The Shortest Shortlist Yet (Baby Bao Bucket)

I’d like to hivemind some combos… I feel like I have must have looked at these from every possible angle but I just want to make sure and also wonder what you’d like best!

After not paying attention to girl names whatsoever for weeks (see my saga here) my shortlist has become its shortest ever, which feels amazing. By letting things simmer, the most salient options have risen to the top and they are such little nuggets of perfection.

So…

First name:
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] (link to why we love it) [But also I am in the middle of reading the middle grade novel Chasing Vermeer wherein [name_f]Petra[/name_f] is a protagonist and man she is awesome! That’s a new reason to love it!]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] (link to why we love it)
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f], “[name_f]Petra[/name_f]” (link to why we love it)

Middle name options:
[name_f]Petra[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f]
[name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] (if I can get DH on board)
[name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Jade[/name_f]
Líadan
Menodora
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]

One or two middles fine. Go!

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I love [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f]! So glad to see it!

Perpetua Líadan [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] Líadan [name_f]Alma[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] Mendora
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_f]Olympias[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] Mendora
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] Líadan (perhaps a bit much but certainly my favorite!)

Best of luck!

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I adore [name_f]Olympias[/name_f].

Olympias [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Líadan [name_f]Petra[/name_f]

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Love love love [name_f]Petra[/name_f]! I think she’s pretty great with your boys, too. I think [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Liadan[/name_f] is stunning; I like the idea of [name_f]Petra[/name_f] + [name_f]Alma[/name_f] too, although I feel like you’d need something between. [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Alma[/name_f] was my first thought, but it seems a bit tame for you lol. [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Alma[/name_f]?

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Olympias [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] or [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] would both be great!

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Perpetua is my favourite!

I love [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] in theory, but prefer [name_f]Olympia[/name_f].

Perpetua [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] would be just lovely! :heart_eyes:

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I love [name_f]Petra[/name_f] so much! <3 But I could totally see any of those three for you. I do like the two longer ones more so with your boys’ names – [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] is particularly fabulous with them as I just love the reversal of the Os – the boys’ names ending with o, but their sister’s starting with it instead is just too perfect.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite combos:
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] Líadan [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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Yay! Your top three names are amazing! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite combos are definitely [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u], [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u], and [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Líadan [name_f]Alma[/name_f]. Wishing you the best of luck with your name journey!!

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My favourites are
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] Líadan [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Alma[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] / [name_f]Jade[/name_f]

and

Perpetua [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Alma[/name_f], [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f], [name_f]Petra[/name_f] Menodora

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How exciting!! :grin:

Petra [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Líadan [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]

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Olympias [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Líadan
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] Líadan
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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Olympias [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Liadan[/name_f], [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] or [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] woud be my favourites

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If it’s complete honesty time, I just don’t like [name_f]Petra[/name_f]. It feels too short and lacking that sparkle that H and A’s names have, as well as lacking in meaning a bit. However, the fact that it has made it to the Top Three means something big, and I respect that wholeheartedly.

That being said, my combo idea for [name_u]Bao[/name_u] is [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]. An honor name and a name you adore for the middles, and a perfect, strong, amazing first name.

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I absolutely love all 3 of these options! They sound perfect with your boys’ names.

My top combos:
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Líadan (I remember this one from your thread :heart_eyes:)
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] Menodora
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Liadan[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]

[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]

I was going to say that I was a full tally for Team [name_f]Olympias[/name_f], but I felt bad not voicing support for [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] as well… and I can’t just leave [name_f]Petra[/name_f] out. I don’t envy the fact that you have to choose between them :laughing:

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I really like [name_f]Petra[/name_f], but if you can have [name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] nn [name_f]Petra[/name_f], that’s the best of both worlds, right?

Perpetua [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]

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Perpetua ‘[name_f]Petra[/name_f]’ just seems like the best of both worlds! I think [name_f]Olympias[/name_f] would be great with H & A though too.

Perpetua [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] Líadan [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] / [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] / [name_u]Jule[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympias[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u]

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I think you came up with this combo already if my memory serves me correctly but [name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_f]Liadan[/name_f] [name_u]Jule[/name_u] is my number one choice for you! I think it’s just so perfect. I’m glad you’re reading Chasing Vermeer because that’s my number one association for the name [name_f]Petra[/name_f] and isn’t she such a great character?

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Petra [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] is :heart_eyes: but maybe a bit tame for you?

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Olympus [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] :heart:

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