gemma ariadne ada aria eden nora eliana
[name]Nora[/name] - my fave of this set; good friends have adopted 1yr old [name]Nora[/name] - she is Armenian and interestingly blonde w/ dark dark eyes and is one of those thoughtful, always very serious looking babies, but adorable…on the rare occaisions you get to to smile it’s worth the effort. the name is simple but pretty.
[name]Aria[/name] - sounds lovely and good esp if you like classical music. if you don’t listen to a few arias and see what you think!
[name]Ariadne[/name] - mad props for unique AND classic. No one else has mentioned, but mythologically Aridane is best known for unravelling the Minotaur’s maze w/ her BF [name]Theseus[/name]. Less well known, tho’ she may have already been married to [name]Dionysus[/name], the Greek god of wine, revelry and pretty much orgies. Not something you may want your little girl associated with BUT just make sure she stays away from college boys studying Classics and you should be ok. obv she’s gonna have to spell it constantly…
[name]Ada[/name] - as a dentist, and memeber of the American Dental Association, I approve of [name]ADA[/name] on general principle. As it turns out, she’d already come w/ a logo and everything: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:American_Dental_Association.svg
the folks above suggesting she’ll get lost in the ever-increasing sea of Avas are probably right tho’.
[name]Gemma[/name] - I’m never sure if I should pronounce this w/ hard or soft G. Gs before Es are usually soft, so “jemma” i guess. also I think of Gamma rays but again, just stay away from physics majors. lol
[name]Eden[/name] - Not fond of it; not so feminine. personally, i think first of my male friend [name]Eden[/name] (pronounced uh-[name]DEN[/name]) who’s Turkish. that’s just me.
[name]Eliana[/name] - too frilly. you want a girl’s name to be feminine so ending in vowel is good. but the soft start “ehhhl” coupled w/ the “ee-ah” in the middle just gets too… i’m not sure what, but a speech pathologist of someone liek that would know the term for a word that spends a lot of time at the back of the mouth…there’s no lip or tongue involvement w/ the pronunciation. I dunno…the more I say it hte less i like it, and obviously it’s just one opinion but that’s mine for ya! good luck!