I think it’s alright. I’ve met so many of them of my age that I sort of lump it with the Jennifers and Britneys and Kyles, though. Like, I have a hard time imagining it on a little kid because it seems so generation-trendy in my mind. I think it could work pretty well in the right combo, though, especially as a middle name.
I like Spencer Aaron or Samuel Aaron.
Vaida – I’m not a fan, it sounds really exotic to me. Not too difficult, but too unusual for me.
Estelle – Pretty, a little uncommon but simple enough. I like Stella, too, or what about Esmeralda?
Imogen – Not my style, it sounds like a disease to me…
Lainey – Way cute!! I’ve been trying to find a longer name to use Lainey as a nickname for, but I think it would be really nice just on it’s own, too.
Kaia – Pretty, simple, a little unusual but common enough these days. I like it!
Wilder – Eh, it’s a little too cowboy-y to me. Could be nice, but it could also come off as kind of cheesy…
Griffin – Honestly I’ve never met someone named Griffin who was likable, so I’m kind of biased against it. Plus, it’s a mythical creature. TO me it’s like naming your kid Unicorn and I find it odd. Not my style, sorry.
Holden – I like it! Stong, literary, a bit unique these days. COuld be a great choice!
Cyrus – I only think of Miley Cyrus these days and I can’t say I would want my child to be associated with her right now…
Ezra – I’ve always found Ezra to be incredibly feminine-sounding. It doesn’t appeal to me at all, though I can see why people like it. Different, yet simple and classical.
Motoni (Japanese, my aunt who married into the family)
I have a ton more great-aunts and -uncles, too, but most of them I never met and I’m blanking on names right now….
I like Rosemary, but Rosemarie just seems too much like Rose and Marie smushed together. I’d prefer them separated, even as a double first name.
I like the name Kate a lot more than Daisy, but I kind of like the sound of Daisy better with the combo. It flows well, and the names are all different enough to make it work. I think either’d be just fine, but I do like the idea of Daisy.
In America at least, we pronounce Erin as AIR-in, so we might assume that the Ae- in Aeryn is way different and say it like AY-rin, because it’s too weird to be just Erin.
The Aeryn spelling just seems made-up and like it’s trying to be different. I have met people who spell it as just Aryn, though, which I think could be a good alternative if you really want the A. The Ae just looks so made-up and childish to me…
I like the Leora spelling better, somehow it looks more complete that way to me. Liora looks more like those misspelled names that are tring to be different. Even if that is the original spelling, it looks wrong to me… To me it seems like a shorter version of something like Eleanor or Leonora, so spelling it with the i seems less elegant…I dunno. I don’t know what spelling is the original or more common. But I personally would go with Leora.
I think it’s a really pretty name, though.
Love Juliet and Penelope!! Helena, Emilia, and Susanna are lovely too.
I like Charlotte a lot!! Aurora is really pretty, but it can be hard to say out loud. Crystal is nice, but it’s less classic-sounding than your other names. And I still think Lindsay, Nora, and Isabel are all nice. I like that Charlotte sounds more like your real name, and I think Lindsay is still a solid choice.
But I would say go with what YOU like the best, not what some strangers on the internet do! Pick a name that you think you could be happy to be called! Maybe ask some friends or family to call you each of the names for a little while and see how they sound. And go with your own instinct. It’s your name, and you’re going to have to like it, not us.
Love Kiana for girls! Nayeli’s nice too. For boys I love Julian! Luis, Joel, or Jonathan would be nice too.
How is Xochitl pronounced?
Addison – 1 (Never met a female one!)
Avery – 0
Peyton – 1
Nolan – 0
Calvin – 1 (Why did I mark this as zero last time?? I’ve known Calvin for years…)
May – 1
Harriet – 0
Zara – 1
Olive – 0
Estelle – 0
My preferences (favorites bolded):
Aryanna, though the spelling Arianna would be so much better, and makes more sense with NN Ari..
Man, I would have called her out on stealing the name. That’s so rude!
Nicolette – I think the name is pretty, but I’ve always thought it sounded too much like Nicorette, those quit smoking products! What about Nicola, or just Nichole?
Evangeline – Ugh. I will never like this name. I think it sounds tacky and overly religious, but with the added side effect of sounding like “evil angel.” A lot of people on this site love it, though.
Anabelle – Pretty, simple. I prefer the spelling Annabel, though, especially since Isabelle/a’s so trendy right now, and the -belle ending is becoming so common. There are also so many Belles and Bellas these days!
Rosabelle – What about Rosette or Rosalie instead?
Charlotte – I love Charlotte! I’m honestly not crazy abut the nickname Charlie, but Charlotte is so pretty, na dht enickname Lottie would be cute.
Ellamae – Sounds like 2 names mushed together.
Leighanne – Maybe spelt Leeanne or Liane? Or Liana? Lina?
Brielle – cute, but I agree, I don;t think it would age too well. It’s very in-style with trendy names these days. Also, it kind of reminds me of umbrella. What about Brianna, Brianne, Brenna, Gabrielle/a?
Arabella – Ari’s cute! Arabella is pretty, not my style personally, but I think it could be nice. What about Arielle, Ariella, Adrielle?
Emmeline – Love it! Maybe consider Amelia/Emilia?
Anastasia – Love it, though I’d be hesitant with 50 Shades, too, just because they’re still so popular, and the movie will be coming out soon. Darn those bad books ruining good names!
Sophia – Could be a nice middle name! I love Sophia, it’s one of the few really popular names these days that I would actually consider, despite the popularity.
Allaynah – The spelling is definitely too much. Alayna or Alaina would be much better. What about Alanna?
Penelope – Love it! So pretty!
Aurora could be worth considering, too. Princessy and actually usable! Vivian comes to mind, too.
Love Trey! I’d worry that it sounds too much like Cade, though, both one syllable with that “ay” vowel sound. I think Drake Conrad sounds pretty good, though either Drake combo could be nice. Drake might be too like Cade, too, though. Say them out loud. I think it would be confusing when you actually have to talk to your kids…
Not a fan of Reeve, and Cash is WAY too similar to Cade, not to mention it’s got a horrible bad cowboy film vibe to it and that it’s a common word for money. Not a name I would ever use.
I still like Lindsay best! Nora and Isabel are both nice, too.
Maybe Clara, Sandra, Gabrielle, Abigail, or Hannah?
Most people will pronounce Lindsay right. They might misspell it as Lindsey, but both are pretty common spellings. In the US, it was pretty popular around when you were born, and for a few years before that, but it is less common for new babies these days. In Australia, it peaked in popularity earlier than in the US, but was still pretty common for girls your age. And the Lindsay spelling is more common there. I definitely think people will have heard the name, it won’t be too uncommon or outdated. I still think Lindsay would be a pretty good option for you, if you like it.
I looked for names with a similar meaning and didn’t really find anything. But these ones have water-related meanings. They might not be what you’re looking for, but they might give you some ideas:
Adrianne – Of the Adriatic sea
Marina – Of the sea
Merilyn/Marilyn – Bright as the sea
Morgan – Bright sea
Or these are some water-related names:
If you like Lindsay, I’d say go for it! It’s pretty and simple, and since it will be what you’re called, it has to be something you love!
What characters is your name written with in Chinese? Maybe you could find an English name with a meaning similar to Xiaoxiao.
It’s definitely still a title people in the US are familiar with. And yeah, I though of the idea of being barren, too. Even if not a barren woman, there’s the idea of a barren wasteland. Barren means like, dead, dry, deserted. So I personally wouldn’t use it, way too many connotations attached to it. It doesn’t sound like a name to me. Sorry.
What about names like:
Glad to hear your husband’s doing well! Hope he’s still doing alright!
Elijah – Never been a fan, but I see the appeal. It’s nice and classic, and I do kind of like the nickname Eli.
Daniel – Love it, it’s just such a great, simple name. CLassic, handsome, works great on all ages.
Joshua – I like it, though it seems like its gone down in popularity in the last 20 years? I know a TON my age, but haven’t heard of many younger…
Christian – Ugh, I like the name, but I just think it’s mean to name your child after a religion….
Eliana – Pretty, simple, modern. Could be quite nice.
Evangeline – I know I always say this, but I’ve never liked it. I just think it sounds tacky, like you’re trying too hard to give your daughter some overwhelmingly girly and angelic name. And like Christian, wayyyyy too religion-y. I know a lot of people on here like it a lot, so I always feel bad being honest about it, but I really can’t stand it…
Christine – I really like Christine! I grew up with a lot of Christinas, but Christine is so much prettier in my mind, and I think it ages really well too.
Julia – Love it! Simple, pretty, classic, sounds good with a lot of middle names and sibling names.
I have never met a person names Reid who wasn’t a truly awful and immature person, so I am personally very biased against the name. But I’m also not really a fan of it sounding like an actual, common word (read). I do think the style kind of works with Arthur and Damian, though, as those two names are rather different from one another too – Arthur’s more classic, while Damian fits today’s trends – and yet actually sound really good together. I feel like a name like Reid is sort of inbetween that modern and classic feel, so as a set all together, they do sound pretty good.