Melusine's Personal Name List

Name M/F Remark
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. 
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 1 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
Maisie f
Marie f & m
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. 
Síofra 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