Author Name: Claribel
Jul 23, 2014 by Jennifer M.
I just found out that I am expecting and my first reaction was to check out your website. I have a whole collection of names that I have saved in the back of my diaries and I am super excited to finally be able name someone other then my puppies and the characters I develop in my short stories. Over the years I have found your website very helpful compiling this list. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.
I have a quick questions: have you ever heard of the name Claribel? My favourite Latin American writer is Claribel Alegria. I noticed it is not in your database. What are your thoughts on this name?
Elizabeth A., Belize
Claribel is an alternate spelling of the name Clarabelle, a combination of the names Clara (Illustrious) and Belle (Beautiful).
You are very welcome for my hard work and dedication! I love names and love that you are using the site for your pets and fictional characters.
What Lies Within
Jul 14, 2014 by Jennifer M.
I saw the name Janalyn on another website with unique baby names. I think that it’s a very pretty name, but do you think that it is too trendy?
Yes, it sounds like a pretty name, and is definitely a combination of the names Jana and Lyn. However, be careful with words that lie within a name! It may lead to teasing.
Therefore, I would not recommend using this name.
Grandmother’s Name: Alvietta
Jun 23, 2014 by Jennifer M.
I want to ask you about a name from my family history. My however many greats grandmother’s name was Alvie Etta. I’ve also seen it spelled Alvietta. I love the way it sounds and I was wandering what it meant. For context: she lived in Texas in the late 1800’s.
Alvie was a diminutive, feminized version of the name Alvin, which means “Noble Warrior.”
Etta is a diminutive, feminized suffix applied to names.