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  1. #1
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    Blast from the past - 1975 babies names book

    So I was rummaging through my Mum's old books and came across the 1975 British baby name book she used when picking my name (she could've done a bit better than Jessica in my opinion!). This was the book that got me name obsessed, and I never noticed how jam packed it was (just under half the book) with nature, word, and god/goddess names etc. Here are some of them, I've tried to get a broad spectrum, so there's not 1000 flower or hippy names ...


  2. #3
    Haha this is so awesome!!!

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    This is fantastic, and an excellent reminder that many Nameberry favorites (Ottillie, Marigold, Otto, Milo, Quillan) appealed to name nerds before the site was even a twinkle in Pam and Linda's eyes.

    My favorites:

    Fernanda
    Gaea
    Juno
    Leontine
    Marigold
    Nixie
    Opal
    Ottilie
    Sancia
    Ultima (strictly a guilty pleasure, but what a fabulous name!)
    Wynne
    Xanthe
    Zinnia
    Zora

    Ambrose
    Cato
    Finn (prescient!)
    Garnet (one 't')
    Hollis
    Ives
    Jonah
    Julius
    Lysander
    Milo
    Otto
    Peregrine
    Quillan
    Quinn
    Roscoe
    Ulysses
    Vivien
    Wren

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

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    Current Favorites
    Calvin - Dominic - Erik - Heath - Leo - Ronan
    Fiona - Guinevere - Johanna - Lana - Lena - Stella

  5. #9
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    To my memory, I thought this book was filled with 'regular' names! How surprised was I when I opened the book up to Tangerine

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