I love Susannah! I know a few of the names on that list have been used but I still think of them as a “WHY would you want to revive *that* one?” And actually, I’m not surprised by Alfred (though it sounds quite stuffy and pretentious to me), but I really haven’t seen Alma, Maude, Virgil or Otis mentioned at all that I can recall with all my time spent on baby name message boards or elsewhere. Hmm.
Kimiha, I’m with you on Olive. Just kind of a homely-sounding name to me. Sorry, Ash!
Oh and I totally forgot I don’t like Agatha. That actually is probably the least attractive-sounding name I can think of. I looked at the list of top 200 names from 1900-1909 for inspiration when creating my own list.
Did any of you guys watch The Andy Griffith Show when you were kids? That is probably what ruined the name Otis for me. That and to me it just has an unappealing sound.
Definitely a very generous gift and more than we and our friends/family usually spend on each other! I’m also vaguely wondering if I won a giveaway that I’ve forgotten about (i.e. I never saw the winner notification), since I follow money-saving blogs and enter giveaways a few times a month or so.
I’ve never really been one for celebrity crushes. I’m not sure who I would pick.
I saw that. So cool! And LOL Sara, I was saying the same thing about that guy!
I hadn’t heard about the Ken dolls; funny!
None here. I don’t think it snowed here at all last winter.
Mmm, *maybe* a tummy tuck b/c it’s an area I’ve had trouble with despite losing weight and working out. I’d like to get rid of the “twin skin.” Ideally though I would rather try something less invasive.
Oh and there aren’t as many boys’ names I’d put in this category, but a few:
Some I would put in this category:
Gertrude (I think Gertie is cute, but the “trude/rude” part at the end seems to kind of ruin this name for me)
Mildred (again, Millie is cute if short for another name, but the “dred” … no)
I love Isla Jean and Theodore Jude!
Jace–I also like it better as a nickname and agree with pp that I’m not sure it ages well.
Felix–NMS. Just a little odd-sounding to me.
Hugh–Sounds a little old and stuffy to me.
Dorian–Sounds very feminine to me.
Simon–I love it.
Nolan–I like it a lot.
Rhys–I like it fairly well.
Evangeline–This is one of our top girl name choices. It does get mixed reception on this board; it’s remarkably popular on this board but it seems like some people (not just here but in general) find it very religious sounding and others just think it sounds classy/vintagey.
Clara–Love! It would be a top choice if it weren’t rhymey with our LN.
Alana–It’s OK, a little 1980s to me.
Jael–Too close to Jail IMO..
Lacey–Not a fan. Sounds very stripperish to me.
Imogen–This name is increasing in popularity somewhat but I find it rather awkward-sounding.
Anastasia–I like it quite a bit, though I think now it has a strong 50 Shades of Gray association so that might be a drawback.
Adelaide–I kind of like this name, but I’m a little turned off by the “aide/laide” at the end. I like Adeline better.
Thanks for the great suggestions!
Caroline, that’s the vibe I get from it, too. I hadn’t thought of combo ideas yet though. Do you have any suggestions?
That’s good advice, Inga. Thank you! I have been motivated for weight loss the past year and a half since finding out I had prediabetes, so that has helped me get past my previous plateau. I’ll try to keep up with running, too and the PNVs, etc. DH is focusing on his health as well post-heart-surgery and trying to get his back issues taken care of.
With the LOO-shah pronunciation, I would not instinctively call her Lucy. I do like the name, though my pronunciation preferences are opposite yours, since to me lu-SEE-yah sounds the prettiest and I’m not as drawn to the other two options. I think Lulu is a really cute nn.
Combo ideas … I wouldn’t do Lucia Charlotte because of the two “sh” sounds so close to each other, but I do really like Lucia Madeleine. Or … hmm … Lucia Anneliese?
False. I wish I were! I could save a lot of money that way.
The person below me prefers artificial Christmas trees.
How are you doing now? Did you end up checking with your OB?
Hope you and the baby are doing well!
What did you get for the kids, Sara?
White Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, Love Actually, and A Christmas Story.
I agree with your conclusion, Inga! And yeah, I remember hearing about my older sister’s birth during a blizzard (December baby).