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  1. #1
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    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
    Caspian ~ Genevieve ~ Benjamin ~ Claire ~ Sebastian

    Caspian Bartholomew & Claire Gwendolen

    Currently: Corisande + Icarus + Aurelia + Casimir + Octavia

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

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #5
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    As a middle maybe?
    *Magnolia Alice / Evangeline Luna Blue / Coralie Violet/ Adelaide Clover / Adelaide Sofie Grey/Genevieve/Guinevere Luna Neve / Georgiana Ismay Pearl / Eugenie Marigold/ Ondine Atalune Fleur/ Liliana Amoret / Cordelia Olive*

    *Osias Jude/Augustin /Thatcher/ Ignatius /Hawthorne/ Benedict
    Atlas Peregrine/ Asher Thiago Wolf /Hugo Caspian Sage/Beau/ August/ Maximus Odin*

  4. #7
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    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 - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet

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

  5. #9
    Join Date
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    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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