Names we've heard lately
MagsterKeymaster5 months, 1 week ago
Heard anything new or interesting lately?
ashthedreamerParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
@TwoSapphires – LOVE Lev! I had been thinking about adding it, but I don’t think I quite love it enough. So cool, though! I love the Russian and Hebrew ties.
I had forgotten that I heard Elena and Alice the other day at work.
Also, I found out the names of my boss’s kids. He has three boys named Luka, Marco, and some variant of Joseph (it almost sounded like Youssef when he said it out loud–he is Croatian, so I figure whatever the spelling and pronunciation for the Croatian form of Joseph is what the third son is), and he had a daughter named Isabella earlier this year. Luka, Marco, Josef, and Isabella. I have to say, I was pretty pleasantly surprised.
Those are very nice names, Ash!
Also, I came across the name Saryniti. I’m OK with Serenity, but that spelling just made me cringe.
By the way, I should add, Lev’s mom is from Ukraine. (She came to the US for grad school and met her husband–an American–here.)
MermaidParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
I always liked the sound of the name Lydia, until I heard of some parents call their daughter Chlamydia and now I can’t help think they sound similar.
Names I’ve heard recently that I like are Lennox and Eli for a boy. Aurelia or Sura for a girl.
lilybellParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
Reading the Snack Calendar at the kids house I babysit for. 1st grade class
Stella (girl I watch)
I thought there was a crazy mix of common and super uncommon.
IngaParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
I love Lev! I believe it is a form of the name Leo (which I also love). I used to work with a Lev that was from Russia.
That is quite the mix, Lilybell. It’s funny to have a class with both a James and a Whisper.
Yeah, that is definitely an interesting name!
My boys’ preschool class has a lot of classic names (two Wills and my Alex, of course, Danny, Jack, Caleb, Stella, Ella, Eliza, Ruby, Isabelle, etc.) and trendy (Madison and Kasyn, though I’d put those 2 in different categories within trendy!).
yellowwattsParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
At my daughter’s gymnastics class, one of the little girls has a brother named Eagan. Not sure how it’s spelled but they call him EE-gan.
PhlutegirlParticipant4 months, 2 weeks ago
Here’s Egan! Egan is a less popular Anglicization (a.k.a. English form) of Aodhgan. Aodhgan is probably most familiar to us under the guise of its most popular English form, Aidan! (and it’s 513 spelling variations, of course).
I like to think of Egan as Aidan, but in disguise…like a ninja or something.
yellowwattsParticipant4 months, 2 weeks ago
Ahh ok. I personally don’t think it’s a very pleasant sounding name… :/
ashthedreamerParticipant4 months, 2 weeks ago
I actually sort of like Egan, but probably more for its relations in my mind to anything else. I know of a Christian recording artist who has two daughters, Isabella and Arianne (which is where I first heard both and sort of heavily inspired my top two, Isabelle and Arianne), and they named their son Egan Thomas. I find it interesting, but don’t love it anywhere near as much as Isabelle/Isabella and Arianne, which are the epitome of gorgeous, imo.
Some names I’ve heard lately:
Sophie Elizabeth (fairly standard, imo, but still pretty!)
Giselle (either the same Giselle keeps coming into work, or it’s a lot more popular in my area than I had thought originally!)
Emilia (at least, it sounded more like Emilia than Amelia to me–but both are pretty! I think Marie and Emilia were sisters, and fully grown. Their children–I only caught two of the three–were the more dated Sheila and Jeremy. I found the dichotomy quite striking and a bit funny, tbh!)
jmmellinParticipant4 months, 2 weeks ago
Some names from my daughter’s preschool class:
lilybellParticipant4 months, 2 weeks ago
my fiance is a school bus driver there are twin boys that are in kindergarten on his bus Jackson and William. Full names very nice however when they’re shortened I hear “Jack and Will went up the hill to fetch a pail of water”
Today I found out the lead singer of one of my favorite bands has had baby girl number three! They named her June Marie. I find their style to be slightly interesting–Eisley Mae, then Nora Kanene, and then June Marie. Nora and June are fine together, but Eisley? They seem so odd together, haha!
At work lately I’ve heard:
TwoSapphiresParticipant4 months, 1 week ago
Eisley does seem odd with the other two!
I love that you met a Leo. I really like Giselle and Nadia, too.
A part of a church from Brooklyn attended church services with my church today as they were coming to see a play in the area, and wanted to attend local services as well. I came across a lot of names!
Noel (little boy. So. stinkin. adorable.)
I also remembered two names I heard at work earlier this week–Gemma and Alice! They feel so British to me; I especially love Gemma!
mamabearParticipant4 months, 1 week ago
my new neighbor’s children, eeliesjah and olyvia. no joke. yep, elijah butchered up.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by mamabear.
Lately I’ve heard:
There have been others, but those are the ones I remember off-hand.
ashthedreamerParticipant3 months, 3 weeks ago
Today the most adorable little girl came to our inner-city ministry at my church whose name was Antonella! By far my favorite Anthony form now. I also heard throughout the day:
Ricky (I think they were brothers, Malachi and Ricky)
Lexanny (pronounced lex-AH-nee. She’s so cute, with her caramel-coloring and beautiful curly hair. She went by Lexy. I adore her. I thought it was spelled Lexani, and though I’m sure it’s made-up, I think it’s quite adorable, nonetheless)
SarahJaneParticipant3 months, 3 weeks ago
One of the joys of living between Redneck Country and Ghetto Ville is all the “fabulous” names you come upon:
(b)K’Milyon(Kind of like Camille and Leon combined.)
(g)Mercedes & (g) Lexus(Twins in my son Bentley’s class.)
(b)Bear(Nope not a NN.)
(b)Buck Hunter(He has a brother named Fisher.)
(b)Buddy Boy(He has a sister named Sissy.)
(g)D’Coda(As in Dakota.)