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.
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...
I am waiting too, Otter! I was just to log out when I saw your post an hour ago and I am still here ;) However, I bet I will have to feed Nelly soon so I am always late for your party...But I promise to find time for you whatever happens.