Which girl name?

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which girl name do you prefee
    Camilla : (131 votes)
    93 %
    Janessa : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 16
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: London, UK

    Janessa to me sounds like a celebrity hybrid name people would invent if someone called Joe was with someone called Vanessa. Like Brangelina.

    Post # 17
    938 posts
    Busy bee

    Camilla actually I like Camiela (Cah Meal E uh ) better. Janessa sounds confusing. Like Janice and Vanessa mixed. 

    Post # 18
    281 posts
    Helper bee

    buzzerbeater :  Camilla sounds smart, chic and cool. It’s classic but fresh and suits both young and old, and works worldwide. Janessa just does…not.

    Post # 19
    6637 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I guess that all names were “made up” at some point, but there are literally thousands of established names. What counts to me as a made up name is something that when typed into a baby name finder comes back as blank, not found, or “created name.” Janessa counts as one of those names with no meaning and no history. It strikes me as a parent trying to make up something speshul for their child. 

    I actually rather like the name Camilla as a variation on Camille.

    Post # 20
    1661 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Lol I work with a lady named Janessa and she’s from the US. Funny

    Post # 21
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I voted Camilla. My friend’s daughter is Camilla and they call her Cami or Mila which I think are both cute. Cam sounds so blunt and short to me. 

    Post # 22
    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    Can you have Janessa as middle name instead? “Camilla Janessa”

    Post # 23
    1614 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    Camilia is pretty. Janessa sounds made up. 

    Post # 24
    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    Dr_dazzle :  spot on 😂 But tbh I’m not a huge fan of either. 

    Post # 25
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    Camilla makes me think of an old lady – specifically Prince Charles’ wife. I like Janessa. It’s not weird to me because a friend’s sister named her daughter Janessa over 25 years ago so I’m used to it. Always thought it was a cool name. 

    Post # 26
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

    buzzerbeater :  The Camilla I knew went by Cami, although Milly could work. 

    Edit: Just read one of your responses. Why not go with Camille instead? It’s only 2 syllables, so it’s less likely to be shortened. 

    Post # 27
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted Janessa. 

    I really like that name! 

    Post # 28
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    Sorry, I really don’t like Janessa either, I much prefer Camilla

    Post # 30
    10069 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I’m also southern and my association to the name Janessa makes me think podunk backcountry girl. Like her brothers are probably Jamyson and Jayden. 

    ETA: I don’t mean that harshly so I’m sorry!!  

    buzzerbeater :  

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