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December 31st, 2013 10:17 PM #11Senior Member
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Thanks, everyone, for the comments! Anyone else who has some input, I'd really appreciate it.
@bibliophile - Elihu is pronounced "EL-ih-hyoo," basically as if you mashed up the names Ella and Hugh. And yes, that is the proper pronunciation of Yvaine. Why do you find Chantal tacky? I'm curious.
@daisychain - Thank you for the compliment. I'm not a fan of Simeon due to its sounding the same as the word "simian." Mara is pretty, but I still think I prefer Maura. Thanks for the ideas, though.
December 31st, 2013 10:40 PM #13
Asher, Bettina, and Jeanette don't "go" together, so I just picked out my favorites.
Desmond -- this one goes really well with Asher, Bettina, and Jeanette, and it's handsome
Elihu -- Elihu is so much fun; I'd love to see it used
Ezra -- a personal favorite, and it goes great with Asher
Gideon -- I think this goes really well with your kids' names too, and it's a great, fun name
Lionel -- if you've got the guts to use it, please do; it's got too much personality to be left in the attic
Louis -- but only if you're pronouncing it "loo-ee"
Raphael -- Raphael is sexy and fiery, and there's the artist
Roscoe -- I just think it's cool
Silas -- another personal favorite; it reminds me of mountains and rain
Simon -- it's such a quirky, intelligent name, and there's something really cute about brothers named Asher and Simon
Corinne -- I just like this, and it feels similar to Jeanette stylistically
Guinevere -- beautiful, underused, with a fascinating history
Helena -- one of my personal favorites; I think it's stunning, and it feels similar to Bettina stylistically
Ingrid -- strong, feminine, and very underused
Leonore -- I think it's striking
Marian -- another strong, feminine name with a fascinating history
Opal -- I just think this is really cool; it feels kind of mysterious too, doesn't it?
Rose -- my love for Rose was rejuvenated by Rose Tyler in Doctor Who, and the idea of a little girl called Rosie makes my heart flutter
Sibyl -- another cool, mysterious name that should be revived
Vivian -- would you consider Vivienne?Emily • Nineteen • United States
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December 31st, 2013 10:49 PM #15Senior Member
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Asher's modern, straightforward name (picked by my husband and his ex) with the more midcentury names we picked for our daughters together.
Thank you for the comments! I so totally agree on Guinevere, Lionel, Raphael, and Simon.
Vivienne is nice, but it doesn't sound quite right with our surname to me and I really just don't like it as much as I like Vivian. :/
December 31st, 2013 11:08 PM #17Member
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December 31st, 2013 11:23 PM #19
I think Calvin, Desmond, Eben, Ezra, Felix, Gideon, Oliver, Otto, Roscoe, Simon, Corinne, Guinevere, Ingrid, Lorelei, Marguerite, Opal, Ottoline, and Sibyl go best with your other children's names. I really love some of the others, but they seem to plain or popular in comparison to gems like Asher, Bettina, and Jeanette.
I agree with potofgold's comment that the double 't' in Ottoline would link the three sisters. The -er ending in Oliver would be a cute way to connect boys too.
On a side note, the opal is the birthstone of October, and it's considered unlucky by some to wear the stone if you weren't born in that month. Of course, that shouldn't stop you from using Opal if you love it (because it is fantastic) but something I thought I'd mention.
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