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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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    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
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    Saints, Classics, & Norwegian Boyfriend's Influence
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    ♀ ~ Alice Cordelia ~ Aurora Seraphina ~ Elizabeth "Elska" Cecilia ~ Genevieve Astrid ~ Juliet Sunniva ~

    ♂ ~ Axel James ~ Jack Sebastian ~ Ronan Oliver ~

    Musings ~ Cassia ~

    (I'm using the 3 syllable pronunciation of Cassia & soo-NEE-va pronunciation of Sunniva)

  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.

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    Cecily Melody Valerie Bridget Amoret Amethyst Charlotte Rosamund Nimue Valkyrie Lenore Seraphina Flora Alma Saskia Aurora Miranda Doroteja Eliska Magdalena Helena Ravenna Elaine Rosalyn Beatrice Alice
    Duncan Thorin Robin Julian Florian Sylvan Amadeus Magnus Lucius Clarence Edmund Edward Desmond Raphael Marcel Pascal Emil Arthur Zephyr Lysander Gaspar Edgar Harvey Wesley Percy Ludwig Beowulf Frey Erik Robert Gustav Felix

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