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Similar names where you love one and dislike the other

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stardustn Thu 04-Aug-11 17:00:56

I find it quite strange how similar some names are but how my opinion differs on them so much smile

E.g. Beth or Bethan- beautiful
Bethany-dislike

Rowan- gorgeous, for a boy or a girl
Rowena- really not keen

Charlie/Charlotte- like
Charles- don't like at all

I'm sure I'll think of many more! Is this just my odd taste or does everyone have names like this?

paddypoopants Thu 04-Aug-11 17:01:55

Love Clara hate Claire

peeriebear Thu 04-Aug-11 17:03:49

Like Joby/Jobie, really HATE Toby.

feckwit Thu 04-Aug-11 17:05:27

Love Chloe and hate Zoe.
Love Tara, hate Zara.

IvyAndGold Thu 04-Aug-11 17:24:21

Ivor, love. Ivan, bleugh!
Elle, love. Belle, nope.
Helena, really love! Helen, boring.
Gabriel, love. Gabrielle, nope.
Hannah, love. Anna, boring.

bluebellwood Thu 04-Aug-11 17:34:50

Love Bess/ Don't like Bessie
Love Julia/ Don't like Julie
Like Jillian / Don't like Gillian

Iamkenny Thu 04-Aug-11 17:55:44

Like Jacob/Hate Jake
Like Nuala/Hate Fionnuala
Like Owen/Hate Owain
Like Anthony/Hate Tony
Like Ellen/Hate Ellie
Like Alexia/Hate Alex
Like Jasper/Hate Casper
Like Tom/Hate Thomas
Like Lily/Hate Lilith
Like James/Hate Jamie
Like Ciara/Hate Clara.

(god I could go one for hours )

Catsu Thu 04-Aug-11 18:19:13

Love Juliet, julia is boring
emma is beautiful and classic, emily grates on me!

Awomancalledhorse Thu 04-Aug-11 18:28:31

What IvyandGold said about Helena!
Love Charles, Harold, Valentino, Ricardo, Anthony
Hate Charlie, Harry, Valentina, Richard, Tony

InstantAtom Thu 04-Aug-11 18:29:10

OP I like the exact opposite to you! I like Bethany, Rowena and Charles, but am not keen on Bethan, Rowan or Charlotte.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 04-Aug-11 18:29:20

I love Linnet but I hate Lynette. That subtle difference in pronunciation makes all the difference. The first is fresh and outdoorsy like a crisp spring morning, the second is fussy 1980s like a sweaty August bank holiday.

InstantAtom Thu 04-Aug-11 18:32:18

Like Claire, not so keen on Clara
Like Beatrice, but Beatrix too harsh
Like Iona, but Isla too faddy
Like Mark, but Marcus too frilly
Like Zara, not keen on Zoe

mathanxiety Thu 04-Aug-11 18:32:23

Like Artur, dislike Arthur.
Like Kathryn, dislike Catherine.
Like Betsy, dislike Bessie
Same here Catsu, for Julia/Juliet and Emily/Emma.

HighHeidYin Thu 04-Aug-11 18:32:53

Love Olivia, hate Olive

Love Julia, like Julia, dislike Julie

HighHeidYin Thu 04-Aug-11 18:34:24

Oops was meant to be love Juliette... must preview hmm

tummytickler Thu 04-Aug-11 18:37:54

love Ann / Annie, but hate Anna/Anabelle

stardustn Thu 04-Aug-11 19:05:16

InstantAtom Haha, it'd be a boring world if we all liked the same though!

I've thought of even more:
Like Susie, Suzanne and Susannah, don't like Sue or Susan
Like Rosie, Rosanna and Rosalie, dislike Rose, Rosa, Rosemary and Rosalind.
Like Ellie, don't like Eleanor, Elena or Ellen.
Love Faye, really not keen on Faith
Like Laura, but not Lara
Love Katie and Caitlin, but not Catherine or Kathleen.

stardustn Thu 04-Aug-11 19:13:28

Oh, and another one!
Love Eden, hate Edith/Edie

plonker Thu 04-Aug-11 19:23:01

Love Mia, dislike Tia
Love Olivia, dislike Olive
Love Elena, dislike Eleanor
Love Jack, dislike Jake
Love Sadie, dislike Cadie/Kadie/Kayde

plonker Thu 04-Aug-11 19:25:58

Love Ella, dislike Ellie

Greenwing Thu 04-Aug-11 20:26:03

Like Theodore/Theodora, dislike Dorothea/Dorothy
Like Conor, dislike Connor!
Like Marguerite/Margret, dislike Margaret
Like Francis (boy), dislike Frances (girl)

stardustn Thu 04-Aug-11 22:21:29

Also, I like Alexandra but not Lexi

WestYorkshirePudding Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:14

Love Oliver / Hate Olivia
Love Lucas / Hate Luke

TillyIpswitch Fri 05-Aug-11 02:56:59

Love Ava, don't like Eva, Eve, Evie,
Love Catherine, don't like Katherine/Kathryn
Love Elle - so elegant, don't like Ella - think of it as a very frumpy, overweight name
Like Lara, don't like Laura
Love Anabel, don't like Anna, Anne, Annie, Anabelle
Love Marianne, don't like Mary-Ann/e
Love Zara, don't like Zoe
Love Beth, don't like Bethan, Betty, Bessie, Betsy

somewherewest Fri 05-Aug-11 14:34:35

Love Sophia / hate Sophie (too cutesy/girly)

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