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Thread: Opinions on Cordelia, etc.
May 17th, 2012 05:43 AM #6Senior Member
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I like Cordelia Blythe. It's "eccentric classic" i.e. it's no top ten of all time sort of Catherine/Elizabeth name but it's got some history and weight to it a modern constructed name doesn't.
That said, for your joy/laugh theme:
Felicity/Felicia: mean "lucky" and the first definition in Merriam Webster for Felicity is:
fe·lic·i·ty/fəˈlisitē/Noun: 1.Intense happiness
So luck, happiness. But happiness listed first in modern definitions, luck is the original.
Zelda - Zelda is a lot more quirky than Felicia or Cordelia, but also means "lucky." Zelda Blythe is appealing to me, but my husband won't let me use Zelda because of STUPID NINTENDO! (Argh!) It's a family name for me, though.
As far as meaning straight-up happiness, Laetitia is probably my favourite.
May 17th, 2012 06:34 AM #8
Oh, PLEASE stay with Cordelia Blythe! It's beautiful, classic, artistic and eccentric. Cordelia also has so many quirky nickname possibilities -- Delia, Dilly, Cordy, DeeDee...
If you're dead set on changing it, maybe Fidelia? It's an almost identical sound, but a bit more upbeat. And there's the uber-quirky nn Fiddle.
May 17th, 2012 09:29 AM #10
I have a Cordelia, and she gets many many compliments on her name. I think its a spunky choice- it isn't vintage trendy; its still unheard of enough to be daring!
I also love Blythe, although that is a very soft name and not 'daring' if thats what you're wanting. How about something wordy in the same vein as maverick is?
Cordelia Opal (a fresher gem name than Pearl or Ruby)
Otherwise, I love nicknames as middle names as a way of spunking up first names.
Or how about:
Cordelia Finn (we loved this combination. Gives Cordelia a bit of spunk and also adds to the first name. 'Daughter of the sea' links to Finn nicely!)
Cordelia Ottiliemum to the lovely Harriet Katia (10) Beatrix Liv (6) and Cordelia Joyce (4) and Lionel Rafferty (1 whole year already)
May 17th, 2012 01:32 PM #12
May 17th, 2012 01:45 PM #14Senior Member
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Girls: Louisa Jane, Caroline Emma, Celia Rose, Lucy Adelaide/Beatrice
Boys: Henry, Nathaniel/Nathan, Avi, Elias, Asher
Name-obsessed twenty-something in the US. No kids right now, but will be TTC in a few years...it's fun to think of the possibilities in the meantime!