[name]Ah[/name] my girls’ list. It’s short at least, so that’s something. There is a disparity between boys’ and girls’ lists. Boy options are [name]Cy[/name], [name]Clement[/name], [name]Crispin[/name], Ywen, and [name]Otis[/name]. I fear I may be attracted to less substantial names for girls. So I’m trying to figure out how to satisfy my nickname addiction but find dignified names that I love. Seriously, I need Nickorette.
[name]Ginger[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]. [name]Margaret[/name] for my beloved Aunt [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Ginger[/name] because I love [name]Ginger[/name] [name]Rogers[/name] and I feel the name has an incredible two-sided spirit… playful and flirty on the outside, strong and spicy and rooted at heart. I don’t care about the redhead thing. I’m ginger-ish, and it really doesn’t offend me, in fact I rather enjoy the slur. The plant is one of my favorites - I think of it as a kind of personal hero plant. When I was dealing with cancer, my oncologist told me that there was some good research about curcumin (in the ginger family) having anti-carcinogenic properties. [name]Every[/name] morning for a year while I was sick I made tea of fresh ginger and curcumin root. Who knows how much this helped, but it made me feel like I was going to be ok.
With all my elegant boy names, [name]Ginger[/name] may be better as a nick, but I can’t think of a full name I love more.
I dislike [name]Virginia[/name] (ok on someone else’s kid) and [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Ginevra[/name] (ditto.)
Today I thought of [name]Guinevere[/name]… I think it’s beautiful, and gives you [name]Gwen[/name], [name]Vera[/name], [name]Winnie[/name] (gasp!) and [name]Ginger[/name]. But I need to read more about [name]Guinevere[/name] to fall in love with this one. Tell me she was misunderstood, gentle, magical… not just an adulterous traitor or a passive beauty waiting to be rescued. If anyone has any other brilliant [name]Ginger[/name] names, please share.
[name]Wylda[/name]. [name]Wylda[/name] [name]Bijoux[/name] is husband’s suggestion. I think [name]Bijoux[/name] (while not the deepest of names) sounds kind of circusy-fabulous with [name]Wylda[/name] and it does have an X, which would please my X-named mother. [name]Wylda[/name] would honor his Uncle [name]Bill[/name], we could call her [name]Billie[/name] which I find kind of glamorous in that gardenia-behind-the-ear way, and it means willow tree, wild, relates to Wythe… honors both of my parents…
[name]Acacia[/name]. I love acacia trees, I like the symbolism of the plant, there’s a connection to my grandmother… I like the strength and the serious femininity of this name. We’d probably use nn [name]Cay[/name], which would be nice though matchy with [name]Cy[/name].
[name]Celia[/name]. [name]Celia[/name] Dear? Grandmother [name]Christine[/name] nn Dear. If I use [name]Crispin[/name] I won’t use Dear. Great grandmother [name]Sheila[/name], so [name]Celia[/name] gets her in there… and it’s an anagram for [name]Alice[/name] - meet-cute with husband revolves around [name]Alice[/name]. I imagine myself using Selkie as a pet-name, since [name]Celia[/name] sounds like seal. :-b I do feel that [name]Celia[/name] might be a little insubstantial though.
[name]Xenia[/name]. This one’s really on the back-burner. I know I know it’s strong and saintly, but I feel less connected to it lately.
I like [name]Zelda[/name] too lately, and [name]Griselda[/name] which DH hates.
So that’s it really. What do you think? Imagining sibsets is really mind-boggling for me, but I think it will be easier if I choose names with versatility.