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Gothic Baby Names

Gothic baby names relate to the culture that combines horror with romanticism. Gothic can refer to the medieval or the modern; Gothic style encompasses music and architecture, literature and fashion. Here are some names that, for a range of reasons, might be considered Gothic. Baby appropriate? In a dark sort of way....
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  • Narcissa

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    This Greek flower and mythological choice doesn't make it into the pantheon of possibilities because of its association with narcissism.  Read More 

  • Night

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    An ubercool and mysterious name, brought to you by director M. Night Shyamalan.  Read More 

  • Nyx

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    In Greek mythology, Nyx was a powerful goddess and the embodiment of the night, but when spoken, its negative meaning can't be ignored.  Read More 

  • Onyx

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    Unlike Pearl and Ruby, this is one gem name suited for boys, the final x making it sound strong and virile.  Read More 

  • Opaline

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  • Ophelia

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    Ophelia is a beautiful name that has long been hampered by the stigma of Hamlet's tragic heroine--for whom he seems to have invented the name-- but more and more parents are beginning to put that a... Read More 

  • Phaedra

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    This name of a tragic figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos, sister of Ariadne and wife of Theseus, has a mysterious and intriguing appea, and would make a dramatic choicel. Phae... Read More 

  • Rain

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    Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image. Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the nature-named Phoenix ... Read More 

  • Raven

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    Like Ebony, chosen by African-Americans in recent years to celebrate the beauty of blackness; promoted by the actress in the eponymous show That's So Raven.  Read More 

  • Rowena

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    A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Ivanhoe, Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though most modern parents seem to prefer Rowan.  Read More 

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