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October 20th, 2013 03:07 PM #16
Flora - It's not really my style, but it's cute enough.
Ophelia - Same as the last one. I wouldn't ever use it, but it's nice.
Gemma - I really like this one.
Leonor - Ehh. It's kind of old-lady-ish sounding to me.
Emma - A little too common for my tastes, but it's a beautiful name.
Penelope - I've never really understood the appeal to this name. I just don't like the sound of the letter P.
Alice - Very good name. It's the name of one of my characters.
Amelia / Emilia - I vastly prefer Amelia to Emilia. It's a very nice name and I would possibly consider it for my daughter.
Matilda - It's alright. Not my favorite, but I've definitely seen worse.
Ida - The name is pronounced eye-duh. Pronouncing it differently is going to entitle your child to a lifetime of correcting people, which is something I would discourage.
Rose - It's a lovely name. I really like Rosemary too.
Rosalie - Also nice, although the Twilight association would probably stop me from using it. It's a nice name though.
Leonora - It's alright.
Eleanor - I know this name is popular on Nameberry, but I don't like it much...
Eleonora - (See Eleanor)
Ella - I like this one a lot.
Clara - I really like this name.
Clementine - I don't like it that much...Too cutesy.
Elise - It's nice. I see it as sort of middle name though.
Belle - It's alright...
Dahlia / Dalia - Dahlia is the proper spelling, so I would discourage using Dalia. It's a very nice, underused flower name. I like it.
Genevieve - I wouldn't ever use it, but I do like the French pronunciation (jhan-vee-ev). Still wouldn't use it, since I live in America.
Violet - It's very nice. It used to be on my favorites list.
Violetta - I like this one too.
Mila - It's nice.
Juliet - Very good.
Lilia - I prefer Lily.
Amelie - I prefer Amelia...
Aurora - It's okay.
Elizabeth - It's nice.
Lucy - Very cute.
Viola - Nice. I prefer Violet though.
Theodora - I don't like it.
Cecilia - It's good.
My favorites would probably be Rose, Ella, Clara, and Dahlia.♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀
October 20th, 2013 08:05 PM #18
I wouldn't ever use Ida in an English speaking country. I just wanted to know what people thought of the Ee-da sound, as this is how I pronounce it in German. I don't like the Eye-da pronunciation.
And Dahlia and Dalia are two different names with different meanings but if I ever used it, I'd spell it like the flower but I like the other spelling better
Last edited by opheliaflora; October 20th, 2013 at 08:07 PM.
October 21st, 2013 09:51 AM #20
Ophelia (though I am preferring the Spanish Ofelia. I loved the character in Pan's Labyrinth and I'm finding that the Hamlet associations are lessened by the change in spelling).
Leonor/Leonora/Eleanor/Eleonora (my favorite is Eleonora followed by Eleanor - I'd list them as one though. As it's unlikely you'd consider naming one child Leonor and another Eleonora)
Emilia/Amelia/Amelie (I love Emilia - to me they are pronounced slightly differently. My second would be Amelie)
Ella (I prefer Ella as a nn. Maybe even to Eleonora).
Violetta (Violet feels a bit over done right now. I now 4 under the age of 7 - though I'm sure not everyone feels the same way)
MilaExpecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
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October 21st, 2013 12:54 PM #24
@cappola82 no not really. My grandmas bf has a name quite close to this so I couldn't ever use it.
I fear that Ofelia would be misspelled a lot, and like I mentioned before it reminds me of the German word Ofen = Oven. However this is the version I first fell in love with. I had never heard of Hamlet's Ophelia then.
No I most definitely wouldn't use two of the Leonor variations. If I ever where to use one it would probably be Leonor or Eleanor as they don't rhyme with Flora (which I prefer over (E)Leonora). I love that you noticed Leonor as a "real" name though
In German Amelia and Emilia are pronounce very different but in English I pronounce them the same. The German Emilia would come closer to the English sound.