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#1 Baby Name Genie

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:48 AM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

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My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.

#2 Wilhelmina

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:24 AM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

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My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.


Jacqueline,

Your own name would have been fantastic but may I suggest Evangeline, Clementine, Josephine, Penelope or Francesca? Timeless names, not common, though I've seen Evangeline and Clementine rising in popularity over the last six months or so. There's also funky options such as Octavia or Melinda or Evelyn. I'd love to know what name you settle on!

All the best,

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#3 sspearls

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:07 PM

for a fresh but old-fashioned name, I suggest Penelope, Constance, Imogen and Viola.

#4 Millie Anne

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

I love old fashioned names :) What about these:

Hazel
Patience
Josephine
Amelia
Millie
Clara
Pearl
Harriet "Hattie"
Sadie
Caroline
Marion
Matilda "Tillie"
Penelope "Penny" or "Nellie"
Imogen
Adelaide
Beatrice/Beatrix
Eleanore
Theresa "Tessa"

Hope one of these catches your eyes :)

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#5 Katie-Nana

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

A name from my own family tree that I've never seen anywhere else....

Pheriby

Old but could put a new twist on it. I also like Pheobe, Patience, Adele, & Edie.

#6 Kristi18

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

Adelaide
Amelia w/ nn Mia
Belinda or Melinda w/ nn Lindy
Camille w/ nn Millie
Delilah w/ nn Lilah
Evelyn w/ nn Evie
Esther w/ nn Essie
Genevieve w/ nn Gennie, Eve or Evie
Helena
Justine
Juliet / Juliette
Jewel
Meredith w/ nn Merry
Mallory
Molly
Naomi
Roxanne w/ nn Roxie
Susannah
Vivian / Vivienne

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

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My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.

I suggest:

Amelia, Matilda, Penelope, Madeline, Francesca, Imogen, Ariel, Ariana, Alannah, Elisabeth, Rebekah, Elise, Claire, Quinn, Beatrice, Sophia, Anabella, Anabell, Reese, Cadence, Gloria, Delilah, Susannah, Adelaide, Meredith, Melody, Hanna, Adrianna, Evelyn, Jewel, Juliette/Juliet, Juliana, Roxanne, Roxanna, Camille, Camilla, Justine, Vivian, Adele, Pheobe, Patience, Hope, Caroline, Josephine, Eleanore nn Ellie, Constance, Viola, Evangeline, Angelina, Clementine, Ireland, Erin, Ashlynn, Harper, Makenna, Moore, Mary, Magdelene, Loraine...??? hope you like some =)

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

Message:
My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.

Okay- My list of favorites are pretty old-fashioned with newfangled twists!
Victoria
Seraphina
Anastasia
Paris

another name is Annabelle*very beautiful!

#9 Mum35

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:49 PM

Emmelyn
Adelyn

#10 Sophie B.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:16 PM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

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My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.

For Girls: Annabel/Annabelle, Rosalyn, Rosaly, Beatrice Jeanette, and Paula
For Boys: Jack, Clyde, Jasper, and Pierce.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

I've always loved the name Emily. It's old fashioned without being too old.

#12 MamaSara

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:59 AM

I like many of the above suggestions (especially Claire, Elise and Emily)...however one that I currently LOVE that was not mentioned yet is:

Charlotte - it is beautiful on its own, and has many nn options (Lottie, Charlie...)

#13 JennaRosalie

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:44 PM

I had thesame exact problem. I wanted to name my daughter Emily, without it being too mainstream or too old. So me and my husband decided on Emaleigh, a new twist on an old name. Maybe you should try different spellings of names.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:55 PM

Evelyn

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

Message:
My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.





Charlotte Madaline ?

#16 JHB093082

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

What about Emma Leigh?

#17 Kenna Rae

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:50 PM

Name: Jacqueline
Location: Ireland

Message:
My husband has many upper-class friends and all of their children have very old fashioned names. I would like a name for a girl that is old fashioned, but with a newfangled twist.





Elyse
Nora
Charolette
Clara
Sophia
Ella
Mae

#18 Elle W

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

I love this piece of mail. It's very challenging. "Old fashioned, with a new fangled twist".

Okay, old-fashioned. There are many names categories that would fit. You have Biblical names (is there anything older than God, I mean really?) There are names used by royalty. There are saints names. There are names that were popular during the 1800s. Pretty much any of these would satisfy the old-fashioned requirement, but names like Mabel, Edna and Myrtle are probably not what you are after. You would like a 'new fangled twist'. Let's see what we can do!

If I was doing an official baby name consultation with you, I would ask you for much more in-depth information, but based on 'girls name' and 'old fashioned with new fangled twist' here are some names I think you'll like :lol:

Cora
Ella
Lillian
Daisy
Stella
Flora
Charlotte
Olive
Marion
Genevieve
Leah
Phoebe
Marguerite
Cecilia

And, by the way, you are completely correct in noting that the upper class has a different naming tradition than other classes. I discuss this in Chapter 24 of my new book. But, generally speaking, when people try to imitate the naming styles of the upper class (because they want to make themselves look upper class) they end up failing miserably. (Example: kids who are named Diamond or Lexus).

#19 Bekas

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:50 PM

Antonia
Cressida
Felicity
Aurora
Tabitha
Talluhla
Aveline
Natalia
Cordelia
Guinevere

I think that a lot of the latin names would work well, also literary names seem to fit this bill.

#20 Aspen

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:25 AM

I like old fashioned names with a twist...so here are my 2 girls names...

Janessa (similar to Vanessa)
Gemma (Emma)

We did debated about naming our last one Emilia or Richelle but didn't go with those.

What did you end up naming your baby?