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Thread: September Sister
May 16th, 2013 04:21 PM #1Senior Member
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We are expecting a babe in early September. I received some really great suggestions on an earlier post. Now I have a more refined list.
A little background: We have two daughters, Cora Adelaide and Vesper Irene. We didn't plan on it, but nicknames have become integral to our family dynamic. C often goes by Belle at home, short for Corabelle, and V goes by Pip or Pippa. She is just such a Pip! Each of the girls names includes one Saint (Adelaide, Irene), at least one strong literary reference (Cora, Last of the Mohicans; Vesper, Casino Royale; Irene, Sherlock Holmes) and one Greek/Roman goddess reference (Cora, Irene).
We are looking for a name that suits a little sister. We would like one name to reference a Saint, Roman or Orthodox. We like the goddess theme we have going and would like to continue it if we can; Other Greek/Roman mythological names and perhaps other mythology are game. If we can find a literary reference, too, well that would just be gravy. Nickname potential is helpful, but I know these things tend to evolve organically.
We like vintage-y names and are drawn to those of English/German, Greek, Latin, Welsh and Scandinavian origin.
Here's our short list:
Tove/Tovia - prn Tov/Tovah or Tovi-ya; Scandinavian origin includes a Thor reference. We love the sound and meaning of this name.
Ariadne - Cretin goddess of fertility, perfect for this surprise babe? NN potential like none other. Saint.
Athena/Thea - doesn't get much more goddess than Athena. St. Thea.
Gwyneth - My favorite, Papa Owlett not so convinced. NN Gwen or Winnie. St Gwen.
Other names under consideration:
Josephine nn Joss, or Posey - Satints Josephine and Joseph
Felicity nn Flick - Saint
Willa (Possibility of Wilhelmina, honors an important family member). More St Williams than you can shake a stick at.
Petra - Bl Petra, Saint Peter
Pilar - Marian title
We also like Thisbe, Hero and Blythe for their literary connections. Maybe have mn potential?
Thoughts? Considerations? Other suggestions? Do any "match" particularly well?
And a big thank you to the Berries who helped me start this list.
Last edited by owlett; May 19th, 2013 at 04:26 PM.Mama to Belle & Pip
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