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Thread: Would love your name ideas...
July 7th, 2013 10:04 PM #26
Since Hubs loves Isabella, have you considered Isadora or Arabella? Or Annabelle, which is quite Southern.
Some common Irish girl names without convoluted spellings:
Bridget (from the goddess Brighid)
Liadan (nn Lia?)
Sinead - I know we're treading into Gaelic-y waters here, but you could call her Jane!
Maureen (from Mairin)
Suanach - perhaps an alternative to Susannah? It is quite Gaelic, even though it's pronounced as spelled.
Aisling - perhaps my favorite "common" Irish name, as it means "dream or vision"
One suggestion I have is a variant of Rose: There's the Gaelic Roisin (ro-sheen) and slightly anglicized Rosaleen, as well as Rosalind, Rosalie, Rosamond, and the spunky nickname Ros.
Names that hopefully fit one or more of your personal criteria:
Josephine (for all the reasons you love Josiah, plus Josephine March and the spunkiness of Jo on a girl)
Cornelia or Cordelia
Charlotte (for the South, and vintage nn Lottie)
Magdalen (clunky, quirky, and an Ma- name)
Abigail (Biblical and very similar in feel to Agatha)
Philomena OR Wilhelmina (as in Mina Harker!)
Victoria (classical, but underused)
Theodora or Dorothea
Augusta (perfectly Southern name with a lot of history)
Elmira or Almira
Hadassah (vintage Biblical name that gives me a similar vibe as Susannah)
Stella (or Stelmaria if you're feeling totally adventurous!)
Zipporah or variant Sephora (One of my favorite Bible names...too out there?)
Hope this helpsZion Nathaniel ~ Solomon Fable ~ Balthazar Wolf ~ Malachi Sparrow nn Kai ~ Tobias Rowan ~ Ender _____ ~ Caspian _____
Alice Willow ~ Ophelia Fawn or Ophelia Wren ~ Lucia Pearl ~ Eve Wisteria nn Evie ~ and second-guessing River Selene
Cirina Wryn, Narnia Rose, Luna Seraphine, Parthenia Nyx, Astoria, Illyria, Gwyneira, Farasha, Serafina, Senara, Soraya, Faerydae
Orion Melchior North, Tobias Loki, Edmund, Frost, Oberon, Hawthorne, Kenshin, Bastion, Remiel, Atreyu
July 7th, 2013 10:18 PM #28Member
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