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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
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    It's actually Cornish, and DH and I both have British Isles heritage. The nickname I love with it is Demi. I love Demetria with the nickname Demi as well but DH has vetoed that one.
    Gareth: 05.2012
    Baby #2 04.2014

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
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    I think that it is usable, I just don't think that it is a very pretty name.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    758
    Well, it's not my favorite, but when I read in the profile that someone named the heroine of their book series Demelza I could totally see her: a quirky but confident girl.
    Names I enjoy:

    Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie

    Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo

    Photo by Corey Arnold

  4. #12
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    7,984
    It reminds me of names like Dorcas and Bertha and Gladys. It just feels exceptionally old fashioned.
    I personally don't like it, but it's not horrific.
    Top Names: Benedict Zeal & Noelle Geneva
    Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
    Eli/Calvin: Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
    TTC this year!!




  5. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,426
    I love Demelza! I've never considered it unusable at all, but maybe it depends on where you are. Here in the UK I actually know a Demelza, plus the hugely successful Poldark books/series has made it much more familiar. It has great nn options (I love Elza the best, I think), a great literary reference, and - in my opinion - a beautiful sound. Also, it's the name of a hamlet in beautiful Cornwall.
    juniper jane | adelaide mary | beatrix emma | georgiana lark | elizabeth isolde | sybil rosamund | ingrid annamaria | demelza katherine | elinor loveday | rosamund yvaine | amabel margaret

    edmund alexander | wilfred cromwell | arthur serafino | frederick austen | aloysius rex | emrys sigismund | peregrin samuel | asa hawking | raphael richard | jude falco | caspian francis

    in reserve
    aurelia, clara, estella, harriet, sylvia
    evelyn, james, phoenix, thorin

    mulling over
    anouk // henri

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