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    Boys' list fattened over the holiday!

    Happy New Year Berries!
    Apologies for this ridiculously long post.

    Cy (just Cy) is a love of mine, but I dislike Cyrus and its sudden trendiness. I was considering other ways to distinguish the name. My husband thought of using C.Y. initials, and he suggested the beautiful name Crispin to honor my grandmother Christine! It’s rare that he would be open to such a fawncy name, so I seized on it immediately and started thinking up combinations. In the process, my boys’ list became a giant SPRAWL! Please help! Your most penetrating opinions are needed!

    Names of people we'd like to honor: Marsh, Yu (Yusef, Ywen), Joel (Julius, Yael), Sylvia (Sylvan), Christine (Crispin), Dear (Darcy), Joe (Yusef), Randolf (and Raoul has a related meaning and sounds)
    Tree names honor my father, an arborist: Ywen, Yves, Yvain, Linden, Quincy, Sylvan
    Botanical names have some significance: Basil, Yarrow, Heath
    All other names I like for the sound, the meaning, or both.

    TO GET TO CY:
    Cy Ywen, Cy Linden, Cy Quincy, Cy Basil
    Clement Yaromir, Clement Yvain
    Caspar Ywen, Caspar Yaromir, Caspar Yvain, Caspar Yarrow
    Claes Yusef, Claes Ywen
    Crispin Ywen, Crispin Yves, Crispin Yvain, Crispin Yusef, Crispin Yarrow
    Cadoc Yvain, Cadoc Ywen
    Claude Yarrow
    Cody Marsh
    Sylvan Marsh, Sylvan Yves, Sylvan Yael, Sylvan Ciar, Sylvan Julius, Sylvan Clement, Sylvan Yaromir, Sylvan Fionn, Sylvan Caelius
    Cyro Basil, Cyro Wythe, Cyro Marsh, Cyro Julius, Cyro Raoul, Cyro Ywen
    Cyrano Julius, Cyrano Marsh, Cyrano Yves, Cyrano Raoul - probably not, as DH dislikes Cyrano.
    Cypress Marsh, Cypress Yaqub, Cypress Yusef, Cypress Yaromir, Cypress Raoul, Cypress Randolf

    NON-CY POSSIBILITIES:
    Ywen Marsh, Ywen Wythe, Ywen Ernst or Ywen Ernest, Ywen Darcy, Ywen Heath
    Caspar Lafcadio, Caspar Linden
    Crispin Basil, Crispin Wythe, Crispin Makepeace, Crispin Seafrid, Crispin Zebedee, Crispin Marsh, Crispin Randolf
    Basil Raoul, Basil Wythe, Basil Yvain, Basil Julius, Basil Clement, Basil Lafcadio, Basil Randolf
    Felix Makepeace, Felix Zebedee, Gunther Linden, Otis Clement, Otis Darcy, Ciar Cadoc

    Y-name possibilities:
    Ywen- means yew in Welsh. It honors Yu, and it’s a tree name.
    Yael -pronounced “YAH-el” Close to Joel. Too Hebrew-sounding perhaps.
    Yaqub -Arabic form of Jacob
    Yaromir -Medieval Slavic, means “fierce peace” (love that)
    Yusef -Arabic and Turkish form of Joseph. And it gets Yu in there.
    Yves - kind of a cross between "Eve" and "Yeeve." Love, but too femme?
    Yvain has a beautiful sound and I like the Chretien de Troyes connection, but very close to Ywen without the benefit of “Yu” sound.

    FYI:
    Lafcadio- Name taken from Greek island of Lefkas. Too crazy I know...
    Cadoc (for the Welsh saint)
    Caelius (Roman masculine root name of Celia, another love. From "caelum" -heaven.)
    Makepeace- Puritan virtue names are a tradition in my family, and this is a beauty.
    Seafrid (means “sea peace”)
    Ciar ("keer" Irish, means black)
    Fionn ("fyoon")
    Claes ("clous")
    Basil ("BA-zuhl" not "BAY-zuhl" I'd pronounce the A like "bad")

    I LIKE BUT PROBABLY WON’T USE:
    Elm, Alder, Birch, Acanthus, Victor, Ishmael

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