I love Belphoebe, but because of the whole “[name_f]Belle[/name_f]-[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]” thing, it just wouldn’t work for me. What are some names that give you a vibe similar to Belphoebe that are not too common/popular? To me, Belphoebe is magical, fairy-like, and sparkling. I love the imagery and the magical vibe I get from it! I also love the spelling and the way it sounds (it’s so fun to say)! Any suggestions? (It’s okay if it’s unusual)
The first thing that came to mind was Blanchefleur
Some others you might like…
Belphoebe is lovely! [name_m]How[/name_m] about
alexa400: Thanks! [name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] and [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] are already on my list. I like [name_f]Endellion[/name_f], but it feels a little too “heavy”, if that makes any sense. I can’t help but think of [name_f]Atlanta[/name_f], GA when I see [name_f]Atalanta[/name_f]. Ferelith is interesting, what does it mean/what are it’s origins?
fergosky: Yes it is! I like [name]Celestina[/name], but I prefer [name]Celestia[/name] or [name]Celeste[/name]. The rest are lovely, but not quite what I’m looking for. Thanks though!
Belphoebe is amazing. Here are some other ideas:
Aneira (I say an-EYE-ruh but that is beacue my family is from South [name_m]Wales[/name_m] so it can also be an-AY-ruh)
Eirawen (same as above with ‘ei’ sound)
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f] (classic, but still underused - depending on where you are of course)
[name_f]Amabel[/name_f] (love this)
I went a bit Welshy, so sorry about that!
It’s okay, I like Welsh names! [name_f]Niamh[/name_f] has been on my list for a while. I really like Eirawen and [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f]. [name_m]How[/name_m] exactly do you say [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f]? What does it mean?
In reading your response, I saw you said you like the name [name_f]Endellion[/name_f]. I really like that name! I know what you mean by it feeling “heavy”, so what about shortening it to Dellion? Either way, I think it is very cool and unique. [name_f]One[/name_f] of my favorites of the names being discussed.
[name_f]Amoret[/name_f] or [name_f]Amity[/name_f].
[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] and Bonamy are traditionally boy’s names, but I think they fit well with the unisex surname-as-firstname trend.
[name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] - I sort of think of [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f], Belphoebe, and [name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] as an amazing sibset.
I like the suggestions of [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u], [name_f]Ayelet[/name_f] and [name_f]Felicity[/name_f].
Here’s a link to information about the name Ferelith http://www.onceuponatimebabynames.com/2013/08/ferelith.html. It’s a medieval name with some light use, it means ‘true sovereignty’ in Gaelic.
Reminds me of Benevolence
Thanks for all of the replies! I’m going to go through them. Thx!
Belphoebe is a stunning name. I love it! [name_m]How[/name_m] about…
Corinthe (Greek city)
Penthesilea (Greek mythology- warrior queen of the Amazons)
[name_f]Boudicca[/name_f]/Boudica/Boadicea (Celtic warrior queen, led an uprising against the Romans)
[name_f]Cytherea[/name_f] (Another name of [name_f]Aphrodite[/name_f])
Semele (Daughter of Greek hero [name_m]Cadmus[/name_m])
[name_f]Ismene[/name_f] (Daughter of Greek myhtological figure [name_m]Oedipus[/name_m])