Sosie, Sirena, Solene, Selene, Selina??

I’m trying to find an S name to round out my top ten as a tribute to my late grandmother whose initials were SS. The top 9 in some kind of rough order (with thanks to the Berries who helped me whittle it down!) are: [name]Claudia[/name] nn [name]Claudie[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Nell[/name], [name]Mirabel[/name] nn [name]Mira[/name]/[name]Mae[/name], [name]Rosaline[/name] nn [name]Romi[/name] (middle name would be [name]Mary[/name]) or [name]Lina[/name], [name]Aria[/name], [name]Gisela[/name]/[name]Giselle[/name] nn [name]Gia[/name], [name]Evenie[/name] and [name]Jessamine[/name].

What are your opinions on the following names, and which if any are your favourites?:

[name]Sosie[/name] - I have an aunt called [name]Suzy[/name]…is it too similar or a nice tribute? Is it too cutesy?

[name]Sirena[/name] - I prefer the si-[name]REN[/name]-uh pronunciation to [name]Serena[/name] but worry it sounds pretentious. We both like [name]Serena[/name] but we always associate it with [name]Serena[/name] [name]Williams[/name] which bothers me a bit. I like her but wouldn’t want people to think of her everytime they heard my childs name!

[name]Solene[/name] (so-LEHN) - no obvious nicknames but thats not a huge problem. But does it sound too much like sullen?

[name]Selene[/name] - I know the spelling’s different but is it too [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name]?

[name]Selina[/name] - does it remind you too much of [name]Selena[/name] Gomez and the late singer [name]Selena[/name]? I also can’t decide whether to pronounce [name]Rosaline[/name] as [name]ROSE[/name]-uh-lyn (as it’s pronounced in a song I love) or the more obvious [name]ROSE[/name]-uh-leen which would then rule out [name]Selena[/name], [name]Selina[/name] and [name]Selene[/name]! What would you do?

Please tell me what you think, thanks! Any and all opinions welcome :slight_smile:

My favorites hands down are [name]Selene[/name] and [name]Selena[/name]. Some other S names I like and for your consderation: [name]Sabina[/name], [name]Sadira[/name], [name]Saffron[/name], [name]Selah[/name], [name]Samia[/name], [name]Saskia[/name], [name]Seraphine[/name]/a, [name]Signe[/name], [name]Sidonia[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Simone[/name], [name]Sistine[/name]

Thanks Kashed22 :slight_smile:

[name]Glad[/name] you like my top 9 :slight_smile: I love [name]Nell[/name] so much and my great-great grandmother was [name]Nellie[/name] ([name]Elen[/name]) so that’s a nice little connection too, plus [name]Penny[/name] was out from the start since it’s my [name]MIL[/name]'s dogs name! Lol.

I always spell [name]Romy[/name] with a y, not really sure why I did it with an i that time lol. [name]Just[/name] something I’m trying I guess since there is an I in [name]Rosaline[/name] but no Y and people seem to think it’s a stretch as a nn so I was trying to make it look closer. She’d be [name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Mary[/name] so to me that makes as much sense as [name]Romy[/name] coming from [name]Rosemary[/name] but maybe not to others! Lol. I like [name]Rosalind[/name] but my partner doesn’t, I also loved [name]Rosamund[/name] but again he doesn’t, and neither of us are keen on [name]Rosalie[/name] but we do both like [name]Rosalia[/name]. [name]Rosalia[/name] is his fav and [name]Rosaline[/name] is mine, it just feels a bit more vintage to me and there is a [name]Jack[/name] Savoretti song [name]Rosaline[/name] which I love :slight_smile: He pronounces it [name]ROSE[/name]-uh-lyn in the song and honestly, we live in such a small town in [name]Wales[/name] that most of these names would be very unusual and people would basically accept the pronunciation you told them! I know I do have to think about the future though and my child moving around in life. Hmmm…

Maybe you’re right about [name]Sosie[/name] not being great as a stand alone name, I’m thinking the same myself, but Sosia seems off to me. [name]Susannah[/name]'s out since my aunt [name]Suzy[/name] is [name]Suzanne[/name], although I am considering it as a middle name. If that wasn’t my aunt’s name though I’d use [name]Susannah[/name] in a heart beat!

[name]Do[/name] you know if Sirenna is a legit spelling? Not sure I like it either way. I also think Gossip Girl with [name]Serena[/name] but most people around here older than me would think, [name]Tennis[/name] Player. [name]Sienna[/name] is just too [name]Sienna[/name] [name]Miller[/name] in the UK, and is in the top 50 girls names here so way too popular for my liking! Lol. [name]Lovely[/name] name though. [name]Just[/name] checking too, and there were actually more [name]Selina[/name]'s born here in the UK in 2009 that [name]Selena[/name]'s, although neither were popular.

I’m not keen on [name]Solange[/name] or [name]Sophronia[/name], and [name]Sonia[/name]'s way too connected to a soap opera character in the UK, but [name]Solana[/name] is pretty. I’ve tried it on my partner before and he said no but I’ll try him again hehe. He does often change his mind!

So do you prefer [name]Selene[/name] or [name]Selena[/name] at a push?

Of the other S names you’ve suggested, I have considered most before, [name]Selah[/name] is nice but I can’t help thinking “seller” or “sailor”, [name]Saskia[/name]'s lovely but not quite my style, I’ve considered [name]Seraphine[/name] a few times but my partner isn’t keen and it seems a bit too religious for my tastes, [name]Sidonia[/name] I like but just can’t love for some reason, [name]Sylvie[/name] I adore but I know a baby [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Simone[/name] is beautiful but my much hated ex is called [name]Simon[/name] so that wouldn’t work lol, and [name]Sistine[/name] I like but has the same problem as [name]Seraphine[/name]. Why are S names so hard?! There are so many I like but very few I love enough to use.

Thanks for the thoughtful response! :slight_smile:

[name]Sosie[/name] - I think this is a nice tribute to your aunt and it’s not too close. I do, however, think it’s a bit cutesy. It could actually work as a nickname for [name]Solene[/name], or [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Solange[/name], or [name]Sonia[/name]. I do love it as a nickname, though, and it’s on my list as a nickname for [name]Sofia[/name]!

[name]Sirena[/name] - Hm. I think I’m neutral on this one. I don’t really like it pronounced either way, but I don’t dislike it. [name]Serena[/name] doesn’t really make me think of [name]Serena[/name] [name]Williams[/name], probably because of its similarities to names like [name]Selena[/name] and [name]Sienna[/name].

[name]Solene[/name] (so-LEHN) - Like I said, [name]Sosie[/name] could be a nickname. Pronunciation could be a bit challenging, but probably not impossible. I really like it, and I also like parent name [name]Solange[/name].

[name]Selene[/name] - No, I don’t think it’s too [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name]. I quite like it.

[name]Selina[/name] - It does remind me a bit of the late singer, but not to the point that I think it’s unusable. I do, however, prefer her double e spelling over [name]Selina[/name]. I think if your pronounce [name]Rosaline[/name] as [name]ROSE[/name]-uh-lyn, these names would be fine. Middle names are hardly ever used in conversation, so pronunciation really isn’t a big issue with those, in my opinion.

Overall, I love your list! I love [name]Solene[/name], nn [name]Sosie[/name]!

Ohhhh! I tried so hard for a [name]Selene[/name]!!! I just love it! And I love [name]Selena[/name]! [name]Both[/name] are so beautiful, I would definitely push for [name]Selena[/name]/[name]Selene[/name], or even go with [name]Selene[/name] and call her [name]Selena[/name]. That’s what I wanted to do, [name]Selene[/name] with nn [name]Selena[/name]/[name]Lena[/name]

Of the names you suggested, I would choose [name]Selene[/name]. I think you’ll have spelling and/or pronunciation issues with [name]Sirena[/name], [name]Solene[/name], and [name]Selina[/name]. [name]Sosie[/name] is cute, but I see it as more of a nn and think it wouldn’t work that well on an adult. I realize it sounds the same but I don’t think of [name]Celine[/name] when I hear it. If anything I think of the goddess. I think it’s a really beautiful name with a soft and peaceful feel to it.

[name]Sosie[/name] - I think this is cute, but it sounds like a nickname to me. Are there any full names you could use it with?

[name]Sirena[/name] - I wasn’t aware this was a name as it is the Spanish word for mermaid. I prefer [name]Serena[/name].

[name]Solene[/name] (so-LEHN) - I like the look of it but there could be some pronunciation issues. Probably better as a middle name.

[name]Selene[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this one. I think this spelling is so much prettier than [name]Celine[/name] and even though they sound the same, I never really associate [name]Selene[/name] with [name]Celine[/name] (I guess because the spellings are so different and I’ve never actually heard of anyone besides [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] spelling it the way she does).

[name]Selina[/name] - My first thought is the singer. I’m from [name]Texas[/name] though so maybe the [name]Selena[/name] association is stronger here then it would be other places?

As for [name]Rosaline[/name], I pronounce it [name]Ros[/name]-ah-lyn unless told otherwise. [name]Both[/name] pronunciations are pretty though.