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August 14th, 2013 02:02 PM #56
Belphoebe (only if friend doesn't name her baby Phoebe)- Love it! or Bellerose
Boadicea or Bradamante (we can't decide! The Brit in me favours Boadicea though, the French/Italian Bradamante)- Bradamante is nice
Callisto- Prefer Callista ( I'm all about the frilly!)
Cleopatra- Cleo is adorable
Elentari-- Not sure
Fiammetta (although this feels wildly antifeminista to me; she tried to commit suicide because her lover didn't return to her.) Pretty, not sure it's antifeminista to really love someone :-)
Galadriel-- Prefer other LOR names
Guinevere-- LOVE! Glad it's still on the list
Iphigenia-- Not pretty, sorry :-(
Isolde- Also love.
Melusine- Very hard for me to pronounce.
Pandora- Cute nickname potential.
Zenobia- Makes me think of xenophobia, sorry!
So perfect top three:
IsoldeProud mama to L. and S.E.R.
*Magnolia Alice/ Evangeline Snow/ Adelaide Clover/Annabelle Violet/
Wesley Rohan/ Hugo Phelan/August Grey/Thatcher Fox/ Ignatius Grey/Caius Grey*
August 14th, 2013 03:13 PM #58
I'll choose a top 5.
Boadicea (SUCH a kickbutt, underappreciated woman from history... I love that you're considering this! I want to dance!)
I was sad to see Hespera go.. it is such a delicately beautiful name.
I agree with you about Fiammatta... it's a beautiful name, but what kind of example for a little girl is that?
(Side note as we're on the subject of women and lousy stories.. have you read "Cinderella Ate My Daughter"? It's a great book about the perils of the princess culture.... your list kinda made me think you'd like it.)- current loves -
Genevieve - Aurelia - Penelope - Clementine - Matilda - Wilhelmina - Josephine - Cordelia
Max - Frederick - Elliot - Gus - Atticus - Felix - Theodore - Beckett - Calvin
August 14th, 2013 08:40 PM #60
August 14th, 2013 11:04 PM #62
Cleopatra and Zenobia. Think of the amazingness
Katla is really goddamn scary (that whole story really shouldn't be a children's novel, I had severe nightmares for months after having had the story read aloud and later seeing the film. It's really brutal though, deals with some heavy subjects), I agree (and so is Tengil, and I don't know if something is wrong with me, but I really like that name too), but the name is so beautiful, I can't help but loving it. Same with Madicken - the Danish word for maggot is maddike and it is pronounced almost the same way as Madicken, but Madicken is such a lovely name and not even the maggot-connection can make me stop loving it.
Wu Zetian was a long shot, but in terms of great females, I thought she was a notable mention however unrealistic she might be
A quick top five from your new list:
05. Boadicea/Galadriel (couldn't choose, made it a tie instead)Exporting beautiful old Danish names, exotic Greenlandic names and Greenlandic sibling names.
Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor "Theo" • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Asa Elessar/Valdemar Ivik
Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel "Tilda" • Gaia Margaret Undómiel • Juno Catherine Françoise "Shazza"
August 15th, 2013 12:24 AM #64
I still love Morgana, Isolde, and Guinevere. Isolde is definitely my favorite on your list. I also really like Melusine.
I kind of wonder if a name like Guinevere or Cleopatra might be a bit much with Aphrodite. They are both very well known names with strong imagery and associations. I'm not sure how important sibset considerations are for you but I wonder if it might be a bit better to stick to something a little more obscure with Aphrodite. Just a thought. I hadn't seen Aphrodite's full name written out yet and I love the two middle names you paired with it.