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Thread: My List!
June 10th, 2014 12:47 AM #1
Hi! Please let me know your opinions of my *hopefully* final list. There are 22 names. I would really appreciate any feedback because it's getting closer to my due date and I need as much help as possible. Any advice would be super helpful. Feel free to pair names up and suggest names. And don't worry too much about nicknames, they aren't all that important. Thank you!
Hawaiian - orange tree
Nicknames: Lani, Ani
Italian - dear little one
Nicknames: Cari, Car, Rina
Greek - thorny
English word name
Hebrew - rock
Greek - laurel tree
English - compassion
Giada (GAH-duh) or (gee-AH-da)
Italian - jade
Nicknames: Gia, Ada
Greek - garland, crown
Nicknames: Steph, Ani
Italian - from France
Nicknames: Chess, Cesca
Charis (CARE-iss) or (CHAIR-iss)
Greek - grace
Gianna (JAHN-uh) or (gee-AH-nuh)
Italian - the Lord is gracious
Nicknames: Gia, Anna
Greek - rock, stone
Spanish - lady of sorrows
English - scarlet, red
Russian - hope
Latin - from the sea
Latin - the Lord is my teacher
Nicknames: Mimi, Riah
Welsh - divine queen
Nicknames: Rhi, Rhian
Dahlia (DOLL-ya) or (DOLL-ee-ah)
Nicknames: Doll, Dolly
Greek - most holy
Greek - bright
June 10th, 2014 01:04 AM #3Senior Member
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June 10th, 2014 01:45 AM #5
The ones I really love: Alani, Carina, Daphne, Mercy, Marina, Rhiannon, Ariadne
Acacia: a little unusual, and kind of harsh and medicinal-sounding to my ear.
Charity: Reminds me of the character Rarity from My Little Pony. It's pretty, though.
Sela: This one looks really pretty written down. At first glance, though, I would pronounce it SAY-la so you might have to do some clarification for people there.
Giada: A little more exotic than Gianna. The two-syllable pronunciation might be hard for people to get right away so I prefer the three-syllable one.
Stephanie: I think this name is super cute but it is also a bit dated.
Francesca: Not my style at all, but has a similar flowy, exotic feel to Giada and Gianna.
Charis: I like CARE-is. Sounds very elegant.
Gianna: I like ge-AH-na (a little more feminine and than JAHN-a, imo)
Petra: NMS, but it's a really strong name.
Lola: This name doesn't appeal to me at all.
Scarlett: This is pretty.
Nadia: NMS but it's pretty.
Marina: Nicknames Mari, Rina?
Mariah: Sounds sorta dated.
Dahlia: Sounds kind of drawling but the flower association is really nice.
Phaedra: I have a hard time picturing this on someone in real life; it reminds me of the Hydra monster from mythology or Drusilla the stepsister from Cinderella.
As for pairing them up, I think you have a really beautiful naming style, and as long as you have a two-syllable in front and a three-syllable in the middle or vice-versa (or a four-syllable in front and a two- or three-syllable in the middle etc) to help with flow, there are any number or stunning combinations you could make. For instance, Gianna Mercy or Mercy Francesca. Maybe staying away from combos of very different background names would be a good idea as well, just so they sound cohesive (Nadia Phaedra, Alani Rhiannon, etc don't work as well, whereas more mainstream names like Scarlett or Stephanie could pair up nicely with a more unusual name--Stephanie Phaedra, Daphne Charis, Marina Scarlett).Arthur • Bernard • Ernest • Theophilus
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June 10th, 2014 06:18 AM #9Junior Member
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