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July 4th, 2013 03:39 AM #21Senior Member
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Andromeda - It's OK
Belphoebe (Bee) - lovely
Circe - lovely
Estatira - dislike, nn Essie
Eurydice - it's OK, don't know how you pronounce it, maybe it's lovely then
Gwenllian (Gwen/Winnie) - it's OK
Hespera - lovely
Iphigenia (Genie) - I find this ugly
Melpomene (Pom) - prefer Pomeline
Morgana - lovely, nn Momo
Pandora or Pandeia (Panda) - prefer Pandora
Penelope (Poppy or Pom) - It's OK, but prefer Poppy on it's own
Polyhymnia/Polymnia (Polly/Pom) - over-the-top, to much with Aphrodite
Tinuviel (Tiny/Nuvi) - it's not my style
Zenobia (Bee/Bia/Nobi/Zoe) - it's OK
To bad you cross out Bradamante, it's was so lovely.
Eurydice (even if I don't like pronunciation)
and Bradamante, but that's probably out.
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July 4th, 2013 03:41 AM #23Senior Member
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Oh, Hespera would be my #1 choice. It's gorgeous...dark and bright...purple flowers blooming in a dark garden until starlight. Nickname "Pari", it's a bit of stretch, but it means "Fairy" in Hindi and in Persian, which I think you might like.
#2 - tie between Belphoebe (Bee, Bell, Bells, Fee) and Zenobia (Bia, Nobi, Bee, Zen).
#4 Gwenllian - such a beautiful name, with a strong historical connection too. It can stand up to Aphrodite.
#5 tie between Morgana and Pandora (Panda, eeeps, too cute). Morgana has powerful sorceress image. Pandora has a mythological connection which works with Aphrodite, but I feel like Aphrodite is the "stronger" of two. She's a goddess, Pandora's a mortal. When you have more children, this might be an issue at all though.
#7 Eurydice - I like the meaning of the name of the name itself. I'm not sure about the tragic (but beautiful) myth, even though I like her character.
My apologies if this is too harsh, but I'd ditch:
Andromeda - makes me think of galaxies and space before the mythological connection. So it seems sort of science-fiction-y.
Circe - Don't like the sound, the myth, plus there's that Game of Thrones character (Cersei I think it's spelled)
Estatira - Not a particular fan of the sound, the history. Plus it feels awkward.
Iphigenia - pronunciation issues.
Melpomene - It sounds like a smoosh name (Mel + pomme + many), even though there's a nice mythological tie behind it.
Penelope - Too popular for you! And I never liked Penelope in The Odyssey.
Polyhymnia/Polymnia - It sounds like a disease, or a medical term - like a Victorian term for a female illness of some sort.
Tinuviel - its almost too cute, especially on an adult. And it doesn't stand up to Aphrodite.
Oh, congratulations!!!tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.
Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.
July 4th, 2013 04:57 AM #25
Okay, quick and dirty opinions
Andromeda - LOVE it, but might be hard to wear
Belphoebe (Bee) - meh
Circe - So cute, wicked, and magical all at the same time. Thumbs up!
Estatira - oooh, pretty.. Tira, possible nn?
Eurydice - I want to love this one so much but I just can't
Gwenllian (Gwen/Winnie) - meh
Hespera - BEAUTIFUL
Iphigenia (Genie) - meh
Melpomene (Pom) - ditto Eurydice
Morgana - ditto Circe
Pandora or Pandeia (Panda) -You already know I love this one
Penelope (Poppy or Pom) - So cute and elegant all at the same time. Seriously underused
Polyhymnia/Polymnia (Polly/Pom) - I like this one...not sure how I feel about Polly as a nn
Tinuviel (Tiny/Nuvi) - This used to be on my list long ago before I crossed off all the -el names. So lovely, musical, just sing-songs off your tongue like magic
Zenobia (Bee/Bia/Nobi/Zoe) -Regal and devil-may-care. I adore Z names, this one is no exceptionSequoia Orion born November 2014
Considerations for our next child's name: Cytheria, Caspian, Seraphina, Cyrus, Arcadia, Venture
Middles: Beatrix, Dwyn, Jupiter, Violet, Zephyr, River, Willow
July 4th, 2013 05:06 AM #27
from fave to least fave
Morgana- love the nn Morrie. could also do Mo, Mona, Ana
Hespera- Essie, Perry, Era, Happy
not fond of or clashes with Aphrodite:
Penelope- while i love this name, it sounds so plain next to Aphrodite
Andromeda- also love this name, but it fits too much with Aphrodite
Tinuviel♥Mckinley Mayfair, Christian Wayne & Sir Angus Fionn♥
Favorites June 2016Elizabeth, Adelaide, Juniper, Amelia, Arabella, Beatrice, Clara, Charlotte, Cordelia, Hermionethe rest of the girls
William, Jasper, Edgar, Gilbert, Morgan, Henry, Sebastian, Arthur, Monroe, Basilthe rest of the boys
Lyra Primrose, Amelia Hyacinth, Emmeline Bronte/ Magnus Frey, Julian Mackenzie, Sebastian Lakethe rest of my combos
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