Sea and Star Names

I’m looking for middle name to replace [name_u]Marie[/name_u] as both grandmothers are named [name_f]Mary[/name_f] but don’t want to go for the basic Marie/Mary. I found that one meaning of the name is star of the sea so I was hoping to find a name that connected something astronomical with something water based.
I don’t want anything like Marie/Mary/Marisol/Maristella, etc. I was looking for something different sounding completely but with a similar meaning.

Any suggestions are welcome, even other suggestions to replace [name_u]Marie[/name_u] with would be great.


[name_f]Welcome[/name_f] to Nameberry!

[name_f]Carina[/name_f] is a constellation that is shaped like part of a ship
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] means dolphin, which is water-ish, and Delphinus is a constellation
[name_f]Vela[/name_f] is another part of a ship constellation
Here’s a thread where a user was looking for names that meet similar criteria
Names like vela


Maybe [name_f]Mira[/name_f]? :slight_smile:

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  • [name_f]Malia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Maris[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Mira[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Risa[/name_u]: (Czech) [name_m]Rich[/name_m] & powerful ruler; (Latin, Spanish, Italian, English) Laughter; (Latin) smile, laughing, star of the sea; (Sanskrit) daughter of the sun; (Old Greek) sea nymph, rainbow; (Japanese) sand of the village, [name_u]Gossamer[/name_u] of the Village; (Greek) sea fairy
  • Maristella
  • [name_f]Stellamaris[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f]
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water connection: oceans obviously
astronomical connection: 224 [name_f]Oceana[/name_f], an asteroid

water connection: the godess being born from the sea, venus is also the nane of a genus of clams
astronomical connection: the planet

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