The Freaks

It’s a bit mean of a title but I mentioned yesterday there’s a handful of names I’d love to use even though they don’t fit with the rest of the kids. Thought I’d toss them out here, see if you agree!

Without further ado, here are the freaks on my name lists:

Leonore (obviously, if Cleo rhymes, this *is* Leo)!



I try to stick these in the middle but I would adore to use any of these up front. Do you think I could get away with any of these, or should I just keep thinking about them as potential middles? What do you think?  😀


As always, thanks a million for stopping by! 

Winifred & Maud

My current infatuations on the girls side. I adore Maud and have for a while. She’s not so much an infatuation as a long term crush. I love her but don’t know how workable she is with the existing kids. Winfred’s a bit less long term. I’ve admired her for years but only recently have been brave enough to actually put her on the list.

I’ve been thinking of combos for Winifred and have pretty much decided on Winfred Esme as a first two. Esme for me honors Great Auntie Esmeralda, whose name I love but find a bit unwieldy with the scottish Mac- surname. So, my options are:
Winifred Esme Ruby
Winifred Esme Frances
Winifred Esme Valentine


 Maud has her combo, Maud India Scarlett. I absolutely love it. She sounds so lush.

I also had the rather Victorian/gothy Maud Coralie Alice for a while but much prefer Maud India Scarlett.

What do you think of Winifred & Maud? Their combos?  Winifred’s my #4, Maud’s my #3 right now.  Am I crazy for thinking of these two?  Tell me! 😀 


As always, Thanks for stopping by and speaking out!

Maud Evermore

I was talking about Maud the other day, here and it has boiled down to three stunning combos, I have them up in a poll and it’s already a tie between them. I thought I’d ask for a few more personal thoughts on them here. So without any more fanfare here they are with what I like about each:


Maud Coralie Alice – she feels a bit Gothy to me, in a Victorian sort of way. And that gives me vampire overtones. I dig vampires. ‘nuf said

Maud India Scarlett – she feels warm and ochre to me, lush but dry.  I could happily wrap myself in the feel of this combo and just perish ! 😀

Maud Lila Ottoline – she’s misty, mauvey and fresh. Ever listen to Led Zeppelin’s “Battle of Evermore”? That’s the same almost eerie feel I get from her. Oooh, I just love that!

maud-coralie-alice-flowersThat might have been a bit much but well, what the heck!  😉

Anyone want to say anything now?  😉


Since no one wanted to say anything more,  I just thought I’d update to say that Maud India Scarlett won in the poll. And honestly? She is my favorite of the Maud combos. I love Ottoline far too much to bury her happily in third place.   Maybe I should do a post on simply Ottoline? Hmmm.

Maud Anew

Maud, glorious Maud!

I went searching again last night and came up with some beauties. (Not that many will agree with me, Maud being almost universally disliked)

Isn’t she the softest, sweetest thing ever? Maud, so lovely.

This is the color Maud is to me!

This is the color Maud is to me!

Here’s what I came up with late last night:

Maud Coralie Alice
Maud Isobel Clementine
Maud Ottilie Rose (or maybe Maud Ottilie Alice)
Maud Roxana Elinor
Maud India Scarlett (or Maud India Elinor) [to heck with the GWTW images, I love this!]
Maud Sophie Angelina
and three Maud Lila combos (I’m quite taken with sweet little Lila these days and think I could live with her happily ensconced in the middle, forever):

Maud Lila Valentina
Maud Lila Celestine
Maud Lila Ottoline

If I had to pick one of those Lila combos, it’d probably be Maud Lila Ottoline (and part of me is tempted to flip it, Ottoline Lila Maud which would compete with Ottoline Alice Marigold in my head).

Anyone have any thoughts on Maud, themselves? 😀