Names for My Imaginary Children


We all think about this a little bit, right? Even if we have no intention of every procreating, it's fun to imagine the perfect moniker for our tiny minions, eh?

Being the typical Minnesota mix of Norwegian/Swedish/German, with a last name to match, I believe this is a valid excuse for an awesomely matching ethnic first name to saddle my babies with. On my list
  1. Greta
  2. Elsie
  3. Annetta
  4. Mahrin
  5. Simon
  6. Sorin
  7. Oscar
  8. Henry
  9. Calvin
(My apologies to any readers who are Scandinavian/German if I spelled those wrong. Also, I'm fully aware that those boys names aren't particularly ethnic. More just old man names)

What about you?

Posted by Sarah Von

19 comments:

Sara said...

Being a Virgo, I have mine!
1.Serenity
2.Yassin (boy)
3. Camille (pronounced as the French would say it)
4. Yasmina
5.Dalila/Dalida
6. Safey (Safi) (boy) meaning Pure
7.'Ezz (boy; glory &/pride)
8. Aley/Ali (boy)

I am Egyptian, you can guess it from the Arabic influence on the names (I think?)

Alline de Paula said...

I do NOT have the slightest intention of having kids, but if I was to choose I would name a girl Linda (because it means beautiful in Portuguese and would be easy for my Irish in-laws to pronounce). No names for boys.
Btw, Sarah, I received you postcard... GORGEOUS, with a very very very faint smell of llamas indeed! lol Thank you soooo much! But I`ve been hunting high and low for postcards of my city to send you, but as it seems nobody wants to see how a small industrial city in the country side of the state of São Paulo in Brazil looks like. Lame.....

Jackie said...

Lucy
Hunter

That's all I've got.

Rachel Premo said...

I would love to have two little boys and then a little girl. They would be called:

1. Nicholas (Nick)
2. Daniel (Danny)
3. Emma

I just think those names sound cute together : )

Zavi said...

Don't know if I will ever have kids if I do I like Estavanico and Califia. I'm a history buff... and their nicknames would be Stavi and Cali so they would rhyme with Zavi, I KNOW super corny

Ms. Kisslockchain said...

I've given this a lot of thought. Ironic, considering that at the moment I don't ever want to have children. That may or may not change, but I'm prepared nonetheless.

Girl - Simon Marie
Boy - Tobias Ezekial

earlgreyrooibos said...

It's good that I'm not having kids, because I'd name them Villanelle and Sestina - forms of poetry

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Okay, Ms.KLC - Simon is sooo cute for a girl! omg. and I love Camille too.
Sarah, Henry is on MY list too! And Audrina was on my list until a cerain MTV show. :-( Now I have no idea for a girls name...

Gayle said...

I always wanted a boy called Silas. Not that I actually want children but if it ever happened then that would be a sort of choice although Jack after my Grandad runs in first place at the moment.
Girls - am not so sure about. Bea I always like and Esthers good too.

Freya said...

I'll fight you for Greta. It's the only one I've got. I'm hoping if I ever have children though that the preggo genes will give me some magic names for the bun in the oven.

Helen said...

Rueben
Sebastian
Esmerelda (Esme for short)
Isabelle/Isobel/Isabel

Bridey said...

+ Calliope
+ Pallas
+ Evelyn (Evie)
+ Ruby
+ Lily (except my friend has already reserved it!)
+ Seamas
+ Oscar (Sarah, that is a great name)
+ Hector

I think I will probably use the more outlandish names in my books instead though :)

Madeleine said...

Girls
- Gladus
- Layla
- Philomena
- Lucy
- Lilly

Boys
- Sebastian
- Keith
- Cash
- Carter

Anonymous said...

Gabriel
Nino
Napoleon
Nanette
Antoinette
Louis
Viktor
Oskar
Aurelius
Apolline
Elvis
Linus
Caesar

Pf too much names I like! :)

Kaylen said...

Gals:
Zoe Marie
Madeline Mae
Lucy
Ruby
Millie

Boys:
Oliver James
Rusty (NOT Russell, just Rusty)
Oscar
Louie

Beth said...

Merwin
Stetson
Austin (notice a trend?)
James
___

No girl names, rly, Is that weird?

Jasmine said...

Boys:
- Jude
- William (Liam for short)

Girl:
- Elizabeth (Elly for short)

:)

just a girl trying to find her place in this world said...

Girls:
* Nona
* Willow
* Maya
* Claire
* Bella
* Dalia
* Meadow

Boys:
* Forest (one r)
* Stone
* Lennon
* Aspen
* Beau
* Oliver
* Mason

Anonymous said...

Tallulah
Henrietta
Beatrice
Eleanor
Dorothea
Phoebe
Elijah
Finneas
Faustus
Raphael

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