Alyssa, I forgot to add my Daenerys pic's! She was supposed to be in there as well. Oh, well, thank you!
Maple, oooooh Quenilda! I love nook, I have read about it, it will go onto the list. Thanks for the reminder!
Ren, haha, guinea pig named Blodwen. I love guinea pigs, they're hilarious... It's a fab name though, right?
What a neat list, thanks for sharing!
I especially like:
Rowena (love it)
Alaida - pretty
Angharad - perfect for your description
Arianrod - I prefer Ariadne
Athene - I prefer Althea
Branwen - not one I really like but it definitely has the feel you're looking for
Ferelith - I like the sound of this one but not the spelling (bit too ferretty)--Faralith?
Luned - just heard this one the other day and I think it's lovely
Guinevere - love
Gwenllian - never heard of this but it's beautiful
Melisande - gorgeous
Olwen - reminds me of Lorual--I swear I've heard this before but I can't remember where
Rowena - I've always liked this one
Saraide - gorgeous!
Verseria - I've never heard of this one but I love it!
I just heard a name in the Lilac Fairy book (I'm listening to it, so I don't know how it's spelled) but it sounded like Rosenik/Rosinek--the name of a farmer's daughter. I thought it was pretty awesome. Not sure if you've read these color Fairy Books by Lang, but they have a wealth of amazing names similar to what you've listed above.
Kala_way, those books are great! I am slowly collecting them all :)
Ottilie, I have a stack of my Russian and German folklore textbooks/materials from college that you've inspired me to dive into again. <3
I just love these kinds of names! Medieval stuff is so cool; I've always wanted to go to a Renaissance Fair!
I can't even begin to comment on this list of names; they're all so helpful and cool in their own ways. I do think my favorites so far are:
Gwenllian (though I'd prefer it Gwynlian)
My only comment on your list:
Aillean - Is cool, in theory, but sounds like Alien
One I could add? Hm, I always felt that Tamar, Tanis, Taneth, and Tamsin could fit into that category. Could Philomena, Fiametta, Winnifreya, Wildebriar, Aurelia, or Bernadette work too? I think so!
Love these kinds of names! Will bookmark this thread just in case I need some Medieval names or inspiration.
ALSO I think we need a quiz in the Name Games with a Medieval plot and with some of these names as options!!!!
Perhaps you might like a few of these:
I love this style btw! Tried my best to not repeat, a lot of my favorites have already been mentioned.
Oh hey there, entire female cast of Merlin except for Gwen. And entire female cast of Camelot except for Igraine. I love this thread already. I'm procrastinating writing my paper about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight right now, so the timing couldn't be more perfect.
More inspiration: http://images.betterworldbooks.com/0...0440412915.jpg
This was my absolute favorite book when I was little, mostly because I have a similar name and liked to think I looked like Guinevere (we do have similar coloring!) The illustrations are truly spectacular--there was one picture in particular of Guinevere looking at her reflection in a polished table that I used to stare at for hours on end. And I also really liked that Guinevere ran around in the woods dressed like a huntress and encountered shapeshifters and fought terrifying beasts.
But anyway. Names. Most of my favorites have already been suggested, but:
Now that Rosamund and Rosalind have been covered, how about Rosaline?
For Occitan names with a similar vibe, I recommend reading Kate Mosse's book Labyrinth. The story is only so-so, but the names are fantastic.
I love this thread! I'm a fan of medieval setting and names..
From your list, I like:
Luned --> Prefer Lunette.
Eowyn --> My first thought.
Huh. I didn't know this was listed here. Shame there's no data to go with it.
Originally Posted by geeknamezyo
I love those faerie books as well. Gorgeous! Rosenik is beautiful, Kala! Cygnus, I implore you to share awesome names you come across...
Liviajoan, I am not saying all the names are usable. Just collecting! Tamar is gorgeous and fits perfectly. Aurelia, Winnifreya and Bernadette fits too. Philomena and Fiammetta are crossing the border over to frills in my head, but beautiful names (and on my list for future babies).
Elizabethrose, Alys, Arden, Freyja, Gwendolen, Gwyneira, Gwyneth, Everild, Matilda, Millicent, Selene, Thalia, Tinuviel, Veronica all fit in nicely. I'm trying to exclude frilly names (so lots of beautiful names have been mentioned, but I'm not adding them because they're too sweet and princesslike ). Thank you!
Geekie, Igraine is there, you need to have a better look ;) I love Gawain and the Green Knight, by the way, if I ever have a boy, I'm 95% certain he'll be a Gawain. Rosaline is crossing the frilly-border for me. I do love Aira, Eira and Enmyria. The Kate Mosse books do have some good names... Dearest already suggested the enchanting Rixende! Thanks, sweetie.
c@29, ooh love Eowyn, Forestyne, Eadwyn, Amoret (I forgot to put this on myself, so thanks!), Ravenna, Clemence and Thora! Thank you!
Will add to the list later today.