Oh my goodness, so many replies already! I'm excited to see all the love for Lucy Morwenna. It's my favorite, but I don't know if I can get Hubby on board...one of his favorite movies pits a struggling Viking tribe against this lovely creature from the future, which happens to be called a Moorwen. I'm hoping the Morwens from LOTR, Skyrim, and D&D will be enough to counteract the association >_>
Mrs. A.Y. - Arethusa and Ilayda are absolutely gorgeous, but probably too much for Hubby. Coral and Nixie are not really my cup of tea, but Eleri and Ondine are definitely going on the list! Nerina and Naida are lovely as well. I agree that Cerulean sounds quite magical...it makes me think of the patterns light makes on the waves when viewed from underwater. Thank you so much for your suggestions!
sansa - Nerissa, Nereida, and Talisa are all lovely middles for Lucy! Tallulah, while a beautiful meaning, is not really my style, nor are Aquila and Ebba. Marina has a pretty sound, but I just think of the boat docks :) Lucia Sirene is exquisitely haunting, I love it. Melisande and Oceane are also going on the list. Thank you!
mclevine - Serena and Delphine are my favorites from your suggestions, although Aquamarine is quite darling...it's also the birthstone of my husband, all four of our parents, and his grandmother! I could never use Ursula because of the Disney movie. River is growing on me...I like the Firefly connection and Lucy River would pair well with Alice Willow. Thank you!
Dearest Otter - Some of these are so lovely! I like the dolphin connection with Clymene and the herbal connection with Liriope. Melusine, Nereis and Orseis are all stunning. But the dark horse for this round is Meredith! Who knew? I just love the pithy, salty-sweet breath of ocean zephyrs this name conjures for me. She's definitely going on the list. It's good to be back, my dear! ;)
ajh - I am a huge fan of word names, I'm just not sure about the all those vowels back to back. I'll have to ponder this one.
charlieandperry - Thank you for your sweet comments! Morvoren is so unique and I love the meaning. I do think it will be a bit much for Hubby though.
aj_bear - Thank you! Darya is a lovely idea and completely new to me! I love the double meanings of "wealth" and "sea", it makes me think of buried treasure! And Lucy Meredith is still giving me happy tingles.
fiammetta - Thank you! I love several of these combos as well, we seem to have similar taste :)
misstrash - Thanks, I think it's still my favorite Lucia combo.
boyandgirl - Thank you, I love them both.
So appreciative of everyone's wonderful ideas! It's nice to feel inspired again :)
Why hello there!
I am loving Lucy Morwenna, Lucy Morgana, Lucy Gwenllian, and Lucia Meredith.
Lucia Aylin ("moon halo")
Lucia Sylphide ("sil-FEED")
I quite like Lucia Pearl, Lucia Meredith, and Lucy Ondine! For the record, I don't think Caspian and Lucy is "too Narnia" for a sibset (and if you end up with the at least 8 children I need you to have in order to use all of your wonderful names then it barely even registers). There are plenty of other references for a name like Lucy aside from Miss Pevensie. Though if it still concerns you, then by all means Lucia- especially pronounced the way you prefer- is admittedly a gorgeous choice as well, so I wouldn't have a negative word to say about it, whichever way you lean.
I don't have too many others for you, but how do you feel about Mazarine? The mention of Cerulean made me think of it, but it's another literal blue color name that I've always found to be quite pretty, though I'm not sure if it counts as normal enough. The other one that I think fits is Beryl.
Beryl: I am a march baby, so I feel obligated to suggest this. If you want a much more simple sounding birthstone connection, this is the name of the mineral that results in the gemstone aquamarine (and also emerald) so it has a multi-faceted blue and green feeling to me which virtually smells of the ocean. It actually means "sea-green water stone" and as I understand it, has a very elegant "Downton" British feel and history to it. =]
My first reply on my new smartphone...fingers crossed!
Miss Lindsey - Lucy Pearl is darling! I bet you get gobs of compliments on her name!
Emms - so many fanciful ideas! Aylin, Fae, Aisling (love the meaning), Lazuli, Opal...but what really takes my breath away is Sylphide! Now if only I could convince Hubby...
Amy dear - thank you for your sweet thoughtful words :) Meredith and Lucia continue to grow on me. I confess I love the idea of Beryl (and the gem itself) better than I do the sound of the name. And mazarine is a glorious color though it doesmake me think of magazines and mascarpone cheese. Aren't I silly??
Thanks again, my lovelies!
Another possible idea.
Syrena is the name of the mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides.