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Subject: Re: WDYT
Author: mirfak   (Authenticated as mirfak)
Date: October 2, 2012 at 3:25:10 PM
Reply to: WDYT by Zimger
Adrian and Lydia are the ones I like best, by far. I would use either one.

Sean goes well with Liam and is the "safest" on the boy list. It's ok, but a little bit past its prime. I guess that does not matter all that much for guy names. It's very likeable, but a little forgettable maybe.

Ronan feels a little awkward to me - I keep thinking it should have a foreign pronunciation, like ROWN-nawn, or be rhymed with Conan (like the Barbarian), ROW-nann. If it rhymes Rowan (ROWN-un) I could find it agreeable, but it'd be a little disappointing, somehow, too much like the word ronin (something to do with samurai). I prefer Rowan. But Ronan is okay.

Blake is nmsaa, sounds like an entitled preppy boy. Not really bad, just makes me go 'whatever'

Wyatt is cool. It's nms because it has a "Western" vibe - but that's not bad, it's just nms.

Ruby is a name I used to like because of the Ru-sound. But when I think about it, it's sort of lacking in elegance. It's like Amber... a nice name, a nice idea, but somehow too fashiony, not substantial, likely to be considered unattractive before she is old enough not to care.

Elisabeth is a safe and reliable classic, and not too forgettable despite that. Can't fault it. I'd resort to it if my husband were really stubborn, but it doesn't really have a lot of appeal to me.

Madeline is another name I used to like more. The Ad-name fad tarnishes it a little. But it's a cool name. I wouldn't mind being Madeline at any age.

Naomi is nms, sounds to me like someone's been digging through the Old Testament for pious sounding names. Also I don't care for the sounds in it - I'm sensitive to stressed N syllables, they sound negative to me. There's nothing wrong with it, though. It's .. very normal.

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