Post # 92
i understand what you mean. My mother was the same with me. she wanted to name me: Nausicaa, Giocasta, Clelia, Oenone (this is actually my great grandmother’s name , so not that far fetched), Elettra, Persefone…
Thank god she didn’t! I still have a pretty pretentious name but not that bad!
I can’t imagine having to go through life as a Nausicaa!
Also I think you can find a filler name that isn’t that common, just not as far fetched. For example Arianna or Corinna or Dafne…
I just know a couple who gave their baby girl two very “pretentious” names plus a hyphenated their surnames… Most of the time when they say their daughter’s whole name people think it’s a joke. It sounds a little bit caricature and not a real name.
Unless in the famly everyone has names like that. I mean I can’t imagine being John and Sarah Smith with our daughter Lavinia Bronwyn. I mean it just sounds liek you were trying to hard to be creative.
Of the names I think they are all very pretty, but some I don’t like together, like lavinia and Bronwyn. Lavinia is an ancient roman name and Bronwyn is a typical welsh name, they sound too different to me. i think Lavinia goes better with Celeste or Arianna.
Also Marina and Celeste sounds odd because the marina is a place for boats and celeste is light blue in italian. So it just sounds like the light blue port. I think Marina is better paired with Dafne or Isadora.
I also think Ophelia and Bronwyn go better together.
I can’t really pick a favourite but I like:
Post # 93
Marina Celeste is my favorite!
Post # 94
I’m just not big on the idea of scrapping names that mean something to me for filler names. Plus, if the filler names are pretentious then what’s the point? I think I’ll just stick with the nanes on the list, but thanks for your perspective.
Post # 95
@BridieBea: I’m not a huge fan of Ophelia due to the most famous Ophelia being in Hamlet. She was depressed, crazy and killed herself.
I absolutely love Marina Celeste. It’s unique but beautiful and it flows nicely. Just my two cents. 🙂
Post # 96
Isadora bronwyn does sound so lovely!
Post # 97
Love, love, love Marina. I have a very close friend named Marina, so I have very positive associations with that name!
Post # 98
I think you should also make sure you like the shorter versions of all of these- Marina may become Mari, Isadora may become Issie, etc. That may help you. I, for one, have to choose names that I like as they are as well as shortened.
Post # 99
Congratulations on your baby girl! I voted for Isadora Gwendoline, but if I could mix and match I’d say Isadora Celeste. Isadora has been on my favorites list for a while–I love the nickname Dora and it’s such a great alternative to the more popular Isabella. Marina Celeste is pretty too, though, and I love Ophelia!
Post # 100
Congrats! I love the name Gwen. I actually like the first option, just switched around: Gwendoline Isadora.
Post # 101
I love the name Marina! Much more so than Maria (sorry to any “Maria” Bees!). I’m not a huge fan of Celeste, but I like all of the other middle names with Marina!
Post # 103
How about Bronwyn Ophelia?
Post # 104
Isadora Bronwyn is my favourite.
I cannot believe that so few people are familiar with the name Bronwyn. It is by no means common but I have heard it before.
Post # 105
keep in mind that once you meet her, you might find a certain name suits her better! We didn’t know who or even what to expect when Dear Daughter was born, we must have had a list 2 pages long of boys and girls names. When she was born the first thing her dad said was “oh look it’s (dd’s name)!” It wasn’t even our front runner for a girls name. She just was who she was, we couldn’t even fight it 🙂
Post # 106
I voted for Marina Celeste but really just like Marina. I had a Celeste in my life that was duly nicknamed Celeste the Pest.
I do, however, think it’s a bit tactless to refer to some names as “fillers”. I know an Ava Marie whose parents love her name and put tons of thought into it, and they might be offended by your comments