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  1. Thanks again everyone. You're (most of you)...

    Thanks again everyone. You're (most of you) making me warm to the name quite a bit. I don't mind the harshness of the name, although I might try to temper that with a softer-sounding middle name.
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  2. Thread: Eurydice?

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    I think Eurydice is great! Especially in the...

    I think Eurydice is great! Especially in the current age of Greek revivals, I think this is an uncommon and beautiful choice. People unfamiliar with the pronunciation would pick it up pretty quickly...
  3. Thanks! I like Frida and Ingrid a lot.

    Thanks! I like Frida and Ingrid a lot.
  4. Thanks for the responses. No, we're not really...

    Thanks for the responses.

    No, we're not really looking for Margaret derivatives. It's more that we're looking for clunky-but-nice Germanic-ish names.

    Greta I like a lot but has been used in my...
  5. Thread: Salka

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    Oh, interesting! It really sounded like an sh on...

    Oh, interesting! It really sounded like an sh on that link you provided. But an interesting voiced sh. Sort of like between an aspirated l and a voiced sh somehow.

    Even if it gets pronounced...
  6. What do you think of this Margaret derivative?

    Margot is the go-to (got-to ha!) Margaret derived name around where I live. I love it, but have two close friends with baby Margots. Plus we have no French background, making it a somewhat odd...
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    If I'm honest, it sounds a little trendy to me....

    If I'm honest, it sounds a little trendy to me. And like a sort of WASPY mean-girl name. I think that might be some of the OITNB story rubbing off on the name. That is, Piper is supposed to be a bad...
  8. Back to Melanieā€¦ I agree that it seems dated, but...

    Back to Melanieā€¦ I agree that it seems dated, but it's actually a very ancient name. Apparently it was common to slaves in Greece in the classical period (means dark). FWIW
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    What if you made Winter-Rose a compound name?...

    What if you made Winter-Rose a compound name? That way she's never just Winter Walter (which sounds odd, I agree). I've read that compound names are big in the UK, but maybe not Wales. Either way,...
  10. Thread: Salka

    by daisychain
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    It's beautiful. And such a good, strong meaning...

    It's beautiful. And such a good, strong meaning or association behind it.

    Listening to the pronunciation, it's not that different from the name Sasha, which is a Russian and English diminutive for...
  11. Maybe people are thinking of the name Freda,...

    Maybe people are thinking of the name Freda, which, when pronounced Fray-da is a Yiddish name. But otherwise, no. The opposite of Hebraic sounding. If anything, it's very Aryan.
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    I understand your feelings about Edith. I think...

    I understand your feelings about Edith. I think if I loved the name, I'd be concerned about its raising profile with the Downton Abbey character. And then finding another one in your neighborhood...
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    I like both names, and we're considering them....

    I like both names, and we're considering them. But a major strike against both is this very conversation. I've told people we're considering Cordelia, and they say, "Oh, Cornelia! Lovely!" I think...
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    Poll: Naomi and Esther are close ties for me. I love...

    Naomi and Esther are close ties for me. I love Naomi, but am slightly averse to girls' names that end in an ee sound, even in cases like these when they aren't diminutives.

    I think it will come...
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    Poll: Is Norah really a Hebrew name? I thought it was a...

    Is Norah really a Hebrew name? I thought it was a "Hebrewification" of a non-Hebrew name. That is, people have added an H to Nora, which is not a Hebrew name, but derives from longer names like...
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    If you want to get a fresh sense of the name,...

    If you want to get a fresh sense of the name, check out the Wallender TV serial, which is available on Netflix. The one starring Kenneth Branagh. The Wallender character's daughter is a beautiful,...
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    Uma makes me think of Parvati. It's another name...

    Uma makes me think of Parvati. It's another name for the Hindu god Parvati. I also thought it was a type of school within Buddhism, but I can't find any reference to that online, so I might be wrong....
  18. Thread: Thessaly??

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    Thessaly makes me think of Thrace. I see how it...

    Thessaly makes me think of Thrace. I see how it could sound like a lispy Cecily, but I like it. I'd like it paired with a short Greek-ish middle name like Hero, Charis, Cora, Echo, Petra.
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    I think it's lovely. It's common in that people...

    I think it's lovely. It's common in that people born in the 40s through 70s will be very familiar with it, but it's very rare for children born these days. I think it's soft and lissome and connotes...
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    Poll: Guinevere is too Arthurian for me. Therefore, I'd...

    Guinevere is too Arthurian for me. Therefore, I'd go with Gwendolen. Also, the nickname Gwen comes more effortlessly from Gwendolen than from Guinevere. Guin just sounds odd as a nickname to me,...
  21. Meera, Mina/Meena and Nora also work in Indian...

    Meera, Mina/Meena and Nora also work in Indian and many European languages.


    Just another note of caution (which may be totally obvious to you): You want to make sure the name you pick fits with...
  22. Keep in mind with Anika that it's pronounced...

    Keep in mind with Anika that it's pronounced quite differently in India vs. the US. I'm not sure about Europe. So in India it's uh-NEEK-uh, where as in the US it tends to be ANNE-ik-uh or AHN-ik-uh....
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    I really like Roxana when I think of it as a...

    I really like Roxana when I think of it as a Persian name meaning dawn. I've known several lovely and brilliant Iranian-American intellectuals with that name. I think that the pesky association with...
  24. Poll: You've picked out many of my favorite names! You...

    You've picked out many of my favorite names! You can't go wrong. I'll have to come up with an absolute favorite to vote, though. Any way you go, this girl's going to have a beautiful name!
  25. Sorry about the double post! Edited to add: I...

    Sorry about the double post!

    Edited to add: I also really like Thera, but am worried people would pronounce it the way they pronounce Tara (in the South at least).
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