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#1 Reynell

Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

We are hoping to add another baby to our family in the near future. Our children have a popular, traditional or uncommon name so we really have no set naming style. There are some names like William that I like which I know there is no point asking about as it is a timeless classic but was wondering what people though of our more out there names.



Edited by Dienw, 10 February 2013 - 05:49 AM.

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

what are your other childrens names

Douglas - ok
Raiden - sounds like raiding the kitchen
Quintian  Quentin
Pepin - no
Griffin - ok
Cynan no      kai, kyle, kynan
Otto no
Lyttelton no

Selian no   Celine or Selina
Honora no
Iseta no   Isla
Fara ok
Willa ok
Ascyla no    Asha , Astrid  
Ermentrude no   Irena, Esme    

#3 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

I like Douglas and Willa only.

Ermentrude is by far my least favourite on both lists.

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Douglas - nice name, but I don't like Doug.
Raiden - awful, makes me think of fly spray
Quintian - dislike
Pepin - dislike
Griffin - OK, a little bit trendy/popular.
Cynan - not a fan
Otto - good
Lyttelton - not a fan, but I do like Lysander if that appeals?

Selian - dislike, Celine or Selina would be better, or even better Serena or Sabrina
Honora - great!
Iseta - not a fan, but I do love a lot of unusual I names like Iona, Ione, Ianthe. Isolde and Iseult are nice too.
Fara - makes me think of Faro.
Willa - OK, but not as uncommon as I think you are going for. I like Wilhelmina.
Ascyla - I've never heard anything like this before, where is it from? I would have to think about it.
Ermentrude - not a fan, although I would spell it Ermintrude if I was going to use it. I think there are other names of similar style that are much nicer, like Esmeralda.

Otto and Honora would be my overall favourites.

#5 Reynell

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

I don't want to put my kids real names on here as it is too public, but along the lines of Ruby, Richard & Tekla

#6 Reynell

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Ascyla, from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richomeres

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

I think the kids real names would go with more standard names,  most of the above a very different

I still think Ashla or Asha would be better with pronounciation

I know a Tesla,  Phaedra and Isis

#8 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (Dienw @ 10/02/2013, 09:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Interesting! I must admit I know absolutely nothing about the Franks.

Now looking through a list of Frankish queens - I like the look of Clotilde, Deuteria, Aregund and Richilde. Still not sure about Ascyla.

#9 Imaginary friend

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

I quite like Griffin - not keen on any of the others, sorry.

#10 la di dah

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Douglas - It's fine but it doesn't speak to me.
Raiden - Would prefer Ronan or Rowan or Reuben.
Quintian - I like the idea but prefer Quentin.
Pepin - No.
Griffin -  Like.
Cynan - I like Cyrus a lot.
Otto - No.
Lyttelton - I like PP's suggestion of Lysander, and I also like Leander and Leon.

Selian - Interesting, but I think Selena/Selina would be easier.
Honora - Not my style but not bad.
Iseta - Interesting, and I like I names, but not sure I'm saying it right. Isis?
Fara - I think I'm more used to Farrah.
Willa - Love
Ascyla - I am not at all sure I am saying this right. I would keep it as an option.
Ermentrude - for some reason reminds me of Angharad, which I sorta like. It's probably actually closer to Rosamund, Romilda, and Clotilde, which I do like.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

I like Otto and Griffin from the boys.  I would like:


I like Honora well enough and Willa for the girls. Willa not uncommon though.  I would like:


#12 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

Honora is gorgeous. Griffin and Otto are both ok. I'm not really keen on the others as they are.

#13 cuddlebud

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

I'm a fan of Douglas, Otto and Griffin (Griffin was our choice if we'd had a boy - love Griff for a little boy, just conjures up images of a little chubba for me)

From your list of girls, Fara is the only one that stands out for me, Willa's not bad but would hate for it to be shortened to Will. I recently met a gorgeous little girl named Asher which I thought was a lovely name.

Edited by cuddlebud, 10 February 2013 - 01:30 PM.

#14 **Anna**

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Douglas- love
Raiden- nms
Quintian- ok
Pepin -ok
Griffin - love
Cynan - nms
Otto- love
Lyttelton- nms

Selian -nms
Honora- love
Iseta -nms
Fara -ok
Willa- ok
Ascyla- ok
ErmentrudeGood luck choosing original.gif

#15 geckogirl

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Raiden   - makes me think of vikings going a raidin' original.gif
Pepin    -  Makes me think of peptides or Pippin which is a bit twee
Lyttelton - too much like a surname

All the rest are fine. I have a soft spot for Griffin.


I think all are fine and great unusual names without being 'uneke'...except for Ermentrude which makes me think of big-bosomed Victorian ladies wearing purple and feathers. happy.gif

Actually, I also like la di dah's suggestion of Angharad which I once saw in a book with the nickname of "Hari".

#16 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I only like

Douglas (What about Dougray)


#17 Harmonica

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Kynan and Willa are the only two I like.

#18 IamAuntyA

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

Where did you get the spelling of Quintian? defiantly don't like this spelling...

Quinton or Quentin.

#19 Magnus

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

My picks are Griffin, Otto and Honora.

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