Names Searched Right Now:
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 5 of 28

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    574

    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

    -Mehri
    Last edited by merrybells; May 16th, 2013 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Italics didn't work
    ~Mehri

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,110
    Hildegard is not practical, IMHO. What about Hilary, or even Hilde/Hildy?

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,867
    As a middle maybe?
    Proud mama to L. and S.E.R.

    *Magnolia Alice/ Evangeline Clover/ Adelaide Clover/ Athena Violet/ Liliana Wren/
    Osias Grey/ /August Grey/Thatcher Fox/ Ignatius Grey/Hawthorne Flynn*

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,596
    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 02:20 AM.
    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Jane - Mabel - Susannah

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

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    462
    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •