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  1. #71
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    Just posted on the boys' thread... otter-baby name lists are way more fun than escort cards

    Circe is growing on me big time. It has a vivaciousness that stands up well to Aphrodite.

    Morgana is my secret favorite I think. It is soft and luxurious.

    Tinuviel (Nuvi) is adorable beyond words and I would love to know that there is a Roo, Mio, and Nuvi out there in the world.
    My darling little Bean is a G I R L!
    Making her debut September 2014

  2. #73
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    Lordy where have I been?!
    So Ceridwen is out? And Hespera feels warm-weatherish to you eh? Belphoebe to me is almost more ravishing as a middle name, because its babbling-brook momentum can really shine when it's bridging names. Hespera Belphoebe Elaine.. Zenobia SOMEthing Belphoebe..

    My favorites of your remaining list:

    Zenobia: Might be a perfect match with Aphrodite. It has a hard edge that I really enjoy, but that also makes it a challenging name. Roo and Zoo.
    Cleopatra: Also a perfect match with Roo. But is it too perfect? Nickname Cleo sounds so sexy French New Wave to me.
    Hespera: She and Dita are similarly windy to me. Aphrodite is a wild salty Nor'easter, and Hespera is a warm Sirocco blowing through silvery olive trees.
    Gwenllian: Possibly my sleeper-favorite. The namesake is excellent. It contrasts but complements Aphrodite. Winnie and Gwen are both wonderful. I have some inspirational Gwenllian links for you. The first is from an old Vogue photo shoot with Stella Tennant, and it is soooo Gwenllian to me. The second is who I think of when I hear the name Gwen - one of my favorite dancers. She has a lofty but weighted quality that is really incredible, like goosewings and heavy snow. The commentary in this video is annoying. Just watch the first five minutes.

    http://fakingfashion.livejournal.com/499109.html

    http://vimeo.com/34012658

  3. #75
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    Sorry if this is a repeat. I haven't read the whole thread, but Estatira nn Etta occurred to me right away,if you look the name is in there amongst the other letters, kind of cool!

    Edit: Just finished the thread! Haha, this name got the axe a long time ago, oh well, this is all (the names, the meanings, myth and imagery) is all so fascinating! Thank you for expanding my name nerd education ottilie!
    Last edited by kashed22; July 9th, 2013 at 07:49 PM.

  4. #77
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    Dina; escort cards, eh? Your wedding sounds way fancy. I doubt we'll even do place card... I'm glad you like Circe and Morgana! I think I'm saving Nuvi for a little sister, what you said earlier made my heart melt a little...

    Emma; yes, where have you been??! Yes, I took Ceridwen off, I don't want to make him love a name, if he starts loving it at some point, I'll put it back. But he loves Gwenllian, and I can't do both, so I'm pretty happy! I love that dance video, very nice. Love me some dancers... I'm working really hard to get some connection to Cleopatra, because I love it, but all I see is the Cleopatraness, I'm not able to separate the name from the person. Zenobia is easier in that regard, as there are several ties, but I still need some more connection to it... Thanks for your thoughts!!!

    Kashed; haha, yeah, that was a fleeting love. It was just too frilly! And you're welcome !
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

  5. #79
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    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who thought of Panda as a nn for Pandora. That's probably my favourite on your list- it's in my top 5!
    Girls:
    Brenna, Coraline, Cordelia, Elodie, Francesca, Gianna, Helena, Ingrid, Margaret, Marilyn

    Boys:
    Alaric, Griffon, Ivan, Joesph, Kenneth, Lucian, Nero, Orion, Phillip, Samson

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