(Closed) Baby girl name poll

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 17
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I can’t vote.  Sorry.  Bristol sounds like a Brillo pad.

    Post # 18
    826 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t really like any of them, but I picked Leighton.

    Brystle-makes me think of bristles, like on a hairbrush.  

    Bristol-Sarah Palin’s daughter, teen pregnancy

    Londyn-I hate swapping “y” for the vowel that’s supposed to be there.  

    Maybe look into names that are unusual, but have precedence?  For example, I love the name “Faline” (it’s pronounced “fah-LEEN”).  I have never met a Faline, but I can find several Faline’s on Facebook, and it was the name of Bambi’s girlfriend in the Disney movie “Bambi.”  It’s not spelled strangely, it didn’t come out of nowhere, and there’s the potential for “normal” nicknames (Faye, Lina/Lena).  It also contains a sound found in other names (the “een” sound), so that helps it feel more familiar and name-like.  

    Post # 19
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @cbee:  I’m in the same situation. Sorry, I don’t like any of the choices so I can’t vote.

    Post # 20
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love unique names as well! Our children will also have unique names…we already have them picked out lol, but I don’t want to post them because I don’t want anyone taking them! My Fiance grew up with a really common name, comparable to “John Doe,” and he hated it. He felt it was way too overused and didn’t fit him, and he always wished he had a unique name. A name is a huge part of your identity, and if you feel like you have been given a completely common name you feel like you yourself are just a common person. I don’t think that we should have to use the same names over and over and over again. I say go for a unique one or create a new one!

    Post # 21
    35 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I vote for Brynn, haha!

    Post # 23
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I voted Londyn, but I like Bristol just as much, so the two are tied for me.

    Post # 24
    4502 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think Leighton and Bristol are pretty.

    “Brystle” looks like it’d be pronounced “bristle,” which makes me think either of a hairbrush or somehting I do when I’m offended! 🙂 

    Post # 25
    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Replacing a vowel with a “y” does not make a name unique, it just makes the spelling “unique”.  Huge pet peeve of mine.

    I would definitely consider Leighton though.

    Post # 26
    4621 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    @Snowden:  There are faaar scummier towns in the UK.

    Can’t say I’m personally sold on any of them.  3 of them are variations on the names of places and I just don’t “get” the other.

    That said, go for something you’re happy with.

    Post # 27
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I too like the suggestion of Brynn, although you should be aware that it’s technically a masculine Welsh name.

    You could consider looking at other Celtic names too, if you want something unusual. Welsh, Irish and Scottish cultures have some gorgeous names that are less common in the USA.

    Examples with pronunciations (emphasis on the bold bits):

    • Isla (pronounced “aye-la”)

    • Orlaith (pronounced “or-la”)

    • Aelwen (pronounced “el-wen”)

    • Rhian (pronounced “ree-ann“)

    • Aislinn (pronounced “ash-lin”)

    • Niamh (pronounced “neev”)

    My parents liked unusual names too. My siblings and I are called Callum, Catriona (“cat-ryo-na”) and Sheona (“shyo-na”) Laughing

    Post # 28
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like Leighton. I also like Brynn. Leighton Brynn?

    If you’re going to do a place name, best to keep the original name spelling, or you can make a unique name confusing.

    And because of Bristol Palin, Bristol is becoming a much more common name, so there goes the uniqueness. 

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