Sister for Ilyria!
Okay, I am in need of name help! My daughter's name is Ilyria, and we're having another girl in November. We want the name to end in an "a" to match Ilyria. However, we obviously like unique names (ergo, Ilyria) we're pretty picky, and we have the added issue of a 4 letter last name that ends in double L's. Pretty much bars Bella, Stella, Arabella, ect. Also limits names like Nora, or other short names. I used to be a name junkie, but moving overseas, having a baby and life have depleted my creativity, plus our last name is KILLING me and my husband is being a stinker with all my suggestions. Help!!!!
These might not be what you're looking for but just to get the ideas flowing...
Congratulations and good luck! :)
OK, so I know it doesn't end in an A, but I saw this and just had to suggest Arden! The first thing I thought of when I saw Ilyria is that it is the name of the city where Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' is set. I adore Shakespeare names, and the idea of two Shakespeare place names is just too much to resist - Arden is the forest of sanctuary in 'As You Like It'. Couldn't resist!
Originally Posted by tuppence42
Our theme for boys names is having them end in N and I would totally do Arden for a boy! Also kudos for knowing the history of Ilyria! I've loved it since I was 12 and read Twelfth Night!
I'm going to suggest Arcadia:
Illyria: Ancient region in Macedonia and country in Twelfth Night
Arcadia: Region in Greece and a Utopia in ancient Greece featured in many myths
Love Illyria by the way, it's one of my daughter's middle names.