Okay, I’m new here (hello! waves) but have for a long time observed the immense help given to the troubled name nerds by the brilliant members of this board, and I was hoping I could maybe get some help as well?
I have some questions concerning names I really like, but am unsure about…
First up: [name]Ivo[/name] (male)
I love the name, but somehow thought it was pronounced I-vo and not EE-vo when I first heard it… I find the first pronunciation much more appealing, but would that be troublesome? and unnecessary? considered dumb? or worth the trouble? which pronunciation do you like best?
Second: Idumea (eye-dew-[name]MAY[/name]-ah)
It’s the name of a beautiful song, sung by one of my favourite musicians… It’s the Greek name for Edom (in [name]Israel[/name]) and means red, although it is not listed as a baby name anywhere (and I mean ANYWHERE)… Could I still use it?
Third: Olava (o-LAVA)
My father’s name is [name]Olav[/name], and the Norwegian feminine form is Olava… I would very much like to honour him, but I’m afraid of the LAVA part… I don’t want my girl to be teased, but I need a second opinion… I know kids can be cruel, but by the time they learn what lava is, won’t they have found something else to tease her about, or become used to her name? or is that just wishful thinking?
Pronounced [name]DEE[/name]-ter, but could be mistaken as someone one a diet… Should I leave it on my list?
Thank you for any help!
And if it matters, I am Norwegian, but I am likely to live in [name]England[/name] for the rest of my life… ^^
(edited for clarification