Proserpina Combos (favorites after DH approvals)

[name_m]Hi[/name_m], Berries, could you each please pick out your top 5 (+/-) here? Please tell me why you chose what you did? [name_f]My[/name_f] partner and I went through and culled a massive [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] combo list and this is what we are left with. We started out feeling like, “Well, with [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] shouldn’t we choose a super normal name to go along?” And then the combos that spoke to us were not all super normal. Such is life. [name_u]Jule[/name_u] is an honor name. Others are honors, too (basic details given, plus some children’s book character references/context for DH’s favorites)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Celestine[/name_f]

    ([name_m]Ernest[/name_m] and [name_f]Celestine[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Elinor[/name_f]

    (honors [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]… usually prefer that spelling but here [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] looked just right)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Noemie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Severine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Cordis[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Cordis[/name_f]

    (honors DH grandma with ‘heart’ in her Chinese name)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Aster[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Aster[/name_f]

    (for [name_f]Daisy[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Héloïse [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Heloise[/name_f]

    (For [name_f]Helen[/name_f] and [name_u]Lou[/name_u])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Maëlys [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Maelys[/name_f]

    (for myself?? Meaning from [name_m]Breton[/name_m] roots for “mother” and “lily” and I have [name_m]Breton[/name_m] heritage)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Léonie [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    Léonie

    (for [name_f]Helen[/name_f] and [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], but also because DH loves [name_m]Leo[/name_m] Leonni)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

    (for [name_u]Marie[/name_u] and [name_f]Margot[/name_f], my maternal grandmothers)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Jacinthe[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Jacinthe[/name_f]

    (for [name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]

    (for [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] and [name_f]Margot[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Mira[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Mira[/name_f]

    (for Miramar)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    Pronunciation

    [prefer the “summer” pronunciation à la primavera in this context over the vee-ra “faith” name]

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]

    (for [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Sylviane [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    Sylviane

    (for [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f])

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] [name_f]Arrietty[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Saskia[/name_f]

    (for my [name_u]Saxon[/name_u] immigrant side)

  • [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
    [name_f]Frances[/name_f]

    ([name_f]Frances[/name_f] the Badger)

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Aster[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Léonie [name_u]Jule[/name_u]*
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]*
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

I feel like these flow best (asterisks beside my favs. They bring a sunshiny balance) Some really interesting choices. Beautiful and unique :slight_smile:

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[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are:
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
Poserpina [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

All of them are beautiful, though!

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[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] :heart::heart::heart:
Prosperina [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] :heart::heart::heart:

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[name_f]My[/name_f] faves are:
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Léonie [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

I love all of them though!

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[name_f]My[/name_f] top five (in no particular order) would be:

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] - [name_f]Ismay[/name_f] is such a sweet name and criminally underused. I think it sounds lovely here.
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Maëlys [name_u]Jule[/name_u] - I love the idea of Maëlys honouring you through it’s dual meanings of mother and lily.
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] - I like that [name_f]Edith[/name_f] brings the combination back down to earth a little. It’s an underused classic, and it adds a little bit of seriousness, as both [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] and [name_u]Jule[/name_u] are more unusual names, and [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] is quite dramatic.
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] [name_f]Arrietty[/name_f] - I really surprised myself by liking this, as it’s quite different to the others. I think it just has a really fun and joyful sound
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] - Like with [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f] brings some seriousness to the combo. It’s a sweet name and it balances the others really well.

Honourable mention to [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] - I love [name_f]Saskia[/name_f], but I think it might be a bit too much with [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f], as it’s also got prominent S sounds and is quite unusual. That said, I think this is a really charming combo.

With all of these combos, I think the flow is good. I really like the 4-2-1 syllable pattern (which they mostly share), and I prefer the non-matchy endings of these middles with [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] and [name_u]Jule[/name_u].

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Wow, this is an incredible list!

Top 5
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Cordis[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]- I love the soft elegance of [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] with the tough strength of [name_f]Cordis[/name_f], I think it makes the combination feel regal and strong

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Léonie [name_u]Jule[/name_u]- this was my favorite flow out of the whole list but I was thrilled to see that it has a ton of meaning to you as well!

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]- I really like [name_f]Ismay[/name_f], it’s strong and feminine yet quirky, and brings a lot of spunk into the combo

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]- the flow here is also wonderful, but I love the femininity of a flower name in the middle

[name_f]Proserpine[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]- this one is lengthy but is so bright and fun that I had to include it!

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Leonie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] is my favourite! Such a beautiful list! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] Sylviane [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

Thanks everyone. I’m loving the bunch that is pulled out here. These are a really strong grouping I couldn’t have narrowed myself.

Criminally underused indeed.

I likewise surprised myself with that one.

This is definitely my partner’s preferred flow. We have a one syllable surname but his assessment is “4-2-1-1 sounds like a completed story. 4-1-2-1 sounds like there is more to tell.” The name we picked out for my first to use on a girl was also 4-2-1-1.

I agree she shines so bright. I don’t normally even enjoy [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] much. :sun_with_face:

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Oh, and I was musing nicknames:

[name_m]Spyro[/name_m] [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] [name_f]Posy[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Roz[/name_f] Pina [name_f]Pia[/name_f] [name_f]Sera[/name_f] Prose Sephy Prosie [name_f]Prissy[/name_f] Prina [name_f]Nina[/name_f] [name_f]Rina[/name_f] [name_f]Penina[/name_f] [name_f]Prospera[/name_f] Spyri Spina [name_u]Seren[/name_u] [name_u]Peri[/name_u] [name_m]Perine[/name_m] Perinne [name_f]Sarai[/name_f] Serai Sereine Sirène [name_f]Siri[/name_f] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m] Snappy [name_u]Snapdragon[/name_u] Piney Aerie Popsie Peppa [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] [name_u]Pip[/name_u] [name_u]Piper[/name_u] Spina [name_u]Aspen[/name_u] [name_u]Paris[/name_u] Presa [name_f]Pris[/name_f] Seppie Pie Sippie [name_m]Pi[/name_m] Piney [name_f]Sappho[/name_f] [name_m]Pepe[/name_m] [name_f]Pippie[/name_f] [name_u]Pippin[/name_u] Poppin [name_f]Pansy[/name_f] [name_u]Penny[/name_u] Poesie Prim [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

I think my favorites are Prim, Prosie, and [name_f]Pippie[/name_f] for others, and [name_u]Snapdragon[/name_u], [name_m]Spyro[/name_m], Peppa, and [name_f]Nina[/name_f] for pet names…

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