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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    London, England

    Make My Heart Flutter, Show Me the Shiny Ones!

    And the quest continues...

    Baby Bunny will be here in four-ish months and she'll need a name! We've reset our naming criteria, our only rules are now a) it shouldn't start with an A, a G or an O; and b) we should love the name to the stars and back. I read through a lot of my old threads and these have consistently been among my favourites. Some of you've commented on these before... I know I'm a drag, but I need help finding the brightest star in the cluster, the loveliest shell in ocean, the shiniest diamond in the cave. I want enchanting, magical faeries dancing in the forest, nymphs hiding between trees, waterspirits lurking beneath the water's surface. Starshine and moonlight and tranquility.

    I know this is a small ocean of names. If you could help me by telling me your favourites, least favourites, which you think sound nicest with big sister A p h r o d i t e, if some name gives you the warm fuzzies (love this, Augusta said this is how her favourite names make her feel and I'm staling it!) or the creepy shudders, or if a name makes you think of something especially lovely, I'd love to hear it.

    If you want to throw in some imagery I won't complain!! I love little (or not so little) name stories, it helps me see clearer

    ***UPDATE*** We made a top seven, can be found on page 16

    Bellicent (BEL-ee-sent)
    Belphoebe (bel-FEE-bee)
    Callisto (kuh-LIS-toe)
    Circe (SUR-see)
    Eimyrja (AY-moor-ya)
    Eurydice (yoo-RI-duh-see)
    Fiammetta (fee-ah-may-tah)
    Hespera (HES-puh-rah)
    Iphigenia (if-i-jen-AY-uh)
    Lorelei (lawr-eh-lei)
    Lysistrata (lih-sih-STRAH-tuh)
    Mardoll/Mardolla (mahr-doll(uh))
    Marzanna (mahr-ZAH-nuh)
    Mellonia (mel-LON-ee-ah)
    Melpomene (mel-PO-muh-nee)
    Melusine (mel-oo-SEEN)
    Morgana (mawr-GAH-nuh)
    Nausicaa (nawz-i-KAY-uh)
    Niniane (nin-i-AH-nuh)
    Pandora (pan-DAW-ruh)
    Polyhymnia (po-lee-HIM-nee-uh)
    Proserpina (pro-suhr-PEE-nuh)
    Tanaquil (tan-AH-kwil)
    Tinuviel (ti-noo-vee-el)
    Titania (ti-TAHN-ee-uh)
    Vanadis (va-nah-deez)
    Villanelle (vil-ah-nell)
    Yvaine (ee-VAYN)

    Husband has not approved of all these names, but he's not rejected any of them entirely. He's usually swayable if some of his trusted berries gives a thumb up, so I'm biding my time...

    If you've got suggestions for us feel free to share! And thanks for reading.
    Last edited by ottilie; October 9th, 2013 at 07:21 AM. Reason: update thingy
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    With big sis A phro dite, I like:

    Lorelei- this makes me think of a mermaid with wavy blonde hair and pale skin...
    Morgana- always been something magical about this name for me- like a sorceress with dark black hair and piercing blue eyes..
    Titania - think "A Midsummer Night's Dream" queen of the fairies...

    Best of luck!
    Name Nerd

    No kids (yet), not even trying... but, I can't help but dream of beautiful (and ever-changing) names for my future children!

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My favourites :

    Bellicent (BEL-ee-sent)
    Belphoebe (bel-FEE-bee)
    Fiammetta (fee-ah-may-tah)
    Pandora (pan-DAW-ruh)
    Tinuviel (ti-noo-vee-el)
    Titania (ti-TAHN-ee-uh)
    Nausicaa (nawz-i-KAY-uh)
    Yvaine (ee-VAYN)

    Neutral :
    Callisto (kuh-LIS-toe)
    Circe (SUR-see)
    Eurydice (yoo-RI-duh-see)
    Lysistrata (lih-sih-STRAH-tuh)
    Proserpina (pro-suhr-PEE-nuh)
    Villanelle (vil-ah-nell)

    least favourites
    Eimyrja (AY-moor-ya)
    Lorelei (lawr-eh-lei): too plain
    Tanaquil (tan-AH-kwil)
    Mardoll/Mardolla (mahr-doll(uh)

    With the others iam indifferent

    Sounds best with A p h r o d i t e :

    Bellicent vs Belphoebe ( I cant decide )

    Some suggestions :

    Blodughadda : too weird ? Norse
    Sri Indian Meaning: “Diffusing light, radiance, beauty.”(shree) This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
    Corypha Greek , leader
    Cosma feminime varation of Cosmo means order
    Euphrosyne Greek means joy
    Pasiphae Greek mean wide shining
    Snejana Slavic means snowy (sney-ZHAH-nah)
    Nesace Greek means small island
    Farfalla Italian means Butterfly
    Rhoswen Gaelic Meaning: “White rose.”Pronunciation: (hross-wen)
    Calamint Greek Meaning: “Beautiful mint.”Pronunciation: (KAL-uh-mint
    Peolive : “Descended from stone.” , (peh-oo-LEE-veh)
    Nwyvre ( NOOiv-ruh) welsh , means sky
    Quelle Tolkien means Autumn
    Xanthe means yellow Greek
    Lamya : Arabic Meaning: “Having beautiful dark lips.”Pronunciation: (lahm-YAH)
    Zulema Arabic means Peace
    Zemina Origin: Slavic Meaning: “The one who belongs to the Earth.”Pronunciation: (zeh-MEE-nah The Lithuanian Earth Goddess.
    Susilva Latin means below the forest
    Calluna Greek Meaning: “To beautify and cleanse.”
    Sulwen Welsh means White sun Pronunciation: Wel(SEEL-wen); (SUL-wen)
    Zafrira Hebrew means morning wind
    Last edited by bellerose; September 29th, 2013 at 03:47 PM.
    I'am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesnt mean 'sugary.'
    Its dark and tormented - the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.

    They make me feel sad. What's good about sad? It's happy for deep people. (inspired by gmdx)


    Dearest names: Sèraphine Wildrose 'Sookie', Psyche Isadora, Nocturne Ophelia, Persephone Lenore & Orpheus Prosper, Amadeus, Lucien Alaric, Victor Prometheus.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Seattle area
    Bellicent (BEL-ee-sent) - A bell ringing.
    Belphoebe (bel-FEE-bee) - A lone teakettle in an abandoned shack.
    Callisto (kuh-LIS-toe) - I like this one but the -o ending makes it more masculine IMO.
    Circe (SUR-see) - cotton candy
    Eimyrja (AY-moor-ya) - I think the pronunciation could be confusing.
    Eurydice (yoo-RI-duh-see) - Makes me picture an enormous redwood tree looming in twilight.
    Fiammetta (fee-ah-may-tah) - a stream bed covered with fall leaves.
    Hespera (HES-puh-rah)- Makes me think of a garden covered with frost in the early morning. So beautiful!
    Iphigenia (if-i-jen-AY-uh) - I like this one, it sounds very prim and proper.
    Lorelei (lawr-eh-lei) - Taking a walk through a forest filled with birds tweeting.
    Lysistrata (lih-sih-STRAH-tuh) - Like gentle harp music echoing.
    Mardoll/Mardolla (mahr-doll(uh)) - Ancient china dolls resting on a bookshelf.
    Marzanna (mahr-ZAH-nuh) - Snowflakes lightly brushing the still ground.
    Mellonia (mel-LON-ee-ah) - I LOVE this one, even if it reminds me of melon.
    Melpomene (mel-PO-muh-nee) - Sea anemones.
    Melusine (mel-oo-SEEN) - Tidepools filled with colorful starfish clinging to rocks.
    Morgana (mawr-GAH-nuh) - A hidden cave filled with those things that hang from the ceiling
    Nausicaa (nawz-i-KAY-uh) - This is the only one I am not crazy about - it reminds me of nausea
    Niniane (nin-i-AH-nuh)- A rocky beach blanketed by heavy fog, with the waves crashing upon the shore
    Pandora (pan-DAW-ruh) - I like this one!
    Polyhymnia (po-lee-HIM-nee-uh) - I've got the fuzzies with this one!
    Proserpina (pro-suhr-PEE-nuh) - A snake winding through roots and grass of a forest.
    Tanaquil (tan-AH-kwil) - NMS.
    Tinuviel (ti-noo-vee-el) - not my style, but I imagine an eagle gliding.
    Titania (ti-TAHN-ee-uh) - An awesome name, but maybe some unwanted Titanic associations.
    Vanadis (va-nah-deez) - A boardwalk.
    Villanelle (vil-ah-nell) - A calm village.
    Yvaine (ee-VAYN) - tropical sands slowly shaped by lapping waters.
    These names are so beautiful!
    Last edited by oboeplayer1; September 29th, 2013 at 02:15 PM. Reason: wrong puncuation
    Catalina // 17 // college student // volleyball // math nerd

    Girls: Augusta || Bryony || Caroline || Elizabeth || Helena || Ivy || Katherine || Margaret || Rosemary
    Boys: Adrian || Alistair || August || Bennett || Donovan || Elliott || Everett || Ezra || Levi || Nathaniel

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Favorites from your list:

    My suggestions:
    Calliope - I know you have seen this before, but it's perfectly Greek to go with Aphrodite
    Esmeralda - very long and dramatic, a good match for Aphrodite
    Guinevere - strong and queenly, also parallel to the splendor of Aphrodite
    Julietta - A little more elaborate than Juliet, with a variety of cute nicknames and enough brilliance to stand next to big sis
    Kerensa - Cornish meaning love, a subtle connection to big sis goddess of love. Also elaborate and exotic enough to stack up in my opinion
    Rhiannon - meaning "divine queen" it also seems like a natural companion for Aphrodite.
    Sapphira - very elegant with Aphrodite, yet a little untraditional and exotic
    Seraphina - soft and pretty like Aphrodite, and even shares that unique ph sound
    Valencia - exotic flair and lilting flow makes this a nice choice with big sis

    Best of luck! I'm sure you'll find one you adore. It's actually easier than I thought to pair up names with Aphrodite...

    Olympia * Waverly * Amaryllis * Holiday * Seraphina

    Laszlo * Phineas * Darwin * Caspian * Virgil

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