TheWishingStarParticipant2 weeks, 5 days ago
Tuh-MAIR-uh, or Tuh-MAH-ruh. I like te latter better, but I’ve heard the first one WAY more.
Some more girls from work:
Jacqueline and Valares
Briggitta “B” (or maybe “Bee”?)
Madison (all the Madisons are starting to be teenagers. It feels so wrong. I think of Madison as a trendy newborn name still)
I love it, but I also grew up with Pokemon, so that’s a big part of my positive association with it. Ithink it’s cute and spunky!
I think Ismini sounds really cute! Do you think it would have pronuniation, problems, though? As an American, I see it and think iz-mih-nee – like Is Minnie. I wonder if that might be problematic?
Johanne is beautiful, too! And so much better than the english pronunciation. I agree that Ismini Johanne would be lovely!
As for boys, I LOVE Louis!!! And Dimitri!!! Not a fan of Casimir – I think of the nickname Cass as rather girly (short for Cassidy or Cassandra or something), so I don’t really like it much for a boy. Basil’s cute, too, though.
TheWishingStarParticipant4 weeks ago
Coworker just had twins named Arieana and Jacob! Really cute together, though I’m not crazy about the spelling of Arieana.
I would say Tobias fits best. Benjamin, too, but I would be inclined to want to have him be just Ben, which I think is a little boring…
No kids to ask, but if it counts, when my little sister was born, I was almost 5, and I was absolutely convinced that her name should be Gloria and no other name would be anywhere near as good as that, and I was so mad at my parents when they didn’t use it. No one even knows where I learned that name as a 4 year old….
I think it’s pretty! I honestly prefer Delilah or Delia, but Dahlia is nice too.
TheWishingStarParticipant1 month, 1 week ago
I don’t really like Sariah. I feel like it would constantly be mispronounced or mistaken for Sarah. I had a roommate named Saraya, which has a similar pronunciation, and she had such a hard time with people getting her name wrong… Something about it just doesn’t really work for me.
I really love Aurora, though, and especially with the nickname Rory!! So cute! (If you like Rory a lot, you could also go with Lorelai nn Rory, like in Gilmore Girls. Just something different to maybe consider.) Aurora is really beautiful, too, and I feel like it’s a name we name-lovers discuss a lot, but it’s not actually used nearly as often as we might think.
You’ve got a lot of good auggestion for middle names, too. I really like Aurora Noelle, Aurora Vivian, and Aurora Jade! (I adore Jade, too…)
TheWishingStarParticipant1 month, 1 week ago
Waaaayyyy too rhymey to me.
Benedikt – the k make it look like a trendy spelling, even if it’s not. Benedict’s one of those weirdly trendy and fangirly names right now, too (Benedict Cumberbatch), so I think it might come off as trying to use that name but make it unique.
Bjorn – I think of it as more Scandanavian/Norse than German. Also makes me think of Beorn from The Hobbit.
Dominik – I think this would be my top choice from your list.
Josef – very German spelling, but I feel like the name doesn’t really stand out.
Kaspar – the friendly ghost? It could be okay, but it’s another where I feel like an English-speaking audience may not appreciate that the spelling isn’t just a “trendy” version of a more common name…
Matthias – I like the name a lot. Does not sound German to me at all.
Pascal – all I can think of is the chameleon from Tangled. And it seems more French than German.
Samuel – does not sound German, though I love the name.
Thomas – does not sound German
Tobias – does sound German, and yet not quite. Not as much as some of your others. I think it could work, though.
Trio of sisters at work the other day named Makenzi (newborn), Isabel, and Olivia. So many popular names in one family, but other than the spelling of Makenzi, I actually like them all together!
There were also sisters Maura and Deirdre, and a girl named Rylee with brother Jake.
Wouldn’t bother me. They’re both common enough names that they don’t scream “Dracula.”
I don’t really like it at all, sorry. It seems too similar to “wail on” or “whale on” to me, so I think it sounds a little ridiculous… And I kind of can imagine it in some cheesy Old Western movie. I agree with yelliwwatts that I like something like Weston (or Wyatt? Watson?) a LOT more – I’ve honestly never seen Weston as a surname, though I have seen both Waylon and Whalen as surnames…
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.
Honestly I haven’t figured anything out yet. I just keep referring to it as “car.” I kinda wish it was green, because I love the idea of calling it Yoda, but it seems silly if it’s not green… I dunno, naming things is hard. I don’t know how you all do it with actual children.
I really like Katriel! Cute and unique (plus I love the nickname Kat).
Emily and Melodie are nice too. Jodie I find really outdated, and Gudrun and Frayne seem really obscure to english-speakers. Frey I think of as a boy’s name (because of the Norse god), and honestly I love it for a boy but not a girl – the female version is Freya or Freyja (also a Norse goddess), which I also think is really pretty.
Hm, I don’t know how many people would know it’s an angel name and not just a creative made-up name that lioks like a typo of Samuel. Honestly, I like Samuel or Caleb a lot more. And if you really want an angel name, I really adore Gabriel – not really that common, but everyone knows it.
Honestly, I like Kristina a lot more than Christina. Though I like Christine a lot more than either of those two.
I don’t think I’d worry about the middle names not all matching being a problem for your oldest – it might bug her a little, but I don’t think she’ll hate it. Especially if, if she ever asks you about it, you just explain that the name choices had nothing to do with the letters they start with. But I do think I personally wouldn’t be able to do it. It would drive me mad that they didn’t all match, but most of them did. But if you like the name, don’t change the spelling just for that. Either go with the spelling you love, or pick a different non-C name…
(Ugh, my phone deleted my post…)
I kind of like Rumi, honestly (It’s enough like the French Remy, which I love!), but I kind of worry it might be too much like the word roomy? I like the combo Luiz Rumi, but I do like Rumi more that Luiz.
I also really adore Joachim!! It’s one of those names that would totally be on my list if I wouldn’t be judged so much for it (I’m white and live in an area with a large Hispanic population, and I feel like using a name like Joaquim/Joachin would come off as really tacky…)