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September 2nd, 2013 06:43 AM #16Member
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Of your list these are my favourites
If I could cross some straight off as a no they would be Adonis, Bellerophon, Hephaistion and Endymion all sound rather silly for a 21st century boy to me, or too difficult to spell and pronounce!
September 2nd, 2013 12:06 PM #18● Olympia ● Literature Student
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September 2nd, 2013 01:18 PM #20Senior Member
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So many comments, yay. Thank you!
@essjay: thanks for top and least faves...I am actually half-Ukrainian so yes, Esatern European and Stanislav is pretty popular here. I originally wanted Vladimir but it only remindes of the President here and I don't want a presidential name.
@Ottilie-Otter: thanks sweetie, I am excited to see your suggestions! Yes, I am all for Roman names...Greek are excellent too but I just adore Romans. Well, I will probably cut off Zev because I prefer Zeus and Adonis? Hm, I am sure my kid will look even better than Brad because boyfriend is a hottie and I am not do bad () but yeah, Adonis is perhaps too sexy for a baby. And whoa, you don't like Celio? I also like Caelius but Celio is easier but such a great meaning. But that's one of a few exceptions for "no -o name" rule.
I really like Achilles, Amphion, Hadrian and Theseus. I also love Benedict but we already know one, so maybe for middle. I am afraid BF will only approve Hadrian, thou
@dovah: thanks, beauty! Nelly is only 3,5 months but she already has had a ton of compliments in her name, I am so overjoyed. Well, we pronounce Basil like Bah-zel, not bay-zil. And Ulysses is lispy? Hm, kinda. And I don't know who Cosmo Kramer is(or was?) TV series, huh? I am actually more concerned with Cosmopolitan reference.
@mischa: thank you so much for comments and suggestions! Yes, Basil is ba-zel for us. I like
Hermes - but Nelly has Hermione so probably off
Oh, so much great ideas!
@chrisco: thank you!
@bellerose: thank you for compliments and replies.
@Gwen: thank you so much! Bellerophon is my number 2, so almost absolute favorite but yes, Bell-beginning is so confusing! I wish there were less Bellas around but I, hardly possible, only know one(!), so I may use Ron, yeah.
@boyandgirl:thanks for favorites!
@tuitree: wow, you did a great work, a lot of thoughts! And thanks for staring.
@sarahmezz: thank you, yes, Basil is bah-zel. And, well, I don't think my kid will hate me even if I name him Mykenzie or Oyidehn. I actually don't like my name much but I love my mom very much so I can't say it's that connected.
@mclola: thank you! Pretty bad no-one loves Bel and Hep, I'd keep them for now but can guess won't use them anyway. Oh the tastes, I wish parents around were braver.
@southern.maple: thanks, I am glad you like her name. I love Balthazar too, he is so spunky and strong and this zippy nickname Zar! Balthazar Perseus is excellent, how didn't I think about it before! Interesting tries, I will take a guess and say you will be a great helper when it comes to middles!
@stripedsocks: thanks! Funny, but Constantine is so popular in Ukraine, nearly mainstream but so unknown here.
@orange: thank you and I guess we have so different tastes because I actually find names that you described as silly very attractive and handsome.
@Olympia: oh thanks and yep, Hep is complicated but isn't he lovely? And he makes me think of mr Jared Leto, whom I loooove!
Well, there are lotta suggestions and important thoughts so I think I will talk to boyfriend and then update but for now I see we are probably deleting Lorcan, Adonis, Wolfgang and Paris.
September 2nd, 2013 01:59 PM #22Senior Member
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September 2nd, 2013 09:17 PM #24
I bolded my favorites and wrote
Adonis - I do likey me some Adonis. But I think Atlas is more handsome and well just a little less conceited.
Apollo - Fun. Between the god and Apollo Ohno and boy would be well served. I don't love Apollo with Cornelia though. They feel mismatched. I'd keep it for a mn list.
Atlas - J'adore. It's on my extended list. (I have too many A's it lost out a bit. lol). I think of this as handsome, strong, and a little broody and sensitive.
Balthazar - I keep thinking of Cole from Charmed. Cool, but well he's sort of the Devil. (Well super sexy devil.) If that doesn't bother you. Cool.
Bellerophon - handsome and Bello would be a cool nn. (I know a Bello - it's his last name - and it always feels artsy and cool to me.)
Cecil - nms.
Celio - nms.
Constantine - I love me some Constantine. Have it on an extended list.
Cosmo - I like Cosima for a girl and Cosmo feels a little blunt to me.
Edmund - Handsome and a great match with Cornelia.
Endymion - Such an awesome name. I don't like it with Cornelia though.
Hephaistion - I prefer Hephaestus. And since you have so many of the other gods this might work for you. I also like Hephaestus with Cornelia. Probably because it's just less popular/known than many of the more obvious Greek Gods.
Isidore - Theoretically gorgeous. And I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record but…. with the Isabella variation craze I'd be worried that onomastic-neophites might think you gave a son a girls name and/or it will get a bit lost.
Leander/Lysander - I prefer Lysander. Though, let's face it, while handsome he's just a bit whiney. I think you've got better (ie. Leonidas).
Lionel - It feels a little lackluster in comparison to Lysander and Leonidas.
Leonidas - Handsome, fierce and
Lorcan - I think you have better.
Nestor - Evil little villain.
Odysseus/Ulysses - Oh Ulysses is a rare gem, even for us. Great, choice.
Orpheus - I love but Ulysses feels cooler to me. I love both though.
Paris - Paris (regardless of on a girl or boy) always strikes me as a bit Prissy and Pampered.
Perseus/Percival - I prefer Perseus. Percival reminds of the singing Pig. Perseus is handsome.
Phineas - Soft and silky and gentle. Perfect for any mommy's little man.
Poseidon - Fun, but it feels so over the top that it makes the stunning Cornelia look like a wall flower.
Severian - Interesting. I love Severite and Severian is just a hop (skip and a jump) off.
Stanislav - nms.
Stellan - nms.
Wilfred - This feels very old professor with patches on his cardigan elbows to me. (With ginormous horn-rimmed glasses and a droney voice.) I think you have more fun options on your list.
Zeus - see Poseidon.
Anastas - nms.
Basil - I like Basil I think however it might serve you better as a mn. "Corn"elia and Basil are a bit plant specific and it doesn't bother me (I love Cornelius - but I had a number of Berries point out that they didn't like the Corn section and I think a brother named Basil would amp that up).
Sherlock - I prefer Sherlock to Poseidon or Zeus. He feels like more of a Mensch with less obnoxious and chauvinistic flaws. But, honestly there really is only ONE Sherlock so unless you want to name your son specifically after him, I'd avoid it.
Thaddeus - I actually love Theodore nn Thor and think it could be awesome for you. Thaddeus
Wilfred - see above.
Wolfgang - love it. It's my dad's name, and would be on my top 10 if my family weren't so freaking complicated.
Zev (I prefer Zeus) - nms.MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE
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