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May 15th, 2013 12:15 AM #66
Thoughts (my favourites are in bold):
Aquila- I have a friend named Aqila pronounced ack-il-ah, which often gets mispronounced uh-keel-ah, so Aquila doesn't quite sit right with me
Everild- I like the image I get of this name- spring and forests and clear ponds- but it feels a bit masculine
Anastasia- stunning, dramatic, feels exotic but familiar at the same time
Aristea- lovely, sounds very ancient and historical
Constance- not a fan of most virtue names, sorry
Cosima: pretty and feminine, upper-class-British vibe, very wearable and I can picture this on all kinds of girls from a tomboy to a girly-girl
Endellion- I love the reference to the town (never been there but it looks so pretty in pictures) and the King Arthur legends. The name is nice but seems a bit masculine
Evanthe- smooth, silky sound, pretty and girly, and easy to wear
Kyrielle- you may run into pronunciation issues, but I really like this. I love names that are both historical and international
Melisande: gorgeous, elegant and regal. it sounds like the name of a medieval queen to me
Meriel- magical, fantasylike and whimsical but grounded and totally usable
Myriam- I'm much more familiar with Miriam so this seems off, sorry
Nerissa- has a mythical, mysterious quality that really appeals to me. The Merchant of Venice is my favourite Shakespeare play and Nerissa is a great character.
Rosamond- sweet, girly, and friendly. as a horse lover I love the "ros" names and their horse-related meanings
Sunniva- nice choice to honour Arabic heritage, totally works in North America
Sylvia- never liked this, sorry, and I think there are much more interesting choices on your list
Hope I wasn't too harsh... I'm not too good at suggesting combos but I'll try, sorry if I repeat:
Rosamond Cassiane (really loving this!)
and love suggestions of Cosima Noor, Cosima Melisande, Cosima Apolline, Nerissa Sylvaine, and Rosamond Chrysanthe (I was going to suggest this but someone beat me to it) Your little Bladette will be one well-named person!~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Portia, Felicity, Juliet
Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Prospero, Orlando, Darcy
May 15th, 2013 06:54 AM #68Senior Member
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Congratulations, blade! I guess I missed all the news
Your list is fantastic, I love almost every name on it. My favorites are:
Aquila - have you considered Aquilina? I guess I like it even more.
Cosima - it's growing on me and know I see it as a very pretty and sophisticated name.
Rosamond - lovely, much prefer Rosamond over Rose.
Constance - I guess I am biased here because it is my relative's name but I just love Constance. It's full of vintage charm but not too dated and has some nice nicknames.
Endellion - oh, I am really glad somebody considers Endellion, it's such a beautiful name. Personally, I would use Endelienta to make it less "David Cameron" but I assume you like Endellion the way it is.
Melisande - not a huge fan of this but together with your son's name it sounds perfect.
I would avoid Anastasia and Kyrielle because they are much less interesting than other names on your list plus Anastasia is too close to Antoine and Kyrielle may be mispronounced.
May 15th, 2013 08:33 AM #70Senior Member
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- somewhere in Europe
Okay, I'm a bit late to this thread, but here's my two cents...
Of the names on your lists, I like:
Averill (this is actually my clear favourite)
Sylvia (prefer Silvia spelling)
Eirene (but I do prefer Irene)
My top pick for you, however, would be either Clélie or Clelia. It fits the French bill (especially if spelled Clélie), dates back to antiquity (in the Cloelia form), and works really well with Antoine. I think it would work spelled Clelie (or Clely, another variant that's sometimes used).
Some of my favourite unusual saints' names: Leocadia, Alodia, Eulalia, Julitta, Odilia
Some other (mostly ancient Greco-Roman) names that you might consider: Xanthe, Sybil, Calanthe, Zinovia, Iris, Rhea, Acacia, Zoraida, Aleida, Tullia, Amalthea, Celandine, Serilda, Ludema*****************************
*Mother to twins Charles and Samuel*
May 19th, 2013 11:53 AM #72
Wow, no more posting in a rush for me. I can't believe I confused a Spanish and a French name. Thanks Berries, for not flaming me over my ignominious gaffe.
May 19th, 2013 05:29 PM #74
Just wanted to thank everyone again for their comments (including yours, @saracita ). @bonfireazalea, thank you for going through each name in such a detailed fashion and delving into imagery. It's great to see how others perceive a particular name.Blade, MD
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