Let's start with the girls...
Esme: I LOVE this name so much. This name means "loved". I love the "z" sound in this name, I love how short it is, and I love the nick name "Ez". But I wouldn't use it because of the association it has with the ever popular "Twilight" series.
Tallulah: Tallulah means "jumping water". This is just such a cute name to me, but I would never use it because it's bit "too out there" for me. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the nick name "Tully" or "LuLu".
Belle: Belle means "beautiful" and that's exactly what it is, such a pretty name. But...all I can think of is the Disney princess when I hear this name. I wouldn't use this for a first name but I would consider it for a middle name.
Daphne: I don't even know what it is that I love about this name...perhaps it's the uniqueness of it? Daphne means Laurel or Bay tree. I wouldn't use it because it reminds me of Scooby Doo...but for real, this name is so stinkin' cute.
Sutton: Meaning "From the south farm"...I love this name for a girl or boy actually. But I don't like or at least can't think of any nickname for this name that I like.
Laurel: I love this name, it's just gorgeous. And anyone I have never known to have this name has also been incredibly gorgeous! But it goes horribly with my last name and I'd never be able to use it.
Story: I just think this name is super cute and though unusual, not difficult to pronounce. Totally qualifies as a name I love, but I just don't think I'd use it.
Sparrow: I love animal names...seriously, you'll see the trend going on here, but I just don't think I'm cool enough to pull something like that off. It totally speaks to me though.
Winter: I actually really enjoy the winter season. I love snow. I love hot chocolate and being bundled up under blankets with candles glowing. And when I think of this as a name it immediately makes me feel cozy. I also really dig the nickname "Winnie"...so okay, maybe this isn't a GP name, maybe I'll keep this one on my list of favorites.
Here are my boy guilty pleasure names...
Bear: Seriously this is A-freaking-dorable. But, we call my dog Bear, so that would just be weird now if I used it to name a child.
Cal: It's origin is Hebrew meaning "Devotion." I would 100% name my son this if my name wasn't Kyle. It sounds like I'm saying my name with a southern accent. Just would be too close to mine to seem different.
Fox: Imagine meeting a little boy name Fox. Is that not the cutest thing?! Unfortunately, I couldn't imagine it on an adult, and so it will remain here, forever, on my GP list.
Dawson: Okay, so I once had a cat named Dawson (I named him). And I still love that name so much. It's English, it means Son of David. It reminds me too much of Dawson's Creek the 90's hit TV show. I haven't completely thrown this name out the window...it's usable. And no one I know (besides my family) would associate with my deceased kitty.
Ethan: I have loved this name for so long. Unfortunately, it got a bit too popular for my taste, and though I still love it so, I wouldn't use it, in fear that my son would be Ethan L for his entire school-age life.
Haven: This name means "sanctuary/safe place" and I just love it. I actually would love this name on either gender. However, it sort of sounds like "Heaven" and I wouldn't to have my child having to correct everyone they meet their whole life.
Hayes: The reason I love this name so much is because of the spelling...but if someone called me on the phone and said, "Hi this is Hayes" I would think that they are saying "Hi this is Haze" and I don't like the image "haze" evokes.
Hue: I also like this name for either gender. The definition of the word Hue is a gradiation or variety in a color or tint. So cool right?! But if I hear "Hue" as a name I think of "Hugh" and then I think of "Hugh Heffner"...I definitely love the name Hugh as well, but I think everyone would think we named our kid after the starter of a porn business. So...yeah.
Arrow: This is name is so hipster...I love it. However, it doesn't go well with my last name and I think I'd have a really hard time getting my hubby to agree with me on this one.