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  1. #1
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    Clunky But Cool Names?

    I think it's safe to say I love the clunkier girls names (Agnes, Maude, Dorothy, etc), but I'm not sure what everyone else views as being 'clunky but cool' or 'so far out, it's in' when it comes to old fashioned girls' names. Feel free to share your ideas&opinions - I'm very curious to see what you all class as 'so far out, it's in' when it comes to girls names :-)

    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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    Oh wow, there are quite a few names I feel this way about. I can't get over how awkward and old they feel when they come out of my mouth. Lol let me think...
    Eudora
    Augusta
    Griselda
    Geraldine
    Beulah
    Gladys
    Magnolia

    I like all of them except Beulah and Geraldine.
    Last edited by oiseau; November 24th, 2013 at 12:09 PM.


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    Hmm...old but not yet (or maybe ever) vintage-cool....

    Eustace
    Erma/Irma
    Ernestine
    Gertrude
    Ethel
    Agnes
    Myrtle
    Winifred
    Thelma
    Brunhilda
    Freda
    Edwina
    Bernice
    Geraldine
    Ida

    That's not to say I dislike all those, but I don't think anyone has swept them free of mothballs yet.
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    Benjamin * Sebastian * Ezra * Edmund * Henry * Hugo * Cormac * Andrew * Winston * Levi * Zev * Theodore

    Arabella * Aviva * Ariella * Maeve * Matilda * Eleanor * Catherine * Charlotte * Beatrice

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    Virtually Everything!

    I share your love of old lady names or so clunky they are cool names.

    I group them into a few categories:

    THE ONES I LOVE, PERIOD, AND WOULD NAME MY CHILD:
    Gladys
    Beulah
    Ariadne
    Maude
    Eluned
    Enid
    Jemima
    Bessie
    Polly
    Mabel
    Kitty
    Dinah
    Muriel


    THE ONES I APPRECIATE, BUT WOULD NOT NAME MY CHILD:
    Geraldine
    Martha
    Evelyn
    Mavis
    Winifred
    Hortense

    THE ONES I CONSIDER INTERESTING BUT TRULY UGLY:
    Eunice
    Edith
    Edwina
    Etta
    Eu- beginning names (eugenics association)
    Myrtle
    Myrtis
    Dorolyne (actually knew a woman named this!)
    Dorcas

    I find I am sick of flyway names -- misspelled - light as air -- insubstantial -- fluffy. Not good solid names like Dolly and Bonnie and Anne and Tess, but names that sound like cheesy romance novel heroines.

    Now, give me a novel with a Mabel, Agatha, and Eluned, and I'm on it!

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