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Laura Noelle: 8/10 This name is very pretty, both names are a comfortable balance of modern and traditional, in which neither crosses the line into "trendy" or "dated." I really like the fluidity of the name, and the overall modesty of it, its cute, professional, and stands out, without doing so for being "frilly" or "tomboyish"
Leona May: 7/10 I really like this one; however, Leona still isn't my favorite name on your list, that said its growing on me steadily. I really like it when paired with May, since the first name is long, fluid, and feminine, May's short, simplistic charm really compliments it. I also love the rhythm of a three syllable name with a one syllable middle name.
Clara Madeline: 9/10 I used to have this exact same combination on my favorites list. I love the name Clara and always have, I think its gorgeous and feminine, I prefer it to the more modern sounding Claire any day! Its got a very refreshing femininity factor when you add in Madeline, because neither name is overused or predicatable.
Eleanor Katherine "Nora": 10/10 I love this name all around, the fluidity is great, as is the consistancy of theme. Sometimes a contrast is necessary when you dip into old-fashioned names like you and I seem to love, but this isn't really one of those instances. Both names seem to have moved on to modern generations just fine, Eleanor and Katherine both remind me of a strong, confident woman, and stand up to one another successfuly as a whole-I also LOVE Nora!
Antonia Jasmine: 7/10 I love Antonia, really its a gorgeous name, "A" themed names for girls have really been growing on me-especially those with a clear European influence like the one above. I think the names are very classy and cultured, I also like that they fit well into modern day America and have cute, workable nicknames. I don't, and have never really cared for Jasmine, but be that as it may the name still has decent fluidity. I might try something a little different, like Antonia Joy (because like I said I love this syllable contrast)
Charlotte Johanna: 7/10 I really like this name, although I do think both names have a bit of a harsher quality to them when paired together. Not to say they're not gorgeous. feminine, and classic, its just that to me, the "Ch" sound in Charlotte is a bit strong and demanding, as is the "Jo" in Johanna. So Charlotte Johanna seems a tad harsh.
Susannah Eve: 8/10 I love the name Susannah, its very refreshing to see being considered for a little girl among all of the more common biblical names of similar feel like Anna and Hannah, to be honest I've always prefered this name to both (and its a plus that the meaning is Lily, which makes this nature themed and even more appealing.) Eve is a lovely underused classic that compliments Susannah very well, balancing out some of its frilly characteristic.
Eloise Nina Joy: 4/10 I don't personally see how this name flows, perhaps because I just can't pick up on the natural rhythm like you can. I also prefer the pronounciation "Knee-nuh" to the one you've chosen, it seems to come easier to me. I love Joy, so that's a keeper, but I'm not sure I love Eloise as much as I used to. That said, I might consider breaking the name up into something that flows a little better, you might try Nina Eloise (and possibly put Joy into a different combination)
Shannon Rose: 4/10 This name is cute but its a bit of an "overused 80's" name to me. I've never personally loved it to begin with, but having gone to school with SO many of them, most of which I didn't get along with, it just tarnishes it for me. Rose is complimenting to it though, despite being a fairly overused middle name.
Lydia Dawn: 6/10 Again, this name is gorgeous, and I normally love the rhythm of this syllable contrast (three and then one) but the 'd's in both names are stressed a little more than I'd like. I'd suggest using Lydia Joy, and maybe using Dawn as a middle name for a girl's name on your extended list (if you have a further extended girls list) *although I love the overall meaning of this name, Lydia's being musical and Dawn meaning, of course, dawn, to make "Musical dawn" very serene!
Overall, gorgeous list!
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