I love Isolde!
I will be the person who puts their hand up to say they kind of liked the idea of Icicle. Mainly because I love this blurb/picture/thing so much: http://bewitchingnames.blogspot.com....1/01/icie.html. It is Icesis/Isis I think I really love though.
Isolde Heleyne Briallen - The image of tiny, hardy, beautiful primrose for me is always blooming through snow, sometimes even before the crocuses... flowers of February, long-preceding spring, but fearless in the cold. And in the middle no one cares that Briallen is not phonetic. Or I don't, anyway.
Isolde Heleyne Icesis
Isolde Lucasta Heleyne - Lucasta is maybe too thematic with Heleyne but I love the image of brilliant, shining light on snow, the silvery glitter and the image of pine needles each perfectly encased in ice. Leocadia would work too. I have never successfully decided between Lucasta and Leocadia.
Ooh, lovely! I adore snowy winter names. Delicious sparkly sweet frosting names. Yum. Heleyne is pretty, I've never seen it. I can't help but pronounce the H though. :) My two favorites are Isolde Olwen Eurydice and Isolde Heleyne Elbereth. Have you considered Khione or Chione?
Isolde Khione Lyonesse (I think the Tristan connection is rather sweet)
Isolde Khione Heleyne
Isolde Elbereth Snow
Islolde Persephone Winter
Isolde Brigid Lothiriel (Tolkien, though the name may be more spring like, it's so pretty and reminds me of Christmas bells though)
PS: Nameberry is being silly, and is stuck on this page, and getting me to login again (and again). I've clicked submit several times, hopefully this posts once, and not a million times.
Ah, i've been waiting for this one! My twin girls in my fantasy parallel universe would be Isolde and Eira- so utterly romantic; luscious and crisp at the same time. I also love Isolde with clear, crisp Alba, Pearl, Yvaine and, gosh, Heleyne (what a find!). I also feel like it needs a warm name too, a lovely cable-knit-cashmere-blanket name like Clemency, Ceridwen, Eos, Cosima. Maybe:
Isolde Clemency Eira (my fave!)
Isolde Heleyne Eos
Isolde Ceridwen Alba
Isolde Cosima Yvaine
Isolde Clemency Pearl
How did I miss it yesterday? By the way, lovely title.
Now, beauty Isolde. Probably my second fave for you after Gwen. I remember you say her with -uh on the end, right? And middles! You can't ask me and expect me not to claim Winter is the best! ;) For spring babes as well...
But sweetie, I may even love Snow for you better, how would you feel about Isolde smth Snow? And perhaps snowdrop.I guess Isolde Persephone Snow has already been suggested and it's superb, Isolde Hermione Snow also is.
I added a few (mostly winter-ish) middles, OK?
Isolde Persephone Winter (whoa, pretty close to Nell's name so I obviously love it)
Isolde Proserpine Brigid
Isolde Lyonesse Eurydice (Lyonesse is so cool, maybe Leocadia as well?)
Isolde Leocadia Heleyne
Isolde Olwen Tabitha
Isolde Olympia Frostine (oh, I love love love Frostine! And Olympia may be for Olympics.)
Isolde Persephone Frostine (double f!)
Isolde Snejana Elbereth/Elbereth Snejana (Snejana means "snowy one", isn't it cool? I know an adorable Snejana!)
Isolde Natalia/Natasha Zephyrine
Isolde Eira/Eirwen Melusine
Isolde Eira/Eirwen Synneve
Isolde Neva Persephone
Isolde Noelie Seren
And just with your middles:
Isolde Icicle Heylene
Isolde Olwen Lyonesse
Isolde Brigid Psrsephone
Isolde Ivy Brigid
Isolde Clemence/Clemency Sunneva
And I love Sessha's idea of Gwyneira very much for you. Bronwen, Alba, Luz, Lior, Bianca, Candida(ok, tricky), Rosalba are all lovely names connected to snow, white shades or Christmas lights.
Katie; Isolde Olwen Nimue is pretty, but inmy head it doesn't quite make sense.
Belle; icicles are frozen water hanging from wherever the water's been running/dripping and frozen into tips. When we were little, we used to break them off and pretend they were lollipops! Icicle's a song by my favourite musician too. Isolde Elbereth Winter & Isolde Eurydice Brigid are beautiful, thank you. Thisbe I do not like, it sounds so bloodless.
Sweetpea; Isolde Heleyne Clemency is beautiful. I love how cosy Clemency is.
Sesshie; teehee, I know. It works that way for me too. I desperately want to use Isolde though... it's just perfect for a little winter girl. Suggestions, let me see. I love Euphrosyne, it sounds like waterfalls crashing and foaming into the winter rivers. Snow, oh, how I love Snow. It's my favourite thing, and my favourite OUAT character. Isolde feels a bit like Snow too (Snow and that Cinderella charcater I mentioned are quite similar, actually). I like all the names you mentioned, I do love Gwyneira... but that would rule out Gwen for a future girl. Snow though... I knew someone was going to suggest Lyra when I linked the seventh photo. I do love it, and it would be a sweet connection to Marian (things they can enjoy being named after when they're children), Clara's beautiful but not for my child (but Christmas related things are fine, in my home it's yule all winter long). Alcyone's beautiful and I know it's a winter name, but I imagine still oceans when I hear Alcyone, not snow. Husband thinks Demeter is stupid (sad face), I like the idea of Beira, but I don't like the name itself, Astrid is lovely, will put on the list, and Celeste is pretty but Husband said insubstantial and Eirlys... pretty but nope. He thinks Bianca sounds whiny. As for your combos, I love the most the ones you bolded (shocker!) and Isolde Eurydice Astrid. Thank you so much sweetie!
Dina; oh, I'd love to do that ;)! I usually hate random y's too, but not in this one. Heleyne is perfect! I'm glad you like Isolde Heleyne Synneve, in my head it's perfect snowy beauty. Isolde Sunneva Heleyne is gorgeous too! I'm not a combo queen either, I actually think I'm the Queen of Clunky Combos; but hey, I'm British, we can't put things like that together.
Lex; yay! You've seen it! Isn't it magical? It's my favourite thing... I pronounced Isolde the German/Norwegian way, ee-ZOL-du/deh. Much prettier methinks. Isolde Persephone Winter is beautiful, Isolde Wenhaver Brigid, Isolde Gwyneira Noor, Isolde Elbereth Seren and Isolde Lyonesse Mab (I've been crushing wildly on Mab since Emma started talking about it!). Great job, Lexie!!
Bonfire; happens to me all the time! Such a snooze... I like Isolde Heleyne Persephone, very ice-queenish! Isolde Juliet Guinevere is so gorgeous but maybe too much? I actually don't mind Juliet with Isolde, but Guinevere... she was based on Isolde, so for me that's too repetitive. Belphoebe's no longer on any of my lists (except my GP one) as Husband doesn't love it, and Hespera's coming up with Zenobia, just you wait and see. Thanks so much!
Lulu; I really love Isolde Lumi Eurydice! Thank you!
Stripey; yay, I love the bewitching blog too. Icicle's one of my favorite songs, so it feels kind of perfect in here. I really love Isolde Heleyne Briallen, so pretty! Lucasta is one of those names that's like doom to me, I feel like I can see the end, the world eaten up by horror when I hear/see this name.
EricaFeyFey; Ah, I love Khione. I'm still clinging to this tiny little thread of hopethat Husband will suddenly one day wake up adoring Ceridwen, and that I can use my Ceridwen Khione Solenne combo. That's why I'm hesitant to use it here... but it would be utter perfection of course. All your combos are incredibly stunning, I think my favourite is Isolde Brigid Lothiriel, it does sound exactly like tiny silver bells! But I also love love love Isolde Khione Heleyne and Isolde Elbereth Snow. Oh, thank you so much.
Freya; Isn't Heleyne a find? I was so thrilled when I discovered it! Isolde Cosima Yvaine is beautiful, and Isolde Ceridwen Alba too. Thank you!
Victoria; yup, we say ee-ZOL-duh/deh (something like that). Isolde Hermione Snow is very pretty, and as this Baba's Godmother played Hermione in The Winter's Tale, it would be a fitting tribute! So many good ones, I need to pick out a few: Isolde Persephone Winter, Isolde Proerpine Brigid, Isolde Clemence Sunneva, Isolde Natasha Zephyrine (although Husband isn't too crazy about Zephyrine, we both adore Natasha, it would've been this ones name if we hadn't changed Roo's name), Isolde Icicle Heleyne and Isolde Olwen Tabitha. Leocadia is soooo pretty but it feels hot and summery, a regal lioness. You should use it for your next child.
Thanks all, I will be back with a list of names approved by Husband.
My fave of your combos...
Isolde Olwen Eurydice (not taking credit for this one, someone else clever made the pairing of O and E)
Names on our list for middles:
Brigid - love
Clemency - nice one
Elbereth - dislike
Eurydice - nice one too
Heleyne* - dislike
Icicle - dislike
Lucia - OK
Lyonesse** - dislike
Olwen - OK
Persephone - OK
Seren - OK
Synneve/Sunneva*** - prefer Sunniva
Winter - love
Isolde Lucia Winter
Isolde Brigid Persephone
Isolde Olwen Clemency
Isolde Brigid Winter
Isolde Eurydice Brigid
Isolde Ellisif Lucia
Isolde Leontine Winter
Isolde Brigid Melusine
Isolde Bradamante Alena
Isolde Bradamante Winter
Isolde Bradamante Maia
Of your combos my favorites are Isolde Heleyne Synneve and Isolde Heleyne Elbereth, neither can be improved and both make me almost hesitant to suggest any more combos because they are so perfect! But the fun of making combos wins out :) I really like your middles list for this one, but Synneve/Sunneve, Elbereth, and Heleyne are my favorites.
Isolde Synneve Elbereth
Isolde Astrid Synneve
Isolde Olwen Elberth
Isolde Brigid Heleyne
Isolde Astrid Heleyne
Isolde Winter Elbereth
Isolde Olwen Heleyne
Isolde Astrid Lucia
That description you gave is making me kind of fall in love with Isolde!
Isolde Olwen Anastasia - Too much tragic princesses? But they're just so pretty together...
Isolde Khione Sonja - My first association with Sonja is always Sonja Henie, so she seems kind of perfect for an ice babe.
Isolde Veronika Seren
Isolde Nehalennia Signe
Isolde Persephone Heleyne
Isolde Sunneva Winter
Isolde Brigid Clemency
Isolde Hermione Lucia
Isolde Lidwina Yvaine - Lidwina is the patron saint of ice skaters. Truthfully, she's a bit clunky for my tastes, but I thought I would suggest her anyway!
Isolde Verdandi Aurora - Aurora Borealis, obviously.
Isolde Olwen Eurydice is enchanting - Isolde and Eurydice especially go together well in my head. Have you considered Helaine? It's a medieval form of Elaine, so it still very much evokes Elaine of Astolat, but seems slightly more magical, much as I do love Elaine. Perhaps Isolde Eurydice Helaine?
Isolde Aleydis Seren
Isolde Tarana Eurydice - makes me think of snowy, silver flutes at dawn
Isolde Asdis Eurydice
Isolde Sunneva Adlais
Isolde Eurydice Lyris
Isolde Helaine Katriel
Isolde Eurydice Snow
Isolde Helaine Araceli
Sorry if you hate all of these, but good luck - I cannot express how much I love your imagery!
Sorceress; I like Isolde Brigid Persephone and Isolde Lucia Winter! Thank you.
Averella; thank you! The Isolde Heleyne Synneve one is my favourite. From your suggestions my loves are Isolde Astrid Synneve, Isolde Astrid Heleyne and Isolde Brigid Heleyne.
Muffin; yay, great! Sonja, how could I forget this one! Isolde Khione Sonja is gorgeous. Isolde Veronika Seren, Isolde Sunneva Winter, Isolde Verdandi Aurora and Isolde Brigid Clemency are all beauties as well. Thank you so much!
Ciottolo; I did consider Helaine, but it looks less esthetically pleasing to me than Heleyne. Isolde Eurydice Heleyne is gorgeous. Isolde Eurydice Snow and Isolde Sunneva Adlais are lovely too! The rest just didn't quite work for me, but I didn't hate them. Thank you for your suggestions!