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4-Letter, 1-Syllable Word Names

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A rather specific title, but there’s a reason for that. I noted down a few names a few days ago, and they all complied to these specific criteria. Odd, huh? A post about these types of names was therefore necessary, because one mustn’t dismiss such a coincidence.

In truth, the original post was going to look at many, many of them, but there are hundreds to consider. So instead we’re turning this into a Top 10 post, consisting of mainly names that captured my imagination and interest. The only main filter I used was omitted potentials which had less-than-lovely meanings, since they’re more obvious when using English words as names, than say, using a name derived from Latin, such as Claude which means crippled. The definitions used are courtesy of my long-suffering Cambridge Dictionary. That, and the original list was heavily biased in favour of female names, so Soul and Bell ended up on missing out in favour of names not necessarily masculine, but more in the way of unisex-ness (#5&#9).

1. Lace

a decorative cloth which is made by weaving thin thread in delicate patterns with holes in them

2. True

(especially of facts or statements) right and not wrong; correct

3. Wren

a very small, brown bird

4. Dove

a white or grey bird, often used as a symbol of peace

5. Jazz

a type of modern music with a rhythm in which the strong notes are usually not on the beat and which is usually improvised

6. Plum

a small round fruit with a thin smooth red, purple or yellow skin, sweet soft flesh, and a single large hard seed

7. Arch

a structure consisting of a curved top on two supports, which holds the weight of something above it

something that has the shape of this structure, often used for decoration

the raised curve on the bottom of your foot

8. Glow

to produce a continuous light and sometimes heat

 
to look attractive because you are happy or healthy, especially with eyes that are shining

9. Sage

wise, especially as a result of great experience

10. Maze

a complicated system of paths or passages which people try to find their way through for entertainment

an area in which you can get easily lost because there are so many similar streets or passages

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The Crazy Brits

Let’s indulge ourselves with a litte name spotting in the London Birth Announcements, notable names are in bold, siblings in brackets:

Alexandra Charlotte Ozanne, (Isabelle)

Alice Dhanlaxmi

Amelia Jonquil Angharad

Amélie India Lucy, (William)

Beau Vivienne, (Ada Rose)

Celia Jane Vanessa, (Dougal)

Charlotte Carol Jane, (Oscar)

Darcey Carmen Rose, (Theo)

Ellen Andrea Maria

Florence Iona Emily Peel, (Isla and Willa)

Isla Aris

Henrietta Philippa Rose, (Annelies and Martha)

Iona Kathryn, (Imogen May)

Iris Arabella, (Katinka)

Isla Katherine

Isobelle Susannah

Jemima and Willa, twins

Katinka Alice Belsham, (Bella and Freddie)

Katinka Lily

Liberty Valentina Vaughan

Louisa Jane, Alistair

Mair ‘Polly’ Elisabeth Patricia, (Florence)

Marnie

Martha Maud, (Guy)

Martha Sophie Poppy, (Tilly and Olive)

Mary Beatrice Rose

Mary Constance, (Elsa and George)

Molly Elizabeth Sarah

Molly Juliet

Nancy Rebecca, (Lily)

Nancy Rose

Octavia, (Claudia)

Sadie Francesca

Soma Isis, (Seth and Saul)

Tessa Charlotte Jane, (Isabelle and Eliza)

Tessa Honor Bruce, (Tamsin and Jemima)

Willa Victoria Joanna Rees, (Hamish)

Zinnia Alice Victoria

Alasdair James Dudley

Alexander George Walter Halley, (Serena)

Archie Geoffrey

Arthur John Christopher, (Thady)

Caspar Anthony Wallace

Freddie Samuel, (Jack and Georgia)

George Alfred Beresford

George James Sherlock

George Raffles Tyndale

Griffyd Hunter Heber

Hector David

Henry Arthur Bromhead, (Jenkyn)

Henry Leonidas Tiberius, (Mark and Rupert)

James Luigi Wood, (Johnny)

Jasper Florian

Lawrence Happy John Owen, (Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine)

Luke Christopher Æneas, (Angus, Orlando and Cosmo)

Oscar Gürsel

Oscar Jack Peter, (Kit and Jemima)

Peter Jack, Angus

Raphael Willam, (Isabella Flora and Lochlann James)

Rudy Felix James, (Olly and Chloe)

Tarka Alexander Arthur

Tobias Tarquin

Thomas Douglas Marinho

Wilbur Clement, (Patti Plum)

My favourite sibset? It has to be Lawrence Happy, Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine.

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