Names like Cordelia

(29 Posts)
EmilyRoo Thu 04-Oct-12 16:08:52

I like how it is unusual, with roots and sounds slightly fancy...but the sound is not exactly what I am looking for. Any suggestions?

Note: I would prefer to avoid names ending in -a, just a pet peeve of mine.) Other names I am fond of; Genevieve, Rosalind, Beatrix, Calypso. Also please don't suggest any more Shakespeare as I have been through all of them!

Thanks! smile

Psammead Thu 04-Oct-12 16:11:58

Penelope?
Felicity?

TittyWhistles Thu 04-Oct-12 16:13:48

Callista, should be pronounced with emphasis on the 'Cal' (a bit like Alistair) rather than like calISTa flockhart. I'm in love with this name.

picnicbasketcase Thu 04-Oct-12 16:15:24

So not Ophelia then?

Helena
Camilla
Madeline
Genevieve
Julia

MoonHare Thu 04-Oct-12 16:16:46

Meredith, Astrid, Clementine, Eloise.

Love Rosalind and Beatrix though.

wem Thu 04-Oct-12 16:19:46

First thoughts: Buffy, Willow, Drusilla, Tar, Dawn, Harmony. Not helping, am I?

baskingseals Thu 04-Oct-12 16:19:47

Marguerite

Margot

Annaliese

Giselle

Fabienne

Imogen

Vivienne

Harriet

are any of these on the right track?

TittyWhistles Thu 04-Oct-12 16:20:57

Oops sorry, didn't see your Shakespeare comment! Suppose you don't want Hermione then either?

picnicbasketcase Thu 04-Oct-12 16:21:51

I missed the bit about ending in A and you already said Genevieve. Sorry.

wem Thu 04-Oct-12 16:23:22

Seriously though, how about Xanthe? I loved it when pregnant with DD2 but DH vetoed

YouMayLogOut Thu 04-Oct-12 16:30:36

Emmeline
Coralie
Josephine
Jennifer
Florence
Florentine
Gabrielle
Tamsin
Abigail
Lucy
Lucianne
Candice
Elodie
Miriam
Georgianne
Naomi
Celeste
Willow
Harriet
Lauren
Madeline
Daphne
Bethany
Audrey
Colette
Cecily
Briony
Anneliese
Kirsten
Frances
Francine
Xanthe
Phoebe
Violet
Meredith
Mirabelle
Hermione
Clementine
Elspeth
Jasmine

MothershipG Thu 04-Oct-12 16:34:19

What Wem said smile and IRL I actually asked the mother of a Cordelia if she was a Buffy fan, she wasn't! blush

baskingseals Thu 04-Oct-12 17:23:46

just thought of Christabel.

wem Thu 04-Oct-12 17:35:53

MothershipG smile I forgot Anya, how could I forget Anya? I couldn't remember Buffy's mum's name, or Giles' teacher girlfriends name. Worried there are other major characters I've forgotten now.

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Thu 04-Oct-12 17:46:39

Wasn't buffy's mum's name Joyce?

chickydoo Thu 04-Oct-12 17:50:46

Tomasin
Corrine
Evelyn
Claudette
Marielle
Charlotte
Simone

Viviennemary Thu 04-Oct-12 17:57:29

I quite like Cordelia and a lot of the other names people have listed. Violet, Iris, Cecily, Corrine, Jasmine are all nice names. What about Veronica. I only know of one and she's nearly 90.

baskingseals Thu 04-Oct-12 19:11:29

also Marianne and Ottilie.

ChunkysMum Thu 04-Oct-12 20:06:58

Buffy's mum was Joyce. Giles' girlfriend was Jenny Calendar.

I am a big Buffy fan. Other Buffy name suggestions are Glory or Darla.

I LOVE the name Cordelia.

Other name suggestions:

Ariadne, Aurelia, Clara, Sylvie.

wem Thu 04-Oct-12 20:15:30

Ah Joyce, yes. Thanks Chunkysmum and LoveYouForever. I'm not sure this line of thought is what OP was after though wink

MothershipG Thu 04-Oct-12 22:07:30

All grist for the mill Wem I'm sure the OP won't mind. I rather like Darla but didn't really work with our surname, definitely not Fred though wink

EmilyRoo Thu 04-Oct-12 22:43:26

These are lovely;

Clementine
Eloise
Margot
Harriet
Emmeline
Florence
Briony
Phoebe
Meredith (maybe too Grey's Anatomy?)
Christabel-like the poem but despise all "Kristy/Chris" names
Cecily
Aurelia

None are exactly "it", though! I am of the HP generation not of Buffy so I will have to watch a few episodes...maybe it will make me like the name Cordelia more?

MoelFammau Thu 04-Oct-12 22:49:59

Raymonde?

wem Fri 05-Oct-12 08:02:11

Way to make me feel old EmilyRoo wink. Definitely recommend watching Buffy, though it probably won't make you like the name Cordelia if you only watch a few episodes - you'll just have to get the whole box set!

Love Meredith (and Rhiannon). How about Vashti? And Bethan?

SophySinclair Fri 05-Oct-12 23:53:07

Cordelia reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. Cordelia was the name she wanted to call herself.

sashh Sat 06-Oct-12 06:37:42

Emily

Watch Angel instead, she is less of a bitch then.

OP - William the Bloody?

JaffaSnaffle Sat 06-Oct-12 07:39:37

Rosemary, Evelyn, Juliette ( I know no Shakespeare, but maybe?), Beatrice, Evangeline, Josephine, Verity, Teresa.

theowlworrier Sun 07-Oct-12 03:43:52

I loved Cordelia. DH did not...
We called DD Romily, which I think has a similar feel!
I too went through my complete works of Shakespeare grin but other names on my shortlist were Aurelia, Aeris, Kennedy, Viola (I know, Shakespeare again!).

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