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January 15th, 2013 11:38 AM #41
I didn't have strong reactions to many of the other names but just basic thoughts (the second and third are more negative the first is really neither here nor there): Millaray reminds me of Millinery (hat making), Gwenllian struck me as looking like a smush between Gwen and Jillian/Lillian. and Melisande is too strongly tied to the creepy red women from Song of Ice and Fire (Melisandre).EXPECTING OUR FIRST, A GIRL, IN MAY 2016.
January 15th, 2013 12:12 PM #43Senior Member
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- Dec 2012
- Lijiang, China
I always enjoy looking through your name lists, you've always got a real unique selection of great names.
I don't have time at the moment to do a lot of commenting, but I wanted to share a few from our list (in case any of them might be to your taste), since it seems like we sometimes have a similar taste in names:
Cerelia (Latin = relating to springtime)
Anya (Russian = grace)
Athena (Greek mythology name)
Nyla (Arabic = winner)
Lucia (Latin = light-- feminine variation of Lucius)
Allira (Aboriginal Australian = quartz)
Aziza (Arabic/Swahili = mighty)
Carys (Welsh = love)
Senara (Cornish = light)
Cyra (Persian = sun;throne- feminine variation of Cyrus)
Amaryllis (Greek = to sparkle)
Cordelia (Latin/Gaelic = heart/daughter of the sea)
Linnea (Swedish = twinflower)
Nasrin (Persian = wild rose)(nas-REEN)
Danae (Greek goddess of music and poetry)(dah-NAY)Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...
January 15th, 2013 04:48 PM #45Senior Member
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- London, England
sunshine: Thanks, I can see the Arcadia - Arcade thing, but with the british pronunciation it sounds quite different.
lexiem: That's what I'm thinking too! I'm glad it's fun for someone though... I'm starting to freak out! only ten more weeks!
javad: I do like Allira, Senara, Cyra, Amaryllis and Nasrin! Danae I kind of forgot about. I took her of my list because I kind of wanted Perseus for a boy's name (and she was Perseus's mother) but Perseus isn't on the list anymore... There's a really beautiful Waterhouse painting, as well as a Klimt one and I like for a name to have some art or literature or history tied to it. Thank you!My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
January 15th, 2013 06:27 PM #47
I am sort of in awe at the incredibly beautiful names you have on your list so I haven't commented before, but eventually the list got the better of me...things might get a bit poetic from now on!
Circe* - despite the negative connotation in the Odyssey, otherwise, this name cannot be faulted. It sounds like the sea - a bit like Illyria in the way it flows off the tongue... Circe Illyria is gorgeous.
Fiammetta - I cannot get over Fiammetta. The painting is such a beautiful namesake - four syllables of pure indulgence, strong-willed yet sweet - LOVE.
Hespera - this name is both strong and wistful at the same time...if that's possible?
Illyria* - like Circe, Illyria flows so wonderfully - does it sound like water flowing to anyone else?
Lysandra - this name sounds so musical to me, like the title of a piece of classical music.
Melisande - unique and incredibly evocative: it reminds me of clouds scudding on windy days.
Oriana - I can picture an Oriana, hair whipped by the wind, running barefoot across the night sky - I'm getting quite into this now...
Oriel* - have always loved the -iel names - Oriel is so airy and light.
Rosamund - I have a weakness for all the 'rose' names, so just love this one.
1) Melisande or Circe (it's too difficult!)
Sorry if the descriptions were a bit much - I couldn't help myself Congratulations and good luck - I have no doubt that you will decide on a stunning name for your baby. (after you've managed to pick just one!)
January 15th, 2013 06:33 PM #49