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  • Inara

    21 55.26%
  • Valencia

    17 44.74%
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  1. #1
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    Inara vs Valencia

    Alright, it was a pretty unanimous decision in favour of Inara in my last post. Now I'm curious what you guys think between Inara and Valencia?
    Valencia is one that I always come back to, I have loved the sound of it ever since I first heard it but have been a bit apprehensive about using it since mum said she didn't really like it and as we've never been to the city (although would love to one day).
    So for me between these two I prefer the meaning and personal significance that Inara has, but I do prefer the sound (and have just always loved saying) Valencia!
    Again, I'd also love to hear any imagery that these two names conjure up for you
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    Toby Oliver Louis (23/04/2015)
    Athena Rio Marguerite (22/12/2017)


    Little Witches:
    Firsts: Azura • Inara • Kiara • Ostara • Pandora • Safira • Valencia
    Middles: Faye • Fern • Fox • Luna • Opal • Meadow • Moon • Sky • Willow
    French: Delphine • Emilie • Mirabelle • Soleil

    Little Wizards:
    Firsts: Arthur • Caspian • Edward • Evren • Felix • Remi • Richard • Ronan
    Middles: Bear • Forest • Griffin • Oaken • Wilder
    French: Henri • Laurent • Pascal • Emile

  2. #2
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    I voted Inara but it was a tough choice!
    There's lots I like about Valencia however as a general rule I'm not fond of names ending in "ia". I find the sound (with my accent at least) slightly irritating.
    But that is being picky!
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  3. #3
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    I really like both, and it’s so hard passing up a good character connection for me, but having had her as a middle for my top name for a really long time, I had to choose Valencia. The big selling point for me is the ‘strong’ meaning, alongside how beautiful a sound she has.
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  4. #4
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    It’s a difficult one, they are both lovely in their own way although I’m not normally keen on place names Valencia just has such a lovely lilting quality to it that I love so I voted for Valencia however both are fantastic options
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  5. #5
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    Overwhelmingly Valencia for me, especially with siblings Athena and Tobias. Inara is lovely but doesn't seem as good of a fit. Valencia is endlessly charming and has a perfect balance of strong and frilly.
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  6. #6
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    @gabriellenz It is so difficult isn't it! Oh, interesting, how does the ending "ia" sound in your accent? (if it's possible for you to type it out at all!)

    @myosotis I agree! I love the sound of Valencia so much, and the strong meaning too, but it is really hard to let of the cool connection of Inara

    @lulu82 That's nice to hear! I'm not usually a fan of place names if it doesn't hold any special meaning to you, but Valencia is just so beautiful I just don't seem to be able to let it go.

    @brittanyanitarose I do agree that Valencia sounds best with Tobias and Athena, it's the only name that I've come across that sounds as beautiful as Athena, and that also has the strength to match it.

    Thanks so much for all the votes and comments so far, please keep them coming!!
    Saskia
    Toby Oliver Louis (23/04/2015)
    Athena Rio Marguerite (22/12/2017)


    Little Witches:
    Firsts: Azura • Inara • Kiara • Ostara • Pandora • Safira • Valencia
    Middles: Faye • Fern • Fox • Luna • Opal • Meadow • Moon • Sky • Willow
    French: Delphine • Emilie • Mirabelle • Soleil

    Little Wizards:
    Firsts: Arthur • Caspian • Edward • Evren • Felix • Remi • Richard • Ronan
    Middles: Bear • Forest • Griffin • Oaken • Wilder
    French: Henri • Laurent • Pascal • Emile

  7. #7
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    I voted Valencia. Both are beautiful, but it seems like this is more right for you. It fits very well with the siblings!

    And I personally also like Valencia better, it had been a longtime favorite of mine.

  8. #8
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    @cl0udberry thank you! It's lovely to hear that you think Valencia would fit so well!

    Thanks so much for all the votes and comments, please keep them coming!
    Saskia
    Toby Oliver Louis (23/04/2015)
    Athena Rio Marguerite (22/12/2017)


    Little Witches:
    Firsts: Azura • Inara • Kiara • Ostara • Pandora • Safira • Valencia
    Middles: Faye • Fern • Fox • Luna • Opal • Meadow • Moon • Sky • Willow
    French: Delphine • Emilie • Mirabelle • Soleil

    Little Wizards:
    Firsts: Arthur • Caspian • Edward • Evren • Felix • Remi • Richard • Ronan
    Middles: Bear • Forest • Griffin • Oaken • Wilder
    French: Henri • Laurent • Pascal • Emile

  9. #9
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    This is an exaggeration but "eee-YAH" haha
    Olive Margaret / 21.10.18

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