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  • Bellatrix (nn Bea)

    15 28.30%
  • Ginevra (nn Ginny)

    38 71.70%
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  1. #1

    Two names, one decision - Ginevra or Bellatrix?

    I am a hopeless namer, and I'm really fretting now. Bellatrix, as I've said before is my husband's favourite, Ginevra is mine, although we like both.

    Bellatrix (nn Bea) - I like this because of the star association, the nn and strangely enough because of Bellatrix's character in HP. To me, she's strong and determined and I like that, and the meaning of female warrior. She might have been a bit crazy, but I actually loved her character and Helena Bonham-Carter.

    Ginevra (nn Ginny) - I love Ginny's character, the vintage feel to the name and that it's not too popular. It symbolises strength, love and loyalty to me through her character and I love the nn.

    Please vote, and suggest middle names, any from my signature really or any other HP associated ones you think might go. I really will try to make this my last post before she's born!
    ♥little baby girl born 24/11/13♥
    Awaiting name!

    Favourite names
    ♀ - Ginevra, Bellatrix, Hermione, Luna, Andromeda, Lily, Fleur, Rowen, Juniper, Sienna, Aoife, Elowen, Amelie, Georgiana, Lavinia
    ♂ - Jude, Otto, Arthur, Lysander, Noah, Henry, Elijah, Theo/Theodore, George

  2. #3
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    Ginevra, definitely. As much as I also enjoyed Helena Bonham-Carter's performance, Bellatrix may be TOO attached to the film.

    When I think of Bellatrix, I see: most prominently a crazy-eyed woman with tons of black curls screaming, "I killed Sirius Black! I killed Sirius Black!", but once I get past that, I see a starry sky in July- warmth and wonder and the occasional firefly.

    When I think of Ginevra, I see: well, I see two things. Firstly, I think of a little red-haired girl in a forest- all greens and browns and reds, freckles and a little button nose that's pink from autumn winds. I also see a stately but quirky older woman in a large Victorian home, with jewels around her neck and on all ten fingers.

    Hope this helps!
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  3. #5
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    Bellatrix is even worse in the books than in the movies in my opinion. Trying to set aside my strong feeling that it would be horrific to name a child after a callous murderer. I like Ginny because it feels fresher to me.
    Mom to... Augustine Mark "Augie", India Marie "Indie", Theodore Odell "Teddy" and Philippa Lee "Pippa"

  4. #7
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    Of the two I definitely prefer Ginevra (nn Ginny).

    If you don't mind the double 'a' sound I love Ginevra Luna.

    Otherwise, Ginevra Lily.
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  5. #9
    Just when I start leading towards a name, more people prefer the other choice. I think I like Bellatrix because of the nn too, and even though I've grown up with Harry Potter, I can get past the negativity.

    I do love Ginevra, and Ginny, but is there any alternative nicknames?
    ♥little baby girl born 24/11/13♥
    Awaiting name!

    Favourite names
    ♀ - Ginevra, Bellatrix, Hermione, Luna, Andromeda, Lily, Fleur, Rowen, Juniper, Sienna, Aoife, Elowen, Amelie, Georgiana, Lavinia
    ♂ - Jude, Otto, Arthur, Lysander, Noah, Henry, Elijah, Theo/Theodore, George

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