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  1. #11
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    Such a gorgeous list of names! I have a weakness for more unusual floral names
    I wouldn't worry about a first name being too similar to another child's middle name. Maybe Ornella is my favorite from your list; it's so unexpected and interesting and lovely.

    Here are some of my favorites in this category:
    - Hyacinth, as the previous poster mentioned; sooo pretty!
    - Freesia; it has such an evocative, spirited feel to it.
    - Delphinium; which I know you considered but didn't care for in its entirety: I love it with the nickname Finn. If you're not a nicknamer than I probably wouldn't use it.
    -Begonia; reminds me of Petunia, only I prefer it slightly.

  2. #13
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    Camellia!!! It's one of my favorites and so underused.
    Hillary | 27 | Cat Mama to Lily | Graduate student of Children's Literature

    Aurelia Joan :||: Lucia Willow :||: Fiona Jasmine :||: Valencia
    (Lucia = "lu-see-uh")

    Rowan Jeffrey :||: Wesley Sage :||: Calvin Jasper :||: Theodore Jean-Luc :||: Sylvan
    (Rowan Jeffrey is an honor name)

  3. #15
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    What about a gemstone name? Amethyst would be SPECTACULAR with Larkspur. So would Sapphire.

  4. #17
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    This is so tough! I think Lavender is my favorite. So delicate and lovely. Or Delphine!
    Beatrix Hazel June was born September 27, 2018! ❋

    Winifred Daisy Alice ۰ Philippa Mavis Honey ۰ Ruby Josephine Belle
    Millie Rowena Pearl ۰ Dorothea Primrose Nell ۰ Rosie Mirabelle Frances
    Violet Agatha Mabel ۰ Lucy Harriet Isobel


    Casper August Kit ۰ Rupert Leo Ferdinand ۰ Linus Barnaby Neville
    Reuben Oscar Magnus ۰ Harry Arthur Julian ۰ Theodore Rufus Henry
    Archie Cecil Bear ۰ Miles Edward Hugh


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  5. #19
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    What about Garnet? I like the idea of a gemstone name, as @bjoy suggested. Garnet and Larkspur are both equally rich, and both have almost a mysterious, dreamy vibe imo. They are also both evocative of a color (blue/red respectively). Opal would be nice, too.

    Garnet Francine
    Opal Francine
    Dorothy Garnet
    Henrietta Opal
    Garnet Delilah
    Opal Harriet
    Ornella Garnet
    Agatha Opal
    Garnet Julia
    Opal Dorothea

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