While I like the repetition of the Ee sounds, Cs and Ls in Gwenllian Circe Alcyone, the singsonginess is definitely an acquired taste. May as well throw Niniane on the heap. I might like to see something a bit rougher at the end of this name. Gwenllian is like twisted glass, and Circe is sleek mercury. Together their effect is so smooth and liquid. How about something to bring out Gwenllian's earthier side?
Gwenllian Circe Heather (Too 80s? Gwenllian fresh off the moor with heather sprigs caught in her bootlaces?)
Gwenllian Circe Lark (Lark brightens up Circe's darkness)
Gwenllian Circe Maud (Maud gives regal height, imo.)
Gwenllian Circe Iona (Windblown and Scottish, the right texture.)
Gwenllian Zenobia Circe (This sounds funky until you consider your last name. Then it becomes "Gwenllian Zenobia .. Circe E..." which is just smashing.)
Gwenllian Circe Isolde (Why not?)
Gwenllian Circe Mystis (I prefer this to Mist. Nymph, nurse to Dionysius, name means "an initiate of the mysteries")
Still liking Aeronwy and Eilonwy.
Thanks again so much everyone. I've been having major Gwenllian issues.
Gwen, Hannie, Fiamma; thank you so much!
Emma; oh, I do like Gwenllian Circe Heather. Heather's one of my favourite nature names (who doesn't love heather?), Gwenllian Circe Maud and Gwenllian Circe Mystis! Amazing.
These are the ones I'm considering at the moment:
Gwenllian Circe Eilonwy
Gwenllian Circe Cassandra
Gwenllian Circe Heather
Gwenllian Circe Freyja/Gwenllian Freyja Circe
Gwenllian Circe Freyja! It's so lovely and magical!
Vote for Gwenllian Circe Eilonwy. It sounds perfect. :)
Oooh, Freyja Circe is stunning, and such a lovely mix of sounds! It's officially my new favorite. Feels sort of like wind on the edge of a cliff. Circe Freyja is beautifully balanced, too. I'd go with whichever of those sounds better with your last name.
Other than that, I'm still loving Circe Cassandra and Circe Eilonwy.
Thank you so much! I was so happy when I thought of Freyja. She was suggested to me ages ago, but with Sylvaine or Sylvestra so I kind of put it aside. This would bring in the Nordic thing, and it just sounds woodsy and wolflike. Very happy now.
Gwenllian Freyja Circe definitely sounds best with surname, so this is what we've decided on. Thanks everyone who's contributed, you've been very helpful!