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Thread: History Boys - Attempt No. 2
June 24th, 2013 06:20 PM #6Senior Member
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Girls: Adelaide, Eloise, Fiona, Margaux, Nora, Julia, Molly
Boys: Benjamin, Levi, Miles/Milo, Sebastian, Theo/Theodore, James, Remi/Remy
June 24th, 2013 06:30 PM #8
I thought your daughter was named something else. Is there some place I can read the story of the change? Aphrodite is lovely.
My favorites are:
Auberon- myth and Shakespeare connections and SO cool sounding. Warm and majestic, but accessible.
Casimir - you're right. It's rocking.
Endymion - I mean really. So poetic.
Evander - I really like "E" names and this is a great one.
Lucius - I love the whole "light" family and this one is super lovely. Roman and stylish.
Snowdon - I have a hard time imagining a person named Snowdon, but I do love the mountain.
*mourns briefly for Sylvan*Names I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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June 24th, 2013 06:31 PM #10Senior Member
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June 24th, 2013 06:47 PM #12Senior Member
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Right, sorted them into likes & others and I've added my (sometimes bizarre) preliminary thoughts
Algernon - I like! I like muchly. Aphrodite and Algernon are rather fantastic together. Algernon is aristocratic chic.
Ambrose - Uh huh. Loving it. I think I just love the 'rose' part and I'd love to see it on a little chap. Ambrose is warm and comforting.
Casimir - So pretty and magical! Casimir is (weirdly) snow and Turkish Delight!
Endymion - Totally NMS but he works so well next to Aphrodite! Endymion is mysterious and mythical.
Evander - Just plain love it. Evander is fir-tree-covered mountains.
Gawain - I think he'd have gone a lot better with Rosalind than Aphrodite, but I still love his Arthurian magic. Gawain is brave and romantic.
Leonidas - Gerard Butler My fave of the Leo names. Leonidas is a sun-kissed warrior.
Lucius - Almost shelved him. He's cold and he's Malfoy, but there's something about Lucius (possibly the way Ralph Fiennes whispers it). Lucius is icicles!
Melchior - I think he'd hold up well next to Roo's name. Melchior is iron and industry.
Orion - Wonderful Orion! He's lovely, my favourite constellation. I love gazing at him in the sky! Orion is star dust and velvet nights.
Percival - Next to all the gorgeous 'foreign' names he stands out as something a little more English. Percival is an enchanted forest.
Rainier - Beautiful family link and a handsome name. Rainier is rain, glorious rain!
Romulus - Really seriously love this. Romulus and Remus is a fave tale of mine. Totally different from Aphrodite, but it works so well! Romulus is pink, chubby babies!
Tiberius - Yep, he's amazing. Aphrodite & Tiberius- that's a pair of siblings you don't mess with. Tiberius is loyal.
Attila - I can see it working as a name, but just not next to the wonderful Aphrodite. It's also very similar to Ottilie- does that matter?
Auberon - Love the meaning, love the play (it's my favourite, alongside Much Ado) but Auberon is too Aubergine to me :/
Bensiabel - Love the 'Ben' bit, but it's such a mouthful. See-a-bell? See-a-bull? I don't hate it though.
Damon - I see 'demon'. It's just so clunky next to Aphrodite.
Darius - I think it jars a bit with the 'D' sound in Aphrodite.
Herne - I know it's been on your lists for a long time but every time I read it I see 'hernia'.
Leopold - Had to shelve one Leo name. This is my favourite, but Leonidas goes better with Roo.
Odin - Seems so little and meek next to the long, rolling Aphrodite.
Perseus - Had to pick a 'Percy' name and Perseus lost.
Snowdon - Cool mountain connection but my first thought was Lord Snowdon, and I never really liked him.
Xerxes - A little too much. I don't think it's dashing, romantic or particularly masculine. Feels totally separate to Aphrodite.
So my absolute favourites for a brother for Aphrodite have to be Algernon, Endymion, Leonidas, Percival, Romulus and Tiberius. And I actually cannot choose between them. So... um, yeah... you'll just have to have 6 sons
Last edited by charlieandperry1; June 24th, 2013 at 06:51 PM.
June 24th, 2013 06:49 PM #14