Names inspired by a poem

I’ve been thinking about one of my favorite [name_m]Tolkien[/name_m] poems, which is a classic. And it made me wonder if there are any names that could come from it/be inspired by it. This could be fun to do for many poems, quotes, Bible verses, etc!

I can think of a few, but curious what brilliant ideas you can come up with! [name_m]Can[/name_m] be direct or a big stretch, based on words, ideas, imagery, etc from it. Really no limits!

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. [name_m]Tolkien[/name_m], The Fellowship of the [name_m]Ring[/name_m] (The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] of the Rings)

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This is fun!

We’ve got ashes to fire, dark to light, plebeian to royalty…

[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_u]Brighton[/name_u] (“brighten,” but as a name. Maybe Brighten could be a name.)
[name_u]Rey[/name_u] / [name_f]Reina[/name_f] / [name_u]Reggie[/name_u] / [name_f]Regina[/name_f]

Wandering, strength, roots…

Roam
[name_u]Quest[/name_u]
[name_u]Ventura[/name_u] (or [name_u]Adventure[/name_u] / Addie)
Fortis
[name_f]Raisa[/name_f] (This is a stretch. Raiz (rah-ees) means root in Spanish. And [name_f]Raisa[/name_f] is a totally unrelated name that sort of sounds like that.)
Any name of a tree with strong roots: [name_u]Cypress[/name_u], [name_u]Oak[/name_u], etc.

I’m also thinking of soaring above; there’s a lot of “rising” imagery here. Name of birds that soar on currents or fly particularly high or rise in a more straight up direction.

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Fun idea!

These came to mind:

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_f]Renata[/name_f]
[name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m]
[name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]
[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]
[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Renee[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucina[/name_f]
[name_m]Roshan[/name_m]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_m]Stian[/name_m]
Stigandr
[name_m]Prosper[/name_m]
Trayan
[name_f]Tindra[/name_f]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_f]Asha[/name_f]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m]
[name_u]Amal[/name_u]
[name_m]Artan[/name_m]

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[name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_f]Madalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Emalia[/name_f]
Ombre
[name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f]
[name_f]Renata[/name_f] (this was already suggested by @Greyblue and I absolutely love it)
Talik

This is all that comes to mind right now, but I will post again if I have more ideas :grinning:

hope this helps!

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[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] (golden)
[name_u]Traveler[/name_u] (wander)
[name_u]Alder[/name_u] (old friend)
[name_f]Eirwen[/name_f] (snow white)
[name_f]Fia[/name_f] (a flickering fire)
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] (bright & clear)
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] (resurrection)
[name_u]Roy[/name_u] (roi in [name_u]French[/name_u] is king) or [name_f]Regina[/name_f] (queen)

This was fun!!

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The first two that come to mind are Sumarlidi (summer sailor) and [name_m]Somerled[/name_m] (summer traveller)

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I second [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]!

[name_m]Just[/name_m] taking names directly (or nearly) from the poem:

[name_f]Goldie[/name_f]
[name_f]Wanda[/name_f]
[name_u]Frost[/name_u]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_f]Spring[/name_f]
[name_u]Kingsley[/name_u]
[name_u]Kingston[/name_u]

Inspired by the general feel:
[name_u]Strong[/name_u] nature/tree names like [name_u]Oak[/name_u]
[name_u]Arbor[/name_u]
[name_u]Ember[/name_u] * my fav based on the feel of the poem
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_u]Arthur[/name_u]

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Some ideas, invited by the poem:

[name_m]Faramund[/name_m]
Ranulf
[name_m]Harald[/name_m]
[name_f]Asra[/name_f]
[name_m]Novak[/name_m]
[name_f]Farrah[/name_f]
[name_m]Dolen[/name_m]
[name_u]Issey[/name_u] (b)
Torny
[name_m]Nestor[/name_m]
[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]
[name_f]Lumi[/name_f]
[name_f]Aisling[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
Herleva
[name_f]Fernanda[/name_f]
[name_u]Kingsley[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxanne[/name_f]
[name_f]Noelle[/name_f]

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Nice prompt :blush:

All that is gold does not glitter

(Makes me think of spiritual wealth/riches so these names symbolize love, truth, joy, peace, gentleness, meekness, faithfulness, justice, self-control, relationship with [name_m]God[/name_m], heavenly treasures):

Summary

[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] or [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] [name_u]Joyce[/name_u]

[name_f]Alethea[/name_f] [name_u]Celestine[/name_u]
[name_f]Alethea[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]

[name_f]Allegra[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Allegra[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]
[name_f]Allegra[/name_f] [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]

[name_f]Alaia[/name_f] [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]

[name_f]Catalina[/name_f] [name_f]Alaia[/name_f]

[name_f]Celia[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f] [name_u]Joyce[/name_u]

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Celestine[/name_u]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Cataline[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Katrina[/name_f]

[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_u]Celestine[/name_u]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Catrine[/name_f]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Cataline[/name_f]

[name_f]Ophira[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Ophira[/name_f] [name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophira[/name_f] [name_u]Celestine[/name_u]
[name_f]Ophira[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]

[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Ophira[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Vera[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Viera[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]

[name_f]Elodia[/name_f] [name_u]Celestine[/name_u]
[name_f]Elodia[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]

[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_u]Celeste[/name_u]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_f]Celestia[/name_f]

[name_f]Celestia[/name_f] [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

///

Eulalio [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
Eulalio [name_u]Paz[/name_u]
Eulalio [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]

[name_m]Amadeus[/name_m] Eulalio

[name_u]Aurian[/name_u] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]

[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]Aurian[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]Lowen[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]Tirion[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]David[/name_u]

[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelio[/name_m]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_u]David[/name_u]

[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelio[/name_m]
[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_u]Paz[/name_u]
[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_m]Amadeus[/name_m]
[name_u]Tirion[/name_u] [name_u]David[/name_u]

[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Lowen[/name_u]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Jack[/name_u]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]

[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_m]Theophilus[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_u]Lowen[/name_u]

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Lowen[/name_u]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelio[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Tirion[/name_u]

The old that is strong does not wither

(Makes me think of inheriting eternal life in Christ):

Summary

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] Cristianna
Cristianna [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_f]Domenica[/name_f]

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m]

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_u]Florence[/name_u]

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_f]Florencia[/name_f]

[name_u]Florence[/name_u] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Florencia[/name_f] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Florentina[/name_f] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriella[/name_f]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Gavriela[/name_f] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Gabriella[/name_f] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]

///

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m]
[name_m]Prosper[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Florin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_u]Florian[/name_u]

[name_m]Florin[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Othniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Othniel[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

(Makes me think of being protected, having strength/faith/standing on truth, being rooted in [name_m]Christ[/name_m] ):

Summary

[name_f]Gabriela[/name_f] [name_f]Viera[/name_f]
[name_f]Gavriella[/name_f] [name_f]Viera[/name_f]

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriela[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriela[/name_f]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Alethea[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alethea[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Gavriela[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]

[name_u]Oakley[/name_u] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Hadassa[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Gabriela[/name_f] [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]
[name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f] [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_f]Viera[/name_f] [name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]

[name_f]Oliviana[/name_f] [name_f]Gavrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Oliviana[/name_f]

[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Viera[/name_f]

[name_f]Oliviana[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]

Cristianna [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]

[name_f]Hadasha[/name_f] Cristianna

///

[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]

[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] [name_u]Oak[/name_u]

[name_m]Othniel[/name_m] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Othniel[/name_m]

[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]

[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]
[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] [name_u]Emmet[/name_u]

[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]

[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] [name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]

[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] [name_u]Elliott[/name_u]

[name_u]Emmet[/name_u] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]

[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]

[name_u]Eli[/name_u] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]Oak[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]

From the ashes a fire shall be woken
A light from the shadows shall spring

(Makes me think of rebirth, death to life):

Summary

[name_f]Eila[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Elora[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliora[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Liora[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] [name_u]Ember[/name_u]

[name_f]Liora[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Eila[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliora[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Elora[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]

[name_f]Ombra[/name_f] [name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ombra[/name_f] [name_f]Liora[/name_f]

[name_f]Eila[/name_f] [name_f]Ombra[/name_f]
[name_f]Elora[/name_f] [name_f]Ombra[/name_f]
[name_f]Liora[/name_f] [name_f]Ombra[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f] [name_f]Ombra[/name_f]

[name_f]Zilla[/name_f] [name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zilla[/name_f] [name_f]Elora[/name_f]
[name_f]Zilla[/name_f] [name_f]Liora[/name_f]
[name_f]Zilla[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]

///

[name_m]Lucius[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u] (or Ashe)
[name_m]Lucius[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Luciano[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Luciano[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Lucio[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Lucio[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Lucian[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] [name_m]Elior[/name_m]
[name_m]Donavan[/name_m] [name_m]Jairus[/name_m]

[name_m]Elior[/name_m] [name_m]Donavan[/name_m]
[name_m]Jairus[/name_m] [name_m]Donavan[/name_m]

[name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_m]Luciano[/name_m]
[name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_m]Elior[/name_m]
[name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_m]Jairus[/name_m]

[name_m]Elouan[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Elouan[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Jairus[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Jairus[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Eilo[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Elior[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Elior[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Lucio[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Luciano[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Lucius[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Isaias[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

[name_m]Isaias[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrosius[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrosius[/name_m]

[name_m]Lucius[/name_m] [name_m]Eliseo[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrosius[/name_m] [name_m]Luciano[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrosius[/name_m] [name_m]Elior[/name_m]

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Elouan[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Eliseo[/name_m]

Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.

(Sword of [name_f]Spirit[/name_f], [name_u]Messiah[/name_u] rising triumphantly. From lowly & riding on a donkey to resurrected and seated at the right hand of the Father.)

Summary

[name_f]Brenda[/name_f] Cristianna
[name_f]Brenda[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriela[/name_f]
[name_f]Brenda[/name_f] [name_u]Dominique[/name_u]

[name_f]Gabriela[/name_f] [name_f]Katana[/name_f]
[name_u]Dominique[/name_u] [name_f]Katana[/name_f]
Cristianna [name_f]Katana[/name_f]

///

[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_u]Cruz[/name_u]
[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_m]Othniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Balin[/name_m] [name_m]Isaias[/name_m]

[name_m]Isaias[/name_m] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]
[name_m]Othniel[/name_m] [name_m]Balin[/name_m]

These last ones for boys also remind me of [name_m]God[/name_m] as all-powerful but also the “still small voice”

[name_m]Brenin[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_u]Vaughn[/name_u] [name_m]Brenin[/name_m]

[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_u]Vaughn[/name_u] [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]

[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_u]Vaughn[/name_u] [name_m]Frederic[/name_m]

[name_m]Leoric[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_u]Vaughn[/name_u] [name_m]Leoric[/name_m]

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These names came to mind:
[name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
[name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_f]Dawn[/name_f]
[name_m]Eise[/name_m]
Erdenechimeg
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Fosse[/name_m]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_u]René[/name_u]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
Rosafiere
[name_f]Runa[/name_f]
[name_m]Silvester[/name_m]