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#1 Marvelous_Things

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:55 PM

Okay, so here's a list of my Guilty Pleasures. Most of these names I would never dream of using for various and sundry reasons, but I love them anyway.

Names in italics are the ones I'd be more likely to use.


Adelina- The name of the main character in one of my fave books. I think this name is lovely, but so many people have told me it sounds like an old lady name...
Althea
Ariadne- One of my all-time favorite names
Arista
Aoife (EE-fa)- One of my favorites, but I probably wouldn't use it because of problems with pronounciation.
Athena
Aurelia
Brigitta
Bellatrix
Blaze
Caldonia
Catriona
Cordelia
Cassiopeia
Christiana
Echo
Eowyn
Euphemia (You-FEE-mee-uh)- I got this one from an anime. She is a rather tragic character, but this name is so beautiful, it's become one of my favorites.
Ezperanza
Flavia- I've loved this one since Latin class in sixth grade...
Francesca- Not all that unusual, but I just feel like I couldn't pull this one off for some reason...
Freya
Geneva
Guinevere
Hera
Hermione
Jaina
Jessamine
Juno
London
Luthien
Lyric
Octavia
Persephone
Rhiannon- see Francesca
Saoirse (SEER-sha)- see Aoife
Saria
Scarlett
Seraphina
Tanith
Titania
Valencia
Winter
Wren
Xenia
Zelda

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:03 PM

Adelina
Aurelia
Blaze
Cordelia
Christiana
Echo
Eowyn
Francesca
Freya
Geneva
Juno
Seraphina

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:40 PM

Adelina - I love Adele as a middle name. Adelina is lovely too and I don't think it is old-lady material. There are similar names I would prefer though.
Althea- This one sounds old lady to me.
Ariadne-Reminds me of Arachne and spiders. I do like the sound, but the association overrides it.
Arista - Sounds like A wrist uh, right? eh, don't care for it.
Aoife - love the sound, agree 100% on the reason.
Athena - love the reference, association, but I don't think it would be easy to pull off without sounding stuck up.
Aurelia - don't like the sound.
Brigitta - ditto Aurelia
Bellatrix - love it despite Harry Potter and cereal references. Just love the sound.
Blaze - don't like. Too bold for me.
Caldonia - sounds like a mythical place in a fantasy book. dl
Catriona - like it better than the previous.
Cordelia - love it, on my list. I haven't managed to find a great mn yet. message me if you do. I love this mainly for the nn's and old-fashion feel.
Cassiopeia - don't like the 'pee-ah' sound.
Christiana - like it, but knew somebody I didn't like so it was tainted.
Echo - makes me think of the myth too much.
Eowyn - too fantasy world
Euphemia - makes me think of Euthanize. Not good.
Ezperanza - read a book a long time ago. I like the sound okay, just not a fave.
Flavia- hate the sound. I think of flavor every time I hear it.
Francesca- makes me think of an old lady duchess or something. dl
Freya - makes me think of a wood nymph or a ditzy young girl. dl
Geneva - Geneva convention or a country. dl
Guinevere -I prefer Gwendolyn. Love Gwen/Gwenna/all nn
Hera - I always thought this Goddess was a jerk. She sounded like a shrew and her husband kept running off with the nymphs.
Hermione - too Harry Potter. don't like the sound anyhow.
Jaina - Prefer Jane or Jaynee.
Jessamine - Prefer Josephine.
Juno - Tainted by the movie (not bc I didn't like the movie, just everybody will think teen pregnancy).
London - I despise all place names excapt Savannah
Luthien - meh. dl
Lyric - I don't like this or Poet.
Octavia - makes me think of an octogenarian or the number 8.
Persephone - love it. I would only use as a middle name though, because it has phone in it and it so long. Ditto Cordelia if you find a first name that is great.
Rhiannon- I think this is doable as a mn.
Saoirse - also a gp of mine. ditto Aoife indeed.
Saria - eh. just dl
Scarlett - fine as a middle name.
Seraphina - love it. On my top 10 for sure. I have it paired with Seraphina Dawn and Seraphina Grace (prefer Dawn, but not sure). I know both pairs are kind of cliche together, but I really doubt that everybody knows what a seraph is. I didn't before I looked it up. And the best part is that if she doesn't like the long, beautiful but unusual first name, she can go by Sera. That is simple, sweet, and cute.
Tanith - just dl the sound.
Titania - makes me think of a huge lady or a sinking ship. dl
Valencia - makes me think of a lance. very sharp sound that I dl.
Winter - really hate this new fad. Winter may be a tiny bit better than Summer though since it doesn't rhyme with bummer.
Wren - on my short list of 1-syllable names I like. I really do like this. Don't know if I would ever use it though.
Xenia - not sure on the pronunciation. dl
Zelda - reason against is pretty obvious.

Wow. I must be really bored because I wrote a lot.... I hope you were looking for opinions since I just noticed you didn't explicitly ask. You really do have some wonderful names imo. I just couldn't help it. Good luck!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:59 PM

Wow. I must be really bored because I wrote a lot.... I hope you were looking for opinions since I just noticed you didn't explicitly ask. You really do have some wonderful names imo. I just couldn't help it. Good luck!


I was looking for opinions, actually, so thank you. And btw, I've heard Xenia prn two ways: ZEEN-ya or Zinnia like the flower.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:04 AM

Christiana
Ezperanza
London
Lyric
Scarlett
Seraphina
Winter




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