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  1. #11
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    Adelaide / Adair - Adelaide, it's a family name and Adair sounds like a boy. I think of Finnick Odair (I know it's a different name, but they rhyme) from The Hunger Games.
    Aria / Aveline - Aveline, it's just prettier. It sounds like a dainty graceful bird.
    Avery / Amory - Avery, because Amory sounds made up to me.
    Beatrix / Bianca - Beatrix, but I actually like Beatrice much better. Bianca sounds kind of nasal when I say it.
    Bess / Tess - Tess, but I actally like both. Bess is just more likely to be considered a cow name.
    Coralie / Corinna - Corinna, because Coralie sounds a little bit like a nickname or too cutesy for an adult. I actually love Corinne and Coraline.
    Daphne / Dorah - Daphne, but neither is my favorite. I've never seen Dora with an H on the end before.
    Daria / Danica - Daria, because I liked the cartoon! LOL! I'm not actually a fan of either name, but they're both fine for other people.
    Eve / Esther - Eve, Esther still feels a little TOO old-fashioned to me.
    Evelyn / Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn, because I like the nickname Gwen a whole lot. Evelyn is probably more wearable, though.
    Farrah / Fern - Fern, I've just always liked it. Farrah is okay, too, I would just never consider it for my own child, but I have considered Fern.
    Fiona / Faye - Fiona, it's just better. Haha! Faye is okay as a middle name, but I just don't think it's substantial enough to be a first name.
    Geneva / Juniper - Geneva, because I just plain dislike Juniper. Also, my mom grew up in a town called Geneva.
    Heidi / Ingrid - Heidi, because it sounds softer than Ingrid. I honestly like both about equally.
    Holly / Molly - Molly, we considered naming our daughter this. Holly would be a nice middle name for a baby born near Christmas.
    Iris / Ivy - Ivy, I just think it sounds nicer.
    Lark / Laurel - Laurel, because Lark sounds silly to me as a name.
    Leona / Linnea - Linnea, but only because I was given a doll named Linnea when I was little (she was a character in a book). I actually think it's a toss-up.
    Lilith / Moriah - Lilith, because I just don't like Moriah.
    Livia / Lyra - Lyra, it sounds prettier. I like Liv and Olivia much better than just Livia.
    Lucy / Ruby - Lucy, because this is my daughter's middle name (Lucille, actually). I do like Ruby a lot, though!
    Magnolia / Marigold - Magnolia, for the nickname Maggie. I actually think they're both kind of silly.
    Naomi / Phoebe - Phoebe, because I know a little Phoebe nicknamed Bee, which is super cute! Naomi is fine, just not my style.
    Noelle / Nova - Noelle, but only because I don't feel like Nova is really a name. Noelle isn't my cup of tea, either. Another Christmas baby name.
    Olive / Ramona - Ramona, I think it's underused. Olive is nice, but similar to the very popular Olivia.
    Pearl / Willow - Pearl, because it's lovely and Willow is just too hippy-ish.
    Petra / Prisca - Petra, it's a strong name for a girl. Prisca sounds prissy.
    Piper / Zarah - Piper, but if it was Sarah instead of Zarah I would have picked that.
    Sable / Paige - Paige, because I don't consider Sable a name, but really neither.
    Sadie / Sage - Sadie, because Sage is an herb.
    Tally / Tansy - Tally, but really neither. Tally sounds like a tally-mark and Tansy sounds like pansy. They're both terrible.
    Viola / Vera - Vera, but I love Violet. I don't like the -ola sound on the end of Viola.
    Wendy / Winnie - Wendy, because Winnie the Pooh. Both could be cute nicknames, though.
    Wren / Quinn - Quinn, but really I like them both about equally. Neither is my style.
    Zoe / Penelope - Penelope, because I like the nickname Penny. If we ever get chickens, I'm going to name one of them Penelope (Henny Penny).

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    Margot - Matilda - Nancy - Vivian - Beatrix - Agnes - Unity - Rosamund - Harriet
    Arthur - William - Theodore - Hallam - Winston - Marcel - Ignatius

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    Adelaide / Adair Adair- it feels lighter than Adelaide
    Aria / Aveline - Aria- beautiful name (evidently a lot of parents agree with me, too as it's skyrocketing up the charts)
    Avery / Amory - Avery
    Beatrix / Bianca Bianca- I have this strange aversion to Xs in girls' names.
    Bess / Tess - Tess
    Coralie / Corinna Corinna... I've never liked Coralie
    Daphne / Dorah-- Daphne
    Daria / Danica- Danica- I love the meaning
    Eve / Esther-- Esther
    Evelyn / Gwendolyn Evelyn... Gwendolyn seems too clunky sometimes
    Farrah / Fern - Farrah
    Fiona / Faye- Fiona
    Geneva/ Juniper - Geneva. I cannot understand the fascination with Juniper. I don't get it.
    Heidi / Ingrid- Heidi
    Holly /Molly- Molly
    Iris / Ivy- Iris
    Lark / Laurel - Laurel
    Leona / Linnea- Leona
    Lilith / Moriah- Moriah
    Livia / Lyra- Livia
    Lucy / Ruby- can I say neither? Maybe a slight edge to Lucy
    Magnolia/ Marigold- neither. Magnolia is SUCH an old lady name to me.
    Naomi/ Phoebe- Naomi forever and ever. I do, however, love Phoebe's meaning
    Noelle / Nova- Noelle
    Olive / Ramona - Ramona
    Pearl / Willow- Pearl
    Petra / Prisca- Petra
    Piper / Zarah- Zarah
    Sable / Paige- Paige
    Sadie /Sage- Sadie
    Tally / Tansy- Tansy, if I had to choose
    Viola / Vera- Vera
    Wendy/ Winnie- Winnie. BIG Wonder Years fan! I wanted to be Winnie Cooper when I was younger.
    Wren / Quinn- Quinn
    Zoe / Penelope- Zoe. Love love love Zoe. Future hubs doesn't like it. My heart is broken.
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    Adelaide / Adair - Adelaide
    Aria / Aveline - Aria
    Avery / Amory - Avery
    Beatrix / Bianca - Bianca
    Bess / Tess - Hmm, I really like Tessa, which is my niece's nn, but don't really care for just Tess, so I guess I'll go with Bess.
    Coralie / Corinna - Coralie, but just slightly more.
    Daphne / Dorah - Daphne
    Daria / Danica - Pretty much equal, but if I had to choose one...Danica.
    Eve / Esther - Eve
    Evelyn / Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn
    Farrah / Fern - Fern
    Fiona / Faye - Fiona
    Geneva / Juniper - Juniper
    Heidi / Ingrid - Heidi
    Holly / Molly - Molly, but I think Holly makes a better formal name.
    Iris / Ivy - Ivy
    Lark / Laurel - I agree with a pp that Lark makes an awesome middle name, but I prefer Laurel as a first name.
    Leona / Linnea - Leona
    Lilith / Moriah - Lilith
    Livia / Lyra - Livia
    Lucy / Ruby - Lucy
    Magnolia / Marigold - Magnolia
    Naomi / Phoebe - Phoebe, although Naomi is pretty awesome, too!
    Noelle / Nova - Nova
    Olive / Ramona - Ramona
    Pearl / Willow - Willow
    Petra / Prisca - Petra
    Piper / Zarah - Zara, without the "h"
    Sable / Paige - Paige
    Sadie / Sage - Sage
    Tally / Tansy - Tansy
    Viola / Vera - Ah, V names are my weakness. I love both of them, but I'll give an edge to Viola.
    Wendy / Winnie - Wendy
    Wren / Quinn - Quinn
    Zoe / Penelope - Zoe is my all-time favorite name, but Penelope is just behind her at #4!
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    Adelaide/Adair - Adelaide. I don't like surname names on girls at all.
    Aria/Aveline - Aveline. Aria's nice, but Aveline is so elegant.
    Avery/Amory - Amory. Avery is a boys name to me.
    Beatrix/Bianca - Beatrix. Reminds me of Beatrix Potter whereas Bianca reminds of an awful character off EastEnders (soap).
    Bess/Tess - Tess. It just sounds sweeter.
    Coralie/Corinna - Coralie. I find it prettier.
    Daphne/Dorah - Dorah. If I have to come down to it. I don't really like either, but I think I would like Dorah more if it didn't make me think of Dora the Explorer.
    Daria/Danica - Daria. Not fond of either though.
    Eve/Esther - Esther. Love both, but love Esther more.
    Evelyn/Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn. Love Gwendolyn (though prefer Gwendolen spelling) and I've never liked Evelyn.
    Farrah/Fern - Fern. Sounds prettier to me.
    Fiona/Faye - Faye. Just seems prettier and more intersesting.
    Geneva/Juniper - Juniper. Geneva makes me think of the Geneva Convention.
    Heidi/Ingrid - Heidi. I just adore Heidi. I met a two-week-old one last week and it made me so happy.
    Holly/Molly - Hmm. I'm not really sure. I think they're both lovely but I know several of each. I know fewer Mollys (unless you're counting dogs too) but I think Holly's more unusual in the US? Can I give equal vote?
    Iris/Ivy - Iris. I have never liked Ivy.
    Lark/Laurel - Laurel. I just always liked this, though Lark is pretty too.
    Leona/Linnea - Leona. Just a slight preference; Linnea's nice too.
    Lilith/Moriah - Moriah. I'm a little sickened of L abundant names.
    Livia/Lyra - Livia. Sounds prettier.
    Lucy/Ruby - Ruby. Just prefer it.
    Magnolia/Marigold - Marigold. Even though it shouldn't Magnolia sounds bland to me, because it's seen as a bland colour. A guess it's a little like Vanilla would be.
    Naomi/Phoebe - Phoebe. I don't have a massive preference for it, but as I know several Naomis around my age it seems a bit more interesting.
    Noelle/Nova - Nova. I think Noelle is a middle name to me.
    Olive/Ramona - Olive. It's prettier and does not contain the word 'moan'.
    Pearl/Willow - Pearl. I like Willow too, but I feel Pearl is underused.
    Petra/Prisca - Petra. Prisca sounds like 'prissy'.
    Piper/Zarah - Zarah. I just think Piper's a bit weird, though I prefer Zara.
    Sable/Paige - Paige. I not wonderfully fond of Paige (particularly its very literal meaning) but Sable just sounds strange to me as it's a species of animal belonging to the weasel family.
    Sadie/Sage - Sadie. I like Sage, but Sadie was my great-granny's name.
    Tally/Tansy - Tansy. Though I would prefer Tally as a nn for Tahlia.
    Viola/Vera - Viola. It's prettier, and I've never liked Vera.
    Wendy/Winnie - I'm not fussed on either, as I don't like many W names. I'll go Winnie though as it was the name of my great-aunt (short for Winifred) and I think it's more ready to make a come back.
    Wren/Quinn - Wren. It's prettier and Quinn sounds like a boy's name to me.
    Zoe/Penelope - Zoe. I've always loved Zoe (it's a pity it's so popular ) and I went to school with a rather horrid Penelope which ruins the name for me.
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