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April 23rd, 2014 10:29 AM #6Senior Member
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Lalita- Shortened to what? Lali? Honestly, Lola or Lila would be better. Even Lita, which I don't love. I don't like it that much.
Ariadne- Now this one is a different story. It has amazing mythological history, a connection to the very well known name Ariana, and a lovely sound, not to mention the nickname Ari. It's a favourite!
Blithe*- Hm.... I kind of like it as a middle, but I would prefer Blythe. All I see is 'lithe' which isn't really a negative word, but it isn't exactly something I'd want in my child's name, either.
Sunniva- I really like this one! It's exotic, has a pretty sound, and an adorable nickname 'Sunny' or 'Sunnie'. Another favourite.
Boheme*- I have to say I don't like this one at all. I think bohemian, which once again isn't terrible, but it isn't great. Plus, it just has an awkward sound to me.
Aviva- This is pretty, and sounds very happy and peppy. I love the meaning!
Calliope- One of my favourites again! You have a great taste in names. I like this without any nicknames, it's just gorgeous on its own. Calliope Rose is a favourite combo of mine.
Anja- I do like this, but I'd spell it Anya depending on where you are, because here in the States it would run into a lot of spelling and pronunciation issues.
Lotus*- This is beautiful. I'd probably never have the guts to use it, as a first especially, but it's simply gorgeous. I love it.
Sarai*- This one is OK. I slightly prefer Sarah.
My top five are
Aviva is a close runner up.
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April 23rd, 2014 01:17 PM #8
Lalita - looks like a misspelling of Lolita
Ariadne - I like the sound of this one, similar to other cool Greek names
Blithe* - looks like a misspelling of Blythe, and I'm not fond of the sound
Sunniva - not bad, has an ethnic feel - for some reason it sounds Indian to me, even though I guess it's Scandanavian
Boheme* - doesn't seem like a name to me
Aviva - not familiar with the name, but it seems name-y, so it doesn't bother me
Calliope - hard not to just think of the musical instrument
Anja - sounds Eastern European - I assume it's pronounced Anya? I would expect to hear it used on a girl whose parents are first generation immigrants
Lotus* - sounds like a word, not a name, and makes me think of the email software Lotus Notes (which I have to use and hate)
Sarai* - sounds exotic, but I think the pronunciation could be hard for people
If I had to pick from this list, I would go with Ariadne.
April 23rd, 2014 01:41 PM #10Senior Member
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April 23rd, 2014 01:51 PM #12Senior Member
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Lalita -- reminds me of Lolita, which wouldn't be an issue if it didn't have such a strong association to Nabokov's novel.
Ariadne -- I'm not a fan of this name overall. While it's fun to say and write, the actual sound as a name doesn't do it for me. Something like a whine to it at the end.
Blithe -- Prefer Blythe. I actually like this name for some reason.
Sunniva -- Love this name. As a friend of mine pointed out, it sounds like a foreigner saying "son of a…", which made me scowl at him but did not keep him from adding that it also sounded like lunesta's (the sedative) opposite.
Boheme -- I want to love it because I love the name Bo, but again the sound just doesn't do it for me. As a middle name it would be far more usable.
Aviva -- Lovely. Does have a slightly pharmaceutical sound to it though, and like it might be the name of many companies for some reason.
Calliope -- I am not a fan of the "ope" names in general. Can't ever get past that final sound, but that's just me and many people adore this one. Pronunciation issues for sure -- I lived in New Orleans where there is a street with this name. Locals simply called it the Calli, tourists butchered it quite often.
Anja -- so pretty
Lotus -- I think there are far prettier flower names and this kinda screams new-age buddhist to me, maybe because it's too obvious, but again as a middle it would work fine.
Sarai -- This has a strange sound to me, but as a middle it would work.
April 23rd, 2014 01:52 PM #14Senior Member
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