Just a few names I've been pondering lately. I don't really love any of them enough to be adding them to my lists, but I'm curious what you all think. They're just names that, for whatever reason, have been in my head as of late. Might as well get them out there.
Ariel - Not Arielle, and pronounced Air-ee-ul, not ah-ree-el.
Feel free to be as brutally honest as you'd like, I'm just curious. Thanks!!
I'm not at all religious, so I didn't even realize Delilah had any sort of biblical connotation, let alone such a negative one that you all know about it..... that's definitely an interesting thought, thanks. <3
Ariel- I love this name!<3 I do prefer Arielle, but Ariel is beautiful also. [=
Delilah- Another name that I love! One of my favorite songs is "Hey There Delilah" and it reminds me of that. ;] On the downside, there is always the story of Delilah and Samson, and Delilah from the bible is not exactly a great namesake, lol.
Heather- Ehh. I'm really not a fan. I have an aunt named Heather, and it just reminds me of an adult woman. It seems outdated to me, not a horrible choice though.
Mallory- I've never run into a Mallory before, I really think that's a gorgeous name though. If you're not planning on using it any time soon, I think I might throw that into the running for my girl's name. [=
Lysander- Not really my style. =/
Mathias- I used to know a little Mathias, and he was a sweetheart, so I'm a little biased, but I do really like this name. =]
Ariel - I love it! I want to prefer Arielle, since it's the feminine spelling, but Ariel just looks sweeter. I do like Arianne/Ariana more, though! Either way, Ari is a cute nn, and Elle/Ella is sweet, as well.
Delilah - the religious connotations make it unusable to me, but I do like the sound. I've come to prefer Elila ("God of the feminine") and Alila ("she who cries"), personally.
Heather - way too dated for me, but I did appreciate it for a short time after reading a book with an adorable Heather in it. :)
Mallory - I used to love this! Like Mallory, but less dated. I would love to meet one, I really love it.
Lysander - didn't Shakespeare use this? I really like it, but I do prefer Leander personally.
Mathias - I like it, but I prefer the classic Matthew.
Ariel - As in The Little Mermaid! I love it! :) All me and my sisters loved this film when it came out, sadly at 32, 30, 30, & 26 we still do. It's also my step daughters (12) favourite kid film, so I just love the name because of that.
Delilah- Pretty! I think Lilah makes a lovely nickname.
Heather- It's dated, but I do like the name because I grew up in Scotland and during the right season you'd see wild Heather flowers at my dad's house and the country side. Another sentimental name to me.
Mallory- It's cute. I'd say dated. I knew of a few growing up, I still like it though.
Lysander- Very Greek and A Midsummer Night's Dream-ish. I'm not a fan. I do relate it pretty much only to the Shakespeare play.
Mathias- I prefer Elias or Matthew more. It's nice, just not my taste.
Ariel - Not Arielle, and pronounced Air-ee-ul, not ah-ree-el: I love it, though I do like the ah-ree-el pronunciation better
Delilah--It's a beautiful name but the association with the biblical Delilah ruins it for me.
Heather--It's fine. Very 70s/80s.
Mallory--I really like the name quite a bit, but the meaning (ill-omened) ruins it for me. I'm definitely big on meanings though and I know a lot of people aren't. I'd just hate for my kid to be disappointed if they look up their name meaning and find out it's something negative.
Lysander--I hate to say it, but it just makes me think of Lysol.
Mathias--I like it!
Ariel i dont like this at all. i hate this pronounciation. arielle is so much prettier.
Delilah i feel i should like this but i dont
Lysander would live to see this. although it sounds more girly. like alessandra would work much better