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January 6th, 2013 02:56 PM #21
OK, if I can exercise the same amount of liberty with these family names as with the girls:
Alexis: Like Alastair & Alessio as true forms of the name. Greek for "defender." Could try the ancient Greek kingly name Amyntor, or a female Aminta, both of which mean 'defender.' If you want to go Scandinavian to honor both of your heritages, the "vard" element means "defender." Halvard = Norwegian for "rock guardian," (or Halvor); Alvard/Alvardo (again!) = elf guardian, which might be related to Olivier and get you a tree connection too. You could also use -mund/-mond names: Faramond, Wymond, Osmond, Asmund, Edmund, Ormond.
Aloysius: I think usable as is. Also Aloys, Loic, Alvise (Venetian form of Louis), Clovis (subtle nature connection via cloves). From the warrior meaning: Alvar (again), Einar, Ivor (yew + warrior), Rainier (2 birds with one stone there). Similar in sound: Alcide (French/Italian form of Greek Alceides, and a famous naturalist); Alcuin (a famous scholar in the court of Charlemagne; a Society dedicated to the Art of the Book); Alwyn (a river in Wales); Alaric possibly close.
Ilan: Arvid (eagle tree); Palmiro (both meaning 'pilgrim' as well as 'palm tree;' fabulous ancient city of Palmyra shares same roots); Arlo (barberry tree); Cheyne (medieval French for oak);. Similar sound: Ilario (Hilary); Ilian (Elias); Ilyas (Elias); Arland (Irish Gaelic for 'pledge, oath'); Bertalan (Hungarian form of Bartholomew); Callan (Irish: 'battle'); Stellan; Wayland/Wyland: *extremely* interesting figure in British folk mythology, famous as a smith of unsurpassable skill, also quite evocative name in modern English connoting journeys, wilderness ways, etc.
Ivan- love Ivo.Blade, MD
Aquila * Chrysanthe * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Ione * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrra * Petra * Rosamond * Seraphine * Silvana * Theophane / Blaise * Cyprian * Darius * Evander * Giles * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Peregrine * Rainier
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Iman / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Najid _ Rafiq _ Tariq
January 6th, 2013 03:19 PM #23Senior Member
- Join Date
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I like these...* (means favorite)
Alexis, Ambrose*, Aurelian,
Casimir, Cato, Cicero, Clemens, Cyrus*
Damon*, Dante*, Dominic
Ephraim*, Evander, Everard,
Hadrian, Heath, Horatio, Hugo*
Leopold, Lucius*, Lysander*
Octavian, Orion, Orlando, Ovid
Percival, Perseus*, Phineas*
Rainier, Roderick*, Roscoe*, Rufus*, Rupert
Tarquin*, Theron*, Tiberius*,
Ulric*Girls: Anya, Leia, Maeve, Adelaide, Lelia, Belle, Daphne, Vada, Evangeline, Anneliese, Leda, Livia, Carys, Liana, Cleo, Piper, Elena, MercedesBoys: Flynn, Isaac, Ronan, James, Alaric, Jude, Damian, Emmett, Gabriel, Henry, Lucas/Lucian, Arthur, Ian, Wyatt, Leo
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January 6th, 2013 04:00 PM #25
I'm only going to comment on/list my favorites:
Alexis - I'm going to disagree with everyone else and say this is a handsome name for a boy, despite the shoulder-pad-soap-opera image the name unfortunately gained in the 80s. I guess it depends a lot on where you're living, but I've never been able to wrap my mind around it as a girl's name. If not Alexis, how about Alexei? Solid but without the baggage of Alexis.
Ambrose - I agree with those that have suggested Emrys, though. Ambrose is nice, Emrys is droolworthy.
Rupert - I really love this one.
VirgilSilas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
Maisie ~ Sophie ~ Naomi ~ Willa ~ Evangeline ~ Freya ~ Vivienne ~ Nora ~ Josephine ~ Daphne
January 6th, 2013 04:25 PM #27
I used to have an ex boyfriend who loved the name Hector, so I had definitely considered it in the past. But whenever I brought it up to others, no one seemed to be able to see it as heroic and gave me crazy looks so I've been a bit turned away from it. I do love it though, I just wish more people would "get it" haha.
And Hadrian is honestly beautiful, I can't decide if I like that or Casimir better right now, they are both making me swoon every time I try to choose and it keeps ending in a tie. I don't think it would be a huge issue for a blonde baby, because obviously most people won't even think to consider the meaning, I was just making sure you had approved of that.
I do love the name Gabriel! I never even thought of it!
January 6th, 2013 04:50 PM #29Niamh Ethna Patricia, 20. Fashion student from Liverpool, UK. In a serious relationship but not looking to procreate yet!
Ariadne Silmarien Thisbe - Epipole Lothlorien Sansa - Tinuviel Polaris Andromeda - Illyria Lorelei Mnemosyne
Klaus Oberon Faramir - Lupo Endymion Wolf - Casimir Perseus Apollo - Silas Arlo Earendil