Happy, Hope-Filled, New Year Names 2014: From Aurora to Zora
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on December 27th, 2013 at 12:19 am
i love these. i love any names with uplifting meanings, really…
just a note, though – the zoryi are patrons of the stars. i think their technical classification is demi-goddesses, though in some writings they are full-fledged goddesses, and daughters of dazbog, the russian god of the sun. but only one of them, zorya utrennyaya, is the dawn goddess.
on December 27th, 2013 at 12:22 am
Several names I like on here (Nova, Nadia, Aurora) but I’m most excited to see Esperanza. I do think Esperance is even better though–avoids the common “a” ending
on December 27th, 2013 at 1:03 am
I think this post is really well-done.
That being said I kind of like Dagny, except I have mixed feelings about the Ayn Rand associations. I think sometimes literature seems like a good reason to chose a name, but personally I would never use a name just because it’s literary. Rand’s self-serving (no one matters but me) philosophy is much politicized and not necessarily something I would want people to associate with me.
on December 27th, 2013 at 6:25 am
cool names. I like Aurora but I’m not that fond of Zora.
on December 27th, 2013 at 2:38 pm
I love Oriana
on December 27th, 2013 at 5:36 pm
A comment on Eos. AY-os seems like a weird name. Eos is also a titan not a goddess.
I like every one of these except Eos.
on December 27th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
My 12 year old daughter is Oriana…The name fits her perfectly 🙂
on December 28th, 2013 at 11:38 am
I love Aurora and Eos! 🙂
on December 28th, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Zora was one of our top picks until
I learned that in Spanish its heavily used as slang for prostitute. 🙁
on December 28th, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Eek! The sheer novelty of stopping by the blog and finding nearly all of my “serious considerations” list! Aurora, Dagny, Nova, Oriana, Roxanne/Roxana, Zora & Zaria! What a treat to see all of you here! Zorina is new to me, though I’ve already discovered Zoria. Nadia fell off my list somewhere along the way, but I do still like it. Esperanza isn’t for me but I admire it. Neo is fun but quite Matrix-associated. Trinity took off as soon as that movie came out though, so why not Neo eventually? I don’t care for Taraji or Eos, but they are interesting nonetheless. Thanks for a great article today!
on December 29th, 2013 at 6:49 am
Such an interesting read!
I love Aurora, Esperanza, Nova, & Oriana
on December 29th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
So happy to see Esperanza on here. Love it, and it’s got great nickname potential with Essie, Annie, Perry, Anza (my favorite). I also like Zora and Nova. Strongly dislike both Aurora and Dagny. Aurora is frilly and pretentious to me, and while I disagree with Ayn Rand in general, Dagny is in my opinion just ugly-sounding.
on December 31st, 2013 at 9:33 am
I didn’t know Dagny had such a lovely meaning. Still wouldn’t use it, but nice! Esperanza is so pretty, but one I would have a hard time yelling out on the playground. Great list 🙂
on January 3rd, 2014 at 6:40 pm
My 2-year-old daughter’s name is Zora. It fits her perfectly.
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