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  • valerie
    Participant

    what do you think of these girl names?

    - Olivia (really popular)
    - Nora (french)
    - Delphine (french)
    - Clary
    - Beatrice
    - Analeigh
    - Demelza
    - Simone

    when i say french, it’s because you have to say it with a french accent (which is me and my fiance’s first language)

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I LOVE Nora, and I like Clary, Olivia, and Simone. Delphine is kind of cute, too (I know someone by this name).
    I love Annaleigh but you really need two “n”s in it or the first four letters are a problem …


    stonelenn
    Participant

    Out of those I like analeigh


    embra
    Participant

    I like Nora and Delphine the best. Wouldn’t people would pronounce Delphine more or less the same with a French or English accent? Is it prounounced del-FEEN? I think if you are in an English speaking country, people will automatically pronounce Nora as NOR-ah though, so if that bugs you, you may want to skip it. Olivia, Beatrice and Simone are cute too.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I really like Annaleigh, but I agree that the second N is a necessity. It could still have the Ah-nuh pronunciation, but it seems WAY less likely to be teased…
    I rather like Delphine and Simone as well. What’s the difference for the french pronunciation of Nora and Delphine, though? I’m not fluent by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve studied French and can’t think of how they could be significantly different than how we say tem in English.

    TwilitAmity
    TwilitAmity
    Participant

    Olivia – it’s ok. There is likely to be more than one Olivia wherever she goes.
    Nora – makes me think of a dinner lady.
    Delphine – beautiful. Classy, elegant, very French.
    Clary – seems a bit weird to me. Like it’s not a whole name.
    Beatrice – very classy.
    Analeigh – will be forever known as Anally no matter how many Ns are in her name.
    Demelza – unusual, but it works. It does sound a little bit like a drag queen…
    Simone – I love it. It’s classy but not obnoxious and sounds lovely.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Olivia and Nora are the only ones I like from the list. :)

    Esmeralda
    Esmeralda
    Participant

    Olivia – a strong, beautiful classic. You’re right, though, it is popular. Perhaps you could consider it as a middle name?

    Nora – I like this. It’s cute but ages well. I think I prefer it as a nickname for Leonora slightly more, but it works fine on its own.

    Delphine – love! It is strong, feminine but not overly frilly, and works well in French. A great, unusual choice.

    Clary – this is odd to me. Claire or Clara would be much more classic choices.

    Beatrice – I go back and forth on whether I like this one. It is a lovely choice that would be equally gorgeous on a young girl or an adult, but sometimes it feels a bit ‘stuffy’ to me (and I love older names!).

    Analeigh – I can appreciate the appeal in some respects but, as TwilitAmity pointed out, the similarity to ‘anally’ is just too much.

    Demelza – I like this a lot as it is strong and unusual. Unfortunately, however, I am always reminded of the ugly sisters or wicked witches when I see it. :-(

    Simone – this is okay, I don’t have a strong opinion either way. It does remind me of Timon from Lion King, though, which makes it have a slightly masculine feel to me. Still, a strong and unusual choice.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    - Olivia: really popular, but popular for a reason :)
    - Nora (french): Always sounded kind of harsh and abrupt to me
    - Delphine (french): okay..reminds me of “dolphin” when I look at it though lol
    - Clary: definitely strange. I’d like Claire
    - Beatrice: Bea is adorable and Beatrice ages well
    - Analeigh: I agree it needs two ns, otherwise I love the sound of it
    - Demelza: Not a fan.
    - Simone: Love this one, especially in the mn spot. Unfortunately it’s a common last name in my area

    My favorites are Olivia,Simone & Analeigh spelled Annaleigh


    edwardgledson
    Participant

    I will give
    10/10 for Nora
    9/10 for Simone
    8/10 for Clary

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    lovenames
    Participant

    I know someone called Delphine and have always loved that name. Definitely my favourite of your list.

    I’d skip Olivia and Nora… they’re quite boring compared to your other suggestions. Olive or Olivine might be good alternatives to Olivia

    Beatrice is nice too; I prefer “Beatrix”, but both are lovely

    Analeigh – bad connotations

    Demelza – is one of those names I can never decide whether I really like it or just find it odd. It’s beautifully unusual but clumsy to say. Demelza is a Cornish name – here are a few others, in case you are interested:
    Kerenza
    Meraud
    Emblyn
    Isolde
    Tamsyn
    Ysella

    Simone reminds me of Simone de Beauvoir, who is a great role model for a daughter. However, a girl I went to school with called Simone hated her name because people often mispronounced it as “CY-moan” instead of “sih-MOAN”

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