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February 12th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Here's my first attempt at a short list of girl names. I'd love critiques. I've included information for particular names. Thanks in advance!

Dixie - Dh's favorite--mine too, but some some negative comments have pushed me away from this name

Adella (nn Addie) - I don't love this, but want to use a name from my dad's side. It's the only family side we have not used a name from. This is derived from the family name Della (hence the spelling).




Tamsin (but I don't like Tammy as a nn)


Ashlyn (I like this, but have bad memories of someone named this! Also, it might by too close to Ansley, which is a first cousin name)

Melanie or Melaina (nn Mellie)

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February 12th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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I love Adella! I also like Tamsin, Melaina and Dixie. I also think that Harper is a cute girls' name. It is one of the few surname names I like on girls, thanks to Harper Lee.

I don't think I would use Delaney as a first name, but I think it would make a nice middle name!
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February 12th, 2007, 02:04 PM
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I like Harper.

I also like Tamsin, and I agree... I dont like the nn Tammy.
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February 12th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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I really like Harper, but prefer it as a middle name. I love Hadley! My favorite spellings of this name are Hadlee and Hadlea.
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February 12th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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The only two I like are:

Adella (nn Addie) - I love it! Other names to get Addie:

Melanie - name of a really good friend.

Julian Marcus. Andrew Thomas. Michael anything.

Isabella Simone. Genevieve Amalia. Alexandra Katharine. Lucia Elizabeth.
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February 12th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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I love Ashlyn and Tamsin. You could have Tamsi as the nn instead of Tammy. I think that's kinda cute!
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February 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Dixie: I don't really like this
Adella (nn Addie) - I think this is cute & really like the family connection. Della is cute too.
Harper--this doesn't sound good to my ears.
Aria-don't like this
Delaney--cute. not something I'd use but I'd think it was cute if I heard someone else's kid with this name
Tamsin--I like this name and strongly dislike the nn Tammy
Hadley--I don't like this name on a girl or a boy. There's so many that are cuter.
Ashlyn--NMS b/c it ends with "lyn"
Melanie or Melaina (nn Mellie)--Melanie seems too 80s and Melaina is OK I guess, though I prefer Alaina. I really don't like the nn Mellie...Smelly Mellie is what I think of.

Hope that helps. It's just my opinions.
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February 12th, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Dixie, Harper, Aria, Hadley are my favorites. I think they are all adorable. You have some wonderful names picked out. Best of luck!
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February 12th, 2007, 04:52 PM
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Dixie - love it!

Adella (nn Addie) - Beautiful, but I would spell it Adele or Adela

Harper - OK

Aria - I don't like it

Delaney - I don't like it

Tamsin (but I don't like Tammy as a nn) - No

Hadley - I especially do not care for this name

Ashlyn - I don't like it

Melanie or Melaina (nn Mellie) Melanie is OK
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February 12th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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I think Melanie + Tamsin are lovely.

Melanie Della
Tamsin Dixie

I love those combo's xx
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February 12th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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I love Dixie!

Adella is pretty cute but there is a woman in my area who goes around to libraries and calls herself "Adella Adella the StoryTella". She is kind of a hippie but really nice.

I like Harper too, but not quite as much as Dixie.

Aria is something I would consider for a middle name. It has a nice sound but maybe it's too simple for me? Anyway it sounds nice in a combo. Maybe Harper Aria?

I definitely don't hate Delaney but it's not on my list, kwim?

Tamsin really isn't my style at all.

Hadley is definitely not one I would consider.

Ashlyn is way too trendy.

Melanie is just okay but Melaina is pretty nice as a middle name too (like Aria).
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February 12th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Dixie - I like it.

Adella (nn Addie) - It's cute! I've never heard this name before.

Harper - Eh, NMS.

Aria -

Delaney - My cousin is named this, and I LOVE this name!

Tamsin (but I don't like Tammy as a nn) - Very cute!

Hadley - NMS.

Ashlyn - I like this name. It may be trendy, but I think it's cute.

Melanie or Melaina (nn Mellie) - Melaina is cute, but I don't like Melanie... way too trendy for me!
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February 12th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Dixie - NMS, my friend has a puppy by this name so maybe that's why I can't see it on a little girl

Adella (nn Addie) - Don't like

Harper - It's cute but not something I'd use

Aria - NMS

Delaney - Love this name

Tamsin - Cute, perfer it Tamsyn

Hadley - NMS

Ashlyn - It's too close to Ashley for me....

Melanie or Melaina (nn Mellie) - Melanie is a name when I hear it I can only picture on a 20-something woman and not a little girl. Melaina is so adorable though.

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