Greek vacation baby

[name]Hi[/name] everybody! This is my first post after years of lurking. I’m preggo and due in [name]January[/name]. We’re not finding out the gender but they’re sure there’s only one in there. We’ve got a few first name possibilities nailed down, so now for the fun part, middle name! We were on vacation in Greece when the baby was conceived so we want to do something with that for the middle name. [name]Olive[/name] or [name]Oliver[/name] are both possibilities of course but I’m hoping you have some more creative ideas.

Thanks!!

I think it’s great that you want the middle name to have a special meaning! It might help to see the first name choices so we can try to find mns that flow well. Anyway, Some possible mns could be…
Girls:
[name]Athena[/name]
[name]Olympia[/name]
[name]Grecia[/name]
[name]Helen[/name]
[name]Parthenope[/name]
[name]Althea[/name]
[name]Alpha[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]

Boys:
[name]Eros[/name] (Greek god of love)
[name]Atlas[/name]
[name]Evander[/name]
[name]Adonis[/name]
[name]Orion[/name]
[name]Perseus[/name]
[name]Odysseus[/name]
[name]Ajax[/name]
[name]Apollo[/name]

You could also look at other names from Greek mythology, Greek origin, or maybe other Greek place names.

Oh, fun! I’ve tried to select the names I think are most accessible.

Greek place names :
[name]Delphi[/name]
[name]Olympia[/name]
[name]Thessaly[/name]

Ancient Greek gods :
[name]Alpheus[/name]
[name]Apollo[/name] (could be [name]Apolline[/name] or [name]Apollonia[/name] for a girl)
[name]Atlas[/name]
[name]Lethe[/name] (LETH-ee)
Oceanos
Ophion
Perses
[name]Zephyrus[/name]
[name]Zeus[/name]

Ancient Greek goddesses, muses and nymphs :
Ananke (an-AN-kee)
[name]Antheia[/name]
[name]Arethusa[/name]
[name]Artemis[/name]
[name]Asteria[/name]
[name]Athena[/name]
[name]Aura[/name]
[name]Calliope[/name]
[name]Calypso[/name]
[name]Clio[/name]
[name]Cybele[/name] (sih-[name]BELL[/name]-ee)
[name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Demeter[/name]
[name]Dione[/name] (deye-OH-nee)
[name]Doris[/name]
[name]Echo[/name]
[name]Electra[/name]
[name]Gaia[/name]
Galene (ga-[name]LEE[/name]-nee)
Hecate (he-[name]CA[/name]-tee)
Hemera
[name]Hera[/name]
[name]Hestia[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
Leto
[name]Maia[/name]
Mneme (NEM-ee)
Mnemosyne (NEM-oh-see-nee; alright, not that accessible, but I just love it!)
[name]Nyx[/name] (NICKS)
Pandia
[name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
Psamathe ([name]SAM[/name]-a-thee; despite the complications of the silent P, I had to mention her as she is the goddess of sandy beaches)
[name]Rhea[/name]
[name]Selene[/name] (seh-[name]LEE[/name]-nee)
[name]Thalassa[/name]
[name]Thalia[/name]
[name]Theia[/name]

Other mythological figures :
Boys :
[name]Achilles[/name]
[name]Cadmus[/name]
[name]Odysseus[/name]
[name]Orion[/name]
[name]Perseus[/name]
[name]Phineas[/name]/Phineus
Soter

Girls :
[name]Aletheia[/name]
[name]Arete[/name] (a-[name]REE[/name]-tee)
[name]Ariadne[/name]
Eupheme (yoo-[name]FEE[/name]-mee)
[name]Harmonia[/name]
[name]Hebe[/name] (HEE-bee)
Ino
[name]Pandora[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]
Soteria
[name]Thisbe[/name] (THIZ-bee).

Other Greek names :
Boys :
[name]Alexis[/name]
[name]Demetrius[/name]
[name]Leonidas[/name]
[name]Marios[/name]
[name]Pavlos[/name]
[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Yannis[/name]

Girls :
[name]Demi[/name]
[name]Elene[/name]/[name]Eleni[/name] (eh-[name]LEN[/name]-ee)
[name]Elisavet[/name]
[name]Katerina[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Thekla[/name]
[name]Xanthe[/name] ([name]ZAN[/name]-thee).

Does anything take your fancy?

Good luck! [name]Auburn[/name]

http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/gre.php

[name]Hope[/name] this helps!

Thanks for the suggestions so far! Here’s the names we’re considering. Girl names are easier, I didn’t list them here but we both have excellent grandmother and great-grandmother names. :smiley: Boys names… Well, let’s just say we have to start from scratch with those.

Boys:
[name]Tristan[/name] - #1 choice
[name]Soren[/name]
[name]Emmett[/name]
[name]Gareth[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Teddy[/name]

Girls
[name]Matilda[/name] - #1 for girls
[name]Agatha[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Freya[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Lenore[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name]
[name]Stefanya[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name]

Alright now I’ll put some fn mn combos up… see if you like any!

Boys:
[name]Tristan[/name] [name]Silas[/name], [name]Tristan[/name] [name]Evander[/name]
[name]Soren[/name] [name]Apollo[/name], [name]Soren[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Emmett[/name] [name]Achilles[/name], [name]Emmett[/name] [name]Eros[/name]
[name]Gareth[/name] [name]Perseus[/name], [name]Gareth[/name] [name]Evander[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Ajax[/name], [name]Jasper[/name] [name]Phineas[/name]
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Orion[/name], [name]Silas[/name] [name]Evander[/name]
[name]Teddy[/name] (Theodeore?) [name]Odysseus[/name], [name]Teddy[/name] [name]Adonis[/name]

Girls
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Parthenope[/name], [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Agatha[/name] [name]Thisbe[/name], [name]Agatha[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Alpha[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Selene[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Freya[/name] [name]Aletheia[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Xanthe[/name], [name]Gemma[/name] [name]Arete[/name]
[name]Lenore[/name] [name]Athena[/name], [name]Lenore[/name] [name]Olympia[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Calypso[/name], [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Eleni[/name]
[name]Stefanya[/name] [name]Helene[/name], [name]Stefanya[/name] [name]Elisavet[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Olive[/name], [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Clio[/name]