Category: legendary baby names
By Agnes Lively
My husband and I are in the process of naming our second daughter, and we’re looking for a name that’s beautiful, strong, wonderful, and bold with a touch of magic. Finding a name with a namesake that embodies all this qualities have been difficult, but we’ve made ourselves a neat little list, and these are eight of our fiercest contenders for Aphrodite’s little sister..
Cleopatra: The illustrious Queen, the last Pharaoh of Egypt who claimed to be the reincarnation of the Goddess Isis. She was a clever politician and a resourceful woman; she joined forces with both Caesar and Mark Antony to retake the throne after her brother exiled her. Cleopatra is one of the boldest and most obviously powerful of the names on our list, but it goes beautifully with our first daughter’s name. It’s epically beautiful with a treasure trove of gorgeous, fun and wearable nicknames.
Gwenllian: Gwenllian was a Welsh princess, a shield maiden and a fierce warrior. Her land was attacked while her husband, the prince, was away, and in his place Gwenllian led her army in battle. She was captured and beheaded, but her death caused the Welsh people to come together and drive their enemy out of the country. Gwenllian was maybe a bit of a hothead, someone who acted before she thought, but she was brave, loyal and passionate.