The Roo Redo
Oh, here we go again...
We're changing Roo's name. Before you judge me too much, allow me to explain. I know her name is beautiful, I truly love it, it's so sweet and romantic and just precious, and I am so so grateful for all the help I got naming her (the first time). It suited her perfectly when she was born, I felt like we'd hit the nail on the head so to speak. But as we've gotten to know her... she's not a Rosalind. It just doesn't suit her. Maybe I'm overly sensitive about these things, but I've always connected feelings, colours, names, songs, elements, plants, minerals and creatures to one another. It's a spirit thing I guess. I just can't bear to give her a name that's so completely not her. When I told my boyfriend, he understood and actually agreed with me, he doesn't think she's a Rosalind either. Even stranger, my Shaman says the same. Anyway, this is not a pity thread, I just wanted to explain why I'm doing what I'm doing.
This is Roo's spirit: The blues and greens of the ocean and the sky, beautiful willow trees and the rivers running between them. Light, dancing and singing, joyous and sweet. Enchanting and mesmerising. New, open, sweet and fresh like spring.
The names we've found that we feel Roo in are as follows...
The obvious Roo names: Rosmerta & Rozhanitsa
The not so obvious Roo name: Pandora
The Pom names: Melpomene, Pomeline & Polyhymnia
The Nuss/Luss names: Melusine & Venus
Combos I like:
Melpomene Willow Artemis
Melusine Phoebe Willow
Melusine Ostara Wren
Pandora Willow Amethyst
Pandora Willow Selene
Polyhymnia Phoebe Peridot
Pomeline Laurel Ostara
Rosmerta Circe Tabitha
Rozhanitsa Selene Willow
Venus Laurel Sybilla
Venus Tabitha Amethyst
Venus Tabitha Wren/Laurel
So do we have any opinions? Suggestions for amazing nature middles are always welcome. And I'm not very good at putting together combos, so if anyone has something that sounds better in mind, come on and tell me.
No judgement here Ottilie. If she's not a Rosalind, then she's not a Rosalind. :)
Will you still call her Roo? Because it is an adorable nn and I feel it fits the description you gave of her.
How do you pronounce Rozhanitsa?
My favorite of your names: Pomeline, Melusine, Venus, and Rozhanitsa.
To be honest, Peridot fits the description you gave. That fresh, new, sweet, green color.
Peridot Rozhanitsa Selene? I'm no good at combos either.
Of your combo choices I like Melusine Phoebe Willow/Peridot, Rozhanitsa Selene Willow (this is really pretty), Venus Tabitha Wren, Pomeline Laurel Ostara.
Excited to see what you choose!
Oh, with that description she sounds just like a Pomeline, Melusine or Venus. All very pretty and melodious. Rozhanitsa and Polyhymnia seem a little too much for FNs but would make nice middles. And I think you can get away with calling her Roo whatever name you choose- it's such a cute nickname for a little one :)
I'm liking Pomeline Laurel Ostara and Venus Tabitha Wren. And I love Sybilla, Selene and Laurel! I'm struggling with putting combos together too. Perhaps I'll toy with some later.
For other nature middles, perhaps: Aspen, Fern, Fleur, Fawn, Hazel? Sound beautiful and magical to me, but probably not your style. And I love Eva and its meaning. There's also Loer (moon), Delen (petal), Kelyn (Holly) and Rosen (Rose) ;)
Also, do you like Apolline at all? When I came across it a while ago my first thought was 'that's an ottilie name!' :D
Good luck with your name redo. I'm sure you'll find the perfect one eventually :)
If you feel like her name doesn't match her spirit, and your boyfriend and Shaman agree, you definitely shouldn't ignore it and I completely get you. It's why I have several options in case Persephone turns out not to be a Persephone. When you described her spirit and listed your name options, I had a wonderful feeling towards Melusine. It's gorgeous and I think it fits exactly how you described her. I think it's her (in my opinion).
I LOVE both your Melusine combos but I love Melusine Phoebe Willow the most. I also would love Melusine Willow Ostara and Melusine Laurel Ostara.
I love Willow as your nature name. or Maybe flat out River?
Melusine Arwen Willow
Melusine Willow Fay/Faye/Fey/Fae
Melusine Willow Xanthe
Melusine Morgana Willow
Melusine Willow Ondine
Melusine Thelassa Willow
Melusine Willow Nerida
Melusine Atalanta Willow (love this!)
Melusine Willow Yvaine
Melusine Avalon Willow
I could probably come up with more but I can't think of better nature names than Willow for her. I think I've given you a lot in other posts but am too lazy at the moment to go look >.< If you like any or want more let me know and I'll keep working on it ^_^
For what its worth, I adore her name, I think its truly beautiful. But mum knows best, especially in these situations.
My favourite from your list is Pandora Willow Selene. I find Rosmerta & Rozhanitsa too harsh in sound (sorry) and a bit too clunky for my liking, but I'll offer up Rosamel and Rosalba as alternatives.
Good luck choosing a new name for your baby :)
From your list I am really loving:
Pandora Willow Amethyst-This one stood out to me the most. I can see it being used for a your little girl and when she is an adult. I am loving the vibe of it.
Pomeline Laurel Ostara- this would be my second choice I cant decide which is better!
Venus- I just think of the tennis player
and the others I am not getting the same feeling as Pandora or Pomeline.
Good luck and I hope you find the right name for your little darling!
A brave thing to do i think, changing her name, and it’s the start of whole new name-finding adventures. (in my country this is not possible without legal permission (for example because of obvious teasing potential ).
Your description made me think of Roswitha, wdyt?
Roo's spirit is beautiful.
I don't think you need a Roo name to continue calling her Roo. Roo simply sounds like a lovely pet name as one of my uncles used to call me Possum/Blossom both of which are not related at all to my name. Maybe it's because I'm Australian and Roo reminds me of a Joey, baby kangaroo.
Are the names you listed the only ones you will consider?
Peridot and Willow would be fabulous first names. Also Laurel, Wren and Selene.
Im struggling to see how Venus fits your lovely description of Roo. Venus is more seduction and less spring to me.
The following names are unfamiliar to me but I like the sound of them:
Melusine, Pomeline (does it really mean apple- that's cool)
Other names to consider:
The image you have to me is eternally youthful, playful yet wise. Serene and Content.
Maybe look for names that mean youthful, serenity, spring.
Yippee! I was wondering when you were going to ask for input. I do love Rosalind Illyria, but if it's not her name it's not her name.
How about just plain Rue for you? I think it's beautiful. "Rue for you" I suppose isn't the best association, but you liked Ophelia, so why not? Rosemary for remembrance?
Rue... basilisk-proof herb, "sour herb of grace."
I love Rosmerta. What a rare and fine name! Minerally in a way - like roses growing out of rocks. And I love your pairing of Circe and Willow.
Rosmerta Circe Willow.
Pomeline is such a dignified apple-name. Gwyneth Paltrow could have used your help. Apples are magical.
Pomeline Sybilla Snow? Thinking of Snow White...
Pomeline Tabitha Wren? That would be a real tapestry of a name - apples and gazelles and birds.
Pomeline Sybilla Garnet
Pomeline Sybilla Roxane. Not sure why, but I like Roxane for you.
Roxane Artemis Laerke
Roxane Artemis Lake
Roxane Amethyst Agnethe or Roxane Amethyst Inez ...some kind of Agnes variant could be nice.
Roxane Tabitha Rue
Hmmm.... What about Pomeline Venus Willow? Or those three names in any order?