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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Please share your opinions on our top contenders!

    I am due in January with, likely, my 3rd girl (couldn't tell for sure on the sonogram). I have a 16 year old named Jessica and a 2 year old named Cecilia. We are Catholic and would prefer a saints name. Please tell me what you think of our top picks.

    Serafina - We love this name, it is a Saint name and we think it's very pretty. Cons are that we don't love any of the obvious nicknames and wonder if it might get really popular. (Hispanic last name, so prefer this spelling)

    Apollonia - My husband and I REALLY love this one, but no one else seems to. We know we can name her what we want but don't want everyone to think her name is ugly. Apollonia is the patron Saint of teeth/dentists, which is cool, and we love the nicknames Polly and Lola. But is it too out there? Sis in law can't get past purple rain, but husband and I and most of our friends have never even seen it.

    Also like Gemma, Isadora, Contessa(not really a name?), etc.

    Thanks for your insights and suggestions, nameberries!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    New England
    Apollinia is hands down awesome! Isadora is a favorite of mine, and Serafina is nice too.
    Go with what you want as its really no one else's choice but yours. We got a lot of initial flack for our sons name choice. They got over it!
    *Magnolia Alice /Evangeline Wildflower/ ?*

    *Anouk, Amoret, Cordelia, Olive, Beatrix, Eugenie, Marigold, Adelina, Ondine, Guinevere, Luna, Neve, Georgiana, Atalune, Grey, Snow, Matilda, Fleur, Sophie, Florence, Clover, Ottlilie, Sophronia, Guinivere*

    *Augustin Wolf/ Rowan Silas/?*

    *Osias, Caius, Cashel, Westley, Fennec, Grey, Thatcher, Ignatius, Hawthorne, Benedict, Atlas, Asher, Hugo,Caspian, August *

  3. #5
    I love Serafina and Isadora. Apollinia is nice but much more out there in my opinion.
    Clara Liberty, Esther Juliet, Harlow Paloma, Jenna Rosamund, Laurel Cassandra, Margo Juniper, Nora Meredith, Rowan Athena, Sadie Genevieve, Tessa Bethany

    Albert Frederick, Asher Jeremy, Bennett Samuel, Deacon Timothy, Edmund Nicholas, Theodore Holden, Nathaniel Grayson, Hugo Dominic, Judah Finnegan, Lucas Christopher

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    I like Serafina, Gemma and Isadora.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Serafina - personally I prefer Seraphina, but Serafina is equally pretty.
    Apollonia - Not a fan, but I do see the appeal.
    Gemma - sweet and simple.
    Isadora - beautiful!
    Contessa - dislike, I can only see the word 'contest' there. I prefer Tessa.

    twenty-something name nerd. infj

    Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
    Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
    Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief

    Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
    Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion

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