Great Halloween Baby Names Contest 2019: Girls SemiFinalsYou’ve voted on your favorite girl names drawn from Vampire Diaries characters. The results? A mix of surprises and upsets, along with some results I figured would go exactly as they did.

Things get tricky in our next round. There will be THREE names in both match-ups, but you can only vote for one. I know, I know – life’s not fair. And these contests? They are always WAY too hard.

Before we move on to difficult choices, let’s review the results of the Opening Round:

  • In a staggering upset, Sybil triumphed over Olivia, taking 58% of the vote. As you almost certainly know, Olivia is firmly entrenched in the US Top Ten, while Sybil fails to chart in the Top 1000. But AM readers do tend to like sophisticated names on the edges.
  • Speaking of sophisticated names on the edges, Sabine defeated Elena with 52% of the vote. That might not sound like a trouncing, but Elena is the name boosted the most by the Vampire Diaries. But even that couldn’t put the name over the top here.
  • Georgina raked in 54% of the vote, advancing past Sophie.
  • The victories get even bigger from here: Amara commanded 63% of the vote versus Davina.
  • Camille racked up 68% of the total against Bonnie.
  • And, in a resounding win, Nadia took 69% of the total against Hope.

Now it’s time to narrow our favorites to just two names.


These names almost sound like sisters. Unexpected choices with a certain dramatic flair, I can imagine these three names topping the same family’s shortlist. But they’re all the names of various supernatural characters from the long-running series. And your task is to pick just one to advance.



Could these three feel just a little more exotic than the first trio? Maybe. But all six of our semi-final names are downright gorgeous – and tough to choose between. For this round, it’s between Sabine, Amara, and Nadia, three names that span the familiar, but slightly surprising.


The winners of both contests will advance to the finals next Saturday. Please vote – and check back to see which names advance!

Great Halloween Baby Names Contest 2019: Girls SemiFinals

About Abby Sandel

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