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Thread: Southern Aristocrat Names
February 20th, 2013 08:22 PM #11Senior Member
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February 21st, 2013 01:54 AM #13
@notcinnamon, First of all, Wellsley is such a cool name for a girl. Do you call her Wells? I actually have friends and relatives with a lot of these names!
Anyway, the names I like and are usable are as follows...
Riordan (always worry about pronunciation issues with this one)
I like Wilder, Abram, Lennox, Reece, and Archer for boys.My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~
Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...
Trying for #2 in January 2014.
February 21st, 2013 10:10 AM #15Senior Member
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Last edited by garnet; February 21st, 2013 at 10:14 AM.♥ Henry John, Charles Wesley
♥ Eleanor June, Lydia Holly
February 21st, 2013 10:38 AM #17
Rowan is one of my fave for a girl. It will always be a girl name for me.
Here are some other ideas, some from Anne Rice novels, where I first saw Rowan as a teenager. Her books are of questionable literary value unless you are 15, but some great names!
Alafair - an old peculiar Louisiana name
This site has a list of old Southern surnames: http://www.heiseonline.com/southern/wgbsurs.html
A few from here:
McVeigh - kidding! Seeing if yre paying attention ;-)
Bet you'd get a lot of ideas just browsing genealogy sites. Good luck!Mrs. H.
Trying for our first!
If it's a boy: Josiah Walker "Joe"
If it's a girl: Atrella Mary Emerald
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February 21st, 2013 11:08 AM #19Senior Member
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Alabama native here that wanted the EXACT same thing as you when we were naming our first, now at it again for potential #2 some day. Personally, I don't think it gets more southern than using unique names from your own family tree! I actually joined ancestry.com just for baby naming. DS is Jackson Fielding (Fielding is a name that has been used by my grandfather's family for generations) and if we have a little girl next time she will be Annabelle Montgomery (Montgomery is my great grandmother's maiden name). I also know several other kids named the same way.
Some other southern surnames I know:
Mills - boy
Reid - Girl
Mary Owen - girl
Ivy Livingston "Livy" - girl
Bradford - boy
Forsythe - girl
Carlton - girl
In the mean time, Rowan makes me think of place names since Rowan Oak is the name of William Faulkner's home in Oxford, MS so here are some other place names that you might like:
Evangaline (city in LA)
Georgiana (city in AL)