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  1. #1
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    Girl Names of Latin Origin?

    I recently realized that my two favorite boy names, Quentin and Silas, are both of Latin/Roman origin. I think it's a theme I'd really like to use on my kids (in the very far-away future haha), but I haven't been able to really find female Latin names that I both love and are...normal, I guess? Haha, not necessarily normal, but a name that wouldn't turn heads, but instead make people think "Darn it. Why didn't I spend more time looking for an uncommon name?"

    Anyhoo, here are the girl names I'm considering (for my nonexistent daughter):
    -Pax (meaning peace. I love this, but I feel like most people associate this with boys due to the name Paxton and Angelina Jolie's son.)
    -Isidora (meaning gift of Isis. Nice name, but I kinda dislike how choppy it is, in the sense that the name really inclines you to call the person Isa, Izzy, Dora, or Dory.)
    -Verena (meaning integrity. I like this very much, but I feel like people might think it was me trying to be youneek with Serena or something.)
    -Eudora (meaning generous gift. I like this almost as much as Pax. Except that it's Greek :P)
    (I'm also not really a fan of names ending in "a" for girls, but most Latin names do. What a conundrum.)

    So, any suggestions? For both boy and girl names of Latin origin actually, but specifically the female ones.

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    Like you said, it's a challenge to find Latin/Roman female names that don't end in a.

    Some girl names that still end in a, but that feel somewhat "normal":
    Camilla
    Clara
    Seraphina

    Some boy ideas:
    Crispin
    Evander
    Felix
    Seneca
    Titus

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    Maddox (Max) James 08.31.13.

    Boys Favourites: Holden, Theron (Theo), Aidan, Killian

    Girls Favourites: Rosalie, Lucy, Lyra, Isla

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    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Marlowe | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

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    I like Latin/Greek names too. Love Silas and Isadora/Isidora (one of my favorites). Pax is better for a middle name (I have a cousin named Lucia Pax) Here are some suggestions (I'll star my favorites):
    Girls:
    Adria
    Adriana
    Constantina*
    Felicity*
    Rosalie
    Aurora
    Aura
    Ira
    Lux/Lucia/Lucy/Luciana
    Marceline*
    Marcella
    Marilla
    Mirabel/Mirabelle
    Orella
    Pomeline*
    Valora
    Vesper/Vespera
    Annabel/Annabelle
    Arabella
    Aurelia*
    Cassia
    Cecelia/Cecilia*
    Cecily*
    Clare/Claire
    Claudia
    Mabel
    Nora
    Helena*
    Rosalind
    Rosaline*
    Rosamund
    Sylvia*
    Viola
    Miranda
    Valentina/Valentine*
    Calista*

    Boys:
    Amycus
    Aurelian, Aurelius, Aurelio
    Cassian, Cassius
    Cato (too Hunger Games for you?)
    Dante
    Gratian (means grace)
    Hadrian/Adrian
    Marcellus
    Orson*
    Revere (Virtue Name)*
    Constantine*
    Paul*
    Callum (Scottish Variant of Columba)*
    Felix*
    Julian/Julius*
    Luca/Lucas/Luke*
    Marius
    Valentine
    Augustus

    I added a few weird ones because everyone's defenition of 'normal' is different. I hope that helped!
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