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  1. #6
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    Ones that I would use:
    Luna
    Andromeda
    Celestina
    Lavender
    Araminta
    Bellatrix
    Astoria
    Augusta
    Charity

    Ones that I wouldn't use but I think are usable:
    Hermione
    Ginevra
    Jocelind
    Aurora
    Emmeline
    Mirabella
    Narcissa
    Elladora
    Marietta
    Rowena
    Honoria
    Minerva
    Melania
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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
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    Atlantis
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    Hermione, Bellatrix & Narcissa are actually all huge GPs of mine.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    Hermione - never.
    Ginevra - no way. Ginny, maybe.
    Luna - oh heck. no.
    Andromeda - nice.
    Celestina - pretty. Actually just met one but she's 10 yrs older than HP.
    Jocelind - pretty.
    Aurora - nice.
    Emmeline - nice.
    Mirabella - nice.
    Lavender - yes!
    Araminta - yes!
    Bellatrix - never.
    Nymphadora - no way.
    Lysandra - pretty.
    Narcissa - no way.
    Elladora - smush name.
    Marietta - pretty.
    Rowena - usable.
    Honoria - nice.
    Pansy - wimpy.
    Minerva - no way.
    Astoria - LOVE this! I love visiting Astoria, OR but I hate that it get confused with Waldorf.
    Melania - no.
    Augusta - this no, August yessir!
    Charity - not a virtue name I like.
    Merope - nope.

    Okay so basically I would only use a HP name it was one of a minor character only. I wouldn't want someone's first reaction to be, Oh - like in the movie HARRY POTTER? gag. Unless you have a dear Aunty Minerva Hermione I wouldn't touch the big names!! Lavender Honoria would be really nice though!
    “And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    Posts
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    Hermione, love this name but wouldn't use it on an actual child
    Ginevra -- prefer Genvieve
    Luna -- yes, I would use Luna. I know several kids named Luna
    Andromeda -no
    Celestina -- I prefer Celeste
    Jocelind -- I love Joselin/Jocelyn and would use the Joselin spelling
    Aurora -- I prefer Aurelia
    Emmeline -- definitely would use
    Mirabella -- no, too frilly for me
    Lavender -- no
    Araminta -- this is a family name, but I wouldn't use it
    Bellatrix -- definitely not. Yikes, HBC in her fright wig!
    Nymphadora -- another definite no. Nymphomaniacs, anyone?
    Lysandra -- I don't like this or Lysander
    Narcissa -- while I like the Catalan Narcis, I don't like the girl's version. I much prefer Jonquil
    Elladora -- no
    Marietta -- no. too much like Marietta Georgia
    Rowena -- yes, I love Rowena. I love Ivanhoe!
    Honoria -- yes and yes to Honour, which I prefer
    Pansy -- no. I prefer Posy and Poppy
    Minerva -- yes. Although I prefer Athena/Athina
    Astoria -- as in Queens? And Jackson Heights? I don't think so.
    Melania -- no. Melanie Wilkes, bleh
    Augusta -- yes, I love Augusta. Makes me think of the great character Augusta Doe in Moore's opera
    Charity -- no. I have several students named Charity though. I prefer the Catalan Merce.
    Merope -- no

    What happened to Katie and Parvinder?

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    529
    Just be careful that if you are purposely using one of these names as a reference to Harry Potter, to choose a desirable character to be named after, I'll break it down:

    No to:
    Lavender, Pansy, Padma - ok seriously, those three are annoying!
    Andromeda - pretty but I wouldn't actually name someone that.
    Bellatrix - she's nuts. on the upside it's not a particularly bad name.
    Merope, Lysandra, Charity - I personally just think these names are sort of ugly.
    Narcissa- horrible name because of "narcissistic" so no, I don't think this ones very good
    Nymphadora - ok not even she liked this name!

    Yes to:
    Hermione, Ginny, Luna - Kickass!
    Celestina- that's such a pretty name! And since Celestina Warbeck is rarely mentioned it's not a big deal.
    Jocelind, Aurora, Emmeline, Araminta, Elladora, Marietta, Minera, Augusta - These are all pretty and normal names so nothing wrong there.
    Minerva and Rowena - BEST NAMES (After previously mentioned Kickass names) They are beautiful and the characters are pretty cool rolemodels. Even if McGonnagal does only give them 5 points for killing the troll first year...

    I noticed you left out a couple really good ones which are also just names in general:
    Molly
    Fleur
    Rita (Skeeter!!)
    Myrtle (jk, I think that one's a no too)
    Lily
    Ariana
    Gabrielle (Fleurs sis)

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