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November 21st, 2012 03:25 PM #1
Updated List for Baby Girl!
Thanks to all your wonderful opinions, advice and suggestions, we've been able to make a top 19. Not what we were aiming for, but we each have our favourites, and with both of us being rather stubborn, that's that! Now we are asking you to help us narrow this too long list down to a final top 5, we just can't do it on our own... too indecisive! So, whichever way you choose to do it, we'll be very thankful.
Altalune - eliminated
Eilonwy - eliminated
Elbereth - eliminated
Evelake - eliminated
Everild - eliminated
Finvola - eliminated
Genoveva - eliminated
Lorien - eliminated
Myristica - eliminated
Nienna - eliminated
Rhiannon - eliminated
Seawillow - eliminated
Winterose (one or two r's?) - eliminated
Possible middles, if anyone wants to give that a go, although not necessary (can use from the fn list as well):
Endellion, Moonbeam, Meadowsweet, Villanelle, Ren, Evenstar, Eirawen, Belisande, Clio, Thalia, Cyrene, Alcyone, Elaine, Shalott, Fairlight, Tinkersnow, Pelagia, Tempest, Ludmila, Mimosa, Windemere, Arcadia, Chione, Fiametta, Sylphide, Stellaluna, Columbine, Ferelith.
Adding one syllable middles:
Ren, Lux, Snow, Fern, Joy, Nyx, Lark, Fawn
Possible future brothers are: Endymion, Herne, Orion, Orpheus & Theron.
Also, not to be mean, rude, ungrateful or anything, please don't suggest any new names unless you think it is THE name for us and you've read the previous threads so you know what we've already eliminated, it's just going to mess with my pregnant brain. You've all had amazing suggestions, and I'm so thankful, I just don't know if I can do all that over again...
Last edited by ottilie; November 25th, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
November 21st, 2012 03:46 PM #3
November 21st, 2012 03:59 PM #5
Hespera is standing out for me. Gorgeous.
Also really love Finvola, Nienna & Winterose (one R)
And yeah, still pushing for you to use Villanelle in there. ☺
Hespera Tempest Villanelle
Hespera Windemere Shalott
Finvola Villanelle Ren
Finvola Tempest Clio
Winterose Thalia Ren
Winterose Alcyone Pelagia
Nienna Moonbeam Chione
Nienna Arcadia Belisande
Nienna Villanelle Shalott
November 21st, 2012 04:06 PM #7
Being from the states, I will put my favorites that I would be comfortable with (in no order):
Belphoebe- I am so glad this is on someone's list. I like this name a lot, but people just recommend Phoebe instead.
Ceridwen- Very pretty.
Genoveva- Pretty and interesting.
Rhiannon- I knew one girl in High school with this name.
Eilonwy- It sounds so lovely. I would consider using it myself, but I don't want two E names and American's would probably butcher it.
Favorite middles: Endellion, Thalia, Elaine, Tempest, Ludmila
Does Tinuviel have a lot of history? I know it was used in Lord of the Rings. I think it is a lovely name and I know he based a lot of his names on real languages.
November 21st, 2012 04:14 PM #9Senior Member
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November 21st, 2012 04:17 PM #11Senior Member
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November 21st, 2012 04:27 PM #13
November 21st, 2012 04:38 PM #15
My favorites, pretty much in order (this keeps changing), are:
Ceridwen Mimosa or Ceridwen Sylphide
Hespera Windermere or Hespera Shalott
Myristica Tempest or Myristica Chione
Elbereth Ren or Elbereth Clio
Tinuviel Cyrene or Tinuviel Elaine
Admittedly idiosyncratic reasoning: Whenever possible, I tried to pair complexity with comparative accessibility, if not in meaning, then by sound. Along the way, I came to understand that even though there are some "word" names I like, it seems I prefer the relative "veiling" of names whose meanings are shrouded in allusion, history, other language bases, or literature. Thus I eliminated Seawillow and Winterose; I eliminated Lorien because it sounds/reads male to me. Niniane I eliminated because too much of a tongue twister, even on this list. Nienna reminds me of Sienna, Evelake could become Evie and we're swamped with Evies. Everild? Somehow, mixed with Emerald in my mind, cannot make up my mind about the "ild" ending, but this one very nearly made the top five.
November 21st, 2012 04:50 PM #17Senior Member
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November 21st, 2012 04:55 PM #19Senior Member
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Winterose, Rhiannon, Genoveva, Evelake, Hespera, Ceridwen, Belphoebe and Altalune are my favourites and the most usable.
I don't mean this to sound but I did have a little giggle at Seawillow, it just doesn't look like a name and makes me think of sea lions. I couldn't ever imagine having a child in one of my classes named Seawillow, sorry.
Eilonwy looks like a jumble of letters rather than a name, and pronunciation will be an issue.
Lorien looks masculine to me, while Myristica seems a little like you've tried to go for the work Mystic/Mystery and it seems a little cheap and I don't say this to offend just the impression I'd get if I saw it on a class list.
Nienna isn't too bad, and neither is Finvola, Illyria (if I'm saying it right) and Niniane.
Altalune Pelagia Ren
Altalune Mimosa Clio
Altalune Clio Tempest
Belphoebe Arcadia Shalott
Belphoebe Tinkersnow Ren
Belphoebe Endellion Cyrene
Belphoebe Ludmila Tempest
Ceridwen Finvola Meadowsweet
Ceridwen Hespera Tempest
Ceridwen Stellaluna Shalott
Genoveva Pelagia Tempest
Genoveva Endellion Fairlight
Genoveva Tempest Alcyone
Hespera Meadowsweet Chione
Hespera Clio Sylphide
Hespera Moonbeam Clio
Hespera Villanelle Evenstar
Rhiannon Mimosa Belisande
Rhiannon Tinkersnow Fairlight
Rhiannon Windemere Cyrene
Rhiannon Illyra MoonbeamName CrushesCaspar - Rupert - Jacoby - Barnaby - Atlas - Adriel - KoaOlwen - Delphine - Maeve - Peridot - Shoshana
FavouritesIsaac - Jude - Asher - Ezra - Micah - Caleb - Gabriel - River - Tobias - Bennett - Noah - Shiloh - AubreyArabella - Pandora - Matilda - Clementine - Beatrix - Imogen - Persephone - Valentina - Hermione - Ottilie