Girl List - Arrietty, Violet, Artemis, Aurelia, Maeve Ada & Guinevere... any missing?
Our baby is due in August and I am really having trouble finding girl's names I really *love*. I have asked about a few names on here and am just trying to get a 'final' list together. My daughter's name is Iris Ophelia and my stepson is Orrin, we are Sorrel & Oscar. We are set on Peregrine Morrissey "Penn" for a boy. Surname is Forman.
I think ultimately I would love a longer unusual first name with a a cute nn and simpler middle, but that being said with Iris we did the opposite ...I just met a little Arianwen at a birthday party the other day and I just loved the unusualness and long sound and I really want that 'Wow what a beautiful name!' reaction like we got with Iris' name for this one if it is a girl..
Arrietty - love the Borrowers literary connection, unusualness, nn Etty/Etta ( also lit ref from Big Stone Gap Trilogy)
Violet(ta) - I love this and the nn Etty/Etta, but the flower theme feels a bit forced and and I don't really like the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory ref. or violent/violate similarities
Artemis - love the mythology connection to big sister Iris, nns Missy or Artie and rareness, just don't want people to think she's a boy or call her Artyfarty
Aurelia - Like the sound and rareness but it just doesn't have a symbolic or personal meaning to me like some of the others same, and no nns we like
Ada - Love this but feels too short, nickname for something maybe but don't like any usual Ad - names... Would like to find a longer unusual name with cute nickname preferably, or have a longer interesting middle minimum
Maeve - Ditto above but growing on me
Guinevere - like the King Arthur connection (my sister's mn is Ygraine) and the meaning, and that she could go by Gwen, Neve, Eve and Vera but have a more unusual full name
Middles -the above plus:
Names we love but can't use:
Our boy name is still Peregrine Morrissey "Penn"...
Is there anything missing? Let me know what you think :)