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  1. #1
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    Thoughts and New Combo Ideas?

    Opinions and new combo suggestions? :-) After being told that Beatrice & Mabel are 'disgusting' and being asked which grandmother's grave I dug them up from, I think I'm in need of reassurance.

    Beatrice Helena
    Mabel Henrietta
    Maude Fiammetta
    Dorothy Isabella
    Margaret Sophia
    Eleanor Josephine
    Marilla Charlotte
    Honora Catherine
    Adelaide Sophia
    Aurelia Catherine
    Sophia Catherine

    Names I like as MN's but can't find an old fashioned FN for:

    Fiorella
    Pomeline (pom-ehl-leen)
    Arabella
    Titania


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    Obviously, the person you told doesn't know a thing about vintage charm or naming trends. I think your style is fine and perhaps you're ahead of the curve If this is the reaction you get, perhaps it's best to keep your favourites a secret. Or post them here on Nameberry so we can fave about them!

    Beatrice Helena - two gorgeous names with so many wonderful literary associations
    Mabel Henrietta - Mabel is lovely and this combo flows nicely
    Maude Fiammetta - clunky meets frilly and it works!
    Dorothy Isabella - I like Dorothy (and Dorothea) but Isabel not so much. Just Isabel/Isobel are fine.
    Margaret Sophia - I like the first but Sophia has been done to death.
    Eleanor Josephine - Majestic, strong and elegant. Fave on your list.
    Marilla Charlotte - I love the mn much more than the first name
    Honora Catherine - this is ok
    Adelaide Sophia - I like Adelaide but Sophia is overused.
    Aurelia Catherine - I love Aurelia and I don't know why it doesn't get more attention. "Golden" is a pretty awesome meaning.
    Sophia Catherine - I prefer just Sophie as it sounds friendlier and more approachable. The combo is pretty though.

    Names I like as MN's but can't find an old fashioned FN for:

    Sybil Fiorella
    Frances Pomeline
    Iris Arabella
    Eulalie Titania
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    Obviously, the person you told doesn't know a thing about vintage charm or naming trends. I think your style is fine and perhaps you're ahead of the curve If this is the reaction you get, perhaps it's best to keep your favourites a secret. Or post them here on Nameberry so we can fave about them!

    Beatrice Helena - two gorgeous names with so many wonderful literary associations
    Mabel Henrietta - Mabel is lovely and this combo flows nicely
    Maude Fiammetta - clunky meets frilly and it works!
    Dorothy Isabella - I like Dorothy (and Dorothea) but Isabel not so much. Just Isabel/Isobel are fine.
    Margaret Sophia - I like the first but Sophia has been done to death.
    Eleanor Josephine - Majestic, strong and elegant. Fave on your list.
    Marilla Charlotte - I love the mn much more than the first name
    Honora Catherine - this is ok
    Adelaide Sophia - I like Adelaide but Sophia is overused.
    Aurelia Catherine - I love Aurelia and I don't know why it doesn't get more attention. "Golden" is a pretty awesome meaning.
    Sophia Catherine - I prefer just Sophie as it sounds friendlier and more approachable. The combo is pretty though.

    Names I like as MN's but can't find an old fashioned FN for:

    Sybil Fiorella
    Frances Pomeline
    Iris Arabella
    Eulalie Titania
    Thank you, I think you're right about them not knowing the vintage trends! I'm not sure if I'm ahead of the curve or if I'm just following the English trends, but thank you :-)

    I love Frances Pomeline and Iris Arabella! I liked Dorothy Isobel, but felt Isobel went better with Dorothea and Dorothy needed something more popular to balance it. Do you have any suggestions to replace Sophia for Margaret&Adelaide? I like Sophia, but I do agree it's been done to death. I do like Charlotte though :-) Perhaps I'll have to add Charlotte Titania or Charlotte Fiorella to my list


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