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Nope, but apparently they're starting to teach it in primary schools in the UK? My friend's little sister's school is testing it out and she knows loads. It's incredible.
Another plea to add Siofra (SHEE-fra). I think it's even in Ireland's top 100.
It's 100% tied to Solange Knowles for me. But I'm a fan, so.
I think it's pretty. I love lots of French names with a similar, no-frill elegance (Salome, Emmanuelle, Romaine). But yeah, to me at...
Paris is very blah to me, Parisa is 100% gorgeous and way more usable, without the Paris Hilton ties.
I'm not against made up names at all - but I do think Ezrynn is a bad idea. The ending is what kills it for me.
Ezrine appeals to me a bit more; you could pronounce it the same (or ez-reen). Ezri...
Pippa is 100% that imagery to me.
These also spring to mind as feeling outdoorsy and autumnal;
September 16th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Lillia - I love just Lil
Deidre - Deer / Deary is cute
Lalia - Lele
Leandra - Lele, Anya, Andra
Petrea - Rea, Ettie/Etta, Ets
September 16th, 2014, 08:14 PM
Clementine Clara is one of my favourites. Maybe;
Amy Winehouse is my like, phenomenal. I agree Rehab is probably one of her best but I honestly find it extremely hard to listen to now in the context of her suicide (''I don't ever want to drink...
September 15th, 2014, 05:21 PM
Ophelia - Effy
Hephzibah - Zibi
Hadassah - Dassie / Dassa, maybe even Dasha
Persephone - Percy I guess but I don't like it nor any of the nn options really
Lysandra - Lissie
Oceana - Cece...
Loads of my favourites suggested already (Eilidh, Una, Fenella, Ishbel) There's also loads of Scottish place names I think are usable (besides Isla/Ailsa/Iona) which could make more modern-sounding...
September 14th, 2014, 07:00 PM
Another vote for Raphaela in the first spot.
I don't have anything against Winter at all, it's pretty but it's got nothing on Raphaela - it's so beautiful and exotic and classy.
There's Perlezenn. I think it's beautiful, and Cornish if I remember rightly?
I do love Perdita (little Dita!). Has anyone suggested Peridot yet?
Not a 'per' name, but I absolutely adore...
September 12th, 2014, 06:34 PM
@renrose, it was typed - definitely Barley!
@ottertails, I totally see the appeal of Thyme, I would love to meet one!
I could probably write a book about beautiful famous people I'm partly in love with. I'll quickly second;
Kurt Cobain, David Tennant, Eva Green (!! has anyone seen The Dreamers), Ezra Miller...
But honestly I think they're all beautiful. Ellen seems misplaced to me because I find it a bit dull in comparison, but it's still lovely.
September 11th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Never heard it before, but 'neigh-ellie' sounds gorgeous.
I would have said nay-yellie.
I know a Clara with sister Esme.
I also know a sibset Clara, Rosa and Lucy - all lovely but maybe not Rosa with sister Rose :) I was also going to suggest Beatrix! Other suggestions;
September 11th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Evangeline! If you're saying it LEE-nah that is.
I'm also quite partial to the more European 'leh-nah'/'lay-nah' (it's hard for me to write that vowel sound, its somewhere between the two).
These lists are beautiful!
Constance, Etheline, Lettice, Euphemia, Morgana, Pomona, Aude, Ferelith, Rosalba, Othilde.
September 11th, 2014, 08:09 PM
I adore Isby though and although I know several I think Izzy is sweet.
It's lovely! I like Matilda a lot but always prefered Mathilde especially in a French accent (I assume she's French Belgian?)
I have a Belgian friend (I actually met her as an exchange student...
September 11th, 2014, 08:00 PM
That's interesting (sorry for not clarifying the Telegraph Birth Announcements reference earlier). But trust me, this is far from the world I live in day-to-day!
Thinking back now, Barley could...
OP: Looking for another vintage gem! Hi, I'm pregnant with #2 (a girl!) and our daughter is Ella. Our style is totally old-lady-chic. What can you suggest?
''okay you might like; Frances, Kitty,...
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