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August 5th, 2013 05:21 PM #91Senior Member
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Uncle Remus? My fave books as a child (and now)! That rabbit and the turtle...Google! Google! Google!
P.S. By the way, don't get scared but keep in mind I am a fan of children books as well as other odd stuff. I nearly went to sleep(and I had a crazy night) but I couldn't go past Uncle Remus. Gonna punish myself for not remembering earlier. So bye for now, have fun(if I don't log out immediately, I will never do it).
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August 5th, 2013 05:50 PM #93Senior Member
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I will google! CrazyV should definitely be your username. But you can't change it now... I'm taking your advise, making a list with nicknames and stuff. Doodling a lot, maybe the little drawings will help me out...My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
August 5th, 2013 05:57 PM #95Senior Member
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August 5th, 2013 11:29 PM #97
Out of the updated list, these are my four picks:
Circe (it's brief, but a pleasing contrast)
Olympia (since baby will be born during the Winter Olympics, and it sounds so strong)
Guinevere (if you want a pair of sexy women)
Vashti (if you want a pair of sassy women)
Honorable mention goes to Isolde, which I get what you're after with the meaning, but it didn't make the top cut because it seems a little bit tragic of a namesake.
I think Cleopatra should definitely go because I feel like Aphrodite and Cleopatra together are just "trying too hard" and wayyyyyy too theme-y.
August 6th, 2013 12:03 AM #99
Yep, Aravis is from my favorite Chronicle of Narnia, The Horse and His Boy (which I believe is #5 chronologically?) Unfortunately, it's soooooo racist. Or religion-ist. There's lots of not-so-subtle bashing of Islam and Middle Eastern culture, so I feel guilty for loving it. But I love it for the plot and the main characters. It's always stuck out to me among the other Narnias; it doesn't take place in Narnia, and I think the story is just stronger. Aravis is the female lead--a princess/duchess thing from the fantasy Middle Eastern country whose talking horse helps her escape an arranged marriage. She's such a BAMF, and she drives a lot of the plot instead of just passively being love interest-y, which I like. People have pointed out that the name sounds like "avarice," so that and the racism association put it into GP territory for me, but it's on my middle-only list because of the pretty and the feminism.
Cassilda I first heard in the bizarre 1890s short story collection The King in Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers. She isn't actually a character in any of the stories, she's a character in the titular play-within-the-short-stories, which in the book drives people insane if they read the second act. Barely any of the play is in the book, so Cassilda doesn't do much. The book is utterly crazy, Google it next time you're bored. I'm not sure whether the name has a history separate from the book or if it's a literary invention; I just really like it. It has the same vibe as Belphoebe and Amoret to me: whimsical, elegant and romantic with pedantic undertones.
ETA: Did more research, and Casilda-with-one-S is a Catholic saint. Behindthename says it may come from the Latin "casa."
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