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Thread: Worthy of a Revival?
September 17th, 2013 01:41 PM #1
Worthy of a Revival?
There are some Georgian/Victorian names that I like/love, but, I'm not sure if they'd be seen as fresh and gorgeous choices for a little girl now, or if they simply stink of mothballs and should forever stay in the 1700/1800's. What do you think of these?
I know some are currently popular in the UK (Harriet, Martha, Matilda, Ivy and Florence are all top 100 names in England and Wales right now), but that aside, what do you think?
Florence, Edith, Doris, Alice, Elsie, Lillian, Violet, Mabel, Ada, Evelyn
Eva, Edna, Minnie, Martha, Amelia, Phoebe, Sylvia, Hazel, Agatha, Beatrice
Matthew, Ernest, Louis, Christopher, Andrew, Albert, George, Joshua, James, Harry
Freddie, Henry, Adam, Teddy, Daniel, Percy, Mark, Walter, Stanley, Liam
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September 17th, 2013 02:17 PM #9
Well, I know there's a lot of people on here who love this style of names. I don't hate all of them, but I definitely haven't warmed up to a lot of them.
Here's the one's I really like:
Beatrice/Beatrix - love it!
Susannah - love it
Olive - like it a lot
Mercy - way underused IMO
Cora/Cordelia - nice, I like Cora by itself a bit more though
Gwendoline - though I prefer the -lyn spelling
Iris/Ivy - I like both
Jane - nice and simple
Margot - pretty
Rosamond - meh
Eleanora - okay
Helena - I'm on the fence about this one, I don't hate it, but I don't really love it either.
Flora/Florence -on the fence about this one too, it's okay, but I don't absolutely love it.
Tabitha - it's a beautiful name, but I knew one who was a pain in the butt so that colors my view
Keziah - I like this one a lot, but it's definitely more out there than some.
Isadora - pretty, but definitely on the Isabelle bandwagonOlivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin