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August 28th, 2013 06:14 AM #56Junior Member
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August 28th, 2013 09:54 AM #58
Ok Berry Friends, here’s where things stand. I feel like I’ve now accomplished “due diligence” in trying to sniff out more options. I actually did find the middle ground where we’re both happy – Tesla and Zelda – but we can’t use either of those (because of our surname and because of the video game, respectively) and I don’t know where to take a search from there. Tessa is too simple, Zenobia is too much, and I'm stumped on further ideas. If you have suggestions, I'm game to take a look.
Here’s my (I think full) list of names that are mutually agreed-upon; were once on the list but fell off; that I like enough to bring back for one last try before I give up hope; or that I just forgot to send by my hubby before. If you'd like to comment either way, can convince me to LOVE something, or want to do up a combo, knock yourself out. Any of the first name considerations could be used as middles, and these are also on my mn list: Shenandoah, Edelweiss, Quinn, Aurora, Liberty, Marigold, Livny, Dulcinea, Beatrix, or just about any variation on Peggy or Jean.
Willow – I can’t seem to visualize this one on my own kid. It has been at the top of the consideration list for a couple of weeks, and I still just can't see it. Only nn possibility I can come up with is LoLo, which is cute but kind of overly so. I don't care for Willa or Wilhelmina. I like that it's soft and pretty, easy to spell and understand, and I like the lush-green imagery that comes with it.
Scarlett – I like it in theory. I love it in theory. I just don't know if I love it as a real-life option, or if I really only like vicariously because I'm in love with Rhett Butler, if that makes any sense, haha! NN Lettie would be cute, but I don't like Scar OR Scout. Surname starts with T so that "ett" ending is a negative. I do like that it's strong and forceful, but maybe it's too much.
Violet – This is here because hubby likes, and I don’t hate. Violets are legitimately among my favorite flowers. It's just...really purple, haha. And again, the T surname is a downer.
Daisy – This one is back. I like daisies at least as much as violets, so it's a happy association. It could work as a roundabout “tribute” name for my mom so that's what keeps it coming back. It’s just… SO, SO, SO CUTESY.
Iverine – Giving this another try as a first name option. It’s my grandma’s middle name and I’ve always liked it, ever since I was a kid. I'm sort of partial to the idea of using a name name instead of another noun name this time, so plus to it there. I sort of love Iva as a possible nn.
Gwenyth – I’ve been going on about this one for such a long time I might be tired of it. Time to let it simmer. Yeah, yeah, I know about that nut job Paltrow. Honestly, I think she's less of a long-term consideration than Willow Smith is. Paltrow simply must be nearing her Hollywood expiration date, while Willow hasn't really even come into her own yet. And if she turns out to be a Miley...ohhhhhhhhhh...
Roxanne – Not letting this one go without another try. Maybe I could offer Rose or Annie as nn options to DH? He doesn't like the "rocks" part of it. He does like Rose, and he likes Ann. Roseanne utterly and completely out because we're old enough to remember that nasty Barr woman.
Rose – Snore. It works. Snore. Roses are not my favorite flower. They are nice and all, but overdone. Hubby likes it. Incidentally, it's a Dr. Who name with our surname and I'm not sure what to think of that. Bad Wolf for a nn? Bahahaha, just kidding.
Amaryllis – Not my favorite flower but it’s unusual without being bizarre, and hubby approved it once before, and I like it best of any of the nn Rilla considerations, so it gets another look.
Lydia – This one has a really, REALLY long (like, 20 year) on-again-off-again relationship with my list. It’s my great-grandmother’s name and she was pretty awesome, she was part Indian/Native American (though I don't know what tribe) and she raised 18 kids on a Montana homestead. I go through cycles where I LOVE it and then cycles where it bores me, so I'm afraid to commit there.
Zora - Newcomer to the list going to get some thinking time. Negative is that we've already used a Z name. Hubby thinks Cora and Norah are horrendous. If you can figure that out, call me.
Magdalene – Not ready to say goodbye, I think it fits our group so well and it has significance.
Magnolia – Not ready to say goodbye to this one either, but I've loved it for such a long time and I'm always sad when I see it on other people's lists and think about it not being on mine. Mia would be my first pick nn, hubby might go for Meg, probably won’t take it at all, but I’m giving it another try.
Lilac – Yeah, another flower name, but I like a lot of flowers, okay? Haha. And I legitimately like lilacs. Seems more elegant than Daisy, less predictable than Rose.
Wendy – To my surprise, this one is growing on me, so I’m sending it back by the hubs.
Fiora – I'm giving this one a last shot as my Fia nn name.
Serafina – Staying on the list as the dark horse Fia nn possibility. In spite of rather excessive frilliness, it does have a pretty awesome meaning, and Fia…sigh. Thea is a sensible alternative, but Thea loses all of the unexpected spunk and sass that Fia holds for me.
Ffion – Haven’t had a chance to run this one by DH so here goes nothing.
Nadia – if I can get past the visions of the gymnast, emblazoned on my young and impressionable mind…
River – Just throwing it out there, don't know if it has a chance, don't know if I even love it, but I don't hate it, so it gets a shot.
Baby the Fifth is a GIRL!
Dulcinea Liberty Lanz nn "Daisy"
Coming on (or around) March 7, 2014
For a boy: Ragnar Ethan Wade
August 28th, 2013 10:28 AM #60
From your list my favorites for you are
Daisy - yes, with the -y ending it is rather cutesy but a more "grounded" (for lack of a better term) middle would bring that down somewhat. I think that it goes well in your sibset and family connection is always awesome. Maybe Daisy Lydia? Daisy Iverine? Daisy Jeanelle?
Iverine - it has family significance to you, it goes really well with your other kid's names, and Iva is an adorable nn. Iverine Quinn maybe?
Gwyneth, Magdelene or Magnolia, Fiora - all go awesome with your other kids names and you seem to really love each of these names.
Gwyneth Shenandoah or Gwyneth Lydia, Magdelene Aurora or Magdelene Willow , Magnolia Beatrix or Magnolia Quinn, Fiora Daisy or Fiora Livny or Fiora Dulcinea
I agree with you on Willow, it's a great name but just doesn't seem to "work" in your sibset imo
I think Lydia would be better on your middle name list due to her on again off again status. She's one you might regret not using somewhere but you might not love enough to use as a first name if that makes since?
For the nn Tesla I can't think of any names that would just give you Tesla as a nn but maybe Teresa with a "L" middle? Teresa Livny nn Tesla? Or Teresa Lilac? Or another name that could give you Tessa as a nn like Contessa Livny or Contessa Lilac?Top Girl names:
~Combos I love~
Elizabeth Winona "Elsie" ~ Adelheid Ruby "Addie Rue"
Marilla Delyth "Millie" ~ Casilda Josephine "Cassie Jo"
Hildemara ~ Isannah ~ Magnolia
Top Boy names: (a work in progress)
~Boy combos I'm considering~
Gideon Walker "Gid" ~ Evander Lane "Evan" ~ Malcolm Wesley "Cal" ~ Alaric Marion "Lark"
~Other Possible Firsts~
Mathias ~ Reuben ~ Gilbert ~ Cadmar
August 28th, 2013 11:20 AM #62
Willow – I think this is a beautiful, beautiful name, but I can understand how you feel; some of my favourite names I have a hard time picturing on little people I make.
Scarlett – I think Scarlett's a perfect balance between strong, determined and feminine. I love the nickname Lettie, much much better than Scout in my opinion.
Violet – gorgeous flowers. I never liked the name until Jenn (jemama) talked about her daughter and posted photos. Now I imagine her little Violet, so I'm kind of in love with this name.
Daisy – I know the most beautiful Daisy, she's in her early 40s, has a successful business and she's definitely not a little flower.
Iverine – This is really sweet and special. I really like it a lot.
Gwenyth – Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who loves ms Paltrow. I think she's wonderful! She writes the loveliest cookbooks! And let's not talk about women expiring... that makes me sad .
Roxanne – Have you considered Rosanne or Roshana?
Rose – I think Rose is beautiful. There are some spectacular Rose variations as well, Rozenn, Rosea, Rosalie. I know a Rosie who's gorgeous. She runs a business with my friend Daisy.
Lydia – I think this is beautiful, not my style, but I always liked the name. The only thing... it seems so somber next to your other children's names.
Zora - I think the one child per letter is a good thing in theory, but if the perfect name would mean repeating initials, it's not the end of the world right? Not saying Zora is that name, just my opinion . I like it!
Magdalene – Lovely, and I think Maggie's a cute nn.
Magnolia – Same as above, and I love magnolia trees.
Lilac – Oooh, these are some of my favourite flowers! And the name is pretty too. Lilias is another option, but that's for the lily.
Wendy – Love! So much I'm thinking of adding it to my middle list! Imagine being a child and reading Peter Pan and having your name in there! Squee!!
Fiora – Very pretty, try it again!
Serafina – I think Serafina is beautiful, and it's got Fia in it and the meaning is gorgeous!!!
Ffion – Lovely, try it out!
Nadia – I think this is very cute, but to me more cutesy than Daisy...
River – Lovely, and goes nicely with Eve!
I'm going to throw out some more suggestions, based on Tesla and Zelda:
Zaira "to shine" or "to blossom"
Zita "little girl"
Drusilla "strong" or "dew"
Tilda "strength in battle"
Morinda (indian mulberry)
Herja "army" (okay, maybe not the kind of good meaning you're looking for... but she was a valkyrie)
Theona "a God"My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
August 28th, 2013 11:47 AM #64
Hi! I will just comment on the last updated names, right?
Willow - I understand how you feel about Willow Smith and so. The name is absolutely beautiful, and the tree but miss Smith is not the best namesake for a little girl.
Scarlett - lovely name and I love Gone With The Wind association; although, I wouldn't use it with T occupational last name like Taylor; actually, I would cross off all noun/colour names.
Violet - I like Violet but, ditto Scarlett.
Daisy - One of my favorite flower names, The Great Gatsby has literary reference and all nice. I don't find it overly cute; honestly, Wendy and Nadia are much more cutesy.
Iverine - Very sweet and honors you heritage, I suppose? Plus, nickname opportunities of Ivy and Rine.
Gwenyth - Absolutely gorgeous name and I find namesake Paltrow amazing; she is not a bad actress and she is beautiful. I like her hair, ha ha. I don't think giving your child a name of A-list celebrity should be a problem.
Roxanne - The name itself is nice but forme, it carries the same image with Lolita and Carmen, probably too much for a child. Maybe Rosanne or Polyxena?
Rose - Nice. It seems so fresh as a first name and Rosie is cute as button.
Lydia - Quite plain among your list but a fine name, I suppose. It is somewhat dated and out of style in my country.
Zora - I prefer Zoe, but Zora is OK too.
Magdalene - Pretty one. For Maggie nickname I prefer Magnolia.
Magnolia - Gorgeous name and wonderful tree with amazing flowers. One of my favorites from your list.
Lilac - Enchanting name but she will probably be mistaken by Lily or Lila.
Wendy - I like the Peter Pan connection, I am sure a child will adore it. I think Wendy would be even as a nickname for Gwendolen.
Fiora - Not my favorite. Have you considered Fenella?
Serafina - Frilly but lovely.
Ffion - Ffion is interesting, I would like to meet one.
Nadia - No, only as a nickname for Nadezda. Nadia on its own is pretty childish.
River - Great name but has more masculine feel.--------Olympia----------
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