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  • Evanthe

    46 50.00%
  • Astoria

    40 43.48%
  • Dreama

    3 3.26%
  • Violante

    1 1.09%
  • Dahl

    0 0%
  • Brunhilde

    2 2.17%
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  1. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    None of them are particularly my style, but Evanthe seems the most wearable to me.
    Astoria has a couple of cute nicknames to go with it, but it does start with the Ass sound, which puts me off it a bit.
    Dreama just looks like a creative spelling of the word dreamer to me, I don't know if it's a legit name or not but it looks made up; Violante also looks a bit made up, like Violet (which is a name I'm not all that keen on) wasn't good enough, and also I wouldn't know how to pronounce it - is it meant to be said like the word violent or with the -e pronounced, like vio-lan-tuh?
    Dahl to me is a surname, I was a big fan of the author Roald Dahl as a kid so that's my association with it.
    Brunhilde would probably be my second option, as it's a legit girls' name, though it reminds me of a German grandmother. Maybe better as a middle, something like Evanthe Brunhilde?
    Thank you for the insight, definitely helpful Evanthe seems to be a lot of people's favourite!

  2. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by lovemysweeties View Post
    My favorite would be Astoria because I could call her Story, which is very special to us. May I suggest Adeline? Adeline is beautiful, has vintage charm, and offers several nickname possibilities.
    I don't mind Adeline, but it is too close to my own name.

  3. #10
    Anyone else?

  4. #12
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    Evanthe is the stand-out for me, although to be honest I'm not keen on any of them. It's a nice alternative to Anthea.
    Astoria comes in second, it has a nice ring to it and has nice diminutives. Personally I would pronounce it uh-story-a, besides being how I would naturally think to pronounce it, it also removes the 'ass' connection, although I could still see people pronouncing it ASS-story-a, think of the teasing!
    Dreama looks like you have phonetically spelt dreamer in my native Aussie, and in Aus would probably be associated with the worst kind of Bogans. I don't know if it is a legit name, but if I were to go this route I would go with Dreamer anyway.
    Dahl, if not a surname to me feels like a boys name.
    Brunhilde screams old lady to me, but would be a nice enough second or middle name.
    Violante, even with the e pronounced I can just imagine every man and his dog would call my child 'violent' which makes this a no-go. Also, it doesn't matter that I'm not French, it's meaning would still put me off.
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  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by illabeth View Post
    Evanthe is the stand-out for me, although to be honest I'm not keen on any of them. It's a nice alternative to Anthea.
    Astoria comes in second, it has a nice ring to it and has nice diminutives. Personally I would pronounce it uh-story-a, besides being how I would naturally think to pronounce it, it also removes the 'ass' connection, although I could still see people pronouncing it ASS-story-a, think of the teasing!
    Dreama looks like you have phonetically spelt dreamer in my native Aussie, and in Aus would probably be associated with the worst kind of Bogans. I don't know if it is a legit name, but if I were to go this route I would go with Dreamer anyway.
    Dahl, if not a surname to me feels like a boys name.
    Brunhilde screams old lady to me, but would be a nice enough second or middle name.
    Violante, even with the e pronounced I can just imagine every man and his dog would call my child 'violent' which makes this a no-go. Also, it doesn't matter that I'm not French, it's meaning would still put me off.
    Yes, I pronounce Astoria as uh-story-a as well!

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