Since I was young, I’ve always loved names. In 4th and 5th grade, I used to sit and make up lists of names, discovering the phonetics I liked. In my high school french class, we were all required to choose a french name for ourselves to go by in class – I rejoiced at the opportunity to research french names. I picked a beautiful name for myself – Aurelie – and then once my teacher said it out loud, I realized I couldn’t pronounce it and switched to ‘Alice’.
Nowadays, I still have the same interest and love for names. Whenever a friend or family member is expecting, I am eager to hear their names and offer enthusiasm. Because I care deeply for the history and meanings of names, I thought I’d keep up a list of my favorite names here. These are the names I want to keep track of ‘for future reference’ when we start a family of our own.
Of course, sharing names hurts no one, so feel free to find inspiration from my own list of favorites. 🙂
Code: fn = family name
- Elliott (fn)
- Vincent (fn)
- Frances/Francesca (fn)
- Grace (fn)
- Veronika/Vera (fn)