- It's a very mature name for innocent women, it seems. It looks beautiful on child, middle-aged women, and elderly women alike.
- this is my daughter's middle name and a family name from way back in Ireland and England. I like how the name sounds so old fashioned.
- This name sounds sweet, but because of the drug-references (such as the books Alice in Wonderland and Go Ask Alice, and the song "Go Ask Alice) it still has an interesting and rebellious side to it.
- When Roz on Frasier named her baby Alice, I thought, "The poor child." But then I thought about it and it really grew on me. It has that Wonderland feel to it, simple and old yet strangely novel.
- My great-gran's name. I have her diary from when she was 17 so I feel a special affinity towards her. I like the idea of a name from her generation as there is a good chance that they are coming back in fashion. A trick would be to choose a name that will be fashionable a generation later than one's child, giving her permanent youth!
- Alice has spunk and strnegth and beauty and smarts. That's why I like it- you can't go wrong with Alice.
- Old fashioned but pretty.
Alice is an old French version of the Germanic name Adelheidis, which comes from elements meaning "noble" and "type; sort." From this name we also get the names Adelaide, Adeline and the German Adalheid, with its popular diminutive, Heidi.
It's probably the book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll that gives this name a certain odd rebelliousness so that it was taken up by band names such as Alice in Chains, Herricane Alice, and of course, Alice Cooper.
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