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  #1  
March 18th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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I would appreciate any critiques on my list...be honest...I can handle it These are all possible first names...Some I love more than others--some I think they are mn, but then decide I'd like them as a fn...I keep going back and forth between what I like and then get myself all mixed up. Thanks in advance!!!

girls:

Alexandra
Alia/Aliyah
Caroline
Carys
Keira/Kira/Kyra
Kara
Genevieve
Nola
Charlotte
Layla/Leila
Lydia
Nora
Stella
Selene
Aida (pronounced Ae-da)
Audra
Amalia
Calida
Madelina

Boys:

Julian
Gabriel
Callum
Adrian
Gavin
Lucas
Nathaniel
Oliver
Grant
Chase
Micah
Elias (nn Eli)
James
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March 18th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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I like;

girls:

Keira/Kira/Kyra
Layla/Leila
Lydia


Boys:

Gavin
Lucas
Grant
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March 18th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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girls:
Alexandra - really like it, it was DD's name til the day she was born!
Genevieve - very cute, though probably not one I'd personally use
Layla/Leila - ADORE it! If this one's a girl it'll probably be her name.
Aida (pronounced Ae-da) - like it!
Audra - like it!

Boys:
Adrian - very cute, but getting popular here
Nathaniel - ADORE it! If this one's a girl it'll probably be his name.
Oliver - cute, we might use it as a MN
Elias (nn Eli) - I really like it, though don't know if I'd use it.
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March 18th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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girls:

Alexandra-- don't like this at all, or any form of this name
Alia/Aliyah-- I like Aleah spelling only
Caroline-- don't like it, better as a middle name
Carys-- it's ok, not a name I'd use
Keira/Kira/Kyra-- I don't see Keira and Kira/Kyra as the same name. I prefer Kyra of the bunch
Kara-- it's ok, I like Kerra a bit more
Genevieve-- don't like it
Nola-- don't like it
Charlotte-- cute, but not a name I'd use
Layla/Leila-- I see these as two totally different names. I like Layla/Laila and I like Leila but we prn. Leila as Lee-EYE-la NOT Lay-la
Lydia-- it's ok
Nora-- cute, but not a name I'd use
Stella-- really don't like
Selene-- don't like
Aida (pronounced Ae-da)-- I like Ada
Audra-- it's ok, not a name I'd use
Amalia-- don't like, but I love Amelia
Calida-- don't like
Madelina-- it's ok

Boys:

Julian-- don't really like it
Gabriel-- don't really like it
Callum-- cute!
Adrian-- it's ok
Gavin-- really odn't like it
Lucas-- I used to like it, but not so much anymore
Nathaniel-- not my style, better for a middle name
Oliver-- growing on me!
Grant-- it is ok
Chase-- don't like it
Micah-- don't like it
Elias (nn Eli)-- cute
James-- middle name only, but I wouldn't use it
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March 18th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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girls:

Alexandra - nice but when considered as part of the set "Alexandra, Alexis, etc" it's one of the choices used when people just want to use the nicknames Alex or Lexi.
Alia/Aliyah - I will always spell this Aaliyah because of the singer. Is it okay if everyone makes that association?
Caroline - good! I especially like the nn Carrie.
Carys - nice sound but huge potential for misspelling and mispronunciation
Keira/Kira/Kyra - Kira. Pretty, from a good book (Ayn Rand's "We the Living"), simple, but the K thing makes one look trendy even when that's not the intent. For that reason I'd never choose Kyra.
Kara - I'd assume someone made this up and was trying to be trendy but was not aware of ALL the trends (it's missing the -ee, no Mc, etc). It's very pretty but I think someone trying to sound "cool" would also think that.
Genevieve - Nice but definitely gaining popularity recently.
Nola - Will always be NOLA (New Orleans Louisiana) to me.
Charlotte - Good but I always felt the nn Charlie was trying a little too hard to seem "girly but still strong".
Layla/Leila - Too similar to the popular Kayla.
Lydia - I like it but most people will say it sounds "Goth". Remember Lydia from Beetlejuice? I wouldn't personally care but do you?
Nora - Nice.
Stella - This is on my DF's list so I've grown more appreciative (next to Hayden it looks so beautiful ).
Selene - Same here.
Aida (pronounced Ae-da) - Nice but no one will ever spell it right. Is that okay?
Audra - Pretty but seems to be playing into the "Aubrey/Audrey" trend.
Amalia - Okay.
Calida - Same thing with the spelling. Nobody will ever get it right. I'd guess she'd always get mail addressed to "Kalita".
Madelina - I love this.

Boys:

Julian - I like but potential for playground teasing. Julie Ann, anyone? Does that matter to you?
Gabriel - Very nice. I love the nn Gabe and the full name Gabriel equally. Biblical names for the boys are getting big though.
Callum - Seriously bordering on trendiness. I'm waiting to see a baby Kallym.
Adrian - Monk? I like Adrian but for the next few years everyone will remember Monk.
Gavin - Cute but I can't picture a grown man named Gavin.
Lucas - Pretty good. The nn Luke is pretty popular though. I'd really like it if he was actually called Lucas.
Nathaniel - Nice, solid, but nicknames never sound right. Nate isn't the same sound and neither is Nathan.
Oliver - I see this more often now.
Grant - Good.
Chase - Chase who? It sounds like a command.
Micah - Sounds like Michael pronounced by someone with a bad accent. People will hesitate.
Elias (nn Eli) - Cute but getting more popular ... I see it on lots of lists.
James - Good, classic, getting less popular compared to all the Kaydens.

Woo. That's a lot of names. You have some great ones! I really like Madelina and James.
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March 18th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Chase - Chase who? It sounds like a command.[/b]
lmao

When I mentioned this name to my DH....he said, "It's not a name--it's a verb"...we probably won't use it
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March 18th, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Chase - Chase who? It sounds like a command.[/b]
lmao

When I mentioned this name to my DH....he said, "It's not a name--it's a verb"...we probably won't use it
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It is a verb!

It's a command I use with my dogs ... kind of like Fetch. It's a fun game for them since one has a bit of a herding instinct ... it means "follow it but don't pick it up". If I named my kid Chase they'd be following him all the time.
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March 18th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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I like/love:

Alexandra
Carys
Genevieve
Charlotte

Layla
Stella
Selene
Aida
Madelina (Mad-uh-LEE-nuh?)
I prefer: Madeleine- 'Mad-uh-lean' (French) or Maddalena- 'Mad-uh-lee-nuh' (Italian).

Julian
Adrian
Oliver
James


Combos I would use:

Julian Oliver and Adrian James for boys.
Carys Alexandra, Genevieve Selene, Layla Charlotte, Stella Genevieve, and Aida Madeleine for girls.
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March 18th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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For girls I like:

Alia/Aliyah
Charlotte (Lottie)
Layla/Leila
Lydia

For Boys I like:

Lucas
Chase
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March 18th, 2007, 07:59 PM
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Alexandra- Beautiful, and love the nn Alex for a girl
Alia/Aliyah- dont care for it
Caroline- Pretty, prefer Carolina (caro-lee-na), avoid the nn Carol! lol
Carys- How is this pronounced? lol, sorry.
Keira/Kira/Kyra- Like Kira, not the others.
Kara- A bit common for me, but like the K as opposed to a C
Genevieve- nms
Nola- Pretty
Charlotte- Love
Layla/Leila- Dont care for it
Lydia- Don't care for it
Nora- Love
Stella- LOVE LOVE LOVE
Selene- nms
Aida (pronounced Ae-da)- Pretty
Audra- Cute
Amalia- Dont care for it
Calida- Love the nn Cali, but not the full name
Madelina- Dont care for it

Boys:

Julian- Loooooove
Gabriel- feels feminine to me for some reason, always has. lol
Callum- Cute
Adrian- Cute
Gavin- Dont care for
Lucas- Love, and love nn Luke
Nathaniel- A bit common, but a really good name.
Oliver- Love
Grant- Cute
Chase- It's okay
Micah- LOVE
Elias (nn Eli)- nms
James- too common
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March 18th, 2007, 08:42 PM
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girls:

Alexandra - I like this name only as a middle name.
Alia/Aliyah - I don't like this name.
Caroline - Eh, NMS.
Carys - ? Never heard of it... sounds interesting though!
Keira/Kira/Kyra - LOVE Keira!
Kara - Like it.
Genevieve - One of my favorites!
Nola - NMS... reminds me of granola.
Charlotte - I love this name!
Layla/Leila - I like it as a middle name.
Lydia - Absolutely love this name.
Nora - I like it as a middle name.
Stella - Like it as a middle name.
Selene - LOVE IT!
Aida (pronounced Ae-da) - I really like it.
Audra - NMS.
Amalia - NMSAA.
Calida - ? Hm, never heard of this one either. It's different... kinda cute.
Madelina - Very cute, but I'd never use it.

Boys:

Julian - I love this name.
Gabriel -
Callum - I'd use it as a middle name.
Adrian - Middle name.
Gavin -
Lucas - NMS.
Nathaniel - I like it, and I love the nn Nate.
Oliver - NMS.
Grant - love it.
Chase - NMSAA.
Micah - Cute.
Elias (nn Eli) - It's not really my style, but it is cute.
James - Don't like it.
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March 18th, 2007, 08:50 PM
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My favorites are:

Aliyah
Charlotte
Layla
Audra
Amalia

Boys:

Julian
Gabriel
Callum
Oliver
Micah
Elias (nn Eli)
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March 19th, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Girls:

Keira
Genevieve
Charlotte
Aida (pronounced Ae-da)

Boys:

Julian
Elias (nn Eli)
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March 19th, 2007, 06:36 AM
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These are the ones I like...

girls:

Caroline
Charlotte
Stella
Aida (pronounced Ae-da)

Boys:

Gabriel
Gavin
Lucas
Nathaniel
James
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March 20th, 2007, 01:26 AM
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I like:
girls:

Alexandra
Alia/Aliyah
Layla/Leila


Boys:

Julian
Callum
Nathaniel
Oliver
Grant
Micah
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March 20th, 2007, 03:59 AM
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Hey everyone-Thanks for taking the time to critique my names and give some input...really appreciate it!
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