Ren; yes, Ceri! Dude, look how dumb I am... thanks, sweetie ;)! Yeah, I think Jezebel's usable here, but something feels off. Besides, she would rule out Belphoebe & Bellicent, and I can't have that! And MIL would probably tear her hair out.
Saracita; Yay! Winnie is adorable isn't it? I love Ceridwen so much, I am hoping he will come around. He just hates the rid part of it.
Aurora; Better late than never! Gwenllian is pronounced gwen-LHEE-an. The dude on forvo is way off. To pronounce Welsh double l's put your tongue behind your upper teeth and try to say LH. That should be about correct ;)! Thanks for your top five, lovely. I think we're taking Hermione off, at least as a first name. But I'm not quite sure yet. I actually have Circe and Tinuviel in one of my favourite combos together; Circe Ophelia/Olwen Tinuviel. Polyhymnia might be put back on actually, I have a feeling this little one could be a Polly. And I love the name, so gorgeous and fun! But we'll see... Thank you so much for all your comments!
Lex; yay! I think they sound nice together!
Bonfire; Thanks for all your comments! You don't like Morgana? Hmm... I love her. Isolde is the beautiful princess in the medieval romance Tristan & Isolde. Tristan was sent by his uncle to Ireland to carry the beautiful Isolde over the seas to him to be his queen. Instead she & Tristan fell in love and tragedy befell.
We (I) are doing an edit today, so will update later.
I think I have fallen in love with Bellicent - it's gorgeous.
I also love Ceridwen (I'm a quarter Welsh and this is found in my family tree).
Hermione and Zenobia are charming too. I love Aphrodite and Zenobia together.
Circe- This is always such an enchanting name. I think Circe and Aphrodite make for a stunning sibset.
Hermione-I will say that hearing Hermione pronounced in toddler speak is utterly adorable. Mia can't say Gemma but she can say Hermione. She sort of screams it though lol. I also like the Greek connection. Aphrodite and Hermione would also work as sisters.
I'm not sure I love Aphrodite and Isolde as sisters, but I do think Isolde is a lovely name, and for what it's worth I think she was more than just a pretty face. Their story was tragic, but the love was real and it was admirable that they tried to do the honorable thing but life gets complicated. I think they were merely cursed by their time, but blessed to have loved each other at all.
When will you post Attempt No. 3? Hope soon.
I will do update. I think I change my mind about some names.
The one deleted are disliked.
Atalanta - like
Bellicent - it's OK, but there's much better names on your list
Belphoebe - lovely
Bradamante - my favorite, it so romantic and evokes strength and has medieval feel
Ceridwen - it's one of my faves
Circe - too short, but lovely
Cleopatra - over-the-top, but still lovely
Gwenllian - it's OK
Hermione - lovely
Hypatia - it's OK, but there's much better names on your list
Isolde - lovely, one of my faves
Morgana - one of my faves
Musidora - it's lovely, even if it's not a name
Nimue - one of my faves
Olympia - it's OK
Serafina - lovely, but there are lovelier names on your list
Sunniva - lovely
Zenobia - it's OK
Aradia - prefer Arcadia
Brigid - lovely
Daphne - lovely
Eos - lovely
Eowyn - lovely
Idunn - it's OK
Isis - lovely
Jasmine - OK
Lamia - love the sound
Liriope - like the sound
Noor - lovely
Olwen - it's OK
Ophelia - it's nice
Phoebe - prefer Belphoebe
Psyche - lovely and love the myth
Sybilla - love medieval feel
Yvaine - lovely
Maggie; thanks, I think Zenobia and Aphrodite are gorgeous too. And I'm glad you like Bellicent!
Gigi; yay, I love love love Circe too! And you're right about Isolde. I think it's more suitable as a middle though, as people don't always pronounce it the way I like over here. Thank you!
Clocks; I will update later today, we did a narrowing down and added some last night. And thanks for your new comments, they are appreciated!
Oh, yay, an Otter list!
Don't mind if I do obnoxiously comment right before an update.
Atalanta - Love, love, love it. It's been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. I love how it makes me think of running; it's got a unique sort of fun and airy but also strong/athletic feel. I think it goes wonderfully with Aphrodite, despite the unfortunate myth stuff. If you can ignore that, then I say go for it.
Belphoebe - LOVE IT. I'm a sucker for PH sounds. And the Faerie Queene character is just so excellent, and such a nice contrast to Aphrodite...this one feels perfect.
Cleopatra - I agree that it would take a very specific person to pull it off, but it goes wonderfully with Aphrodite and I love nn Cleo.
Gwenllian - Hehe. I will always support the Gwen- names. I really like having my name.
Hermione - Hmmm. On the fence about this one. I think the sound is a bit clunky next to elegant Aphrodite.
Hypatia - Looooooooove. My all-time favorite H- name. Such a cool namesake, too.
Lyonesse - I think people would lump this one in with God'Iss and Princess and their trendy ilk.
Nimue - Like. Cute and watery.
Ourania - Sigh. I love it, too. I think it loses some of its luster without the U, though. Maybe as a middle?
Pandeia/Pandia - Nice, but I'll always be Team Pandora. I like O's.
Zenobia - Really loving this one all of a sudden. Would be a fantastic...foil? counterpart? complement? to Aphrodite.
I just have to chime in to say that I LOVE Belphoebe with Aphrodite. Hypatia and Zenobia also compliment and stand up to the fierce awesomeness that is Aphrodite.
Can't wait for the update! On the boys' list too, I hope?
On both of them, m'dear! Will do it when Roo's gone to bed and the house is oh! so quiet...
Gwen; sorry, didn't see your reply! Thanks so much for your comments, I'm so glad you like Atalanta! I might have to put her as a middle, but will use it somehow someday.
And Danni, thanks for your opinions, Belphoebe is a favourite of mine...