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  1. #21
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    The one girls name that jumps out from your own favourites is Vesper. I think it goes perfectly with Atlas and sounds spunky and charismatic and fun and mysterious and elegant all at once. My other suggestions would be:
    Xanthe
    Ever
    Callista
    Calypso
    Zora
    Lunoe
    Bellamy
    Zenobia nn Zeni
    Aviatrix (pretty out there but there was one point in my life, when I was about 15, when I was OBSESSED with it! So thought I'd chuck it out there haha)

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  3. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta_lee View Post
    (I originally posted this in the Baby Names forum but didn't get any responses, so I thought I might as well try my luck here.)

    One step closer to actual baby-making: I spent the weekend with a dear friend who has agreed to be my donor once I finish graduate school. After continuing our ongoing discussion about the process and various legalities, our conversation turned to names. He vetoed most of my favorites (Wallace, Roscoe, Eloise, Juniper), but when I mentioned Atlas his eyes lit up. Dude loves Atlas. He was rapturous about Atlas. He also liked Hector and Odin for a boy (which go perfectly with Atlas) and Matilda for a girl (not so much).

    And therein lies the rub: there are plenty of boys' names that sound right with powerful, punchy Atlas, but most girls' names seem weaksauce in comparison. The only name I can think of that I love and which works with a mythology theme is Freya, but as bad luck would have it, Freya rhymes with my own name. Thea, another possibility, rhymes with a common alternate pronunciation of my name. Argh!

    I tend to prefer short, spunky, feminine names with connections to literature and (particularly Medieval and Renaissance) history, like Jane, Iris, and Alice. I also love nature names like Juniper and Marigold and hipster darlings like Eloise and Sylvie. I have an enduring affection for Sailor, Vesper, and Marlowe. My concern is that none of my favorites sound right with Atlas because they're too frilly or not strong and mythic enough.

    But I love Atlas, and so does the probable future father of my child! Should I abandon the idea of sibset cohesion and pair Atlas with Jane or Marlowe or Sylvie? Or should I be concerned that next to a brother named Atlas those names would sound, well, weak? What would YOU name sisters to Atlas?
    Hmm...
    Well firstly good-luck with everything! While reading through your post I genuinely felt very excited for you and of course the donor.

    Atlas is a great choice, at first I didn't like Atlas, but now it's a name that has grown on me a lot. I personally find Atlas a very daring majestic choice and thus needs to be paired with a name that has the same punch that Atlas does. Therefore I wouldn't partner Atlas with Marlowe for me Marlowe feels too trendy for Atlas similarly I would pair Atlas with Sylvie. I think Sylvie is too soft. It's a shame about Freya because even though I dislike Freya due to personal associations, Freya works well with Atlas. I think Jane sounds great with Atlas to be honest! I think Jane sounds really refreshing with Atlas. Atlas & Jane in my eyes sound cute. I also think Juno, and Juna works well with Atlas. Even though I want to love Juniper all I think of is Jew-nipper which is unfortunate due to my mother being Jewish despite my doubts on Juniper I agree that Atlas doesn't work with Juniper. Neither does Marigold. Your hipster darlings are gorgeous but far too soft and sweet for Atlas. Sailor and Vesper also sound strange with Atlas too wordy.

    So here are some suggestions:
    Melisande & Atlas
    Aurelia & Atlas
    Hermione & Atlas
    Araminta & Atlas
    Luna & Atlas
    Selene & Atlas
    Romina & Atlas
    Calla & Atlas
    Zinnia & Atlas
    Maera & Atlas
    Olympia & Atlas
    Deva & Atlas
    Hera & Atlas
    Ariadne & Atlas
    Chara & Atlas

    Hope this helped x

  4. #27
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    Sorry for any repeats. I had trouble finding names for the list.
    From my own list I'm adding:
    Cordelia (so many nn possibilities)
    Diana
    Deirdre
    Ginevra
    Juliet
    Lorelei
    Sibyl

    I also thought of
    Helen (Kind of conventional, but I was watching something on Helen of Troy recently)
    Penelope (probably too popular)
    Brigid (Wasn't sure which form to use of Bridget but Irish mythology)
    Demeter
    Hera
    Juno
    Dido
    Vega

    I also like Calliope and Minerva.
    I wish you the best of luck.

  5. #29
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    I have an Atlas and I plan to name a future daughter (if I am so fortunate) Indiana, and call her Indie.

    To me Atlas is an adventurer name, and I want a sibling to have that style, rather than pegging it too narrowly with only mythological pairings.
    Mama of Henry Atlas & Margot Story


    Other name loves:

    Girls: Phoebe, Ramona, Holiday, Matilda, Susan, Helen
    Boys: Thomas, Ulysses, Odin, Oliver

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