Oh Otter, I know I keep saying this, but this is my favorite one yet! The pictures you provided are unbelievably magical, especially 1, 3, and 7. I'm listening to the song on repeat as I look for suggestions and come up with combos ^_^
Euphrosyne - as I said way back when, this is my absolute favorite name to pair with Isolde. The frosty sound, the beautiful myth, and the connection to Aphrodite all make me extremely happy!
Snow - On the surface this is very literal, but I am reminded of all the Snow White stories, particularly the more empowered interpretations of her in Once Upon a Time and Snow White and the Huntress. There's also many variations on this name, including Lumi, Eira / Eirwen / Gwyneira (!!!), and Rima.
Lyra - Image number 7 always vividly reminds me of the HDM trilogy. Given Lyra's yearnings for the North and all of her time in places like Svalbard, the name has very wintry associations for me
Clara - The Nutcracker...perhaps more Christmassy than we're aiming for, but inexplicably linked in my mind to ballet, flowing white nightgowns, hot chocolate, and snowflakes
Alcyone - I'm on the fence about this one, but she is a wintry name so I'm suggesting her :) Alcyone is the kingfisher goddess, who nests every winter for two weeks, making the seas calm and peaceful during that time.
Demeter - seconding the Persephone idea, as this is a perfect winter-into-spring name. Also suggesting Demeter!
Beira - Celtic queen of winter who rules from Samhain to Beltane
Astrid - because Image number 3 smacks of Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon, just all grown-up and modelesque. I love that character though! And a name meaning "divinely beautiful" can't hurt to throw into the mix, with Aphrodite for a sister ;)
Celeste / Celestia / Celestine - for the starshine
Bianca - Shakespearean connection to share with her sister, plus the snowy white image
Eirlys - if I remember correctly, this means snowdrop! What an adorable image, and perfect for an Imbolc baby.
Isolde Euphrosyne Winter
Isolde Gwyneira Celeste
Isolde Euphrosyne Eirlys - lots of E's, I know, but with the different vowel sounds I think it works
Isolde Clara Eurydice
Isolde Lyra Heleyne
Isolde Seren Alcyone
Isolde Lumi Elbereth
Isolde Eurydice Astrid - so icy and strong
Isolde Heleyne Persephone
Isolde Euphrosyne Olwen
Isolde Lucia Celeste
Isolde Persephone Snow
My favorite of your established combos is Isolde Olwen Eurydice, but I almost like it better as Isolde Eurydice Olwen, because I think having the "ol" sounds on either end balances things beautifully. I've bolded my favorites from my own suggestions.
Oh delightful! I'd so love to just throw words out at you one day and you tell me what you see! Over a glass of wine or two or three....
Helyene. Admittedly I have this unnatural aversion to y's in names but this one doesn't bother me. I particularly love Isolde Helyene Synneve, but maybe that's too much Y? Isolde Sunneva Helyene?
My combo making skills are pretty atrocious (I am quite envious of sessha's gift :) ) but I like Isolde Olwen Eurydice also.
Seren, Winter, and Lucia are also very pretty and I love how they sound with Isolde.
So much fun!
Oh Otter dearest. Of course I've seen that version. It plays in Germany on TV around Christmas time each year as well.
Originally Posted by ottilie
Isolde Heleyne Mahonia (I know Mahonia isn't usually used as a name but it's a winter blooming plant and it feels fitting for this combo).
Isolde Persephone Maeve
Isolde Elbereth Seren
Isolde Persephone Winter
Isolde Clemency Olwen
Isolde Gwyneira Noor (it's awesome how Noor works everywhere. lol.)
Isolde Lyonesse Mab (In Dresden Files she's exclusively referred to as the Winter Queen, and while yes Isolde and Lyonesse are a bit funny together theoretically, they sound great together.)
Isolde Wenhaver Brigid (I can't take credit for Wenhaver - I found it today on @athenalouise83 thread http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...tn-all-berries!. I had to look it up and I feel in instant-love).
PS: I pronounce Isolde ee-SOL-du. I assume you guys are closer to i-SOL-de but with your Norwegian-ness I wasn't sure.
Ach, wrote out this whole long reply and it got deleted... still learning how to use my new laptop...
Heleyne is so regal and medieval and lovely, and beautiful with Isolde! Not a fan of Eurydice or Olwen though. Drawing from your old lists: Isolde Heleyne Atalanta, Isolde Heleyne Melusine or Isolde Heleyne Persephone would be lovely!
Other suggestions (based mostly off your old lists):
Isolde Hespera Belphoebe (still hoping Hespera will show up somewhere, and love Belphoebe!)
Isolde Hespera Melisande
Isolde Hespera Nimue
Isolde Artemisia Olympia
Isolde Guinevere Snow
Isolde Juliet Guinevere (mmm, maybe tragic heroine overload, but I love Isolde with Juliet... my combo is Isolde Victoria Juliet but Victoria doesn't really seem like your style...)
Isolde Melusine Titania
I'm not very good at this, but here are some suggestions and ones previously mentioned that I like.
Isolde Eira Persephone
Isolde Gwyneira Celeste
Isolde Lumi Eurydice
Isolde Eirwen Heleyne
Isolde Seren Eurydice
Isolde Olwen Persephone/Isolde Persephone Olwen
Isolde Heleyne Celeste
Isolde Oriana Elbereth/Isolde Oriana Olwen
Isolde Gwyneira Olwen
Isolde Eira Olwen