I’ve been thinking about names a lot here lately and thought I’d share some of my favorites. The problem is that I absolutely love names and I have a super hard time choosing favorites. So, I thought I’d start with the letter A and work my way through the alphabet doing a post every Friday. How does that sound?
Anika — very beautiful
Adriel — follower of God
Aimee — beloved
Adrianna — dark woman from the sea
Anya/Anja — graceful
Adelaide — noble and kind
Ashtony — (surname) meaning unknown
Ariadne — the holy one
Andraya — trusted by God
Antonia/Antoinette — beyond price, praiseworthy
Aurelia — golden
Amberleigh/Amberly — meaning unknown
Adrian — dark, rich
Alekzandr — protector of men
Axel — source of all life
Aaron — exalted
Andre — strong, manly
Allen — handsome, fair
Asher — blessed, happy
Aidan — little fiery one
Now, you must understand that I’m not compiling a list of potential names for future children. While most of these names I wouldn’t mind giving to my own children, there are a few that I wouldn’t. As some of my readers may know, I consider myself a bit of a writer… and some of my characters will end up with these names. Just thought I’d clarify. 😉
Anyway, if you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment and let me know! Or share some of your favorite “A-names” with me; I’m always interested in hearing what names other people like! 🙂
And be sure to come back for another post next Friday! 🙂
Oh I love those! And my favorite a names..for a girl: Amber-fierce. Aubrey – Elf wisdom. Great. 😀
Thanks, Sarah! And thanks for sharing! I do like the name Amber, but I prefer Amberly. I had forgotten about that one… 😉
Amberly is lovely!
Thanks! I guess it has no real meaning, though…
That is a really neat idea, I too am pretty fond of names…My favorite A names for girls are probably Ann(not just because it is my middle name, even if it wasn’t I am sure it would still be a fav:-)) and Auraylia. Ann means Gracious, but I have no idea what Auraylia means…..I have looked it up on several sites but can’t find it…..to be honest, I think I could have made it up…..
As for boys, I love the name Aaron as well and Austin.
Thanks, Rayleigh! 🙂
Okay, I can see that I’m gonna have to update my post… 😉 I have always liked the name Aurelia — I’m assuming that Auraylia is just a variant spelling of that name. And I like the name Ann as well, though I prefer the Russian form: Anya/Anja.
Oh yes I like Anya too!!! And yes, I suppose Auraylia is just a different spelling…..do you know what it means??????
As a matter of fact, I do! It means “golden”. Just added it to my post. 😉
Haha! I like that!!
Me too! 🙂
These are some great names! Understandable your trying to clarify that these are “character” names. To find new names for characters, or period names for historical characters, I actually look on sites meant for choosing names for children. 😀
Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Grace! 🙂
Well, most of them I would be okay with giving to my kids — most of them. 😉
Thanks! You too!
Whoa this is cool! 🙂
Some of my favorite girl names are Angela (messenger from God); Evangeline (bearer of good news); Hannah (favor/grace of God); Elisabeth (consecrated to God) and Olysea (defender of mankind – and this has nothing to do with it being my middle name, I used to hate it because I know a boy named Alexander which means the same thing)
And boy names………….. I guess I’ve never thought about that much. Richard (powerful/strong ruler); Aidan (like you); Orlando (renowned in the land – ha ha ha ha HA ;D); Nicholas (victorious), and Elijah/Elias (the LORD is my God) 🙂
Thanks, Ysa! 🙂
Those are some great choices. You’ll be seeing some of those names in my future posts. 😉
Great idea of posting names of each letter of the alphabet! 😉 I really like some of the names you posted: Adriel, Adrianna, Aaron, Aidan, Alekzandr (‘cept I’d probably spell it Alexander 😉 ). A few other of my favorite A names are Abigail, Anne, and Andrew.
Thank you, Heather! 🙂
My nephew’s middle name is Alexander & I really like it! But I just fell in love with the Russian spelling: Aleksandr. Then I decided to trade the “S” for “Z”… Can’t decide which way I prefer it. 😉
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This is awesome, Aery! And you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw Aurelia on your list, since that’s the name of a main character in the book I’m writing now! Talk about ESP! ;p
Thanks, M! 🙂
I actually wrote a story about a girl named Aurelia several years ago. You haven’t been reading my stuff, have you? ;P
LOL! My spy skills aren’t *that* good. ;p
Hm… Well, that is good to know. 😉
There’s no telling how vastly they will have improved after my visit to the Spy Museum, though. Hmmm…. ;p
Should I be worried?
Naw, you’re safe. ;p
Whew! That’s a relief. 😉