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August 14th, 2013 11:17 AM #171Senior Member
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Fia-Rose is lovely. Then there's the other direction, Rosefia/Rosafia. Either way it's gorgeous and wearable.
Vanessa doesn't seem really dated at all. I love the tie to butterflies. And while Nessa is adorable, if you want to call Vanessa "Fia" go for it.
Gwenyth, Fia-Rose (or Rosefia), and Rose are still my top of your picks. Love Fia-Rose Dulcinea!
And tossing out some more suggestions...
Alta - perhaps as double barrel: Altarose, Rosalta, Fialta, Altafia
Bernadette - Berna, Addie, Etta, Betty
Ivančica (maybe spelled Ivanchisa/Yvanchisa) - means “daisy” Long shot, but thought it was pretty. Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Ivan ica
Millicent - “Millie”
Samantha - “Sam, Mantha”
August 14th, 2013 11:30 AM #173
August 14th, 2013 11:52 AM #175
@pumkin – Hi! Thanks for the list. Allaire is pretty, I’ve not come by that one before. I’ll run it by DH. We might use Dulcie as a nn for Dulcinea, if we could talk ourselves into moving it up to first name position. Thanks for your favorites too, even though we’ll pick our own favorite when it all comes down to it, it’s really interesting to see which ones people love!
@mclevine – Well, this one thread is about 3 threads’ worth here. I just keep editing the first page and giving updates as I go. Oh too bad about Vanessa, but I’m glad it isn’t totally dated to everybody. Vanessa Quinn is sweet, I like that too. I think I might like Vanessa better as the option to Fia. Fia-Rose too cute? Hm, maybe. It’s definitely less cutesy than Daisy, which ranks pretty low on the list for me and pretty high for DH. I guess hyphenated names can get cutesy, at this point it seems kind of different and something we haven’t done before. I haven’t had a chance to run it by DH yet so we’ll see what he thinks. Thanks a lot for your comments!
@megalady – Not sure about Rosafia, hubby didn’t like Annsofia and suggested Ann-Sophia. He’s funny about names looking pretty in writing, having one pronunciation (this could potentially be rosa-fia or rose-AY-fia or rose-EFF-fia), and it has to have some element of familiarity to him (my boys benefit from male literary characters having awesome names). I’ll still run it by him and see what he thinks. Well maybe Vanessa is just a dated thing in my own head, I think I could get over it, especially if I can get Fia out of it.
Fianna was a top favorite many lists ago when we were brainstorming ideas to get Fia in the first place. It turned out to be the title of an Irish political party and not really a name per se. That was kind of a downer. Oh, wow I like Ivancica/Ivanchisa, it means daisy (my mom’s favorite flower) and has the “Iva” part like Iverine (my grandma’s middle name). Hubby is about guaranteed to hate it but I’ll make him look at it anyway (haha) and keep it on the middles list.
@ottilie - LOL an old English rose garden. That might be too much sweetness...but I have to say I do like it.
Okay new for hubby to review: Allaire, Rosafia, Ivancica, Ivanchisa.
Still new: collecting opinions on Fia-Rose and Vanessa! (see here: A Name We Both Love - Girls Round 2! - Page 17)
Last edited by saracita00; August 14th, 2013 at 12:07 PM. Reason: typo!
August 14th, 2013 06:49 PM #177
Update: I've decided that Fia cannot be attached to a V name. Because Fia might as well be Via, and via is, well a word. A word that could give a complex to a kid if she ends up being a middle kid. *I* wouldn't want to be a kid nn Via in the middle of a large family, so I'm not going to do that to my own kid, lol.
This whole train of thought *also* made me realize that Fia could potentially be mis-heard as via. Forever. We live in an area where "via" can be pronounced vee-ah or vye-ah, interchangeably. Via Rose? What? We're going somewhere via a rose something? Especially since Rose + our surname is a Dr. Who character. As in, the TARDIS was saved via Rose Tyler. *headdesk* Am I overthinking things? Because I'm laughing hysterically at that sentence regardless. Surname FAIL! LOL
August 14th, 2013 07:22 PM #179Senior Member
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You probably are overthinking it, but it seems to me that's what pregnant ladies do...shuffle around thinking random, crazy thoughts! (at least I did). The one good thing is that a LOT of kids have very unusual names nowadays....(where do you live, by the way...California?) In my kids' classes there have been so many truly unusual names, that the names I chose (which I considered 'unique' at the time) mostly feel very ho-hum. What name/s do YOU really love? I can't quite tell from all your posts, besides Fia, which I think is lovely as a first name with big sister Eve. It's beautiful, soft, intriguing...can't you just use Fia? Lia and Gia are girls' names, I think Fia can stand on it's own! I personally LOVE Vanessa in your set - she's romantic, daring, literary, and truly, every Vanessa I've ever known in real life is gorgeous and beyond charismatic! I think the name is quite timeless and fits smashingly with sister Eve, plus all her brothers. Swoon! Nn Nessa is adorable, too. Mostly I am in awe when I read your posts because I think you are so charitable to want to please your husband so much in the naming department! When I was on numbers 4 & 5 (twins) I basically said, "I can't believe I'm doing this again, so I get to pick what I want..." And he nodded and brought me more steak and potatoes and that was that!