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Name M/F Comment
AISLINN  f  old favorite of mine... Ashlyn is just so unrefined. 
ALARIC  m  cold, elegant and slightly intimidating. perfect name. 
ALASTAIR  m  could never go by a nickname, but still fantastic. 
ALASTRÍONA  f  mn possibilities. mostly a leftover from Clara. 
ALCYONE  f  I love all of these obscure Greek deities and their crazy names. 
ALEC  m  this just radiates cool. 
ALEXANDER  m  strong, handsome, normal. 
ALISTAIR  m  Alastair looks more aristocratic. 
ALOISIA  f  I think I got this from Amadeus? beautiful. 
AMBROSE  m  almost disgustingly elegant. that's the best kind of name though. 
ANASTASIA  f  rich and luxurious. Stasia is a cute nn. 
ANDROMEDA  f  I like the sentiment. 
ANNA  f  simple, elegant and versatile. 
ANNABEL  f  a bit more modest and pastoral than Annabelle. 
ANNABELLE  f  opulent and glamorous. love it. 
ANNELIESE  f  ah-nah-LEE-sah. failure to pronounce the last E will result in defenestration. 
AONGHAS  m  mostly from that painting... yeah, you know the one. with the dude on the rocks. 
ARAMINTA  f  a bit venomous in sound, but that's what makes it pretty. 
ARIADNE  f  spindly. that's a good one for this name. 
ARISTA  f  seems very thin, but pointed... like a pencil, but a lovely one. 
ARTHUR  m  okay, Monty Python aside, this is one of those unexpected classics that needs to see more use. 
ARWEN  f  aren't we not supposed to use Tolkein names on real people? this is gorgeous though. 
ASTROPHEL  m  can't explain it. don't even ask. 
ATHANASIUS  m  ha ha ha haaaa it sounds like a wise old sage. love it. 
ATTICUS  m   
AURELIA  f  very mystical-sounding, although for whatever reason I always think of a purple ostrich 
AURÉLIE  f  looks nice. that's about it. 
AURÉLIEN  m  a little girly. but feminine-sounding names on guys are cute. 
BASIL (1)  m  I have no idea why, but I adore this. 
BEATRICE  f  much better than Beatrix because it's so much softer. just a lovely classic. 
BEDIVERE  m  very romantic. I love Arthurian names. 
BELLATRIX  f  kind of Harry Potterish, but very cool and independent-sounding. 
BELLE  f  simple and gorgeous. also the Beauty and the Beast connection has some meaning for me. 
BELLONA  f   
BENJAMIN  m   
BIJOU  f   
BLAINE  m   
BLAISE  m   
BLODWEN  f   
BLOSSOM  f   
BRENNA  f   
BRIDGET  f  feisty but still delicate. love it. 
BYRON  m  Lord Byron. Byron Nease. well maybe not that last one, but still, a noble, gentlemanly name. 
CALEB  m  there's something faintly fantasy-like here, but it would still age well. 
CARLISLE  m  from Baby Name Expert 
CARLOTTA  f  a bit eccentric, but the POTO connection is great and Lottie is an adorable nn. 
CAROLINE  f   
CASPIAN  m  I'm in love with this name. it's just perfect. dashing and romantic and will never go out of style. 
CATHÁN  m   
CATHARINA  f   
CECELIA  f   
CECIL  m  entirely because of William Cecil, in my opinion one of the greatest men who ever lived. 
CÉLESTE  f  if I thought Caelestia were at all practical, I'd have that instead... 
CHARLOTTE  f  the perfect name. soft, feminine, classic, dignified but with great nn potential. 
CHESTER  m  domestic, really, and very charming. 
CIARÁN  m  Ciaran Hinds much? it's also just a very dapper, classy name. 
CIRCE  f  okay, completely unusable. but also highly romantic. 
CLAIRE  f  just the picture of elegance. another one of those perfect names. 
CLARA  f  kind of pastoral... sweet and unassuming, but very strong. 
CLARISSE  f  I love frills. 
CLÉMENCE  f  dunno why. it's just very sturdy and old-fashioned but still elegant. 
CLIVE  m   
COLE  m  eh. this is just a nice mn. 
COLETTE  f   
COLM  m  okay, I'd never use it. I would never even consider it. but come on! 
CONNOR  m  modern. also sweet and youthful. 
CONSTANTINE  m   
CORA  f   
CORALIE  f   
CORDELIA  f   
CORNELIA  f  harshly, unforgivingly elegant. love it. 
COSETTE  f  THERE IS A CASTLE ON A CLOUD 
COSIMA  f  very refined. and vaguely Wagnerian, though I can't decide whether that's a good thing. 
COSMO  m   
CRESCENTIA  f  kind of gaudy. but that's why I like it. 
CRESSIDA  f   
CROCIFISSA  f  okay, so this is completely and utterly unsuitable for any living creature. however, it is FABULOUS. 
DELILAH  f   
DESMOND  m   
DESPINA  f   
DRUSILLA  f  wasn't this one of Cinderella's evil stepsisters? oh well, it's pretty. 
EDGAR  m  never thought I liked the Ed names, but I do. this is kind of gaunt. 
EDMUND  m  I think of Narnia. I love Narnia. 
EDWARD  m  now I'm starting to hate this because of Twilight. 
EILEEN  f   
ELEANOR  f  flawlessly elegant, composed and dignified. no nn. 
ELEANORA  f  so queenly! 
ELIAS  m  I adore the Eli names. I prefer to look at this one than to hear it. 
ELIJAH  m  one of my very favorites. I can't place it, but there's some magic here. 
ELISABETTA  f  overkill. also gorgeous. 
ELIZABETH  f  versatile, classy, feminine, intelligent but innocent... this will never go out of style. 
ELLIOT  m  can't decide whether I want one T or two. either way, incredibly sophisticated name. nn Otto or Eli? 
ELOISE  f  a bit plain, but very sweetly old-fashioned. 
EMILIA  f   
ÉMILIE  f  this makes Emily seem boring. I'd never use either, though. 
EMMA  f  this is way too popular to use, but perhaps as a mn because I just love the novel. 
ÉOWYN  f   
EPHRAIM  m  a little too much, perhaps, but I love it. this is one of the least pretentious Biblical names. XD 
ESMÉE  f  ...with love and squalor. this is functional but charmingly funky. 
ESMERALDA  f   
ETHAN  m  another very elegant name that is too popular to use. 
EUPHEMIA  f  completely impractical, but come on, I could call her Effie! 
EVELINA  f  one of the better Eve names. this is kind of small-seeming, but it's pretty. 
FARAMOND  m   
FELICITY  f   
FELIX  m  this might be my favorite male name. it's feisty but sophisticated. 
FFION  f  can't use this. impossible in the USA. however I used to know a lovely Welsh girl with the name. 
FINN (1)  m  this, regrettably, is because of the gay guy with awful fashion sense in all those Susan Juby books. 
FIONA  f  spunky. cute, but ages well. 
FLORIANA  f   
FREYA  f  love Norse mythology. this is one of the very few practical girls' names in the pantheon. 
GEMMA  f  a little tacky, but that's why I love it. 
GENEVIÈVE  f  I actually think the GEN-e-veev pronounciation is prettier. 
GHISLAINE  f  it's just so funky and different, but also really elegant. 
GINEVRA  f   
GLORIANA  f   
GRAHAM  m   
GRÁINNE  f   
GREGORY  m  only as a mn. it's really a lovely name though. very classy. 
GUINEVERE  f  would this kid be doomed from the start? it's a beautiful name. Gwen or Vera perhaps? 
GWENDOLEN  f  because I hate -lyn names. thank you Oscar Wilde. 
GWYNEIRA  f   
HELENA  f   
HENRY  m  again, thank you Oscar Wilde. this is charming and intellectual. 
HESTIA  f  I love it when mythological names actually have the potential to work in real life. makes my day. 
HONORIA  f  or maybe just Honora? the "honor" root is the draw here. 
HORTENSIA  f  a bit much, you say? precisely why I chose it! 
HUDSON  m  LONG story. I don't even like this name, but it is a necessity that I use it. 
HYACINTHE  m & f   
IAN  m  short and sweet. very handsome. 
IDRIL  f  another LOTR name. I can't see this on a real person, but it has a lovely sound. 
IRIA  f   
ISABELL  f   
ISEULT  f  I have always preferred this spelling over Isolde. the -ult ending makes it seem so princessy. 
ISOBEL  f  so much more interesting than boring old Isabella. 
IVY  f   
JACK  m  I hate John, but I love Jack. I think this can stand on its own. 
JEMIMA  f  quite aware that I could never ever use this. love it anyway. 
JUDE  m  sometimes shorter is better. this is nice and not too pretentious, so it balances out crazier names. 
JULIET  f  I say this with a heavy accent on the first syllable. JOO-lee-it. joo-lee-ETT would be Juliette, no? 
JUNE  f   
KAORI  f   
LAETITIA  f   
LAURENT  m   
LEANDER  m  Hero on a girl doesn't work, but this is slightly more practical... 
LEDA  f  swanlike. HA HA HA. okay. anyway, this is very elegant and timeless and rarely sees any use. 
LEILA  f  very sweet and modest. 
LÉOPOLD  m  very suave. I like the -pold sound. 
LETITIA  f  Laetitia perhaps, but that's just so much... I'd call her Lettice. 
LETTICE  f  perhaps this could stand on its own though. 
LILAC  f   
LILIA  f   
LILITH  f  delicate, almost, but very powerful at the same time. and she could go by Lily. 
LILY  f   
LISETTE  f   
LIVIA (1)  f   
LIVIANA  f   
LOKI  m  mn only. like I said, Norse mythology is fantastic. 
LORELEI  f  is it okay that I got this from Pokemon? it's a little strange but very beautiful. 
LORETTA  f   
LOTHAIRE  m  love -aire names on guys. this is so darkly handsome. 
LOUISE  f   
LUCASTA  f  darkly luxurious. Lucy as a nn takes some of the edge off--I'd probably use Casta. 
LUCIA  f  a more obvious Lucy. 
LUCIUS  m  from Baby Name Expert 
LUCY  f  I think this can stand on its own, though. Dickensian! 
LUNA  f  mystical, feminine and very uncommon. love it. 
LYRA  f  very beautifully dark. 
MABEL  f   
MADELINE  f  IN TWO STRAIGHT LINES THEY BROKE THEIR BREAD AND BRUSHED THEIR TEETH AND WENT TO BED 
MAISIE  f   
MARIE  f   
MARTHA  f  a bit heavy, but I have such great associations with it (Martha Stewart, The Secret Garden, etc.) 
MARY  f  perfect. sweet, unassuming, very feminine but not frilly, powerful but not too forthright. 
MAY  f   
MAYBELLE  f   
MEDEA  f  Tyler Perry movies and tearing your brother limb from limb--good associations y/n? 
MELANTHA  f  TH in a girl's name is so weighted. this is really nice though. 
MERIEL  f  I like Miriel better actually. this is really lovely though. 
MERIWETHER  m  I know, I know, this is weird. but I love the nn Merry on a guy, and Meriadoc is not an option. 
MILO  m   
MINERVA  f   
MIRABELLE  f  dainty and exquisitely feminine. this is almost ridiculously beautiful, and Mira is a gorgeous nn. 
MIRANDA  f   
MIREILLE  f   
MIRIAM  f  from Baby Name Expert 
MOIRA  f   
MORWENNA  f  from Baby Name Expert 
MYFANWY  f   
NARCISSA  f   
NATALIA  f   
NATHAN  m   
NERISSA  f   
NINA (1)  f   
OCTAVIA  f   
ODESSA  f   
ODIN  m   
OLIVER  m   
OLIVIA  f   
OLIVIER  m   
OLWEN  f   
OLYMPIA  f  oh-LAMP-ee-ah. soooo pretty. 
OPHELIA  f  from Baby Name Expert 
ORIANA  f   
ORINTHIA  f   
ÓRLAITH  f   
ORSON  m  from Baby Name Expert 
OSCAR  m   
OTTILIE  f   
PEREGRINE  m  from Baby Name Expert 
PERSEPHONE  f   
PIERS  m   
PRIMROSE  f   
PRISCILLA  f   
REBECCA  f   
REMUS  m  from Baby Name Expert 
RÉMY  m   
RHIANNON  f   
ROHAN (2)  m  once again, a name we aren't supposed to use... but it's so strong and rugged. 
RÓNÁN  m   
ROSAIRE  m  this is perfect--I imagine a dark, roguish Casanova with a heart of gold. 
ROSALIE  f   
ROSALIND  f  ROZ-a-lind, not ROSE-a-lind. something about this seems windblown, almost harried, but very lovely. 
ROSAMOND  f   
ROSAMUND  f   
ROSE  f   
ROSEMARY  f   
ROWAN  m & f   
ROWENA  f  yes, yes, Ravenclaw. but R names still intrigue me. 
RUBY  f  very winsome. Ruby would have long golden hair and a bright smile. like the girl from Lufia, hahaaa 
RUFUS  m  enchanting. no clue why. 
RUPERT  m   
SAGA  f  breathtaking. completely impractical, but breathtaking all the same. 
SCARLETT  f  cannot imagine this name on a real person in modern society. however, it looks awesome. 
SEBASTIAN  m  very masculine, but classy instead of being too macho. love Seb. 
SÉBASTIENNE  f  the French have the best middle names. 
SEREN  f   
SEVERIN  m  it's just like Severus, except practical! 
SÉVÉRINE  f  see Sebastienne. 
SIGRUN  f   
SINCLAIR  m  oh, I don't know why. it just seems classy. 
SIOBHÁN  f  looks really pretty. sounds less pretty, but still lovely. 
SIOFRA  f   
SOLVEIG  f   
SONIA  f   
SOPHRONIA  f  almost ridiculously opulent. gotta love the Greeks. 
SØREN  m  HANDSOME. *faints* 
STELLAN  m  there's something striking about this one. people would stop in the street to gaze at this guy. 
SUMMER  f   
SYLVIA  f   
SYNNÖVE  f   
VIOLA  f  would always be subject to viola jokes. still an interesting name. 
VIOLET  f  it looks funny, but I like the image it brings up. pretty, pale, dark-haired little thing. 
VIOLETTA  f  Italian names tend to overdo it, but they're fabulous. 
VIOLETTE  f  dainty. would make a fantastic mn. 
VIRGINIA  f  a bit maiden-aunt-like, but it would be so refreshing to see on a little girl today. 
WOLFGANG  m  can't decide how I would pronounce this... 
WREN  f   
XAVIER  m  yes, as in Charles. very cool and sci-fi without being overbearing. 
ZELDA (1)  f  another one where I really just like the sentiment. 
ZÉPHYRINE  f