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  1. #1
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    Unusual Vintage Names?

    I'm looking for some more unusual names to add to my list, but I'm not 100% sure where to turn.

    I like frillier choices like Ophelia and Henrietta, but I also like strong ones, such as Hermione, and diminutives like Carrie and Bessie.

    My style is very much vintage, so vintage suggestions would be fantastic :-)

    Thanks!

    : Adam/Addison/Andrew/Ashton/Charlie/Ernie/Freddie/Jamie/Ollie/Thomas
    : Alice/Bluebell/Dollie/Eleanor/Florrie/Harriet/Kathryn/Lottie/Minnie/Pixie

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    How about Araminta? It's an eighteenth century gem invented by a playwright (according to NB). You may also like Aminta.
    ~*~**~*Larissa~*~**~*

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    Amaryllis Josephine Dove (Lilly) * Holiday Elizabeth Kate (Holly)


    Phineas Orlando Jack (Finn) * Caspian Apollo Gray (Cash)

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    I tried to find vintage or unusual or at least vintage and uncommon names. Hope some of these hit the mark

    Diminutives/Nickname-y names
    Effie
    Billie
    Goldie
    Ruthie
    Millie
    Flossie
    Penny
    Emmy
    Coco

    Longer, unusual names
    Scarlett
    Geneva
    Cordelia
    Clementine
    Emmeline
    Lydia
    Imogen
    Felicity
    Paloma
    Cecily
    Hermia
    Georgene
    Portia
    Lisette
    Colette

    Shorter, more uncommon vintage names
    Ruth
    Flora
    Lena
    Willa
    Thea
    Ada
    Audra
    Adele
    Petra
    Tessa or Tess
    Daphne
    c a r a


    Francesca ‘Frankie' Lux
    Arden Clemence
    Lucia Rose
    Saskia Faye
    Odessa Violet
    Ramona Anais
    Romilly Harper
    Zosia Posey


    Dashiell Robin
    Rowan Frederick
    Arlo Bastien
    Cedric Archer
    Ike Olivier
    James ‘Jem’ Orion
    Jasper Otto
    Leo Cesare
    Asa Roman


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    Antigone Florence Irene - Cordelia Sansa Eleanor - Guinevere Isadora Lottie
    Harriet Ailbhe * Beatrice Anna Hermione * Sibyl Octavia Lennon * Orla Persephone Alice * Freya Buffy Andromeda * Drusilla Edith Ottilie * Isolde Clementine Thora


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    Edmund Hartley Fox - Henry Poseidon Arthur - Casimir Otto Endymion
    Percy William Meriadoc * Rudyard Alexander Wulfric * Felix Rafferty Amias * Killian Sherlock * Jory Benedict Arlo * Lysander Milo Atticus * Theodore Emrys Hawthorne


  5. #9
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    Thanks everyone!

    @larkub101 - ooh Araminta is really nice, I can't believe I forgot her!

    @mckaylalove - I love Effie, Millie, Emmy/Emmie, Lydia, Geneva, Imogen, Clementine, Flora, Tess and Ada!

    @bretak - I guess mine is more British Victorian, haha Thank you for your wonderful suggestions! I love Charlotte, Constance, Verity, Stella, Emily, Olivia, Grace, Harper (though I'm not sure it fits with my other choices), Elsie, Alice, Violet, Beatrice, Hettie, Ruby, Eleanor, Lucy, Rose, Audrey, and Elizabeth

    : Adam/Addison/Andrew/Ashton/Charlie/Ernie/Freddie/Jamie/Ollie/Thomas
    : Alice/Bluebell/Dollie/Eleanor/Florrie/Harriet/Kathryn/Lottie/Minnie/Pixie

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