Emmanuella - Gorgeous and timeless :)
Ravenna- Never heard of this before, but its beautiful
Mariposa - Its so sweet but its not timeless
Gwendolen - pretty
Mirabel - I like Mirabella too!
Isidora - I prefer Isadora
Morwenna - I love this name
Felicia - ooh, I love the new take on Felicity! Gorgeous :)
Hawthorn - I do prefer it with an e on the end
Alastair - I like it
Emmanuel - Gorgeous!
Finnian - Its really cute, I prefer it to Finnegan as well.
Elkanan - I have never heard of it but I like it :)
I like Andromeda
Mariposa (nn Posey makes it definatly have bonus points for me.)
Your boys list is amazing. So hard to pick a top 5!
Instead of Valeria maybe Valencia could work better?
Mariposa (my favourite!)
Mirabel - I prefer the spelling Mirabelle
Isidora - I prefer the spelling Isadora
Hawthorn(e) - I prefer the e but it's not absolutely nessecary for the name no - (completely love this!)
Peregrine (love it!)
Iskender (I love this 1)
Finnian (Adore this)
For boys other than Nikolai I don't really have any other suggestions, unusual boys names have never been my strong suit lol
Andromeda- NMSAA, it just sounds so harsh and very not feminine.
Immanuela or Emmanuella -- I prefer Emmanuella best, it's pretty!
Lucasta -- NMSAA, like Andromeda, it's not feminine and very harsh sounding.
Ravenna --I think of the word ravenous...
Ceridwen -- I'm not sure how to pronounce this one.
Raziela -- not fully sure of the pronunciation either.
Mariposa -- BEAUTIFUL! I love it!
Gwendolen -- NMS, but it's a lovely name.
Gwyneira -- I like Gwendolen much better.
Mirabel -- Another beautiful name! Lovely and underused, and I love the spelling.
Ruhama/Ruchama -- Unsure of pronunciation also
Isidora -- Pretty, peppy and fun! I like it!
Hypatia -- makes me think of hypnosis
Rahela or Raquela -- I prefer Raquela
Morwenna --makes me think of a cross between Mordor and mortified.
Felicia/Felicienne -- very pretty and underused!
Ruxandra -- NMSAA
Thomasin-- I would prefer Thomasina
Hawthorn -- I think this spelling is fine
Lysander -- I like it!! I know of a kid who has the Spanish spelling of Lisandro.
Gideon --LOVE! Very underused and a good name!
Peregrine --I think of the falcon, but not a bad association
Orion --I like it!
Iskender -- Unsure how to pronounce
Thaddeus --Wonderful solid name!
Alasdair/Alastair --another solid, great name!
Sebastian --Good, solid name again!
Emmanuel/Immanuel --I prefer Emmanuel, great name!
Finnian -- I prefer Finn alone, but a good name.
Elkanan/Elchanan --NMS, makes me think of the ELKS lodge.
Naphtali -- I met a kid with this name, so it make it easier for me to imagine it on a kid, but it still feels too "big" for a child.
Demetrius -- I think of a scienctist
Hadriel -- I prefer Adriel
Raziel -- NMS
Nehemya -- I prefer Nehemiah spelling
Zebulon-- makes me think of Star Trek or something scifi... lol!!
My favorites: Mariposa, Mirabel, Isadora, Felicia, Valeria, Lysander, Gideon, Orion, Thaddeus, Alastiar, and Emmanuel!
Ceridwen is ke-rid-wen. The rhythm is one I'm fond of, it's similar to Imogen and Lillian without being as popular (Imogen is popular here in Oz)
Raziela I should have probably written it as roz-ee-ell-a instead of rahz. It's like the first syllable of Rosalind, then ee-ella. It sounds pretty in my head, and has a nice meaning, ("my secret is G-d") and I had this mental image of it not being much harder than Rosalind or Rosalie, but it seems like it's a lot more awkward in actuality if it's tripping Berries so badly.
Iskender is iss-ken-der.
Ceridwen and Raziela are two of my faves from your list, actually! Thanks for the pronunciation guide.