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Thread: This or That!
July 30th, 2013 09:44 AM #6Senior Member
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Catherine or Katerina
Lavender or Lilac - though neither are really my style
Mira or Maya
Estella or Hester - though I'd much prefer Esther
Ada or Ida
Angelina or Evangeline
Emmaleen or Emmeline - assuming you'd spell it Emmeline still, but I voted based on the pronunciation I prefer.
Claudia or Sylvia
Elena or Raina
Georgia or Magnolia
Marisol or Avalon
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July 30th, 2013 10:18 AM #12Senior Member
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Catherine or Katerina - Katerina is less common, but because flowery girl names that end in A are so common, it loses its unique appeal. Catherine may be old and classic, but the ending is not seen in many other names, and that "th" gives it nice spunk.
Lavender or Lilac - as much as I love Lilac, I have a hard time getting it to sound like a name in my head. Lavender, however, is gorgeous and quirky.
Mira or Maya - Maya is pretty but also very popular.
Estella or Hester - Both are interesting literary references. Estella is prettier to my ears, though I do like Esther and Aster. Something about that H in Hester makes me feel like I'm wheezing and have a cold. I also think of the character in A Prayer for Owen Meany ("Hester the Molester")
Ada or Ida - I have a feeling Ada is going to get VERY popular, but Ida won't, even though it has a much fresher sound. Plus, Ida B. Wells = awesome namesake.
Angelina or Evangeline - Angelina makes me think of the chain of Mexican restaurants. And again with that A-ending. (I realise that's my own personal hang-up). Evangeline, though rising in popularity, is unique and gorgeous.
Emmaleen or Emmeline - Emmeline is just slightly less intuitive for me. Even though I prefer Madeline to Madelyn, in this case, I prefer the long e sound.
Claudia or Sylvia - Claudia is a bit dated to me. Sylvia has a better meaning, as well, and the V gives it nice spunk. If we were going Claudie vs. Sylvie, this might be a harder choice.
Elena or Raina - People keep trying to convince me Elena is fresh, but I knew a lot growing up...or at least variations. Alaina, Elaine, etc etc.
Georgia or Magnolia - Magnolia is a little too much name for my tastes.
Marisol or Avalon - I've never been fond of the sound of Marisol, even though I love Marian epithets usually.
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July 30th, 2013 10:19 AM #14