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  1. #1
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    Thoughts on Ilari

    What do you think of Ilari (Latin/Basque = cheerful)? Is it too similar to Hilary to be usable for a boy?
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  2. #3
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    Depends on where you live. It's also similar to Ilia, but I'd say if you live in America/Canada/UK that it's probably too close to Hilary unless there's a large population of Basque people in the area.
    Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
    Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas


  3. #5
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    It IS Hlary, just with a Basque inflection. Hilary was originally an exclusively male name. If you want to reclaim it, I think you might try changing the ending. Italian Ilario, Estonian Illar, Finnish Lari, Welsh Ilar and French Hilaire seem more masculine nowadays.
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
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  4. #7
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    I would assume feminine upon reading, fwiw
    Lovely name.

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