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The Name Game: Guilty Pleasure Girl Names

Now that we’ve got our list of finalists all buckled down, I thought I would go through some of the names that I briefly considered but immediately shot down in my mind.

These are what some call guilty pleasure names: names that you couldn’t use yourself for one reason or another but still love nonetheless.

Here we go, in no particular order:

  • Penelope: I just like the way it sounds! And a nickname of Penny is super cute. But, names that require nicknames are a no-go. Plus I’d have to think about the spelling every time I wrote her name out.
    • Along the same line are Poppy, Piper and Pippa.
  • Charlotte: Because I’m a Sex and the City fan and my favorite character was Charlotte. It’s a feminine name but too long for us. It doesn’t have a nickname, really, but I don’t know… I just can’t use it.
  • Adele: And not because of the artist Adele, but because I like the name. It’s short, pretty simple, feminine but not “too girly.” But the artist/singer kind of ruined it for me. Not because she’s a bad artist but because she’s so popular!
  • Clementine: So southern! So cute! But again, too long.
  • Mabel: I love old lady names! Unfortunately OLNs are a major trend in baby-naming right now. And a friend of Mr. Handsome’s just named their dog Mabel so that kind of squashed it for me.
  • Hazel: My eyes are hazel, which may be the primary reason why this name appeals to me.
  • Daisy: So adorable! But too girly for me. I just can’t see a Judge or Dr. Daisy.

I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones I can currently think of.

It’s funny, I remember way back when Kiddo1 was on the way I thought girl names were so much easier than boy names. Now that we have to choose a girl name I’m thinking boy names are so much easier! The grass is always greener, right?

2 responses »

  1. I’m jealous you have finalists…we still have no idea!

  2. I love your names. Especially Poppy, it’s so cute.


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