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  1. #1
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    Newest considerations - suggestions and feedback welcome!

    These are names I'm currently considering for myself. I will most likely add a middle name. Do you think these names could work on a 17 year old? I'm living in Australia at the moment, hopefully Europe in the not-to-near future.

    Alcyone
    Andromeda
    Antigone
    Araminta
    Beatrice/Beatrix nn Bea
    Benedetta
    Cecily
    Charlotte nn Lottie
    Clementine
    Cordelia nn Cora
    Cosima
    Elizabeth nn Effy
    Esther nn Essie
    Florence
    Freya
    Guinevere
    Gwenllian
    Harriet nn Hattie
    Heloise
    Hermione nn Hera?
    Hester
    Ida
    Imogen
    Isla
    Ivy
    Lettice nn Lettie
    Lilith
    Louisa
    Lula/Lola - most likely a nickname for a longer name. I don't know what other fuller name would work other than Tallulah however.
    Luna
    Maeve
    Matilda
    Medea
    Merida
    Minerva
    Morrigan
    Myrrine
    Ottilie -
    Persephone nn Effy
    Rosalind nn Rose?
    Sybilla nn Billie or Sybil

    Thank you in advance!
    Last edited by fiammetta; June 17th, 2013 at 12:26 AM. Reason: Added Araminta and some notes about names
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  2. #3
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    These are scored on a 10 point basis. A lot of these names are gorgeous.
    Alcyone- 5/10, mainly because I'm sort of unsure how to say it. Good middle name material.
    Andromeda- 7/10. Spunky but unusual. Also good for a middle name.
    Antigone-4/10. Bad associations. Also good middle name.
    Araminta- 9.5/10. Gah, you know Araminta is a fave of mine. Great!
    Beatrice/Beatrix nn Bea- 7.5/10. Fantastic.
    Benedetta- 4/10. Sounds like a video game character.
    Cecily- 6/10. A bit cutesy, but sweet.
    Charlotte nn Lottie- 6/10. Love Lotte, Charlotte is so popular (drawback.)
    Clementine- 8/10. J'adour.
    Cordelia nn Cora-8/10. Also fantastic.
    Cosima- 6/10. Good middle name. I always misread it as Cosmia, but it's still neat.
    Elizabeth nn Effy- 7/10. Not a fan of Effy.
    Esther nn Essie- 8/10. Love it! Makes me think of the spunky heroine Esther from Bleak House.
    Florence- 9/10. One of my favorites for you.
    Freya- 6/10. Like, not really a stand out.
    Guinevere- 7/10. Very nice. Would make an intersting middle choice.
    Gwenllian- 3/10. I feel like there would be issues with this being confused with Gwendolyn.
    Harriet nn Hattie- 7/10. Adorable nickname, great first name.
    Heloise- 3/10. This might be because I think of these old housekeeping books by a woman named Heloise.
    Hermione nn Hera?- 8/10. Both names are great, though Hera is a bit of a stretch.
    Hester- 6/10. Strong name with interesting literary connections. May not go over well. Not sure.
    Ida- 3/10. Short and not so sweet. Could work as a middle.
    Imogen-7/10. Great name.
    Isla- 6/10. Doesn't wow me like some of your other choices.
    Ivy- 6/10. Also doesn't wow me.
    Lettice nn Lettie- 4/10. Lettie is cute, but Lettice.... Makes me think of salads.
    Lilith- 5/10. Great middle name.
    Louisa- 9/10. Gah, another favorite.
    Lula/Lola - most likely a nickname for a longer name. I don't know what other fuller name would work other than Tallulah however.- Could work for Louisa.
    Luna- 5/10. Also great for a middle name,
    Maeve- 8/10. Love this. The author Maeve Binchy is great.
    Matilda- 7/10. Tilly and Mattie are sweet.
    Medea- 5/10. Meh-dee-uh? I'm not 100% sure how to say it... so middle spot!
    Merida- 6/10. Very much the girl from Brave.
    Minerva- 7/10. Love the nickname Minnie, and the Harry Potter connection. And the Roman goddess.
    Morrigan- 2.5/10. A bit nyeh. Not as special as other names.
    Myrrine- 2/10. Not sure how to say it!
    Ottilie - 8/10. Love this name. It's fantasitc. Tillie is an adorable nickname.
    Persephone nn Effy- 7/10. Not a fan of Effy, but Persephone is great. Might be some pronunciation issues (I know people who say Per-see-fone.)
    Rosalind nn Rose?- 9/10. Rosalind on its own is great. Rose is an alright nickname.
    Sybilla nn Billie or Sybil- 7/10. Sybilla is alright, but I dislike both nickname options.

    So the top five would be: Araminta, Ottilie, Hermione, Esther, Clementine, and Beatrix.
    I hope that helps!
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  3. #5
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    I don't really put much stock into names suiting a certain age, so as a general answer, any names I like, I could picture on a young girl.

    I like:
    Andromeda
    Antigone
    Araminta
    Beatrice/Beatrix nn Bea
    Benedetta
    Cecily
    Clementine
    Cordelia nn Cora
    Cosima
    Esther nn Essie
    Freya
    Guinevere
    Gwenllian
    Harriet nn Hattie
    Hermione nn Hera?
    Hester
    Ida
    Imogen
    Lettice nn Lettie
    Louisa
    Lula/Lola ***What about Penelope, Lovisa, or Paloma? Those could work for Lola's. Lula wise, maybe Eulalie/a or Elula.
    Luna
    Maeve
    Matilda
    Ottilie
    Sybilla nn Billie or Sybil

    My favorite five, based off my own name preference as I don't know you personally:

    Cosima
    Lettice "Lettie"
    Maeve
    Ottilie
    Sybilla
    moving to new account with username I like more... since we can't just change them

  4. #7
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    Current favorites:
    Genevieve - Eloise - Rosalie - Cecelia - Adelaide - Felicity
    and
    Theodore - Oliver - Henry - Myles - Silas - Finn

  5. #9
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    These are all over the place, Ebs. I think you should find something that isn't too much of a stretch, as you might get a lot of weird looks. Personally, if I were to change my name I'd try to find something in the same style or that has the same feel as my name. From Ebony to Gwenllian is just weird, it's one of the Welshiest names there is. Also, why not keep Ebony as a middle? You parents gave you the name, and speaking as a parent, if my child was to rename herself, I'd appreciate it if she kept her first as a middle.

    Ebony to me is all cosy, warm, campfires and dangling earrings. And you, from what I have seen on here, are a very warm and sweet person. If I were you I'd go with one of these (starred ones are my favourites):
    Beatrice
    Cecily
    Charlotte
    Cosima
    Freya*
    Harriet
    Imogen
    Isla
    Louisa
    Luna*
    Matilda
    Merida*
    Ottilie
    Rosalind
    Sybilla

    Some of your names seems quite weird to give yourself, I'm sorry to say so. I would find it weird to meet a person who named herself after a Goddess, and some of the names are extremely fancy (which makes me think there's a lack of self esteem going on), and some are just plain weird. Medea? Not even I would name my child that.
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