Interesting man. I swear, the way they think sometimes could drive you crazy! I was looking at the list in horror not seeing Cosima on it, and then relieved you simply hadn't brought it up yet. It is still my very favourite for you, I love how it compliments Antoine so perfectly, and the beauty, pronouncabilty and just all the super-spy cosiness.
From the ones he definitely likes I love Aquila, Mariam, Cassiane, Verity and Noor the most (and Noor best of all!). Chrysanthe is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, it just looks weirder with Ant-One than the others. Not that that's the end of the world, of course. I love Thalassa, but I remember you voicing some strong opinions on this on some of my earlier threads... Anastasia is gorgeous too, I just can't picture a girlie Ant-Two with this name. Philippa seems too common, and the others are interesting, but Photini sounds like a bad entertainer, Kyriake like a creepy seaside bird and Panagia... looks wrong.
I am crossing my fingers for Cosima (and Theophane, Meriel, Myrrine and Sunniva too!). I might have made this up in my mind, but didn't you say he liked this a while back? I am hopeful, anyway.
I can't believe he actually sat down and talked names without just saying "no" like mine does. Granted, I'm not pregnant, but kudos to you! It must have been the cooking ;) (btw... read what you cooked, sounds delicious!)
I'm going to come out and say it. Can you please use Cassiane? I am in love with this name, but my future hubs thinks I'm crazy, so I'll live vicariously through Ant-two. My obsessions aside, I think it's beautiful, an awesome namesake, and just lovely.
Cosima-- I like this one too. My next favorite after Cassiane.
Noor, Anastasia, and Maris- round out my favorites.
Noor and Verity are the standouts for me. Actually, the only one I'm not really feeling is Anastasia.
My favs would be:
Chrysanthe- love... great nns in there...
Mariam- alternate spelling: Maryam (which is also a plant...) ... still trying to get the husband to like this...
Noor- how regal! Speaking of the Jordanian royal family, what about Rania?
Anastasia- wonderful name that is familiar, but somewhat rarely used. Great built-in nicknames...
Philippa- Would love to meet a little girl with this name.
My favourites are:
Cassiane - I've never heard it before, but would translate well in the US. Cute nns "Cassie" or "Annie". I think it's my dark hourse faviourite from your list.
Mariam - a strong, classic choice
Noor - gorgeously exotic
Verity - lovely English name
Philippa - ditto. Cute nns "P", "Pippa" or "Pip"
Suggestion: very surprisingly, my husband loves Persephone. It might be a tad too pretentious for you, but I love it as well.
P.S. clearly you already have experience with this from your first, but my inadvertantly successful naming strategy with my husband was to tell him all the names that I liked which he immediately vetoed because they were not normal enough. I then ramped up the weird and wonderful and bombarded him with out-there names. This freaked him out, and I then returned to my original list which now sounded more "normal" to him, and I think I'm gonna get one of my original faviourites.
I love Mariam and Sunniva! Both beautiful choices!
Anastasia (although it seems a bit match-y with Antoine)
Theophane (although I personally prefer Theophania, but that's probably too frilly for your tastes!)
Kyriake (Ooh, a Greek name that ends with "e" that I never heard before! I might put this on my own list of future middle possibilities... Is it pronounced Keer-ee-ah-key?)
Too bad he vetoed Helene, Nerissa, Sylvia, and Rosamond. They were all such lovely choices!
Since Antoine is fairly familiar sounding while still retaining that international flair to it (French variation of Anthony I believe) I think something similar would work best for a daughter. Something different but not too out there, if that makes sense. Of your list, the ones I think fit this best are:
Aquila - I knew a girl named Akela (said pretty much the same) a few years back and I loved her name. The soft 'ila' ending makes it sound familiar but still retains the uniqueness of it
Cassiane - Many girls' names have some variation of anne/anna/ana in them
Kyriake - I'm not 100% how to pronounce this but the Ky/kee sound is familiar
Anastasia - An established name in it's own right but not popular
Philippa - Ditto
Thalassa - Has similarities to Thalia and Alyssa
Love Anastasia!!! It's my fave on your list by far, and it sounds so nice next to Antoine!!
I agree with the pp: Anastasia is lovely next to Antoine! I also like Cosima and Philippa.