southern names, take 2

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i got amazing replies, but none of them really struck a chord in me. I have a new description, also. names like tennessee, savannah are out. And [name_f]Carolyn[/name_f]/[name_f]Caroline[/name_f]/[name_f]Carolina[/name_f] are out since my name is the first.

she’s tall, wiry, and southern, obviously. sassy, too. dark, dark hair, wavy, and doe-eyes that can turn into fire in a hot second. love interest is still [name_m]Preston[/name_m].

I never commented on your Southern Names thread, but I really like the name [name_u]Abilene[/name_u]. I think it sounds a bit Southern, check out the name page. That’s all I got for now, I’ll update if I find anything new!

Let me try again! :slight_smile:

I like pp’s suggestion of Abilene. I feel like -lene is a very southern ending? I don’t know why, though, I could be making that up. Also, I know an Abigail that’s dating someone named Preston, so maybe Abilene just reminds me of her. Other -lene names: Charlene, Murlene/Myrlene/Marlene (I’ve got a cousin named Murlene, but I always thought the spelling wasn’t the best), and Evangeline (I’ve seen this one pronounced both with a -leen ending and a -lyn ending)

Did I suggest Emma Jane last time? I can’t remember. I was going to write a story about a southern girl named Emma Jane, nn EJ, but I never got around to it.

I fell like anything with Belle is going to sound southern (Maybe not Isabelle because it’s so popular now) As a second part of a double name I know it’s really popular. I’m not sure if you’re still going for double names though, and if you think Belle is too cutesy. Something like Annabelle, Willa Belle, Maggie Belle.

A lot of southern girls are named after their grandmothers or great grandmothers (that’s not to say that it doesn’t happen everywhere, but I just know a lot of girls with seemingly way outdated names). So that could be something to go for. Agnes, Luella, Drusilla/Drucilla, Dorothea, Josephine and Eloise all seem like they could be southern, but that could be just because I know older people named them and so in my head the association is southern. I feel like I’m not being much help, sorry.

How about just plain Mary? Or just Jane?

There’s always southern flower names like Magnolia or Azalea. What about Rosemary? She could go by Rosie, or Rosemary. That feels very southern to me.

This is all I can think of right now. I’ll get back to you if I come up with any more. Best of luck!

My suggestions will be names that I’ve heard a lot living in the south, or names that give me a southern vibe.


Good luck with your story!