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    Jasper-esque Names (for girls)

    Hello,

    I am fond of the name Jasper for a boy, and am looking for girl names that have the same vintage-cool factor without being stuffy. I could imagine Jasper at a rock concert...but not a...
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    I have no further suggestions, except for the Upright Elegance list on British Baby Names, which I know you've looked at! Just letting you know I'm following this thread with interest.
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    Thanks ebonyeden! Cordelia is gone - it is...

    Thanks ebonyeden!

    Cordelia is gone - it is lovely but in the end I just did not like the sound...and that's an important part! I also see what you mean about Lyra Georgiana Rose seeming...
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    So I whittled it down to Cordelia and Imogen,...

    So I whittled it down to Cordelia and Imogen, then mistakenly did a bit more research about them! I've not read their particular plays, only Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet...
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    You know, I think you may be right! I have until...

    You know, I think you may be right! I have until mid-November to decide (which is soon, actually) but I do feel as if I am leaning toward Imogen. Although Cordelia is a name I might regret not using...
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    So my mother, when queried about her favorite of...

    So my mother, when queried about her favorite of the three said she liked Imogen the best "because it is so different"! I will admit I was born super early and my parents hadnt even thought about...
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    Thanks Mischa! You've always given really great...

    Thanks Mischa! You've always given really great suggestions, I appreciate your opinion!
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    Harriet Josephine Ruby Matilda Cecily Pearl...

    Harriet Josephine Ruby
    Matilda Cecily Pearl
    Florence Isabeau Wren
    Clementine Veda Rose
    Agnes Persephone Rue
    Alice Rowena Daisy
    Cecilia Ivy Rosamund
    Ophelia Beatrix Pearl
    Octavia Beatrix...
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    @ebonyeden: I agree with you and Lemon that while...

    @ebonyeden: I agree with you and Lemon that while Viola is a lovely name, it doesn't seem quite "me". There is also the odd feeling of it being basically the Latin name for flower, yet I've...
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    Final Four: How to Decide?

    I am a college student changing my name from Emily. It is classic, pretty and timeless but I know 5 others just at college. I have discovered I prefer names that are old-fashioned with roots, or...
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    I am short on time so can't list the names that...

    I am short on time so can't list the names that caught my eye but I can give my other favorites to make the whole "vintage" category a bit less vague;

    Genevieve
    Beatrix
    Violet
    Imogen...
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    Names Stylistically Similar to Cordelia

    Here is what I love about it;
    -it has vintage grace and flair
    -it isn't popular
    -it has literary connections

    What I don't like, or am trying to like more than I do, is the sound. The "r" and...
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    Oh these are lovely and pity I didn't check the...

    Oh these are lovely and pity I didn't check the blog before posting! Calliope and Althea especially are gorgeous...now I'm wondering if any berries have personal favorites?
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    Girl Names from Poems?

    I am looking for girl names that are either titles of poems or appear in poems! NOT non-proper names like Sonnet, but ones like;

    "Evangeline" by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
    "The Rape of the Lock"...
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    I love these: Georgiana Harriet Lavinia Adela...

    I love these:
    Georgiana
    Harriet
    Lavinia
    Adela
    Emmeline
    Christabel
    Vera

    Perhaps I should be looking at old lady names too?
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    Lady of the Manor names!

    I'm looking for girl names that evoke a "lady of the manor" type of feel. I suppose this correlates to 1900s names (from England) but I don't have access to the Expert Name Voyager feature on BNW so...
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    Novels with Excellently Named Characters

    I've just picked up "Wildwood" by Colin Meloy and the heroine is called Prudence, nicknamed Prue! The novel The Camomile Lawn features a Calypso (that lives up to her name!) I'm also enchanted by...
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    Suggestions for Vintage Girl Names

    I love almost all of the names on the Vintage themed lists for girls (I find boy names much easier to love) but am having trouble finding more sepia-toned names that do not end in "a". I have...
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    Please Help Expand List!

    I have a core list of names that I love, and would like to add more in order to begin making combinations! My style is vintage, feminine (maybe a hint of frill) and strong. The NB blog post Ecentric...
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    Suggestions Desired Please!

    I am changing my name, not naming a child. I am 19 years old, live in the Pacific Northwest (USA) and am pursuing a career in social entrepreneurship and write novels in my spare time! With that in...
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    Names That Are Not Like the Other...

    I have a request; I am looking for girl names that do not sound like many others. My theory is that even if that name is popular, like Jasper or Penelope, it will still sound distinct because of its...
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    Black Swan, played by Natalie Portman. Delicate,...

    Black Swan, played by Natalie Portman. Delicate, feminine, has some backbone but has a hard time showing it.
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    @mischa; Perfect! Since Beatrix is the original,...

    @mischa; Perfect! Since Beatrix is the original, I feel better about it now! Not like I'm stressing out unnecessarily, but... ;)
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    @pansy Funny! I detest Trixie, it has vague...

    @pansy Funny! I detest Trixie, it has vague negative associations for me, but then again I'm also way after the Trixie Belden series generation! I'd be Bea, Beattie or Birdie!
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    It is! And I suppose since the X version is a...

    It is! And I suppose since the X version is a variation I can still look to Dante's Beatrice and Shakespeare's as inspiration/role models...although the more classic version is pretty! Based on most...
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