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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Alula - "first leap" - since this is your first child
    Danica - Scandinavian - morning star
    Roxana - dawn, little star
    Phoebe - relates to the moon
    Seren - Welsh - star
    Sidra - Latin (?) - like a star
    Tamsin - means twin (a nod to Gemini)
    Tana - Greek (?) - fire/star goddess

    Margot - means pearl

    From your list I really love Flora, Opal, and Marigold and might suggest Florence.

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I love the name Aquila for a girl! My nieces middle name is Quillard (her first is Patricia after her late grandmother) and she goes by Quil. I think it is such an adorable nickname for Aquila.
    Maeby AlanaSaela Eliza

    Marlow - Romy - Busy - Xanthe - Vaeda
    Crosby - Zefram - Jedi - Gannon - Ledger

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Celeste: pretty. I slightly prefer Celestia for you.
    Mercy: too religious for my taste.
    Lua: I think it could stand alone or as a nickname for Luna.
    Isis: eh, I have never seen the appeal.
    Aquila: I always thought this worked better on a girl. Love the suggestion of Quila as a nn.
    Melanite: I would prefer just Garnet as a name.
    Opal: a great gem name. Probably my favorite of the gems.
    Marigold: love! Love nn Goldie.
    Wisteria: love this name! Love the nn possibilities.
    Gemini: I see why you love it (I love it too), but I think it is a little too out there. It might work as a mn especially if your wee one will be born under this sign.
    Flora: pretty. I prefer Flora as a nickname as Florence. In terms of flower inspired names there are other ones that I prefer much more.
    Forsythia: not a fan, sorry.
    Keshet: not a fan, sorry.
    Minerva: love nn Minnie or Mina. A little too old lady for my taste, but a lovely name nonetheless.
    Amethyst: one of those names that I love but I don't know if I can picture it on an actual child.
    Tempest: eh fine as a mn, but I prefer Temperance.

    You have a great list. I would suggest:

    Serena/Serene (Seren means star)
    Aquarius (again, the whole sign thing would be a deal breaker for me, but since you like Gemini and Aquila maybe you'll like it)


    Emerald (it's out there a prob not your taste, but I think it's usable)
    Saphira (stretch for Sapphire)
    D.S. lil Bam Bam

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Celeste - like it.
    Mercy - not my sryle
    Lua - Surprisingly, I don't want Lua as Luna's nn (though I love, LOVE Luna), I prefer Lua as a stand alone
    Isis - pretty
    Aquila - I prefer it for girls too.
    Melanite (It's a garnet) - never heard this one before, not sure I like it.
    Opal - okay.
    Marigold - okay.
    Wisteria - I like it, but I'm thinking about hysteria.
    Gemini - no.
    Flora - neutral.
    Forsythia - like it.
    Keshet - dislike
    Minerva - like
    Amethyst - ok
    Tempest - doesn't sounds harsh to me.
    Vespera - like.
    twenty-something name nerd. infj

    Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
    Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
    Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief

    Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
    Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    if religious names are off limits mythological names are off limits too o_O those are from religions....

    ps dont be embarrassed about having no one to honor, people go overboard with that i think. 'you were a normal dad and did exactly what you were supposed to! lets name a baby after you!' unnecessary and boring in my opinion.

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