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July 4th, 2013 04:39 AM #21Senior Member
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Andromeda - It's OK
Belphoebe (Bee) - lovely
Circe - lovely
Estatira - dislike, nn Essie
Eurydice - it's OK, don't know how you pronounce it, maybe it's lovely then
Gwenllian (Gwen/Winnie) - it's OK
Hespera - lovely
Iphigenia (Genie) - I find this ugly
Melpomene (Pom) - prefer Pomeline
Morgana - lovely, nn Momo
Pandora or Pandeia (Panda) - prefer Pandora
Penelope (Poppy or Pom) - It's OK, but prefer Poppy on it's own
Polyhymnia/Polymnia (Polly/Pom) - over-the-top, to much with Aphrodite
Tinuviel (Tiny/Nuvi) - it's not my style
Zenobia (Bee/Bia/Nobi/Zoe) - it's OK
To bad you cross out Bradamante, it's was so lovely.
Eurydice (even if I don't like pronunciation)
and Bradamante, but that's probably out.
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July 4th, 2013 04:41 AM #23Senior Member
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Oh, Hespera would be my #1 choice. It's gorgeous...dark and bright...purple flowers blooming in a dark garden until starlight. Nickname "Pari", it's a bit of stretch, but it means "Fairy" in Hindi and in Persian, which I think you might like.
#2 - tie between Belphoebe (Bee, Bell, Bells, Fee) and Zenobia (Bia, Nobi, Bee, Zen).
#4 Gwenllian - such a beautiful name, with a strong historical connection too. It can stand up to Aphrodite.
#5 tie between Morgana and Pandora (Panda, eeeps, too cute). Morgana has powerful sorceress image. Pandora has a mythological connection which works with Aphrodite, but I feel like Aphrodite is the "stronger" of two. She's a goddess, Pandora's a mortal. When you have more children, this might be an issue at all though.
#7 Eurydice - I like the meaning of the name of the name itself. I'm not sure about the tragic (but beautiful) myth, even though I like her character.
My apologies if this is too harsh, but I'd ditch:
Andromeda - makes me think of galaxies and space before the mythological connection. So it seems sort of science-fiction-y.
Circe - Don't like the sound, the myth, plus there's that Game of Thrones character (Cersei I think it's spelled)
Estatira - Not a particular fan of the sound, the history. Plus it feels awkward.
Iphigenia - pronunciation issues.
Melpomene - It sounds like a smoosh name (Mel + pomme + many), even though there's a nice mythological tie behind it.
Penelope - Too popular for you! And I never liked Penelope in The Odyssey.
Polyhymnia/Polymnia - It sounds like a disease, or a medical term - like a Victorian term for a female illness of some sort.
Tinuviel - its almost too cute, especially on an adult. And it doesn't stand up to Aphrodite.
Oh, congratulations!!!tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.
Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.
July 4th, 2013 05:57 AM #25
Okay, quick and dirty opinions
Andromeda - LOVE it, but might be hard to wear
Belphoebe (Bee) - meh
Circe - So cute, wicked, and magical all at the same time. Thumbs up!
Estatira - oooh, pretty.. Tira, possible nn?
Eurydice - I want to love this one so much but I just can't
Gwenllian (Gwen/Winnie) - meh
Hespera - BEAUTIFUL
Iphigenia (Genie) - meh
Melpomene (Pom) - ditto Eurydice
Morgana - ditto Circe
Pandora or Pandeia (Panda) -You already know I love this one
Penelope (Poppy or Pom) - So cute and elegant all at the same time. Seriously underused
Polyhymnia/Polymnia (Polly/Pom) - I like this one...not sure how I feel about Polly as a nn
Tinuviel (Tiny/Nuvi) - This used to be on my list long ago before I crossed off all the -el names. So lovely, musical, just sing-songs off your tongue like magic
Zenobia (Bee/Bia/Nobi/Zoe) -Regal and devil-may-care. I adore Z names, this one is no exceptionTTC our first
Sequoia (possible middles: Maximus, Jonathan, Venture, Jupiter)
Cytheria (possible middles: Beatrix, Violet, Zephyr, Dwyn)
July 4th, 2013 06:06 AM #27
from fave to least fave
Morgana- love the nn Morrie. could also do Mo, Mona, Ana
Hespera- Essie, Perry, Era, Happy
not fond of or clashes with Aphrodite:
Penelope- while i love this name, it sounds so plain next to Aphrodite
Andromeda- also love this name, but it fits too much with Aphrodite
July 4th, 2013 08:08 AM #29♥ Margaret Mary ♥
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