Gothic Names?

Hello all :purple_heart: I am on the hunt for new names, for both boys & girls! I would best describe my taste as romantic/historical/Victorian gothic, with an emphasis on the latter. Names you think would belong to children living in a haunted house, but a haunted house in 1883 (so not [name_u]Raven[/name_u], [name_u]Onyx[/name_u], etc.)

Some examples of names I like:

[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Maud[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
[name_f]Philomena[/name_f]

[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_u]Cecil[/name_u]
[name_m]Percival[/name_m]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m]
[name_u]Constantine[/name_u]

Thank you all in advance :spider::spider_web:

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[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]
[name_u]Morgan[/name_u]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Araminta[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] / [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_f]Camellia[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] ‘Ginny’
[name_f]Carmella[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ethel[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]

[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Clarence[/name_u]
[name_u]Walter[/name_u]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m]
[name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_u]Basil[/name_u]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Amadeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Cedric[/name_m]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_u]Oberon[/name_u]
[name_u]Leander[/name_u]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_u]Adrian[/name_u]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]

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So many great recommendations @AStudyIn_Scarlet :purple_heart: I love [name_f]Carmella[/name_f], [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_u]Dorian[/name_u], & [name_m]Leopold[/name_m]! And my dog’s name is [name_m]Casper[/name_m] so I obviously love that one too!

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Girls

[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexandrina[/name_f]
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Clarissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Eveline[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f]
[name_f]Honora[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]
[name_u]Marion[/name_u]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Pauline[/name_f]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]

Boys

[name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
[name_u]Basil[/name_u]
[name_m]Bertram[/name_m]
[name_u]Clarence[/name_u]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Harold[/name_m]
[name_m]Horatio[/name_m]
[name_m]Isidore[/name_m]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_u]Maurice[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_m]Osborne[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_m]Reginald[/name_m]
[name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_u]Sidney[/name_u]
St [name_u]John[/name_u]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_u]Walter[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]

@elanorelle loving [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f], [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f], [name_f]Priscilla[/name_f], [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f], [name_u]Francis[/name_u], [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] & [name_m]Victor[/name_m] :relaxed: Thank you!

Summary

Pearl
Yuna
Raine
Emmeline
Emery
Bellrose
Evelina
Seraphina
Aylin
Aluma
Eilani
Viannie
Elixane
Nanette
Pearlina
Etheldreda
Emilou
Ashbel
Essie
Noula
Eleni
Edelina
Elsher
Nepheli
Evora
Varali
Aili
Moona
Amalthea
Anastasia
Elizabell
Belindra
Kalliste
Ekaterina
Eluned
Araceli
Alynthi
Ermelinda
Eliysheba
Athanasia
Eveleen
Neith
Eirlys
Toinette
Eslie
Reverie
Elisa
Elodie
Elowyn
Nightingale
Estee
Lunette
Lilith
Emaline
Edenia
Pearlina
Eluned
Navarine
Aili
Everlyse
Noula
Moon
Lavender
Hyacinth
Blye
Isabeau
Riven

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Forgive any repeats! These come to mind :black_heart::

[name_m]Enoch[/name_m]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m]
[name_f]Desdemona[/name_f]
[name_m]Eustace[/name_m]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Jacques[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonore[/name_f] / [name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Edwina[/name_f]
[name_m]Horace[/name_m]
[name_m]Alasdair[/name_m]
[name_m]Giovanni[/name_m]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_u]Cecil[/name_u]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Eudora[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_m]Cicero[/name_m]
[name_m]Hector[/name_m]
[name_f]Marisol[/name_f]
[name_m]Percival[/name_m]
[name_m]Valentin[/name_m] / [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_m]Octavius[/name_m]
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f]
[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Portia[/name_f]
[name_m]Cedric[/name_m]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_m]Cyril[/name_m]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_u]Florence[/name_u]
[name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u]

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[name_f]Sophronia[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lenore[/name_f]
[name_f]Ellena[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannelore[/name_f]
[name_f]Hilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_u]Christobel[/name_u]
[name_f]Estella[/name_f]
[name_u]Marian[/name_u]

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_m]Alphonse[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_u]Walter[/name_u]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u]
[name_m]Maximillian[/name_m]
[name_m]Algernon[/name_m]
[name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m]
[name_m]Amadeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]

I love this style! Some of my favorites:
[name_f]Desdemona[/name_f]
[name_f]Frederica[/name_f]
[name_f]Perdita[/name_f]
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]
[name_f]Estella[/name_f]
[name_f]Mina[/name_f]
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_u]Basil[/name_u]
[name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_u]Clarence[/name_u]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Oswin[/name_m]
[name_u]Sinclair[/name_u]

Hopefully these fit what you’re looking for!

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I recently made a list of [name_u]Dark[/name_u] Academia names for Nameberry which might contain some options for you:

https://nameberry.com/list/1316/dark-academia-names/all

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@rubylark LOVE [name_f]Desdemona[/name_f]. She’s one of my guilty pleasures. [name_f]Estella[/name_f] is gorgeous as well :purple_heart:

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[name_f]Drusilla[/name_f] & [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] :spider_web:

girls

leontine
gelsomina
chrysanthemum
sylvia
agnes
rosamond
winifred
philippa
agatha
hyacinth
hilda
martha
cressida
augusta
theodora
lenore
faustina
araminta
estee
andromeda
lilith
octavia
persephone
felicity
celestia
odile
lucinda

boys

enoch
clovis
isidore
leonard
percy
cedric
marlon
elian
earnest
florian
gilbert
frederick
phillip
hendrik
dorian
alphonse
ollivander
darcy
ansel
ichabod
wilfred
johannes

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