Ottilie - I love Aphrodite for little roo.
My faves from you list
Aphrodite Illyria Rose - but maybe this is too much like her original name & therefore doesn't quite have the qualities you are looking for to match her spirit
Aphrodite Tabitha Wren - just beautiful though Tabitha to me is dark green & velvety not sea green & light.
Some other suggestions
Aphrodite Sylvia Wren
Aphrodite Sylvie Willow
Aphrodite Lucy Miranda - these middles are all light to me
Aphrodite Felicity Lark
Good luck, there are some amazing suggestions on this thread. Little too will be well named when you have decided
You have a seriously awesome taste in names.
I like the combos Aphrodite Illyria Rose, Aphrodite Cressida Willow and Aphrodite Tabitha Wren. I love them all, they're all beautiful. But you really couldn't go wrong with any of the combos that have been listed in this thread! :)
My favourite is Aphrodite Illyria Laurel. I remember what you said about the dream and I think Laurel would be perfect here. Second choice would be Aphrodite Illyria Rosen.
Aphrodite Illyria Celeste is stunning in writing, sound, and image. However, I do understand the desire for two 'normal' middles to go along with the more fanciful Aphrodite.
I'm somewhat rooting to see either Miranda or Vanessa somewhere in her name - Miranda because she's such a great Shakespearian namesake and Vanessa because she's a family name for you and I've seen you mention how much you like that name is other pepole's posts. Both names are familiar yet complex and beautiful and give me images of a vast, beautiful sea.
I do like Cressida, Nerissa, Viola, and Olivia for their Shakespearean nods. However, Olivia and Viola give me dissonant imagery - Olivia is so earthy and Viola is, well, so purple. Cressida and Nerissa have the proper imagery for me, but I rather like that Vanessa and Miranda don't have their roots in Greek mythology; they don't bring a lot of novelty to the table, so to speak. Most people know these names (especially Cressida) from Shakespeare though, so perhaps I'm being silly (and a double dose of mythology is definitely not a bad thing!). Aphrodite Cressida does sound very nice. A final nature/celestial (Willow, Laurel, Celeste, Estelle) or family (Lettice, Poline) name would be a great capper, as others have said. Is Elaine still on the table? She could also be a nice third name to infuse the combo with a bit of Arthurian legend. With such beautiful names, you really can't go wrong
I am still so deeply attached to Illyria, so I'll try to come up with some normal-as-possible-yet-still-magical ideas to round out the combo. I think Wren, Laurel, Rose, and Olivia match this description the best, although I find Rose completely incongruous with the imagery.
Aphrodite Illyria Eve - the new Pandora? ;)
Aphrodite Illyria Isobel
Aphrodite Illyria Phoebe
Aphrodite Illyria Selene - so silky! I love it
Aphrodite Illyria Faye
Aphrodite Illyria Marion
Aphrodite Illyria Meredith - love the pithy sound, the nautical meaning, and the lilting 4-4-3 meter
Weren't Elaine and Louise on your list of normal names?
Nautical green/blue oceanic magic:
Nerissa (my favorite of those previously mentioned)
Waverly (literal, I know, but I loved it paired with Morgana and Zephyrine)
It's always so hard for me to come up with "normal" names. I guess I have both feet firmly planted in Midsummer Night's Dream-land
I think Aphrodite is so lovely!
Here are some suggestions:
Achlys (ak-liss: Greek Mythology: death mist. A being before even Chaos. Perhaps better for future little Circe.)
Iolanthe (violet flower)
Aphrodite Illyria Mazarine
Aphrodite Frida Iolanthe
Gwen; yay, a fellow out-creeped-by-dolphiner! Aphrodite Nerissa Delphine and Miranda Willow are beautiful, thank you!!
Emma; I do like Aphrodite Stella Maris! Pretty cool. Thanks!
Blade; good advice, and I like Aphro-D, haha! Cool nickname.
Amy; those two are in the very top. So nice...
Moon; yes, we'll see. Right now I'm mourning Illyria, but we'll see what we can do. I like Viola Rose!
Bonfire; I like Melia Florence! Very pretty, thank you!
Kathryn; I don't know, probably as a middle. I like more substantial first names. Miranda Willow is beautiful.
Gigi; I love the Charis Illyria one too. If I can convince the dude...
tfzolghadr; thanks! The Cressida combos are pretty romantic. Something about that name...
Vintage; thank you! I really like Lucy Miranda, so sweet!
Fern; thank you so much :D
c@29; yeah, the dream thing is kind of haunting me. Something in me wants me to use that one...
Reverie; thanks for your thoughts, and, yes, Elaine would be nice to have in there somewhere. Aphrodite Cressida Elaine?
Sesshie; I think my feet are in that land too, this is ridiculously hard. We've been trying to make combos today, and I keep on suggesting Ondine and the likes as normal names. Someone's a bit frustrated with me. I love Aphrodite Illyria Meredith, I'm drooling over here. I love your suggestion of Morgana, Yseult, Nimue, Oceane and Seren! I'll see what I can do... and thank you, sweets!
Irms; thank you! Frida's my sister's middle name, I think it's gorgeous, but can't use that one. Achlys is cool, but not for this baba! Iolanthe is very pretty though. Thanks!
Names on the rickety table:
Aphrodite Charis Illyria
Aphrodite Cressida Ondine
Aphrodite Cressida Rose
Aphrodite Cressida Willow
Aphrodite Illyria Clemency
Aphrodite Illyria Meredith
Aphrodite Illyria Vanessa
Aphrodite Iris Vanessa
Aphrodite Miranda Clemency
Aphrodite Nerissa Clemency
Aphrodite Nerissa Illyria
Aphrodite Stella Maris
I am sad to think that you have lost Aphrodite Miranda Laurel/Willow.
Are you still looking for green blue style names? If you want Rose then I guess we are just going for pink (which is gorgeous by the way) Aphrodite Illyria Rose is a good combo although it doesn't meet bfriend's criteria.
PS Love Aphrodite Cressida Rose
I like the connection between Aphrodite and roses, and Cressida has been a one of my name loves ever since I had one as my babysitter (with a brother named Orpheus!) way back in the day. Aphrodite Cressida Rose gets my vote easily.
Aphrodite Cressida Rose gets my vote, but there's something very beautiful in Aphrodite Stella Maris. Cressida Rose feels warmer to me, while Stella Maris has a bit of a chill (but a chill you get from being by the water, so it's a good kind :) )