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July 11th, 2012 08:36 PM #112O - Aries - Slytherin - Daycare Assistant Teacher
Names of the moment:
Adriana | Alena | Laurel
Newest thoughts for little ones: Angelo - Caspian - Eden | Brisa - Gisele
July 11th, 2012 09:15 PM #13
Lilith - I love the name Lilith, it's the title of one of my favorite books (George MacDonald is a stud!). I think it's definitely usable! Lilith Niamh, Lilith Reina
Lilac - I think it's pretty, definitely sweeter, I don't think it's more usable than Lilith, but it's definitely more familiar--no spelling/pn probs. I like it a lot as a middle and a little as a first. Lilac Niamh
Raina/Reina - Reina Lilith is beautiful. I think I prefer it with an e but it's really a toss up, both are pretty
Opal - I prefer Opal to Hazel, it just feels more fresh. Opal Claire or Opal Clara is lovely
Hazel - Hazel Dove is beautiful. I like it a lot. I'm not usually too fond of Hazel but with a reason and with a good mn it could work.
Mara - this seems quite dull compared to your others, I think it's a good nn option for Marigold or other pretty Mar- names.
Marie - Have you heard of Marja (pronounced Mar-ee-uh). I have a friend with this name and I think it's beautiful.
Esther - I definitely think Tera could work, or even Tess! Esther Niamh is very exotic sounding.
Siofra - I wouldn't know how to pronounce this off the bat, and Shefra sounds like a superhero to me.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas
July 11th, 2012 11:58 PM #15Senior Member
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Adam's first wife who was created at the same time as his equal. But I do worry other people will hear it in a negative way so I'm glad to see so many people like it or don't mind it.
Lilac has such a different feel that I know I am not about to really have two girls named Lil- but I can't decide.
A few people have said "Just go with Lily" but I do not think I want to do that - no offense to the many gorgeous Lilys out there.
Mara feels "smaller" than a lot of the others? Less solid? Not sure why.
Lilith also did much better with my husband than Elspeth did, lol. I am worried about people turning the -th into -f though they seem to handle Elizabeth so maybe it will be fine.
Estee and Etta as nicknames. Esta is cute... but its good I think its cute... as that is how in my husband's accent he says Esther. He has tragic lack of r's. So not much of a nickname there for us. But I fortunately don't mind the sound, though I will probably keep saying Esther with an -er sound on the end forever.
Thank you all for your help and input. I have to keep working on syllable counts though I think.
July 12th, 2012 12:35 AM #17Current favourite boy names: Cormac Flynn Nathaniel (Nate) Oliver Alexander Liam Hugo Isaac Leo
Current favourite girl names: Phoebe Jane Kiara Skye Phoebe Sophie Charlotte Eliza Violet Annabelle Ruby Chloe Elodie Rose Gemma Grace Tessa Kate Brynn Felicity Seraphine Shelby Eloise
July 12th, 2012 01:39 AM #19
July 12th, 2012 03:10 AM #21Senior Member
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Raina: I think it's okay as long as the middle name isn't a word. Because it's so close the word "rain", you run into the "rain of" problem that you mentioned if the middle name is a word (i.e. Raina Emerald). It could sound nice with a middle name that starts with a consonant and is not a word. I think Raina looks much prettier than Rayna.
Reina: I like it. It looks regal, and the multiple meanings make it interesting. She might get some mispronunciations, like "Reena" or "Ray-ee-nah", but people should be able to figure it out. It isn't complicated.
Mara: I love this name. I think it's beautiful and underused. I've never known a Mara, but I knew an Elizabeth Mara.
Marie: Beautiful as a first name. Everyone expects it to be a middle, so it sounds fresh as a first.
Hazel: The name itself is okay. Hazel Dove is quite hippy, in my opinion! It sounds a little over-the-top.
Opal: I'm not a fan because the only Opal I've ever known was a really mean elderly woman. If you use it, Claire is my favorite of the middle names. I think Pearl is a lot prettier, if you want something similar.
Esther: Hmm... too old-fashioned for me, sorry! I just don't think it's very pretty, even in a vintage way. I agree that the meaning ("star", if I remember correctly) is very nice!
Lilith: I like it, but it is a bit hard to say. It might be better suited as a middle name. People will probably call her Lily.
Lilac: Better! I also like Lavender.
Siofra: Beautiful. I don't know what country you live in, but here in the US it would get mispronounced often, which may be a problem. I would have guessed "Sho-fra".
Why would a 2 syllable first name be a problem? It depends on how many syllables your last name has. My first and last both have two. I think they clash, but the syllables may not be the problem.
Of all of your names, my favorite combination would be Mara Lilac.I don't have or want any kids. I just love names!
Top 10: Andrea, Chelsea, Tara, Brooke, Alexandra, Nathaniel, Cody, Grant, Alexander, Graham
I also love Russian and Irish names, as well as the names of many cities and countries.
July 12th, 2012 03:36 AM #23
Reina - I prefer this spelling to the above one.
Mara - I prefer Mariah
Marie - I like this, but I would probably only use it as a middle name, with something more substansial
Hazel - I think this is pretty
Opal - Not sure about this for a FN, though I do like Opal Beatrice
Lillith - Personally, I think this needs a longer first name for this to work.
Lilac - Works better as a middle, I think.
Siofra - I really can't get the jist of this. The spelling confuses me.
Esther - I like this, but I prefer Estellaa name nerd lovin' the classics
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July 12th, 2012 04:08 AM #25
I love love love Lilac! I also really like Mara and Marie, and Reina and Siofra are intriquing.
Good luck!26 year old name addict, dreaming of a future:
Claudie Otto Lilac Emrys Phoebe Harlan Tabitha Lennox Ivy Quentin Aria Xavier Mirabelle Ezra Hadley Rafferty Genevieve Barnaby Romy/Florence Sullivan