About Abby Sandel

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  1. This is great. Here are some suggestions of mine that you haven’t done:

    Hyacinth. 🙂

  2. One name I might request is Darwin, because I can sometimes almost see the appeal to it and maybe learning more would puch me over the edge. Plus it’s a favorite of a friend of mine.

  3. This is a great idea for a contest because it forced me to hunt through the archives to see if you’ve already covered the names I had in mind, and I found lots of interesting posts in doing so! I’ll put forth Helier, with Roy and Royal as backups in case I somehow missed a previous entry on Helier.

  4. Well, you were awesome and took care of almost of the names currently on my list (Emmeline, Penelope, Gwendolen, August, Elliott, Wyatt). My picks are…

    Angel (my name!)

    1. I would like to add Bonnie to my list. Nick name-like without actually being a nickname of anything, has a few namesakes in the last 100 years (Gone With the Wind, Bonnie & Clyde, Toy Story 3, Tropical Storm Bonnie) and yet not even in the top 1000.