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Thread: Suggestions for Elegant name
July 28th, 2013 03:13 PM #6
I think these names sound elegant.
Relating to birds:
Giona -- resembling the bird of peace
Calandra -- cah-lahn-dra
Antigone -- an-ti-gon-ee -- From Grus Antigone, the scientific name for the Sarus Crane
Relating to the sky:
Misora -- and it's Japanese
Asian girl names:
Misora -- beautiful sky
Sorami -- beautiful sky
Other random elegant names:
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July 28th, 2013 03:38 PM #8
Crane is a name gaining popularity itself and as its animal namesake it is pretty elegant but i like to stay away from such literal names.
Yashtahi (Arabic) Grue (French) Yeranos (Greek) Daru (Hungarian) Kran (Russian) Gru (Spanish)
Tranquil names from Nameberry search:
Haruko - born in spring, variation: Hayu
Selima - Hebrew, tranquil
Placida - Placi, Placide, Placidina, Placidie, Placidia, Palacida
Tula - polyethinc name, Choctaw to Greek: Tullia, Tuliana, Toula, short for Fotoula, a feminine version of Fotis or Fotios which means light
Deryn - Welsh bird
Halcyon - kingfisher
Mavis - French songbird
Merel - Dutch blackbird
Meena - multicultural
Palila - Hawaiian
Zipporah - Hebrew
When I think of Asian cranes i think of the Red-Crowned Crane in Japan
In Japan, this crane is known as the tancho and is said to live for 1,000 years. In the Ainu language, the Red-crowned Crane is known as sarurun kamuy or marsh kamuy.
-dont think tancho is a good option but you may be able to find a name or inspiration from sarurun kamuy
from my limited knowledge of Japanese and not knowing about translations and spelling practices for wikipedia, R's and L's are backwards in Japan so Sarurun would be said Salulun which sounds very elegant (if used, please spell phonetically to make life easy on everyone lol)
while on wikipedia i checked out Herons as well and they are in the family Ardeidae which could be workable as it seems lovely. Theres two major genera, Ardea and Egretta.
and there is also the Ibis - similar to Isis so probably easily accepted by people.
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