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Josephine is definitely not overused, but you may want to search for alternatives for another reason. Here are some possible baby names you might prefer for your little girl.
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  • Imogen

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    Imogen is a Shakespearean name long fashionable in England, which temporarily lost its way here when spelled and pronounced im-oh-GENE. Pronounced the British way, Imogen is as pretty and classy as... Read More 

  • Jocasta

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    Jocasta is a mythological name fashionably used in England, but mostly ignored here. She was the mother of Oedipus, King of Thebes, whom he (oops) unwittingly married. If you can ignore that small ... Read More 

  • Louise

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    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient -- desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other 'L' names, as well as cousin Eloise, L... Read More 

  • Mae

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    Mae, a sweet and springlike old-fashioned name, hadn't been on the national charts in forty years, but finally made it back in 2010. Mae is one of the prettiest middle name options (Eric Clapton ha... Read More 

  • Margaret

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    Margaret is a rich, classic name used for queens and saints. Margaret was replaced for decades by less starchy forms like Maggie and Meg, but some stylish parents are reviving Margaret in full, att... Read More 

  • Matilda

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    The comeback of this sweet vintage name has been prompted by a boomlet of starbaby Matildas, beginning with chef Gordon Ramsey's in 2002 and Moon Unit Zappa's two years later, but the renaissance o... Read More 

  • Millicent

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    Combining the mild and the innocent, this sweet and feminine name is worthy of a comeback, in the mode of Madeline and Cecilia. Its original, also attractive form is Melisende. Millicent has been ... Read More 

  • Pearl

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    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a fres... Read More 

  • Rosalind

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    Rosalind has a distinguished literary history --it started as a as a lyrical name in early pastoral poetry, probably coined by Edmund Spenser. It was further popularized by Shakespeare via one of... Read More 

  • Theodora

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    Theodora is one of the most revival-worthy of the charmingly old-fashioned Victorian valentine names, softly evocative but still substantial, as is the reversed-syllable Dorothea. It was borne by s... Read More 

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