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Thread: Hildegarde??? Have I gone crazy?
May 17th, 2013 09:02 AM #21
*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.~Boys~
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May 17th, 2013 01:47 PM #23Senior Member
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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.
May 17th, 2013 03:30 PM #25Member
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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!
May 17th, 2013 06:20 PM #27
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
May 17th, 2013 07:56 PM #29
I would use it as a middle (Anything goes in the middle, in my mind!) but definitely not as a first name!Lily - Eliza - Isabelle - Rose - Margaret - Coraline - Emilia - Hazel
Oliver - Simon - Jasper - Theodore - Henry - Leopold - Ezra - Jack