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August 6th, 2013 03:49 PM #6Member
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August 6th, 2013 04:08 PM #8
Winifred/Winnie is one I thought of
Despite his fondness for simple straightforward cute nicknames, you both seem to have a taste for romantic, unusual names.
A few other ideas:
Octavia/Tavi (ok, I guess that's a T)
Raffaela or Raphaela/Rafi (too boyish?)
Natalia/Natty or Tali (another T)
Adelia/Addie or Delia
August 6th, 2013 04:24 PM #10
I still like Ivy for you. Maybe Ivana/Ivanna ? Maybe Signe to replace Dagny? Willow is my favorite from your list, and I don't think anyone will reference the movie Willow. It's an older movie.
Natalia -- as opposed to Natalie
Leonie -- or Leona with Leonie as a nickname
Fiana -- resuggesting this one, fee-ah-na
Violette/Violetta -- saying it vee-oh-let(a) -- does this fix the problem with Viola?
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August 6th, 2013 04:54 PM #12
You're getting some great suggestions here. I second Signy, but as I suggested it in the previous round, I'm guessing it's not your cup of tea.
Ludivine is pretty cute, and it's beautiful as well. Too French?
These are Scandinavian names:
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August 6th, 2013 05:43 PM #14
Ooh, replies! Lots of replies! Lots of ideas! Thank you, thank you!
@adriennel – from your list, I’ll see what DH thinks of Darienne. I like Daria, but hubby has vetoed it because of some association or other.
Dagny – the situation with this one is that our name rather resembles Taggart. It’s totally going to sound like Atlas Shrugged, LOL.
Delilah is toooooo bad girl and Wilhelmina is too fussy.
@handsallover - I appreciate all brainstorms! You never know, even if you don’t hit it, it might make somebody else think of yet another name. Raina is a maybe from this list. I like Ottilie but nn “otter” is a little too much wildlife for me. I like Rosalind but hubby will ask whether it’s ROZ or ROSE and nix it.
@meaganeve – I like Bellamy, but it’s not obviously feminine. Also like Daisy, but it’s maybe a little tooooo cutesy.
@mplsdesigner – Odette…Odette…it seems like we have seen that one, but maybe it has just been a bunch of other O names. Maybe I just haven’t considered it before because it ends in T and our surname begins with T. I’ll ponder it a bit, thanks!
@alizarin – I like these, though I wonder if hubby will think they are too “heavy”? Going on my list…
@pam – Oh wow, the Big Boss right here! I feel like the problem child, lol! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Winifred is a bit too clunky for me, and all the other children would call a Winnie “Pooh Bear.” Which might be cute…or could get really old, really fast!
You’re definitely correct that we do like romantic and unusual names. We went around and around trying to find a long, complicated and romantic name, but it felt like all of his were too frilly for me, and all of mine were too heavy for him, so we gave it up in favor of searching out a different train of thought. It worked with Eve Anastasia, so that was the idea, anyway…
I’m pretty sure Octavia and Antonia are going to rank as too “heavy” for him; Mercedes will be a car and Mercy will be too virtue; I’ve tried Natalia before and he always says, “I like Natalie better;” I don’t know how to predict Raffaela, Signy, or Adelia, but I’ll update later after get gets off work! I’m seeing Delia mentioned a lot in these threads and it puts me in mind of Dahlia, which I think I might like better, so I’ll put that one on the list to run by the hubs, too. The T--i nns are out because of a close relative who lives just down the street. We spend a lot of time with her and her nn is Tiki.
@dantea – OK, I’ll just go through your list.
Ivy…the more I’m thinking about Ivy, the more I’m realizing that my mom would be just really distressed over that. She’s an avid gardener and her arch nemesis is invasive ivy. Mayyyyybe can do it as a nn. Maybe. Ivana/Ivanna is pretty, but I can hear DH now saying, “is it EE or EYE?”
Just got a mention from Pam on Signy instead of Dagny, so it’s on my list, thanks!
Willow is really growing on me. Apparently, DH went to a movie with some work friends recently, and they mentioned the Willow movie. Le sigh…sometimes it’s tough living with NERDS. We’ll have to see if he comes around to this one.
Arielle, Zoe – my kids have cousins named this
Natalia – Pam mentioned this one, too! Great minds think alike!
Cecily, Celia, Claudia - out because of the meaning
Leonie -- or Leona with Leonie as a nickname
Thea – can’t replace my true love, Fia
Luna – I’m thinking DH likes this one…and vetoed it…I can’t remember why…
Adele – too much the singer’s name right now
Vera – I think he said this one was “old lady” once…
Phoebe – hubs just named a pet this
Violette/Violetta – YES. It DOES. You’re BRILLIANT.
Delfia – This one got ousted on the "has more than one pronunciation" rule. He thinks people will call her DELL-fia and del-FIA.
Amara, Cleo, Leonie, Leona, Fiana, Natalia, Iris, Phaedra, Violetta, Delfia all go on the list to pass on to hubby!
@ottilie – I’ve gotten enough nominations that I’m putting it on the list to pass by DH. I sort of think signature… I know, I’m the worst name shopper ever!!
Hubby will absolutely say no to Ludivine. “lud-uh-VINE? Lood-i-vinn?”
Livny! That’s pretty stinking adorable. I wanted Liv for Eve, but then her name would have been exactly the same as a LOTR actress… Livny might fix it though. Ooh, I hope hubby likes that one.
Dagmar he likes, but he had a friend from work who passed away rather suddenly and tragically. I don’t think this one brings happy memories for him.
Jesenia is kind of sweet, I’ll put that one on the list.
He won’t know how to pronounce Iselinn and any letter with a line through it is going to make him freak out, bahaha. Borgny is toooo ferocious. Oh, this was a good list. Thanks so much!
OK from this batch, I’m sending on to DH:
Thanks for all these wonderful ideas, everybody!