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  1. #1
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    Haunting, Ancient, Medieval-ish names?

    Can any of you think of any names that are kind of old and haunting and fairy-tale medieval-ish? Not anything common either. Something that you can imagine written in old fancy font. thanks in advance!
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    If you go to this link and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, you will see a whole little cluster of links to medieval names organized alphabetically and by years: Feminine Given Names in DES: Introduction. My favorite, for your purposes, is Thora. Other medieval names I've found at that link and others:

    Alliette
    Amelina
    Amelot
    Beeley (<<Definitely considering this one for a baby)
    Colina
    Elsabee
    Emmott/Emmet
    Eppie
    Essybell
    Galiena
    Gelleia (jel-AY-uh?)
    Ivetta
    Mabbett
    Malley
    Mazelina (love...but it's not haunting)
    Melodia
    Merial
    Milla/Mylla
    Miriel
    Nicholina
    Kemma
    Keterlyn
    Kienna
    Kinna
    Lylie
    Rametta
    Renilla
    Ricolda (<< this one is haunting and definitely unusual)
    Sabelina
    Sealey (love!...but also not haunting)
    Thora
    Tibbot
    Topacia (Old French, “topaz”)

    Good luck on your story!
    Last edited by alzora; July 24th, 2013 at 12:46 AM.

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    Those are the type of names I love to find, but unfortunately haven't found many of. Personally, I think any of the -ique names could work, as well as the names Aleydis (ah-lay-diss) and Carina (though mainly because it has a mysterious, haunting air about it to me).
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    I'd check out lists of Breton and Occitan names--I often find they have those qualities. I came across Ismeria and Achelias the other day, and I really like those. And while it's hardly haunting, Jennet is a pretty one that's fairly ancient.
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    I love Medieval names! They're the kind I collect to use in my books because I can't use them on a baby. You didn't specify boy or girl so you're getting both :P

    Girl:

    Aalis -- old French form of Alice
    Aldith
    Aldreda
    Amice
    Bogdana
    Bozhena
    Cateline
    Dionisia
    Iseut
    Jocosa
    Melisende
    Militsa
    Rada
    Rohesia
    Sunnifa/Sunniva


    Boys:

    Aleksandru
    Aloys
    Borisu
    Didacus
    Dragan
    Elric
    Jankin
    Jurian
    Leofric
    Miran
    Nikola
    Terrowin
    Tibault/Tybalt
    Vasilii/Vasily
    Vladimir
    Wilkin
    Zvonimir
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    Proud Mama to:
    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th, 2013
    Amelia Lorien Sophia -- December 2015.

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