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    Adelaide/Adair = Adair sounds too masculine to me, and while I do like the occasional unisex name, I tend to prefer more frilly, feminine names with lots of nickname potential. Hence Adelaide winning out.
    Aria/Aveline = Aria is definitely getting to popular/trendy without the benefit of a cool history. Also, it really bothers me when people use this name and they don't even know what an aria is. So Aveline, definitely.
    Avery/Amory = Avery is one of a handful of unisex names I adore. Amory sounds too much like Armory.
    Beatrix / Bianca = I just do not see the appeal of Beatrix, though it does have some good nickname potential. However, Bianca has been a love since I was a teen, so definitely Bianca.
    Bess / Tess = This one is tough. I like both as nicknames, but I;m not sure about them on their own. Bess is one of my prefered nicknames for Elizabeth, while Tess would be for Tessa or Teresa. I think Tess could hold her own best of the two though, I can't imagine someone with the given name of Bess...
    Coralie/Corinna = Another tough one. I think I would have to go with Coralie. Not real reason on this one - I like both - but Caroline is one of my favorite names of all time and Coralie reminds me of it, so there you go.
    Daphne/Dorah = Daphne all the way. It is sophisticated and fun while Dorah just makes me think of Dora the Explorer.
    Daria/Danica = This one is tough because I don't really like either... but if I had to choose from the two I would say Daria. Sarcastic teen cartoon over female race car driver. Haha.
    Eve/Esther = I find Eve/Eva/Ava to be very over used, and Esther is a lovely old world classic that deserves a comeback.
    Evelyn/Gwendolyn = I like both, but Gwendolyn is a little more unique.
    Farrah/Fern = Hum... another where I really don't care for either. I guess Farrah. Because I don't know. lol.
    Fiona/Faye = Faye is so simple, Fiona is a lovely lilting Irish beauty with a kick ass princess to look up to.
    Geneva/Juniper = Ooo, I kind of like both of these. Geneva is familiar but not over used and Juniper is soft and natural.... I think I prefer Juniper just slightly.
    Heidi/Ingrid = Ingrid is another like Esther - defiitely ready for a comeback. I love the old Hollywood feel. Heidi isn't bad, but I just think of the book and braids.
    Holly/Molly = Well. Holly is a part of my name (Hollyann) and Molly was one of our dog's names. Haha. If I were to name a child one of these... I think I lean Molly slightly, simply because I would never directly name a child after myself.
    Iris/Ivy = Oh, I like both of these, too! Some of these are so hard... I guess I will say Iris since it is far less common than Ivy.
    Lark/Laurel = I like Lark, but for a boy - so Laurel.
    Leona/Linnea = I've never really been a fan of Leona. I just don't like the sounds in it. But I do love the -nea in Linnea. So yes to Linnea.
    Lilith/Moriah = Oh Lilith. Makes me think of the Bible and Fraser. I will go with Moriah, though I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
    Livia/Lyra = Livia looks like you missed the O in Olivia. It has always bothered me. I love Lyra, though, no matter which of the pronunciations is used. It is just so lovely.
    Lucy/Ruby = Ahhh! Why are you doing this to me?? I love both of these. But I guess if I HAVE to choose.... Lucy, because my grammy is Lucille so I have a family connection.
    Magnolia/Marigold = I dislike Marigold, so definitely Magnolia, which is so southern that I want to put on a big hoop skirt and wander sprawling lawns sipping mint juleps under a lace parisol and saying things like "my my my!" haha.
    Naomi /Phoebe = Ugh. I have never like Naomi. It just sounds weird. Phoebe is lovely though!
    Noelle/Nova = Definitely Nova. I just love the sound of it and it's uniqueness. Noelle is okay, but doesn't thrill me.
    Olive/Ramona = Though I write Ramona down everytime I see it, I don't think I actually like the name, lol. I do think Olive is supper cute, though.
    Pearl/Willow = Willow, definitely. It is so soft and natural. Pearl is nice, but still makes me think of little old ladies in nursing homes.
    Petra/Prisca = I have never heard of Prisca and it looks made up to me. I have always liked Petra. I don't know that I'd use it, but I think it is a very cool name.
    Piper/Zarah = I love Piper! Zara (without the H) is one I like, too, but I would give the name Piper to a child, where Zara will just always be stuck on my list of like.
    Sable/Paige = I do not like Sable at all, so therefore Paige.
    Sadie/Sage = Definitely Sadie. Sage is nice, but Sadie is vintage and spunky.
    Tally/Tansy = Tally sounds like a nickname, so Tansy.
    Viola/Vera = Oh I like both of these! Both are so classic and vintagy in their own right. I think if I have to choose, then Vera. I'm into the 20s right now
    Wendy/Winnie = I like Winnie as a nickname for Winifred, but not as a given name. Wendy is wonderful!
    Wren/Quinn = Quinn is sooooo popular right now. Wren is another one that is familiar but still unique, so I chose that one
    Zoe/Penelope = I do not like Zoe on children! To me it is strictly a name for cats, lol. Therefore, Penelope, definitely.
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