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August 7th, 2013 05:26 PM #71
Wow, what a thread it is! So many ideas, such a difficult husband to please...and girls' names are not my specialty; I'm awfully picky about them myself, for some reason.
I could be wrong, but I didn't think there were two pronunciations of Shenandoah; I thought the last syllable, "ah," was just sort of slurred into the next word in the song, to make the rhythm work. I do think it would make a rather lovely name--definitely the most spectacular thing on your updated list. I also think Wren is especially cute. For me, though, none of the others on the list quite have the sparkle of your other children's names. But if they sparkle for you (and if hubby is on board!) that's more important.
A few rather random suggestions, just for the sake of throwing something out there:
(First I went to the Czech/Slovak section of my book since I found a few boy gems there, but it didn't yield so much for girls.)
Darie (dah-ree, feminine form of Darius; hubby would probably chuck it because of the possibility of rhyming with Marie, hmm?)
Dusana (doo-sha-nah, derived from dusha, "soul, spirit")
Iveta (ee-veh-teh, from Yvette, "yew tree," "archer")
Kveta ("flower", pronounced about how it looks, I think)
Marta (a form of Martha)
Martina (feminine form of Martin, of course--hey, a more obvious way to honor Martin Luther?)
Monika/Monica (have you considered Monica? She's familiar but not too common--a drawback is the uncertainty about meaning.)
Pavla (feminine form of Pavel, a version of Paul)
Vera (you like Verity; have you considered Vera?)
Bryony (I've already seen this suggested. You said Briony wasn't doing anything for you, but I prefer this spelling. I really like it, but when I say it out loud it does sound like a feminine version of Brian. It just seems, with your liking for Dagny, Ivany and Livny, that Bryony might appeal to you.)
Jocelyn (haven't noticed this suggested. I really like it and am liking the nickname Josie for it lately. I do have a crush on it as a boy's name, as I read an Elizabeth Goudge novel with a great male Jocelyn, but I don't think it reads anything like unisex these days.)
Jessamyn (another favorite; the Y spelling eliminates the different shades of pronunciation possible with Jessamine)
Rats, I just noticed those two end in N. Well I did decide just to throw some names out there...I really must go, but if I think of more I'll be back. Best wishes!
Last edited by auroradawn; August 7th, 2013 at 07:15 PM."He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names."
Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet
August 7th, 2013 08:45 PM #73
@luvinbeingmomma - Dinah, no, way too much railroad there.
@joyfulmomto8 - hello friend! Thanks for stopping in and commenting!
@iamamiam - AWESOME. Exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks a million. Maywen would definitely be more straightforward. Still has that N suffix though, can't seem to get away from it!
@auroradawn - It has gotten monstrously monstrous in here, hasn't it, LOL I feel like I'm digging for gold in an area where I ought be striking it rich, but I'm only finding a few flakes here and there! There's nothing very magical on the list, no. It's a list for the sake of feeling like we have options to consider, but neither of us is thrilled about any of them. I thought Nova was pretty special, so I'm sorry it's gone. You're probably right about Shenandoah, I just like the way my husband slurs it when he sings it. He would have to sing it every time, lol. I'm starting to get a little bummed wondering if it's just going to be like this - I can't have Fia, Magnolia or Gwyneth and he can't have Emily, Lucy or Kathleen; we already had lightning strike once with Eve Anastasia; and so maybe we're just expecting too much? We're both hoping for a boy at this point because we love our options on that side.
Thanks for the new list, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, none of these will even make it to the hubs...
Darie - Smart lady, you're catching on. Does it sound like dairy, Marie or something else...
Dusana - he won't go for an S pronounced like SH
Iveta - this one is *really* pretty but too close to Eve.
Kveta - KV combination will make his eyes fall out.
Marta - MAR name, huge no-no for him
Martina - MAR name again...
Monika/Monica - my bestest friend in the world is named this, it would be very unpopular if I used this as a first name when actual family names have only gone as middles.
Pavla - He would say, "Like Pavlov's dog?"
Vera - He doesn't like it.
Bryony: The thing with Briony/Bryony is that for one thing, it sounds like a feminization of a really, really common name -- from my generation. I probably can't even count how many Brians I have known, all my age or older. Brian is completely a Dad Name to me now, so there's just nothing in a girl name that just sounds like it. Plus, the spelling LOOKS trendy and made up, whether it is or not; so it doesn't have any kind of feel of being established, let alone having any history.
Jocelyn - I never have liked this for some reason... too smooth or something? Jacqueline would have a better chance. Josie I ruined on a goat.
Jessamyn - I'm from the Jessica generation...anything Jess is just too old to me.
Thanks for the suggestions. We're just terrible!
August 7th, 2013 08:57 PM #75
August 7th, 2013 09:45 PM #77
@jem - What a cool name! Hubby won't know how to pronounce it, but it's awfully sweet. Thank you for throwing it in!
Current update: My favorite suggestions here have been Nova, Roxanne, and Livny, but they got shot down. The only two that have survived hubby's veto are Wren (no cute Birdie nickname) and Liberty, which we've added to the list with Willow and Saffron. None of these four has us swooning, but we could live with them. I totally appreciate all the great ideas that have been thrown out here! I'm thrilled to see more if anyone has them.
August 7th, 2013 09:59 PM #79Senior Member
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For Nellie as a nn, you could do:
Eleanor / Elinore
These might be stretching it a bit, but:
Gwendolyn?.. Although, I like Wendy best for that one
As for Bonnie, I'm pretty sure that is usually a stand alone name, so a full name is more difficult. Maybe
Is Fia out as a nn, or just as a full name? What about Fiona nn Fia?
More random ideas:
Lucinda nn Luna