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#1 Momo Cicerone

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:54 PM

Well, not so underused, some maybe even popular. I've been researching in the internet for underused, old-fashioned names that are still femenine, elegant and -why not?- have a "Princess" feeling.

For example, Names like Elizabeth & Margaret I love, but they are way too popular. I don't like names with -a ending either (ei: prefer Amelie to Amelia). Some I'm quite picky.

From the -few- that I've found, that I actually like and would consider using, I've got:

-Scarlett
-Charlotte
-Juliet
-Amelie
-Lavender
-Valerie
-Vivianne
-Evelyn
-Emmeline
-Cecile


So, as you can see, this list is so short that my heart aches. I feel like I'm never going to be able to find a name that I really like.

Now I'm pleading, can you think of any underused old fashion name?

Your input is very much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:06 PM

Anne
Fern
Penelope
Jezebel
Iris
Camille
Rosemary
Elaine
Jane
Sadie
Beatrice/Beatrix
Daisy
Adelaide
Layne
Jacqueline
Melody
Gretchen
Averill
Jocelyn
Ruby
Coral
Blanche
Constance
Dove
Delphine
Ingrid
Helene
Harriet
Salome
Ivy
Imogene
Winifred
Josephine

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

Blanche aways makes me think of the show Golden Girls. I love the name, don't think I'd wanna name my daughter after a slutty old woman, though!

And, Momo - I'm having the same problem. I love all of the names on your list.. Just wish it was easier to find more.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

Sorry for any repeats


Victorine
Rosemary
Lucille
Cora
Georgia
Georgiana

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

Blanche aways makes me think of the show Golden Girls. I love the name, don't think I'd wanna name my daughter after a slutty old woman, though!

And, Momo - I'm having the same problem. I love all of the names on your list.. Just wish it was easier to find more.


I do too! Lol. My next was going to be Dorothy and Rose. :)


I also thought of Judith, Holly (love this name) and Charmaine.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

Blanche aways makes me think of the show Golden Girls. I love the name, don't think I'd wanna name my daughter after a slutty old woman, though!

Hahahahahaha....I used to watch the Golden Girls :)


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:12 PM

Here's a list I found titled "Unique Old Fashioned Names"

Ada
Adelaide *
Adeline *
Agatha
Althea
Amelia *
Annabelle
Arabella
Athalie
Augusta
Aurelia
Beatrice
Bertha
Belle
Beulah
Camille *
Cecilia *
Cecily
Celeste
Charlotte *
Clara *
Clarinda *
Clarissa *
Claudia *
Clementine
Constance
Cordelia
Corinne
Christabel
Cynthia
Daphne *
Delia
Dolores
Dorothy
Edith
Eleanor
Elise *
Eliza *
Ellen
Elnora
Eloise
Elsa
Elspeth
Emmeline *
Erma
Ernestine
Esme
Estelle
Ethel
Etta
Eudora
Eugenia
Evangeline
Felicity *
Francine
Frances
Genevieve
Georgia *
Georgiana
Gillian *
Gladys
Gwendolyn
Harriet
Hazel
Helen
Henrietta
Hester
Ida
Iris *
Isadora
Jemima
Josephine
Judith
Lavinia
Leona
Leonora
Lila
Lisette
Louisa
Loretta
Lucia
Lucinda
Lucretia
Lydia *
Mabel
Marion
Martha *
Matilda
Mavis
Melinda
Mena
Meredith *
Millicent
Miriam
Myra
Myrna
Myrtle
Nadine
Naomi
Octavia
Opal
Pearl
Phoebe
Priscilla
Prudence
Ramona
Regina
Roberta
Rosalind
Rosemary
Ruth
Simone
Sonya
Stella
Susannah
Sylvia *
Theodora
Theodosia
Ursula
Vada
Viola *
Violet *
Virginia
Vivian
Wilhelmina
Willa
Winifred
Zella

* means that though it is unusual, its beginning to be used more often

like any? and sorry for repeats!


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

Ok so not all of these will be 'old-fashioned', but to me they give off that vibe haha, sorry for the long list!

Adalia
Adele/Adelie/Adeline/Edaline
Allegra
Althea
Anastasia
Angeline/Angelique/Angelica
Annarose
Anya
Arabella
Arabina
Audrey
Aveline
Aurora
Belle
Bridget
Beatrice
Camilla/Camille
Celine/Celina
Charlize
Clara/Clarissa/Clarinda
Claudia
Clementine
Coralie
Eleanora
Elladora
Elsa/Elspeth
Elodie/Elora
Esmerelda, nn Esme
Estella/Estelle
Evangeline/Eva
Francesca
Gabriella
Genevieve
Giselle
Ginevra
Graciela
Helena
Idella
Isadora/Isla/Isolde
Jacinda/Jacinta
Jemima
Joelle
Juliet
Katia
Lacey
Larissa
Lena
Lenora/Liora
Liliana
Lisette
Liza
Liv
Lorelei
Lucia/Lucinda
Maribel/Mariel(la)
Matilda
Mena
Mirabel/Mirielle
Monique
Nadia/Nadine
Natalia/Natasha
Nell
Neve
Odelle/Odette
Rosalie/Rosaline
Rosabel
Rubina nn. Ruby
Sabina
Satine
Tatiana
Tessa :)
Vada
Vera
Wilhelmina

I think you can tell I like these sort of names too :)

EDIT: OOPS sorry I started writing these down before I saw Rose's list, so I think we may have a lot of the same names!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

Oh. My. God.

I was reading all your lovely ladies' input, and thinking to myself: "these are really good! I'm going to rewrite the list"

And then, I came across the name Rosabel.

And, literally, my heart ached.

I'm in love!


God, I'm so moved I can't even comment on the other names.

*got to calm down first.*

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:08 AM

I LOVE Rosabel Deysi! It's gorgeus. :)

Tessa, you have some GREAT suggestions! :) I LOVE Adele, Audrey, Bridget, Genevieve, Helena, Juliet, Lorelai, Lucia, Nadia and Rosaline!

The rest are awesome too. :) <3

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:01 AM

Aw thanks guys, Rosabel is really beautiful, I totally agree!

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:16 AM

Here's some just incase Deysi. :)


Bridget
Aurelia
Leila
Estelle
Adeline
Verity
Phoebe
Sabine
Julianne
Alice
Angelique
Guinevere
Mathilde
Cordelia
Helene
Gwendolyn
Calista
Regina
Imogen
Eleanor
Fiona
Isadora
Nadine
Deanne
Lucienne
Danielle
Roseanne (:()
Vivienne
Claudie
Victoire
Noelle
Lucinda
Stephanie
Isolde
Genevieve
Johanne
Philippa
Nicoline
Coraline
Jane
Cataline
Melinda
Delphine
Meredith
Charity
Leonie
Nicolette
Honor
Violet
Daphne
Adelaide
Madeline
Hazel
Adelie
Cora
Audrey
Christabel
Fiona
Genevieve
Cassia/Cassandra
Belinda
Naomi
Elodie
Beatrix
Antoinette
Alessia
Felicity
Vanessa
Sylvie
Anais
Therese
Fleur
Nadine
Caterine
Annaliese
Nora
Tabitha
Lilac
Lourdes
Nerissa
Camille

Hope this helps Deysi! :) :) :)

<3

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:53 AM

Genevieve Rosabel

or guinever (pronounced gwiniviere)

or lucy

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

Ok, first of all thank you guys for taking your time to answer and sorry for not posting a decent answer for so long.

From the lists you have above, I love:

Melody
Iris
Mabel
Marion
Sonya
Stella
Esmerelda, nn Esme
Rosalie/Rosaline
Rosabel
Roseanne
Charity
Tabitha



I never thought of myself as a fan of any variation of Rose, but I'm feeling really attached to Rose-like names:

Rosalie
Rosalind
Roxanne
Rosabel
Melrose

I'm also liking a lot:

Esmeralda
Jewel
Stella



Thanks for your help!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:42 AM

Deysi, what gorgeous names! I love these elegant, old-fashioned names that make you think of a princess.

from your list, I love

Iris*
Marion*
Stella
Rosalie
Rosabel

I love your taste! (:

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:54 AM

You have the same sort of taste that I do Deysi.
I love 'old' names ... they seem to be so elegant.

Again sorry if I repeat any of yours or any that anyone else has said.
These are ones that I personally love ... (First few are the same as yours ...)

Scarlett
Charlotte
Lavender

Harriet
Daphne
Penelope
Rosalie/Rosaline/Rosalind
Ruth
Eleanor
Evangeline
Claudia
Ginevra
Genevieve


Sorry if there are lots of repeats :)


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:05 AM

I'm not going to write another long list, because I think Yazzie, Rose and Tessa have covered it pretty much all.

But I just thought of a name that hasn't been mentioned, and it might fit in your style?

Marise

I don't know, just throwing it out there.
Good luck deysi!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:19 AM

I'm not going to write another long list, because I think Yazzie, Rose and Tessa have covered it pretty much all.

But I just thought of a name that hasn't been mentioned, and it might fit in your style?

Marise

I don't know, just throwing it out there.
Good luck deysi!


How do you say that name Marise? What does it mean? :)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:43 AM

How do you say that name Marise? What does it mean? :)

It is a french version/diminutive of Marie. So it's got the same meaning {Wished for child} and it's pronounced in the same way, just add an S at the end! (:




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