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  1. #1
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    Usable Shakespearean names...

    I've created a list of obscure, yet usable Shakesperean names (excluding names in the US Top 1000).

    Obviously many of these are the names of historical or mythological figures.

    What do you think? Any you would consider using?

    Achilles
    Constance
    Francisca
    Lavinia
    Oswald
    Thaisa
    Albany
    Cordelia
    Angus
    Corin
    Gardiner
    Leonine
    Percy
    Timandra
    Adriano
    Cornelius
    Gertrude
    Perdita
    Timon
    Balthasar
    Cressida
    Lucetta
    Peto
    Titania
    Bardolph
    Curan
    Grey
    Lucio
    Philo
    Travers
    Barnardo
    Cymbeline
    Griffith
    Lucius
    Portia
    Tybalt
    Beaufort
    Herbert
    Lysander
    Priam
    Ulysses
    Bertram
    Davy
    Hermione
    Marcellus
    Prospero
    Ursula
    Blanche
    Desdemona
    Hero
    Mardian
    Quintus
    Valentine
    Caius
    Horatio
    Martius
    Reignier
    Varrius
    Camillo
    Dion
    Hubert
    Montague
    Reynaldo
    Varro
    Catesby
    Dionyza
    Hume
    Montano
    Robin
    Vaux
    Cato
    Dolabella
    Humphrey
    Mortimer
    Roderigo
    Vernon
    Ceres
    Dorset
    Iago
    Morton
    Rosalind
    Viola
    Charmian
    Dumaine
    Imogen
    Nell
    Rosaline
    Willoughby
    Clarence
    Edmund
    Iras
    Nerissa
    Rumour
    Claudio
    Eros
    Nym
    Sampson
    Claudius
    Ferdinand
    Jacquenetta
    Oberon
    Seyton
    Cleon
    Fenton
    Octavia
    Cleopatra
    Fitzwalter
    Jourdain
    Octavius
    Silvius
    Clifford
    Flavius
    Junius
    Ophelia
    Stephano
    Juno
    Orsino
    Talbot
    Forester
    Jupiter
    Osrick
    Tamora
    Victor | Ephraim | Phineas | Alfred | Rupert

    Trudy | Marceline | Ramona | Cicely | Winifred

  2. #3
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    I like the names in bold below.

    Achilles
    Constance
    Francisca
    Lavinia

    Oswald
    Thaisa
    Albany
    Cordelia
    Angus
    Corin
    Gardiner
    Leonine - I prefer Leontine or Leonie
    Percy
    Timandra
    Adriano
    Cornelius

    Gertrude
    Perdita - I'm not crazy about the meaing though
    Timon
    Balthasar
    Cressida
    Lucetta
    Peto
    Titania
    Bardolph - guilty pleasure
    Curan
    Grey
    Lucio
    Philo
    Travers
    Barnardo
    Cymbeline - probably better for a girl
    Griffith
    Lucius
    Portia
    Tybalt

    Beaufort
    Herbert
    Lysander
    Priam
    Ulysses

    Bertram
    Davy
    Hermione
    Marcellus
    Prospero

    Ursula
    Blanche
    Desdemona
    Hero
    Mardian
    Quintus
    Valentine
    Caius
    Horatio

    Martius
    Reignier - I prefer Rainier
    Varrius
    Camillo
    Dion
    Hubert
    Montague
    Reynaldo
    Varro
    Catesby
    Dionyza
    Hume - mn only
    Montano
    Robin
    Vaux - mn only
    Cato
    Dolabella
    Humphrey
    Mortimer
    Roderigo
    Vernon
    Ceres
    Dorset
    Iago
    Morton
    Rosalind
    Viola

    Charmian - mn only
    Dumaine - mn only
    Imogen
    Nell
    Rosaline

    Willoughby
    Clarence
    Edmund

    Iras
    Nerissa
    Rumour
    Claudio
    Eros
    Nym
    Sampson
    Claudius
    Ferdinand - mn only
    Jacquenetta - I do prefer Jacquetta
    Oberon
    Seyton
    Cleon
    Fenton
    Octavia
    Cleopatra - one woman name
    Fitzwalter
    Jourdain
    Octavius
    Silvius
    Clifford
    Flavius
    Junius
    Ophelia
    Stephano
    Juno
    Orsino
    Talbot
    Forester
    Jupiter
    Osrick - better spelled Osric
    Tamora
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    like or love (this means I might use them)


    Francisca
    Oswald
    Cordelia
    Leonine
    Percy
    Cressida
    Lucetta
    Grey
    Cymbeline
    Griffith
    Lucius
    Beaufort
    Hermione
    Ursula
    Blanche
    Desdemona
    Hero
    Caius
    Robin
    Cato
    Mortimer
    Ceres
    Dorset
    Rosalind
    Viola
    Imogen
    Rosaline
    Willoughby
    Clarence
    Edmund
    Nerissa
    Eros
    Ferdinand
    Oberon
    Silvius
    Junius
    Ophelia
    Juno
    Talbot
    Forester
    Jupiter
    Osrick
    Tamora


    Most of boys names ends on -o and I don't like that, or -ius names are over the top, so I don't like many boys names.
    Tristan Gilbert°Robin Amaury°Leon Percival°Edmund Theoderic°Finn Beowulf°Magnus Oberon°Thorin Elliot°Edric Maximilian°Emil Orlando°Roscoe Lucius
    Freya Marigold°Belle Seraphina°Leda Cassiopeia°Briony Rosaline°Charlotte Romilly°Lotus Dorothea°Aurora Nimue°Cecily Eliska°Mabel Celestina°Gaia Melisende
    girl & boy

  4. #7
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    Victor | Ephraim | Phineas | Alfred | Rupert

    Trudy | Marceline | Ramona | Cicely | Winifred

  5. #9
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    My faves are:
    Imogen
    Viola
    Hero
    Cymbeline (again, only for a girl)
    Edmund
    Lysander
    Horatio
    Wholocked, history and chemistry loving teenberry (16).
    Hoping to be a mummy in the very distant future. Dreaming of...
    Pandora Valencia FaeEvanthe Lyra Annabeth
    Little Misses
    Caspian Sherlock WalterPhoenix Arthur Blaise
    Mister Men

    Crushing on... ✦ AmadeaGeorgianaViolaPtolemyArchieHamish
    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."
    • Mycroft Holmes • Sherlock (BBC) • His Last Vow •

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