Favorite English Names
I am curious to know some of your favorite English names--that is, the names that you would give or have given to you children if you were to have or have had any.
Here are a few of mine:
(I'm from Mississippi, so I cannot resist this name. Not only does it pay homage to fellow southerner and famed states' rights advocate Thomas Jefferson, but it also gives a nod to the very honorable president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.)
I've always liked the name Jessica. James is one of my favorite names for men.
I also rather like my own name, but I think that's because when I imagine it being said, it's being said by someone who's in love with me. So in that situation, I'd probably like my name no matter what it was!
I like Danica, Fallon, Brooke and Marco.
I don't like Jennifer, Dirk, Kirk, Dick, Gay(e), Mickey, Stephen, Jeff & Mark.
I dunno but me seems Renate name is a tatar name as I have many tatar frineds with that name?
<<I dunno but me seems Renate name is a tatar name as I have many tatar frineds with that name?>>
No, it is a name of Latinate origin, meaning 'reborn' (Renatus, Renata). Renate is the same name and is widespread in Germany.
I would choose 'Samuel' for a boy child, because it is my mother's favourite name, and I like it, too.
The Most Popular Names for new born babies in SCOTLAND in 2005
1. Top 20 Boys' and Girls' Names 2005
This section presents information on the most popular names given to babies in Scotland during 2005.
The tables below give information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2005.
Change in Ranking
Change in Ranking
Rank Name Count 2004-05
Rank Name Count 2004-05
Lewis (Scottish - popular name for boys in Scotland)
Callum (Celtic - popular in Scotland)
James (I've got 4 mates called James and 2 called Jamie)
Erin (very popular - it's Irish)
Cameron (100% Scottish - very popular)
Katie (very popular name for lassies in Scotland)
Jamie (I've got 2 good mates called Jamie)
Daniel (lots of lads called Daniel)
Ben (loads of Bens knocking around)
Liam (loads of Liams in Scotland)
Olivia (got a cousin called Olivia)
Adam (popular in Bolton... Ha! But I have a mate from uni called Adam)
Dylan (Welsh name popular in Scotland)
Connor (loads of Connors)
Megan (Welsh name popular for Scots lassies)
Andrew (what can you say! our patron Saint!)
Alexander (my second name after Damian)
Holly (girl next door at home called Holly)
Aidan (another version spelt Aiden...see below)
Abbie (proper name but also a shortened version of Abigail)
Aiden (see above)
Other popular Scottish names not in the top 20 are (boys): Angus, Lachlan, Gavin, Hamish, Rory - among others...and in Gaelic speaking areas there are some Gaelic names with no English equivalents).
(Girls): Morag, Mairie, Fiona, Cailtin - among others; (as with the boys some Gaelic names in Gaelic areas).
I personally like unusual names. (Well, of course -- look at mine!) How boring to be another Bill or Ted or Mary or Sue. Use a little imagination when you name your kids! They're gonna be stuck with it for the rest of their lives....
Very few Anglo-Saxon English first names survive today in the English speaking world even though you still occasionally see ones like Athelstan, Cedric, Edward, Hattie, Manfred and Rowena.
I have always found many of the more obsucre English last names interesting like Arrowsmith, Cavendish, Culpepper, Estes, Lomax, Peckinpaw, Penn, Soares and Throckmorton. Some of them, ironically, are names that are not normally considered English in much the same way some Irish last names like Costello, Downey, Furlong, Malia and Mulholland are not thought of as being Irish by many people.
Costello sounds Italian. I would never have associated it with Ireland.
There are probably good reasons why "Athelstan" isn't so popular anymore....
Here's my favorite names:
Girls: Minette (no Minni's for short), Elizabeth, Emily, Georgie, Jane, Vienne
Boys: John, Gaiwain, Henry, Aleck, Jack, Cole
Names I don't like:
Girls: Ashley, Gertrude, Thelma, Agnes, Algae, Eunice, Helga, Erma
Boys: Buford, Archibald, August, Skeller, Ike, Cecil, Cillian, Percy
Uriel: <<Use a little imagination when you name your kids!>>
<< They're gonna be stuck with it for the rest of their lives.... >>
It's the reason ! That imagination should NOT be involved in this process... You can cause as much harm as badly fitting shoes.
Taking naming a child lightly is the first step to teenaged suicide.