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  1. Thread: Xanthippe

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    "zan TIP ee" (silent H as in Thomas) - which...

    "zan TIP ee" (silent H as in Thomas) - which could also be "Tippi" for short. Or "Zippy," even. :p She was Socrates' wife, supposedly a "quarrelsome, nagging" shrew...
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    Alice Astrid Beatrice Bridget Constance...

    Alice
    Astrid
    Beatrice
    Bridget
    Constance
    Dorothy
    Edith
    Felicia
    Flora
    Frances
  3. Thread: Thoughts on Mardou

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    I like it too, with the long 'o' as in Angelou:...

    I like it too, with the long 'o' as in Angelou: MAHR-doh or mahr-DOH. It does remind me of Margot and Mardi, and looks like those cute Dutch mush names Malou, Marlou, Milou, etc. You could call her...
  4. Poll: I'm not great with combos, but do like the look...

    I'm not great with combos, but do like the look and feel of Rose Ferelith.

    You might like:
    Casilda
    Cleofe/Cléophée
    Godeliva (or Godelieve, Godeleine)
    Mazarine
    Musidora
    Nerienda
    Nyneve or...
  5. I really like it too, better than Wilmadeene....

    I really like it too, better than Wilmadeene. agree with whoever called it "feisty." Re spelling, Nameberry only has Willodean in their database. Dolly Parton has a sister named Willadeene, which I...
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    "Heavenly," but with the first syllable...

    "Heavenly," but with the first syllable pronounced like "have" without the "H" - i.e. "AV-ən-lee" ;)
  7. Thread: Baby name Aven?

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    It's a flower name, sort of (avens). Abby...

    It's a flower name, sort of (avens).

    Abby wrote about it a few years back: http://appellationmountain.net/name-of-the-day-aven/
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    As 'Maya-lee', almost Miley. But then, if I...

    As 'Maya-lee', almost Miley.

    But then, if I weren't a name fiend - i.e. didn't recognize it as a Breton name - I'd probably think 'May-lee'.
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    Shashi? Shaka? :p

    Shashi? Shaka? :p
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    Jacinth/Jacynth can be pronounced like Jason +...

    Jacinth/Jacynth can be pronounced like Jason + 'th' (i.e. 'JAY-sinth').

    And the meaning 'to heal' reminds me of Althea...
  11. Willow Myfanwy is darling. Just a few ideas:...

    Willow Myfanwy is darling.

    Just a few ideas:
    Willow Eiryth
    Willow Mirain ('lovely')
    Willow Non
    Willow Rhianydd
    Willow Seirian ('sparkling')
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    Fifaltra – makes me think of farfalle, the bowtie...

    Fifaltra – makes me think of farfalle, the bowtie pasta. I'm generally suspicious of 'word names' from foreign languages, even long-dead historical ones like Old High German. On one hand, Fifaltra is...
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    Well said! I'm also reminded of the Beyonce...

    Well said!

    I'm also reminded of the Beyonce song; admittedly I've had 'baby I can see your halo (halo, halooo...)' stuck in my head once or twice. But those times I remember thinking it had a...
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    I like the nickname 'Asta'. For me it calls to...

    I like the nickname 'Asta'. For me it calls to mind this painting (portrait of Princess Augusta, 1768-1840). :) I don't know... While a grand old name, and gorgeous on paper, I'm afraid it's one I...
  15. I like the suggestion of Lucy Jean = NOT cloying,...

    I like the suggestion of Lucy Jean = NOT cloying, in the least. ;)
    Vinje so intrigues me! I'd pronounce it 'VIN-ya', like 'vineyard' (or the end of Lavinia). Only somewhat complex, and a lovely,...
  16. OK, here goes more nothing... :) Adair Afton...

    OK, here goes more nothing... :)

    Adair
    Afton
    Airlie
    Alifair/Alafare
    Aster
    Atlee
    Bay
    Blythe
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    Me too; I say 'AV-eh-leen,' like Avalon (or...

    Me too; I say 'AV-eh-leen,' like Avalon (or avenue, or the French word... sort of), and 'AYV' like Maeve.

    I do like Aveline with an 'ah,' as in Ave Maria – i.e. first syllable rhyming with...
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    Audrey "Dree" (or Adriana) Elisabeth "Liesl"...

    Audrey "Dree" (or Adriana)
    Elisabeth "Liesl"
    Gillian "Jill" (cheating?)
    Gwendoline "Wendy"
    Ines/Agnes "Nesta"
    Irene "Reenie"
    Johanna "Hanna"
    Rosalind "Lindy"
    Susanna "Zanna" (I'm thinking...
  19. M Adair Ambrose Arlo Darragh Ezri Heath Landry...

    M Adair Ambrose Arlo Darragh Ezri Heath Landry Larkin Noel Quince Rafe Roarke Rowan Samson Thady Torsten Tyree Valerian Willoughby Zadoc

    F Afton Celandine Delphi Elspeth Esme Ferebee Fern Larue...
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    Hi, sleepysessha! :) For you I like Yvaine,...

    Hi, sleepysessha! :)
    For you I like Yvaine, Nyneve, and maybe...
    Sunniva – which I'm tentatively pronouncing (mispronouncing?) /sun-EEV-a/
    Ivalu – or Ivalo, as seen on Denmark's Princess Josephine...
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    Aimone Bardo Caradoc Dismas Edmé Falco...

    Aimone
    Bardo
    Caradoc
    Dismas
    Edmé
    Falco
    Florimond
    Hallam
    Inigo
    Isambard
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    Aww, glad you think so! :) I believe Trudeliese...

    Aww, glad you think so! :)
    I believe Trudeliese was the only smush-name I suggested; to my (limited) knowledge, Elswitha/Elswyth/Alswitha/etc. comes from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) name...
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    Your name is so pretty! Adeliza, Azalaïs,...

    Your name is so pretty!

    Adeliza, Azalaïs, Adosinda, Alruna, Aregund
    Bathilde, Brunissende
    Edeline, Ethelind, Elswyth/Elswitha, Ethelwynn, Etelvina, Erdmuthe, Erelieva, Everelda
    Fredegond,...
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    I just read that the mother of Angelica Kauffman...

    I just read that the mother of Angelica Kauffman (18c. painter) was named Cleophea; I've also seen Cléophée (=the French equivalent?).

    There's also Cleome (a flower), Cleodora (a Greek nymph,...
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    Emmie Jean is cute, a bit like Imogene. Emmeline...

    Emmie Jean is cute, a bit like Imogene.
    Emmeline Fleurette "Emmie Fleur"
    Emmeline Audrey "Emmie Dree"
    Emmeline Isabetta "Emmie Bette"
    Emmeline Sybella "Emmie Belle"
    Emmeline Zipporah "Emmie...
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