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  1. #1
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    Question Into OLD LADY names today... opinions on these??

    (as per my last post) I am starting to really get into old lady names today... Here are some of my family tree old lady names...

    Do you think these are usable for a modern baby? Do you like them? Other comments?

    No need to worry about my feeling... i don't take offence to opinions! ( my grandpa was one of 14 and most were girls... so Im lucky to have a lot to work with!)

    Hazel
    Luella
    Nellie
    Della
    Mabel
    Mabelline
    Gladys
    Thelma
    Opal
    Constance
    Elva
    Betty.... WHATS YOUR FAVORTIE WAY TO GET TO THE nn BETTY????
    boys names drive me crazy!

  2. #3
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    I think any of these are usable:
    Hazel
    Luella
    Nellie
    Della
    Mabel
    Constance
    Opal
    Elva
    Betty - I love plain old classic Elizabeth

    These not so much:
    Mabelline - make up brand
    Gladys & Thelma - still very dated

  3. #5
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    The only ones I don't think are quite ready for a comeback are Gladys, Thelma, and Elva, and the only one I don't think would wear well is Mabelline, thanks to the cosmetics brand. I especially love Hazel, Luella, Opal, Constance, and Betty. My favorite ways to get to Betty as a nickname are Elizabeth and Beatrice/Beatrix.
    Mama to Caleb Nicholas, Annabel Hope, and Grace Ramona
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  4. #7
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    Love Hazel and Luella! And Betty! I loved that so much after Ugly Betty. My favorite ways to get to it are Elisabeth, Lilibet, and Elisabetta.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace | Caleb Elias Joseph | Arianne Eleanor Daisy | Everett Joshua Charles
    Olivia Wren Camille | Jack August Wilder | Violet Ophelia Claire | Avery Ian George

  5. #9
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    Feb 2013
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    Virginia
    Pearl
    Lorraine

    I like Elizabeth too nn Betty

    My favorite from your list is Luella super cute!
    Married for almost 2 wonderful years and dreaming about starting a family in the near future!

    Felix ~ Atticus ~ Hugo ~ Leo ~ Maximus ~ Sebastian ~ Caspian ~ Evander

    Sage ~ Penelope ~ Vittoria ~ Lucilla ~ Liv ~ Hermione ~ Wilhelmina~ Rowena

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