora - the meaning makes it a little hard to agree with.
Sirius - technically a male name, thanks to Harry Potter, but I think of it as a version of the name Siri.
Niobe - mythology name, not a very good meaning, and would really work in the modern world.

Finnick - Hunger Games, again.
Mikhail - I don't know why, but I couldn't call a kid this.
Misha - in modern day terms, this is a girls name.
Sascha - see above.
Robin - see above. Reminds me of Robin Hood.
Caspar/Caspian - I might use this one, actually. Kinda fits with the whole "French" thing.
Ezra/Evra - kind of reminds me of Evra from Cirque du Freak.
Fransisco - no idea, but I love it!
Valentin - we watched the Spanish move in school, and I fell in love with the name.
Cyan - a bit girly, and a bit odd for an actual child.

I did originally have Lyra and Canaan on the list, but to be honest, I think you could use that, seen as what we now call Guilty Pleasure names seem to be used more often now.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:30 AM

Tobias (which my cousin just used on his son)
Jeremiah (Jeremiah Johnson, one of my dad's fave movie)
Lakota (after my twin brother who was still born)
Owain (Owen is friggin everywhere around here but that spelling is too different for most people's tastes & I see it being butchered)
Mordred ( Liked the name but The Book of Mordred was what really cemented it into my guilty pleasure list)
Maybe Galahad, haven't quite decided if I like ot or not.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:27 PM

I love these, but would never use them...


Aleah -- I've always liked the name Leah, and when I heard Aleah I thought it was nice, but I'd never use it, not sure why.

Brigitta -- From The Sound of Music! I love this name, but wouldn't want to use it. If I did though. I'd change the spelling to Birgitta, because I like how that sounds better.

Collins -- This name is from The Blind Side. When I heard it, I thought "Wow, that's interesting". I would never, ever use it though because it's not really my style.

Gwen -- For some reason I really like the sound of this name. I started liking it after watching a movie, an American Girl movie actually. It's great, but I wouldn't want to name my kid that.

Felicity -- Ah, I love this one, but it's too old fashioned. This is from American Girl too. (American Girl dolls) I love the nick-name they use in the Felicity books, "Lissie". It's adorable.


Atticus -- Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird. Who wouldn't like this name after reading that book? However, I would never use it, it's just, well, a guilty pleasure. :D

Bryce -- This name is in memory of someone I kind of knew. I started really liking this name after I found out he died, even though it was really sad. The reason it would make me think of him would be why I wouldn't use it.

Elliott -- Recently I started really liking this name, and I don't have a reason. I think a lot of us have been liking it lately! As much as I love it though, I couldn't see myself ever using it.

Jace -- When I first heard this name I didn't like it all that much. Then the baby who had this name nearly died and ever since then this name has been so precious to me. However, he did end up dying later on and it was really sad. I wouldn't use this name because of that, but I still love it and I do love the sweet baby Jace who is now in Heaven.

Keegan -- I know a kid named Keegan, and if it wasn't because of that, I don't think I'd care for this name at all, but when you see a person a lot, you often start liking their name, and that's what happend to me. However, this name is a little too trendy for me...so I don't think I'd use it, by hey! Who knows, I might someday.

Those are my guilty pleasures as of now. :P That was fun!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

Vladimir- i Love this name LOVE IT i WILL use this one
Ethix- Ethan is just too common so this is my own creation
Demitri- i love Russian names

Renesmee- i love twilight and it is a beautiful name
Alix- different spin on the name
Leila- its pretty
Shayla/Shaila-is pretty

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:19 PM

Gideon- While I might use it as a middle name I was just warned by my bf that he'd kill me if it showed up anywhere near a birth certificate.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:47 AM


Leander - Love the sound
Ezra - positive association
River - Love it but doubt I'd use it.
Lennon - Cute name but the nickname Lenny would drive me nuts
London - I like this better than Landon
Tiernan - Like it but not enough to use it
Vaughn - Would work as a middle name
Finn - Getting super dooper popular
Wynn - Heard it the other day and it's on my mind.
Howard - Classic and I love the nickname Howie but I don't think I'd use it.
Orion - Love but wouldn't use.
Cedric - Cedric Diggory!


Aria - Cute and I love the music connection.
Lyric - A clever name but not for me.
Aurora - Perhaps as a middle name.
Soirse- Like it but no one here would know how to pronounce it properly and I don't love it.
Carys - Same as above
Seren- Pretty
Arwen - Like the name but not the LOTR association.
Poppy- Like it but I do not love it

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:42 AM


Lyric - I love music & it just looks cool.
Poet - I just love it cause it's unique.
Pixie - I have no idea why I like this name but, it's super cute.
Hermione - The Harry Potter movies & books.
Scout - Demi Moore's daughter is named this & I think it's cool.
Zoe - It's a great name & super cute.
Rowan - It's unique.
Indigo - I just think it's a cool name & I saw it on a crayon one time & thought that unique.
Gwendolyn - It's a beautiful name but, I don't think I'd ever use it.
Auden - I read the book Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen & fell in love with this name.
Swayze - It's a cool, hippy kinda name.


Xavier - I read the book Halo by Alexandra Adornetto & this name grew on me.
Jett - Just sounds cool but, tough.
Hollis - Again the book Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen.
Axel - I was watching the show The Middle & realized I like this name.
Kingston - Gwen Stefani's son's name.
Flynn - Orlando Bloom's son's name.
Gage - It just sounds different and cool but, I'd never use it.
Dash - I like it because the movie The Incredibles.
Justin - Two words... Bieber Fever.
Leland - Dog the Bounty Hunter's son's name.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:02 AM

Cosette -- Beautiful, but I don't like it enough to name a child that.
Louise -- Also beautiful, but just a hint too old fashioned for even me.
Keilyn -- A pretty cool name, but not my style.
Nicola -- I like it, but I couldn't use it because I have an association from naming a character this.
Kerrielle -- It kind of sounds like Kerry Ellis (I am a Wicked fan) and looks gorgeous... But just not right.
Kaliena -- Looks pretty, but otherwise I don't really like it.
Glenna -- This was my attempt to find a name that sounded like "Glinda", but different because I didn't want the obvious association. I actually like Glinda better than this one... :)
Annora -- Cute, but I couldn't use it.
Kennedy -- I went to grade school with someone named this... I like the name, but she ruined it for me.
Zathura -- Taken from a movie title. I think it sounds cool... But I don't have the guts to use it.

Liam -- I like it, but just not enough.
Keavin -- My substitue for Kevin... but, again, I like Kevin better.
Arlen -- Cute, but I can't see it on an adult.
Caliburn -- Very cool name for a guy, but I don't have the courage to use it.
Cohen -- I love this name, but I can't see it on a real person.
Amias -- The meaning ("friend") made me like this name, but I don't like it for a reason besides it.
Wilbur -- I want to like this name, but I really don't.
Kevin -- I do like this name, but this was the name of my second crush.
Zephas -- Another name that I want to like but I just can't.
Seven -- The coolest number name in my opinion, but I couldn't even use it on a pet.

I love them... but I wouldn't use them for my children.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:13 AM

Do you have a list of names that you like but a.) no one else does, b.) you would never actually use for a child, or c.) you would be embarrassed if anyone found out? Post them here!

For example, most people I know immediately shoot down the name Beatrice, but I sort of like it. I have a particular fondness for the name Carmen but would probably never use it. And I kind of like Chelsey (with this spelling), but I'm afraid people would roll their eyes at this name!

So, do you have any Guilty Pleasure Names? :)

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:35 PM

For me, it is more like b. I like a lot of names but would never use them, like:

Calliope (although I get used to the thought of actually calling my daughter that!)


I guess those names are mythological names which definitely are my guilty pleasure!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

Oh yeah, I have a bunch of guilty pleasures!! Of the top of my head, I can't think of many, but I know I have a long list of them hanging about somewhere...

Saoirse [sare-sha // seer-sha, it's Irish]
Roisin [row-sheen, also Irish]
Aoife [ee-fa, yet another Irish lol!]
Willow // Willa
Niamh [neeve, rhymes with steve. Another Irish :P]

Sinbad [I think this is my worst, but I so adore it :wub: and has nothing to do with the sinbad cartoon... :') ]
Breckan // Breccan

Wow, I impressed myself with how many I can remember!! :D But yes, I do have many guilty pleasures! :D Most of my names are ones I just can't picture using on a child <3 Cause no one else liking a name doesn't influence if I'd use it or not... <3 But yeah :)

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