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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:
Isolde*Magnolia Anouk /Evangeline/Evelina Charlotte Rue/Junia Evangeline/Viviana Wildflower/ Georgiana Soleil/Sylvie Wilhelmina Moon/ Guinivere Ione Moon*
*Alive, Amoret, Cordelia, Olive, Beatrix, Eugenie, Marigold, Luna, Snow, Matilda, Fleur, Florence*
*Augusten Wolf/ Magnus Jude/August Jasper/Jude/Cyrus Jude/Lev*
*Osias, Caius, Finlo, Westley,Ivo, Grey, Thatcher, Ignatius, Hawthorne, Benedict, Atlas, Asher, Hugo,Caspian, August *
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 -
Harriet - Flora - Violet - Clementine - Matilda - Wilhelmina - Josephine - Cordelia
Milo - Frederick - Dashiell - Gus - Atticus - Felix - Theo - Harrison - Jack
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)Henry Ásgeirr Lórien • Alexander Adelin Pemba "Sasha" • Aksel Atticus Ivik • Oscar Edmund Igaluk
Nor Valdemar Oisín • Asa Bjørnstjerne • Marcel Endymion Theo • Vincent Akiva Lysander
Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Ivalo Galadriel • Aviaaja Catherine Françoise "Avi" • Evelyn Cleopatra "Evie"
Olga Alvaret Lúthien • Noor Dagmar Evangeline • Edith Faraday Thérèse "Edie" • Eleonora Brontë Patricia
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.