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#1 misshaleyxo

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:15 AM

Curious to see how these names would be accepted/received, nickname & new name suggestions are always welcome :-)

 

Abilene nn Abi

Acacia (ah-kay-see-ah)

Amaryllis

Amity

Antoinette nn Etta

Arianwen nn Arianne/Aria

Bedelia

Bronwen

Calanthe

Celestine

Clarinda

Cecily

Ceridwen (ker-id-wen)

Dorothea

Drusilla

Edeline nn Edie

Eugenia nn Eugenie

Eulalie

Euphemia nn Effie

Geneva nn Eva/Evie

Imogene (ihm-mo-geen)

Isadora

Mabel

Maude
Octavia

Rosalind (roz-ah-lind)

Rowena (ro-when-ah)

Theodora

Viola

Virginia



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

Abilene - All I think of is Kansas. Sorry! I like Abby/Abbey/Abbie, but not keen on the Abi spelling of the nn

Acacia (ah-kay-see-ah) - This is much more commonly pronounced Ah-kay-shuh, so I feel like she'd always be correcting people on pronunciation. I love Acacia (ah-kay-shuh), though.

Amaryllis - not my favorite, but still cute

Amity - again, not my favorite, bus still cute

Antoinette nn Etta - I adore Etta, but really can't seem to like Antoinette. Sorry.

Arianwen - I love Arianwen! :wub:  So uncommon, such a gem. I love the Aria nn. 

Bedelia - this will forever in my mind be associated with Amelia Bedelia, the children's storybook character, a maid who took every command literally. It is a positive association, but these days for a little girl it seems like more of a joke :( It would make a cute middle name. 

Bronwen - Love this! Especially this spelling. 

Calanthe - not my style

Celestine - not my style

Clarinda - feels a little dated, but not awful. I love the nn Clara.

Cecily - Not my favorite, but still really cute.

Ceridwen - I have a thing for -wen names <3 I like it.

Dorothea - not my style, although I love Thea.

Drusilla - It sounds a little creepy...I don't know why, it just gives me that feeling.  :unsure: 

Edeline nn Edie - Too cute 

Eugenia nn Eugenie - ehh, to be honest I think she might get teased as the boys' Eugene is considered very dorky. That isn't to say you can't use it at all, though. just something to consider.

Eulalie - Cute!  :D 

Euphemia nn Effie - this is going to sound harsh, but to me Euphemia sounds like a disease...Sorry!!

Geneva nn Eva/Evie - Sooo cute. Love both nicknames, too. Evie is my favorite, though. 

Imogene - never really found a liking for it. Sorry.

Isadora - I prefer Isabella, but still cute. Totally usable, yet not common. 

Mabel - love it. it is my cousin's nickname (her name being Madeline Belle)

Maude - cute
Octavia - seems a little unusable these days, but that's just my own opinion. It would be a cute middle.

Rosalind (roz-ah-lind) - Lovely.

Rowena (ro-when-ah) - So cute!

Theodora - Not my style, but I love Thea!

Viola - pretty

Virginia - not my style, but Ginny is a cute nickname.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

WOW!!! You've got a lot of really GORGEOUS names here!!
 
Abilene nn Abi -very pretty and unusual without being strange!

Acacia (ah-kay-see-ah) - this lovely name is actually quite common where I live, although the 2 Acacias I know pronounce their name "Ah-KAY-shah".

Amaryllis - I LOVE this delicate feminine name and would use the nickname Rilla for it!

Amity - Gorgeous, quaint and sweet!

Antoinette nn Etta - I LOVE Antoinette but with the nickname Tonina or Tonya!

Arianwen nn Arianne/Aria - quite lovely with EXQUISITE nicknames!!

Bedelia - I love this quirky old fashioned name and would use the nickname Delia!

Bronwen - sorry, this is the first name I really don't like.

Calanthe - LOVELY!! Romantic and dreamy with gorgeous possible nicknames Callie or Anthea!! This and Abilene are the only two I have never heard of before!! WOW!! Beautiful meaning too! Can I please add it to my Favourites List??

Celestine - Lovely and elegant!

Clarinda - Lovely and sounds familiar evenot though it's rare!

Cecily - sweet, frilly and old fashioned!!

Ceridwen (ker-id-wen) - I have a GORGEOUS friend named Ceridwen so I love it because of her!

Dorothea - Makes me think of a German Aunty so not one I can picture on a Baby, sorry, but perfectly lovely and with sweet nicknames!

Drusilla - Ugh! Sorry!!

Edeline nn Edie - LOVE it but would use the nicknames Edel or Lina.

Eugenia nn Eugenie - not my style, sorry!

Eulalie - a very pretty mouthful!

Euphemia nn Effie - Gorgeous but I would use the nickname Phemi!

Geneva nn Eva/Evie - Lovely and elegant with great nicknames!

Imogene (ihm-mo-geen) - as with Acacia this lovely name is actually quite common where I live in Australia but the many Imogens and Imogenes I know all pronounce their name "IHM-mo-gen".

Isadora - quite lovely.

Mabel - sweet and old fashioned!

Maude - sorry, but this is not my style!

Octavia - quite lovely.

Rosalind (roz-ah-lind) - GORGEOUS and with so many lovely possibilities for nicknames: Rosa, Rosie, Rose, Lindy, Linda etc

Rowena (ro-when-ah) - quite nice but not really my style.

Theodora - Lovely, with gorgeous nicknames like Thea and Dora!

Viola - GORGEOUS!! A flower AND a musical instrument!! What could be better?

Virginia - not my style, sorry.

Hope this helps!! :)

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

Abilene "Abi" is one ive contemplated. I kinda like it but unsure.

Acacia isnt my style. idk why i dislike it though. i can see it working fine as a name though

Amaryllis is super pretty, a GP for me but I can see it working welll as a name!

Amity I dislike sorry. theres a horror movie with the name involved? And I just dont love the sound. no offense!

Antionette "Etta" is sweet. NMS though I love Etta

Arianwen "Arianne" "Aria" is pretty! I love Ari names.

Bedelia makes me think the xhildrens books Amelia Bedelia with the maid :) hehe

Bronwen is pretty, I like

Calanthe I dont love when I say out loud sorry :(

Celestine is nice but NMS

Clarinda is okay, another NMS

Cecily is adorable <3

Ceridwen isnt my style

Dorothea is nice. Not one Id use but fairlly traditional

Druscilla makes me think of one of the step sisters in Cinderella hehe <3

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

Opps theres half typing on my mobile so its a tad tough. anyway..

Edeline "Edie" is alright. I love Edie

Eugenia isnt my style, I'd use just Genie as a nick name :)

Eulalie is alright

Euphemia isnt my style, Effies cute

Geneva is nice, I adore Eva and Evie. I prefer Genevieve to Geneva though

Imogene is cuuuute

Isadora is alright, I personally dislike 'dora' names but its nice

Mabel is the name id use if i were having a girl. my absolute fave ahhh love it!

Maude is cuuute love it!

octavia isnt

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

grr again! sorry to spam here! :( but octavia isnt my style <3

Rosalind is gorgeous and on my list. id defs use it irl!

Rowena is okay nms

Theodora is adorable i love old fashioned names<3

Viola is gorgeous

Virginia is nixe :)

finally finished haha! again sorry three posts here.. hope tis helped :)




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