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May 29th, 2013 07:36 PM #16
Ah, I'm so glad you like them, and obviously I don't mind at all
I absolutely adore Amaury Adelin Charles, Amaury Felix Fyodor, Archibald Hugo Fyodor and Archibald Henry Alexander. I'm especially intrigued by pairing Amaury with Adelin because I've looked for a way out of the whole 'William Adelin' thing (it's such a lovely combination, however, William Adelin (Henry I of England's son) apparently was spoiled rotten and that's pretty much all that is known about him, so I don't know how good a namesake he is).
Actually, Illyrio is not so much a ASOIAF reference (because Illyrio Mopatis isn't that great a namesake) as it is an appreciation of the name and the sound of the name. Mithrandir is very much a gp name, but having been an appreciator of LOTR from a young age, I actually could see myself using it (just have to find the right combo, which is pretty hard because what goes with Mithrandir).
I'm one of those odd people who actually is contemplating naming a daughter Anna Ingrid Alexandra and then just calling her Ingrid. I just love how the name flows (and I also feel less of a plagiarist putting Anna in front of Ingrid Alexandra (curse you Norwegian Crown Princely family, curse you!)). Anna Ingrid - perhaps hyphenated even - sounds lovely though
My initial combination was Maude Olga Marina, but I swapped it with Matilda because it would add another namesake (Empress Matilda, who I seem to have developed a historical crush on). And I agree that Olga is a pearl, it's really a shame that it's so hated. I love Olga Victoria Maris, Olga Marina Bjørk and Olga Marina Mathilde (Mathilde is such a lovely name, though extremely popular here in Denmark).
Dagmar really is a wonderful name, very strong and beautiful. Dagmar Xenia Alexandra is a wonderful combination (and the double x isn't vulgar at all) and actually is has such strong links in history. Maria Feodorovna (wife of Tsar Alexander III) was a Danish Princess whose real name was Dagmar (or Marie, but she went by Dagmar). Dagmar's daughter was named Xenia and her sister was named Alexandra (as in Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of the United Kingdom). I also love Dagmar Matilda Pipaluk.
Your combinations are so lovely, thank you for taking your time to make them
Last edited by shvibziks; May 29th, 2013 at 07:39 PM.Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
May 29th, 2013 07:48 PM #18
I have so many unusable names that I like ;_;
Wilhelmina [love, love, love this name but I feel like my daughter would get teased for having such a big name, but I'll probably use it anyway]
Winnie [Curse you, Winnie the Pooh]
Huckleberry [OMG I love this name ;_; Huck is such a cute nn but yeah can't use for same reason as Wilhelmina]
Cullen ["Hey Cullen, have you ever read Twilight?"]
August [Idk if I like it better for boy or girl though]
OrlandoA 16 year old girl with a penchant for names (◡‿◡✿)
Current Favorites [changes frequently]:♀: Sylvie, Lux, Romy, Ottilie, Maisie, Pearl♂: Leo, Atlas, Ezra, Archer, Beau, Flynn
May 29th, 2013 08:40 PM #20
Usable and eccentric:
Vesper and Hesper
Ripley (for a girl...YES I KNOW)
Though if I had an adventurous partner, the sky would be the limit...
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael
Just a grad student dreaming ahead...
May 29th, 2013 09:02 PM #22Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
May 29th, 2013 09:04 PM #24
All my top usables are in my sig. And a GP name for me is basically anything that's not on my top lists! I love way too many names. My style is classic/biblical/plain, nevertheless there are a lot of other names that I find gorgeous but couldn't ever use. Unless I have 100 children. They just get squirrelled away in a filing cabinet in my head and are occasionally taken out and admired.
So as my GPs encompass most other normal names, I'll give ye a few of the more out there ones:
Appelin - delicious
Bawden, Hender, Jenken & Rowlyn - break my 'no surnames as first names' rule
Herschel - always wondered why this reminded me of chocolate. I've only just remembered the American chocolate bar :/
Leoffalan - a mediaeval smoosh. But a cool one.
Locryn & Guenedoc - a couple of magical dudes
Mawgan - I would be accused of making Morgan kre8tiv
Sigvard - name of a Swedish prince who, when a young lad, was the cutest little boy. Ever.
Vortigern - Name of an old warlord. He's so snazzy. Like Voldemort's younger and trendier brother.