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Elegant Alternatives to Charlotte

  • Carlotta

    Carlotta has a large measure of finger-snapping exotic charm and substance--despite being a not too pleasant character in The Little Mermaid. Carlotta is also the diva/prima donna in... Read More 

  • Caroline

    Caroline is a perennial classic, in the Top 100 since 1994. Caroline is elegant, calling to mind the Kennedy Camelot years and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

    Caroline came to England with... Read More 

  • Cecilia

    Cecilia, a delicate and lacy feminine form of Cecil, which derives from a Roman clan name, has definitely been rediscovered. The martyred Saint Cecilia was designated the patron of musicians,... Read More 

  • Cecily

    Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily was the mother of King Richard III, whose beauty gained her the title "the Rose of Raby," Cecily... Read More 

  • Celeste

    Celeste is a softly pretty and somewhat quaint name with heavenly overtones, which kids might associate with Queen Celeste of Babar's elephant kingdom. She's a light and lovely choice that's... Read More 

  • Celia

    Celia, splendidly sleek and feminine, is a name that was scattered throughout Shakespeare and other Elizabethan literature, but still manages to feel totally modern.

    Shakespeare has... Read More 

  • Charmaine

    An ancient name soiled by toilet paper association. Read More 

  • Clara

    Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the... Read More 

  • Clementine

    Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that has finally broken back into the US Top 1000 after more than half a century off the list. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than... Read More 

  • Colette

    Like the French author with whom the name is most closely associated, Colette is a chic and charming name that is being rediscovered. After disappearing for nearly 30 years, Colette rejoined the... Read More 

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