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!!!!