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May 10th, 2013 01:22 PM #1Junior Member
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Older name with southern flair
Hi there, I'm new-ish around here and am expecting #3. This time around, I'm not finding anything that I love and could use some help!
We already have Hugh Augustin James and Georgiana Claire Evangeline. They go almost exclusively by Gus and Georgiana. I really like older sounding names with a southern flair (we live in the south). I like British names, too.
We don't want another G name, nothing with "Anne" or "Anna" b/c of Georgiana, and our last name is similar to Shafer.
My current list for girls is:
Magnolia - not sure if this is *actually* usable.
Constance - I don't want this to get shortened to Connie, but don't know what alternative nicknames would be.
I'm also open to double first names, as they are pretty common around here and I think they're very girly and southern. Some that I like:
Mercy _____ (possibly Kate?)
Mary Hampton (Hampton is a family name)
I'm open to suggestions and would love to see what y'all think of my current list and what you can come up with! Thanks so much!
May 10th, 2013 01:58 PM #3
May 10th, 2013 02:09 PM #5
Last edited by southern.maple; May 10th, 2013 at 02:13 PM.Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
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May 10th, 2013 02:18 PM #9Senior Member
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I think Magnolia is not only usable -- it is perfect! I also like Clementine. As you have a Georgiana, obviously you do not feel compelled to shorten everything to a nickname. I think if you are willing to go all three syllables, Clementine is lovely and its one failing is that I don't really like any of the nicknames (except Emme) and I dislike Clem or Clemmie.
Henrietta (Hetta, if you like)