February is often thought of as the month of love. This month I made a video about Valentine’s Day Inspired names, as well as a video about names of 10 romantic couples. Of course I thought of far more than just 10 Romantic couples, many of which have wonderful names! Here are some more names of Romantic couples.
Lucy & Desi
Lucille Ball & Desiderio Arnaz.
Desiderio is definitely not a name that you hear everyday. I hear Desi a lot now as a nickname for Desiree. Lucille may feel a bit old, but Lucy is very youthful, and back in fashion.
Jack & Rose – “Titanic”
Jack Dawson & Rose DeWitt Bukater.
The first movie that made me cry was Titanic. Jack is a strong, solid, and popular name. I love Rose. Rose is so elegant and timeless. If I had to rename myself, I’d choose Rose.
Sandy & Danny – “Grease”
Danny Zuko & Sandy Olsson.
Oh, Danny & Sandy. I sang songs from this musical years before I had any clue what it was about. When I think of the name Sandy I definitely picture Olivia Newton-John. I’ve met so many Daniel’s and Danny’s. Still a very popular name in the U.S.
Héloïse & Abélard
Héloïse d’Argenteuil & Peter Abélard.
The epitome of a tragic love affair. Héloïse is a beautiful name. It reminds me of the similar Eloise which has been climbing the charts lately. There are dozens of historic and literary Peter’s. Peter is a name I’ve always liked but never loved quite enough to consider using.
Harry & Sally – “When Harry Met Sally”
Harry Burns & Sally Albright.
I love a good Meg Ryan film. It’s fascinating to me that Harry is much more popular across the pond than it is here. Harry is #1 in England, #6 in Wales, #7 in Ireland, #9 in Scotland, but all the way down at #718 in the U.S. Sally is simple, wholesome, and quite sweet. I’d love to meet a little girl named Sally!
Adam & Eve
Truly an iconic couple with names that have stood the test of time. Adam is a name that ages well and feels very current. I love the simplicity of Eve and the adorable nickname “Evie”. Eve would make for a lovely first or middle name.
Ross & Rachel – “Friends”
Ross Geller & Rachel Green.
If I’m up too late, chances are I’m watching re-runs of “Friends”. Both Ross and Rachel are names that have a familiarity and warmth to me. I think Ross would make a cool middle name. I don’t think I’ve met a Rachel that I didn’t like.
Barbie & Ken
Barbara Millicent Roberts & Ken Carson.
Who knew those were there full names? The names Barbie & Ken definitely remind me of being a kid and the iconic dolls. I must apologize to my Ken doll for dressing him in Barbie clothes, accidentally pulling out his leg, and loosing him at the beach.
Scarlett & Rhett
Katie Scarlett O’Hara & Captain Rhett K. Butler.
Fiddly-dee. I love names from this book and movie. Rhett is a strong, masculine, and handsome name. I love the name Scarlett so much. It’s just shy of being in my top 10.
Jane Eyre & Edward Rochester – “Jane Eyre”
Jane Eyre & Edward Fairfax Rochester.
Jane & Edward – two strong and classic sounding names. I’m always fighting for the name Jane on blogs and forums. It’s simple but so beautiful. Edward has an old-fashioned yet still very usable feel to me as well.
Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy – “Pride & Prejudice”
Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Oh, Jane Austen. She gets me every time! How rich and wonderful is the character name Fitzwilliam Darcy? Side note, I think Darcy is an adorable name for a little girl. Elizabeth Bennet is such a strong character and beautiful name. Both Elizabeth & Bennett (add a t) are two of my favorite names.
Robin Hood & Maid Marian
Robin Hood reminds me of my little brother, Sean. As a kid he watched both the Disney & Kevin Costner versions more times than should be allowed. I like the name Robin for a girl. Both Marian and Robin have sadly dipped in popularity.
Buttercup & Westley – “The Princess Bride”
Princess Buttercup & Westley.
Okay, so this is easily the movie that my family quotes the most. I loved it when I was a little one and I love it now. I totally wanted to be named Buttercup when I was a kid. Westley is such a cool spin on Wesley. Many people actually sound like they’re saying Westley when pronouncing Wesley. I think it’s a usable name and you could use the nickname “West”.
Tristan & Isolde
Tristan & Isolde – sometimes also written as Isolda or Ysolt.
Tristan & Isolde both happen to be names that I really like to say out loud. I think they are lovely and fascinating, but I’d never use them. I do find Tristan usable, it just isn’t for me personally. Isolde should be on my guilty pleasure list. It’s beautiful and a lovely name choice for the right person.
Lois Lane & Superman/Clark Kent – “Superman”
Lois Lane & Clark Kent.
Lois is a name that doesn’t quite do it for me. I think Lane is kind of sweet (I’m thinking Gilmore Girls here). Clark Kent though – so handsome! I love the combo. Clark is a nice, solid, one-syllable name.
Cleopatra & Mark Antony
Cleopatra VII Philopator & Marcus Antonius.
Gran names, huh? Okay, so I have to say that I don’t really find Cleopatra to be that usable. I think Cleo on it’s on is quite cute though, especially in the middle name spot. Marcus or Mark though are both quite usable and readily used.
Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day