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  1. #1
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    Uncommon classics? Names from the mid- to late 1800's?

    Louisa/Louise are two of my favorite names right now. I love that neither are in the top 1,000 but both are recognizable. I consider both to be classics, along with other names on my list (Josephine, Margaret, Elizabeth, etc.).

    Are there any other names that fit the criteria of being uncommon but recognizable, classic, or old fashioned?

    The name doesn't have to be outside the top 1000 but preferrably outside the top 750 and not rising quickly. I don't have an opposition to popular names but I'm just looking for fresh ideas because none of the names I've been able to come up with seem like "the" name.

    Here are a few I've considered:

    Lucy (and Lusine [loo-see-neh], Lucia, etc.)
    Ellie (and many names that lend the Ellie nickname including Noelle and Eleanor)
    Lily (and names to give the Lily nickname Lilia, Lillian, etc.)
    Callie/Calla
    Eve/Eva for the NN Evie (and Evangeline but I want to use Josephine in the future so Evangeline is out)
    Margot
    Elsa

    No names containing Anne. Middle name will be Mae. Apparently, I'm also looking for a name that is easily nicknameable, too.
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    Last edited by lawsonhaley; January 30th, 2014 at 10:38 AM.
    Stephanie - Hannah - Ellie - Bethan - Sian - Shannon - Courtney - Elise - Ruby
    Mia - Libby - Demi - Lauren - Sophie - Mollie - Alisha - Amy - Charlie

    Jamie - Henry - Thomas - William - George - Charlie - Oscar - Jude - Andrew
    Louis - Matthew - Aaron - Daniel - Callum - Freddie - Alfie - Jack - Ollie


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    Emma Angel [07/2009, my angel]
    Bo [08/2009] | Tally [02/2012]
    Octavia Elina [11/2014]

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    Alban Shepherd | Ansel Frederick | Leonidas John | Linus Richard | Martin George | Sylvan Jeremiah
    Augusta Plum | Cordelia Iris | Greta Josephine | Matilda June | Miranda Elizabeth | Wilhelmina Eve

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    Not sure where they sit on the US list.....

    Rosemary
    Helen
    Clara
    Virginia
    Prudence
    Henrietta
    Thomasina
    Philomina
    Estelle/a
    Silas Robert Patrick - 7/10/13

    Penelope Elizabeth Pearl 23/3/15

  5. #9
    I have a soft spot for Callie Mae as it's a favorite cousin's name.
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    Wesley Samuel
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    Virginia Reese


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