The Long-list (Hyacinthbucket)

I’ve let a couple months pass since my last girls’ name manic episode. Many new options have percolated and now I have a longlist of remaining favorites. We will be TTC in one month, so I’m back to obsessing about names for our final baby.

I have 4 general categories based on why I would choose each of them.

Ro C He (to honor my maternal [name_u]Roche[/name_u] family line, which wasn’t honored with H’s name)
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_m]Calixto[/name_m] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Heloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_m]Calixto[/name_m] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]

TAM (or -ta M) options (for my MIL’s [name_m]Tam[/name_m] line, which also has yet to be honored)
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Audre[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Anais[/name_f] Menodora
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Arianell[/name_f] [name_f]Margrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f] [name_f]Agate[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Lucasta[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_f]Maelys[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]

Timing-Based options (depending on when I conceive/when a baby would be born. I had a list of options based on certain dates for my first’s birth, as well, but our son wasn’t born on one of the “special” dates that would have changed his name. I won’t necessarily go into what each one means to me now, but best be trusting there are some deeply meaningful reasons here for Olympias, [name_f]Octavia[/name_f], [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f], and [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]. If it takes us more than about 5 months to conceive (crossing fingers it will happen right away) then none of these would remain viable options, I don’t believe. This list would essentially be options for a baby born [name_u]July[/name_u]-[name_u]December[/name_u] 2021)

Olympias [name_f]Petra[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Alma[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] Menodora
Olympias [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] Olympias
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Una[/name_f]
Olympias [name_f]Dido[/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_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Leonie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]

The Hard to Give Up (those that I simply enjoy a whole lot, that I feel I might regret not using, but that don’t fit in the other categories)
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f]
Perenelle [name_f]Aster[/name_f]
Perenelle [name_f]Una[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Edelweiss[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]

Favorites? Feedback? Options you think I’m missing here? You’re the best, Berries!

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Here’s my favourites from each category, as I feel that’s the easiest way to break it down??

Ro C He;
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]

TAM
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]

Timing-Based

Olympias [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
Prosperina [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]

Hard to Give Up

Viola [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] (!!)
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

My absolute favourites are [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], Prosperina [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u], [name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]!

I’d love to see you consider [name_f]Tisiphone[/name_f] again, if that’s an option, as I so loved it for you, and I do wonder if [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] could be a T option, or if it is strictly a “special date” name, as it’s another favourite of mine for you. Also, [name_f]Alcione[/name_f]? Stunning!

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I have personally not stopped considering [name_f]Tisiphone[/name_f], but my partner goes back and forth on it believing it might be a fun and crazy option to throw in and feeling it is wholly impractical and cumbersome and plain weird. So I think only time will tell how viable it can be for him.

I think my verdict on [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] is that I can’t get over the lack(luster) meaning. The [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] wins me over for the meaning to me, particularly in the context of a winter solstice baby, but I think it would take that sort of coincidence in order to help me be 100% on [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband would approve it in a heartbeat, though, if I could come around.

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I’ll try to keep this list of favorites short. I’ll try.
I honestly don’t know how you’re going to choose because there are so many beautiful names here!

Rosamund [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]*
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] Menodora*
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]*
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Leonie[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]*
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]*
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]

I love [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] too!
I like so many more but I figured it doesn’t help to copy paste the whole list. :joy:

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Best Ones:
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]

My fav combos in the four general categories (* are the ones I like best!):

Ro C He
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]*
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

TAM (or -ta M) options
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]*
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Arianell[/name_f] [name_f]Margrid[/name_f]*
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f] [name_f]Agate[/name_f] Menodora*
[name_f]Lucasta[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]*
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]*

Timing-Based options
Olympias [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]*
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]*

The Hard to Give Up
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]*
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f]
Perenelle [name_f]Una[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Edelweiss[/name_f]*
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]*
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]

Overall, I really, really like [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] as a first name, I think it encompasses the right amount of elegance, grace and subtle clunkiness that makes it so endearing! Might I suggest [name_f]Hespera[/name_f] as a possible substitute in Ro C He ([name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Hespera[/name_f])?

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My favorites (top 5 are in bold):

Rosamund [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
Rosamund [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

Thisbe [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Arianell[/name_f] [name_f]Margrid[/name_f]
Rosmerta [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

Octavia [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]

Viola [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
Wilhelmina [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]

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So many gorgeous names!
I really like Rosmerta Calixto Helen (mixing and matching I think Rosmerta Clio Heloise or Rosmerta Clio Hannelore would be amazing too) and Rosamund Cornelia Helen (rec: Cornelia Hero!)
A couple final suggestions for this section of your list;
Rosmerta Celestine Hero
Rosamund Calixto Hermione

Under the Tam list I adore Twila Antigone Maeve, (Tempest Antigone Maeve or Twila Antigone Muse?) Thisbe Apolline Marigold, Tempest Antigone Marigold, and Lucasta (maybe Lucasta Tamsin?)
A couple more mix ups
Tempest Artemisia Muse
Thisbe Artemisia Margrid
Twila Anais Marigold

I also can’t get enough of Wilhelmina Tempest and Minerva Genevieve. :sparkling_heart:

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My favourites are:
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] (:heart_eyes:)
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]

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So excited to see posts from you again!!! here are my favorites from each category!

Rosamund [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_m]Calixto[/name_m] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]

Thisbe [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

Prosepina [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] / [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] Menodora
Olympias [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

Cassiopeia [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f]

sorry I listed so many, but honestly it was difficult just limiting it down to these!!!

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My faves are

Rosamund [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u] (:heart::heart:)
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] (:heart::heart:)
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Arianell[/name_f] [name_f]Margrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u]
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]

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My favourites for each category are:

Rosamund [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

Tempest [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]

Octavia [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

Minerva [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]

You have amazing taste and combinations, but these are the ones that stand out to me. :blush:

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Alright, since been thinking about this for the past several hours, and I have a lot to say about your amazing names!

The ROCHE girls:

I would absolutely love it if [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f] was an option. I think that would be so lovely. However, as it stands, my top five from these options are:

  1. Rosmerta [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Heloise[/name_f]
  2. Rosamund [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
  3. Rosamund [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
  4. Rosamund [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
  5. Rosemerta [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]

I absolutely adore [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] for you. It sound so perfect next to H and A’s names, so bold and romantic and full of history. It’s a strong female mythological name, which couldn’t be more perfect for your family. [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] is also lovely and impeccable, but you just can’t beat [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] in my eyes.

The TAM girls:

  1. Twila [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
  2. Rosmerta [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  3. Tempest [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]
  4. Tempest [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  5. Titania [name_f]Audre[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

Although I listed it as only my fourth personal favorite, I actually think that [name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] is my winner for you, here. It’s so strong and beautiful.

The timing-based options:

  1. Olympias [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
  2. Octavia [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  3. Proserpina [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  4. Proserpina [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  5. Thessaly [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]

Do I even need to tell you how much I adore Olympias and [name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] for you and your family? I think I’m going to have to give the edge here to Olympias, because I know how much your husband loves it. I genuinely love all of these names, though. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorites of the whole bunch!

The hard-to-give-up options:

I’m going to be blunt here and say that [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] Menodora is the only one I see you really using. The rest are amazing, but not perfect, because they don’t mean as much to you as the others.

Jonquils’ Overall Top [name_m]Five[/name_m] for [name_u]Baby[/name_u] Girl [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u]:

  1. Olympias [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] (or, bonus suggestion you didn’t ask for: Olympias [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f])
  2. Rosamund [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
  3. Proserpina [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
  4. Tempest [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  5. Rosmerta [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Heloise[/name_f]
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I’m going to give you my favorite from each list:

  1. Rosamund [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f] – I just love the elegance of this combo! It is simply gorgeous.
  2. Twila [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f] – This combo is just so ethereal. [name_u]Love[/name_u] it!
  3. Octavia [name_u]Jule[/name_u] – Stunning! [name_u]Love[/name_u] the simplicity, yet the uniqueness of these two together. <3
  4. Minerva [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] – The alliteration grabbed me! These two make a perfect pair. (Close seconds: [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]–all stunners!)
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Neither do I. I love them all!!

These are reasons I love [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f], too. I do like [name_f]Hespera[/name_f], though not as much as [name_f]Hestia[/name_f], but my partner isn’t a great fan of either, unfortunately.

This is why there are so many names on the long list to begin with. It is very hard to narrow this field, I feel.

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I love all of these. Excellent new options.

Tempest [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] would definitely win over my husband. I also like [name_f]Lucasta[/name_f] [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f] though I much prefer Menodora.

I totally agree. It is my husband who remains on the fence about it. Your Olympias [name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] is splendid, though.

Oh no! I hate to admit that I hadn’t let myself believe this before but you’re likely quite right. They are still all very hard to give up, though… hence the category.

I appreciate all the time and thought here. I really do want to narrow the field and it is just so hard to do. I feel like I have to wrench every name that is not meant to remain a contender out of my clenched fist…

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I feel the same way about my boys. I could genuinely name fifty baby boys and be equally happy with each and every name, but if I had to name a baby girl, I would be distraught over whether she was [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] or [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f].

So many gorgeous names! I made a list of my top 5 favourites from each category and bolded my number one pick.

Ro C He
[name_f]Rosmerta[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Heloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
Rosamund [name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

TAM
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_f]Arianell[/name_f] [name_f]Margrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] Appolline [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
Thisbe [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f] [name_f]Agate[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]

Timing-Based
Olympias [name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_f]Alcione[/name_f] [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Proserpina[/name_f] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
Persephone [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]

Hard to Give Up
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Edelweiss[/name_f]
Circe [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

How you are ever going to choose I have no idea, these are all so beautiful!

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Picking some favorites from each section:

Rosamund [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f] (also like [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Circe[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f] but prefer flow with [name_f]Helen[/name_f])
[name_u]Tempest[/name_u] [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_f]Muse[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f] [name_f]Agate[/name_f] Menodora (I love [name_f]Teresa[/name_f] with your boys!)
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_f]Maelys[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
Perenelle [name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_u]Tempest[/name_u] (also think [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] goes very well with your sons!)
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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The [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] names are all quite lovely. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite is [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] [name_f]Cressida[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u].

The name [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] is quite interesting. How do you pronounce it?