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July 22nd, 2013 08:00 PM #11Senior Member
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I think you need 3 syllables to keep it in balance and make it flow (depending on your last name). I like Josephina Lucia, Josephine Allegra, Josephine Amara, Josephine Aletta.
Honestly, I think Josaphina goes better with your choices (except Tzophia, Leona and Felicity) as they stress the first syllable (immediately after the stressed 'phine' from Josephine). An unstressed syllable ('a' ending Josephina) creates some flow.
July 22nd, 2013 08:11 PM #13
July 22nd, 2013 08:16 PM #15
Hmm? You pronounce Josephine like jo-seh-FEEN? I say it JO-seh-feen. I thought everyone did. So JO-seh-feen ZIN-ee-ah, JO-seh-feen feh-LISS-it-ee, etc...
For what it's worth, the surname is 2 syllables, and the second middle will likely be only 1 syllable (Ruth, Rue, Claire, Kate, Jane, Pearl, June, etc.).Lise
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July 22nd, 2013 08:36 PM #17Senior Member
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July 22nd, 2013 09:13 PM #19
Sorry Ash, but the only one I DID like was Cosima, which I am saying JO-szuh-feen CAH-sih-muh. The O in Cosima is short as in fox. Maybe that's not correct?
Josephine is such a heavy name, and I'm it liking any of the middles that have O, F, EE, SZ, etc.
I think it's a really awesome idea to name after your friend. I would pronounce Tzofia kind if like a harsh T plus Z sound on Sofia. I definitely would not pair it with Josephine though because of the O, EE. What if you used your friend's favorite flower, middle name, or something like that? Or Millie itself? Millie would work pretty ideally in this spot between a long first name and a short third name.
My other idea would be to stray from your usual pattern and put the short name second, as in Josephine Ruth Zinnia Surname, Josephine Clara Tzofia Surname...
Hope you find something you love, sorry I couldn't give a better review. :-(