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  1. #11
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    I like Quintessa in theory, but I doubt I would ever actually use it or recommend it to someone. Does Tess work as a nn for Temperance?
    ~Cathryn Elizabeth~

    Stay at home mommy to Benton Grover and Arwen Elizabeth.

    Favorite Boys: Charleston Hawk, Gryphon Cane, Hadrien Bram, and Macsen Faucher (pr. foe-SHAY)
    Favorite Girls: Imogen Temperance, Livian Calanthe, Fern Elora, and Rosalyn Hazel

  2. #13
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    My name is Tressa, and I had a friend who fondly called me Contessa.

    I like the sound of it, but I don't like that it's a title. I certainly do like it better than most other title names though.
    proud aunt to
    Liam Joseph (b. 5/8/2006)
    Aurore Brynn (b. 10/13/2012)

  3. #15
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    I agree about the title thing. It has a charming sound, and several sweet nns (Connie, Tess/Tessa... she could probably pull Estey out of it, too), but it sounds just as title-ey as Prince, King, Count, or Viscount would. There's also Quintessa?

    Honestly, though, I do like it. I think Benton, Arwen, and Contessa sound cool together.

  4. #17
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    I like Tessa but Contessa reminds me of a snobby woman.

  5. #19
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    I have heard of a child named Contessa before. By an Hispanic family.

    I don't hate it, but it is a bit like naming a child Duke, Prince, Deacon, etc. I wouldn't say it's unusable, but it depends on your location.
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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