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My daughter Verity likes her name and ive never regretted naming her that. My sister in law, not a poldark fan  but quite sensible and academic, said when we named her that she thought it was  lovely name for a child but also for a woman as well and that it was a name that would suit her all her life. I really appreciated her saying that as i was a little concerned that it was an uncommon name and i didnt want to cause Verity any embarrassment or regret in later life. Her only grumble was when another girl called Verity joined the school and she was no longer the only one!



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Do you like 'Chantilly'?

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Caroline Penvenen Enys wrote:

I wish I had the nerve to go with Demelza...


 Do it!!! I doubt there are currently many babies being called Demelza ....that will happen again when the BBC or Downton people do their whizzbang remake of the Poldark series (we can only hope) wink



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There is a 'Verity' in the Primary School where I work. She is the only one. She is simply enchanting. Her name has always made her stand out from the rest.

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I wish I had the nerve to go with Demelza... A boy would have been Ross easily. Ho hum... Still no nearer to getting Verity agreed even though I pointed out that, on the Poldark family tree, Verity's mother, also called Verity, has the same surname as us! I thought it was an omen. DH laughed and thought it was a coincidence but he still hasn't budged.

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I wish my name was Demelza.....nod.gif

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There appear to be quite a number of Demelzas in the world now - all aged in their early 30s hmmmmm.....

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There is a Demelza in our village - named while the series was on TV. 

My real name is a Welsh name and I've always had so much trouble with it that I gave my daughters names I hoped people would be able to spell.  But no.  Claire - can be spelt many ways (eg Clair and Clare for starters) and Kate - if they don't assume I meant Catherine or Katherine then she gets Katie/Katy which drives her mad.

Oh well - I tried!



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At the time the Poldark TV series was first aired, I was always rather surprised that I never came across any children called Demelza or Ross.  Nice names in my opinion, far better than the Waynes and Sharons that were quite common then (apologies to any Waynes or Jasons here!)

 

 



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Growing up in the 60's I never ever thought twice about the names of my lovely next door neighbours, we just loved going round to eat home-made cake and scrape out the mixing bowl .... dear Uncle Wally and Aunty Nancy!

 



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Yes Bronny I have the same problem with my middle name - it is always spelt wrongly. It is 'Irena' from the Russian, which means it is pronounced 'Ih-rain-a', but my darling parents being my darling parents didn't put the accent on the birth certificate, so now I get Irene, Irenie or Ireena cry



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Bella wrote:

Don't knock the name Wally, Wally.....there are none in any of the schools around here lol....your name is very rare and unique (like yourself I feel wink.gif)

Bella xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


 1985, The Bull Pub, Wodbridge UK:

Wally (designated driver) and friends walk into pub. Wally introduces self:

"Hi, my name's Wally, and this is my friend Randy".

The laughter did not stop for weeks.

Woodbridge did have a nice bookstore (and library). I got to spend lots of time there after that incident...



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I hated both my names (Bronwyn Nancy) when I was a kid - but now I love them! I did however notice when I was living in the UK that the name Bronwyn was very rare - apart from in Wales of course, where it is spelt 'Bronwen' (mine is the masculine version - Mum's mistake). The only Bronwyn some people knew of in the UK was in that horrible Australian soap Neighbours erk.

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Don't knock the name Wally, Wally.....there are none in any of the schools around here lol....your name is very rare and unique (like yourself I feel wink.gif)

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Bella is right about variations on the classic names. Nobody wants NMI/No Middle Initial, either.

Remember that kids are cruel and ruthless to anyone who stands out too much.



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The other problem is of course Amelia/Emilia are similar.....and your daughter would most certainly get her name spelt wrong all the time, folk on the telephone would mis-hear, people will assume it is Amelia when it is Emilia, she will spend all her life correcting everyone, her school achievements/certificates will be spelt wrong, if her name was in the newspaper it would be spelt wrong.....lol.....I agree, a unique name is essential but not if it sounds like another ie. Jonathan or Johnathan, Antony or Anthony.....

Bella xxxx

Edit: How about Thandie.....I love it xx



-- Edited by Bella on Tuesday 13th of September 2011 10:47:42 PM

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Beware of unpopular, non-common names as well. Try being a Wally in the UK... :)



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Just google the current top ten most popular names, and make sure you don't pick one of those!!! In a recent Year 6 class, the girls were talking amongst themselves. I overheard them saying eg. I am never known as Megan, I am Megan H, and another girl said, yeah I am only ever called Megan A...I hate it and my mum is very upset about it......ahhh bless 'em

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Bella wrote:

Georgia is beautiful, but very popular right now....I am currently working in Nursery and there are loads of them.... :(

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Oh really? cry That's one of my requirements, mustn't be an overly popular name if possible. Having grown up with one of the most popular names of the 70's (The Enyses ill fated first daughter's name) there are thousands of us everywhere I turn and I've always had to put my initial after my name, even at work now. I can't guarantee it, of course, but I'd like to try to avoid that if possible. That's the issue I have with Amelia/Emilia too. 



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Georgia is beautiful, but very popular right now....I am currently working in Nursery and there are loads of them.... :(

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Hi Caroline, just realised that I hadn't congratulated you in any of my posts, very remiss of me.  How are you feeling, hope you are blooming with health and getting plenty of rest.  Try to resist the urge for galloping around the countryside on horseback unlike your namesake.  Keep safe and well, enjoy your pregnancy and keep us in touch as to your decision on your new baby's name.

PS.  Are you absolutely sure it's a girl? biggrin



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Monday 12th of September 2011 05:39:06 PM

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Ha, I will run Garrick past the old man!

Thank you all for suggestions so far. I had forgotten what lovely names WG had used. DH is liking Amelia so far although pushing for Emilia. I suspect Ms Fox may have something to do with that wink

I'm pondering Rosina or maybe Georgia. Would it be wrong to name your child after a villain? 

Prudie is lovely, really lovely. How could I forget her? Not wild about Prudence though... The search continues!



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Congratulations Caroline!

I also love Carenza. Valentine too; but perhaps that carries too many unhappy connotations.

 'spose Garrick is out of the question?

 



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What a project! How can we get the ball rolling on the funding, just imagine if we could manage to get something off the ground ... what joy!



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Yes I love Becoming Jane too....very beautifully done. I must purchase that....I also loved Lost in Austen - which makes me think of how wonderful it would be if someone produced a Poldark equivalent of that! You suddenly find yourself in Poldark world....

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Talking of Jane Austen Bron, the film 'Becoming Jane' was on BBC4 tonight.  Really enjoyed it again, beautifully filmed and I liked Anne Hathaway as Jane.  Felt so sad that Jane Austen, unlike her characters, didn't have a happy ending as far as her love life went.  Would be out of this world if a Poldark re-make could be filmed in much the same way as this film.  Ah well, perhaps one day? .....



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Namparagirl wrote:

So many beautiful names .. so much choice, BUT let's not forget one of the most memorable female names from our favourite story .... the one .... the only .... the unforgettable ...

PRUDIE!!!!!!  wink



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Sunday 11th of September 2011 11:40:39 PM


 Yes!!! I think Prudie would be very pretty for a little girl. There was a Prudie in the film The Jane Austen Book Club, played by the lovely Emily Blunt - it suited her. Now that's a sweet film if you are looking for one!

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So many beautiful names .. so much choice, BUT let's not forget one of the most memorable female names from our favourite story .... the one .... the only .... the unforgettable ...

PRUDIE!!!!!!  wink

I guess it's short for Prudence?






-- Edited by Namparagirl on Sunday 11th of September 2011 11:43:48 PM

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A Facebook friend of mine overheard a father in the park admonishing his son called Plato and his daughter, Pankhurst . . . no


 Hahahahaaaaa! Oh dear....

 

....and then there is Char - short for either Charlotte or Charmaine - both of which I love. I have a cousin called Charmaine and she's always called Char....

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I always loved the name Carenza since I read a Victoria Holt novel in my early 20s. 

A Facebook friend of mine overheard a father in the park admonishing his son called Plato and his daughter, Pankhurst . . . no



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I know it is not Poldarkian in any way but I like Rosella. A very feminine name. Also Jane, Grace, Verity, Beatrice and Elizabeth.
But you'd like something from Poldark so let's think like that.
Anna, Maria, Agatha, Mary, Matilda, Ellen, Verity, Grace, Elizabeth, Amadora, Joanna, Demelza, Julia, Clowance, Isabella, Rose, Bella, Ursula, Amelia, Morwenna, Loveday, Garlanda, Carenza, Rowella, Bethia, Harriet, Cuby, Emma, Patience, Hope, Katie, Jinny, Caroline, Sarah, Meliora, Sophie, Noelle, Prudie, Jane.

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I always liked the name Carenza.....Morwenna's sister of course and then one of the archaeologists Carenza Lewis in Time Team had that name too. Beautiful. I believe the traditional Cornish spelling is with a 'K'....

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Oh how luverly. I had two Christmas daughters. How about Gracie Noelle? Fits in nicely with Christmasnod.gif Or what about Joy? It's an old name you don't hear much these days, and at Christmas you will be able to hang lots of 'joy' baubles on the Christmas tree....I have loads on my tree.....how about Joy Noelle.....now that is beautiful.....and she would be the only Joy in school.....where I currently work there are so many names the same the kids grow up being called Megan P or Megan C and they don't like it, cos it sticks :(

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Congratulations, Caroline!

I also had difficulties naming my two daughters.  Verity would have been in the running, but our surname begins with D!  We were several weeks before we came up with something we both liked.  Strangely enough, I mentioned to my eldest daughter, Kate, that not many people actually like their own names, and was chuffed when she said she liked both hers.  How about the following to ponder on?

Demelza, your best friend, seems an obvious choice.  Or Clowance; that is unusual - I think I would quite like to be called Clowance.  Garlanda?  Patience,  Ruth, Hope (all Teagues);  Grace, as Namps has mentioned, is quite popular nowadays.  Agatha!  Julia?

There are plenty in the books - I will give some others a chance.

Hope you are having a good pregnancy.  I am good at boiling hot water on the fire...

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Congratulations Caroline on your news, and like your namesake, two girls! I named my daughter Verity and interestingly, it was going to be her middle name but when she was born i managed to persuade hubby to  make it her proper name! SHe likes it though her friends call her VEZ!!!  grrrrr!

Poldark inspired girls names coming up......

Sophie, Beth, Noelle , Meliora, Grace, Isabella Rose, Bella, Joanna, just a few .....



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Amelia Grace?  Amelia being Morwenna's mother and Grace, Ross's mother.  Have to agree that Verity is a lovely first name ... 'Verity Grace' is very pretty.  Maybe stick to your guns Caroline.

I had a similar problem when naming my daughters .. for some reason my husband was stuck on the name 'Victoria', which I disliked intensely, no disrepect intended to anyone of that name of course.  So, in the euphoria that resulted from the immediate arrival of our first daughter, we agreed on the name Olivia Jane, which we both liked, but with the promise (I had my fingers crossed!) that if we had another girl, he could have his choice.  Second daughter arrived 2 years later and with a great deal of persuasion I managed to relegate Victoria to a second name, largely due to the fact that we both eventually agreed to name her after an area of our local harbour and natural beauty spot near Snowhill Creek called 'Elinor'.  

My husband was so delighted with his new daughter and only too graphically aware of the mega effort it had caused me to deliver her that he gave way .... wink  We both now agree that she could never have suited 'Victoria' as she is very much and always will be perfectly suited to 'Ellie'!



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I am trying to name my second daughter, due at Christmas. We cannot agree on any names at all and it's beginning to drive me a little bit crazy. I like to have these things sorted in good time. So, this is where you come in!

I love Verity, my husband doesn't although he has agreed it as a middle name. I need a list of every single female character name you can think of, down to the most minor, once mentioned passer-by. We may pick something completely different of course but, just now, I am struggling to think of any names I like at all! My other daughter is Harriet Caroline (a close family member of the same name prevented Caroline as a first choice!).

Thank you

-- Edited by Caroline Penvenen Enys on Saturday 10th of September 2011 10:25:31 AM



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