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  1. #1
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    Summer Camp names

    I love everything about camping, national parks, summer camps and that nostalgic feeling of being by the lake, and am looking for some names to evoke that feeling. I'm basically looking for names that would fit seamlessly into Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom! Think wool pendleton throws, bunk beds in wooded paneled cabins, hurricane lamps and marshmallows over the campfire.

    For me Sally fits this perfectly. Whimsical, nostalgic, playful and wholesome. What other names can I add?
    delphine // fern // cordelia // albertine // celeste // dorothy // juliet // emerald // zelda

    barnaby // jasper // milo // douglas // raphael // august // floyd // sage // patrick


    delphine dorothy ۰ cordelia albertine ۰ barnaby sage ۰ patrick floyd


    [crushing on: opal ۰ agatha ۰ tabitha ۰ zephyr ۰ sally]

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    So this is a little bit trickier because I don't know if I fully understand exactly what type of names are looking for...despite your description packed with vivid imagery, but I do love Moonrise Kingdom so I guess I'll try to think of names that remind me of that??

    Suzy (obviously lol)
    Clark
    James
    Georgia
    Wendy
    Dakota
    Phillip
    Walter
    Candace


    ... again not entirely sure if this encompasses what you're looking for. Do any of these give you that feeling?

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    Acadia Rosalind Faye
    Adaline Fiona Dove
    Adelaide Cecilia Wren
    Aeris Meridia Fawn
    Amarantha Margot Dawn
    Astoria Guinevere Lark
    Avalon Wisteria Moon

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    Ok I love this concept and totally get the nostalgic summer camp feeling I'm trying to go for vintage names that are earthy yet playful. So...

    Sally
    Suzy
    Tessa
    Milo
    Sam/Sammy
    Ben/Benjy
    Charlie
    Scout
    Silas
    Archer/Archie
    Smith/Smitty
    Max
    Arlo
    Fern
    Walt
    Willa
    Henry
    Maisie/Daisy
    Rosie
    Sylvie
    Evie
    Lou
    les garcons
    griffin elijah wolf. sasha beckett fox. river caspian wilde. asa. calhoun. ellis. finnegan. jude. leonardo. ramsey. remus.

    les filles
    eloise indigo adelaide. theodosia olive rosalie. maximiliana hazel blythe. aspen. ivy. luna. margot. quintessa. ramona. rosemary. thomasin. valentina.

  6. #6
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    I've never heard of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, but based on a quick Google search and your description/previous posters' lists, I would say these names seem to fit the Summer Camp vibe-

    Sadie
    Izzie
    Mike / Mikey / Mickey
    Neeley
    Jack
    Peter
    Jane / Janie
    Bobby
    Billy
    Daniel / Danny
    Lucy
    Buddy
    David / Davey
    Dewey
    Joey
    Nancy
    Kevin
    Kenny
    Nathaniel
    Margaret / Maggie
    Kit
    Timothy
    Andy
    Dale
    Dean
    Callie
    Winona
    Lena
    Caleb

    I hope these are in the right area- I tried to avoid repeats. Good luck!
    Last edited by -eagleeyes-; August 7th, 2019 at 11:24 AM.

    Agnes Eleanor . Ainsley Grace . Amadea Luz . Annabeth Grace
    Annora Piper . Charlotte Wisteria . Daisy Abilene . Ekaterina Lilac
    Eleanor Anya . Elizabeth Joy . Ella Tansy . Etta Sparrow
    Grace Calliope . Henrietta Lilly . Margaret Quinn . Nera Catherine


    Caleb Dashiell . Elias Falcon/Elias Joy . Ethan Wells
    Everett Reilly . Ezra Ford . Finnegan Grey . Gideon Maze
    James Forest/James Mackenzie . Lucas Reeve . Nathaniel Emrys
    Noah Truett . Samuel Clark . Thatcher James . Theodore Grant

  7. #7
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I love the range of names you guys gave. It is a bit of a tricky name type as I suppose it is attached maybe more to a feeling than a typical 'genre'' as such. Although I absolutely adore these suggestions from your lists:

    Wendy
    Dakota
    Walter
    Bridget
    Hazel
    Benji
    Scout
    Sylvie
    Lou
    Sadie
    Mikey
    Nancy
    Maggie

    I can picture all these sat round a campfire, decked in flannel, drinking spiked hot chocolate and telling spooky ghost stories
    delphine // fern // cordelia // albertine // celeste // dorothy // juliet // emerald // zelda

    barnaby // jasper // milo // douglas // raphael // august // floyd // sage // patrick


    delphine dorothy ۰ cordelia albertine ۰ barnaby sage ۰ patrick floyd


    [crushing on: opal ۰ agatha ۰ tabitha ۰ zephyr ۰ sally]

  8. #8
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    I'm going to give you 95% of my list (apologizing for the repeats!) as my literal name criteria is "does this name sound like it enjoys campfires and nutmeggy hot chocolate whilst eating Nutella out of the container with a spoon?"

    Anna, Annabella, Anneau, Anneli, Annona, Autumn
    Blossom, Bronwen
    Caroline
    Dandelion
    Edda, Edie, Elidi, Ellawyn, Ellie, Effie, Emmy, Emmylou
    Hannah, Harpy
    Immy
    Juni
    Kimímela, Kitterose
    Lella, Lily, Luma, Lumi
    Mabli, Madelief, Mae, Maëla, Maeve, Malou, Marlee, Marlow, Meg, Meja, Merry, Milý, Mim, Minou
    Nestle
    Onnolee
    Pipi, Poem, Poet
    Rosebay, Rue
    Saffi, Sage, Sasha, Sky, Sophie, Sulola
    Teddie, Theodosia
    Willoughby, Winnie
    Yara

    Acre, Afton, Alby, Alpine, Arden, Arlo, Arnhem, Arthur, Arverne, Asa, August
    Barnaby, Bear, Beauden
    Edmund, Edwyn
    Finn, Flynn, Freddie
    George, Grove(r)
    Hart, Hawthorne, Hemming, Henry, Herbie, Hollay, Huckleberry, Hugo
    Jem, Juniper
    Kit
    Lake, Leaf/Leif, Lior
    Manu, Moby, Mosi
    Ned, Newt
    Oak(ley)
    Peter, Poe, Poet
    Quill, Quinn
    Reed, Remy, Rhys, Roo, Rowan, Rowe, Rudy
    Sage, Seeley, Shea, Siggy, Sommer, Soren
    Teddy, Thatcher, Theo, Thistle
    Wake, Whitaker, Wilder, Wilkie, Willoughby, Winnipeg, Wynn
    Ziggy

    edit: at a second thought, I think maybe my campy names get a bit whackier, but I still hope you find a few you like! I've never seen Moonrise Kingdom, but...!
    Last edited by lumosmaxima; August 12th, 2019 at 02:00 PM.
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    moses, joaquin, juniper, rudy, wilde, joss, finn, cam, sage, marlowe

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  9. #9
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    OMG I love so many of these! I really like your style and think some of your more out there choices are fabulous - Mabli, Alpine and Rosebay are gorgeous!

    For the summer camp names I especially like:
    Autumn
    Edda
    Juni
    Meg
    Mim
    Rosebay
    Theodosia (immediately adding to my list, with the nn Teddie I love it!!)

    Acre
    August
    Jem
    Lake
    Newt
    Quill
    Siggy
    Wilder

    Thank you!
    delphine // fern // cordelia // albertine // celeste // dorothy // juliet // emerald // zelda

    barnaby // jasper // milo // douglas // raphael // august // floyd // sage // patrick


    delphine dorothy ۰ cordelia albertine ۰ barnaby sage ۰ patrick floyd


    [crushing on: opal ۰ agatha ۰ tabitha ۰ zephyr ۰ sally]

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