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  1. #1
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    smells of musty books and pine needles

    Hi Berries. I need to expand/refine my list for hypothetical second son. The first would be a Crispin.
    I'm looking for something breathtaking, unusual, strong, brambly, even a little messy or strange.. but I also like names that are formal and subtle and soft. So I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I'll know it when I see it. I'd like to avoid another "-in" ending, but open to all suggestions. Please help! Here are some contenders, from all over the map.

    Prospero
    Alasdair
    Arvid
    Nicander
    Nicabar
    Donald
    Hector
    Sterling
    Acacius
    Rudyard
    Redmond
    Montgomery
    Garth
    Egon
    Sylvester
    Barnabas
    Cyneric
    Heron
    Leroy
    Desmond
    Diggory
    Maxfield
    Malcolm

    Thank you!

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    Dany (Also known as Athena Danielle)
    Could you check out these threads? I'll return the favor.
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    Rosemary Gloria ~ Petra Madeleine~ Lilith Seraphine
    Alaric Matthew ~ Henry Marcellus ~ Sebastian Rhys ~ Giles Edmund


  3. #5
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    Thank you Ikfly! That's quite a list. So many spectacular names, most of which I'd very much appreciate on someone else's son. The ones that I can really picture on a kid of mine are:
    Laurence
    Ephraim
    Barnaby
    Clement
    Clive
    Horatio
    Basil
    Ambrose
    Solomon
    Cormac

    There's no rhyme or reason to my preferences! But these are great. Thanks so much for your help.

    Right now, my husband mostly likes:
    Prospero
    Rudyard
    Heron
    Sylvester
    Barnabas
    Maxfield
    Malcolm
    Solomon
    He is *taken aback by* Egon, Leroy, and Clive, but I'm not yet sure if it's a positive or negative reaction.

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    I can't help but like Clive, mostly because of C.S. Lewis, love Crispin, I am also a huge fan of the name Caspian.

    Let's see, with Crispin...with your thread title it makes me think of 1940's Hemingway/cigar smoking at a vacation cottage;

    Crispin Hemingway
    Crispin Wilder
    Crispin Apollo
    Crispin Rafferty
    Crispin Leopold
    Crispin Bramble
    Crispin Tremain
    Crispin Riggs
    Crispin Dashiell
    No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.

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    If I understood the OP right, withinreason, I think they were asking for something to sibset with Crispin, not serve as a MN?

    I immediately thought Ambrose but see it's already up. I also love Ephraim. I like the idea of Clive as a middle name, actually.

    Others:
    Dinadan - One of the knights of the round table, but little-known, a bit of a history geek name. Not as instantly recognizable as Percival.
    Shadrach
    Theophilus
    Digby
    Hugh
    Rhydian
    Torsten
    Arkady - this is more of a Russian-accented one but I still think old books and violins.
    Josiah
    Tristram
    Edmund
    Tavish
    Malachy - Light-hearted but not giddy. An Irish spin on Biblical Malachi, without the hard "eye" ending.

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