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Thread: A Vision of Fiammetta!
January 31st, 2013 12:53 AM #11Senior Member
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Woohoo! Hooray for Foo!
Warm names... fiery flowers and tings:
Daffodil or Jonquil
Marigold, or marsh-marigold...
While I’m on botanicals, I think Ffion could be delightful with Fiammetta, though foxglove isn’t exactly fiery.
Peony -Peonies are so Fiammetta-like. They were named for Paeon, god of healing. which is nice.
Tighearnach - a man’s name, but it’s so frickin cool. Irish for “lord” Sounds like “tiger-night” to me.. which makes me think of Blake.
Flannery (“red valor” and Flannery O’Connor is an excellent namesake)
Vesta or Hestia..
Azar (fire in Persian)
Heliodora (“gift of the sun” Greek)
Amaterasu (Japanese sun goddess, means “shining over heaven”)
Sounia (epithet of Athena- from “sun”)
Tesni (you suggested this to me at one point - “warmth of the sun”)
Capucine (for nasturtium - spicy orange flower, grows in Monet’s garden)
Vivendel (bring her back!)
Orpin (bright yellow/red pigment, orpin rose - rhodiola.. incredible plant, grows in the Himalayas, many medicinal properties)
Odalisque (great painting by Ingres... Ok now that I look it up: an odalisque was basically a geisha, so maybe not.. but such a wonderful-sounding word.)
Olympia (Manet's Olympia actually beats Ingres' Odalisque, if you ask me)
Olalla (variant of Eulalia)
Oleksandra (Ukranian Alexandra)
Olivette (feminization of Oliver, apparently the heroine of an opera by Audran)
Orinda (from “or” - gold, or
Ouida (variation of Louise, which I know you love. Nom de plume of eccentric English novelist and socialite Maria Louise Ramé)
Ochre (dunno if it’s a name, but it’s certainly in Fiammetta’s palette)
I love Olwen with its beautiful meaning of “white footprint.” Makes me think of someone who “walks in peace.”
You could sacrifice Orlando to Foo, since it’s quite androgynous. Or not.
I think you could also get Foo from middles that have the oo-sound.
Fiammetta Luned Rouge for instance. Red moon!
And Fiammetta Olwen Ostara is just lovely. Footprints and the sun rising.. morning journeys.. Ostara from "east toward sunrise" as you surely know.
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January 31st, 2013 02:59 AM #15
Some additional ideas ...
FIAMMETTA Olive Odessa
FIAMMETTA Olive Olathe
FIAMMETTA Olive Ondine
FIAMMETTA Olive Ophelia
FIAMMETTA Olive Ophira
FIAMMETTA Olive Ottavia
FIAMMETTA Opal Odessa
FIAMMETTA Opal Olathe
FIAMMETTA Opal Ondine
FIAMMETTA Opal Ophelia
FIAMMETTA Opal Ophira
FIAMMETTA Opal Ottavia
FIAMMETTA Orly Oceana
FIAMMETTA Orly Odessa
FIAMMETTA Orly Olathe
FIAMMETTA Orly Ondine
FIAMMETTA Orly Ophelia
FIAMMETTA Orly Ophira
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January 31st, 2013 08:01 AM #17
Aww Foo, how adorable! I immediately love the image of Ostara, it is so full of sparkle and crackling fires and magic and really seems to compliment Fiammetta very well. Although if you did use Lexiem's suggestion of Oona, then you wouldn't need to find and additional O-middle to get to your nn. I do agree you should tryyy to steer away from similar endings, but I think you could get away with using one mn with an a-ending, especially since it is such a popular one for the O names (just as long as all 3 don't end the same).
Blade's suggestion of Ophir is wonderful, and Emma's Olwen Ostara is gorgeous! I know you like those -wen names. I supppse Ori is still out of the running? I just love the meaning, pretty perfect for Fiammetta. You could still use Orli though (or Orla but that brings you back to the ends-in-a problem). Hmm, Oinone, Olympe, Onora, Ozark? Another possible idea, I'll be back to help with if you like...
Would a final O-ending lend itself to the same nn the way you see it? Like Fiammetta Ostara Callisto? (Echo, Hero, Socorro, etc)
January 31st, 2013 08:38 AM #19Senior Member
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January 31st, 2013 09:11 AM #21Senior Member
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January 31st, 2013 09:20 AM #23
Ooh, thank you all so much!
I like so many of the suggestions...
Namelover77: I do like Oona, it's super cute but I feel weird using such an Irish name for some reason.
Sessha: Omarosa, Ophira, Orinda, Orli, Osprey are all beautiful! Ophelie is gorgeous, but I think I prefer the -a ending. Orchid, I'm torn on this. It's a beautiful flower and such a strong little thing, but I have never been able not to kill one. They come into my home and die at my hands every time.
Kibby: Orianthe is gorgeous, I've never heard of it before!
Goodkarmavt: Ofeibea is actually very cute, thanks!
Lex: Ophelia is only vetoed as a first name, boyfriend really likes it as a middle. Especially with a happy sweet first name. Fiammetta Oya Ophelia is gorgeous.
Ash: Thank you! The baby feels pretty lively and spunky, so I think Fiammetta would be suitable. As I said above, I don't have the best history with orchids... but it is a glorious combo. Maybe Orchil Ophelia instead?
Augusta: Fiamma would be a sweet nickname, could definitely do that as well!
Jyoti: I like Odele! Very pretty and elegant, and still feels warm and sweet. I'm so glad you're loving Illyria, it's so pretty isn't it?
BladeyBlade: I forgot Oriel which I love! Thank you! And Ophir and Osanne are both gorgeous names with fantastic associations! I'm glad you think I can still use Foo, I'm pretty set on it in my head!
Emma: I'm actually blaming you for my new found fondness of cute and spunky nicknames! I love Peony, peonies is one of my favourite flowers! I also love Garnet, Azar, Saffron (!!), Tesni, Capucine, Vivendel, Orpin, Olympia, Oleksandra and Olivette. I agree that Olympia is a masterpiece, I do love Manet so much. Olivette is super cute, but would that rule out Oliver for a boy?
Lori: yay, lori-combos! I love the Olive Ondine, Olive Ophelia, Orly Oceana and Orly Ophira ones especially!
Amy: Thank you, I think Ostara suits Fiammetta very well. Ori would be perfect, but boyfriend has Hebrew name issues. I do like Onora, it's so pretty and sweet! And I like your idea of a name that ends in -o, especially Callisto, Hero and Socorro, they sound amzing with Fiammetta!
Emms (again): I like similar endings as well, I think it brings a whole ness to things. But it depends on the name. It might be my Russian genes kicking in... Fiammetta Oleksandra Ostara does have a certain something. And it would honor a family member.
Metami: Oxanna is pretty cute!My darling Rosalind Illyria, born March 2013
January 31st, 2013 09:42 AM #25
You probably don't need more options since you seem to have so many great options, but you could also get nn Foo using a mn with a double o ex. Fiametta Noor = flame & lightMommy to John Alexander & 3 furbabies; Maggie the dog, Rex & Bella the wannabe lions
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January 31st, 2013 10:49 AM #27
January 31st, 2013 10:56 AM #29
Didn't you once say Baby's godfather speaks Arabic? Noor is a completely non-religious name (not Muslim, not Christian, though it's given by both and imparted some religious significance, as any name meaning 'light' often is). If you ,I've it, it would be entirely appropriate.
Curious on your thoughts re: Ostara and previous reluctance to use the nameof a major deity?
Quite like Fiammetta Oriel Noor; or, for a double A, Fiammetta Orinda Noor. (Orinda= beautiful gold)
PS I know Fiammetta was somewhat of the dark horse, but I think it's really perfect for you. You've been drawn to sweet names with diminutives (like Pareerou), which you get both in meaning ("little flame") and with the myriad nicknames that will arise. In your very first posts you were certain you wanted something with a painterly/artistic connection, and you get that.
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