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April 11th, 2013 10:41 PM #16Senior Member
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If it makes any difference, the Donovans I've known have been Vans, just as how the Dominics I've known have been called Nic/Nick.
I think Philomena is incredibly striking, but I don't think its unusable. It reminds me of one of the names my own best friend wants to use - Raphaela (and, I've already been informed, NEVER Ella!) Flowery and a bit dramatic, but not completely unwieldy.
April 11th, 2013 11:11 PM #18Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
College student and avid name nerd.
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April 11th, 2013 11:35 PM #20Member
Cassarah proud mummy bear to: Persephone Elizabeth Rose aka Persey aged 2
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Step mummy to the darling Rhylee Isabella and Emmersyn Maree aged 5
Expecting baby number 4.
A girl will Juniper Cleo Sawyer aka Juno
A boy will be Tobias William Jack aka Toby
April 12th, 2013 02:40 AM #22
Philomena is one of those names that seems perfectly realistic in a book or whimsical other-world where the impossible is all very possible. Sadly, I don't think that applies to our day-to-day lives; I couldn't take, say, a psychiatrist or lawyer named Philomena seriously. Someone with an over-the-top, breezy name like that in a serious setting would come off as flaky to me.
Image aside, there was a time I almost started to grow on the name. Since it's become the next Maeve, however, I can't even see it as a GP now.~Favorites of the moment~
Girls: Sonya, Caroline, Sakura, Carmilla, Terra
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April 12th, 2013 03:23 PM #24
Van instead of Donnie, but I don't know. I'll keep it in mind and maybe it'll grow on me. I think Raphaela is beautiful too, and Ella would be a cute nickname to it; to bad your friend doesn't like it!
Minka reminds me too much of mink. Now I'm just being picky; I guess Mina is good enough, especially since the whole name is so worth it.
Ione's best friend was named Philomena. She was a dear family friend. Ever since then the name just really grew on me, and I love it. I love that it evokes whimsical, other-wordly feelings because I love to write stories and plays. I started in my childhood, often wishing (and I still do) that this world had magic. I love the name because I could see it in a story, and I'm hoping that my children would be able to make a name for themselves in this world. I guess that's why I want them to have such unique names that the people they meet will remember them.aurora- autumn- ashwyn- bambi- bernadette- calliope- emmalou- henriette- indigo- ione- january- lark- leela- llewellyn- lydia- marnie- molly- narnia- noelle- oralee- penelope- philomena- rain- raven- roxy- ruby- snow- tessa- thora- waverly- willow- winter- wren- zoe | abel- aesop- angus- banjo- bartholomew- bear- bruce- burkley- darwin- elliot- finn- flynn- foster- henry- indigo - knox - laszlo - lyle - navy - nemo - noah - otis - oakley - rainn - thatcher - thomas - thompson - titus - zen