Friday, December 29, 2006

Girls' names! Brought to you by the letter L and the word LOL

Lady
Lady Madeleine: because Lady sounds regal and elegant, vivacious and artistic.

And like a British noble title. Amazing!

Lake
(for a girl, boy, or intersex child) it's really important to me to name my kids things that don't perpetuate gender stereotypes. i like Lake because it's a natural name for something that's gender-free.

Finally! I was looking for the perfect thing to name my intersex child! Not an actual unisex name, no. A geographical feature! Also, isn't it lucky that this person speaks one of the few Western languages that doesn't have gendered articles? A quick sweep of those others reveals that lakes are usually masculine. Sorry, intersex child!

Lalage
means chatterbox in Greek, very gentle and melodious

While I am impressed that you apparently know the Greek word for "chatterbox," I am somewhat disturbed that you would wish such a thing upon yourself.

Lara
I like Lara for the simple reason that it's Lara Croft's name. It carries the image of a stong, indepedent woman.

A strong, indepedent woman with giant, giant jugs.

Laramie Rubriah
This name is belongs to friend of mine. I have always thought it was one of the loveliest I've ever heard. From what she has told me, Laramie is usually a boys name (more popular in places like Wyoming and Montana) and Rubriah is an old family name.

I am guessing that Laramie is actually not very popular in Wyoming. Kind of like how Brooklynn isn't so popular in, say, Brooklyn. Also, does Rubriah not sound like a communicable disease?

Laredo
Chris Cagle sings a country song called "Laredo" and it is also a famous city in Texas. If you have a simple last name, I think Laredo works well because it's unique but not stupid sounding.

There's definitely nothing stupid-sounding about being named after a Chris Cagle song.

Lasairfhiona
My favorite name of all time is..the ancient Irish Gaelic Lasairfhiona (la'sa'REEna), meaning "Flame Wine" or "Flaming Wine"..for several reasons. When I joined the SCA a year or so ago, I knew my persona would be Irish (I'm half Irish, half Danish - The Viking's revenge!), and I burrowed away on obscure websites looking for something that...felt right. It also had to fit both my personality and have a meaning I liked. I came across the name Lasairfhiona in the Annals of Connacht - a harrowing chronicle of murder, revenge, and feuds that leave the Sicilian Mafia standing...and did my homework..(I study Gaelic - ancient and modern in my spare time). Of course, it helps being a redhead...:-D Too bad I found it too late to give the name to my daughter...

No, no, no. The fact that it was too late to give the name Lasairfhiona to your daughter is clearly proof that there is a God.

(Also, many entries ago, didn't we have someone else from the SCA recommending Brandywine as a girls' name? When will these people finally have their wine taken away from them? NO DRINKING WHILE NAMING. IT'S THE LAW.)

Laura-Ashley Elizabeth
Its a name I wish I were named instead of Ashley Elizabeth...It's really pretty and just sounds classy!

I want to go pick out floral bedspreads right now!!

Laural
This name has always sounded beutiful to me, I can't really place where or when I started liking it.

Probably right after you failed a third grade spelling test, would be my guess.

Lauranthalas
I'm not quite sure if it's spelled exactly like that, but it's simalar. she too is a character in a book series. I like the longer variation of Lauren or Laurana. It sounds elegant.

It sounds like prescription medication to me. Maybe for osteoporosis? Also, if you can't spell "simalar," you might want to reconsider using an invented name with twelve letters in it. Just an idea.

Laureen
I want to submit my own name as a favorite! I have know two other Laureen's in my life, but it is not common and never seems listed on any baby name websites! My sisters are Maureen and Kathleen and my Mother pretty much made it up with a L instead of M in Maureen.

Maureen AND Laureen? Laureen, congratulations on not murdering your mother while she slept.

Lauren Elise
Laura was my aunt's name who was accidently run over by her great-aunt. I wanted to honor her and use her name, but haven't like Laura. I'm a piano player, thence, Elise from "Fur Elise"

"Mom? How did I get my name?" "Well, dear, I had this aunt who was accidentally run over by her great-aunt..."

Leigue
pronounced the same as league. I like this name because it's different. It's my middle name and I've never met anyone else with it.

New feature-length film idea for the Bad Baby Names Blog: TWO THOUSAND LEIGUES UNDER THE SEA!!!

Leila Vega Kione
Leila means 'dark, beautiful,' Vega means 'falling star,' and Kione means 'one who comes from nowhere.' All together, the name means 'beautiful, dark star falling from nowhere.' I think it's just a gorgeous and mysterious sounding name, without being too out there.

Why not just name her "Meteorite?" Way simpler, way more to the point.

Lennon (girl)
I love the name Lennon for a girl. It makes me think of the wonderful John Lennon. It's a unique name, and for a nickname you could be called Len (pronounced like Lynne).

Maybe if you're from the bowels of the deep American South and can't tell the difference between "pen" and "pin." If you are from planet Earth, however, you might recognize that Len and Lynne have two different sounds. But then, you also think Lennon is nice on a girl, so maybe you are not from planet Earth. Sorry, spaceling!

Lenoire
(lay-NWAHR) I was looking for a good name for a female Goth to use in a story and thought of Lenore. But when I asked for opinions, someone made a typo and spelled it Lenoire. I decided I liked it even better! Le noir is translated "The night" in French, I just liked it better with the extra E, hence Lenoire.

Actually, this is akin to naming someone "Blackie." Only with incorrect articles. Perhaps you were looking for "Lesoir"? What was so wrong with Lenore, anyway?

Lexus Bleue
strong, confident name with the needed edge of femininity. goes well with the middle name Bleue.

With a 288 horsepower V8 engine and variable valve timing, the Lexus Bleue also comes with a 50,000 mile warranty. Stop by your Lexus dealer today!

Lilithlani
A lot of 'l's and 'i's, but it has such a pretty sound (it's a combination of Lilith and Lani)

Hope Lilithlani doesn't have a speech impediment. Wiwiphwani just wouldn't have that "pretty sound."

LILLIAN NACOLE
well.. if i have another girl this will be her name... thought it was differant

WAW, I thought it was differant too! I dan't know whay that wauld be.

Lilyth Eve
I like the name Lilyth in the historical context of her being Adam's first wife and I think it would be interesting to use it combined with the traditional "wifey" Eve. I also prefer to change the spellings of names which is why I did not use the standard Lillith here. And for the record, this is my cactus's name (without the middle name though).

I am hoping Eve is her apple tree.

Lindesty
Ignore the nasty character that had this name in a science fiction show. I love the sound of it regardless. That's got to count for something, doesn't it?

I can try to ignore the nasty character that has this name in a science fiction show, but I can't seem to drown out the nasty sound this name makes. I can't even decide how someone came up with this name. Linda + Destiny? Lily + Modesty? Linda + Nasty??

Logan Bay Mackenzie
This name comes from a series of short stories I have wrote. This name could be used for either a boy or a girl. To me it means, "Child born from the sea"

That's funny. To me, it means "little hollow bay son of Coinneach." And by "me," I mean "etymology."

Londynn
The name Londynn is such a beautiful name for a girl. London is my favorite city, and I love names of towns for children. The spelling with a "y" makes the name for feminine. It's also very unique as I have never met anyone with this name.

You are clearly not frequenting enough strip bars.

Lurrah
knew it from childhood, very different from Laura, Lorna, or Lara. The name of a Native American woman. It has a lure to it, don't you think?

You might even say it has a lurrah to it.

Lyrica Hayley
This was going to be my daughter's name untill she established herself as definately NOT fluffy during labor! This is a very beautiful Girly name.

I don't know that many babies DO establish themselves as "fluffy" during labor. My understanding is that they usually establish themselves as "painful large objects protruding from your hoo-hoo." That said, I don't see that Lyrica Hayley is a very fluffy name. It sounds sort of like an 80s dominatrix name to me.


And finally, there are no words:

Lzay
Was playing around with words. This name came from Lazy. Love the end result, kind of an upbeat Lizzie.

Liberty Belle
Just beautiful!! I saw a fashion spread by this title and fell in love with it. Libby is a cute name for a little girl but Liberty is a more mature sounding name that is still very pretty.

Lucrezia
I will name my first daughter after Lucrezia Borgia. I love the sound of it (Lew-cray-see-uh) as well as the history behind it.