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  1. #1
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    Virtue Names for Sisters

    I'm working on a story involving a set of 12 sisters named after virtues, and I'd love your help finding the last few.

    I love ones that feel like names, albeit uncommon ones. I'm less keen on Faith, Hope, and Grace, and I worry about ones that get called "stripper names" like Chastity and Serenity. I try to avoid super-similar names unless there's a good nickname for one, and I'm hesitant about overlapping meanings.

    The sisters' names I have so far, in rough order of age:
    1. Patience (main character)
    2. Mercy
    3. Constance
    4. Clarity
    5. Honor
    6. Prudence (nn Pru)
    7. Verity
    8. Blithe — might give her a twin named Joy or Felicity
    9. Temperance — not my favorite, and I need a nickname (Tem?)


    Ones I'm uncertain about:


    Are there any other virtue names you like, names on the list you hate, or ones on the maybe-list you think fit perfectly?

    Thanks, Berries! I appreciate your help.

  2. #3
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    I like Liberty, and Amity and Unity could work!

  3. #5
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    I would avoid Prudence, Hope, Grace, Chastity and Faith. Pru is beautiful but it was used in TV series, Hope, Grace and Faith are too generic and Chastity is scandalized by Cher's daughter-son. I love pairings of Amity and Unity or Serenity and Honesty. There are also Remember, Honor, Charity, Clemency(may be perfect Constance's twin sister), Sincerity, Bravery, Glory, Vera, Remedy, Wisdom, Arise, Perpetua.
    Blithe and Joy would be tacky but I like Felicity to fit. So fun!

  4. #7
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    Oooh, thank you! Clemency is a fantastic suggestion but Mercy's love interest is Clement.

    I wrote down several of your suggestions--forgive me, I'm on my phone or I'd respond more.

  5. #9
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    1.Patience (main character)
    2.Mercy
    3.Constance
    4.Clarity
    5.Honor
    6.Prudence (nn Pru)
    7.Verity
    8.Blithe — might give her a twin named Joy or Felicity
    9.Temperance — not my favorite, and I need a nickname (Tem?)

    My suggestions:

    10. Solace
    11. Lovejoy
    12. Felicity

    Other Suggestions

    Grace
    Comfort
    Harmony
    Liberty
    Clemency
    Praise
    Discovery
    Mystery
    Sublime
    Eloquence
    Absolute
    Pleasance
    Prospera
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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