Old-fashioned and clunky names?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m]! I am looking for some name inspiration. What girl names would you suggest that are old and a bit clunky? I’m thinking along the lines of stuff like [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f], [name_f]Marjorie[/name_f], and [name_f]Hildegard[/name_f]. Bonus points if it can be shortened to a nickname. Give me as many as you can think of!

[name_f]TIA[/name_f]! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Augusta[/name_f] - [name_m]Augie[/name_m], [name_u]Gus[/name_u], [name_u]Gussie[/name_u], [name_f]Gusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] - [name_f]Hetty[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Ettie[/name_f]
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f] - Myrrie
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] -[name_f]Hetty[/name_f]
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f] - [name_f]Phemie[/name_f], [name_f]Ephie[/name_f]
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f] - Mirrie
[name_f]Eudora[/name_f] - [name_f]Dora[/name_f], [name_m]Eddie[/name_m]
[name_f]Maud[/name_f] - [name_f]Maudie[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] - [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], [name_f]Evie[/name_f]
[name_f]Clarice[/name_f] - [name_f]Clary[/name_f]
[name_f]Beryl[/name_f]
[name_f]Prudence[/name_f] - [name_f]Pru[/name_f], [name_f]Prudie[/name_f]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] - Espie
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f] - [name_f]Milly[/name_f], Lissy
[name_f]Mildred[/name_f] - [name_f]Milly[/name_f]

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Elfrida[/name_f]/[name_f]Alfreda[/name_f]

[name_f]Hester[/name_f]/[name_f]Agnes[/name_f]/[name_f]Doris[/name_f]/[name_f]Gladys[/name_f]/[name_f]Helga[/name_f]/[name_f]Ethel[/name_f]/[name_f]Mildred[/name_f]/[name_f]Beulah[/name_f]/[name_f]Bertha[/name_f]/[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]/

[name_u]Joyce[/name_u]
[name_f]Martha[/name_f]
[name_f]Beverly[/name_f]
[name_f]Phyllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Dolores[/name_f]
[name_f]Wanda[/name_f]
[name_f]Geraldine[/name_f]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Eunice[/name_f]
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernice[/name_f]
[name_f]Beulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorna[/name_f]
[name_f]Edwina[/name_f] “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] “[name_f]Etta[/name_f]”
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] “[name_u]Allie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] “[name_f]Nella[/name_f]”
[name_f]Janis[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f] “[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]”
[name_f]Jocasta[/name_f] “[name_u]Josie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Jacinda[/name_f] “[name_f]Indie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] “[name_f]Nina[/name_f]”
[name_f]Edith[/name_f] “[name_f]Edie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Francine[/name_f] “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Mildred[/name_f] “[name_f]Millie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Dorcas[/name_f]
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]

[name_f]Nancy[/name_f] [name_f]Nan[/name_f]
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f] - [name_f]Dee[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f] - [name_f]Di[/name_f]

I love names like that!
[name_f]Annette[/name_f] - [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Netta[/name_f]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f] - [name_f]Aggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Alberta[/name_f] - [name_u]Allie[/name_u], [name_m]Albie[/name_m], [name_u]Bertie[/name_u], [name_f]Berta[/name_f]
[name_f]Brigitte[/name_f] - [name_f]Bree[/name_f], [name_f]Bridie[/name_f]
[name_f]Constance[/name_f] - [name_u]Connie[/name_u]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] - [name_f]Dottie[/name_f], [name_f]Dot[/name_f], [name_u]Dory[/name_u], [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], [name_f]Dolly[/name_f], [name_f]Ro[/name_f]
[name_f]Doris[/name_f] - [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], [name_u]Reese[/name_u]
[name_f]Drucilla[/name_f] - [name_u]Dru[/name_u], [name_f]Cilla[/name_f], [name_f]Cece[/name_f], [name_f]Dee[/name_f]
[name_f]Embeth[/name_f] - [name_f]Em[/name_f], [name_f]Emmy[/name_f], [name_f]Beth[/name_f], [name_f]Bettie[/name_f], [name_f]Bette[/name_f]
[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f] - [name_f]Ginnie[/name_f], [name_f]Nia[/name_f], [name_f]Gia[/name_f], [name_f]Una[/name_f]
[name_f]Frederica[/name_f] - [name_u]Freddie[/name_u], [name_f]Rica[/name_f], [name_f]Erica[/name_f], [name_u]Red[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgette[/name_f] - [name_u]Georgie[/name_u], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_m]Geo[/name_m] ([name_u]Jo[/name_u])
[name_f]Helen[/name_f] - [name_u]Lennie[/name_u], [name_f]Nell[/name_f], [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f] - [name_u]Izzy[/name_u], [name_m]Sol[/name_m]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] - [name_f]Lu[/name_f], [name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Cindy[/name_f], [name_f]Indie[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Leopoldine[/name_f] - [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Lola[/name_f], [name_f]Dina[/name_f]
Leopoldette - [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Lola[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_f]Ludovica[/name_f] - [name_m]Ludo[/name_m], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_f]Vica[/name_f], [name_u]Luca[/name_u]
[name_f]Mavis[/name_f] - [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f] - [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], [name_f]Magda[/name_f], Dally, [name_u]Lynn[/name_u]
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f] - [name_u]Max[/name_u], [name_u]Maxie[/name_u]
[name_f]Margery[/name_f] - [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_f]Marge[/name_f], [name_f]Margie[/name_f], Gery, [name_f]Eri[/name_f], [name_f]Merry[/name_f]
[name_f]Miriam[/name_f] - [name_f]Miri[/name_f], [name_f]Mira[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f] - [name_f]Mira[/name_f], [name_u]Andy[/name_u], [name_f]Manda[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariah[/name_f] - [name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f] - [name_m]Cy[/name_m], [name_f]Cece[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] - [name_m]Tollie[/name_m], [name_f]Lin[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] - [name_m]Odie[/name_m]
[name_f]Pauline[/name_f]/[name_f]Paulina[/name_f] - [name_f]Polly[/name_f], Oli, [name_f]Lina[/name_f]
[name_f]Phillipa[/name_f] - Phi, [name_f]Pippa[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_m]Pip[/name_m]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] - [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_u]Romy[/name_u], [name_u]Rory[/name_u], [name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxanne[/name_f] - [name_f]Roxy[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Ro[/name_f], [name_u]Ronnie[/name_u]
[name_f]Sharon[/name_f] - [name_f]Shara[/name_f], [name_u]Ronnie[/name_u]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] - [name_f]Susie[/name_f], [name_f]Sue[/name_f], [name_f]Sanna[/name_f], [name_u]Sunnie[/name_u], [name_f]Nana[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f], [name_m]Sy[/name_m], Sybbie, [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Theda[/name_f]
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] - [name_m]Tommie[/name_m], [name_f]Tina[/name_f], [name_f]Tammy[/name_f], [name_f]Mina[/name_f], [name_f]Tonya[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] - [name_f]Thea[/name_f], [name_u]Theo[/name_u], [name_f]Dora[/name_f], [name_f]Thora[/name_f], [name_f]Theda[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodosia[/name_f] - [name_f]Thea[/name_f], [name_u]Theo[/name_u], [name_f]Sia[/name_f], [name_f]Theda[/name_f], [name_m]Ozzie[/name_m]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] - [name_f]Vera[/name_f], [name_f]Ginnie[/name_f], [name_f]Gina[/name_f], [name_f]Via[/name_f], [name_f]Vi[/name_f], [name_f]Vivi[/name_f], [name_u]Vinnie[/name_u]
[name_f]Wanda[/name_f]
[name_f]Wendy[/name_f] - Wen/[name_u]Wynn[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - [name_m]Will[/name_m], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Mina[/name_f], [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], [name_f]Lina[/name_f]
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f] - [name_m]Zel[/name_m]

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Araminta[/name_f]
[name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Bettina[/name_f]
Chrysothemis
[name_f]Columbine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_u]Damaris[/name_u]
[name_f]Demetria[/name_f]
Despoina
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Ethel[/name_f]
[name_f]Frederica[/name_f]
Gwenellian
Hawise
[name_f]Hester[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f]
Ivelisse
[name_f]Jacinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Lovina[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Marjolaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Martina[/name_f]
[name_f]Maude[/name_f]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Parthenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Pauline[/name_f]
[name_f]Petronilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Quintessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f]
Richolda
Roxelena
[name_f]Sybilla[/name_f]
Theodoxia
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Valerie[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Violaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Winona[/name_f]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Ysolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Zenobia[/name_f]

I’ll try not to repeat names that have already been mentioned!

[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]- [name_f]Barb[/name_f], [name_f]Barbie[/name_f]
[name_f]Darlene[/name_f]- [name_u]Darryl[/name_u], [name_f]Lena[/name_f]
[name_f]Dilys[/name_f]
[name_f]Ermentrude[/name_f]- [name_f]Erma[/name_f], [name_f]Trudy[/name_f]
[name_f]Franca[/name_f]- [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgina[/name_f]- [name_u]Georgie[/name_u], [name_f]Gigi[/name_f], [name_f]Gina[/name_f], [name_f]Genie[/name_f]
[name_f]Gilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Glenda[/name_f]- [name_u]Glen[/name_u]
[name_f]Glynis[/name_f]
[name_f]Horatia[/name_f]
[name_f]Hortense[/name_f]
[name_f]Janet[/name_f]- [name_u]Jan[/name_u], [name_f]Jani[/name_f], [name_f]Nettie[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhona[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhoda[/name_f]
[name_f]Roberta[/name_f]- [name_u]Robbie[/name_u], [name_u]Bobbie[/name_u], [name_u]Bertie[/name_u]
[name_f]Thelma[/name_f]
[name_f]Yolanda[/name_f]

I’d add (not suggested yet that I can see):

[name_f]Clothilde[/name_f]
[name_f]Brunhild[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Gretchen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hedwig[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Otthild[/name_f]
[name_f]Swanhild[/name_f]

Thank you so much for your suggestions! These were the kinds of names I was looking for. :slight_smile: