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May 7th, 2013 09:03 PM #11Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
Started my NaNoWriMo novel - Kith nor Kin -- read it here if you'd like and feel free to comment -- http://kithnorkin.wordpress.com/ Chapter 20 is up
Proud Mama to:
Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
TTC #2 by Christmas 2014
May 7th, 2013 09:12 PM #13
And I ADORE Helena. Helen seems unfinished and clipped, to me. But Helena is beautiful. It has a fantastic meaning and history. I didn't like it originally, but when I used it on a character and started thinking and saying it a lot I grew to love it.
Start saying it more. It flows so perfectly off the tongue, it doesn't drop in your mouth when you say it like so many other names do. When you say it quickly it sounds like water, when you say it slowly it sounds romantic, like music. It evokes images of roses and fields, of oceans and sunshine. It's lightly exotic with it's roots in Greece, but so simple and subtle that it doesn't surprise or shock you. It's like an acquired taste or a chill pool, you start slowly and grow to love it as you spend time with it. It becomes more interesting, more beautiful every day, every time you hear or say it.
I'm legitimately sitting here whispering it to myself in my empty kitchen because it just sounds so nice. I might end up using it in spite of my character, because of how deeply I've fallen in love with this name.I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
May 7th, 2013 11:24 PM #15Senior Member
Girls: Filomena, Harper, Lavinia
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- Aug 2011
Boys: Atticus, Leo, Roman
May 7th, 2013 11:37 PM #17
Helena is gorgeous! It's not quite on my favourites list but pretty close. It's elegant, beautiful and feminine while being strong and grounded at the same time. Helen of Troy is a great reference, as is Queen Victoria's daughter Helena, and I believe it's a character from Shakespeare (can't remember which play though, might be something I haven't read). Helen is nice also but doesn't seem as feminine.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Portia, Victoria, Diana, Felicity, Juliet, Scarlett
Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Orlando, Darcy, Tristan, Deveraux, Riordan
May 8th, 2013 01:53 AM #1921 year old who loves names, books, and languages.
Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Genevieve Pearl, Eva Rosalind, Rose Fiammetta
Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas James, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett