First off, this is more wordy than I wanted it to be, so I’m sorry for the block-o-text! Thanks in advance for your input!
I’m looking for a way to lengthen/“complete” our favorite name, [name]Ezri[/name].
Her nickname will be [name]Ezri[/name] or Ez, but I want a fuller, more grown-up given name. Something that [name]Ezri[/name] can be easily/logically derived from.
We’ve seen Ezriela/Ezriella, Ezraela, Eliezra, Aviezri, and [name]Ezra[/name]. Aviezri (traditionally a male name) comes the closest to our style, but seems awfully chewy/cumbersome. The hubby is on board with the idea of Ezriadne (we love Greek names), but I just wish that we could find something that doesn’t come across as mashed-up, which Ezriadne does [name]IMO[/name]. We’re okay with the idea of mashed-up or even made-up, but I’d like it to at least sound like an established name (even if it isn’t ). I’m going for the reaction “oh, I’ve never heard that name before” rather than “uh, did you just make that up?”
Another option would be to move it to the middle name spot, but I’d prefer not to call my kid by her middle name - just a personal preference.
Names ending in -a are tough, since our last name ends in -a and I don’t want it to sound sing-songy. If the name has three or more syllables I think it works better, because the ln is two.
Other names we like, to give insight to our style:
[name]Eirene[/name] (ay-rehn-ee, not eye-reen)