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    I adore Katharine, and then for the C's my...

    I adore Katharine, and then for the C's my favourite is Catherine. A Catherine I'd call Cat. A Katharine I'd call Kate or Kitty.

    Katharine Josephine would be my pick. It feels the most unexpected....
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    I really love Theodora and would happily use it....

    I really love Theodora and would happily use it.

    I like Dorothea and have considered it.

    I don't like Dorothy much.

    Theodora - spoiled for NNs. Husband likes Dora, I like Teddi or Teddie, we...
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    For me I like: Ezra Hugh Noam Micah Heath...

    For me I like:

    Ezra
    Hugh
    Noam
    Micah
    Heath
    Silas
    Asa
    Leon
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    Only listing ones I like. There are many others...

    Only listing ones I like. There are many others as well.

    Girls
    Naomi
    Zoe
    Ione
    Opal
    Josephine, Josette
    Noa
    Rowena
  5. Thread: Illyria?

    by stripedsocks
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    I like Illyria. I needed an I name for family...

    I like Illyria. I needed an I name for family reasons and Illyria was on my list for a long time.

    It has a romantic quality. I consider the Shakespeare connection a plus not a minus. I prefer...
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    I vastly prefer Eleanor/Elinor and would never...

    I vastly prefer Eleanor/Elinor and would never consider Anora. I'd consider Honora and that's it.

    I don't mind Leonora or Lenora though.
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    Both Lola and Chloe seem quite on-trend compared...

    Both Lola and Chloe seem quite on-trend compared to your boys' names.

    If he loves Chloe I would consider rarer Greek names in the same end-in-ee style:
    Xanthe (zan-thee)
    Ione (eye-oh-nee)...
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    I've always loved wild indigo flower, and I would...

    I've always loved wild indigo flower, and I would have thought it roughly as explicit as Acacia, and both less well-known as plant names (to non-garden geeks, i am soooo a garden geek) than Magnolia....
  9. 5 letter M names I like: Malik Miles or Myles...

    5 letter M names I like:

    Malik
    Miles or Myles
    Micah
    Mason
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    Alaric Matthew (Ali) - Could see this working. My...

    Alaric Matthew (Ali) - Could see this working. My sister has Alaric on her list but is going for simple Al as a nn.
    Henry Marcel - I like Hawk?
    James Balthazar - I like Balthazar (and its...
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    I like the nicknames and the flexibility. It...

    I like the nicknames and the flexibility. It reminds me of Alexandra or Josephine, minus some popularity. It's not that heavy - I don't mind length though. It's no longer than Isabella.

    It's a bit...
  12. Like Shonna/Shah-na would be my guess, or...

    Like Shonna/Shah-na would be my guess, or possibly like Sheena?

    Sian being like Shahn, Siofra being shee-fra. Siobhan is shuh-vawn.

    I am not Irish though I just have an Irish-descent husband...
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    I adore Katia/Katya I also like: Ileana (more...

    I adore Katia/Katya

    I also like:
    Ileana (more Romanian though I think)
    Galina
    Kira
    Liliya
    Katerina, Ekaterina, Yekaterina
    Veronika
    Irina
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    Poll: I wish I could buy Harold or Harald but I don't...

    I wish I could buy Harold or Harald but I don't think I can deal with it. Harvey was a retro stretch itself.

    Hugh feels too soft without another sound to 'finish it off'? Or I'm crazy.

    Harris...
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    Walter - dislike Donovan - love Christian -...

    Walter - dislike
    Donovan - love
    Christian - fine for someone Christian, I slightly prefer Christopher. Wouldn't use either personally myself.
    Alistair - Like. Bump up to love if spelled Alastair...
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    I like plant names for boys and with Sage I like...

    I like plant names for boys and with Sage I like the double-meaning of the plant and the wise person.

    But I like Sage as a middle name for a two-syllable FN if purely going off the sound with...
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    I love Ezra more but I can see where Ezekiel is...

    I love Ezra more but I can see where Ezekiel is nice. This worked out for the best because my sister has dibsed Ezekiel.

    To me, Ezra feels a bit more relaxed and has a more mellow sound. It has no...
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    Poll: Oh, you know, I think I loosely knew the...

    Oh, you know, I think I loosely knew the Hollister stores existed but I've never been in there and I certainly wasn't naming FOR them. I'm more of a vintage/thrift store person, lol.

    I love...
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    I prefer Esther. I like the range of nicknames,...

    I prefer Esther. I like the range of nicknames, (Esti, Estee, Tess) and I like the meaning more.

    But my sister will be using Ruth and it is a lovely name.

    I can see the "not another E" argument...
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    Poll: Which of these

    Huon - a nature name with a sound that fits with Aidan, Owen, Rowan, Dylan. Short and smooth, not too forced feeling I don't think...? Huon is a known tree name out here in Oz, but I don't think it's...
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    I loved: Girls: Hannah, Claire, Sabrina,...

    I loved:

    Girls: Hannah, Claire, Sabrina, Tamika, Ramona, Josephine, Kayla, Molly, Katherine, Megan, and Lillian.

    I don't find any of these awful, but I would no longer use Tamika, Josephine, or...
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    I like: Jane-Marie Eliza-Jane Tabitha-Ann...

    I like:

    Jane-Marie
    Eliza-Jane
    Tabitha-Ann
    Marie-Thérèse, Marie-Josée, Marie-Soleil
    Mary-Marguerite


    And the 'classic smushes' - these might also be the best for dealing with a...
  23. Thread: Hazel

    by stripedsocks
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    Hazel is a name I've always loved but cannot use....

    Hazel is a name I've always loved but cannot use. Combos I've played with:

    Short but characterful:
    Hazel Dove
    Hazel Blythe
    Hazel Ree
    Hazel Rue

    Longer:
    Hazel Irina
  24. Hedy has a Germanic feel and is reasonably...

    Hedy has a Germanic feel and is reasonably reasonable and not too stretched. Also I like Hedy Lamarr, classic brilliant beauty. Also, not at all Southern feeling.

    Hedy Lamarr was born a Hedwig(!)...
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    Rosemary is my most favourite. I don't think of...

    Rosemary is my most favourite. I don't think of roses with it though, I think of the blue-flowering herb. It feels strong to me.

    Rosalie I really dislike. Feels cutesy-poo.

    Rose is in-between....
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