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August 17th, 2013 10:47 PM #6
This style is lovely.
These are the best:
I would maybe add:
MontgomeryBeatrix - Mabel - Clementine - Matilda - Hazel - Tatiana - Ophelia - Isla
Leopold - Julian - Jude - Alexander - Theodore - Oscar - Frederick
August 17th, 2013 11:26 PM #8
Andromeda - Love, especially with the celestial connection
Immanuela or Emmanuella - Would use the E. Not my style but alright.
Lucasta - Too close to Luca for my liking but not terrible
Ravenna - Not my style. Think of raven, ravine, and that Snow White movie (but that will be forgotten soon)
Ceridwen - Love the g(wen) names including this one but will be pronunciation issues. Maiwenn is my favorite.
Raziela - Too many vowels together for my liking
Mariposa - NMS
Gwendolen - Boring for a Gwen name
Gwyneira - Love. She could go by the common nickname Gwyn or the uncommon but beautiful Eira. On my list.
Mirabel - Dislike "bel" names but this is okay. Love plain Mira, it is our girl frontrunner (again, celestial connection)
Ruhama/Ruchama - Too odd for my liking
Isidora - Better than Isabel, like that "adore" is in it, but still NMS
Hypatia - Best namesake EVER. But sadly, I don't think it is usable. So unusual that I think people would have trouble remembering what the name is, other than that it is very different. How about Portia?
Valeria - I think valerian root and sadly agree that it also sounds like a vaginal disease. Valerie?
Rahela or Raquela - NMS
Morwenna - NMS. How about Maren? Mirren? Marina?
Felicia/Felicienne - a happy happy name
Ruxandra - NMS, sounds made up and trying too hard
Thomasin - Too close to Thomas for my liking
Hawthorn - Use the e.
Lysander - Okay
Gideon - Like
Peregrine - Like, not everyone knows the LOTR connection (or cares). I think Pip was a cute hobbit.
Orion - Celestial connection again! Yes.
Iskender - Too awkward for my liking
Thaddeus - I think this is a cool historic name (decided that after watching "Lincoln") and like Thadd for a nn.
Alasdair/Alastair - NMS
Sebastian - NMS, not masculine enough
Emmanuel/Immanuel - Go with the E
Finnian - Not a fan of F names.
Elkanan/Elchanan - Too awkward
Naphtali - Ditto
Demetrius - Interesting, unique
Hadriel - Too feminine sounding
Raziel - NMS
Nehemya - OK but NMS
Zebulon - ditto
August 18th, 2013 02:46 AM #10Senior Member
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Thanks for the input, everyone! Even if you don't like them, I really like getting the input. I will be quoting some questions and answering them, please ask ask ask if you want me to answer anything.
Mari or Posy. And I like the transformational aspect of butterflies.
Rue. But I do wonder if it's just making Roxana more complicated. I like Roxy but so many people have said it sounds "stripper-y" that it bummed me out. And I like the -xandra, but I cannot use Alexandra! I do think Alexandra is a wonderfully regal name, but it's out for me. I can't get any closer to Alexander than Iskender/Alastair.
Hadriel, Cassiel, Raziel, Haniel, Zadkiel. They're not Biblical, they're more folklore/writings.
Hanan, which is a diminutive of it. I like Elkan & Elkanah but they seem further away. I've known an Elchanan before but I know it's sort of a clunky/obscure/ethnic name so I'm not sure. I keep trying to convince my husband it can at least be wedged in as a middle name.
Naphtali to Elchanan. Though perhaps some would feel that's not much of a choice, haha.
I'm going to go through the suggested new names now. Thank you again, everyone!
August 18th, 2013 03:35 AM #12
Andromeda - LOVE. Ann or Andie are pretty wearable nicknames, too.
Immanuela or Emmanuella - Not a fan of, really. Imma/Emma or Ella would be wearable, more youthful and fun nicks though.
Lucasta - Not very playful or fun at all. I like Lu though.
Ravenna - I honestly thought it was just a play on Raven. I think its pretty and Ray or Enna are possible nicks.
Ceridwen - I have no idea how to pronounce this, still.
Raziela - Same as Lucasta, except I don't know any possible nicknames.
Mariposa - Interesting and kind of bouncy. I like the nickname Posy; I think that's the best part.
Gwendolen - Pretty and sophisticated. Gwen isn't my favorite nickname though.
Gwyneira - More uncommon version of Gwendolen, and I like the nickname Neira more than Gwen.
Mirabel - I'm really tired of -bel names.
Ruhama/Ruchama - Not very playful or fun.
Isidora - I haaate Dora.
Hypatia - Same as Ruhama.
Valeria - Val isn't a very cute nickname and Valeria always sounded like a disease to me.
Rahela or Raquela - Same as Ruhama.
Morwenna - Pretty and interesting. Not sure about any nicknames.
Felicia/Felicienne - I've never liked Felicia, and actually prefer Felixa.
Ruxandra - I don't like -andra names. Rux is a cool start though.
Thomasin - Always loved this name. Its pretty sounding with a pretty meaning. The nickname possibility is the only thing I don't like.
Hawthorn - I don't think it needs the "E" at the end. Its a neat name either way, but idk about nicknames.
Lysander - I'm not a fan of -sander.
Gideon - Neat name that always made me think of a knight.
Peregrine - Very interesting but I'm not a fan.
Orion - Very cool and powerful, Ori, Ri, or Rion are nicknames. It also makes me think of Titus.
Iskender - No..
Thaddeus - Never liked this name.
Alasdair/Alastair - Never liked this name. I think it lacks personality.
Sebastian - Love this name. Strong and adventurous!
Emmanuel/Immanuel - See Immanuella
Finnian - I love Finn names!
Elkanan/Elchanan - Noooo
Naphtali - I have... no idea how to say this. Reminds me of Nathaniel though.
Demetrius - N0000000
Hadriel - Interesting? Hadley could be a nickname.
Raziel - Raz would be a cool nick.
Nehemya - sounds more feminine to me.
Zebulon - Sounds like an evil intergalactic dictator.
From your lists, my favorites are Andromeda, Mariposa, Hawthorn, Gideon, Orion, Sebastian, and Finnian.
I really like Andromeda with Sebastian; they're both really adventurous, strong names to me.
I personally love long syllable names. My personal favorites are Philomena and Chrysanthemum!aurora- autumn- ashwyn- bambi- bernadette- calliope- emmalou- henriette- indigo- ione- january- lark- leela- llewellyn- lydia- marnie- molly- narnia- noelle- oralee- penelope- philomena- rain- raven- roxy- ruby- snow- tessa- thora- waverly- willow- winter- wren- zoe | abel- aesop- angus- banjo- bartholomew- bear- bruce- burkley- darwin- elliot- finn- flynn- foster- henry- indigo - knox - laszlo - lyle - navy - nemo - noah - otis - oakley - rainn - thatcher - thomas - thompson - titus - zen
August 18th, 2013 04:03 AM #14Senior Member
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These are the pronunciations I've been using for some of the less popular ones, please let me know if more pronunciations are needed:
Raziela - rah-zee-el-la - 4 syllables. I say Raziel rah-zee-el. Are there people saying Raziel ra-zell?
Ruchama - Roo-kha-ma, almost roo-ha-ma
Ruxandra - roo-ksan-dra
Naphtali - NAHF-tahl-ee
Elchanan - elk-ha-NAAN