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  • Sweekune
    Participant

    OH and I are TTC and have spent some time compiling a list for each gender. We plan to narrow each list down to 2-3 names for each gender and wondered what people thought of the names on our shortlist.

    For girls:
    Penny (possibly Persephone or Penelope)
    Naomi
    Lilith
    Cassandra
    Imogen
    India
    Freya/Frejya/Freja
    Bethany

    For boys:
    Zachary
    Michael
    Malachi
    Alexander
    Maxwell
    Loki
    Leonidas

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I love Naomi and Cassandra from your girls’ list, and I like Bethany.
    From your boys’ list, I love Zachary, Malachi, Alexander and Maxwell. Maxwell would probably be my top pick.


    embra
    Participant

    I like Naomi best from your girl list. It is classic but not seen that often. Imogen and Persephone would be runners up for me – both very fresh and interesting. I like Penelope too, but it is a bit more popular these days than some of the other names, and it seems like you are more a fan of unusual girl names. Cassandra is beautiful if you don’t mind the inevitable shortening to Cassie or mythical connection. For boys, I like Zachary, Alexander, and Maxwell best. I’d skip Loki. It seems like that would just set him up to be getting into trouble at every turn ;-)

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Penny – Love it as a nickname for Penelope. On it’s own I think it’s too childish. It’s nice to have a longer name to use professionally. Persephone is cool, but I’ve always thought it was a bit too weird to really use.
    Naomi – One time in high school, a group of boys realized that Naomi is “I moan” backwards. We didn’t even have anyone at our school with that name, but it went around the school like a joke for months. I think it’s a pretty name but I will never not think of how easy it would be to tease.
    Lilith – Very pretty!!
    Cassandra – Also very pretty!!
    Imogen – I have never liked this name, every time I see or hear it I think it sounds like a disease…..
    India – I see the appeal, but I think place names are kinda tacky.
    Freya – Love!! Freyja is the traditional spelling, and Freya is pretty common these days. I love the name, and either of those spellings would be lovely, though I think Freja would be too confusing and Frejya looks like a typo of Freyja (maybe it is?)
    Bethany – Honestly, it’s pretty, but after the rest of your list it’s a bit boring. That’s not a bad thing, but you have such a strong style that it sticks out.

    Zachary – LOVE!
    Michael – common and classic. You can’t go wrong with it, but like Bethany, it’s a little plain compared to the rest of your list..
    Malachi – I think it’s really cool and unique, though I’ve always felt like it was the type of name for a villain in a book…
    Alexander – strong and classic.
    Maxwell – I really like it, I love the nickname Max. Again, maybe a little plain compared to your other names.
    Loki – I love Norse mythology. But I do not think Loki is a good namesake. He is a mischievous villain and is generally regarded as a pretty rotten guy. Well-loved because he’s fun and he gives plot to the myths. But an evil little god. Plus with Marvel’s popularity these days, the name is even more of a villain character. In about 10 years that trend is going to be looked back on negatively…. What about some Norse Mythology names that are less negative? Like Frey/Freyr or Thor (or a derived name like Thorsen, Thorben, Thorsten)? Or look at some Greek myth names, too.
    Leonidas – Fancy and classy, though maybe a bit too regal-sounding. Though with Leo as a nickname it could work really well.

    peachy93
    peachy93
    Participant

    You know, I really like the name Penny :) Persephone and Penelope are both good names for it but I think I like Persephone a little more. If you don’t mind the whole ‘queen of the underworld’ thing.

    Others from your girls list I like are Naomi and Cassandra.

    For boys, I think my favorites are Alexander and Maxwell. Alex has always been a name I liked, and Max is pretty cool.

    Zachary’s a great name but I know like a billion Zachs, and same goes for Michael. Malachi reminds me of Children of the Corn, Loki ties in a little too heavy with Norse mythology/The Avengers. As much as I love Marvel, I wouldn’t recommend naming your child a name that’s tied very closely to a villain. Especially a very recent one that is basically considered fan-girl fodder. Leonidas is an awesome name, though I feel like you’d have to be a little brave to use it as a first name :)


    kimiha
    Participant

    For girls:
    Penny (possibly Persephone or Penelope) dislike
    Naomi like
    Lilith too evil sounding. id go with lily, lillian, liliana, lila/lilah
    Cassandra pretty
    Imogen cute
    India not a fan of place names. too strong of an association
    Freya/Frejya/Freja freya spelling. this is a cool name
    Bethany very cute

    For boys:
    Zachary cute
    Michael borinh
    Malachi cool
    Alexander not a fan
    Maxwell cute
    Loki no
    Leonidas no


    embra
    Participant

    I was thinking that Lorelei and Rhiannon would go well on this list as well since you seem to like a lot of mythology-based names.

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    What a great list! I don’t think you can really go wrong with anything from it.

    Personally, I’m not a big Lilith person. That’s probably because I can’t shake the mythological demonic associations with it. Although, Lily, Elizabeth, and Lillian are great alternatives.

    Loki probably screams comic-book/Avengers fan to most people these days (which may or may not be a bad thing depending on who you are). I think it’s a great name for a pet. I’d love to have two cats named Loki and Thor. I think it’d be kind of cool.

    You might also like Indira, Linnea, Ezra, and Malcolm.

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    jenna_marie_rose
    Participant

    Love
    Penny (possibly Persephone or Penelope)
    Lilith
    Freya
    Malachi
    Leonidas

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