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Thread: Names like Villette
October 19th, 2013 11:19 PM #1Senior Member
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Names like Villette
Okay, so for some reason this name came to me today -- Villette. I knew it was the name of a novel by one of the Bronte sisters and assumed it was the name of the novel's heroine, though I've discovered that it isn't.
Anyways, as I started thinking about it more and more I started to become somewhat smitten with it. Now I'm not sure if it's this specific name I'm liking or more the 'feel' of the name -- that it's unexpected, yet still sounds like a name that isn't too 'out there' (albeit almost completely unheard of in N.America, yet it still 'feels' to me like a name and not something people would think is made-up), feels feminine etc.
However, I'm pretty sure hubby won't go for it (we're expecting baby #4 and don't know the gender). Oh, and the other problem is that it means 'small town'. We generally like to choose names that have more substantial meanings, if that makes sense.
So, can you berries give me some lists of names that you think have a similar 'feel' (maybe a similar sound, though not necessarily) as Villette?
Something unexpected yet not bizarre sounding, something feminine (though not too sugar-y sweetly feminine).
I'm interested to read what you come up with.
October 19th, 2013 11:39 PM #3
I think it isn't that bad ^_^ It's sort of sweet.
More Vill names and similar:
Avila -- bird, strength, desired
Maravilla -- marvelous
Sevilen -- one who loves and is loved
Vevila -- melodious voice
Vilana -- inhabitant of a small village
Vilina -- one who is dedicated
Vilmaris -- of great fame
Villanelle -- this is a type of poetry, but I think it's cool as a nameMother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy
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October 20th, 2013 12:31 AM #7Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
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