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  1. #11
    I LOVE Eimyrja from Ottilie's list; just beautiful!

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    Ooh! Magical amazingness, ladies! I might need to create a kingdom of Lorelei for all these names.

    Lexie: You have great taste in names! A lot of the names in your sig have floated on and off our short list. Aurora was a fave for us both, but ultimately we decided it was too popular in our state. The Aurora Borealis is common in the winters up here, and lots of people name their daughters for it. Gorgeous, but there are too many little (and grown) Auroras. I really like all the Gwen/Guin/Gwyn names, but Gwydion is my absolute favorite boys' names and feel odd using it in a middle for a girl. Need to think it over, because Gwyneira is amazing! It means "white snow". How cool is that?? I adore heavy old names like Brunhild. They're so powerful, I can just see the warrior ladies with their long dark braids and broadswords screaming into battle; but my sweetie-pie doesn't agree. I'm really liking Valencia Fern. I'm half Mexican, so a Spanish name would be great.

    Ottilie: Holy posole! That's a list of names. Fantastic. If we're ever on the same side of the planet, I'd love to meet up for a wander through the woods. We went for a mushroom walk the other day, which we do once a year to add to our photo collection. We always get some great shots, but this time we found an entire tree covered in these tiny little orange mushrooms, all clustered about like a tower climbing up the tree. Just up, up, up. It was so pretty, and as we neared it, the wind started howling and for a moment I was SO SURE the fairies were going to take us away. Unfortunately, they did not. Okay, names. Lorelei Ondine is the combo I want, but yes, it feels like too much. Is it? Maybe. Probably. My favorite of the nymphs are Daphne and Klytie. I've never heard of most of the others, but you can be sure I'll be looking them up and reading their stories.

    Arthurian: I'm really intrigued with Aillean. My mother raised deer when I was growing up, so they're a big part of my memories. I have a picture, let me see if I can find it. I've always wanted to paint it, or have my grandmother paint it, she's much more talented than I. Okay, here it is. Aillean. I'm going to read more on her, and maybe fit her in with Isabeau or Pandora, who are the more woodsy girls.

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    That's Sophie. She was with us the longest. Most were released into the wild as soon as they were grown. Sophie wouldn't leave us though. She came back every year when she was ready to have her fawns, to have my mother with her. Um, okay, onward. If you know any other mythological ladies associated with deer, I'd be interested. Nimue or Nyneve are two I've considered with Lorelei. They're watery, but it's not mermaid overload. I also really like Tarian and Olwen. He said no to Olwen. It sounds like old hen? Haha.

    Literature: I like a lot of them. Cecily has been a fave since I was a little girl. So sweet and dainty. I didn't read The Little White Horse, but I'll look it up next trip to the library. Nell is quite near and dear to my heart. I have a character named Nell who pops up in every single book I've ever written. Big part, little part, doesn't matter. She makes an appearance. I'm quite sure she's my muse. She has a daughter named Margot, and a brother named Jack who's gone mad from visiting the fairies too many times, and I'm hoping to write their very own story soon. Lorelei Yvaine sounds amazing. Love Gaiman, and SO calls me Star, so it works. I also really like Una, but she's another character I've written. I'm interested in Silver. Going to add Lighthousekeeping to my list because I'm intrigued by the idea of something lighthouse-y in combination with Lorelei. Safety and danger to the sailors all in one name? Hmm... little miss split personality.

    Faerie: I can't use Feya. Sounds like the Spanish word for ugly, and I'll probably be putting my children into Spanish immersion classes. I love stories of the selkie, and I'm going to add Siofra, which I've never heard.

    Words, Plants, Animals: Keeping Celandine. Considering Ripple. The others I can't use for various reasons. I grew up with lots of flower children with nature names!

    Norse: Eimyrja. How do you pronounce it? Love Eir/Eira, Eisa, Mist, and Saga. I've never been able to make Saga work in any combo. I'll see if I can figure it out. Freyja is very close to my last name, so I can't use it, but yeah, she's amazing!!

    Tolkien: our poor kids, I hope they love Tolkien as much as we do. I love every single name listed.

    Myths and History: I'm familiar with a few, none of them are singing for me though. Except Selene, which is lovely.

    Combos: Lorelei Eisa Selene, Lorelei Cecily Mist, Lorelei Saga Vivendel, Lorelei Kara Seaborn are a hell yeah for me. Will be feeding the mister some vodka for dinner tomorrow night and then ask him what he thinks. Thank you! You should consider writing your own baby name book or starting a blog. You're an encyclopedia of gorgeous rare names.

    Combos Part II: Sorry you're not feeling well. Tea and bed sounds like the perfect spot. Oh, Hulda, yes I forgot. I love the huldra. I've used bits of them as inspiration for a forest troll/fae/creature in one of my stories. Very loosely, in combination with Tatterhood, an old fairy tale, but I'll always be grateful to them for inspiring me. Lorelei Saga Silmariën and Lorelei Silmariën Eir are my two faves that I think my SO will say yes to. Get some rest now.

    Victoria: <-- that's one of my all time favorite names, btw. I can't say it without tossing my head back and raising a fist in triumph. VICTORIA!! Astoria just came off our first name list a few days ago because of Astoria, OR. So pretty, and we're not necessarily opposed to place names, but we know people there so it seems awkward. Bianca was on my list for ages. It's stunning. HE says NO. I may have to make some babies of my own so I can get full naming rights. Frostine is great. Saga and Winter are on our accepted list, just haven't found the right spot yet. Lorelei Winter sounds really pretty, though. Snowdrop, I'm going to think about that one.

    Ariane: Pretty faerie names! Swoon! I love them all. I'm so glad we're not TTC or pregnant yet so I have lots of time to figure out which I can't live without. Mab and Titania go on and off the approved list. Aurora I've already discussed. So perfect, but it's not to be.

    Lorelei: oh my! <3 Have you had a lot of issues? Are you in the US? I don't want my child to spend her life hating that no one can say/spell her name. How has it been for you? Your user name is mclola, do people call you Lola? I've been wondering about nicknames. Not a fan of the Gilmore Rory nickname, or Laura. Lore (with the silent e) I like, and have wondered if Lola could work. I think Lola is such a fun name. Okay, your combos. I hadn't considered Avalon, adding it to the list. I like all the names you listed. I know he'll say no to Isolde, Ianthe and Nereida. Alodia though. Hmm. I like! Going to ask. Thanks!

    JudyAriel: Now how did you know about my obsession with Kestrel? Kestrel is that name I horded, secretly. I never talked about Kestrel, afraid someone would steal it. I thought I'd discovered it, and no one in the world had ever used it as a name. Then I moved, and I met TWO Kestrels within weeks of moving. Are you familiar with that internet meme with Darth Vader shouting "NoOoOoo!"? Yeah, that was me after I met the second Kestrel. Catherine and Arwen are names we still mull over as firsts. Let me think about them as middles. A lot of the others are names of people I know, but I like them. Frances and Charlotte especially. Zephyr is one of those names I like on paper, but it stumbles on my tongue. I was going to use Zephyr on the boys side with Tristan, but I'm not sure. Zephyr. Hmm. Need to say it a few more times to make it hop off the tongue easier.

    aveline_bellelfler: what a pretty user name. I like all your suggestions. My favorites are Lorelei Celestia Lux and Lorelei Svara Thais, although I'm not familiar with Svara or Thais so I'll be researching them. Thanks so much! Yes, Eimyrja is interesting. I want to know more about pronunciation before I ask for my boyfriend's opinion though. If there's a stumble when I ask, he always says no, even if I get it right the second time.

    Thanks to all of you. I'm always so amazed at how many names everyone on this forum know. I always think I've reached the end of the names I like, and then you all introduce me to more.

    PS: I guess I went emoticon happy. This won't post. Haha. Well, just know you each got lots of smiles from me. Also, apologies for writing so much in response. I start writing and forget that sometimes it's best to use fewer words.
    Considering...
    Cordelia Eilonwy Snow ● Evadne Undomiel Snow ● Isabeau Sophronia Blanche ● Lorelei Nimue Ondine
    Pandora Vivienne Swan ● Thisbe Octavia Wildrose ● Thora Ilythia Swan

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    Caspian Ithuriel Wilder ● Damian Rainer Sparrow ● Evander Ithuriel Sol
    Gwydion Alaric Hart ● Malachi Tristan Bjorn ● Phineas Robin Blaise ● Theodore Peregrine Llyr

    our furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander

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    Glad you liked some, it was a nice project for me. Suggesting names and combos for you might be the most fun ever, you've got such an amazing whimsical taste. Oh, I love the deer story. That's the kind of mum I want to be which is why I'm desperate to get out of London! The photo is adorable. I will try to find more deer names for you. I think you will like Jeanette Wintersons' books, if I remember correctly from the book thread we've got pretty much the same taste in books. She's my favourite, next to Neil, Wuthering Heights and The Gargoyle. Nell is gorgeous, it's always been a favourite of mine. Only Nell, no elaboration. It's precious, and a perfect little one syllable. Have you read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton? There's a Nell in there as well.

    Eimyrja's tricky as I'm used to saying it in Norwegian. My mother told us all the Norse tales growing up. AY-moor-ya? That sounds about right. There are so many sounds in Norwegian that simply won't translate to English, but this one works beautifully.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

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    I'm going to check out Wintersons' books, thanks. Wuthering Heights was an obsession of mine growing up, Gaiman is, well, just a genius haha, and I've read The Gargoyle, and enjoyed it, although it was rather... hmm. Haunting. It tore me up, in a good way I suppose. Books that make you feel are the best. Yes, I've read Kate Morton, and gifted The Forgotten Garden to others because it's such a great book. AY-moor-ya. I like that. SO's family is very Norwegian (in an American way of course), so I enjoy honoring that part. They grew up with lutefisk (spelling?), lefsa (which I love) and raised Norwegian Elkhounds. Our cat, Sebastian, is a Norwegian Forest cat. Go Norway.
    Considering...
    Cordelia Eilonwy Snow ● Evadne Undomiel Snow ● Isabeau Sophronia Blanche ● Lorelei Nimue Ondine
    Pandora Vivienne Swan ● Thisbe Octavia Wildrose ● Thora Ilythia Swan

    ●●● ●●● ●●●
    Caspian Ithuriel Wilder ● Damian Rainer Sparrow ● Evander Ithuriel Sol
    Gwydion Alaric Hart ● Malachi Tristan Bjorn ● Phineas Robin Blaise ● Theodore Peregrine Llyr

    our furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwoodfey View Post
    Lorelei: oh my! <3 Have you had a lot of issues? Are you in the US? I don't want my child to spend her life hating that no one can say/spell her name. How has it been for you? Your user name is mclola, do people call you Lola? I've been wondering about nicknames. Not a fan of the Gilmore Rory nickname, or Laura. Lore (with the silent e) I like, and have wondered if Lola could work. I think Lola is such a fun name. Okay, your combos. I hadn't considered Avalon, adding it to the list. I like all the names you listed. I know he'll say no to Isolde, Ianthe and Nereida. Alodia though. Hmm. I like! Going to ask. Thanks!
    I am in the US. When I was younger almost no one spelled or pronounced my name right, but they were never far off (usually said lor-lee), and I would just correct them. It never bothered me because I loved the name so much. I didn't start getting called Lola until I was in my early twenties and working at a casino and one of the other employees thought my name was Lola, it kind of stuck and now all my friends call me Lola. I like it because I never liked Lora or Lori and when I was young friends called me Lo, which seemed boring.
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