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Names from Ogden's St. Julien Cigarette Cards - Pt. 2

Here's the second and last part to the previous post. Hope everyone who read enjoyed!
Madge Lessing Margaret Halston Marie George Marie Studholme Miss Flopp Miss Forster Miss Fortescue Miss Kerin Miss M. Morris Miss M. Sayre Miss Marie Shields Miss McNaughton Miss R. Maitland Mrs. Brown Potter Mrs. Patrick Campbell Muriel Beaumont Nina Sevening Nora Lancaster Olga Nethersole Phyllis Rankin Ruby Verdi Sarah Brooke Vera Beringer Winifred Emery

The Virtues of a Classic Name

Catherine Deneuve
Not too long ago I would have never contemplated giving the first name Catherine to a daughter. Sure, it is the name of my great-grandmother, a wonderful woman by all accounts, but it was too common, too popular, and it didn't have that "wow" factor that I had always looked for.
I started to think of the reasons why I liked Catherine, besides it being a family name, and found it had many virtues. It is name that has never gone out of style, a name that has so much history, and so many wonderful women behind it. I could call her Kitty, Cat, Cathy, Kit, the list is endless. My own mother, who was very close to my great-grandmother, loves the name, and that is something which is very important. If I hadn't put aside my reservations about popularity or uniqueness, I wonder if I would have missed this name, one that I have come to really love.
Taking inspiration from my new love of classic names, here is a list of some of the best.

Marie/Maria/Mary - Given new life by Lady Mary Crawley
Anne/Ann/Anna
Lydia
Catherine/Katherine/Katharine
Jane
Emily
Susannah/Susanna/Susan
Rose
Lucy
Caroline
Frances
Elizabeth/Elisabeth
Laura
Isabel/Isabella
Victoria
Charlotte
Lily
Alexandra/Alexandria
Helen/Helena
Margaret
Claire/Clara
Olivia
Virginia
Audrey
Louise/Louisa
Emma

William
Charles
James
Adam
Henry
George
Anthony
Jonathan/John
Martin
Edward
Patrick
Arthur
Nicholas
Samuel
David
Philip
Thomas
Edwin
Jack
Peter
Theodore
Richard
Oliver
Alexander
Edmund
Francis

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  1. This is exceptional. I lover classic names also and Katherine has a special place to me. My mother spelled her name Katherine but we found her birth certificate and it was spelled Catherine, very surprising. I can tell you love names by the way you write about them. Keep it up. Thanks for this article.

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