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August 9th, 2013 03:57 AM #101
August 9th, 2013 12:39 PM #103Senior Member
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- Dec 2012
I dug up a few more suggestions...
Annelisa - Anna
Liadan - Lia, Dani
Loredana - Lorie, Dana, Lana
Miranda - Miri, Mimi, Manda
Nimue - Nim
Niobe - Bee
Oceana - Ocie, Ana
Philomela - Mela
Ramona - Mo
Romilda - Romy, Milly
Romilly - Romy, Milly
Romola - Romy
Salome - Sally, Mimi
Swanilda - Swan
Verusha - Rue
I also hate to mention it, but if you have a problem with Liv, then you'll probably have a similar problem with Rose. Sparrow, Willow, and Wren (I still like Wrenna) are adorable, though. And the middle names on your list are swoon-worthy, especially Edelweiss and Marigold.
Last edited by megalady; August 9th, 2013 at 12:43 PM.
August 9th, 2013 02:52 PM #105
@jem – thank you for the compliment, I am much happier with the way things are going now. The individual names aren’t necessarily quite as adventurous as I’d prefer, but I *am* liking the combo potential. Thanks for the sneak peek here! I think I will start another thread for combo ideas once I’ve finished collecting ideas.
@mousehouse7 – Not crazy at all! That’s *exactly* what we have in mind when we’re naming…princes, knights, adventurers, fair maidens, but all the kind who can wield his (or her!) own sword or bow & arrow, and yet still be found hiding out as an architect, engineer, business CEO, tech guru, artist, veterinarian or inventor!
Thanks to your suggestion, I’m making a note to go check out some Russian names. Tatiana isn’t quite hitting the sweet spot, but our first daughter’s middle is Anastasia so it seems that style has potential.
Hubby just mentioned that he would like something that is “like Sabrina.” I forgot to even mention it on yesterday’s update! We don’t want to use Sabrina itself since we already know a couple of Sabrinas, but it’s definitely among the “frilly” names he likes.
Ingrid is one that I wish I could just love because it seems like it ought to be just right, and yet, it’s not, and I can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it isn’t feminine enough? I don’t know, I never can figure it out.
Thank you for the other ideas too. Ozette is really pretty, if you can get people to say O instead of Ah, otherwise it just sounds like someone out of the Wizard of Oz! Heehee.
The other suggestions aren’t quite right, I like Annora but she’s a sci-fi character I would always think of. Augusta, Teadora are a little overly heavy for me.
@megalady – Toss into the ring as much as you like! You know I said no T ending names but someone threw Scarlett out here, and I do really like that one.
Scandinavian Pirate Princess, lol. Alvilda is pretty awesomely cool, even if it does have an Al beginning. Keep.
I sort of love Belladonna, and Bonnie is super adorable with that. She’s another Hobbit name though.
Della, I never can decide about Della. Keep for consideration.
Fiordelisa – this one is a little overly complex, but I am super impressed to see another option on Fia.
Gwenaelle is pretty, I think it will probably get shot down but I’ll put it on the list anyway. Gwenola is new to me too; I thought I’d seen just about every Gwen name out there. Gwendolyn was kind of my last pick and don’t you know, that’s the one that hubby finally gave me a “bite” on.
Lottie is adorable…could I get away with it as a nn for Scarlett?
I’m going to tag Lunaria too, why not. I’m not sure if I like it but it’s worth considering.
I like Sunniva very much and also Nerissa; both have been vetoed. Vanessa flirts with making the list.
Sequoia is super cool, I am like the shortest person in the world though LOL. I don’t have much in the way of height genes to contribute here. It might be sad to be named for the tallest tree in the world and be happy to make 5 feet tall. Too bad!!
Great list, thanks a ton!
@jem – hi again! Cora was my favorite for about a year and I never have been able to get DH to come around. He just plain doesn’t like it. I’ve finally decided that Cora to him is Lucy to me. We are just the pickiest people ever!
I’m going to snag Pearl for the first names list and Beatrix for middles. I’ve seen it around in combos and I almost always like it as a middle. Plus it has a nice meaning.
PS. I can’t wait to hear what we decide on either, lol.
@megalady – BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh, good grief. I can’t believe we didn’t even think of the Rose thing. Oh goodness, that’s funny. Hubby might not care though, LOL. I will definitely update and report on what he says about that!
Cosma is sweet, I’ve only ever seen Cosima but I like Cosma better. That one stays for consideration.
Katya, I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years but I like it, it’s familiar but exotic. Definitely going on the list.
Niobe, Verusha, Swanilda, Isabeau and Jonquil caught my eye but I think are a little too unusual, spelling headaches waiting to happen.
I’m really impressed this this list too. Thanks so much for your “digging”!!
New considerations from this batch:
Avilda, Della, Gwenaelle, Lotte – possibly as a nn forScarlett?, Lunaria, Cosma &
Katya, and a note to look into some other Russian names.
August 9th, 2013 06:34 PM #107
Well one of my suggestions made it onto your "consideration" list--yay for Delyth! I do think she's lovely. I am indeed taking mental notes on your husband-wife naming strategy. Did you two talk about names before you got married? Glad you enjoyed Dragomira, hehe.
From your new list, I like Rose, Daisy, Wren and Gwendolyn best, and part of me really loves Sparrow. A couple weeks ago I met the most adorable four-year-old girl Sparrow, with blonde curls and two older siblings: a brother named River and a sister named Petal. (Have you considered Petal, or would husband moan? Oh--I forgot--it's a P initial.)
I have two hangups with Sparrow: 1) its unisex nature (some celeb used it for a son, and from our own Nameberry I now have this image of a man named Sparrow, a blond fire-eater performing at dusk--I tried hard just now to find the thread, but Nameberry's search function is not working for me right now. I think it was in one of sleepysessha's or ottilie's imagery threads. Anyway...)
2) I think Sparrow is just a bit weird as a human name seen in the context of the verses which say, "You are of more value than many sparrows."
I'm not a fan of Scarlett, but that's just me. At least your last name isn't O'Hara. I did meet an infant Scarlett O'Hara once, on my honor!
As always, best wishes!"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 9th, 2013 06:46 PM #109Senior Member
current favorite names:
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
- New Zealand
Mum to Phoebe Alice