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April 18th, 2013 02:31 PM #1Senior Member
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- Dec 2012
- Lijiang, China
A Couple New Discoveries--- Thoughts?
I've come across a couple of new names over the past few days, and I'm interested in getting some thoughts about them.
1- Solon (pronounced soh-lun)-- an ancient Greek name meaning 'wise-one'
2- Sulien (I can't figure out if it's pronounced seel-ee-en or sul-yen, any Welsh speakers here in Nameberry that could shed some light on the pronunciation?)-- a Welsh name meaning 'sun-born'
3- Bolan-- an Irish name meaning 'little poet'
4- Olin--- an English name meaning 'holy'
I like these names, the sound and the meaning. Plus, as our kid's are half-Chinese and will be largely raised in China, these names actually have potentially much closer matching Chinese names then most of our other top options. So I am quite intrigued by these names at the moment. The first two in particular are quite intriguing to me.
What are your thoughts?Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...
April 18th, 2013 02:35 PM #3Senior Member
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- Jul 2012
- London, England
April 18th, 2013 03:23 PM #5Senior Member
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- Jan 2013
- SD, CA
I like them all very much. I am finding that I really like the long O sound in names. I particularly love Olin from your list.Mama to
Desmond Sanders, born 7/2013
and dog son, Lambeau
April 18th, 2013 03:25 PM #7*Magnolia Alice / Evangeline ? / Adelia Clover / Athena Florence/
Genevieve ? / Georgiana Marion/ Eugenie Marigold/ Ondine Hattie/ Lilia*Liliana*
*Osias /Augusten /Thatcher/ Ignatius /Hawthorne/Banyan/
Peregrine /Fennec/Asher /Hugo /Beau/ August/ Maximus*
April 18th, 2013 03:35 PM #9
1- Solon - I like this rare Greek name and its meaning.
2- Sulien - I love the meaing of 'sun-born'.
3- Bolan-- an Irish name with a great meaning 'little poet' but it makes me think of the tragic singer-songwriter Marc Bolan of the glam rock group T.Rex.
4- Olin--- I associate this name as more Scandinavian than English due to Swedish actress Lena Olin.
I like Sulien and Solon the best but I still feel that they're similar to Rayhan. I think Sulien with its three-syllable pronunciation would be the best choice of the four.All the best,