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August 6th, 2012 02:48 PM #16
Thanks for everyone's input so far. The first name we have decided on is Parker (someone asked) and after reading some of the responses i've removed some of the names from my list, including Malodora, Narcissa, Nymphadora, Cedrella, Bellatrix and a couple more. I can't help it but I really love Ravenclaw as a middle name haha. Personally, I love Harry Potter and especially the gryffindor house, so it's not like i'm just going with "my" house as a middle name, I just like Ravenclaw.
It's gonna be even harder to decide on a boys name...Mikayla
mom to Parker Hermione
due December 11 with #2
Nova Felicity OR Mason Phoenix
August 6th, 2012 03:00 PM #18
Just remember you don't have to walk around with it as a name, your future child will and Ravenclaw is just not acceptable. She's going to hate her middle name and not want to share it because she will get teased. Also people will give you funny looks and know right away you are obsessed with Harry Potter, which I'm assuming you are to consider a lot of these names. Your child might even hate Harry Potter!
August 6th, 2012 03:20 PM #20Senior Member
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I LOVE HP names--I am currently trying to convince Mr. J that Harry and Hermione are the perfect names for us. He seriously disagrees :P
From your list, I love these for the middle:
Bellatrix -- has serious presence and sass!
Altheda -- soft and strong at once
Selwyn -- lovely!
Hermione -- favorite!
Elladora -- feminine and combines two lovely names
Dorea -- interesting; reminds me of Dorian and Dory from Finding Nemo, hehe.
Perenelle--unique and pretty
Don't love these:
Amata--weird sound association with armada
Mafalda--doesn't sound pretty to my ear--reminds me of Maleficent...
Cliodna--this is clunky
Ravenclaw--too direct an association--why not Rowena?
Nymphadora--I didn't like this name in the book (not even Tonks did!)--makes me think of nymphomaniac and the bullies will, too.
Tonks--honk honk! or Tonka trucks...I wouldn't like this for a boy, either.
Summerbee--a little too crunchy granola for me.
Cedrella--sounds make up.
Narcissa--narcissistic is not such a great connection.
Malodora--reminds me of malcontent, Malfoy, and all other unsavory mal- words.
Eoessa--at first glance, I have no idea how to pronounce that... that's a whole lotta vowel.
Leopoldina--and this is a whole lotta name.
I recommend Minerva, Ginevra, Rowena, Violetta, and Andromeda. Good luck!
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Russell. Calloway. Brighton.
Evadne. Cecelia. Thomasina.
August 6th, 2012 03:22 PM #22
Ok, I'm probably one of the biggest Harry potter fans you will ever meet and I think the majority of these names are a bit laughable. Not to say that there aren't amazing names to be found in the series but these, really? Perenelle is pretty though and doesn't have any bad baggage from the series. Hermione is super tied to the series but it/she is so awesome I'd say go for it if it sounded nice with Parker (it's ok). Parker Ginevra is better, Parker Rose is best and still has a Hermione connection. Overall I think you should focus on giving her a middle name that has a beautiful meaning or represents a character you hope she will be like not just being a name that happened to appear in a Harry Potter book.I have completely random and eclectic taste in everything, including names.
August 6th, 2012 03:56 PM #24
I would only use Altheda and Elladora from your list as middle names. The others are either too closely associated with Harry potter or they just don't sound nice. I would strongly recommend not using Ravenclaw as a middle name. It would just be horrible punishment for your daughter. Like the others have said, you don't have to carry this name around for eighteen years until she could change her name. No matter how much you like Harry Potter, Ravenclaw is not a good middle name.
Here are some good names that aren't as tied to the series as the other ones.
Now some of those may not work but they are not as tied to the series and won't lead to weird looks or teasing.