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  1. #16
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    I love Apollonia! In Catalan, it's Apol·lònia, which I think is AMAZING! You can hear that version here: http://www.forvo.com/word/apol%C2%B7l%C3%B2nia/#ca

    Thing is, as much as I love it, I don't really know what to do with it.
    Lucia
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  2. #18
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    Love, Love, LOVE Apollonia! I go back and forth between this spelling and the Slovak Apolena (though this one is said slightly different). While it is of Greek origin, it has a history in Italy as well (in my family, mainly Sicily and in the Belluno region of Northern Italy -- though in my family appears more frequently as the male form, Apollonio). Apollonia is the patron saint of my great-grandmother's town in Belluno. Also, in Latin, Polonia is the word for Poland, so I also like it because it works to connect both of my parents heritage.

    My preferred nickname is Polly, but I could see Nia or Nina (as well as Apple).

    Ideas That I have had:

    Apollonia Josephine
    Apollonia Eva (also Eva Apollonia)
    Apollonia Evangeline (very long though)
    Apollonia Regina
    Apollonia Irene
    "Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow

    Domenico, Gianfranco, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa, Valerio
    Katarina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Romana, Alba, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirellina, Arianell, Sonia, Talia, Cordelia, Leona/Leonie

  3. #20
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    Yes! Purple Rain was exactly what I tought of too. Sorry, but I can't imagine it as a real name in the US as a consequence

  4. #22
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    Thanks Berries!
    I never thought of the purple Rain association before!
    Honeysuckle * Persephone * Evlalia * Wildflower * Wildrose * Wolf * Nocturne * Kitten * Seraphine * Andromache * Annabel * Kassandra * Elysia * Psyche * Hero * Nevermore * Poem * Echo * Remember * Lilith * Rosa * Blue Lily * Snow.

    Wolfgang * Orpheus * Amadeus * Dorian * Quentin * Luce * Dante * Patch * Hades * Prometheus * Zephra * Winter * Viktor * Edgar * Valor * Saintcrow * Prosper * Heathcliff * Raven.

    Vasiliki "Belle",
    My witchy kitty, Maurice.

  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsweater View Post
    Purple Rain.
    Exactly! But i think that's awesome though, i love myself a bit of 80's kitch!
    ~ Mama to Juniper and Arlo ~

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