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  1. #1
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    I found a new name!

    I recently discovered a girl's name that I hadn't ever heard of before.

    Amaranta. It's the Spanish version of the Greek Amarantha - derived from Aramantos.

    I then read that another version is Amaranthe. Like Xanthe - A-maran-the.

    I've fallen in love with it! I have a soft spot for Greek names (Xanthe, Ismene, Athena, Gaia, Maia etc) but this is far from my style.

    It's something that I would usually classify as a guilty pleasure name, but I can see this being used, with the nickname Ama.

    I can't quite pinpoint what it is about this name that I love so much, but there's just something. What do you think about it?

    The only issue I've been able to find is that there's a Swedish/Danish band called Amaranthe. Their music "fuses melodic death metal with pop melodies". Oops.
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  2. #3
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    It reminded me of One Hundred Years of Soltitude, it was used there a few times.
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  3. #5
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    That's actually where I got Amaranta from! I'm studying the book now, actually.
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    ○ Margot Amelia ○ Estelle India ○
    ○ Leila Olivia Isobel Zoe Eva ○


    ○ Edward Alexander ○ Archer Sebastian ○
    ○ Maxwell Hunter Flynn Noah Jack ○


    ○ current combo crush ○
    ○ Leila, Flynn and Zoe ○


    ○ please vote on my NEW nameslist here

  4. #7
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    I've had Amaranth/e/a on my list, for a while, but I prefer a few other -the names more (Evanthe, Xanthe, Melanthe etc.). Amaranta's nice, but it sounds quite harsh in comparison to Amarantha, and I'm not sure I like the 'ranta' sound. Amaranthe's pretty though.
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    I first came across it in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Very pretty name!

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