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July 22nd, 2013 08:53 PM #16
Cosima is. I've been saying CO-sih-mah. Which is probably wrong, haha. The one site I usually go to for pronunciations says it's generally co-SEE-mah or KAH-sih-mah. I'm rather partial to a mix of the two, though, lol.
Josephine? Harsh? Maybe it's because it sounds so soft and lyrical in French, but I don't think of Josephine as harsh at all. Maybe that's why I had liked it paired with so many "Z" names. I usually wouldn't go for something with so many similar sounds, but I do really like it with all the Z/Tz names.
As for Millie--I'm not sure about Josephine Millie. It's cute, but meh. It doesn't really do anything for me. I considered her actual FN, Amelie, but something about Josephine Amelie seemed off, too. I remember when she came to America to visit (her grandmother, ironically, is from the very same area I grew up in, and it was a present to her grandmother several years ago), she was so excited about being "Amelia" in America, so I had thought about Amelia, too (which also happens to be my great-grandmother's mn, so I thought that would be a nice touch), but I'm not sure about Josephine Amelia, either. The last time Josephine was on my list, I had opted for Josephine Emilia, but I just don't love it this time around. It just doesn't seem right.
Erm, her grandfather's nn for her was Fleurette, so I generally just like the idea of Fleur as a second middle, but that makes it harder to honor family, since most of my family names are only one syllable. Something like Josephine Grace Fleur doesn't work as well, imo.
I just can't get behind Josephine Ruth! That nightmare was stinkin' awful. It's probably been half a decade and I still can't get those images out of my head, lol. And Josephine Tzofia Ruth doesn't sound that bad to me--is it truly awful? Besides, my little sister's "name" in Spanish is Sofia, Ruth is her MN, and she has a Christmas name (which Josephine could be classified, as well), so I sort of like that every name in the combo could honor Tallie, as well.
And nah, it's fine. I said I was having trouble with Josephine. It seems like I always do. :/ Either it's too long with the long Josephine and my 8-letter surname, it overpowers the classic Josephine, or something. I'm not convinced the "Z" names (or Tzofia) are really that bad, but I do realize it's not to everyone's taste. I still really like Zinnia, Zosia, and Zofia/Tzofia. I'm not sure where I stand on Josephine Ivy--part of me really loves it, while another part feels like it's unusable to me, for various reasons.
What would you pair with Josephine? I searched through every single girls' name on the Nameberry database, and this is what I was left with, but I'm certainly open to ideas.Ashley
twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist
Isabelle Aurora Grace | Caleb Elias Joseph | Arianne Eleanor Daisy | Everett Joshua Charles
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July 22nd, 2013 09:31 PM #18
after reading all the comments I want to suggest Josephine Eliora Ruth, Josephine Eliora Kate, or Josephine Eliora Grace. I really like Josephine and Eliora togeather. Nothing on your list really stood out to me sound wise, but I really liked the meaning Josephine Tzofia has to you so that would be my favorite off your list I guess.~ Elisabeth Odelia "Elsie" ~ Gideon Boone ~
~ Adelheid Ruby "Addie Rue" ~ Theodore _______ "Teddy"~~ Casilda Josephine "Cassie Jo" ~ Zaccheaus __________ "Zeke" ~
July 22nd, 2013 11:27 PM #20
July 23rd, 2013 08:44 AM #22
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July 23rd, 2013 09:17 AM #24Senior Member
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