Middle name for Nova?
My husband and I have narrowed the possibilities to two! She will either be named Raina Cadence or Nova (blank). I can't find a middle name that really clicks for me. Since Nova is pretty unusual, I wanted a slightly more classic middle name without it being SUPER common. My surname is Stark. Some that I've been thinking about but aren't sure about:
Nova Violet (I actually like the double "V" sound)
Nova Charlotte (bit of a mouthful)
Nova Noelle (my mom loves the two "N"s together)
Nova Rhapsody (I know, Rhapsody is NOT common, haha, but we are looking for a musical theme like Cadence and DH doesn't like Harmony or Melody. Is Rhapsody too weird to be paired with Nova? DH likes is a lot, but I'm hesitant.)
Nova Serenade (same as Rhapsody)
Nova Charmaine (DH doesn't like)
Nova Chantal (DH doesn't like)
I don't like really common middle names like Marie or Anne or Catherine or trendy names like Elodie (though very pretty) or Esme. *sigh* Anyone have good suggestions? I feel overwhelmed and stressed and she's due in three weeks!!
Thanks, Lala! However, we want to stay clear of a "KA" sound (like in Cadence) for Nova since it reminds DH of Novocaine. :P I can't use Piper since it's a close friend's name and it would be weird. LOVE Aria, do you think it's too many "A" sounds?
My favourite is Nova out of the three potential choices!
My thoughts on the combinations:
Nova Violet - Nova is a lovely name, she has this delicate sound and I adore the links to astrology. Her 'v' sound is really soft which actually works with Violet's rather pronounced 'v' sound. I normally dislike the run of double letters but in this combination it's effortless. Nova Violet is a gorgeous combination.
Nova Charlotte - I disagree with you, I think Nova Charlotte is a great combination. Charlotte is a lovely wholesome name. She has a great sound and feels really rural. Charlotte adds simplicity to Nova creating a really soft choice. Nova Charlotte has a brilliant style and a simple choice.
Nova Noelle - Ugh hate the run of the double 'n' letter it just doesn't work. Noelle is a gorgeous name but she almost feels cheesy. Noelle is a Christmas inspired name and Nova is associated with an exploding star this conjures up the Christmas story. The wise men follow the star to Jesus the whole combination feels cheesy like a dodgy Christmas name.
Nova Rhapsody - This feels really OTT. Rhapsody with Nova is just crazy, I'd prefer Rhapsody teamed with something more classic like Vivian or Charlotte.
Nova Serenade - Again this feels OTT, I understand that you like the music connotations but I think with a name like Nova you need a more classic middle name. Which ultimately means that for me you won't find a music name which works with Nova thus I would save a music name for maybe a future child...?
Nova Charmaine - Ugh I totally agree with DH I dislike Charmaine known so many trashy Charmaine's it's awful.
Nova Chantal - Again I really dislike Chantal (I'm agreeing again with DH) she doesn't work with Nova either.
Nova Lily - I like Lily she's a lovely sweet name but I think Lillian would have more punch next to Nova.
Musical theme - Nova;
Nova Carmen gets my vote
Or you could mn for a favourite singer.........Ella, Amy, Barbara, Bette, Sarah, Celine...........
I like Nova Melody a lot, I prefer Nova to Raina personally. How about Nova Medley? I think it flows better than Melody, although it isn't really taming down Nova... Good Luck!!!
My pick from your list would be Nova Noelle. So fun and lovely!
My great-grandmother's name was Nova so it's close to my heart.
I like the idea of another musical mn.
Nova Medley - slightly more interesting than Melody