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June 20th, 2013 12:06 PM #71Senior Member
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June 20th, 2013 12:38 PM #73
My thoughts on the names that he approved off:
Aquila - I really dislike this name, I think Aquila sounds harsh and a little off beat.
Cassiane - Feels like a dodgy over-the-top smoosh of Cassie and Anne. Even thought it clearly isn't (Cassiane is a Ancient Greek name) I still dislike it and view it that way. I'm sorry for being uneducated.
Chrysanthe - I can see the appeal in this choice but for me I dislike it. Chrysanthe feels like a mouthful.
Mariam - A strong classic name. I like the soft appeal of this choice. Mariam is a lovely name.
Noor - A pretty middle name with something incredibly feminine like Aurelia.
Photini - I find this name a little strange and unappealing.
Panagia - I dislike this choice. I think Panagia feels unattractive. Suggestion Pandora?
Verity - I love this choice, she's very pretty and has this virtuous feel. Verity is such a lovely choice. I really adore Verity.
Kyriake - Maybe I'm dull but I really not into 'crazy' names even though have a history too me they seem crazy and I wouldn't want to be called Kyriake so why would I saddle my daughter with such a moniker?!
Anastasia - I find Anastasia stunning, I love the Russian Royalty associations along with the connotations of the Russian Revolution and the mysteries surrounding Anastasia. She's just so rich and intriguing. I love the range of nicknames and how elegant she appears. I adore Anastasia.
Philippa - A steady classic, nice choice not my favourite classic but still it's very usable and classy. I also like the Pippa nickname.
Thalassa - Strange.
Names you haven't discussed and my thoughts on them...
Cosima - I love Cosima I think she's interesting and has a really cool European flare.
Theopane - I dislike this choice, she doesn't have natural flow. Suggestion Theodora?
Everild - Not my style
Averill - A lovely elegant choice, I really like Averill the spelling is so pretty.
Meriel - Not keen. Feels dated.
Maris - I love Maris she's so elegant and sweet.
Sunniva - Not my style.
Sorry for negativity and good luck choosing the perfect name for you guys.
June 20th, 2013 03:47 PM #75
@sessh thanks; that's an interesting legend. If I didn't already have a surfeit of hard-K names I would really dig Casilda.
@cosmonaut thank you and welcome back! Hope Winnie is doing well. Yes, we'd like at least one of the two names to be that of a saint. I think Rosamond in any spelling got the ultimate nix, alas. Mariamne is an elaboration of Mariam and is used in the Middle East, but I think I prefer the trimmer version. I do love Everild (and smoother Averill) and hope he likes it... we shall see. He thought Euphrosyne was too unapproachable and I think he's right, unfortunately. Lastly, baby's surname starts with Na- so I don't want to use a name ending in -na.
@six seeds I have liked Sophronia for some time, mainly from the poem (Tasso). But I do wonder how the -nia ending would work with surname Na-.
@joana in Portuguese and other Romance languages Irene sounds beautiful; in the US it's usually pronounced EYE-REEN (both syllables almost equally stressed) and has a dated, country vibe. I wanted to try to be fussy and pronounce it a la francaise (ee-REHN) or use Slavic Irina, but no dice.
@pardelote and amelieamour-- thank you!
@tori It's useful to hear opinions on how these names strike people with vastly different preferences, thanks.Blade, MD
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July 6th, 2013 09:36 PM #77Junior Member
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July 6th, 2013 10:04 PM #79