I think that Azalea is amazing. Its feminine, but at the same time, filled with mystery and wonder.
I also ADORE Alice and I have yet to know an Alice my whole life.
There are so many beautiful names on this thread. Some of my choices for style are
Most have nice nn's.
A lot of good ideas here -- reactions, Mrs. B? I am still trying to fully wrap my mind around names that are "well known" but not popular. Like...Helen? Jane?
I realize some of these are nicknames in and of themselves but also work as full names...?
Sorry, I have some repeats here. I have only met a few little Alice's. I don't find it popular, but it could be in your area. My dh and I also detest nn. We named our son Bennett and have insisted to everyone that he is NOT Ben. We just didn't allow it. If you want to use Adelaide, you can prevent the nn. Here are some that I find similar to your style:
I have a good friend whose daughter is named Adelaide. They made it clear from the get go that they did NOT like the nickname Addie---so she's three years old now and still Adelaide--no nickname. If you make it clear to family that you want her called Adelaide--it will stick eventually. good luck!
There are so many gorgeous names on these lists! Thank you all for your speedy replies.
I never realized how important choosing a name was. You want a name that says to the world, "This is my child. I love her, she is special, she will do great things." That's a lot of pressure for one little word.
Classic, short, well-known but not popular is totally our style. Some gems from your lists:
Rose (my husband is having a hard time shaking the Roseanne Barr conotations)
Jane (my personal fave!)
Elodie (our family has just welcomed an Elia, an Ella, and an Elora, so we might be on El overkill...)
My husband isn't sold on anything yet, but hopefully that will change in a couple of weeks!
My dh says: Mira the miracle baby!
Other ideas (I think shorter names will get you to your goal of no nicknames):