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  1. #1
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    Do you prefer names with Latin or Greek origins?

    I hadn't really thought about the origins of names until I was looking through my database and filtered my results to Latin origins and then Greek. I think I like both equally but I wonder about other people's opinions. I'll give some examples for you to refer to.

    Greek:
    Alethea
    Alexandrina
    Alexie
    Alexis
    Ariadne
    Calla
    Callista
    Cassia
    Christina
    Cressida
    Dorothea
    Eleni
    Eudora
    Ianthe
    Iris
    Ophelia
    Penelope
    Persephone
    Philippa
    Philomena
    Sybil

    Latin:
    Augusta
    Aurelia
    Aurelie
    Aurora
    Ava
    Camilla
    Cecilia
    Cecily
    Celesta
    Celeste
    Clementine
    Cornelia
    Felicia
    Felicity
    Flora
    Florence
    Isadora
    Jay
    Julia
    Minerva
    Miranda
    Perdita
    Portia
    Quincy
    Silvia
    Sylvia
    Zinnia

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  2. #3
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    I think it balances out on my list too, since I absolutely love both Latin and Greek names. But I think on average there are more Greek names, especially on my super long master list. Although it depends where they are on my list too; there are definitely some Latin names (Lyra, Beatrix, Horatio and more) that are a lot higher than some of my other Greek origin names. Oddly enough though one of my best friends almost exclusively likes Latin names (for characters etc.) .
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  3. #5
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    It's about even for me, but a little more preference for the Greek names. However, since Greek uses the K, I'm afraid that they would be seen as Kardashian-y more than the latinized ones.
    Colette | Audrey | Natalia | Vivienne | Cecilia | Felicity | Sylvia | Naomi
    Erik | Anders | Gabriel | Ronan | Magnus | Cillian | Isaac | Heath

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