Next one up is Gwenllian. Come on in and work your magic!
Gwenllian is mountains and flooding water. I see her as a fierce huntress, a warrior, someone sharp and alert, almost wolf-like (my wolf dream is coming in here). She definitely embodies the spirit of the wolf; loving, protective, wild, free and beautiful. She’s running through forests and creeks, swimming in rivers, embraces the rain like a dear friend. Purple and white heather, rabbits, owls, trees. Running... climbing trees and mountainwalls, wild and free. As a child I picture her as an animal friend, someone who wants to save every fly that comes into the house, and I imagine a garden reminiscent of a graveyard with everything from butterflies to moles buried there. She'd rather play in a treehouse than with a dollhouse. A pathfinder, someone who's handy with a knife and a rope, unafraid of messy hair and dirty socks.
I'm not too concerned with "normal" middles for Gwenllian, because of the Gwen part.
I'm considering these names for the middle spot:
So far combos under consideration are:
Gwenllian Atalanta Elaine
Gwenllian Psyche Eilonwy
Gwenllian Circe Eilonwy
Sights and Sounds:
One - Two - Three - Four - Five -Six
I think of Kate Bush with Gwenllian. Hounds of Love and Cloudbusting.
(These feelings I get and images I posted are just how I see the name, I'm not expecting my daughter to magically turn out like this if I name her Gwenllian ;))
:O that was an amazing description that won me over to a name I've never heard and don't particularly like the sound of
I like Atalanta! I'd never heard that either. Although with that combo Elaine seems a little... mundane?
This is weird. I've never comboed a name so similar to my own before. Also, your imagery describes me almost perfectly. Love that you included that shot from Secret of Moonacre-- such a pretty movie, and I love bunnies. People around campus last year called me either "Snow White" or "the Bunny Whisperer" because I semi-tamed the bunnies who lived outside the dorms. I may have to steal that one and use it as an avatar...
Gwenllian Cassandra Circe
Gwenllian Oenone Elaine
Gwenllian Eilonwy Elaine
Gwenllian Merida Yvaine
Gwenllian Psyche Atalanta
Gwenllian Ophelia Psyche
I remember you mentioned Proserpina as a potential name in one of your earlier threads. I like the sound of Gwenllian Proserpina Elaine and Gwenllian Proserpina Cyrene.
Gwenllian Merida Cyrene wins for me.
I really like Cyrene! Writing it down!
My favorite combo Gwenllian Atalanta Elaine.
Gwenllian Oenone Circe
Gwenllian Oenone Merida
Ooooh Gwenllian! So strong and wonderful! Your imagery is infallible too!
favourite middles choices are
Possibles that I think could go with Gwen:
Hedwig - a bit unconventional but i seriously love it myself.
Gwenllian Circe Atalanta
Gwenllian Megara Galadriel
Gwenllian Eilonwy Nymphidia
Gwenllian Isolda Cyrene
Gwenllian Terpsichore Hedwig
Gwenllian Nymphidia Circe
Good luck as always!
Gwenllian Atalanta Circe is a clear winner for me. Will add more as soon as my brain starts working... It's one of those days! :)
I've got a few :):
Gwenllian Cassandra Eilonwy
Gwenllian Oenone Elaine
Gwenllian Megara Cyrene
Gwenllian Merida Circe
Gwenllian Melusine Elaine
Gwenllian Merida Yvaine (cause well I just love Merida - and Neil Gaiman rocks)
Gwenllian Margaret Psyche (it almost feels like you were describing a cross between Snow White and a Water Nymph - so I got Margaret from Ginnifer Goodwin's character Mary Margaret.)
Gwenllian Atalanta Cyrene
Gwenllian Ursula Noor
Gwenllian Cassandra Elaine
Two short thoughts on lovely names.
Eilonwy - I adore this name but with Gwenllian it's too w y e i heavy. Visually it irks me some.
Magara - awesome name but with Gwenllian I keep thinking someone is trying to change up Morgana and Guinevere - I mean I know it's not but I can't get over it.