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March 26th, 2012 02:47 PM #6Member
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Here are a few names that come to my mind after reading your post:
Coraline-Similar to Cordelia but much more lyrical sounding I think
Carolina-Same as Coraline, more lyrical than Cordelia
Hope that helps.
March 26th, 2012 03:38 PM #8
I think I listed some in your other thread, but lets try to come up with some more. I still like Clementine, but I can see how you could find it too cute for a permanent decision. Jemima, sorry to say, as pretty as the name is, that awful maple syrup association looms pretty large imo.
Edwina. I've been crushing on this lately, pretty obscure, but I think its lovely.
Emerald (It's different, but it does give you Em and, kind of literally, Emmygem!)
Good luck! I honestly cant wait to find out what you choose.
March 26th, 2012 03:48 PM #10Senior Member
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Instead of Jemima, could you go for Jerusha? (I know it doesn't have the "em" sound but it has a similar Old Testament/colonial/quirky vibe. Rue might be a seriously cute nickname.)
Kezia/Keziah might also work for you -- same vibe as above, and much more common in the UK than here, is my impression. And it has the long I sound of Jemima and Clementine which may appeal. (I pronounce it kez-EYE-ah.)
Both of those are unusual enough that I can't think of any bad associations.
Also, I would seriously consider a Cordelia nicknamed Coco.
March 27th, 2012 08:59 PM #12Senior Member
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I don't have much time to reply (need to write a paper!) but here it is short and sweet;
The suggestion of Emerald is lovely, but my best friend's sister is named Emerald, strangely enough. I like Jemima not because of its Biblical origins but because of its quirky vintage/British feel (even if it is only because of the syrup). Clementine also fits into that quirky vintage/British vibe, because of Clementine Churchill, even though most people think of the song.
Some of the older names you ladies have suggested are nice, but are a bit fusty. The list "Antique Names Ready for Restoration" captures what I like the most, in terms of antiqueness.
I'm also going for a name that won't be seen as dated! Which makes my search more difficult, alas. I don't know if this would help, but I'm pretty sure I'd name myself Jasper Peregrine if I were a boy. Adelaide and Lydia appealed, off the top of my head!
I will go through the lists of suggestions (thanks everyone!) and update later. Thank you!
March 27th, 2012 11:31 PM #14