What do you think?
Girls: I can't see Cinderella, Tandoori (just makes me hungry), Bloodrayne as legit names to use. Sorry. Chrysanthemum is pretty, though I don't care for the nn Chris/Kris/Chrys. Bellatrix is lovely, though I am sure you'd get lots of "LeStrange" Harry Potter comments.
Boys: I actually really love Ransom, Walden, and Thornton. Lysander is okay, and I don't particularly like Reason but could perhaps be talked around to it.
Actually, I see all your boys' names as usable, some rather in the middle place, but they work. The most questionable one IMO is Reason. The meaning and the sound, too (rhymes with treason). But I like it best of them all..so.... ??
Your girls'... Oooo I have this secret love for Bloodrayne too (not so secret anymore), but I thought I was the only one. What is it with this name? Why do I like it, but wish I wouldn't?? Lol about Tandoori. Cinderella is cool, one of my GPs is Cinder. Oh, and Chrysanthemum, swoon.
Cinderella, Tandoori and Chrysanthemum (in Denmark, some of our deathliest fireworks are called "chrysanthemum bombs") would be a stretch. Bloodrayne sounds like an ASOIAF surname or house word, so obviously I think it's cool but probably a bit out there, perhaps it could be used as a middle (says the girl who's a sucker for Penn Jillette's daughter's middle name, Crimefighter). Astoria isn't bad, that could definitely work.
I don't like either Reason or Ransom but the other three aren't too out there.
I have actually met a Cinderella! (I love my job, meet so many women with interesting names!)
Tandoori just makes me think of food, but I could see the appeal if it weren't a food!
Bloodrayne........ oh dear....
Chrysanthemum, it's cute, but I would go for the more accessible Chrysanthe.
Astoria nn Story is really cute in my opinion!
Reason sounds like a virtue name of sorts?
Ransom reminds me of a starship captain, but sounds almost a bit violent for a child??
Walden, nothing overtly wrong with this name actually, just not my style!
Thornton, Billy Bob?
Lysander is a great name, but too feminine for my taste when it comes to boys, I opted for Evander instead!
Reason is one of my GPs for boys, too! I like it, but it's iffy, and I'd stay away from Ransom, but the rest of your boys' list is usable, IMO. Same with Astoria. Chrysanthemum is borderline, and I wouldn't want to be Cinderella, but I know there are some out there.
Tandoori and Bloodrayne...best left as GPs, no question. Tandoori does have a neat sound; maybe a name like Tanwen or Karuna would appeal to you. Similar sounds, not so foody.
Cinderella - This is one of mine too! It's beautiful but can you imagine how much she'd get teased? Even though she ends up with the prince?
Tandoori - I've never heard this but I like it!
Bloodrayne - Obviously isnt usable so I'm glad that its on your GP!! ahah
Chrysanthemum - This is pretty but OTT
Astoria - Astoria is beautiful! I think Astoria is the most usable on your girls list. It's pretty :)
Reason - I like this too but would never use this. It's cool
Ransom - I like this one too! Ransom... its just awesome. I wouldn't use it though either
Walden - I think this one is usable! NMS but I would think it was pretty cool if I met a baby Walden.
Thornton - I see why this is a GP for you. Its handsome but too surnamey and reminds me of the chocolate shop!
Lysander - This is totally usable! I know 2 Lysanders actually. One is 17 (I think) and one is 4 months. They both wear it well and the older one likes it and his NN is Andy.