The Name Elimination Game

(594 Posts)
Lilka Wed 29-Sep-10 19:08:26

This is quite an interesting game to play - try it!!

You get a list of one name for each letter of the alphabet. Can be either boy or girl names.

The next person to post eliminates the name they like the least, and states why they eliminated it (please no nasty insults here e.g. that name is disgusting). Copy the modified list under you eliminated name so the next poster can follow on.

This then continues until there is only one name left, whuch is the winning name.

Then you can start a new list off with completely different names. Hopefully may give people some new name ideas. After a couple of rounds we may have to eliminate certain letters of the alphabet that are hard to find names for

Here is the list:

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Persephone
Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Tristan
Ursula
Vanessa
Wendy
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 29-Sep-10 19:16:20

I'll eliminate Persephone because it's too similar to telephone, gramophone etc but the different pronounciation confuses me.

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Tristan
Ursula
Vanessa
Wendy
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

tummytickler Wed 29-Sep-10 19:23:35

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Tristan
Ursula
Vanessa
Wendy
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

I have removed Isla - it is a bit too trendy for me, and i think it will date quickly.

autodidact Wed 29-Sep-10 19:28:15

Wendy must go- it's a child's house or a very drippy mother figure

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Tristan
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

Hedgeblunder Wed 29-Sep-10 19:36:17

Queenie ....


Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Tristan
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

sarahscot Wed 29-Sep-10 19:37:20

Isla is a traditional Scottish name which has been popular for generations - not trendy, hasn't dated in the last few hundred years so probably won't soon.

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Queenie
Rosa
Samuel
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

I've taken out Tristn - it's always seemed a bit drippy to me.

sarahscot Wed 29-Sep-10 19:38:10

Cross post.
List without Queenie too:

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Rosa
Samuel
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier
Yarjelis
Zara

mathanxiety Wed 29-Sep-10 19:45:42

Adam
Brandon
Caden
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Rosa
Samuel
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier

Zara

That's the end of Yarjelis. Do I get a second go because it was too easy?

rathersplendid Wed 29-Sep-10 19:50:21

Adam
Brandon
Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet
Isla
Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver
Rosa
Samuel
Ursula
Vanessa
Xavier
Zara

Caden because it sounds like Jayden

Lilka Wed 29-Sep-10 20:02:45

Its going good! More people!
Ill just reprint the list as it is, becasue it seems a couple of eliminated names are still in the list

Adam
Brandon

Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Ursula
Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

lal123 Wed 29-Sep-10 20:05:12

Adam

Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Ursula
Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Brandon has to go - reminds me of Beverley Hills 90210

thebrightside Wed 29-Sep-10 20:09:45

Adam

Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine
Katie
Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Ursula is gone. Too many little mermaid nightmares

Lexx Wed 29-Sep-10 21:42:11

Adam

Darrell
Elijah
Faith
Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

I took Katie off....too common and a tad plain for my liking.

smother Wed 29-Sep-10 21:54:30

Adam

Darrell
Elijah

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily
Marcus
Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Hmm, this is getting trickier, but I've taken Faith off because I dislike virtue names (although saying that Hope is quite sweet...)

Kingsroadie Wed 29-Sep-10 22:07:03

Adam

Darrell
Elijah

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Marcus, because I knew a really annoying drippy one once.

taegsmum Wed 29-Sep-10 22:09:11

Xavier - a bit too X-Men?

Adam

Darrell
Elijah

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Zara

Ragwort Wed 29-Sep-10 22:09:34

Adam

Darrell
Elijah

Adam

Darrell

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Taken out Elijah - far too 'different'

noeyedear Wed 29-Sep-10 22:10:38

Adam

Elijah

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Taken off Darrell,just because I don't like it!

allyfe Wed 29-Sep-10 22:11:03

Adam

Elijah

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Xavier

Zara

Darrell has gone - knew a tragic one when I was a teenager.

allyfe Wed 29-Sep-10 22:12:43

Ha! Darrell has already gone - I'm taking out Oliver. Lovel the name but too popular...

Adam

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Vanessa

Zara

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 29-Sep-10 22:16:45

Can't believe Vanessa has survived so long! Very middle-aged and suitable nn only "Van" or "Nessie" hmm

Adam

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha
Oliver

Rosa
Samuel

Zara

allyfe Wed 29-Sep-10 22:21:53

Adam

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha

Rosa
Samuel

Zara

Sorry - realised I hadn't actually deleted Oliver.

abracadabra35 Wed 29-Sep-10 23:17:55

Adam

Genevieve
Harriet

Jasmine

Lily

Natasha

Rosa
Samuel


Zara has gone- not keen and reminds me of the fashion chain.

telsa Wed 29-Sep-10 23:33:12

Adam
Genevieve
Jasmine
Lily
Natasha
Rosa
Samuel

away with Harriet - it is so 'hockey sticks'.

KittyTwoShoes Wed 29-Sep-10 23:41:52

Adam
Genevieve
Jasmine
Lily
Rosa
Samuel

Out with Natasha. I knew a horrible one at school.

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