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Southern Belle name list vs. Read Below & see first comment

We are expecting our first child and we want to give her a "Southern Belle" style name but we don’t like Charlotte, Georgia, Virginia, Savannah or anything like those. We have a list of names we love, if you could please tell us which name sounds the most like a "Southern Belle", we would appreciate it. Please do Not change the names around or the spellings, and we don’t need any suggestions. I will post our list in the comments. Thank you in advance, Amy

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Southern belle Name list 100% (1 votes)
Read below & See first comment 0% (0 votes)

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Carly/Caroline Winslet
Emma Windsor
Johanna Camille
Cheyenne Josephine
Stephannie Elizabeth
Leah Kensington
Susanna Grace
Mary-Jo Lucille
Bonnie Annemarie
Ruby-Mae Gentry
Norma-Jean Delaney
Laurel Penelope
posted by guest: Amy :: 2013-12-08 16:30:48 | report
Bonnie!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:31:46 | report
Susanna Grace
Mary-Jo Lucille
Bonnie Annemarie
Laurel Penelope
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:32:00 | report
Norma-Jean Delaney
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:32:13 | report
I love Susanna and Carly! GL
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:32:15 | report
Susannah Grace and Bonnie Annemarie for sure
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:32:29 | report
Caroline for sure! Bonnie and Susanna also are nice.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:32:44 | report
Bonnie, Susanna, Ruby Mae, & Norma Jean!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:33:12 | report
Definitely Bonnie Annemarie.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:33:14 | report
Susanna Grace sounds the most like a southern belle to me
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:34:29 | report
Bonnie is a definite no. Susanna Grace gets my vote
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:35:39 | report
Susannah, Johannah (I prefer this spelling), and Mary-Jo.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:35:47 | report
Bonnie is lovely!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:37:35 | report
Susanna Grace for sure. I’m a southern belle myself!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 16:38:03 | report
I really don’t like Bonnie. Laurel is the best.
posted by guest: Abby :: 2013-12-08 16:52:17 | report
Susanna Grace!!!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-08 17:50:45 | report
Coming from a Southerner, none of these are actual Southern belle names. They are more in line with stereotypical names--you’d be hard-pressed to find a real Southern belle with a name like those. The only one that would actually be used (and is quite common) is Caroline.

Southern belles tend to come from upper-class, old money families. Surnames (mom’s maiden name, grandma’s maiden name, etc) are quite common. So are the names Elizabeth, Caroline, Charlotte, Madeline, and Margaret. Double names such as Mary (family name), Jane (family name), and Ann(e)/Anna (family name) are very common as well. In addition, traditional "Mary" names such as Mary Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, and Mary Catherine/Katherine are quite common. More uncommon double names such as Hannah Katherine or Abby Claire are not as common, but heard of.

Look at your family tree. Are there any names that are repeated a lot? Any surnames that you like? Use those. Those are more authentic than Ruby-Mae or Stephannie or Mary-Jo.

And don’t hyphenate the names. If you use a double first name, don’t give a middle name. Often times, if someone is named, say, Mary Winslow, on her birth certificate, Mary is her first name and Winslow is her middle name, and she is just called by both. Or ’Mary Winslow’ is listed as her first name, and she has no middle name.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-09 09:24:41 | report

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