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Thread: Thoughts on Novelai?
September 21st, 2013 12:36 AM #1Junior Member
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Thoughts on Novelai?
I'm having a heck of a time naming our third. Hubs and I were at it again, as usual, just throwing names around and one or both saying "meh"....
We kind of made up this name...I can't find any information but the pronunciation would be "nova-lie" (lie as in not the truth). Thoughts?
Our other two daughters are Athena and Gianna. Our last name is generic. Her middle name will be Gail.
September 21st, 2013 01:01 AM #3
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September 21st, 2013 01:05 AM #5Senior Member
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I think that Novelai is very made-up looking, which I find to be a turn-off. I like Nova and Lorelei, but I'm not a fan of them smushed together. I think it's much less nice than Athena and Gianna, both of which are lovely. I also suspect that Novelai would have a lot of issues with pronunciation, since it's so unfamiliar and kind of daunting looking.
It also reminds me of the of the movie Where The Heart Is, where Natalie Portman plays a pregnant teenager named Novalee who gives birth in a Wal-Mart.
Could I recommend Appellation Mountain's blog post with a list of three syllable girls' names ending in y? Not quite the same pattern as Novelai, but it's similar, so you might find something you like. Not all of the names are great, but you might find some sort of inspiration. I was just rereading it and I noticed Verily, which I think is pretty.
September 21st, 2013 01:12 AM #7
Dislike it. I also dislike Novalee, so maybe it's just the Nova names in general. I agree with @lilauburn13, it doesn't fit with your other daughters names. A few suggestions:
Valentina (this is probably my favorite for you)
Hope that helps!-Athena
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September 21st, 2013 01:15 AM #9I like distinct, memorable, exotic and preferably non-popular names. The kids with unique names wore them so well when I was younger and never got lost in the crowd.