I can't get over Winterose. I think it's very pretty! I've always had a soft spot for Eilonwy, Everlid, and Illyria. These are my top 5 of the list you posted with middles:
I think my favorite of all of them is Eilonwy Arcadia or Winterose Elaine.
How is Eilonwy pronounced?
Thank you all so much!
lineska: We're going to try and get Villanelle in there, I love the Hespera Tempest Villanelle combo!
mara_lyn86: I don't know if Tinuviel had any other roots, I do love Tolkien though, so no problem for me if it hasn't...
asophie1: I love Altalune Windemere Snow! So beautiful!
sheflieswithherownwings: Great to get input from a teacher. Seawillow is an actual name, I think it's adorable! i had to get used to saying it first though. I love so many of the combos you suggested, Belphoebe Tinkersnow Ren and Ceridwen Finvola Meadowsweet are fantastic.
klcalder2: I love Winterose too, it's stunning. I find myself writing it on notepads...
flick: Eilonwy is pronounced aï:-lonwi (first i long, second short).
I'm crossing my fingers that some of your first name picks may also get used as middles. You have so many beauties, one can only hope you'll have an enormous family!
Niniane "Nih-nee-ah-nee" (This one's grown on me. The more I say it to myself the more I enjoy those repeated sounds, the bounciness of it)
Ceridwen- I don't like the emphasis on "rid"
Eilonwy- Beautiful, though it does contain the word "ennui"
Elbereth- sounds lispy to me
Finvola- can't get past the "vola." I think of voles, or some kind of Finnish olive-oil substitute.
Genoveva- Much prefer Genevieve or Guinevere or Ginevra, but these are probably too mainstream for you.
Myristica- Makes me want to slit my wristicas. Sorry! I mean it's better than Nutmeg.
Nienna- Niniane is better imo
Rhiannon- Strong. I have a bad association with Rhiannon, so I can't be sure.
Seawillow- I really like it in theory, but part of me keeps hearing "Seabiscuit."
Winterose (one or two r's?)- Maybe Winterrose? Maybe one of the nameberry linguists will know. Lovely, but I like it as a middle name.
Middles I favor:
Endellion, Meadowsweet, Villanelle, Ren, Eirawen, Belisande, Clio, Thalia, Cyrene, Alcyone, Elaine, Mimosa, Windemere, Arcadia, Chione, Fiametta, Sylphide, Stellaluna ALSO, SORRY, BUT DO YOU LIKE GLESNI? It's Welsh, means "blueness, freshness" shares a root with "glass"
Not wild about:
Moonbeam (too much of a straightforward hippy name imo)
Evenstar: Prefer Everild, Evelake
Fairlight: Prefer Fairly, or Fflur ("fleer")
Tinkersnow: What is Tinkersnow? When it snows pots and teakettles? I think this name is adorable but also plum crazy!)
Pelagia: I hope this one's after the jellyfish or the moth, because the saints met terrible ends. Somehow I hear "Bellagio," as in the tacky hotel in Vegas... Dunno, just nms.
Tempest: Love the play, and the idea of this name; just not sure about the "pest" part
Ludmila: This one falls into the Brunhilde category for me- suggests a buxom, braided soprano.
Shalott: While I love the tale, I think "Shalott" itself sounds a lot like shallot, or slot, or schlep, shlump, shlemiel....
Oh, I really like Eilonwy, then! Very pretty! I also really enjoy Niniane, too!
Atalune - Gorgeous!
Belphoebe - I just love this one.
Winterose - I'm thinking that I like it with one r.