For the 'different, not weird' baby namer

Favorite finds from my Facebook

on November 28, 2013

Like many other name lovers, I am ALWAYS looking for name inspiration. Facebook, of course, serves as an endless sea of names. Considering that a good 80% of the information on my Newsfeed simply informs me of what my ‘friends’ are enjoying for dinner, if it weren’t for the names, I’d have little reason to browse the site at all. Most of my Facebook interactions involve people born in the late 1980’s, so the names I’m exposed to probably don’t represent current baby name trends, but for some trend-fearers, that’s a good thing!
Without further ado, here are a few gems floating around on my Newsfeed at the moment.

Daphne– A spunky, delightfully feminine yet versatile name with an interesting mythological history.

Sarah– once so frightfully common as to be considered boring, I think Sarah has a timeless, elegant, simple beauty and should NOT be kicked to the curb! No, it’s not particularly unique, but just like Sophia, Sarah had her day in the sun because she is so gosh darn undeniably pretty. And now that she’s not so popular, perhaps Sarah is usable again.

Czarina– Not a name I’d personally be daring enough to use, but certainly a unique, flashy, girly choice for someone else!

Lainnie– What a cute, flirty name! I think this name (and spelling variants) could suit anyone from a little girl to a 50 year old professional, from a ballerina to a tomboy. And it would make a great nickname (think Elaine, Delaney, Alaina…).

Onnolee– A very clever way to achieve the extremely popular Analeigh/Annalee/Annalie while avoiding the “Anal” issue

Armando– how dapper! Rarely heard yet somehow familiar and easy to pronounce.

Quinn– I’ve met several little ones (both boys and girls) named Quinn but only this one adult. It’s a sleek, head-turning choice, but I think I prefer it on girls.

Perry– I saw this as a surname, but in today’s baby naming climate, it could work as a unisex name, don’t you think?

Tommy/Thomas– George is sneaking back into style, and I think Thomas is right alongside him. It’s a cute and wearable classic that ages well.

Donovan– I think this is a unique yet very wearable choice that would fit right in with trendy Declans, classic Dominics, and vintage Donalds alike.

What do you think of my Facebook Finds? And from where do YOU derive name inspiration?


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