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  1. #36
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    I know a pair of siblings named Xan and Cosima, I think it's such a cool sibset but I don't know if it count as weird or unusual.

    I once had a friend named Amfisa (girl), apparently it's a greek name.
    Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
    Trying hard to export beautiful old Danish names, magical Danish nature names and exotic Greenlandic names.
    Current favourite combinations: Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor • Alexander Adelin Lórien
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel • Gaia Margaret Undómiel

  2. #38
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    Thanks! From the first like I like:

    Adolar
    Porfirio -- it is cool! There's a Greek name you reminded me of too -- Porphyrian. He was the king of the Gigantes who was struck down by Heracles and Zeus with arrows and lightning-bolts after he attempted to rape Hera.
    Tirian -- I've used this in a short story, but since I'm not planning on publishing that... I love this name.
    Nairn

    From the second list I like:

    Dimian
    Spiridon
    Ilarion
    Gavriil -- You know, I know a guy named Gavriil.
    Onicifor
    Artemon

    and

    Zinovia
    Iona
    Fidosyia
    Efrasia
    Uliana

    Thanks! Do you have meanings for this second list?
    Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy

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    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
    TTC #2 by Christmas 2014

  3. #40
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    I'm home at my parents for christmas so I don't have my huge list! But these came to mind...

    Girls:
    Pareerou (farsi, means fairy face!)
    Acrasia (from TFQ, she wasn't that nice)
    Britomart/Bradamante (brave female knight, Britomart from TFQ based on Bradamante from the Charlemange legends.)
    Cambina (TFQ, sister of Triamond)
    canacee (TFQ, sister of Cambell)
    Fiametta (italian, means little flame)
    Villanelle (a character in "The Passion", and a verse form)
    Venevil (poem by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Ylajali (character in "Hunger")
    Meadowsweet
    Honeysuckle
    Vivendel (norwegian for honeysuckle)
    Akeleie (norwegian for columbine)
    Snowdonia (national park in Wales)
    Veslemøy (means little maiden/girl in norwegian)

    Boys:
    Marinell (TFQ, knight of the sea, the son of a water spirit)
    Artegal (TFQ, lover of Britomart)
    Calidore (TFQ, knight of courtesy)
    Triamond (TFQ, knight of friendship)
    Scudamour (TFQ, lover of Amoret)
    Timias (TFQ, lover of Belphoebe)
    Foxglove
    Snowdon (mountain in Snowdonia)
    Okkervil (river in Russia)
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

  4. #42
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    @dantea-- since you're looking to stay away from religious names: the Greeks Christianized the Slavs in the 9th century via missionary efforts to the tsar's court. When he converted, the nation mass-converted, and the Greek saints' names immediately were imported into Russian. The vast majority of given Russian names today are actually Greek (holdouts like Olga or Oleg notwithstanding) and they're all saints' names.

    From the ones you liked:

    Dimian = Damian (already on your list)
    Spiridon = Spyridon, a 4th c saint & biship, meaning 'spirit'
    Ilarion = Hilarion / Hilary, "laughter, mirth;" another early saint & bishop
    Gavriil = Gabriel
    Onicifor = Onesiphorus, early 2nd century martyr, meaning "bringing benefits, advantages"
    Artemon = Artemisios, originally given in honor of Artemis, but Christianized via several early saints
    Zinovia = Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra in Syria
    Iona = female it's Scottish, "island," and given in honor of St Columba whose monastery was there; male in Russian it's Jonah
    Fidosyia = Theodosia, Byzantine empress and saint
    Efrasia = Euphrasia, "good cheer," multiple saints and abbesses
    Uliana = Juliana
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)

  5. #44
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    I was hoping you'd contribute Ottilie!

    I love:

    Girls:

    Pareerou (farsi, means fairy face!) -- I saw this one on your name list and just love it!!
    Fiametta (italian, means little flame)
    Venevil (poem by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Vivendel (norwegian for honeysuckle)
    Snowdonia (national park in Wales)

    Boys:
    Marinell (TFQ, knight of the sea, the son of a water spirit)
    Artegal (TFQ, lover of Britomart)
    Calidore (TFQ, knight of courtesy)
    Timias (TFQ, lover of Belphoebe)
    Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy

    Kith nor Kin -- http://kithnorkin.blogspot.com/ Chapter 30 and Epilogue is up. It's done!
    Angel's Art -- https://www.facebook.com/danteasart
    http://covertocoverediting.webs.com/ -- Editing services available for cheap.


    Proud Mama to:
    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
    TTC #2 by Christmas 2014

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