Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Name This Baby Boy

This is another game I enjoy playing. Name the baby boy in this photo using his real initials C.I.G.

The last letter G is a name that can be used as a last name or a first name. 

You don't have to limit yourself to one name, you can come up with a whole list of possible names for him using the initials C.I.G.


Your Resident Name Enthusiast,
Miss Laurie :) 

Name Trivia Game

As promised, here's a little Name Trivia Game for your enjoyment.

How is works:
--Answer the 10 Name Trivia Questions to the best of your ability without looking up the answers. All questions are multiple choice so just choose one answer.
--After you comment with your answers I will respond and tell you which questions you answered correctly.

Have fun! :)

Name Trivia Questions

1. What does the Biblical name Hannah mean?
"peaceful" / "favour" or "grace" / "covenant" / "my father is joy"

2. Which of these masculine names mean "dog"?
James / Noah / Luke / Caleb

3. Which of these names is not a form of John?
Hugh / Evan / Sean / Johannes

4. What does the Virtue name Verity mean?
"hope" / "friendship" / "truth" / "constance"

5. Which of these is not traditionally used as a nickname for Margaret?
Molly / Meg / Midge / Peggy

6. What do the initials C.S. stand for in author C.S. Lewis's name?
Colin Stone / Clarence Stanton / Clyde Stanley / Clive Staples

7. Which of these masculine Irish names means "little king"?
Riley / Ryan / Ronan / Reagan

8. Which of these girls names was more popular than the others in the USA in 2010?
Jocelyn / Emma / Claire / Bailey

9. Which of these French feminine names means "beloved"?
Amelie / Ariane / Adele / Aimee

10. Which of these boys names was more popular than the others in the USA in 2010?
Eric / Luis / Carter / Jacob

I look forward to seeing your answers!

Your Resident Name Enthusiast,
Miss Laurie

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Name The Family Game

We often play this game over at Behind the Name so I thought I'd make one here for my readers to enjoy trying their hand at.

Use the rules given to provide a first name (fn) and a middle name (mn). Enjoy!

Husband: fn - Irish, mn - begins with letter J
Wife: fn - Biblical, mn - starts with R

Daughter 1:  fn - long feminine sounding name, mn - flower name
Daughter 2: fn - starts with letter L, mn - virtue name
Son 1: fn - Welsh name, mn - strong masculine sounding name
Son 2: fn - Biblical name, mn - Irish name
Daughter 3: fn - French name, mn - form/related to Elizabeth
Son 3: fn - starts with letter R, mn - related to or similar sound as father's fn

Hope you have fun doing this. If you're interested in playing more name game like these let me know and I'll post more! :)

~Miss Laurie
Your Resident Name Enthusiast

Results Of My Name Polls

Here are the results of the two name polls I put up last week. Thanks to everyone for voting!

Margaret Annette - 1 Vote (33%)
Rachel Genevieve - 2 Votes (66%)
Tabitha Hope - 1 Vote (33%)
Evelyn Hannah - 2 Votes (66%)
Molly Janessa - 1 Vote (33%)
Annika Claire - 1 Vote (33%)
Naomi Cadence - 1 Vote (33%)
Cassandra Morgan - 3 Votes (100%)
Ella Lacey - 1 Vote (33%)
Alexandra Simone - 0 Votes (0%)

Sullivan Elias - 1 Vote (33%)
Craig Roland - 2 Votes (66%)
Phillip Leon - 0 Votes (0%)
Asa Ethan - 2 Votes (66%)
Gavin Troy - 0 Votes (0%)
Bronson James - 1 Vote (33%)
Alden Mitchell - 0 Votes (0%)
Dylan Coleman - 1 Vote (33%)
Noah Emmett - 2 Votes (66%)
Porter Trenton - 1 Vote (33%)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vote In My Name Polls

I just created two polls on the sidebar for you all to vote in. I randomly generated combos at Baby Name Genie and picked the nicest names. Vote for all that you like and let me know which ones you voted for and why.

I voted for these:

Margaret Annette - love Margaret and Annette is interesting
Rachel Genevieve - I rather like these name together but would prefer Genevieve Rachel
Tabitha Hope - love this combo, it's so sweet!
Evelyn Hannah - rather nice but Hannah is quite popular
Annika Claire - very pretty
Cassandra Morgan - love Cassandra, Morgan is okay but not the best with first name Cassandra

Sullivan Elias - like this quite a bit
Craig Roland - I'm like the name Craig more and more, Roland is okay but rather old sounding
Asa Ethan - love Asa and Ethan is okay as a middle name
Bronson James - like the flow of this combo
Noah Emmett - love Emmett and Noah is cute
Porter Trenton - both names are interesting, I like Trent better than Trenton

Just a bit of fun. The polls will be up for a week and then I'll post the results. So vote away!

Very Truly Your's,
Miss Laurie

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Revised Top 12 Names

Happy Mother's Day to all of you and your mothers!

After a bit of fun with a few other opinions I finally decided on the names to add to my favorites list. Thanks for all of your comments, I appreciate all of your comments! 

Top 12 Girls Combos
  1. Eleanor Sally
  2. Amy Irene
  3. Lydia Pearl
  4. Sadie Arabella
  5. Lena Beatrice
  6. Emma Claire
  7. Julia Mary
  8. Sophia Evelyn
  9. Clara Adelaide
  10. Jane Margaret 
  11. Phoebe Catherine
  12. Evangeline Mercy

Top 12 Boys Combos
  1. Edmund Laurence
  2. Simon Henry
  3. Nathaniel Welcome
  4. Colin Stone
  5. Emmett Humphrey
  6. Ciaran Michael
  7. Gideon Levi
  8. Ian Kenneth
  9. Silas Jasper
  10. Jack Matthias
  11. Jonathan Garrett
  12. William Ezra
I put the new or changed combos in bold

What do you think of the changes? 
Which combos do you think would make good siblings names? 

Very Truly Your's,
Miss Laurie :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Adding & Changing Favorite Combos

I've been thinking a lot about my favorite combos and I've been wanting to add two more combos bringing each list up to 12 combos.
You can find my favorite combos in the page tabs above.

Your opinions are much appreciated!

Girls First Names:
  • Jane - I currently have Jane Sophia on my list but I've been loving Sophia as a first name lately and want to seperate it from Jane. So I'm looking for a new middle name for Jane. What do you think of Jane Margot, Jane Margaret, Jane Evelyn (or should I spell it EveLynn because that's how I pronounce it?)
  • Sophia - I just love how beautiful Sophia is and want to give it a special place on my favorites list. What do you think of Sophia Lisette? Or maybe Sophia Margot, Sophia Evelyn or Sophia Isolde?
  • Phoebe - I've always loved Phoebe and want it back on my favorite combos list. What do you think about Phoebe Isolde, Phoebe Evelyn or Phoebe Margot?
Here's names I'd like to use as middle names: Catherine, Evelyn (or is EveLynn better?), Isolde, Lisette, Margaret, Margot. Any other combo suggestions using first names above?

What about Evelyn? I love this name but I always pronounce it like eve-lin instead of the common ev-uh-lin. So I'm wondering if I was to use it should I spell it Evelyn and pronounce it how I want to or should I spell it Evelynn, EveLynn or Eve-Lynn?

Boys Combos:
  • Jonathan Garrett - I've been loving both of these names and thought they sounded rather nice together. What do you think? Or do you think Jonathan Rhys and Garret Matthias / Matthias Garrett works better?
  • Emmett Humphrey - I love Emmett as a first name lately. And I'm liking Humphrey more and more lately but think it works better as a middle name.
  • Also what do you think of Ian Kenneth? Is it better than Jack Kenneth?

I know, lots of questions but I'd love hear your thoughts on all of these things!

Thanks so much!
Miss Laurie