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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 Georgina ~ Aurora Seraphina ~ Elizabeth "Elska" Cecilia ~ Genevieve Astrid ~ Juliet Sunniva ~

    ~ Caspian Alexander ~ Declan Raphael ~ Ronan Oliver ~ Sebastian Anthony ~

    Musings: ~ Charlotte Francesca ~

    (I'm using the 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 Helena, Charlotte Ravenna, Aurora Valkyrie, Rosalyn Amoret, Seraphina June, Cressida Violante
    Dorothea Giselle, Cvijeta Millicent, Sunniva Lotus
    Charlotte Helena, Charlotte Elaine, Aurora Isolde, Melody Cressida
    Anastasia Bridget, Matilda Amethyst, Melody Beatrice, Morgana Giselle

    Robin Lysander, Edmund Ludwig, Magnus Roland, Percy Beowulf, Wesley Dorian, Edgar Oberon, Emil Orpheus
    Edward Marcel, Lucius Remy, David Perseus

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