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Thread: The Roo Redo
May 24th, 2013 12:47 PM #81
Haha, I love them too! I actually have one of these... they have a lot of really cute ones and plus it makes a really easy bday/xmas present idea for me from now on. Was just pointing it out in case you hadn't heard of them (Not sure if it is just an American thing?) You should definitely do a search for "pandora charms" and check them out but only as long as you hide your credit card from yourself first. =]Dominic James~ (Felicity : Julia : Rowena : Gabriel : Jude)
May 24th, 2013 02:35 PM #83
I wonder if you might try Aphrodite instead of Venus? I think Venus is more ripe for teasing (penis, venal, anus, etc) and at least in some of the old books I used to read, 'venus' was used as the personification of impersonal lust, as opposed to Eros, which was full, personal erotic love. Aphrodite is the same person but I think the name is more rarified (and might sound better with a single-syllable surname) and much less teasable.
Finally-- I've heard Alcyone pronounced with a long I (al-SYE-oh-nee) as well as the short. I do like the English pronuncaition much better, as the hard K makes the name sound very chemical (alkaline, alkaloids, etc). If you choose the long I sound, I think it pairs better with Illyria than with the short I.XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
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May 24th, 2013 03:04 PM #87Senior Member
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I'm just seeing this now, and I haven't had a chance to read through the many pages of replies, so perhaps your thoughts have updated. But I wanted to give you my general impression on the names from your original post.
Rosmerta- I like it a lot. Might even be my favorite of the names in your post. It feels friendly and a bit romantic. But is it different enough from Rosalind? If she's not a Rosalind will she be a Rosmerta?
Rozhanitsa- I like it in theory, but there's something about it that just doesn't feel quite right. I've known people named Rose, Anne, Anita, Nisa, Anisa, Rosa, and this name feels a bit like a smashing together of all of them.
Pandora- I like the sound of it, but the Pandora's box thing is a pretty strong association. Releasing all the evils of the world isn't exactly the coolest thing to do. This could be okay, but it is one of those names that I could see someone growing to not like during their life.
Melpomene- I'm not quite sure how to pronounce this one. The way I'm reading it makes it sound a little like pomelo but with switched around syllables and an added 'ene'. I think I could like the name, but it would take some time.
Pomeline- I like it. I don't know anything about it, but I like it in my first impression. It has a very noble sound quality to it to my ear. It's cool.
Polyhymnia- I don't like it. It'd be the first I'd cut from your list. Sounds like a scientific name, perhaps for someone who has an incredible love for many hymns "poly""hymn""mania".
Melusine- I like it. I don't know anything about it, but it leaves a nice first impression for me. I don't know if I'm pronouncing it right or not though. But I think it could be a cool choice.
Venus- Hmm... hmm... I really can't decide what I think about this name. I do think it'd make a good middle name, but I can't quite decide if I'd like it as a first name or not. It wouldn't be the one I'd pick from your list.
Are you definitely gonna be changing the middle names too? I really like Ilyria (sp?) that you have already (I can't recall the other middle name you originally chose at the moment).
I'll read through all the replies later, and if I think of any suggestions or anything, I'll send them your way.
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May 24th, 2013 06:05 PM #89Aurora - Aurelia - Elva - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Wisteria
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