Maybe Abraham know my Nathan Nathanson :)
I was tracing some Averys who moved to SW Missouri. They had a child named Ruby Rose. What a pretty name!
I also have a great-great-grandmother named Temperance - her nickname, from census records, apparently was Tempe. I love that the main character on the TV show "Bones" is named Temperance/Tempe!
Maybe we have the same ancestress? What is your Temperance's surname, and whom did she marry? Mine was born Williams, about 1798-ish, in either SC or GA, her father was Robert, and her husband was James Oliphant from SC. They lived in Louisiana, in St. Tammany/Tangipahoa parish.
It's hard to pick just one.
One of my favorites was a first cousin 3x removed, born in Louisiana (Florida parishes) in 1862, named "Union Belle". She went by "Belle" most of her life, from the records I see - not hard to understand why.
I've become very fond of the fact that two of my lines use a great-great-great-grandfather's first name as a middle name for many of the male descendents. It makes it easier to trace the line, even on the female descendents' sides. One of these, on my mom's side, was named Blansett/Blancett (with many spelling variations), and the other, on my dad's side, was named Dudley. I get the feeling that both of these men were memorable, even pivotal, characters in their times. I wish I could have more personal information about their lives.
I know I've seen some other interesting names that I enjoyed, but these are the first that came to mind. :)