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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
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    Literary,Vintage Names Etc.

    Ok so I really do love our girls names- Cora Lucille and Ivy Louisa. I think they just sound beautiful! But for some reason I'm having a really hard time picturing them on little girls! When I say it out loud it just doesn't sound right sometimes! I'm sure or would grow in them, but I would really love some more suggestions! I love vintage but not 'stuffy' names like Mildred or something. Also I sort of like fancy elaborate names like Lucienne or Annaliese but just haven't found the right one to use. I love Lucy but husband won't use it, only Lucille as a middle. Don't like Vera, Joesphine, or anything like that which seems to get suggested a lot. I LOVE Tennyson for a girl. I think it woul be unique and adorable but hubby refuses on that as well, and say they will call her tennis shoe. I love the literary reference though. That's where I got Louisa from- one of my favorite books is little women!

    Anyways, give me as many suggestions as you have!!! Thanks!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
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    First of all I really like Cora and Ivy together-they're great names.
    * my favorites
    Shorter name that go with Cora and Ivy
    Jane
    Alice*
    Nora
    Lillian
    Flora
    Hazel*
    Ruby
    Violet*
    Ada*
    Eliza
    June*
    Mabel
    Iris*
    Pearl*
    Josie
    Faye
    Poppy
    Elsie
    Willa

    Frillier names
    Cecelia/Cecilia*
    Elizabeth
    Susannah
    Juliet*
    Evangeline
    Genevieve*
    Florence*
    Sylvia
    Adelaide*
    Vivienne
    Aurora
    Cordelia
    Penelope
    Annabel
    Caroline
    Lovely Ladies:
    Elanor Therese ~ Rosemary Luthien ~ Elizabeth Gloria ~ Abilene Cecilia
    Lucy Magdalene ~ Susannah Violet ~ Caroline Mercy
    Elsa Evangeline ~ Jane Magnolia ~ Sylvia Pearl ~ Cassia Valentine


    Gallant Gents:
    Timothy Lewis ~ William Augustine ~ Sebastian Vincent
    Harrison Peter ~ Percy Maximilian ~ Owen Benedict
    John Paul Atticus ~ Lincoln Ignatius ~ Calvin Anthony

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
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    California
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    Emily has great literary references (Bronte, Dickinson), but it is very popular. Since you explicitly said you didn't like Josephine but do like "Little Women", I'm guessing you don't like Amy, Elizabeth/Beth, or Margaret/Meg either.

    Adele (Jane Eyre)
    Adrienne (Rich, the poet)
    Alice/Alys (Munro, Walker, 'Alice in Wonderland')
    Alma (it might be too stuffy for you, but it references Spenser's 'The Faerie Queen' and Nicole Krauss' 'The History of Love')
    Amoret (Spenser's 'The Faerie Queen')
    Annabel (Poe's poem)
    Antonia (A.S. Byatt, Willa Cather's 'My Antonia')
    Aurelia (Sylvia Plath's mom, apparently)
    Beatrice (Dante)
    Bronte (NMS, but it does have great literary references)
    Catherine (Wuthering Heights)
    Constance(Lady Chatterley, King Arthur, Shakespeare)
    Cressida (Chaucer, Shakespeare - Trojan heroine)
    Dora (David Copperfield)
    Eloise (the children's books, and Peter Abelard & Heloise)
    Evangeline (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
    Eleanor/Elinor (Jane Austen)
    Harper (Lee)
    Hermione (Greek myth, Shakespeare, and of course HP)
    Jane (Eyre, Austen)
    Millay (Edna St. Vincent Millay, I'm guessing 'Edna" is 'too stuffy' for your taste?)
    Miranda (Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and some gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite paintings)
    Ophelia (Shakespeare)
    Ottilie (Kafka's sister)
    Sylvia (Plath)
    Simone (Simone de Beauvoir)
    Spenser (NMS, but references the poet)
    Last edited by jyoti; July 2nd, 2013 at 02:37 PM. Reason: Adding
    tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.


    Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.

  4. #7
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    A few literary names for girls: Bronte, Jane, Charlotte, Margaret (Mitchell), Harper, Scout, Emerson, Allegra (Byron's daughter), Annabel Lee (Poe poem), Esmerelda or Cosette (Hugo characters), Anna (Karennena from Tolstoy). Best wishes!

  5. #9
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    XOXO Whillemina
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