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  1. #1
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    Greek and Roman names

    I haven't been on for a few weeks because I was so busy with Nelly. But now I am back, with a bunch of new names.
    (I started thinking about future babies a few days ago - we are going to start TTC sometime next year and I would like to have a name picked)
    I am crazy in love with ancient names recently - you know, especially Greek, Latin, Roman and Welsh ones. These are some medieval and ancient ideas so far
    A
    Aemilia
    Aldora
    Alexandrine
    Amandine
    Amy
    Araminta
    Arianwen
    B
    Beata
    Blanca
    Bronwen
    C
    Caledonia
    Cerelia
    Circe
    Cytheria
    D
    Dafna, Daphna
    Dita(maybe nickname for Perdita)
    Dorothy
    E
    Elletra
    Endelientha
    Eridian
    Euphraxia
    Euprosinia
    F
    Faina
    Fides
    G
    Gemelle
    Glikeria
    Gwenore
    H
    Hespera
    Hippolyta
    Hyacinth
    I
    Illythyia
    Isaura
    Isidora
    J
    Justine
    K
    Kapitolina
    Kara
    Kira
    L
    Laelia
    Levana
    Livia
    Livie
    M
    Malva
    N
    Nemea
    Nova
    O
    Olympia
    Orianthe
    P
    Panthea
    Pelagia
    Philippina
    Priscilla
    Proserpina
    R
    Rhianna
    Rhiannon
    S
    Selena
    Sybil
    Sophronia
    Stella
    T
    Tanaquil
    Tatiana
    V
    Veronica
    Vesna
    Vitaline
    X
    Xenia
    Z
    Zinaida
    Zoya

    I would like as many ideas, comments and suggestions as you can. Honestly, I don't have any time to search through books and Internet so my list is quite short(unfortunately, my big list was deleted).
    I enjoy not only Greek, Latin, Welsh but also vintage British, colonial, nature and historic names. Any ideas on these would also be great
    P.S. Nelly's full name is Cornelia Hermione Winter if it helps.
    Victoria

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  2. #3
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    I'll comment on these first, then I'll be back with ideas.

    Aemilia - I think this is very beautiful. It would make a lovely sister for Cornelia I think, both classic ancient Roman names.
    Aldora - Not a huge fan. Maybe because I, in general, dislike -dora names.
    Alexandrine - It sounds nasal and whiny to me. I'd prefer Alexandria.
    Amandine - Cute, sounds very Parisian to me.
    Amy - Classic and sweet.
    Araminta - Pretty, and would look good with big sis.
    Arianwen - Love this name, so beautiful. Cornelia and Arianwen would be smashing.
    Beata - I love this so much. A stunning name.
    Blanca - Eeh, not a fan.
    Bronwen - Beautiful, although I like Branwen more.
    Caledonia - Very pretty, but only as a middle.
    Cerelia - Boring.
    Circe - Love! As you might see in my sig, this is one of my very favourites, and have been since I was four-ish. I adore it.
    Cytheria - Epic epithet of Aphrodite. Beautiful.
    Dafna, Daphna - I'd prefer classic Dafne or Daphne. The -a looks weird at the end if this one.
    Dita (maybe nickname for Perdita) - Huge fan for personal reasons . Perdita's beautiful, and would be gorgeous with Nelly.
    Dorothy - I only think of the Wizard of Oz.
    Elletra - Elettra or Electra would be better.
    Endelientha - Beautiful, but I'd stick it in the middle.
    Eridian - Sounds like a boy name. Like a fantasy thing.
    Euphraxia - Pretty, another for the middle I think.
    Euprosinia - Same as above.
    Faina - I like this, very Ukrainian.
    Fides - Nice mythological association, but the name isn't so great.
    Gemelle - You're joking? It's the Italian word for twins.
    Glikeria - Sounds like a disease.
    Gwenore - Beautiful, and I think it would fit perfectly with Cornelia.
    Hespera - Again, see my signature. I love love love this.
    Hippolyta - Lovely, but has Hippo in it.
    Hyacinth - Good for a middle.
    Illythyia - Illithyia would be better, and for the middle.
    Isaura - Isauria? I quite like it.
    Isidora - Pretty, would be lovely with Cornelia.
    Justine - Sweet, would be lovely for the middle spot.
    Kapitolina - No, you can do better than that!
    Kara - Cara, please? Very cute.
    Kira - Beautiful, I prefer Keira but that's me.
    Laelia - Sweet.
    Levana - Eeh, boring.
    Livia - Yes, this one's good. One of the best ones here I think.
    Livie - No, the above is better.
    Malva - This just sounds wrong.
    Nemea - as in the Nemean Lion? Quite cool, I like Nemera more.
    Nova - Pretty and I like the star connection.
    Olympia - Beautiful, and again, on my list. So queenly and statuesque.
    Orianthe - Pretty in the middle.
    Panthea - Cool and mothesque.
    Pelagia - Beautiful and oceanlike.
    Philippina - Nope.
    Priscilla - Beautiful, it would fit in well with your daughter's name.
    Proserpina - Yes! So lovely.
    Rhianna - Nope, due to the singer.
    Rhiannon - Love this, her myth, the name and the cult.
    Selena - Gorgeous, though I prefer Selene.
    Sybil - Lovely, and has the same vintage feel as Cornelia.
    Sophronia - Very pretty.
    Stella - Cute and adorable.
    Tanaquil - I love this. So faerielike and beautiful.
    Tatiana - Enchanting, I like Titania more, but that's personal taste.
    Veronica - Gorgeous, and would be perfect with Nelly.
    Vesna - Sounds like Vespa with a n
    Vitaline - Sounds like a health shop.
    Xenia - Love!!! So cute and pretty and tough.
    Zinaida - Quite pretty.
    Zoya - Reminds me of soy...

    My favourite first names for Nelly's little sis:
    Aemilia, Araminta, Arianwen, Perdita, Gwenore, Isidora, Livia, Pelagia, Sybil & Veronica

    Middles:
    Amandine, Beata, Bronwen, Caledonia, Circe, Cytheria, Daphne, Elettra, Endelientha, Hespera, Hippolyta, Hyacinth, Illithyia, Isauria, Justine, Cara, Kira, Nemea, Nova, Olympia, Oriantha, Panthea, Proserpina, Rhiannon, Sophronia, Stella, Tanaquil, Tatiana, Xenia
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

  3. #5
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    Ok, suggestions!!

    Amarantha
    Argante
    Aurelia
    Azenor
    Bellicent
    Berenice
    Camilla
    Cassandra
    Ceridwen
    Drusilla
    Eirawen
    Eudora
    Euphemia
    Evadne
    Genoveva
    Giselle
    Hemera
    Hypatia
    Juventas
    Lavinia
    Leocadia
    Lucretia
    Luscinia
    Lysistrata
    Mafalda
    Marisque
    Matidia
    Melisent
    Messalina
    Musidora
    Nerissa
    Octavia
    Oriana
    Ortygia
    Philomena
    Polyxena
    Quintina
    Ravenna
    Roxana
    Sabrina
    Servilia
    Stellifera
    Tullia
    Vega
    Venatrix
    Xanthe
    Zenobia
    Zephyria
    Zorya
    Zosteria

    By the way, we're planning on starting for number two in February/March
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

  4. #7
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    Thank you so much, otillie, you are a super sweetheart. I didn't expect somebody to comment on all names, but wow
    And about Gemelle...it was my SO! I don't know where did he found this but he jumped around me and talked about such a pretty name. I don't speak Italian and I haven't looked the name up because I was feeding Nelly then...SO will have a serious talk with me, ha ha. I should have though about Gemini thing.
    From your suggestions, all lovely, I especially like Azenor, Berenice(long love), Cassandra, Ceridwen, Lavinia, Leocadia, Messalina, Venatrix and Zephyrine. Thanks
    P.S. I just looked through your old post to find out Roo's new name. Aphrodite is beautiful and I love the middle names as well. Good job and congrats on her new name!
    P.P.S. Sorry for question, I am just soo interested to know how many languages do you know? I guess English, Italian, French...Or even more? I only know English and Ukrainian.
    Victoria

    Each magician has his own power sign...
    * Hector & Leontine
    ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓ are under transformation into heroes and queens!

  5. #9
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    Ismene (IS-muh-nee) and Antigone strike me as good possibles... Nice shortenings too, in Izzy/Minnie or Tiggy/Annie.

    Julia too obvious? Good Roman name. Also Aelia. (I'd avoid Livia, she was a horrible, horrible woman - at least the one who was Augustus' wife was). Imogen. Calpurnia... Hestia (goddess of hearth and home) is beautiful. And you have Hespera, but Hesper on its own is nice too.

    Eirlys (hard to explain the pn in Welsh, it's like Ay-rrr-lis), Eirwen (AY-rrr-wen)

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