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See the results of this poll: Best Classic name

Respondents: 24 (This poll is closed)

  • Nora : 6 (8%)
  • Olivia (nn Liv) : 3 (4%)
  • Rose : 9 (12%)
  • Lucy : 9 (12%)
  • Jane : 11 (15%)
  • Anna : 15 (20%)
  • Alison (nn Ali) : 2 (3%)
  • Caroline : 10 (14%)
  • Grace : 6 (8%)
  • Rebecca (nn Becca): 3 (4%)

My favourite is [name]Anna[/name], which I think is timeless and stunning. [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Lucy[/name] are also beautiful. The only two I’m really not keen on are [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Alison[/name], which just don’t sound nearly as pretty or classic as the others to me, especially [name]Alison[/name].

Other suggestions:

I voted for [name]Anna[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Nora[/name], but [name]Anna[/name] is my favourite :slight_smile:
[name]Claire[/name] and [name]Clara[/name] come to mind as names missing.
[name]Helena[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Sarah[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Violet[/name].
Probably some more as well, I like @morganalefaye’s suggestions, [name]Alice[/name], [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name] in particular.

I know what you were thinking but I know too many [name]Claire[/name]'s, [name]Lydia[/name]'s and [name]Sarah[/name]'s. Plus my middle name is [name]Elizabeth[/name] so that won’t really work and [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Helena[/name], and [name]Clara[/name] aren’t really my style. I do like [name]Beatrice[/name] though.

So that wasn’t helpful at all.
Let’s see if I can make some more suggestions.
[name]Cora[/name], [name]Bryony[/name], [name]Adele[/name], [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Hanna[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Isobel[/name], [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Katherine[/name], [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Magdalena[/name], [name]Nia[/name]/[name]Nina[/name], [name]Odessa[/name]/[name]Opal[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name]/[name]Petra[/name], Quitterie, [name]Ramona[/name]/[name]Rowena[/name], [name]Sylvia[/name], [name]Tessa[/name], [name]Una[/name], [name]Vivian[/name], [name]Willa[/name], [name]Xanthe[/name], [name]Yvette[/name], [name]Zinnia[/name].

[name]One[/name] can never go wrong with [name]Anna[/name]. Though I prefer simple [name]Anne[/name].

I do happen to like [name]Cora[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Josephine[/name] (I love the nn [name]Jo[/name]), [name]Nina[/name], and [name]Tessa[/name], though I prefer [name]Tess[/name] better. Thanks for the suggestions!