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February 4th, 2013 11:32 PM #6Senior Member
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Very cool & interesting names! I like Niobe and Theonie the most.
Some others that might fit the bill:
Decima "Dezi" / "Dia"
Floriana "Flora" / "Florrie"
Isaura "Izzy" / "Ari"
Honorine "Nora" / "Onnie" / "Ria"
Tanaquil "Tansy" / "Quilla" / "Annie"
Viatrix "Vi" / "Trixie"
Zosime "Zo" / "Ozzy" / "Zimmy"
February 4th, 2013 11:34 PM #8Senior Member
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I'm sorry, but most of these aren't quite my style. I'm sure they're lovely and I just don't have the palate for them. Favorites of your list are Io and Penthea. Sidonia too.. though it's sort of halfway between Sedona and Sidonie (as in S. Gabrielle Colette) which I slightly prefer.
Adelphie has a fraternity feeling to me, for some reason.
Aiazeti - baked ziti
Avani - reminds me of the Italian "avanti"
Nayeli - pretty, but Aya makes me think of Ayahs, Indian nannies to British children.
Niobe - sounds a lot like Nairobi.. Not that that's a bad thing, just slightly confusing.
Parthenie and Theonie are too lispy-sounding for me.
Neutral on: Aoede, Asta (well, there's "hasta la vista") and Onile.
Some botanical ideas, mostly for my own enjoyment:
Cleome - Cleo
Anemone - Emmy. wonderful flower, also sea anemones...
Alchemilla - Millie? Is it Greek? I think so... it's the proper name for lady's mantle, a beautiful plant that catches dew in its leaves like silver beads. It seems like a cross between "alchemy" and "Camilla!"
Sykea - Kiki? An alternative to Psyche? Fig tree
Mentha - Mint. Does it need a nick?
Rudbeckia - Becky "Ruhd-BECK-iah" Black-eyed Susan! So you could use the nickname Susie too. Woops! This one's not Greek. Named after Olaus Rudbeck, teacher of Linnaeus.
February 4th, 2013 11:45 PM #10
Thessaly or Thalassa - Tess, Tessa, Tessie
Octavia - Tavi, Avi
Persephone - Persy, Sephy, Effie
Ariadne - Addy
Corisande - Cori, Cora, Sandy, Andy
Aurelia - Lee, Lia, Rae
Philomela - Mellie, Phil, Pip, Pippa, Olie
Philomina - all the above plus Min, Mina, and Minnie
Calliope - Callie
Basilia - Baz, Lil, Lia, Lee
Persis - Persy, Polly
Concordia - Connie, Cordi, Cora, Dee, Didi
Athena - Thena, Thea
Astraea - Tay, Tea, Ray, Raya
Ceridwen - Winnie
Innana - Nan
Calypso - Callie, Pip, Sosie
Minerva - Min, Minnie
Morigan - Maggie
Calixta - Callie, Lita
Pandora - Pan, Panda, Dora, Dory, Dot, Dottie
Tulia - Tuli
Phaedra - Phae (prn Faye)
Artemis - Artie, Archie
Nikita - Nik, Nikki, Kit, Kitty
Parthenia - Thea, Nia, Thena
Rhiannon - Rhi, Annie, Nan
Cressida - Cress, Sidda, Sid
Zipporah - Zip, Zippy
Elisheva - Shev, Sheva, Ellie
Arcadia - Cady, Dee, Didi, Ari
Jerusha or Jerusalem - Jeri
Salome - Sally, Mae
Keziah - Kizzy
For you I also like Dido and Isis, which are short, spunky, and mythical all on their own.
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Marlowe | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or August Reeve | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Thea Marina or Judah 'Jude' Reeve
Just a grad student dreaming ahead...
February 4th, 2013 11:47 PM #12
I know that's not necessarily how most mean it, it's just how my brain interprets it!
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February 4th, 2013 11:50 PM #14Senior Member
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