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    Suggestions for a Byzantine Baby Bladette

    I'm expecting a small human, sex determined but unknown, in early December; I'd love to start namestorming!

    Requirements for a bladette (girl):

    - I don't care for frilly or lacy names
    - historical depth and namesakes are very important to me
    - no more than 1 middle name (brightline rule per husband)
    - at least one of the two names must be that of a saint recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church. This includes all Christian saints canonized before the Great Schism in the 11th century, and all Greek/Russian/Arab/Slavic saints canonized since.
    - baby's surname is distinctly Arabic and phonetically works like "Nawaal" or "Nasim." First syllable is Na- so any girls' name ending in -na is out.
    - since I'm not Arab, I'm not looking for an Arabic first name, but would consider one for the middle
    - I love medieval, romantic, strong girls' names
    - French names are great; I speak French fluently as does husband's Lebanese family. However in the States diacritical marks aren't allowed, so nothing whose pronunciation depends on one
    - should pair coherently with son Antoine Raphael

    Thoughts thus far
    Aquila
    Averill / Everild
    Anastasia
    Aristea
    Constance
    Cosima
    Cyrielle (prn. with hard K)
    Endellion
    Evanthe
    Lucienne
    Melisande
    Meriel
    Myriam
    Nerissa
    Rosamond
    Sunniva
    Sylvia


    Middles only
    Ambrosine
    Alair
    Apolline
    Cassiane
    Chrysanthe
    Eirene
    Floriane
    Maris / Marina
    Myrrine
    Noor
    Solenne
    Sylvaine
    Theophane

    Suggestions and combinations more than welcome. Until we find out the gender, husband has zero interest in discussing this, so feedback will be all mine.
    Last edited by blade; May 11th, 2013 at 05:42 PM.
    Blade, MD

    XY: AR
    XX: CVN

    Aquila * Chrysanthe * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Ione * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrra * Petra * Rosamond * Seraphine * Silvana * Theophane / Blaise * Cyprian * Darius * Evander * Giles * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Peregrine * Rainier

    كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Iman / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Najid _ Rafiq _ Tariq

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