Nova and Luna???
Are Nova and Luna too matchy for twin girls?
Both obviously have astronomical meanings (what we were looking for) as well as the same number of letters and ending in a -A.
Do they 'go' or are they in danger of being to contrived.
I'm thinking along the lines of
Luna Hermione Callista
Nova Josephine ...
I would really appreciate some thoughts and suggestions. Astronomical x Literary please.
Hmm, I like them together. One thought is that Luna is a lot more popular than Nova, that might concern me more than the "matching issues". Luna and Stella are "better" matched in that way, although that might be too much - I kind of like it, and kind of don't.
Individually, they are both nice names. I think you can do it. For other star names, I've been loving Sitara lately. Nova and Sitara.
I've been keeping a list of "star names" lately:
Some pairings that match two rarer names and maybe aren't as obvious are:
Nova and Lyra
Nova and Tana
Nova and Vega
Nova and Alya
Nova and Azha
Pairing two more familiar and less obvious names:
Luna and Danica
Luna and Roxana
Luna and Tara
This list of other plantes' moons is also helpful
Luna and Phoebe might be nice - besides being a moon of one of the planets, I believe the name Phoebe was associated with the Greek moon goddess.
Luna and Selene/Luna and Selena might be good for a similar reason.
I love Nova and Luna! They're two of my favorite names. I think they go great together, but Luna is a lot more common than Nova so I probably wouldn't pair them together. I love the astronomical, celestial theme!
Nova & Aster
Nova & Lux
Nova & Aurora - Aurora's becoming a lot more popular though..
Luna & Stella - "moon and star"
Luna & Selena
Luna & Celeste
I'm not the best at coming up with combos, but what about Luna Hermione Callista and Stella Juliet/te Carys?
Luna & Aurora might be another way to go!
I love Luna & Nova! While Luna is more popular I still think it's a great set :)
I like the idea of themed twin names. I wouldn't let the popularity of the names, Luna and Nova put them on the back burner. I think using Celeste or Celestial would be awesome.
I adore these together, both are firm favourites of mine. I think they make a fabulous sibset :)
I really love Nova, but I'm not as into Luna for the loon sound and ut's popularity. I love Estrella, Ursa, Io...
I find Nova & Ursa to go particularly well. If you love Luna...
Nova Calliope & Luna Hermione match really well.
I love this pair! I really like the name Luna and always thought it sounded lovely with Aurora, but I like Nova a lot too.
Thanks for the feedback.
The popularity certainly doesn't worry me - I'm British but I live in New Zealand and haven't come across either name here so both will probably be relatively unused.
Stella is a no-go for me. It's the middle name of my friends daughter, who desperately wanted it to be her first name but her husband said no.
I love Phoebe!!! And Aurora. Maybe a middle name for Nova?
Nova Phoebe Aurora - too much?
I also like Io but that would be a middle only - and would be quite difficult with the New Zealand accent i think.
Anymore suggestions/opinons would be great :)