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    Which is usable?

    I'm looking for saint names at the moment for this baby. We're looking for something more unusual than Gabriel (my first son) but still usable and not too weird. Which of these do you think is usable in the modern day? Which are just middles? Which should be forgotten altogether?

    Sibling is Gabriel Benjamin and last name is Blackwood.

    Alodia
    Aquilina
    Blaesilla
    Candida
    Cleopatra
    Demetria
    Endellion
    Faustina
    Hedwig nn Iggy
    Leocadia
    Lucretia
    Magdalena ~ I say mag-dah-LEE-nah
    Merewenna
    Pophyria ~ not a saint, but I like this girls version of Porphyrius
    Quiteria
    Sebastiana ~ too much with the cousin Elijah Bastien?
    Urania
    Ursulina
    Veridiana


    All of these would get a nickname of some sort to fall back on and the babies getting 2 middles so both of those will be really normal if the first is something like this. Can't wait for your opinions.
    Dad to Gabriel Benjamin and Expecting in April.

    Probably only guilty pleasures:
    Girls ~ Hedwig, Alba, Ondine, Faustine, Elvira
    Boys ~ Adalwolf, Faustus, Wulfric, Leofric, Bartholomeo

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    I think Alodia, Demetria and Lucretia are usable as first names and Aqulina, Cleopatra, Faustina, Leocadia, Magdalena, Merewenna and Sebastiana are usable as middles.

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    Alodia - dislike that "load" sound.
    Aquilina - I think of long noses, "aquiline"
    Blaesilla - bla
    Candida - yeast
    Cleopatra - alphas Gabriel in a big way, but it's a great name
    Demetria - I prefer Demeter
    Endellion - love love. powerful beautiful name.
    Faustina - brilliant, though I prefer the French Faustine.
    Hedwig nn Iggy - very punk-rock, very tranny-cool. But on the wrong kid, disastrous.
    Leocadia - love love love. This one's a winner. She's got a zany lioness thing going on, but also a beautiful seriousness.
    Lucretia - sounds villainous to me.. maybe because of the word "lucre"
    Magdalena - beautiful. Next to Gabriel the sibset does begin to get quite Christian - not that that's a bad thing at all!
    Merewenna - prefer Merewen.
    Pophyria - really interesting name. I've never heard this before and I like it!
    Quiteria - bananas. but beautiful.
    Sebastiana - Sebastian is nms, though I recognize it's a perfectly nice name. Too Neverending Story or something.. and Sebastiana takes it ott. But that may just be my own weirdness. Heck, I like Ernestine, and that one's pretty ott as feminizations go. And Albertine...
    Urania - prefer Ourania. I think the O mitigates the "urine" teasing-potential.
    Ursulina - pretty darn cute. I prefer stately handsome Ursula, but Ursulina is lots of fun.
    Veridiana - too... descriptive. Sounds like some kind of green pigment ore-extract somethingorother.

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    Thanks the both of you. Emma, great comments. Made some good points. We're semi-practicing Catholics so a sibset that's really Christian sounding isn't terrible.

    Looking for some more comments if you all don't mind.
    Dad to Gabriel Benjamin and Expecting in April.

    Probably only guilty pleasures:
    Girls ~ Hedwig, Alba, Ondine, Faustine, Elvira
    Boys ~ Adalwolf, Faustus, Wulfric, Leofric, Bartholomeo

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