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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:40 PM

I'm a little bored... so here's a new thread. Old fashion names seem to be making a comeback. What are some of your favorites?

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:44 PM

My favorite old fashion names are:
Girls
Abigail
Bethany
Charlotte
Elizabeth
Felicity
Hannah
Isobel
Joanna
Juliana
Katherine
Liliana
Madeleine
Olivia
Rebecca
Sarah
Sabrina
Tabitha
Vivian

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:55 PM

My favorite old fashion names for boys are:

Alexander
Alistair
Adrian
Asher
Brian (it's my husband's name, so I'm a bit biased :) )
Benjamin
Beauregard
Charles
Cedric
Daniel
David
Ethan (yes, it's something old that's become new again)
Edmund
Eamon
Frederick
Gabriel
Henry (my personal favorite)
Ian
James
Jonathan
Jacob
Julian
Joshua
Lawrence
Leander
Michael/Micheil (the latter is the Scottish Gaelic spelling)
Nathaniel
Oscar
Oliver
Owen
Peter
Paul
Robert
Roderick
Seth
Silas
Seán
Thaddeus (nn Tadd)
Theodore (nn Teddy)
Ulysses
William

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:05 PM

Girls:
Abigial
Elisabeth
Jane
Catherine
Helen
Amelia
Grace

Boys:
Jonathan
Zachary
James
Daniel
Matthew
Caleb
Andrew

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:07 PM

Ooo... Amelia is very pretty! I'll have to add that to my ever growing list!

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:06 PM

I actually have some pages full in my writing notebooks of names that I love that are considered "old-fashioned" so this will be fun! Awesome ideas for a thread, Cait! Here's my list for girls:

Adelaide
Agatha
Arabella
Augusta
Bethany
Camille
Clementine
Daphne
Edith
Eleanor
Eloise
Emmeline
Estelle
Evangeline
Evelyn
Genevieve
Helena
Isobel
Josephine
Katherine nn Kate
Melinda
Mimi
Regina
Sabrina
Simone
Violet
Virginia
Vivian

I forgot how much I loved some of these, actually! I absolutely adore Bethany, Eleanor, Evangeline, Helena and Mimi. I might have to redo some of my favorite names on my profile for the thousandth time :)

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:08 PM

And here are my choices for boys!

Alastair
Asher nn Ash
Cedric
Cyrus
Dorian
Elliot
Emmett
Jacob nn Jake
Jasper
Jonas
Joshua nn Josh -- this one's for my husband, of course :)
Julian
Leander
Miles
Neville
Oliver
Percival nn Percy
Russell
Tobias
Vincent
Warren

Again, some of these names I forgot all about. My favorite is obviously Jacob because I love Jake so much, but besides that I really adore Asher, Cedric, Emmett, Jasper, Jonas and Percival :D

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:54 PM

My favorite type of names is old-fashioned!

Girls
Amelia
Eden (I don't know if that's considered "old-fashioned" but it's an old name!)
Audrey
Sophia
Evangeline
Cecily
Lorraine
Adelaide
Charlotte
Camille
Ada
Aurelia
Corinne
Eliza
Gwendolyn
Lucia
Lucinda
Miriam
Phoebe
Simone
Vada

Boys
Alastair
Braxton
Cedric
Conrad
Cyrus
Elias
Emmett
Evander
Ezra
Griffin
Jasper
Julian
Leander
Silas
Tobias
Vincent

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:06 AM

Mm.
I love 'old-fashioned' names!

Annie
Amelie
Ariella
Audrey
Beatrice
Beth
Celeste
Corinne
Catherine
Dahlia
Evangeline
Elisabeth
Eliza
Emmeline
Georgiana
Grace
Genevieve
Helena
Iris
Isobel
Ivy
Imogen
Juliet
Julianne
Kathleen
Mae
Madeleine
Margaret
Meredith
Norah
Olive
Ophelia
Opal
Penelope
Phoebe
Rose
Scarlett
Sophie
Teresa
Vivienne
Violet
Viola
Willa


August
Bennett
Cedric
Dexter
Ezra
Ezekiel
Elias
Everett
Gideon
Henry
Isaac
Jasper
Josiah
Leonardo
Nolan
Patrick
Quentin
Simon
Tobias
Theodore
Tristan
Warren
Wyatt


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:13 PM

Ada
Annie
Beth
Cecelia *CC*
Charlotte *Charlie*
Corinne
Evangeline *Evie*
Genevieve
Georgiana *Georgi*
Grace
Gwendolyn *Gwen*
Imogen *Ginny*
Isadora *Izzy*
Jemima *Maya*
Juliana *Juli*
Lilah
Liliana *Lili*
Lorraine
Lucia *Luci*
Lydia
Margaret *Maggie*
Matilda *Mattie/Tilly*
Naomi
Norah
Scarlett *Carly*
Simone *Simi*
Sylvia *Sylvie*
Willa
Vada

Abram *Abe*
Alexander *Lex*
Asher *Ash*
August *Augie*
Bennett *Ben*
Caleb
Charles *Charlie*
Cullen
Elliot *Leo*
Emmett
Everett *Rhett*
Ezekiel *Zeke*
Gabriel *Gabe*
Gideon
Graham
Griffin *Finn*
Hayes
Henry
Ian
Isaac
Jacob *Coby*
Jasper *Jazz*
Jonah
Joshua *Josh*
Lyle
Matthew *Hewie*
Miles
Nolan
Oliver *Ollie*
Oscar *Ozzie*
Owen
Pierce
Silas
Simon
Theodore *Teddy*
Titus *Ty*
Tristan
Tobias *Toby*
William *Will*

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

Agnes nn Aggie
Adele
Adair
Camille
Celeste
Charlotte
Cordelia
Edie (dim. Edith)
Eloise
Eliza
Esme
Faye
Gail/Gayle (NOT Abigail)
Georgiana
Helena
Henrietta
Ivy
Iris
Josephine
Juliann(e)
Margaret
Matilda
Patience
Phoebe
Ruth
Winifred


Abram
Alistair
August
Avery
Axel
Caspian/Casper
Christopher (just Christopher)
Doyle
Elias
Elliot
Eller
Ferris
Geoffrey nn Geoff
Harrison
Henry
Jasper
Jude
Julian
Oliver nn Ollie
Nathaniel nn Nathan
Reid
Sebastian
Silas
Thomas nn Thom
Thaddeus nn Thad
Whitman nn Whit
Wiley
Windle/Windham
Wisdom
Worth

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:32 AM

Abigail, Adelaide, Alice, Aurelia, Althea, Arabella, Agnes, Adele, Agatha, Amalia, Bryony, Beryl, Constance, Clementine, Cordelia, Edith, Eleanor, Elsie, Estelle, Emmaline, Evangeline, Eloise, Garnet, Honora, Helene, Iona, Iris, Imogene, Josephine, Lily, Luella, Lucinda, Lenora,
Matilda, Mina, Minerva, Millicent, Magnolia, Odessa, Olive, Olivia, Ophelia, Octavia, Pheobe, Philomena, Philippa, Prudence, Penelope, Persephone, Rowena, Ruby, Thora, Ursa, Viola, Violet, Vada, Verona, Verity, Vivienne, Winnifred, Zella

Abram, Asher, Carson, Cassius, Cornelius, Dexter, Dante, Edward, Ezra, Ephraim, Elias, Edmund, Eben, Emerson, Emory, Enoch, Ellis, Felix, Finley, Gideon, Jasper, Julian, Jude, James, Lyle, Llewellyn, Leander, Lucien, Martin, Miles, McKinley, Merrill, Merritt, Oliver, Owen, Osborne, Tobias, Thaddeus, Wylie, Watson, Wyatt




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