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  1. #6
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    Teal -- I'm fond of a lot of word names, but not this one. I don't feel it's very wearable.
    Claudette -- This is so lovely and frilly -- in a good way. I like that its sounds are familiar, but it's not common.
    Fauna -- This makes me think of the green fairy from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, so I'm not a fan of it for a child.
    Olympia -- Stately and grand.
    Bernadette -- I think it depends how you feel about the nickname "Bernie" on a little girl. It's likely to be used, at some point, by someone. If you like it (I'm a Bernadette Peters fan, and think it's cute), it's a great name.
    Merit -- I also adore virtue names, but this is not a favorite.
    Marigold -- This is a personal favorite. Tons of cute nickname potential.
    Veronica -- A glamorous name -- I think of Veronica Lake -- which is a plus in my book.
    Wilhelmina -- nms
    Emmanuelle -- nms
    Fern -- Another sweet nature name. Love the literary connection to Charlotte's Web, too.
    Constance -- Not one I'd choose personally, but I think it would age well and could be very nice.
    Beatrice -- Not a fan. I'm with you, c@29. I don't get it. But it serves well in the middle spot.

    Possible combos:
    Claudette Jean
    Fern Eugenie
    Constance Irene
    Veronica Jean
    Bernadette Iris

    You've got so many beautiful choices on here! Have fun figuring out which one is just right!

  2. #8
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    First Names:
    Teal - Nice color, but I don't like it as a name. Also, I went to high school with a boy named Teale. (It's a type of duck.)
    Claudette - Nice. I prefer Collette, though.
    Fauna - I do like it. But it's guilty pleasure only, I think.
    Olympia - Seems like a lot to live up to.
    Bernadette - I could probably feel warm and fuzzy about it if I had a good association with the name, but it's just "meh" to me. And I wouldn't like the nickname "Bernie".
    Merit - I would spell it Marit (Swedish form of Margaret) instead of like the word "merit". Love it, though!
    Marigold - NMS
    Veronica - I have a bad association with this one. Very bad.
    Wilhelmina - See Bernadette.
    Emmanuelle - Sounds like a nun's name. (Not that there is anything wrong with that!)
    Fern - I've always loved Fern! Reminds me of Charlotte's Web. Very sweet.
    Constance - It's okay. I dislike the nickname "Connie", though.
    Beatrice - LOVE Beatrice! I would call her "Baby Bee". LOL!

    Honor Middles:
    Constance - Works well as a middle. Better in the middle than as a first, I think.
    Beatrice - YES!
    Mary/Marigold - I prefer Mary to Marigold. I really like Mary.
    Irene/Iris - I prefer Irene to Iris, but that's just me.
    Jean/Eugenie/Eugenia - I prefer Eugenie/Eugenia to Jean. Jean seems boring.
    Barbara - Not crazy about it, but if it honored someone I loved I'd go for it anyway.
    Dominique - Not a fan of this name. It makes me think of the word "dominatrix". Haha!
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley (coming soon!)

    If we have another...
    Seamus Arthur or Brigid Ellen

  3. #10
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    I think I do like nun names @thatkatheryngirl

    Is Bunny a stretch for a Bernadette nickname? What about Bette? I am not a big fan of Bernie.

  4. #12
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    I think Bunny and Bette work for Bernadette. I know one Bernadette who goes by Birdie, and I know OF another, so that would work - I actually love it!

    Bernadette is serious to me, though Birdie and Bunny aren't, so I like lighter middles: Bernadette Marigold, Bernadette Teal.

    Constance is a favorite of mine. NN Tansy is sweet, but so is Connie, in a way.

    "Nun names" made me LOL. I have an M first name and the middle name Theresa, and I have had a lot of people say it sounds nunish!
    Girls:
    Catherine/Kathleen, Susan/Susannah, Anne/Anna/Annabeth, Jane, Margaret/Marguerite, Rose/Rosemary, Cecile/Cecily, Flora/Laura, Gwendolen, Paloma, Tabitha, Lucille, Beatrice, Harriet

    Boys:
    Frederick, Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by tararyaz View Post
    I think I do like nun names @thatkatheryngirl

    Is Bunny a stretch for a Bernadette nickname? What about Bette? I am not a big fan of Bernie.
    LOL! I think I do too, honestly! Evangeline is my favorite "nun name".

    My college roommate's mother was named Bernadette nn Bernie. There is nothing remotely attractive about that nickname, if you ask me. I think Bunny is adorable, though! But it's too cutesy beyond a certain age. (And then it starts heading into the stereotypical sluty/ditzy/blonde territory, doesn't it?) Bette would work beautifully, though. Don't know why I didn't think of that. Very classy.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley (coming soon!)

    If we have another...
    Seamus Arthur or Brigid Ellen

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