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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Exclamation Hildegarde??? Have I gone crazy?

    I have a crush on the name Hildegarde. However, Nameberry defines it as "Unfortunate name that evokes a caricature of heavy, plodding, Teutonic stodginess." That doesn't sound good, but I still love the name. What do you think? Would it be acceptable in the real world? If I gave that name to a daughter (no, I'm not having a child, just a what if). I think that Hildegarde Mabel/Hildegarde Maeve would be beautiful. Have I really gone crazy? :P

    Last edited by merrybells; May 16th, 2013 at 09:11 PM. Reason: Italics didn't work
    Caspian ~ Genevieve ~ Benjamin ~ Claire ~ Sebastian

    Caspian Bartholomew & Claire Gwendolen

    Currently: Corisande + Icarus + Aurelia + Casimir + Octavia

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Hildegard is not practical, IMHO. What about Hilary, or even Hilde/Hildy?
    Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    New England
    As a middle maybe?
    *Magnolia Alice /Evangeline Wildflower/ Emmeline Willow*

    *Anouk, Amoret, Cordelia, Olive, Beatrix, Eugenie, Marigold, Adelina, Ondine, Guinevere, Luna, Neve, Georgiana, Atalune, Grey, Snow, Matilda, Fleur, Sophie, Florence, Clover, Ottlilie, Sophronia, Guinivere*

    *Augusten Wolf/ Rowan Silas/Atlas Wolf*

    *Osias, Caius, Cashel, Westley, Fennec, Grey, Thatcher, Ignatius, Hawthorne, Benedict, Atlas, Asher, Hugo,Caspian, August *

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I know a woman named Hildegard who's in her sixties. She hates her name! She thinks it's ugly and doesn't work well in Australia and...I think she's right! I like Augusta Lee's suggestions of alternatives.
    Last edited by sarahmezz; May 17th, 2013 at 03:20 AM.
    First baby due June 20, 2016

    Audrey - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet

    August - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    I see where you're coming from - it could be pretty, on the right girl. But, I would never give it to a real baby.
    Current Favorites:
    Elizabeth Lily nn Ellie
    Mary Emmeline nn Maisie
    Sarah Evangeline nn Sadie

    Nathaniel nn Nate

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