Arielle - Unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of Arielle; however, I prefer it over Ariel.
Isabella (too popular?) - My daughter is Isabel. I found that Isabella was a little flouncy. Yes, it is quite popular recently; however I don't believe you should be basing your name decisions on this. Isabella is gorgeous, still.
Evangeline - I find this to be a little too old-fashioned for my taste. However, I like the nickname Eva, which is beautiful.
Evangelyn - I would have to list this as the same as Evangeline.
Arilyn / Aralyn / Aaralyn - I considered this name for my oldest daughter. I love the nickname Ara. All in all, I like Aaralyn the best out of the three. It's pretty.
Avenlie - I dislike this name, as it is a little too eccentric for my tastes.
Evonlea - This name is pretty-sounding, but I don't see it ageing well.
Everlyn - I prefer the name Evelyn, which is still unique but much more beautiful.
Emberlyn - Again, I prefer Evelyn or Emalyn, which share the same characteristics as I stated above. Emberlyn is a little too old-fashioned and eccentric.
Emalyn - Emalyn is pretty, modern, and should age well! Overall, it's one of my favourite names that you have listed!
Emmaline - Emmaline is nice, but would be better as Emmalin. I like the nickname "Emme", as well as "Emma"; however, Emma is a bit popular.
Emilia - How about the basic Emilie, which has a unique spelling? Emilia sounds as though it is trying a bit too hard to sound different. Still pretty, though.
Anwen - No offense, but I hate this name. Much too out there.
Arwen - Same as above.
Arianne/Arienna - This name is okay. I wouldn't personally pick it, but it's nice. I like Arianna the best, but as you didn't list it, Arienna is nice too.
Elinora/Eleanora - I like Eleanora. It's old-fashioned yet still pretty. I love the nickname Elle, as well as Ellie or Ella.
Eowyn - I'm sorry, but I don't even know how to pronounce this. And neither will her teachers, peers, etc.
Annora - How about Nora, as you listed below? I prefer that much more. Annora is okay, but not my favourite.
Avelyn - I would suggest Evelyn, as I said above, over Avelyn. Many will mistake Avelyn for Evelyn anyway.
Angelie - It's cute, but I dislike the nickname Angie.
Ailie - How about Allie instead? It's not overly popular, yet much more modern. This name sort of sounds like "Ale."
Annika - I don't really like this. It's sounds too...strange.
Bethany - Bethany is alright, but I dislike Beth; therefore, I wouldn't go with this name.
Adrianne - This name is alright, but a little too masculine perhaps.
Nora/Norah - Nora is cute, and will age well.
Kaya/Kaia - I prefer Kaily or Kara, which seem to similar. I don't like the way this one sounds. I prefer Kaya or Kaia, though.
Liora - Dislike, sorry.
As you may have noticed, my opinions got shorter as the names progressed. Perhaps next time you might want to seperate your names into two questions rather than one, as you'll get more detailed answers.
Hope I've helped,
- Mommy to Lily Marie, Isabel Rose, Chloe Noelle, and the twins: Shayne Laurence and Parker Ross. -
· 10 years ago