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Which of my names do you like, loathe and love?

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KidderminsterKate Fri 01-Jul-11 14:34:01

Sebastian
Arthur
Tobias
Louis
Joseph
Roman
Xander
Xavier (advice on pn please?)
Elmer
Rupert
Ezekiel
Willoughby
Sydney
Quentin
Gilbert
Solomon
Otto
Elijah
Leonard
Duke
Barrington

Jemima
Alice
Cordelia
Beatrice
Hermione
Persephone
Xanthe
Violet
Araminta
Margot
Evangeline
Verity
Aurora
Emanuelle
Estelle
Waverley
Blossom
Georgina

mn will be David or Jane

thanks!

feckwit Fri 01-Jul-11 14:40:17

Sebastian - like
Arthur - like
Tobias - like
Louis -like
Joseph - love
Roman - loathe
Xander - loathe
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - loathe
Elmer - loathe
Rupert - love
Ezekiel - like
Willoughby - like
Sydney - like
Quentin - loathe
Gilbert - loathe
Solomon - love
Otto - love
Elijah - love
Leonard - loathe
Duke - like
Barrington - like

Jemima - love
Alice - love
Cordelia - loathe
Beatrice - like
Hermione - love
Persephone - loathe
Xanthe - loathe
Violet - love
Araminta - loathe
Margot - loathe
Evangeline - loathe
Verity - loathe
Aurora - like
Emanuelle - loathe
Estelle - loathe
Waverley - loathe
Blossom - love
Georgina - like

Awomancalledhorse Fri 01-Jul-11 14:42:13

I LOVE; Sebastian,Arthur,Joseph, Xander, Xavier (always pronouced it X-zavier), Quentin, Gilbert, Solomon, Otto, Elijah, Leonard are all on my list, so biased!

Tobias,Louis, Elmer, Rupert (can't get past the bear), Ezekiel, Willoughby (more of a surname now), Sydney, Barrington (more of a surnamey name too); I don't like.

Roman; sorry I just think sex offending film director)
Duke; I think of Duke ellington, not a bad thing!

I like all your girls name (again on my list) aside from Blossom (sorry, it's a cows name!) & Waverley (there is a disney show atm called Wizards of Waverley place)!
I think my favourite, at a push are Evangeline (you don't get many about!) & Sebastian (Never Ending Story!!).

SloganLogan Fri 01-Jul-11 14:43:03

Boys

Favourites from your list:

Joseph
Ezekiel
Elijah

Like:

Elmer
Sebastian
Xavier
Sydney

Dislike:

Tobias
Rupert
Arthur
Roman
Louis
Xander
Willoughby
Quentin
Gilbert
Solomon
Otto
Leonard
Duke
Barrington

Girls

Favourites from your list:

Beatrice
Xanthe
Violet
Georgina
Aurora

Like:

Hermione
Persephone
Evangeline
Emanuelle
Estelle
Blossom

Dislike:

Cordelia
Jemima
Alice
Araminta
Margot
Verity
Waverley

LaVitaBellissima Fri 01-Jul-11 14:44:22

Sebastian - Love
Arthur
Tobias - Like
Louis - Like
Joseph - Like
Roman
Xander
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - Like (friend is pronounced Zavier)
Elmer - Loathe
Rupert - Like
Ezekiel
Willoughby - Loathe (Holly? like her though smile)
Sydney
Quentin
Gilbert - Loathe
Solomon
Otto
Elijah
Leonard
Duke - Loathe
Barrington - Loathe

Jemima
Alice
Cordelia - Like
Beatrice
Hermione
Persephone - Like
Xanthe
Violet
Araminta - Loathe
Margot - Like
Evangeline - Love
Verity - Loathe
Aurora - Like
Emanuelle
Estelle
Waverley - Loathe (makes me think of the kids show, Waverley place)
Blossom - Loathe (80's tv show)
Georgina - prefer Georgiana

The rest are all ok smile

Catsu Fri 01-Jul-11 14:44:22

Love
Arthur, Louis, Rupert

Loathe
Elmer, Willoughby, Quentin, Leonard, Duke, Barrington

Love
Jemima, Beatrice, Hermione

Loathe
Cordelia, persephone, Waverley, Blossom

The rest are all ok!

OTheHugeManatee Fri 01-Jul-11 14:44:56

Sebastian - like
Arthur - like
Tobias - don't like especially
Louis - ok
Joseph - ok
Roman - meh
Xander - huh?
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - I have a good friend called Xavier, but he's Spanish hmm
Elmer - <snigger>
Rupert - just no
Ezekiel - seriously?
Willoughby - you are having a giraffe
Sydney - not sure
Quentin - surely Quentin needs to be a sixtysomething non-exec?
Gilbert - horrible
Solomon - not bad
Otto - fine for a vampire
Elijah - meh
Leonard - like
Duke - loathe
Barrington - drug dealers only, surely

Jemima - nice
Alice - nice
Cordelia - have you read King Lear? It didn't end well
Beatrice - lovely
Hermione - nice
Persephone - will be pronounced to rhyme with 'telephone'
Xanthe - lovely
Violet - not sure
Araminta - nice
Margot - ugh
Evangeline - unusual but nice
Verity - lovely
Aurora - meh
Emanuelle - meh
Estelle - ok
Waverley - huh?
Blossom - naff
Georgina - for some reason I prefer Georgiana

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 01-Jul-11 14:46:16

Arf at 'Blossom is a cow's name' grin

ZZZenAgain Fri 01-Jul-11 14:47:20

don't especially like any of those names.

Violet, Verity and Alice are ok I think
Of the boys, I only like Arthur

FriskyMare Fri 01-Jul-11 14:51:26

Thats some list!
Love Sebastian, Rupert, Joseph ok others not keen on.
Love Alice and Verity form the girls.
OThe Huge Manatee - what does meh mean? (They are my dd's initials!)

Haudyerwheesht Fri 01-Jul-11 14:54:12

Sebastian - ok if called seb
Arthur-ok
Tobias-no
Louis- yes like
Joseph-like
Roman-no
Xander-no
Xavier (advice on pn please?)-its ok (xav)
Elmer-no
Rupert-no way
Ezekiel-erm never heard of it but no
Willoughby-no way
Sydney - sidney is ok
Quentin-no way
Gilbert- ok
Solomon- sol is nice
Otto- ok
Elijah- love
Leonard-ok if lenny
Duke- dogs name
Barrington- no way

Jemima-ok
Alice- love
Cordelia-ok
Beatrice-love
Hermione-no
Persephone- def not
Xanthe- ok
Violet- love
Araminta- no
Margot- love
Evangeline-love
Verity-love
Aurora-hate
Emanuelle-hate
Estelle- ok
Waverley- train station
Blossom- noooo 90s tv show
Georgina- no

superjobeespecs Fri 01-Jul-11 14:55:44

i like joseph, dont like any of the rest sorry!!

OTheHugeManatee Fri 01-Jul-11 14:56:10

'meh' is the verbal equivalent of an indifferent shrug.

HTH grin

FriskyMare Fri 01-Jul-11 14:59:18

Thanks OTHM, she is a bit of an indifferent shrugger!!!grin

RoyalWelsh Fri 01-Jul-11 15:07:49

I don't normally stick my oar in in Baby Names but I thought I would have a change:

Sebastian - really like the whole name but I'm not sure I like Seb
Arthur - I'm a bit on the fence on this one, I sort of like the whole name but dislike Art as a nn
Tobias - love this, and Toby as well.
Louis - fine
Joseph - like and love Joe
Roman - I'm not too keen on this
Xander - I'm a Buffy fan so I like it for sentimental reasons smile
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - don't like this at all
Elmer - or this really
Rupert - not keen
Ezekiel - I almost said I didn't like it but then... it grew on me. And Zeke is an ok nn
Willoughby - is it not a bit girly? I love the name but to me it is more feminine.
Sydney - dislike
Quentin - dislike
Gilbert -heavily heavily dislike
Solomon - I do quite like this, and Sol as well.
Otto - dislike
Elijah - quite like
Leonard - hate and hate Lenny as a nn too
Duke - to me this is a bit of a dog sort of name IYSWIM
Barrington - really don't like and Hate Barry too

Jemima - sweet
Alice - I like this a lot
Cordelia - on the fence on this one
Beatrice - I don't like it but I do like Beatrix
Hermione - can't help but like! But I do worry about what it would be shortened to (have considered it for any future dd's)
Persephone - I LOVE this name. Adore it in fact, and love Sephy
Xanthe - am still not sure on pronunciation
Violet - dislike
Araminta - heavily dislike
Margot - dislike
Evangeline - not my cup of tea
Verity - I do quite like this
Aurora - I like the meaning but not the actual name
Emanuelle - dislike
Estelle - dislike
Waverley - heavily dislike
Blossom - I get that it is cute, but it does remind me of cows like someone else further up
Georgina - like

...I didn't realise quite how negative I was going to be!

superjobeespecs Fri 01-Jul-11 15:11:41

ooh didnt notice xanthe - thats pretty smile i pronounce it zanthy if that makes sence? dunno if its right tho!!

Hullygully Fri 01-Jul-11 15:17:24

The only two I like are Ellafanta and Violent

MabliD Fri 01-Jul-11 16:50:29

Sebastian - Love
Arthur - Love
Tobias - Like
Louis - Dislike
Joseph - Like
Roman - Loathe
Xander - Like as a nickname for Alexander
Xavier - Like, but it makes me think of X-Men
Elmer - Loathe
Rupert - Love
Ezekiel - Like
Willoughby - Dislike
Sydney - Loathe
Quentin - Loathe
Gilbert - Dislike
Solomon - Like
Otto - Like
Elijah - Love
Leonard - Dislike
Duke - Loathe
Barrington - Baby Barry? Really? Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.

Jemima - Puddle duck. Still a nice name though.
Alice - Love and adore! How dare estranged Sil use this first sad
Cordelia - Like, but not one of Shakespeare's happy endings
Beatrice - Love
Hermione - Like, but think the Harry Potter connotations may be too much
Persephone - Like, but it depends where you live. I'm originally from near to Kidderminster and I suspect it would sound horrible in a broad Black Country accent!
Xanthe - Love
Violet - Love
Araminta - Like, but only if you're rich enough to buy her a pony or three
Margot - Love
Evangeline - Like
Verity - Love
Aurora - Dislike purely due to princessy vibe
Emanuelle - Loathe
Estelle - Dislike
Waverley - Loathe
Blossom - Loathe
Georgina - Like

You like some really pretty names! Steals Xanthe and Margot for list for possible future DD wink

minipie Fri 01-Jul-11 17:15:12

Sebastian - Like
Arthur - Like
Tobias - Really like
Louis - Ok
Joseph - Ok
Roman - Don't like
Xander - ALEXander is great
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - pn is Zavier. It's ok, poss a bit try hard if you're not French
Elmer - Fudd
Rupert - Bit posho with nn "Rupes"
Ezekiel - No
Willoughby - Cad
Sydney - Sidney is ok, Sid is cute nn. Sydey no
Quentin - Ok
Gilbert - Like
Solomon - Surprisingly quite like
Otto - No
Elijah - Quite like
Leonard - No
Duke - NO
Barrington - NOOOO

Jemima - quite like
Alice - quite like
Cordelia - bit fussy
Beatrice - like
Hermione - like, but HP associated to death
Persephone - bit try hard
Xanthe - quite like
Violet - like
Araminta - no
Margot - really like
Evangeline - really like
Verity - really like
Aurora - Disney princess
Emanuelle - Porn book. nice name though
Estelle - really like
Waverley - No
Blossom - 90s sitcom
Georgina - it's ok. Prefer Georgia

usualsuspect Fri 01-Jul-11 17:17:41

The only boys name I like is Louis
The only girls name I like is Alice

ellesabe Fri 01-Jul-11 17:53:42

Sebastian like
Arthur love
Tobias like
Louis like
Joseph meh
Roman love
Xander like
Xavier (advice on pn please?) like
Elmer like
Rupert love
Ezekiel love
Willoughby like
Sydney love
Quentin like
Gilbert loathe
Solomon love
Otto like
Elijah like
Leonard loathe
Duke loathe
Barrington loathe

Jemima love (dd's name!)
Alice like
Cordelia loathe
Beatrice loathe
Hermione like
Persephone loathe
Xanthe loathe
Violet like
Araminta loathe
Margot like
Evangeline loathe
Verity love
Aurora loathe
Emanuelle loathe
Estelle like
Waverley loathe
Blossom loathe
Georgina loathe

mn will be David or Jane

thanks!

BoojaBooja Fri 01-Jul-11 18:22:57

Sorry to say that this is the most pretentious list of names I've seen on MN to date!

If you don't know how to pronounce Xavier, why are you even considering it?

Duke?? Is this for a dog or a boy? confused

Sorry!

smother Fri 01-Jul-11 20:42:17

Sebastian - like
Arthur - like
Tobias - loathe, loathe, loathe
Louis - love
Joseph - love
Roman - like
Xander - loathe
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - loathe
Elmer - loathe
Rupert - loathe
Ezekiel - loathe
Willoughby - loathe
Sydney - like
Quentin - love
Gilbert - loathe
Solomon - like
Otto - like
Elijah - like
Leonard - like
Duke - loathe
Barrington - loathe

Jemima - like
Alice - love
Cordelia - loathe
Beatrice - like
Hermione - like
Persephone - like
Xanthe - love
Violet - like
Araminta - loathe, loathe
Margot - love
Evangeline - like
Verity - loathe
Aurora - like
Emanuelle - like
Estelle - like
Waverley - loathe
Blossom - loathe, loathe, loathe
Georgina - like

mayanna123 Fri 01-Jul-11 22:00:48

Sebastian - dislike Seb/Sebby
Arthur - ok
Tobias - like
Louis -like
Joseph -ok
Roman - love
Xander - love
Xavier (advice on pn please?) - love as Ksavee-er
Elmer - dislike
Rupert - ok
Ezekiel - ok
Willoughby - dislike
Sydney - like
Quentin - love
Gilbert - ok
Solomon - love
Otto - dislike
Elijah - like
Leonard -like
Duke - dislike
Barrington - dislike

Jemima - dislike Jem
Alice - love
Cordelia - like
Beatrice - like
Hermione- ok
Persephone- like
Xanthe - dislike
Violet - like
Araminta -like
Margot - dislike
Evangeline - ok
Verity-dislike
Aurora - like
Emanuelle - like
Estelle - love
Waverley - dislike
Blossom - dislike
Georgina - ok

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