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  1. #31
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    I love both names, but slightly prefer Cordelia. The meaning, "daughter of the sea", has a great deal of personal importance. One of my favorite series, the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMasters Bujold, has a Cordelia as its heroine, and she's exactly the kind of badass I want as my daughter's namesake.

    Combinations from my own list:

    Cordelia Hesper Jane
    Cordelia Ruby Kate
    Cordelia Sailor Belle
    Cordelia Juniper Faye
    Cordelia Winter Jean
    Simon, Eloise/Louise/Louisa, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  2. #33
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    Oh, I forgot to say -- I know two little girls named Cordelia (both after the Vorkosigan Saga) and one teenager named Ophelia. They wear their names beautifully.
    Simon, Eloise/Louise/Louisa, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #35
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    Both pretty names, but I wouldn't use Ophelia because middle school boys would torture her with "Ophelia Butts" jokes. Take it from me, a teacher. I've heard this so many times when a substitute teacher takes the role.

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