Melusine's Personal Name List

Name M/F Remark Rank +/-
Zéphyrine f - -
Zelda 1 f  another one where I really just like the sentiment.  #604 -45
Xavier m  yes, as in Charles. very cool and sci-fi without being overbearing.  #100 -9
Wren f #250 +110
Wolfgang m  can't decide how I would pronounce this...  - -
Virginia f  a bit maiden-aunt-like, but it would be so refreshing to see on a little girl today.  #544 +36
Violette f  dainty. would make a fantastic mn.  - -19
Violetta f  Italian names tend to overdo it, but they're fabulous.  - -
Violet f  it looks funny, but I like the image it brings up. pretty, pale, dark-haired little thing.  #35 +2
Viola f  would always be subject to viola jokes. still an interesting name.  - -
Synnöve f - -
Sylvia f #467 +36
Summer f #141 +10
Stellan m  there's something striking about this one. people would stop in the street to gaze at this guy.  - -
Søren m  HANDSOME. *faints*  #537 -28
Sophronia f  almost ridiculously opulent. gotta love the Greeks.  - -
Sonia f - -
Solveig f - -
Síofra f - -
Siobhán f  looks really pretty. sounds less pretty, but still lovely.  - -
Sinclair m  oh, I don't know why. it just seems classy.  - -
Sigrun f - -
Sévérine f  see Sebastienne.  - -
Severin m  it's just like Severus, except practical!  - -
Seren f - -
Sébastienne f  the French have the best middle names.  - -
Sebastian m  very masculine, but classy instead of being too macho. love Seb.  #19 0
Scarlett f  cannot imagine this name on a real person in modern society. however, it looks awesome.  #20 +1
Saga f  breathtaking. completely impractical, but breathtaking all the same.  - -
Rupert m - -
Rufus m  enchanting. no clue why.  - -
Ruby f  very winsome. Ruby would have long golden hair and a bright smile. like the girl from Lufia, hahaaa  #62 +12
Rowena f  yes, yes, Ravenclaw. but R names still intrigue me.  - -
Rowan m & f #106 +7
Rosemary f #368 +71
Rose f #116 -4
Rosamund f - -
Rosamond f - -
Rosalind f  ROZ-a-lind, not ROSE-a-lind. something about this seems windblown, almost harried, but very lovely.  - -
Rosalie f #185 +13
Rosaire m  this is perfect--I imagine a dark, roguish Casanova with a heart of gold.  - -
Rónán m #274 -5
Rohan 2 m  once again, a name we aren't supposed to use... but it's so strong and rugged.  #797 +1
Rhiannon f - -
Rémy m #356 -1
Remus m  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Rebecca f #304 -54
Priscilla f #625 -64
Primrose f - -
Piers m - -
Persephone f #775 +45
Peregrine m  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Ottilie f - -
Oscar m #226 -12
Orson m  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Órlaith f - -
Orinthia f - -
Oriana f - -
Ophelia f  from Baby Name Expert  #321 +69
Olympia f  oh-LAMP-ee-ah. soooo pretty.  - -
Olwen f - -
Olivier m - -
Olivia f #1 0
Oliver m #3 0
Odin m #327 +4
Odessa f - -
Octavia f #248 +88
Nina 1 f #327 +1
Nerissa f - -
Nathan m #59 -4
Natalia f #79 +5
Narcissa f - -
Myfanwy f - -
Morwenna f  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Moira f - -
Miriam f  from Baby Name Expert  #261 +7
Mireille f - -
Miranda f #587 -47
Mirabelle f  dainty and exquisitely feminine. this is almost ridiculously beautiful, and Mira is a gorgeous nn.  - -
Minerva f - -
Milo m #127 +5
Meriwether m  I know, I know, this is weird. but I love the nn Merry on a guy, and Meriadoc is not an option.  - -
Meriel f  I like Miriel better actually. this is really lovely though.  - -
Melantha f  TH in a girl's name is so weighted. this is really nice though.  - -
Medea f  Tyler Perry movies and tearing your brother limb from limb--good associations y/n?  - -
Maybelle f - -
May f - -
Mary f  perfect. sweet, unassuming, very feminine but not frilly, powerful but not too forthright.  #133 -10
Martha f  a bit heavy, but I have such great associations with it (Martha Stewart, The Secret Garden, etc.)  #728 +47
Marie f & m #598 +22
Maisie f #405 +5
Madeline f  IN TWO STRAIGHT LINES THEY BROKE THEIR BREAD AND BRUSHED THEIR TEETH AND WENT TO BED  #95 +1
Mabel f #374 +52
Lyra f  very beautifully dark.  #487 +62
Luna f  mystical, feminine and very uncommon. love it.  #11 +3
Lucy f  I think this can stand on its own, though. Dickensian!  #46 +3
Lucius m  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Lucia f  a more obvious Lucy.  #136 +24
Lucasta f  darkly luxurious. Lucy as a nn takes some of the edge off--I'd probably use Casta.  - -
Louise f #643 +39
Lothaire m  love -aire names on guys. this is so darkly handsome.  - -
Loretta f #899 +44
Lorelei f  is it okay that I got this from Pokemon? it's a little strange but very beautiful.  #444 +59
Loki m  mn only. like I said, Norse mythology is fantastic.  - -
Liviana f - -
Livia 1 f #773 +41
Lisette f - -
Lily f #31 +4
Lilith f  delicate, almost, but very powerful at the same time. and she could go by Lily.  #267 +49
Lilia f - -
Lilac f - -
Lettice f  perhaps this could stand on its own though.  - -
Letitia f  Laetitia perhaps, but that's just so much... I'd call her Lettice.  - -
Léopold m  very suave. I like the -pold sound.  - -
Leila f  very sweet and modest.  #214 -9
Leda f  swanlike. HA HA HA. okay. anyway, this is very elegant and timeless and rarely sees any use.  - -
Leander m  Hero on a girl doesn't work, but this is slightly more practical...  - -
Laurent m - -
Laetitia f - -
Kaori f - -
June f #175 +7
Juliet f  I say this with a heavy accent on the first syllable. JOO-lee-it. joo-lee-ETT would be Juliette, no?  #295 +11
Jude 1 m  sometimes shorter is better. this is nice and not too pretentious, so it balances out crazier names.  #150 +4
Jemima f  quite aware that I could never ever use this. love it anyway.  - -
Jack m  I hate John, but I love Jack. I think this can stand on its own.  #11 +10
Ivy f #49 +9
Isobel f  so much more interesting than boring old Isabella.  - -
Iseult f  I have always preferred this spelling over Isolde. the -ult ending makes it seem so princessy.  - -
Isabell f - -
Iria f - -
Idril f  another LOTR name. I can't see this on a real person, but it has a lovely sound.  - -
Ian m  short and sweet. very handsome.  #81 +2
Hyacinthe m & f - -
Hudson m  LONG story. I don't even like this name, but it is a necessity that I use it.  #34 +9
Hortensia f  a bit much, you say? precisely why I chose it!  - -
Honoria f  or maybe just Honora? the "honor" root is the draw here.  - -
Hestia f  I love it when mythological names actually have the potential to work in real life. makes my day.  - -
Henry m  again, thank you Oscar Wilde. this is charming and intellectual.  #9 0
Helena f #512 -1
Gwyneira f - -
Gwendolen f  because I hate -lyn names. thank you Oscar Wilde.  - -
Guinevere f  would this kid be doomed from the start? it's a beautiful name. Gwen or Vera perhaps?  #964 +37
Gregory m  only as a mn. it's really a lovely name though. very classy.  #485 -52
Gráinne f - -
Graham m #161 +24
Gloriana f - -
Ginevra f - -
Ghislaine f  it's just so funky and different, but also really elegant.  - -
Geneviève f  I actually think the GEN-e-veev pronounciation is prettier.  #155 +14
Gemma f  a little tacky, but that's why I love it.  #190 +17
Freya f  love Norse mythology. this is one of the very few practical girls' names in the pantheon.  #152 +26
Floriana f - -
Fiona f  spunky. cute, but ages well.  #296 -3
Finn 1 m  this, regrettably, is because of the gay guy with awful fashion sense in all those Susan Juby books.  #184 -6
Ffion f  can't use this. impossible in the USA. however I used to know a lovely Welsh girl with the name.  - -
Felix m  this might be my favorite male name. it's feisty but sophisticated.  #193 +32
Felicity f #441 -55
Faramond m - -
Evelina f  one of the better Eve names. this is kind of small-seeming, but it's pretty.  - -
Euphemia f  completely impractical, but come on, I could call her Effie!  - -
Ethan m  another very elegant name that is too popular to use.  #20 -7
Esmeralda f #453 -59
Esmée f  ...with love and squalor. this is functional but charmingly funky.  - -
Ephraim m  a little too much, perhaps, but I love it. this is one of the least pretentious Biblical names. XD  #978 +23
Éowyn f - -
Emma f  this is way too popular to use, but perhaps as a mn because I just love the novel.  #2 0
Émilie f  this makes Emily seem boring. I'd never use either, though.  - -
Emilia f #40 +1
Eloise f  a bit plain, but very sweetly old-fashioned.  #109 +28
Elliot m  can't decide whether I want one T or two. either way, incredibly sophisticated name. nn Otto or Eli?  #160 +4
Elizabeth f  versatile, classy, feminine, intelligent but innocent... this will never go out of style.  #14 +2
Elisabetta f  overkill. also gorgeous.  - -
Elijah m  one of my very favorites. I can't place it, but there's some magic here.  #4 0
Elias m  I adore the Eli names. I prefer to look at this one than to hear it.  #48 +6
Eleanora f  so queenly!  #996 +5
Eleanor f  flawlessly elegant, composed and dignified. no nn.  #15 +7
Eileen f #673 +28
Edward m  now I'm starting to hate this because of Twilight.  #217 -22
Edmund m  I think of Narnia. I love Narnia.  - -
Edgar m  never thought I liked the Ed names, but I do. this is kind of gaunt.  #409 -16
Drusilla f  wasn't this one of Cinderella's evil stepsisters? oh well, it's pretty.  - -
Despina f - -
Desmond m #355 +8
Delilah f #58 +11
Crocifissa f  okay, so this is completely and utterly unsuitable for any living creature. however, it is FABULOUS.  - -
Cressida f - -
Crescentia f  kind of gaudy. but that's why I like it.  - -
Cosmo m - -
Cosima f  very refined. and vaguely Wagnerian, though I can't decide whether that's a good thing.  - -
Cosette f  THERE IS A CASTLE ON A CLOUD  - -
Cornelia f  harshly, unforgivingly elegant. love it.  - -
Cordelia f - -
Coralie f - -
Cora f #87 +1
Constantine m - -
Connor m  modern. also sweet and youthful.  #96 -18
Colm m  okay, I'd never use it. I would never even consider it. but come on!  - -
Colette f #454 +74
Cole m  eh. this is just a nice mn.  #132 +1
Clive m - -
Clémence f  dunno why. it's just very sturdy and old-fashioned but still elegant.  - -
Clarisse f  I love frills.  - -
Clara f  kind of pastoral... sweet and unassuming, but very strong.  #102 +1
Claire f  just the picture of elegance. another one of those perfect names.  #59 -2
Circe f  okay, completely unusable. but also highly romantic.  - -
Ciarán m  Ciaran Hinds much? it's also just a very dapper, classy name.  - -
Chester m  domestic, really, and very charming.  - -
Charlotte f  the perfect name. soft, feminine, classic, dignified but with great nn potential.  #3 +1
Céleste f  if I thought Caelestia were at all practical, I'd have that instead...  #322 +32
Cecil m  entirely because of William Cecil, in my opinion one of the greatest men who ever lived.  - -
Cecelia f #562 +11
Catharina f - -
Cathán m - -
Caspian m  I'm in love with this name. it's just perfect. dashing and romantic and will never go out of style.  #709 +48
Caroline f #81 -10
Carlotta f  a bit eccentric, but the POTO connection is great and Lottie is an adorable nn.  - -
Carlisle m  from Baby Name Expert  - -
Caleb m  there's something faintly fantasy-like here, but it would still age well.  #51 +5
Byron m  Lord Byron. Byron Nease. well maybe not that last one, but still, a noble, gentlemanly name.  #751 +37
Bridget f  feisty but still delicate. love it.  #722 +27
Brenna f - -
Blossom f - -
Blodwen f - -
Blaise m #997 -62
Blaine m #986 -105
Bijou f - -
Benjamin m #7 0
Bellona f - -
Belle f  simple and gorgeous. also the Beauty and the Beast connection has some meaning for me.  - -1
Bellatrix f  kind of Harry Potterish, but very cool and independent-sounding.  - -
Bedivere m  very romantic. I love Arthurian names.  - -
Beatrice f  much better than Beatrix because it's so much softer. just a lovely classic.  #565 -14
Basil 1 m  I have no idea why, but I adore this.  - -
Aurélien m  a little girly. but feminine-sounding names on guys are cute.  - -
Aurélie f  looks nice. that's about it.  - -
Aurelia f  very mystical-sounding, although for whatever reason I always think of a purple ostrich  #516 +12
Atticus m #266 +34
Athanasius m  ha ha ha haaaa it sounds like a wise old sage. love it.  - -
Astrophel m  can't explain it. don't even ask.  - -
Arwen f  aren't we not supposed to use Tolkein names on real people? this is gorgeous though.  - -
Arthur m  okay, Monty Python aside, this is one of those unexpected classics that needs to see more use.  #155 +8
Arista f  seems very thin, but pointed... like a pencil, but a lovely one.  - -
Ariadne f  spindly. that's a good one for this name.  - -
Araminta f  a bit venomous in sound, but that's what makes it pretty.  - -
Aonghas m  mostly from that painting... yeah, you know the one. with the dude on the rocks.  - -
Anneliese f  ah-nah-LEE-sah. failure to pronounce the last E will result in defenestration.  - -
Annabelle f  opulent and glamorous. love it.  #273 -52
Annabel f  a bit more modest and pastoral than Annabelle.  - -
Anna f  simple, elegant and versatile.  #84 -16
Andromeda f  I like the sentiment.  - -
Anastasia f  rich and luxurious. Stasia is a cute nn.  #181 -23
Ambrose m  almost disgustingly elegant. that's the best kind of name though.  #671 +148
Aloisia f  I think I got this from Amadeus? beautiful.  - -
Alistair m  Alastair looks more aristocratic.  #898 +62
Alexander m  strong, handsome, normal.  #13 -3
Alec m  this just radiates cool.  #682 -94
Alcyone f  I love all of these obscure Greek deities and their crazy names.  - -
Alastríona f  mn possibilities. mostly a leftover from Clara.  - -
Alastair m  could never go by a nickname, but still fantastic.  - -
Alaric m  cold, elegant and slightly intimidating. perfect name.  #861 -39
Aislinn f  old favorite of mine... Ashlyn is just so unrefined.  - -42