Cecilia/Cecily

My Babci was Cecilia (well, Polish: Cecylia, anglicised when she was 5). I have three cousins named Cecilia, none of them are actually related to her, their Grandpop married her second.  Celia, Ceil & Cecilia they go by. So I put Cecily on our list, as it’s one variation not taken. And in that instance, it’s like Josephine seeing as how she’s named after that Grandpop, Joseph and there are no other Josephines in the family, just 12 Josephs.  Odd, but true  (the one there was died when I was 14).

I’ve had Cecily Pandora Jane (Babci, His Mom, My Mom)  as a standing combo for at least half a year, if not longer. I still think it’s absolutely aces and love it to pieces. But I still like Cecilia quite a bit. It was nearly my name (Pop’s suggestion, Mom didn’t want to) which would have been funny because my very first school friend was a Cecilia (and she’s been my BFF since kindergarten),  whose Grandmother was a Laura (which is the name *I* got! Weird, no)? 😉

So I went digging. I knew I wanted to keep it mainly family, so Cecilia Violet was my first instinct.  And then I stumbled across Petronel again, Medieval Petronilla, which is from Latin Petronus, now Peter. And Peter was my Babci’s favorite brother.  So it definitely works with Cecilia in my mind. So Cecilia Violet Petronel is the overall favorite, so sweet & charming. What do you think of her next to Cecily Pandora Jane?

And just in case you think coming up with Cecilia Violet Petronel was easy, here are the other tries:

 

Cecilia Iris Adele
Cecilia Iris June
Cecilia Iris Valentina
Cecilia Iris Angelina
Cecilia Oona Rosemary
Cecilia Ivy Elspeth
Cecilia Ruby Jane
Cecilia Primrose June/Cecilia June Primrose
and

Cecilia Ivy Anouk

I still prefer Cecilia Violet Petronel over them all. I’m just not sure I like it better than sprightly Cecily Pandora Jane.   Either way she’d be Celie or Cece easily.  What do you think? Cecilia, to be one of now four or Cecily, to stand apart slightly?

 

And, as always, Thanks a million!