A gothic sounding name?

I would like a lovely 18th century sounding name that has gothic flair to it. As a middle name for [name]Jane[/name].

A few things that could give you ideas.

I love nature names

One of my favorite movies is ‘Interview with a vampire’

I love mythology

[name]Jane[/name] is for [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] and the beautiful [name]Jane[/name] [name]Benett[/name]

Think of a gothic manor with old gates with ivy twined around them and cracked paint with and a unknown past…

I’m weird I know :smiley:



[name]Love[/name] [name]Wednesday[/name], [name]Bebe[/name]!
More…I’m just guessing because I don’t really know what gothic sounding names are:
[name]Constance[/name] - severe
[name]Inessa[/name], a Russian form of [name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Varenka[/name], a Russian form of [name]Barbara[/name]

I love the idea of using this as a middle name - I have a really kooky mn which was personal to my parents, and I love that. And [name]Jane[/name] is such a classic.

Some ideas (apologies for repeats):

Probably a lot of Germanic or Russian variations of names would work, so that might be something to try? Look forward to hearing what you pick!

[name]Anne[/name] Catherick, the eponymous character from The Woman in White.

I love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Coraline[/name], [name]Inessa[/name] and [name]Wednesday[/name] (I’d probably leave [name]Wednesday[/name] in all its amazingness as a mn, though …)!

I hope I don’t repeat

Absinthe/Absynthe (nn [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Lee[/name] ([name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allen[/name] [name]Poe[/name] poem, also a song by [name]Tiger[/name] [name]Army[/name])
Belladonna (deadly nightshade)
[name]Dolores[/name]/[name]Delores[/name] (lady of sorrows)
[name]Eulalie[/name] (figure in an [name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allen[/name] [name]Poe[/name] poem)
[name]Lenore[/name] (figure in an [name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allen[/name] [name]Poe[/name] poem)

I know some on this board don’t like it, but I’d suggest [name]Lucretia[/name]–it was popular in the 1800s (okay, so a little later than you wanted), but also, for that modern gothic touch, there’s a Sisters of [name]Mercy[/name] song, “[name]Lucretia[/name] My Reflection.” I love [name]Lucretia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]!

I [name]Love[/name]:

[name]Jane[/name] [name]Wednesday[/name] (beautiful!)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Raven[/name] (I love this! But is the flow off?)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name] (a combo of mine, [name]Elizabeth[/name] is a family name)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Millicent[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Rosalba[/name] (another combo, love the meaning of it! White rose)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Pandora[/name] (yet another combo)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Winifred[/name] (so beautiful!)

Thanks so much everyone! Keep 'em coming!

Well, I happen to like names that make me think of haunting qualities and witches names (which is weird because I’m very [name]Christian[/name]!) but I like good witches!
So I was looking for names along the lines of what you are also looking for.
A couple I really liked were [name]Lydia[/name], this is soooo haunting to me!
I also like Endora, [name]Pandora[/name], [name]Esmerelda[/name], [name]Agatha[/name], [name]Agnes[/name], and yes, I like [name]Wednesday[/name] also!
And I loved that movie called the Good Witche and The Good Witches Garden, in which the character was named [name]Cassandra[/name].
Also, from Charmed, I think they used [name]Phoebe[/name], [name]Prudence[/name], and something else. Oh, and what were those names from Practical [name]Magic[/name]?
Good luck!

Charmed used [name]Prudence[/name], [name]Piper[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name] and [name]Paige[/name] ([name]Prudence[/name] died and [name]Paige[/name] replaced her).

In the Bewitched TV show, the witches were :
Endora ([name]Samantha[/name]'s mother)
[name]Clara[/name], Enchantra and Hagatha ([name]Samantha[/name]'s aunts)
[name]Tabitha[/name] ([name]Samantha[/name] and [name]Darrin[/name]'s daughter).

I love all of the combos you mentioned, especially [name]Jane[/name] [name]Wednesday[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name]!

Bumping this up to top of board for someone.

Practical [name]Magic[/name] were [name]Gillian[/name] and [name]Sally[/name] [name]Owens[/name]. The aunts’ names were [name]Frances[/name] ([name]Fran[/name]) and [name]Bridget[/name] ([name]Jet[/name].)

[name]Varenka[/name] sounds awfully close to the name we Russians with have for a meat and potato pastry…