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July 8th, 2013 12:25 AM #16
I like a lot from your original list! Maybe you talk him into Genevieve nickname Evie, so beautiful. Zinnia is great too. Maren is my favorite from the compromise list. I'm think of using it myself for a middle name.
I would avoid names that are too "wordy". It opens the door for a lot of assumptions and judgements, why saddle your child with that? Yes some names that are technically words may work, like colors, but imo some word names just make one think of nothing but the object, and that takes away from the person.
I like- Tamsin, Maren, Lilac, Willa
Flannery- I love Flannery O'Connor and I'm guessing this is in honor of her, but I just don't like the sound. However, it may be perfect for you. It would be unisex, non frou frou, and literary. If I knew someone named Flannery, it could grow on me.
My suggestions- Vita, Enid, Lyra, Vera, Beatrix- nn Bea, Arden- Shakespeare connection, Maeve- associated with fairy Queen Mab, another Shakespeare connection, and I second Bylthe.Ravenna | Marcella | Enid | Rosalind | Ursula
Linus | Jasper | Cassius | Orson
July 8th, 2013 12:41 AM #18Senior Member
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From your mutual list, I like Maren, Flannery, Willa and Lark. Sorry if some of these are a bit surnamey, I'm not quite sure if they qualify, but my suggestions would be:
July 8th, 2013 01:20 AM #20Senior Member
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Saffron - Maaaaayyyybeeee
Vesper - Cool idea, but not a great name, IMO.
Journey - No
Tamsyn/Tamsin - I actually like this one a lot.
Sparrow - Meh.
Maren - Great name!
Piper - Cute, but won't grow well, IMO.
Poppy - Ditto
Flannery - No
Paisley - Nah.
Tempest - Asking for trouble.
Willa - Love it!
Lilac - Has potential
Plum - Nah.
Lark - Has potential
Wren - I like it.
Romilly - Not terrible, but NMS.
Rue - Too Hunger Games
Tansy - Cute, but won't grow well.Mom to Sylvia Caron (May '09) and Linus Roman (born 08.21.13)Other favorites:
Ladies: Fiala Joan · Alma · Miriam · Claudia · Tabitha · Helena · Linnea · Vivian
Gents: Felix Simon · Arthur · Malcolm · Desmond · Theodore · Jasper · Dexter · Phillip
Guilty Pleasures: Lyric · Echo · Hero · Juno/Juniper · Lark · Wren · Fox · Zephyr · Vesper · Loki
July 8th, 2013 03:18 AM #22Senior Member
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July 8th, 2013 07:46 AM #24
[Saffron - quite like it, makes me think of Ab Fab though
Vesper - Ok. What about Esther or Estar
Journey - Not my style, maybe MN?
Tamsyn/Tamsin - Love! But dislike the nn Tammy. I think Tansy could work as a nn for Tamsin
Sparrow - It's daring.
Maren - Ok
Piper - Meh
Poppy - Ok
Flannery - NMS
Paisley - Ok
Tempest - NMS.
Willa - like
Lilac - Like
Plum - Prefur as whimsical middle spot
Lark - Like
Wren - Like
Romilly - Like
Rue - Ok, very Hunger Games
Tansy - Love. It's on my list
I like suggestions of Kestral and Linnet
Other options (sorry for repeats)
Pania (Maori mythical woman, pa-NEE-ah)
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