Names for a Dreamy Water Maiden {moodboard}

Once again, things have sort of ground to a halt in the combo-making process for my last moodboard, so I needed something to get the creative juices flowing again. Ergo, it’s time for another LavenderWitch aesthetic!

Recap

I was having a really difficult time with my name lists in the wake of naming my first child, until I was inspired by a rash of aesthetic posts and moodboard threads to think about my names in a new way. I have a touch of synesthesia, so there are always colors and imagery associated with my favorite names. I switched from trying to organize my existing lists to gathering new lists of names, grouped together by the overall aesthetic I was looking for. This approach totally worked, and for the first time ever, I actually finished a top ten list!

[name_f]My[/name_f] original goal was to do ten masc and ten femme moodboards to collect names and create a final combo for each aesthetic. I finished all the masc boards - though I ended up with a total of eleven combos - and this will be my fifth femme moodboard. So far, femme names have proven to be MUCH more difficult for me to make decisions around, and I’m winding up with several aesthetics that have more than one combo. But that’s much better than having zero combos for zero aesthetics!

I’m calling this one Dreamy Water Maiden. Names in this category are daydreamers and sensitive souls, escapists and runaways, river dancers and water sprites, wandering spirits with wandering thoughts. Colors and textures include green, green, green - emerald and glass, lichen and moss, with sprinkles of blossom pink; impressionist paintings of willows and waterlilies; bare toes dipped in burbling brooks; cherry blossoms drifting in swirling eddies; the wavering view of trees from beneath the surface; empty rowboats meandering through clusters of lily pads; branches of weeping willow reflected in slow-moving streams; billowing white dresses of ivory lace and creamy chiffon, weighed down by water and dripping with algae; delicate hopes and pools of melancholy and the undertow of longing for something more.

Moodboard

So! What would you name a Dreamy Water Maiden? I have some ideas in mind, but I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! And as always, I’ll add my favorite suggestions to a public list as we go along.


Previous Aesthetics

Masc
Femme
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[name_f]Elsinore[/name_f]
[name_f]Ferelith[/name_f]
[name_f]Junia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Monet[/name_f]
[name_f]Elvira[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
Cordelia/Cornelia
[name_f]Coppelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Juliette[/name_f]
[name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosette[/name_f]

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seconding boheme!

reverie
naia
halcyone
lussa
iona
calliope
galatea
lucette
echo
alouette
stellamaris
cléo
gaia
tallulah
maia
cordelia
thalia
oneida
zélie

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[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] suits this aesthetic perfectly imo!

[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Fae[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Layla[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
Giverny
[name_f]Monet[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilibet[/name_f]
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Elysia[/name_f]
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Arielle[/name_f]
[name_u]Briar[/name_u]
[name_f]Elspeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Camellia[/name_f]
[name_u]Laurel[/name_u]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Alethea[/name_f]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariana[/name_f]
[name_f]Ianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Larisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Evolet[/name_f]
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Enya[/name_f]
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilias[/name_f]
[name_f]Melusine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nimue[/name_f] (haha)
[name_f]Viviane[/name_f]
[name_u]Vivien[/name_u]
Ninianne
[name_f]Elain[/name_f]
[name_f]Giselle[/name_f]

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Ooh, also - Goldberry as a character in lotr perfectly fits this aesthetic… to a T! But her name itself I feel suits more your Sweet [name_f]Summer[/name_f] Child aesthetic :thinking:

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[name_f]Eluned[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
Phee
[name_f]Sakura[/name_f]
[name_f]Waterlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Arcadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Morrigan[/name_f]
[name_f]Dianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Liliwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Lysandra[/name_f]

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@MG1257 - [name_f]Beautiful[/name_f] list! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_f]Elsinore[/name_f], [name_f]Ferelith[/name_f], [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (though I prefer this spelling), [name_f]Boheme[/name_f], and [name_f]Odette[/name_f].
I also like [name_f]Monet[/name_f], [name_f]Opaline[/name_f], [name_f]Cecily[/name_f], [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f], and [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f].
I do love [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f], [name_f]Isolde[/name_f], and [name_f]Cressida[/name_f], just for different aesthetics.

@maywake - Oh my gods and goddesses, [name_f]Reverie[/name_f] is perfection here! swooooon :heart_eyes:
I’m also loving [name_f]Boheme[/name_f], [name_f]Iona[/name_f], [name_f]Cleo[/name_f], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], and [name_f]Thalia[/name_f].
I like [name_f]Naia[/name_f], [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], [name_f]Galatea[/name_f], [name_f]Lucette[/name_f], [name_f]Alouette[/name_f], [name_f]Gaia[/name_f] as well.
I also like [name_f]Halcyone[/name_f] and adore [name_u]Echo[/name_u], but I already have [name_f]Melusine[/name_f] [name_u]Echo[/name_u] [name_f]Alcyone[/name_f] as one of the combos for my Iridescent Siren aesthetic!

@alatari - [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] is indeed perfect here, but the one that really took my breath away is [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]! To me, [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] perfectly encapsulates all the imagery and emotion of this aesthetic, and I will be shocked if she’s not part of the final combo!
I’m also loving [name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_u]Willow[/name_u] (one of my oldest and dearest nature name loves), [name_f]Odette[/name_f], [name_f]Wisteria[/name_f], [name_u]Briar[/name_u] (I would use this name in a heartbeat if it wasn’t off-limits due to a negative association :sob:), [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Euphemia[/name_f], [name_f]Melusine[/name_f] (though I used this name in my Iridescent Siren combo), and of course, my darling [name_f]Nimue[/name_f]!
I like [name_f]Elara[/name_f], Giverny (I think the upper left photo is actually from Giverny, so #nailedit), [name_f]Monet[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Elysia[/name_f], [name_f]Arielle[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Linnea[/name_f], [name_f]Arianwen[/name_f], [name_f]Alethea[/name_f], [name_u]Haven[/name_u], [name_f]Evolet[/name_f], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] (though I prefer this spelling), and [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] as well.
I also adore [name_f]Ianthe[/name_f], [name_f]Thisbe[/name_f], [name_f]Morwenna[/name_f], and [name_f]Enya[/name_f], just for different aesthetics.
I know exactly what you mean about Goldberry! Her name would be perfect for the Sweet [name_f]Summer[/name_f] Child list - I’ll have to add it!!

@Greyblue - Ooh, [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] is lovely here! [name_f]My[/name_f] other favorites are [name_f]Eluned[/name_f], [name_f]Waterlily[/name_f], and [name_f]Arcadia[/name_f].
I also like [name_f]Sakura[/name_f], [name_f]Liliwen[/name_f], and [name_f]Lysandra[/name_f].

Thank you all for the lovely suggestions! I’m off to update the list. :purple_heart:

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I’m just stopping by to leave
[name_f]Araluen[/name_f]
[name_u]Perfect[/name_u] for the meaning “water lilies” or “place of water lilies” in a local Australian Aboriginal language. I think she’s such a stunning name.

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[name_f]Lilias[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
Kahlen
[name_f]Apolline[/name_f]

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[name_f]Casiphia[/name_f]
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_u]Lupine[/name_u]
[name_f]Caliadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Diantha[/name_f]
[name_f]Althea[/name_f]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Forsythia[/name_f]
[name_f]Clea[/name_f]
Leona/Leonie
[name_f]Mellona[/name_f]
[name_f]Thalassa[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabine[/name_f]
[name_u]Phaedra[/name_u]
[name_f]Liesel[/name_f]
[name_f]Cleome[/name_f]
[name_f]Laetitia[/name_f]
[name_u]Aster[/name_u]
[name_f]Philomela[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]

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I’d like to suggest ~
[name_f]Lamorna[/name_f]
[name_f]Elestren[/name_f]
[name_f]Ailana[/name_f]
[name_f]Liadan[/name_f]
[name_u]Fionn[/name_u]
[name_f]Satine[/name_f]
[name_u]Lotus[/name_u]
[name_u]Ren[/name_u]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Emeraude[/name_f]
[name_f]Niloufar[/name_f]
[name_f]Sidra[/name_f]
[name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]

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[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mara[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Vittoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Lua[/name_f]
[name_f]Calais[/name_f]
[name_f]Lura[/name_f]
[name_f]Suvi[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelais[/name_f]
[name_f]Aleida[/name_f]
[name_f]Nerida[/name_f]
[name_f]Nerissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Eadlin[/name_f]
[name_f]Manon[/name_f]
[name_f]Léa[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Nixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Loire[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Vada[/name_f]
[name_f]Theonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Zabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Oceane[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alura[/name_f]
Cléa
Éliane
[name_f]Maëlle[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alzbeta[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Atalanta[/name_f]
[name_f]Malou[/name_f]
[name_f]Clarisse[/name_f]

I tried not to repeat any suggestions but I’m sure there are a few duplicates I missed.

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@columbiacharm - Ooh, you are so right. [name_f]Araluen[/name_f] is stunning here! Definitely going on the list.

@Silvering - I’m liking [name_f]Lilas[/name_f] and [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]. Thank you!

@hyacinth.bea - [name_f]Welcome[/name_f] and congrats on your first post!! I feel honored, haha!
From this beautiful list, my favorites are [name_u]Lupine[/name_u], [name_f]Forsythia[/name_f] (swoooon), [name_u]Phaedra[/name_u], and [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f].
I also like [name_f]Casiphia[/name_f], [name_f]Talitha[/name_f], [name_f]Caliadne[/name_f], [name_f]Althea[/name_f], [name_f]Evanthe[/name_f], [name_f]Clea[/name_f], [name_f]Sabine[/name_f], [name_f]Laetitia[/name_f], and [name_f]Philomela[/name_f].
I’m loving [name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f], [name_f]Mellona[/name_f], [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f], and [name_u]Aster[/name_u], just for different aesthetics.

@EdgeOfTheMeadow - Gorgeous list! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_f]Elestren[/name_f], [name_f]Satine[/name_f], [name_f]Blythe[/name_f], and [name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f].
I’m also liking [name_f]Liadan[/name_f], [name_u]Fionn[/name_u], [name_u]Lotus[/name_u], [name_f]Emeraude[/name_f], and [name_f]Niloufar[/name_f].
[name_f]Lamorna[/name_f] and [name_f]Ailana[/name_f] aren’t my faves, but I think they fit the vibe, so I’ll add them to the list.

@EagleEyes - Duplicates are fine! I just count them as yes votes.
[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites here are [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Nerida[/name_f], [name_f]Nerissa[/name_f], [name_f]Nixie[/name_f], [name_f]Loire[/name_f], [name_f]Theonie[/name_f], [name_f]Wisteria[/name_f], and [name_f]Evelina[/name_f].
I’m also liking [name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f], [name_f]Elodie[/name_f], [name_f]Vittoria[/name_f], [name_f]Calais[/name_f], [name_f]Manon[/name_f], [name_f]Lelia[/name_f], [name_f]Talitha[/name_f], [name_f]Mireia[/name_f], [name_f]Nessa[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Allura[/name_f], [name_f]Clea[/name_f], [name_f]Eliane[/name_f], [name_f]Mireille[/name_f], [name_f]Atalanta[/name_f], and [name_f]Clarisse[/name_f].
I also adore [name_f]Oceane[/name_f], just for a different aesthetic.

Thank you for the gorgeous suggestions, everyone! I’m off to update the list.

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[name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
Mist
[name_u]Glade[/name_u]
[name_u]Poet[/name_u]
[name_f]Viridiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Alba[/name_f]
[name_f]Breeze[/name_f]
[name_f]Petal[/name_f]
[name_f]Mimosa[/name_f]
[name_u]Peace[/name_u]
[name_f]Ione[/name_f]

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite is [name_f]Nerine[/name_f], which I think would fit it well.

Also suggesting:
[name_f]Inna[/name_f]
Avilonne
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]
[name_f]Iona[/name_f]
fiore
[name_f]Aiyanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Antheia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ianthina[/name_f]
[name_f]Yolanda[/name_f]
Adelinde
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Morgana[/name_f]
[name_f]Morgaine[/name_f]

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Wow I absolutely love this aesthetic & your description is breathtaking!

Apologies if there’s lots of repeats here. I decided to write this before looking at previous posts…

[name_f]Eirlys[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
Rosceline
[name_f]Delphinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nephele[/name_f]
[name_f]Viridiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Calendula[/name_f]
[name_f]Celandine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elvira[/name_f]
[name_f]Elfrida[/name_f]
[name_f]Asteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Genoveva[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottavia[/name_f]
Vitellia
[name_f]Zerlina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mayim[/name_f]
[name_f]Emeraude[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwyneira[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivine[/name_f]
[name_f]Ondine[/name_f]
[name_f]Alethea[/name_f]
[name_f]Delyth[/name_f]
Amoretta
Florimell
[name_f]Diantha[/name_f]
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f]
[name_f]Aeronwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Odetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Zelpha[/name_f]
Caelia
[name_f]Cerelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Clarimond[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanchefleur[/name_f]

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Thank you! What a gorgeous aesthetic! :sparkles:

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[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_f]Fae[/name_f]
[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Oona[/name_f]
[name_f]Arwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Delta[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_f]Capri[/name_f]
[name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
[name_f]Gaia[/name_f]
[name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Artemisia[/name_f]
Rivendell
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f]
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f]
[name_f]Yvaine[/name_f]
[name_u]Lupine[/name_u]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Nessa[/name_f]
[name_u]Cypress[/name_u]
[name_u]Heron[/name_u]
[name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]
[name_u]Lotus[/name_u]
[name_f]Ffion[/name_f]
[name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Breeze[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_u]Vale[/name_u]

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[name_f]Agate[/name_f]
Chrysoprase
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elina[/name_f]
[name_f]Ella[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
Lisenka
[name_f]Silvia[/name_f]

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[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilavati[/name_f]
Lilivere
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsinore[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
Odeletta
[name_f]Reverie[/name_f]
[name_u]Riviera[/name_u]
[name_f]Gaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Naia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ondine[/name_f]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Arwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_f]Petal[/name_f]
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Morrigan[/name_f]
[name_f]Morgana[/name_f]
[name_f]Oona[/name_f]
[name_f]Selka[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Waterlily[/name_f]
[name_u]Lotus[/name_u]
[name_f]Delphina[/name_f] / [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Sakura[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ferelith[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Reyna[/name_f]
[name_f]Evalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Atalanta[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Astoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f] / [name_f]Coralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Korra[/name_f] / [name_f]Cora[/name_f]

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