I have some really obscure* girl names that I love, and I would love to hear you opinions on them, if you have heard of them before and their usability in real life!
Here they are:
Nevra - Turkish (my absolute favorite)
[name_f]Idelle[/name_f] - English (ie-[name_u]DEL[/name_u])
Eirlys - Welsh
Adeia - Greek (and perhaps African roots as well)
[name_f]Gioia[/name_f] - Italian (the Italian word for [name_f]Joy[/name_f])
Bodil - Scandinavian
[name_f]Nerys[/name_f] - Welsh[?] ("Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner “lord”, with the intended meaning of “lady”.)
*(I doubt this is the correct term to use, but I am drawing a blank thinking of a better one)
[If you know any more about these names, or see something wrong with the origins I gave, feel free to enlighten me ]
I’ve never heard of any of these, but Nevra, [name_f]Idelle[/name_f], and Adeia seem to have a pretty sound. And I like the meaning of [name_f]Gioia[/name_f], just not sure how to pronounce them. I love that you like obscure names with different origins though!
Nevra - I really like this…though it reminds me of a medicine name.
[name_f]Idelle[/name_f] - Honestly, I don’t see the appeal. It would probably get confused with [name_f]Adele[/name_f].
Eirlys - Not my style but cool.
Adeia - [name_f]Melodic[/name_f], but I still prefer [name_f]Amaia[/name_f].
[name_f]Gioia[/name_f] - Too many vowels.
Bodil - I can get on board with many clunky Scandinavian names, but this just does not sound nice to me.
[name_f]Nerys[/name_f] - See Eirlys. Reminds me of mermaids, as in [name_f]Nerissa[/name_f].
Nevra – I like this a lot. It has a great sound. You might like Novara, perhaps?
[name_f]Idelle[/name_f] – I don’t mind this. I prefer it to [name_f]Adele[/name_f] myself.
Eirlys – I do like this, but there is something about it that is offputting (I’m not sure just what it is though). I prefer Eirys myself.
Adeia – [name_f]Lovely[/name_f].
[name_f]Gioia[/name_f] – Gorgeous.
Bodil – I’m really not liking this one at all as I find it super heavy and makes me think of medication and Bovril.
[name_f]Nerys[/name_f] – I quite like it.
I like Nevra, [name_f]Idelle[/name_f] and Adeia. I much prefer [name_f]Cerys[/name_f] to [name_f]Nerys[/name_f]. If [name_f]Gioia[/name_f] is pronounced as [name_f]Joy[/name_f]-uh then I really like it, but I read it more as Jor-uh like in [name_m]Giorgio[/name_m] but my Italian definitely not anything to go by.
[name_m]Just[/name_m] found [name_f]Gioia[/name_f] on Nameberry, it says it’s pronounced [name_f]JOY[/name_f]-a. I really like it. It’s pretty and meaningful like [name_f]Joy[/name_f] but more modern, romantic and unusual than [name_f]Joy[/name_f].
One thing I’m always worried about with names I’ve never HEARD before is pronouncing them all wrong. Especially those in different languages. When I was younger I had an online pal I chatted with daily for a year or more before actually SPEAKING on skype and finding out that his name “[name_u]Dai[/name_u]”(which is the welsh equivilent of “[name_m]Dave[/name_m]”, A shortened form of “[name_m]David[/name_m]”) is actually pronounced “DIE” and not “[name_u]DAY[/name_u]”.