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  1. #21
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    *shrugs* It's a real name, so why not? Not really my thing but I'd still pick Hildegard over something like M'kaylabella any day I think Hills or Hilly is a cute nickname.
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    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


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    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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  2. #23
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    I could see the crusty coolness of a name like this and I love Hildy as a nn too much to say "put it in the middle". I would go for a really un-crusty and more traditionally pretty middle. I've met babies named Winifred & Wilhelmina & Olive and thought about how those names would've been perceived a decade ago. Now Winnie, Millie & Olive are pretty much universally considered adorable. I think Nameberry has a lot of snarky commentary for names that I think of as more cutting-edge hipster than ew yucky.

  3. #25
    My husband's grandmother's name was Hildegard. She wasn't the friendliest of women. I have to agree that your daughter would probably hate her name. With so many unique names that are much more feminine feeling and much sweeter, I can imagine she might even be resentful. Sorry!

  4. #27
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    Could it work as a middle? It isn't my number one name (number five, actually) but I do love it. My top four are, in order; Genevieve, Seraphina, Juliette, Amelie. Seeing as the hypothetical what-if daughter probably wouldn't use her middle name frequently, could I use it there? And would I need a Germanic name for the first name, or could I use something else? Thanks Berries, I needed reassuring.
    ~Mehri

  5. #29
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    I would use it as a middle (Anything goes in the middle, in my mind!) but definitely not as a first name!
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