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Unusual Middle Names for Girls Pt. II

Ever since posting the first list of unusual middle names / unusual combos for girls, I've been getting ideas every day, building up this second list. Once again, these are combinations I love but can't use, so I'm tossing them out into the blogosphere for someone else to snatch up.

Ysela Valentine
Isabella Canary
Aerith Keeley
Benicia Celestina
Emeraude Christa
Ellery Kristen
Ismay Jasmina
Isannah Noelle
Rosella Betony
Gwyneira Weaver
Elspeth Rafaela
Sonia Ondine
Willa Silversnow
Xyla Valkyrie
Polina Eponine
Bellamy Emmanuelle
Andrina Rhiannon
Eowyn Clary
Netanella Tegan
Rosalind Salome
Amoret Freya
Letitia Anchoret
Lionella Felicienne
Arianwen Elena
Raffaela Fifer
Belphoebe Fay

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Alifair Hatfield
The baby name Allifair, alternatively spelled Alifair, Alafair, or Alafare, has a very interesting history. This girl's name suddenly popped into existence in the U.S. around the mid 1800's, with no mention why or how.

Some history buffs may be familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy "New Year's Day" Massacre, in which a long-time hatred between families (including Union vs Confederacy differences) finally escalated into an all-out violent battle. Alifair was the name of Randolph McCoy's daughter, born in 1858, who suffered from Polio as a child but remained productive. During an attack on the McCoy home, Alifair was shot and killed. There was later a legal trial for her murder. Ironically, there was an Alifair Hatfield born in 1873 in Kentucky.

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