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    Mar 2012

    September Sister

    We are expecting a babe in early September. I received some really great suggestions on an earlier post. Now I have a more refined list.

    A little background: We have two daughters, Cora Adelaide and Vesper Irene. We didn't plan on it, but nicknames have become integral to our family dynamic. C often goes by Belle at home, short for Corabelle, and V goes by Pip or Pippa. She is just such a Pip! Each of the girls names includes one Saint (Adelaide, Irene), at least one strong literary reference (Cora, Last of the Mohicans; Vesper, Casino Royale; Irene, Sherlock Holmes) and one Greek/Roman goddess reference (Cora, Irene).

    We are looking for a name that suits a little sister. We would like one name to reference a Saint, Roman or Orthodox. We like the goddess theme we have going and would like to continue it if we can; Other Greek/Roman mythological names and perhaps other mythology are game. If we can find a literary reference, too, well that would just be gravy. Nickname potential is helpful, but I know these things tend to evolve organically.


    We like vintage-y names and are drawn to those of English/German, Greek, Latin, Welsh and Scandinavian origin.

    Here's our short list:

    Tove/Tovia - prn Tov/Tovah or Tovi-ya; Scandinavian origin includes a Thor reference. We love the sound and meaning of this name.

    Ariadne - Cretin goddess of fertility, perfect for this surprise babe? NN potential like none other. Saint.



    Athena/Thea - doesn't get much more goddess than Athena. St. Thea.

    Aurelia- Saint.

    Gwyneth - My favorite, Papa Owlett not so convinced. NN Gwen or Winnie. St Gwen.

    Other names under consideration:
    Josephine nn Joss, or Posey - Satints Josephine and Joseph
    Felicity nn Flick - Saint
    Willa (Possibility of Wilhelmina, honors an important family member). More St Williams than you can shake a stick at.
    Petra - Bl Petra, Saint Peter
    Pilar - Marian title

    We also like Thisbe, Hero and Blythe for their literary connections. Maybe have mn potential?

    Thoughts? Considerations? Other suggestions? Do any "match" particularly well?

    And a big thank you to the Berries who helped me start this list.
    Last edited by owlett; May 19th, 2013 at 04:26 PM.
    Mama to Belle & Pip
    Wife, mother, farmer, friend and doula.

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