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August 7th, 2013 07:10 AM #56Member
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August 7th, 2013 07:26 AM #58
I haven't read all the replies so sorry if i'm repeating suggestions or going over old ground- just ignore me if i am! Firstly, i know what you mean about Ophelia, its so beautiful and ethereal but comes with a lot of crazy baggage. One way of dealing with that is to spell it Ofelia. I love your daughter's name and the use of a short, sweet, not-frilly-but-still-girly name up front and a romantic longer middle name; with that model in mind, Ofelia and Serafina would be great in the middle spot. How about:
June nn Junie ( June Serafina or June Ofelia would be amazing, and Junie is the cutest nn in the world- not that i'm biased or anything!)
Pearl (i love Pearl in your sibset, but can't think of any good nicknames. But i love the idea of Pearl Serafina :-))
Delphine nn Delphi or Fia
Lucienne nn Luci or Lulu
Juliet nn Jett
Beatrice nn Bebe or Bliss
Mira nn Mimi
Oriana nn Ori, Annie
EDIT:I just had a look but over the thread and i absolutely love Nova with your sibset! The shared 'v' with Eve is adorable!
Last edited by freya55; August 7th, 2013 at 07:43 AM.Proud Mama to a beautiful Juni-bug and expecting our second 27th May 2014.
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August 7th, 2013 09:10 AM #60Junior Member
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August 7th, 2013 09:21 AM #62current top names : Jane Carys & Owen Zachary "oz"
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August 7th, 2013 10:38 AM #64
I have to say, I am just completely blown away by the sheer, massive number of incredible ideas being put up here for us! Best crowdsourced brainstorm ever! Some names are new, some I never ever would have found, and some I’ve seen before but never really “noticed.” Thank you, thank you!
@haili73 – Liberty nn Libby was our top pick long, long ago…when we had Caspian! I’d kind of forgotten that one. Maybe it’s time to reconsider. Nora/Norah – I think this is sweet, but never, ever have been able to get DH on board. Garnet…maybe. Many of your other ideas are really nice, they have just been discussed and tossed already. Josephine nn Josie is another name I ruined by using on my livestock years ago.
@megalady – Hey, your username is fun! It made me smile. Faye makes sense, hubby likes but doesn’t love. Verity has been on and off, hubby seems to think it’s weird, but it’s definitely out now because our daughter Eve is really into “My Little Pony” now and there is a character called “Rarity.” The older siblings would totally think we were using a MLP name! Doveva is sweet, I know hubby will say no. Maple is too syrup for me though I enjoy seeing Maple as a name elsewhere; Rhiannon would just make me think of that old rock song. Thanks very much for your ideas though. So close, and yet not quite!
@spunkiedoodle – oh, don’t worry about repeats. There are so many names in here now I wouldn’t expect anybody else to even try to get through it. I’d rather see the ideas and sort through the repeats than to not get new ideas at all! Afton is a really good suggestion…not very feminine, but I love the folk song “Sweet Afton” so much. Tragic, tragic, sad song that nearly makes me cry and I love it so much.
This is a really good thought here…I wonder if I could find something in the old folk songs, DH and I used to spend hours and hours together on them…he sang and wrote arrangements, I played violin. Shenandoah, Danny Boy, the Minstrel Boy, the Ash Grove… I’m going to make a note to check this out further. There might be something in this one.
@megalady – Linden is cool…
@cosmonaut – You know, hubby is just sappy enough, and he would know Roxane from the Cyrano de Bergerac play. Kind of a tragic story, but it could be enough to give him familiarity with the name. I will definitely, definitely run this one past him. Someone suggested Roxy before but not Roxane, and I don’t know why I didn’t think through to the full name. Thanks ever so much for posting this one!
@megalady – you’re right. I DO like Azelie. I’ll see if hubs thinks it’s too weird.
@iamamiam – LOL. Actually, I really like Maiwenn, but we’ll have to do something about that spelling. I’m not sure if it will actually work since I have an adopted sister, who is Chinese, and part of her name is Mei. I’ll put this one on my own list for “further research” though. Thanks!
@ekaterinas_mom – I’m on the fence about E names. I would have to seriously love it, because I already have an alternate trend going with the boys/girls in my “set” – the boys have scraping-bottom, obscure names, and Eve is one that everybody has heard. They “go” together but we do, from time to time, get comments that Eve is the only “normal” name and all the boys have weird names. If I picked an E name, it would have to be “weird” because I don’t want to have a “normal girls names that start with E” theme going on. Hope that logic…is logical…lol. Annora is pretty cool but she has a sci-fi character connection that’s a little too strong. By the way, your children have phenomenal names.
@jem – Hello again! Yes, I still have to send Wren nn Birdie by the hubs. It’s really cute. I think you might have a mostly-new collection here for me. You know, Amaryllis is pretty. I like it, I always like it when someone else considers it, why don’t I put it on my list? Done. We’ll see if it gets shot down. Lilac I like too, solely and completely because I love the flower. I don’t like Lila or really very many L, let alone double L names, at all, but I do like Lilac. Baby is coming a bit earlier than lilac season though…but Amaryllis is an early-blooming bulb plant. Juniper is the cutest name but I think they are the ugliest shrubs ever, lol.
@luvinmeingmomma – Oh dear, I hope I don’t disappoint. My husband and I usually spend a longgggggg time thinking about our options once we finally collect them, and sometimes never even make a final choice until the last week before baby is born! Though I don’t really like that approach, haha! I do like Melisande, but I never can decide exactly how to pronounce it. Gianna, now, THAT has possibility. It has a bit more weight than Arianna and a lot of other lighter-than-air –anna names that I’ve seen. Dierdre, so pretty, we both like it, but too tragic.
@citrus85 – We really like Delphina/Delfina nn Fia, but the “dolphin” meaning is a little bit weird.
@fairmaiden – thanks! We’ve already ruled out Verity (mostly because of a My Little Pony cartoon character, Rarity – the older kids wouldn’t be able to cope with that, lol).
@catharinal - This is cool, and Norse, and I’ve not seen it before! I still like Ivany better though, and still can’t hubby to like that one! Thanks for the suggestion though.
@poeticxtac – Gardenia, oh, good suggestion. A little too heavy though.
@jem – Constance is maybe a bit more stern than I’d like, she isn’t sassy or sexy, an Connie is a Grandma name to me. Thanks for another idea though!
@jem – Laurel and Briony aren’t sweeping us off our feet, sorry.
@emerald – Many of these have been suggested before, but thanks very much for the options!! We both really like Zinnia, but it breaks our “initials” rule. Maybe we should reconsider…
@ottilie - This is a good idea. We don’t really have a plan for how many, we take them one at a time! I don’t really fancy Ragna though, the ferocity and strength and masculinity of Ragnar is really what I love about that one for a guy. Ragna seems lacking somehow, and definitely not romantic. But thanks for the idea, you never know what will set off a great train of thought!
@calista – Liv, Rhea and Quinn are all names I do like, but don’t seem quite usable. Liv, with our last name, would be the same as an actress; Rhea is a type of bird related to the ostrich (a really awkward and obnoxious bird, at that), and Quinn is too ambiguous. If I could find a really feminine Quinn-type name, that could be the ticket. I’ll make a note to do a search on those. Thanks!
@freaya55 – Yes, totally agree with you that Ofelia and Serafina is probably just the kind of thing we want in the middle. I love your comment, “comes with a lot of crazy baggage.” That’s it exactly. Pearl wouldn’t need a nn really, but then I already have a P name. I think all the others from your list have already been discarded, but thanks for the comments! Nova really works, doesn’t it! We’re liking that idea a lot.
@ma912 – thanks for the idea! It’s really cute. I always think of “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” It’s a really, really old Disney film, check it out sometime. It’s fun.
@seazuno86 – All great ideas! Petra, Junia, Mila, Gia are new to this thread (though someone did suggest Gianna).
Whew, ok. Here’s my new batch of ideas to think about and pass on to hubby:
Liberty nn Libby
And these, since I was too tired to bring them up to him last night:
Wisteria nn Wish, Wisty
Wren nn Birdie
Ideas for more research and brainstorm:
Quinn but more feminine
Maiwenn (alternate spelling)
Previous ideas still being considered:
Ideas suggested here we have added to the official list:
Thanks for all the awesome and amazing ideas. This is really just amazing!