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  1. #1
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    "Normal" Alternatives?

    Hi berries!

    Recently I've found my name style a bit too out there for me. I would like to find names that are more normal, so to speak. Still distinctive and interesting, but names that would wear well on an actual person.

    Current names;
    Calliope
    Ariadne (obviously Penelope would be the alternative for these two)
    Octavia
    Olympia
    Ottilie
    Araminta
    Hero (Juno, Clio...?)

    (My "normal" list is Cordelia, and Odette)

    -E.

  2. #3
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    I like pretty much everything on your list. In particular, I'm always thrilled to see other people who like Hero. Olympia is another one that I don't think gets enough love.

    Some possible more "normal" alternatives:

    Daphne
    Phoebe
    Ione
    Calla
    Flavia
    Olive
    Aveline
    Aviva
    Coralie
    Oriana
    Matilda / Mathilde "Tilly"
    Aurelia
    Arabella
    Aurora
    Amina
    Mira
    Vera
    Heloise / Heloisa
    Helena
    Valentine / Valentina
    Ivy
    Linnea
    Arietta

  3. #5
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    Ariadne isn't out there at all! Everyone knows of Ariana, or Aria, so Ariadne isn't outthere. Only issue would be spelling it for some, but if you love the name, spelling it will be a minor side issue.

    I do think the others are more tricky.

    I love Cordelia for you, and I'm big fan of Odette. (I'd love to use it as a middle for a daughter.)

    Suggestions:
    Serenity
    Lila/Lilah
    Scarlett
    Claire
    Clarissa
    Antionette
    Allegra
    Katya/Katia
    Arista
    Gemma
    Olivia/Oliviana
    Livia
    Colette
    Nicolette
    Celine/Selina
    Kerensa/Kerenza
    Evangeline
    Cassia
    Isadora
    Eleni
    Meredith
    Rowen
    Seraphina
    Valerie
    Vivian/Vivienne
    Annette
    Bettina
    Calista
    Careen
    Cheryl
    Coleen
    Corrine
    Daphne
    Darlene
    Davina
    Deirdre
    Denise
    Esme
    Stella
    Evelyn
    Freya
    Irene/Irina
    Serena
    Avalon
    Celeste/Celestina
    Eloise
    Cerelia
    Demetria
    Hazel
    Natasia
    Tarin
    Laurel - 21 - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto





  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by erose View Post
    Hi berries!

    Recently I've found my name style a bit too out there for me. I would like to find names that are more normal, so to speak. Still distinctive and interesting, but names that would wear well on an actual person.

    Current names;
    Calliope
    Ariadne (obviously Penelope would be the alternative for these two)
    Octavia
    Olympia
    Ottilie
    Araminta
    Hero (Juno, Clio...?)

    (My "normal" list is Cordelia, and Odette)

    -E.
    A lot of these names are beautiful but I understand wanting more "normal" choices. I am the same way. Maybe I can help!
    Calliope - try Candice or Persephone - although Persephone isnt that normal either, I think it is more common than Calliope.
    Ariadne - i have a friend named that and I dont like it. It reminds me of arachnid i guess. Areli, Arielle and Adrianne are much more easy to read off of a business card.
    I think Octavia is a great name as is. I've got nothing for the others.
    What do you think of the names Daphne, Diana, Zoe, Cleo, Chloe, and Athena?
    Best of luck!
    Baby Hernández is due Nov. 22!!

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