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August 10th, 2013 11:14 AM #111
@haili73 – Cosette is way too Les Mis for me, yes. I think it’s possible I’m the only woman in the world who hates that musical (and is married to a theatre junkie dude who loves it). Guinevere is meh; that spelling! It’s traditional, but bound to be a hassle.
Delphine has been suggested so many times! We like it, but not the “dolphin” meaning. Maybe we can talk ourselves into the flower instead?? I’ve been wondering that lately, so I’ll go ahead and put it on the list. Amber made me think of Ember, which I like better, so I popped it on a list and surprise, hubby thinks it’s alright. Also, thanks for the list of gem names! It was a good read. I didn’t find anything that grabs me but I did enjoy it and appreciate your sending the link along.
I had just looked up some Rose variants before you posted! Rosita is but it got vetoed. Bella-Rose sounds too much like Belarus, the country, so no. But, I *do* like the idea of a hyphenated Rose name, potentially.
@karacavazos – Don’t worry about it, I appreciate the new lists! A few of these are new though. I don’t think I’ve seen Abelia or Honora before. Priscilla, now she would put an amusing angle on the entire set, but Peregrine and Priscilla in succession would probably be tooooo many Pilgrims (and P’s).
Sophronia is the one that I love that makes my husband go into heart failure, lol. Cora, Iris and Ruby are all names I like that have been vetoed, though I’ve been considering slipping Ruby onto a “rating” list. I think I will!
@averelldavina - Of course it's ok to send along a few more suggestions! Thank you! I like Marilla best from your list, but it gets beaten out by Amaryllis.
Alright, here’s what’s new on my discuss list:
Delphine – as a flower instead of the dophin thing?
Hyphenated Rose names?
Sapphire (I forgot it before)
Last edited by saracita00; August 10th, 2013 at 11:18 AM.
August 10th, 2013 11:20 AM #113
NEW UPDATE! I have a few new "approved for consideration" to add to the list. These are from my re-read of allllllllllll the suggestions to pick up the ones I like (regardless of my prediction as to whether Hubby would like them).
The BIG surprise here is Gwenyth. I’ve had Gwyneth at the top of my list for a couple of years and had pretty much decided I would have to let it go, but since we’re now doing “ratings” I thought I would slip in an alternate spelling to see what he said. It got as high a rating as I’ve seen out of him (still haven’t come by something he just LOVES). He says he likes the spelling Gwenyth better plus the name in general has been “growing” on him. That’s pretty exciting!
Also: he was amused by the Rose + surname comment, but thinks Dr. Who isn’t as generally known as the actress Liv. At any rate, it doesn’t seem to bother him.
This is what's currently on the list of considerations:
Thanks a ton for all of the great suggestions along the way here. If you feel inspired to throw some more our way, I always appreciate it and don't mind going through the duplicates.
August 10th, 2013 11:23 AM #115
August 10th, 2013 01:10 PM #117Senior Member
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I just want to say that I love that Amaryllis is on your list! It's the one that most 'fits' with your boys' names, imo, and the most 'exotic' sounding, although exotic is not quite right. Did you know that Amaryllis Fleming (the half sister of Ian Fleming, the creater of James Bond) was a world-class cellist? She went by Am as a nn, I think. But I like Mary as a nn, too. And if you went with something like Amaryllis Wren, Amaryllis Skye, Amaryllis Ember, then you could call her Mary Wren, Mary Skye, or Mary Ember as a nn, which is kind of cute. Have you read 'Cold Sassy Tree' by Olive Ann Burns? It's one of my favorite books and in it is a little girl called Mary Toy - always the two names - and it's stayed with me as a fresh, intriguing, beguiling choice. Also then you have sort of the opposite effect of Eve Anastasia - long first, simple middle...which is kind of neat.
I also really like Ember as a first name! And as for a Rose combo, this is kind of out there, but what about Rosewynd? I like it It's very pretty when you say it aloud! Gwyneth is medieval and alluring, but of course currently we have the Gwyneth of Goop fame...(sigh). Anyway - lovely list! You have a lot of great choices.
August 10th, 2013 01:14 PM #119Senior Member
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