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May 29th, 2013 11:14 PM #6Member
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Some great suggestions, when hubby gets home I'm going to pounce on him with these
Anyone else have any suggestions? Our boys name was going to be Rafferty Albert (wasn't set but very close) and I liked the idea of a sibset with having double letters in the names...
I also liked Acacia but felt it's to out there compared to more elegant Marilla.
May 30th, 2013 10:31 AM #8Senior Member
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May 30th, 2013 01:16 PM #10
I like Luna, Phoebe (especially the moon reference in Phoebe and Luna), and Sylvia... I also like the idea of finding a name related to the moon. The moon is just so glorious, beautiful, and evocative.
Hala "moon halo"
Kamaria "like the moon"
Selene "moon" (Greek moon goddess)
Ayda "in the moon"
Aylin "halo around the moon"
Mahsa one whose beauty resembles the moon
Gwendolen "white circle, moon"
Artemis- she was over hunting and the moon
Diana- the equivalent of Artemis
Rhiannon- Welsh moon deity
Lunasa- August, the month of the moon
Selenia- in the moonlight
Levana- the moon (Love this)
Lunetta- little moon
Parvani- full moon
Channary- moon faced
Chantrea- moon light
Eilidh- torch or moon
Anahita- Persian goddess of the moon, love, and rivers... I've heard the name Anais comes from Anahita.
Andromeda- some believe she was a pre-Hellenic moon deity
Isis- deity of the sun and the moon in ancient Egypt
Juna- goddess of the new moon
Sina- Polynesian sun goddess
Some of these are usable, and others maybe not... but hopefully they help! Congrats!Currently exiled from the US
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May 30th, 2013 05:41 PM #12
When I hear Marilla the first thing I think of is dignity and a charming 19th century vibe. I also like the rarity of it.
My impressions of your list, in comparison to Marilla:
Adelaide--charming but just not in the same league
Harriet--misses, in my book, because it doesn't quite have the beauty of Marilla, and because it's a bit too familiar
Willa--love the name, fits, but too rhymey. I like Lillian better as a middle...echoes Marilla (that double letter tie-in), but doesn't rhyme
Magnolia--again, to my ear, Magnolia is an overblown belle whereas Marilla has dignity and containment
Luna--love Luna Lovegood, she's too, well, loony, to stand next to Marilla
Pheobe--one of my favorites, but it seems too familiar
Sylvia--best fit, to my ear
I think you need something, unusual but with substance, almost regal. Here are my suggestions, but I didn't do well trying to come up with double-letter names....
Good luck and congrats!Obsessing over names since 1964
May 30th, 2013 06:24 PM #14