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June 16th, 2014 02:36 PM #6Senior Member
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June 16th, 2014 03:00 PM #8
Elvira - definitely too much like aloe vera for me, haha
Desdemona - All I see is 'Demon' in it, so probably not a good idea. :/
Agatha - one of my favourites, Agatha is lovely!
Lettice - this reminds me of Lettice Rowbotham off of BGT this year (http://i7.cdnds.net/14/18/450x450/re..._3707505dn.jpg ), she developed a reputation for being very posh, but she was certainly talented. I'm a bit indifferent on it.
Alida/Elida - not a fan I'm afraid. I did find the name Eleda (not sure if it's similar/a variant) recently though.
Virginia - my aunty (my mum's closest sister) is named Virginia nn Ginny. I really like it
Twila - I would say this as Twy-la. It's pretty.
Hester - Hester is very nice, I like it, but prefer Esther.
Hesper - Hesper is lovely, but it may be too close to Hester. How about Hespera?
Bibiana - definitely not a fan of this one. It feels along the same lines as Lolita for me.
Rosalind - Rosalind is gorgeous, but does have pronunciations issues. Are you using Roz-ah-lynd, or Rose-ah-lynd?
Alexandra - I really like Alexandra myself
Dolores - definitely not a fan, it's just got an icky feel to me. Along the same lines as Barbara for me. Lolita, although recently used by an actor in the UK (Shane Roche), I definitely think is too negatively attached to the book. I love Lola though.
Sibylla - I'm not a fan of Sybil/Sibylla, but Billie is gorgeous. Sibylla is ok, but may be confusing to some.
Rosalba - gorgeous!
Hebe - Definitely too much like 'he be' for me. I dislike this one a lot.
Celestine - nice, but I prefer Celestia
Zita - all I see is 'zit'
Alberta - eh, being Canadian all I think of is the province, but it has potential.
Delphi/Delphine - I adore Delphine! Delphi is nice too, but Delphine is by far my favourite!
Penrose - not a fan at all, it just doesn't feel like a name, if that makes sense?
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June 16th, 2014 03:24 PM #10Senior Member
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Italics means maybe/indifferent/not my style. Plain (no changes) means I wouldn't add it. Bold means I love it/definitely add it.
Elvira - I don't hear "aloe vera," though it does come across as a very stereotypical goth name, along the lines of Ravenna.
Desdemona - I like this name, but the Shakespearean maiden is not a fortunate one. There's also the word "demon" in the name, and that not-so-attractive "moan" syllable.
Agatha - I like for author Christie. It's not my style, but nice.
Lettice - I think it'd get mispronounced constantly as "lettuce." Makes me think of the vegetable, and does sound a bit high-strung.
Alida/Elida - I prefer Leda.
Virginia - It has a nice enough sound, but it makes me think of how Queen Elizabeth was objectified by her virginity.
Twila - I say twill-uh. Nms, but okay.
Hester - it's not a bad name, but like Lolita or Beyonce, it's one of those names that sort of belongs to a single figure, in this case Hester Prynne.
Hesper - actually, Hespera means evening star, and she is one of Greek mythologies' Hesperides. I prefer Hespera to Hesper.
Bibiana - not a fan.
Rosalind - lovely, though I prefer Rosaline.
Alexandra - definitely tired. Alexandria is remotely more appealing, but frankly I'm a bit done with the entire Alex- family.
Dolores - meh.
Sibylla - meh.
Rosalba - a bit too much of something, I don't know. Perhaps you'd like Rosella?
Hebe - it does look a bit like "he be," and you might get some odd looks. Perhaps you'd like Hestia or her Roman counterpart Vesta?
Celestine - gorgeous.
Zita - I like Vita.
Alberta - nothing wrong with it, not my style, though. I like nn Albie.
Penrose - cute.Amedeo Enjolras Aristotle Leonardo Archer Olivier Mischa Liam Caspian Benedict Theodore FitzwilliamRosalie Evangeline Mirabelle Ophelia Alice Elisabeth Stella Titania Artemis Cicely Margarethe Thalia Astrid
June 16th, 2014 03:29 PM #12
Are you happy to be back home in England, Oliviasarah?
Agatha - I love mysteries so the literary pedigree with Ms Christie appeals to me
Alida - pretty and feminine
Celestine - I love Celeste and this is close enough
Hester - I prefer Esther
Bibiana - full of energy
Rosalind - although you will have to choose between Rosemary, Rosalind and Rosalba.
Alexandra - classics can never be "tired"
Delphine - chic and sophisticated
Dolores - I like it even if it's clunky
Sibylla - I prefer the Sybilla spelling as well as just Sybil
Rosalba - see Rosalind
Virginia - so many wonderful nn options (Ginger, Ginny, Gigi)
Zita - an underused saint name.
Elvira - this makes me think of vampire "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark".
Desdemona - a most unfortunate and tragic Shakepearean character
Lettice - it comes off as a bit snobby to me
Twila - TWY-la would be how I pronounce it.
Hesper - I like the meaning but prefer Esther or Hester to this version
Hebe - this name is too similar to the term "hebe gebe's" (minor fright or apprehension)
Alberta - a Canadian province
Penrose - better in the middle spotAll the best,
June 16th, 2014 03:34 PM #14
Elvira - I have heard of an Elvira or two so the name it's not at all unusual to me. I am pretty sure it has a nice meaning.
Desdemona - No. Doesn't it mean "misery"?
Agatha - Beautiful name. I like it with the ones in your signature.
Lettice - I am in the minority, but I think Lettice is pretty.
Alida/Elida - I prefer Elida but I am lukewarm to both.
Virginia - Lovely name. Ginger is such a good, old school nickname.
Twila - Twila sounds very quirky, like a little bird tweeting. I am not sure about the pronounciation but I like both variations.
Hester - I prefer Esther.
Hesper - I can't imagine it on a real child, sorry. Vesper looks and sounds more user-friendly.
Bibiana - Remindes me of beavers because of its similarity to Biber, sorry.
Rosalind - That's a nice Shakespearean one, not like Desdemona.
Alexandra - I haven't met a nice Alexandra myself so I can't make myself like it. I like Alexander and Alexandria but not Alexandra.
Dolores - Nice. Since first hearing it in my Spanish class, I have liked Dolores.
Sibylla - I adore Sibyl and Sibylla. One of my my absolute favorites.
Rosalba - Too complicated for me, I prefer Rosalind.
Hebe - Looks like you are a lover of He-names. I prefer Hester to Hebe and Hesper.
Celestine - Good name with good meaning.
Zita - I can only imagine how many "Where is Gita?" comments she may get.
Alberta - I like "clunky" feminizations, so yes.
Delphi/Delphine - Delphi remindes me of sororities but Delphine is beautiful.
Penrose - It's a bit too masculine to me.Olympia
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