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September 18th, 2013 05:56 PM #1Senior Member
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And we're back to the boys! Baby refused to show what's between her/his legs today at the ultrasound so I need to have my boy names sorted out... in case baby turns out to be in those 15% (I was told baby was 85% certain a girl a few weeks ago).
I've got seven names on my list; I can't narrow it down further which annoys me, I think it might be because I can't eliminate Endymion even though I don't think our baby will fit this name; it's too calm and serious and from what I've seen of kiddos #2 they're usually pretty crazy wee urchins.
Casimir - regal hunter and forests and hawks.
Endymion - mountains, ice and moonshine.
Galileo - white snow and starlight.
Oberon - flowers and merriment.
Orpheus - trees, poetry and song.
Romulus - rugged hunters, wild forests and wolves.
Theoden - horses, moors and bravery.
Combos I've already made:
Casimir Odin Rohirrim
Casimir Antony Herne
Endymion Lucius Rainier or Endymion Lyceus Rainier
Endymion Peter Winterson
Galileo Hector Eärendil*** this one is set, I don't need more Galileo combos.
Oberon Elessar Lewis
Orpheus Robin Lupercus
Theoden Ranulph Lyceus
Names I like for the middle spot, I know there are tons but a few of them are rather similar:
Antony - Mark Antony (which makes me think about Richard Burton...) and Antony Heggarty, one of our favourite musicians.
Arcas - Callisto's son, the king of Arcadia and Ursa Minor.
Aries - the Golden Ram and the constellation. I love the tale of Jason, and this would be a way to bring that in.
Auster - the Roman God of the south wind, and Paul Auster is one of Husband's favourite writers.
Brage - the Norse God of poetry.
Calidore - from TFQ, he's the knight of courtesy.
Damon - my ultimate favourite Greek myth (I say that a lot though...). Don't care about Vampire Diaries and Monsieur Matt Damon.
Eärendil - Tolkien, a seafarer who carries the morning star across the sky.
Ecthelion - Tolkien, a king of elves with the most beautiful singing voice.
Elessar - Tolkien, another name for Aragorn who is delicious.
Februus - Roman God of purification, and where February comes from. Baby's due in February.
Gawain - Sir Gawain! Glorious and really cool knight.
Heathcliff - I can't see myself using Catherine no matter how much I like the name, and Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite novels.
Hector - Best man ever. And the name is wonderful and pure beauty.
Herne - the wild huntsman!
Hugh - I don't know, it's beautiful and it means "heart".
Idris - Magician and a mountain, and fantastic mr Elba!
Innes - character in one of my favourite novels.
Lewis - C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and a character in one of my favourite novels. And it's a family name.
Lucius - it means light! It reminds me of Lucifer, which is the name of the Morning Star. And Lucius Malfoy.
Lupercus - the God of shepherds who was celebrated with the Roman festival Lupercalia which takes place in mid February. It comes from lupus "wolf".
Lyceus - epithet of Apollo, "of a wolf".
Lysander - from Shakespeare's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Marinell - TFQ, the knight of the sea.
Mercutio - The only redeeming thing about Romeo and Juliet is Mercutio and Tybalt. It comes from Mercury, which is one of my favourite Roman Gods, a lovely planet and one of my favourite songs.
Odin - The Norse Chief God.
Oliver - Oliver Mellors from Lady Chatterley's Lover, then there's one of Charlemagne's Paladins and Oliver Twist.
Osiris - Egyptian God of the Blessed Dead and fertility.
Peter - Peter Pan, Peter Pevensie, Peter and the Wolf, Peter Rabbit.
Rainier - Grandfather and Rainer Maria Rilke, one of my favourite poets.
Ranulph - Family member and Ranulph Fiennes - explorer and amazing man.
Robin - ROBIN HOOD.
Rohirrim - Tolkien, the people of Rohan (which feels very Scandinavian).
Sebastian - From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Strider - Tolkien, another name for Aragorn.
Thor - Norse God of thunder, storms, healing, fertility, protection and oak trees among other things.
Valemon - Norwegian fairytale about a prince cursed to appear as a polar bear.
Winterson - my favourite writer.
I know there's a lot of wolf related names here, but I love wolves and I keep having this dream about wolves surrounding me in the forest. I think it's a sign of some kind...
I'm very keen on Robin with Orpheus but I can't seem to find the perfect match. Other name suggestions are of course welcome, they need some kind of relevance to us though; literature, art, music (we like everything; heavy metal, opera, chamber music, jazz, blues, Kate Bush, Joshua Radin, Bob Dylan, Cocteau Twins, Fiona Apple, Neverending White Lights, etc etc.), mythology (especially Greek, Roman, Norse, Welsh), folklore (English, Scandinavian, German, Russian), historym if there's good reasoning behind a nature name I'd love it (I love nature names but Husband doesn't unless there's more to it than a bleeding plant as he puts it). I'm not interested in Bible names unless they were really good guys. Saints names! If some name has ties to any of the aforementioned and also belongs to a saint, that would be icing on the cake.
TFQ = The Faerie Queene, old English epic poem.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
September 18th, 2013 06:47 PM #3
Here we go Ottery-one
Casimir Peter Brage
Casimir Marinell Lysander
Casimir Anthony Idris
Casimir Sebastian Valemon
Casimir Robin Copernicus ((No idea where that came from… it just felt right for some reason? O_o))
Endymion Lewis Herne
Endymion Calidore Lucius
Endymion Arcas Mercutio
Endymion Oliver Februus
Oberon Rainier Lyceus
Oberon Heathcliff Winterson
Oberon Aries Gawain
Oberon Ranulph Auster
Orpheus Damon Elessar
Orpheus Ecthelion Hugh
Orpheus Sebastian Valemon
Orpheus Peter Lupercus
Romulus Lysander Thor
Romulus Odin Marinell
Romulus Brage Lewis
Romulus Anthony Valemon
Theoden Idris Brage
Theoden Anthony Elessar
Theoden Osiris Heathcliff
Theoden Innes Gawain
[Edit::] Regards to your Orpheus Robin query - totally should have read the post all the way through - I thought of:
Orpheus Robin Calidore
Orpheus Robin Brage
Orpheus Robin Marinell
Orpheus Robin Elessar
Last edited by renrose; September 18th, 2013 at 06:49 PM.~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Beta read The Self Invention: 18 is up. Two more to follow within the next week.
September 18th, 2013 07:22 PM #5
Still pretty over the moon about Casimir Antony Herne, it's so wonderfully swoonable - it's like the names were made to be put together. I also really like Endymion Peter Winterson, Galileo Hector Eärendil and Orpheus Robin Lupercus. Your combinations are all so ethereal, Ottilie I also think that Casimir is the one that goes best with Aphrodite - along with Galileo and Orpheus.
Casimir Antony Elessar
Casimir Antony Gawain
Casimir Ecthelion Robin
Casimir Ranulph Gawain
Endymion Idris Eärendil
Endymion Innes Valemon
Endymion Lucius Calidore
Endymion Peter Mercutio
Oberon Aries Lysander
Oberon Hugh Calidore
Oberon Lyceus Robin
Oberon Ranulph Marinell
Orpheus Antony Elessar
Orpheus Brage Winterson
Orpheus Robin Gawain
Orpheus Robin Lysander
Romulus Antony Heathcliff
Romulus Heathcliff Lupercus
Romulus Lyceus Herne
Romulus Peter Rohirrim
Theoden Calidore Peter
Theoden Hector Gawain
Theoden Mercutio Herne
Theoden Rainier GawainZelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
September 18th, 2013 08:42 PM #7
My favorites are Casimir, Galileo, and Theoden! Endymion wouldn’t have to be totally serious… I mean, mountain climbing and such is pretty adventurous stuff. I could see MY second born pulling that off. And for what it’s worth, my sister who is a second-born has always practically been a grown-up!
Anyway, I’ll throw out some combos…
Casimir Earendil Brage (love that combined imagery!)
Casimir Lyceus Rainier
Casimir Valemon Brage
Endymion Strider Winterson
Endymion Lucius Februus
Endymion Antony Gawain
Galileo Hector Eärendil – sa-weet.
Oberon Heathcliff Elessar
Oberon Odin Ecthelion
Oberon Mercury Earendil
Orpheus Peregrine Hood
Orpheus Ranulph Robin
Orpheus Osiris Robin
Orpheus Robin Sebastian
Orpheus Lucius Robin
Romulus Osiris Marinell
Romulus Marinell Thor
Romulus Valemon Rainier
Theoden Peter Rainier
Theoden Winterson Hugh
Theoden Rohirrim LyceusMy March arrival:
We call her Daisy
in honor of my mom.
September 19th, 2013 12:11 AM #9Senior Member
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