Hello! We've been narrowing down names for our soon-to-be-born little girl. The last name is Germanic/Dutch and sounds like VAHSS-till. I don't want to give too many specifications because we'd like to be surprised. I'm kind of hoping for a "never once considered" suddenly blooming as The Ultimate Choice. Suggestions?
Boy names are difficult because there are so few; girl names are tricky because there are so MANY. There are so many STYLES: there are the gender neutral ones like Cameron and Bailey, or you can go ultra-feminine like Alissandra and Arabella. There are the modern names like McKenna and Cadence, and there are the old names like Margaret and Victoria. Ack! It can be overwhelming!
Since you aren't giving any hints about where your preferences lie, what I'll do is give you a list of my own current favorite girl names. And then I hope readers will do the same, so you'll have a nice broad spectrum to consider.
This isn't a complete list of my favorites. These are more the names that jump out at me when I go through The Baby Name Wizard. There are many other names that, if I were to give them a moment's thought, would be on this list in a heartbeat. My own daughter's name NEVER CAUGHT MY EYE in a million perusals of baby name books; I never noticed it until I saw it in a magazine when I was pregnant. So, anyway, my partial list:
Hm. I seem to prefer the first half of the alphabet.
All right, now your turn, commenters! Leave a list of your favorite girl names for Jane to search through.