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I've never met a Camilla. I think it's a beautiful name.
Nice try at being funny but St. John pronounced sinjin is a traditional English name and not something I made up. As an example you might remember the novel Jane Eyre in which there is a character named St. John. You can see the name come up in English birth announcements sometimes.
I think they are both silly. More faux - pretentious than actually pretentious. Some people act like when choosing a literary name there are only 5 in existence they could actually choose form. I don't think they say, 'we are well read and intelligent' and instead scream, 'we were forced to read a book in high school once!'
Although I agree it sounds a bit feminine I would cringe to see this name on a girl. It's completely masculine to me and quite handsome as well. Probably not the best choice these day because again it does sound feminine to most people.
I just posted them in that contest thread. This is not even a complete list.
I have so many.
Thessalonica - this was the name of one of Alexander the Great's sisters
Sparta - the name of a nymph from Greek mythology but nobody would realize that
Philadelphia - again nobody would know that this started as a woman's name before the city was founded
Iphigenia (I might use this)
Agrippina (would probably use it)
Kilminta - love it but is starts with kill
Maria da Glora
Bienvenue - legit French name but most people will only think of the word
Dieudonnée - to French and over the top
Touissante - too French and too obscure
Hortense - I would never do that to a child but I have a positive association with this name
Theodolinde - so clunky
Polyhymnia - might use this
Jocasta - might use this one too
Ankhesenamun - my favorite ancient Egyptian name
Tanaquil - sounds like a medicaton
Semiramide - Italian form of Semiramis, lots of pronunciation issues
Ptolemais - feminine form of Ptolemy
Pompeia (maybe I would use this)
Ryngałła - virtually impossible to pronounce in English
Januaria / Janvière - Polish and French forms, first sounds made up second has pronunciation issues
Gertrudis - too clunky but I have a soft spot because of the character in Like Water for Chocolate
Mnestra - too out there
Messalina - bad conotations although there were also saints by the name
St. John (pronounced sinjin) - to over the top and nobody would get the pronunciation
Agamemnon - over the top
Longinus / Longin - might use this
Ajax - love it but it's a brand of cleaning products in America
Agenor - might use this
Cato - too many moder cultural references overshadow the ancient figure but I might use the Polish form Katon in the middle
Sejanus - love the sound but it ends in anus
Orestes - sounds like arrest these, love the Italian form Oreste as well
Pertinax - too much and some kind of product name in some countries
Winwaloe - way too obscure
Rama - probably not culturaly appropriate plus it's a word meaning gate in my first language
Indra - again not culturally appropriate
Napoleon - maybe in the middle
Guilford/ Guildford - couldn't bring myself to use a random surname as a name
Lytton - ditto
Actor - nobody would know this is a legit Greek name