In case you didn't see my signature already, look at my girl names. To many people they are hideous, but I LOVE them. They have an heir about them that is just so enchanting and whimsical.
Love these. Especially Elsabee.
Morgana. It still has a sense of dark sensuality, especially if you think about Morrigan from Capcom.
LOVE Elspeth. Its so cool and I could either picture a dark villainess or a celestial being. Plus it has a very wearable nickname of Elsie or Ellie.
@moonkai - Thank you for the Bedelia love - I had never heard of those books before: are they very well-known? It's good that they are well-liked though, and not about a horrible girl called Bedelia (and thank you for the comment about Elspeth - at least you wouldn't say how much you hated it (which my sister definitely would and has, but then I'm honest with her about her names too...) - thank you!
@rulu3228 - Woo, unusual name lover! Although I am not very adventurous on what I would actually call my children, I do have a very long list of guilty pleasure names...so I like to think I have at least slightly unusual taste :) Thank you!
@alyssa897 - Thank you for the suggestions - Margaery in particular is a name I hadn't seen before and it's really interesting - is it pronounced like Marjorie? Also, I'm surprised that Persephone and Seraphina haven't got a very good reaction to people you mention it to, especially on this site, although if you talked about them with people in real life, I understand more - it seems they are Nameberry favourites, along with Violet and Maeve! (Also, thank you so much for that link - I absolutely LOVED most of the names on there, and my list is definitely growing fast...) Thank you again.
@alzora - It's lovely to hear that your boys; names at least are accepted by most non-name-nerds, even if such treasures as Ebenezer aren't (I wish I had the guts to carry off an Ebenezer!) And the girls' names are lovely too - Cilla, Galiena, Mab, Merial and Renilla really stood out as being particularly lovely: I'm going to have to look some of these up. Also, all my best wishes are with you and your husband for a problem-free pregnancy soon (I hope I don't sound like a stalker - to cut a long story short, one of the TTC pages came up on the search and I clicked on it) Good luck with everything and thank you very much.
@nat108 - I love Fidelia as well - it's something about that -delia ending, although surprisingly like you, I don't like Cordelia nearly as much (funny fact: I was almost a Cordelia, but my father put his foot down) Thank you very much for commenting, and again I'm glad the books are positive ones (I really must google them!)
@liviajoan - Your signature names are beautiful - Ione and Aurelia especially have such a magical air. And YES! I knew there must be another Elspeth lover somewhere on Nameberry, lurking in the shadows - the nicknames are SO wearable and I agree that I can imagine an Elspeth at any stage in life, in any occupation (dark villainess and celestial being obviously included :) ) Thank you!
@nelliedellie - I have Edric on my boys' list too! I just love everything about it, but my sister (again) has made her view perfectly well known. I might have to invest in some earplugs... Thank you anyway!