Suggestions, please! British/German, Natural/Romantic/Literary/Medieval

My partner and I are looking for names that fit with our heritage (Scottish, English, Irish and German), and we also lean toward names with a natural, romantic, literary or Medieval vibe.

These are some combos we are considering:

Aveline Maeve

Iona Juliet

Mathilda Skye

Miranda Skye

Una Juliet

Wren Miranda

 

August Ulysses

Beckett Wolf

Edgar Augustine

 

Suggestions are appreciated!

Replies

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By erb
January 8, 2014 3:35 PM

Love your list!  My faves are Iona Juliet and Una Juliet for girls and honestly I think I love all your boy options equally.  Awesome!  If I were forced to choose, I think I'd go with Beckett or Edgar, but I adore Gus and Augie, so I'm really not sure.  

Other ideas, although I really love your current options-

Beatrix

Clover

Flora

June

India

Lark

Luna

Tamsin

Xanthe

Alastair

Ambrose

Arthur

Atticus

Barnaby

Caspar

Emmett

Oscar

 

 

 

 

2
January 9, 2014 8:31 PM

Thanks! I do like Beatrix and Flora and Lark are also cute. 

3
January 8, 2014 9:04 PM

My favorites of yours are Aveline, Maeve, Iona, Juliet, Skye, Wren, August, Beckett, and Augustine. You have some awesome names! I love Aveline Maeve and Iona Juliet.

Suggestions based on the names and criteria you gave:

Girls:

Isla

Heidi

Matilda

Helen

Elaine

Mara

Cora

Elodie

Emilia

Alythia/Alethia/Alethea

Rhiannon

Diana

Charlotte

Caroline

Margot/Margo/Margeaux

Eunice

Beatrice/Beatrix

Eleanor/Elinor/Elinora/Eleanora/Elionora/Eleonora

Madge

Liesel

Gretel

Gretchen

Wynn

Willa

Alice

Juniper

Estelle

Ella

Sylvia

Echo

Jonquil

Evette

Juliana

Zoey

Zara

 

 

Boys:

Hugo/Hugh

Arthur

Miles/Myles

Gavin/Gavyn

Xavier

Crispin

Sebastian

Adrian

Nathaniel

Benedict

Gabriel

Wolfgang nn Wolf

4
January 9, 2014 8:37 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions! Gavin is especially nice, not a name I had thought of.

5
January 8, 2014 4:39 PM

For authentic medieval names, see http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/.  This is a portal that categorizes groups of links by country/ethnicity.  E.g., if you are interested in names from medieval England, click on English, Old English, and Anglo-Norman, and that will take you to a series of links to specific medieval English sources and the names listed therein.  These are not names with a medieval "vibe"--they are all names attested in period documents.  To get to actual lists of names, you will need to do a fair amount of clicking around.  So, if you click on English feminine names before 1250 A-E, you will find names like Clarice, Camilla, Blanche, Beatrice/x, Cecilia/Cecily, Clara, Emeline, Eva, Cassandra, Catelin, Caterina, Christiana/Christina, Edith, Emma, Eleanora, Elizabeth.  You will also find names like Barberella, Basilia, Belsant, Betta, Claramunda, Constancia, Clemencia, Diamanda, Elvina, Emelot, Elstrid, and Evelune.

6
January 8, 2014 5:23 PM

Some other names from medieval historical or literary figures: Jacquetta, Berengaria, Lynette, Lunete, Enide (eh-NEED, not EE-nid), Aud/e, Nicolette, Blanchefleur, Yseult (many spellings), Philippa, Margery, Mechthild, Criseyde/Cresseid/Cressida, Alys/Alais, and so on.  Also Melisande and Sibylla.

Some male names: Ellis, Austin, Bennett, Humphrey, Walerin, Fulke (wouldn't recommend this though), Amaury, Alaric, Alcuin, Edmund, Magnus, Haakon, Erec (also Erik, entirely different name), Roland, Ivar, Gawain, Kai.

7
January 9, 2014 8:35 PM

Thank you for this resource. Evelune is interesting.

8
January 8, 2014 7:15 PM

You've already gotten a lot of new suggestions, so I will just tell you my favorites from what you posted (I think they are all good!). Favorite Girl: Aveline Maeve Favorite Boy: August Ulysses or Beckett Wolf - I think if it were rearranged to be Beckett Ulysses that would be my clear favorite.

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By Spam
January 8, 2014 7:26 PM

I love Beckett Wolf!  Some other German names (probably better for the middle):  Hannelore and Joachim

11
January 9, 2014 8:37 PM

There is something I love about Wolf, but only as a mn. Thanks!

12
January 9, 2014 9:09 PM

My favorite from your girl list is by far Mathilda, probably because we're considering Matilda for our own daughter. Skye is really not my personal style, so I prefer Mathilda Juliet- gorgeous! Miranda is also a very pretty and very unexpected choice for a little girl today. Miranda Juliet is very Shakespearean, which definitely fits the bill for literary :)

My favorite of your boy list is August- August Ulysses is very regal and handsome. I'm usually not a fan of Edgar, but I really like it with Augustine. And again, there's the literary association you're looking for- Mr. Poe. Beckett is not my style, and unless it's a family surname, I'm not a huge fan of Wolf. 

Best of luck choosing a name!