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  1. #1
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    Classic names with a contemporary sound?

    I prefer names that have history and that will age well but sound fresh and modern if that makes sense. Would love to hear some of your suggestions! Thanks

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  3. #5
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    My first thought was Saskia, Rembrandt’s wife.

    Cordelia
    Aleydis (ah-lay-diss)
    Corisande
    Maeve
    Tatiana
    Anya
    Carlotta
    Tamar (TAH-marr)
    Clarinda
    Annika
    Delilah
    Jessamine
    Sarai
    Coralie
    ~inside this collegeberry's mind ~
    ~
    (updated 6/26/15)
    ~
    Reconstructing with the input of a loving Norwegian boyfriend
    ~
    ♀ ~ Alice Cordelia ~ Aurora Seraphina ~ Cassia Elizabeth ~ Genevieve Astrid ~ Juliet Sunniva ~

    ♂ ~ Benjamin Axel ~ Jack Sebastian ~ Ronan Oliver ~

    (I'm using the 3 syllable pronunciation of Cassia)

  4. #7
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    Even though it feels more like a guilty pleasure name for me now, i think Artemis fits that spot of historic yet modern, at least to my ears. Have you looked at any Steampunk-inspired lists? (steampunk combines Victorian-era and modern elements) Names like Clara, Clementine, Artemis, and Gwendolyn all would be considered steampunk, among many others.
    I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.

    My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.

  5. #9
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    Cecily Helena ° Flora Melisende ° Melody Elysia ° Beatrice Marigold ° Charlotte Nimue
    Edmund Ludwig ° Sylvan Raphael ° Robin Beowulf ° Magnus Florian ° Charles Godfrey

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