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  1. #1
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    Calling all classy, international names!

    I feel like my list is leaning in the direction of these semi-unusual, international names that are unusual, but still pretty usable here in America. So far I'm tossing around something along these lines:

    Isla
    Cosima
    Aurélie
    Aliénor (an old French form of Eleanor--ah-lee-ay-nor)
    Anne-Sophie/Anne-Claire (I love these French Anne- double-barrels!)
    Emilia
    Anouk (less sure about this one, but I still think it's really cool, and I love the nn Annie)
    Zosia (ZOH-shah)
    Zoe (it's Greek! It's French! And it's used virtually everywhere!)

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks, guys!
    Last edited by ashthedreamer; February 5th, 2014 at 10:59 AM.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace + Caleb Elias Joseph + Arianne Eleanor Daisy + Everett Joshua Charles + Olivia Wren Camille
    Grant Frédéric Conrad + Violet Emilia Mary + Casper Nathaniel Eden + Grace Odilia Lily + Samuel Gaspard John

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    Chapter 1 is up! And an author's note! (Alas, don't get too excited.)

  2. #3
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    these are all off my list

    Zuzanna
    Freya
    Sylvie
    Amelie
    Aoife (Ee-fa)
    Orlaith (Or-lah or Or-layth)
    Cecilie
    Jolie (French for pretty)
    Fleur
    Elodie
    Zelie
    Eulalie
    Sidonie
    Noemi
    Anais
    Coralie
    Delphine
    Eleni
    Livia
    Linnea
    Leilani

    This list might come in handy for you http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...ntinental.html
    ♔ "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel ♔


    Florence | Charlotte | Elsie | Alice | Evelyn | Violet
    Lillian | Maude | Martha | Harriet | Minnie | Betsy | Isabella
    Charlie | Thomas | Ernest | Addison | Daniel | Henry
    Alfie | James | Ethan | Albert | George | Andrew

  3. #5
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    I was going to recommend the BBN list too. Elea has some great lists if you're ever looking for new ideas. Here are some Scandinavian name links:

    http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...familiars.html
    http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...rticulars.html
    http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...ctaculars.html
    Last edited by southern.maple; February 5th, 2014 at 11:04 AM.
    Emily // Nineteen // American

    Not loving names at the moment.

  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by southern.maple View Post
    I was going to recommend the BBN list too. Elea has some great lists if you're ever looking for new ideas.
    She really does! Her blog's my favourite
    ♔ "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel ♔


    Florence | Charlotte | Elsie | Alice | Evelyn | Violet
    Lillian | Maude | Martha | Harriet | Minnie | Betsy | Isabella
    Charlie | Thomas | Ernest | Addison | Daniel | Henry
    Alfie | James | Ethan | Albert | George | Andrew

  5. #9
    How about the name Lena?

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