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September 7th, 2013 12:22 PM #16Senior Member
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Aphrodite- Love this! It is romantic and unique yet familiar.
Artemis : possible combo Artemis Grey- I prefer Artemisia for a girl and I don't like it paired with Grey.
Niobe pr . Ny - oh - bee ( althought i pr . different )- Love this too. A beautiful name.
Persephone- One of my favourites but some people have pronunciation problems.
Pandora ( although i hate the nn Panda & Dora )- I love the nn Panda but it's fine that you don't. I love this name but think that the associations with Pandora's box at a crude level can't be ignored.
Iole vs Isolde ( cant decide . help )- Isolde is definitely my favourite out of the two.
To conclude my favourites are Aphrodite, Niobe and Persephone.Blythe Echo Gwendolyn
Cecily Ireland Myrtle
September 7th, 2013 02:53 PM #18Senior Member
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Names that meet my approval:
Aphrodite - This might be too over the top, but I do think its pretty. Especially paired with something less feminine.
Artemis - Love the name Artemis! Love nn Artie. IMO you should pair this with something feminine since it has a fairly masculine sound.
Cassandra - Love Cassandra if only for the Insane Trojan princess connection.
Elektra - This is not my style but I like it more than some of your other options. I think of Carmen Elektra.
Persephone - I like this with nn Persy, I'm not a fan of Sephy though.
Pandora - I like Pandora. I think it will be easy enough to avoid nn Dora and Panda, you just have to start calling her by a different nn instead.
Isolde - Love. This is a surprisingly sweet option considering the rest of your list.
Eleusis - I like this in my head, how do you pronounce it?
Nemea - Also how do you pronounce this?
My favourites are Aphrodite, Artemis, Cassandra, Pandora & Isolde
Names I dislike:
Anastasia - Too frilly and/or nasal sounding.
Juliet - Terrible namesake. I do like Junia, would that fit your style?
Lyonesse - This seems like a name for a fantasy character, not a person. What career path fits someone named Lyonesse?
Lupin - I think of Lupin from the Harry Potter series. And he was a dude.
Iole - I prefer Isolde, the way I'm reading Iole does not sound attractive.
Hekate - I don't really hate it, but I do't particularly like it.
Orseis - I know this was a greek nymph but it sounds masculine to me, like its an attempted feminization of Orson or Orpheus or something.
Isabella - Isobel is better.
Dysis - No.
Niobe - I like the origins of this name but I don't like it in actual practice.
Briseis - I think this is a little too bizarre.
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September 7th, 2013 03:36 PM #20Senior Member
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Artemis : possible combo Artemis Grey
Isabella ( moving to the middle )
Dysis ( new )
Eleusis ( new )
Niobe pr . Ny - oh - bee ( althought i pr . different )
Briseis pr . bri-say-is ( see above )
Pandora ( althought i hate the nn Panda & Dora )
Nemea ( someone amazing suggest this to me with the nn Lion )
Iole vs Isolde ( cant decide . help )
Hekate ( middle )
Orseis ( not sure on that )
Artemis is my favorite, and a goddess is masculine? Just wondering... I love it with --
The one problem with Artemis is that I think it might become the next (more offbeat) Isabel.
I think Anastasia is adorable, and I would love to meet babies with this n
I appreciate your unusual, literary tastes, but I think sometimes it goes over the top (as far as I am concerned), such as Lupin. In English, it is spikey, unattractive plant. In French "lapin" is rabbit, and in Latin "lupus" is wolf. I am hearing all this in the background, and none of it says "baby name" to me. I also think Iole and Lyonesse are not working.
For your consideration:
September 7th, 2013 03:55 PM #22
@ bonnie1107 : I only knew that lupin means wolf. I didnt know about the other meanings,thanks for telling me. I also love your suggestions!! Cressida & Veronese are lovely.Vasiliki ,
~ Ligeia ( Λιγεία ) * Persephone ( Περσεφόνη ) & Orpheus ( Ορφέας ) .