Cottage core names

I got to thinking about some guilty pleasure names after somebody mentioned it in another post. One of my favourite GP names is [name_u]Foxglove[/name_u] and then I started dreaming up some more and I would call them cottage core sort of names and I would love to hear anybody else’s cottage core kind of names.

So mine are quite floral because I think of cottage gardens and kitchen gardens but I also have some kind of clunky old lady names and Arthurian legend or Shakespearean name that just feel like a cottage in the woods vibes to me. Not all are GP names as I would totally use some of them.

[name_u]Foxglove[/name_u]
[name_f]Clover[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_u]Larkspur[/name_u]
[name_f]Gertrude[/name_f]
[name_f]Tigerlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsbeth[/name_f]
[name_u]Laurel[/name_u]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacquetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] (also Gwendolen)
[name_f]Marjorie[/name_f] (also Marjoram)
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Blanchefleur[/name_f]
[name_f]Petunia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u]
[name_f]Angelica[/name_f]
[name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Desdemona[/name_f]
[name_m]Cymbeline[/name_m]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]

I would love to hear others’ take on cottage core names!

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This is such a lovely list!!

Some names that give me a cottage core vibe are:

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_f]Molly[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]

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Your list is fun! Other than the clunky, the magical, and the natural, I think shorter and softer names can feel cottage-y.

[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Leah[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Judy[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_f]Valley[/name_f]
[name_f]April[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]

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what a gorgeous list! :sunny:

i would say a lot of my favorite middles fit the naturey cottage core aesthetic:

moss
bay
hawthorn
wilde
marigold
olive
violet
ivy
evergreen
atlas
bee

and a lot of my firsts fit more of the vintage and sweet side:

oliver
eleanor
felix
blythe
lucy
cordelia
arthur
beatrice
edith
marlowe
atticus
jude
fiona
imogene
wilkie
mabel

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This is a lovely list! Cottagecore names for me always evoke that whimsical, nature-y, and gently old-fashioned feel. Lots of nature names (of course), vintage names and nicknames, some word names, and often I find a lot of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish names give me that fairy-esque vibe.

Some of my favorites that give me this vibe:
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elspeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_u]Josie[/name_u]
[name_f]Marilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Susanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]

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I love and have considered Rosemary, and I love Hester Bluebell as a combo!

Fennel/Fenella
Fig
Dandelion
Pomegranate
Calluna
Helenora
Lowenna/Lowen
Lucine
Mona
Theora
Mara
Marigold

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Other names I think give off this vibe!

[name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenella[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Valentina[/name_f]
[name_u]Saige[/name_u]
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_u]Fiore[/name_u]
[name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_u]Ren[/name_u]
[name_f]Mei[/name_f]

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