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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by kala_way View Post
    1. I'm confused. These are all boys names: Asher, Felix, Sawyer, Merit, Silas
    and these are all girls names: Ophelia/Ofelia, Maxine, Marian, Ruby, Alys, Faye, Cordelia, Eleanor, Flora/Florence, Cora

    Maybe Merit Faye or Merit Cordelia. Merit is the only one I can imagine on a girl.

    2. Are you Spanish? If you're white, Germanic and live in Kansas I'd say, no, don't use the Spanish version, but if it has some meaning/connection to your background then go for it. I think most people will pronounce both the same, so if you really want that pronunciation you'll be correcting people constantly.
    They are all names I am considering for a daughter or a son, so they are all girl or boy names to me. I am not Hispanic, but I speak Spanish. My husband is of Navajo decent, and I am a mutt of English, Welsh, and Greek.
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelbrein View Post
    Merit Ruby
    Merit Alys (prn. elise or alice?)
    It's the Welsh variation of Alice. I would pronounce it the same, but I think it usually has a little more inflection on the L. Like a-LYSS.
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashthedreamer View Post
    My first thoughts:

    Silas Ophelia
    Sawyer Ruby
    Felix Eleanor
    Asher Faye

    I also quite love the suggestion of Merit Cordelia, as well. But Silas Ophelia/Silas Ofelia is my favorite. I prefer Ophelia by a mile (it's on my own list as a MN), but I see no problem using Ofelia, especially since it's only a mn. It seems like it has significance to you, so why not?
    Felix Eleanor is awesome!

    I feel like Ophelia is an uncommon enough name that people would be confused by it anyway. So why not go with the pronunciation I like more? People still butcher Rowan's name even though I think it is so easy to say and spell. They always ask me how to spell it, and I usually have to repeat it aloud at least once. People think I'm saying Roland or Rollin or something.
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

  4. #12
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    Ofelia was the name of a Danish saint (and was probably the name Shakespeare was going for with Ophelia), so I don't see a problem with using that spelling even if you're not Hispanic.
    Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar and Catherine "Cate" Ophelia
    Future Daughters: Isobel "Zoe" Theophania, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine
    Future Sons: Alexander "Olek" Crispin/Leopold, Dominic "Nico" Valentine

    Nicholas ~ William ~ Alexander ~ Sebastian ~ Gabriel ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Oliver ~ Crispin ~ Gregory
    Zoe ~ Catherine ~ Veronica ~ Penelope ~ Elizabeth ~ Daphne ~ Anastasia ~ Seraphina ~ Ophelia ~ Felicity

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    I prefer Ofelia to Ophelia! It's beautiful!
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