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July 3rd, 2014 01:25 PM #1
Questioning a Few Choices
In an attempt to be more Victorian in my naming tastes, there are some names I'm finding a bit questionable. I don't know if I like or dislike any of these yet, but I feel like maybe some feedback will help sway me.
*I love nicknames as first names, so being too cutesy doesn't phase me*
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July 3rd, 2014 04:24 PM #3
Marie - I think this is stuck as a dated and dull middle name for the moment. Maybe Mara? Mireille? Mairi?
Bessie - Lovely.
Jennie - Eh, I think Ginny is prettier.
Viola - lovely, I adore the Shakespeare connection, Twelfth Night is one of my favourites and Viola is a wonderful character
Dora - I know a little Dora (her sister is Edie) and she's made me really love it. The Dora the Explorer thing never bothered her.
Nettie - still a toilet to me. I'd use Henrietta more readily.
Lucille - Love this, very 1950s film star to me which I love.
Loretta - not my style but nice.
Essie - Isn't that a petrol company or something?
Nell - this is growing on me a lot recently. I still like Nigella and Fenella a lot as longer forms.
Delia - this is 100% Delia Smith to me but I do like it. Much prettier than Dahlia imo.
Vivian - Nice. I don't like Vivienne but Vivian is really quite cool... I also like the Cornish spelling Vyvyan but I think that's quite unusable.
Claribel/Claribelle - don't really like this, but adore Christabel. I know a Clara who's dad called her Clarabelle when she was little which is cute.
Charity - eh, there's nothing about this I like either. It's one of those very pressuring virtue names that I could never give to a human. Of course it's a wonderful trait but it's very intense as a name.(olivia. seventeen. film & philosophy student, worryingly maternal! in love with my kitty, majestically named shura)
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July 3rd, 2014 05:16 PM #7
@oliviasarah - you're thinking of Esso Essie is a nail polish company, owned and created by a woman named Essie I can't really use Ginny, as it's my aunty's name (Virginia nn Ginny), and I didn't know about the toilet connections, I don't think we use that term here, haha. I do love Christabel, thank you
@bibliophile - I am thinking about dropping Charity and Nell, not sure on Loretta though (although Loretta Lynn may not be the best connection).
Since there weren't any replies to this yet, the more I looked at it, the more I ended up deciding;
I think I'm keeping Marie, Bessie, Viola, Dora, Nettie, Lucille, Essie, Delia and Vivian I may change Vivian to Vivien like Vivien Leigh (even though she was born Vivian).
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