My Ee – girls

I’ve been trying to figure out how to narrow my girls list and thought, well, I have three girls on my lists that begin with E. I think they’re all awesome but figure I really need to narrow it to one. It’s a start anyway.  Here they are:

Edith – My charmingly strong and regal one. I’ve mentioned my love for medieval names before and here’s one example. I love her history. Her sound is simple and crisp and like all E names, she’s yellow to me.
I have two combos for her I utterly adore and cannot decide between:

Edith Alice Bertille
Edith Lucy Valentina

Euphemia – She looks heavy, yes, but say her: u-FEE-me-ah; so light and fluffy, like an angel cake, her yellow is deeper, definitely very cakelike. I like that her strength is in her look but not her sound,very, very much.  I only have one combo for her that charms me completely:

Euphemia Elinor Glory

Eulalie – Another light as air baby, u-LAL-ee. She doesn’t look as heavy as the other two Ee girls but she’s got the same ending as my surname and I waffle on whether she’s usable at all. I really love her sound though. And her yellow is the most delicate next to Elinor’s. (the sunbaby on the left is Eulalie’s shade).


This picture just makes me think of her:treby-moondance-eulalie

And her lovely combo is: Eulalie Frances Madelief.

Would you help me decide? 



Henrietta and other Girly Misfits

The names I love that seem to get no love anywhere. Misfits? Maybe. All I know is that I really love them and could easily picture myself using them.

Top of the list, Henrietta. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Henry. I just don’t like his Harry potential. And don’t get me started on what I think is wrong with Hank (foremost, it makes me think of a hankie). Hal is the only nickname possibility I like for Henry, which is why he’s mainly middle material for me (woah, lots of M’s there!) But Henrietta, I adore her plethora of nickname potential: Hettie, Hattie, Etta, Ettie or simply Harriet!  Generally, the more possible nicknames from a name, the happier I am. I love options more than just about anything!  Henrietta Ruby Lilias is my preferred combo.


Some of the “other” Misfits:

Florence – I love her fiercely but cannot middle name her for the life of me. Closest to best I can do? Florence Lila Ghislaine.

Euphemia – Another “Oh, I adore her”! Effie is just to die for as a nickname possibility and if that’s too fluffy for her, Mia’s not only doable, it’s livable.  Euphemia Violet Esme, Euphemia Alice Maud & Euphemia Alice Valentine are my top favorites.

Zenaida – She was brought to my attentions by Verity, at Appellation Mountian  And immediately Zenaida Ruby Frances jumped into my head (preceded only by  Zenaida Ruby Alice) and ZRF has stuck. I think she’s awesome. She just makes everyone I mention her to blanch.

Gloriana – I’ve been love with her since I was about 8 when I found her in Ruth Alberta Brown’s Tabitha’s Ivy , I think it was the second of the “Ivy Hall” series. Then again in Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queen” where Gloriana’s allegory for Queen Elizabeth I.  She’s so lush and gorgeous, how could she not appeal?  She’s hard to middle.  Gloriana Ivy Mathilde is my best pairing attempt so far, and I’m still not quite happy with that.

And finally,

Edith – I find her sweetly charming and soft in that lispy storybook sort of way I love. Edith Alice Bertille is my combo of preference and I don’t think I could top myself there. Love her to pieces. Too bad everyone else thinks I’m nuts.


So there they are, my Girly Misfits for all to see.  What do you think of them?  Keep them around or mourn their passing? Maybe for the grandkids?  What do you think?

Nymbler Assocations from Ottilie (Ottoline), Florence, Lucretia (Lucy) & Edith


Mose, Clark, Florian, Porfirio, Urban, Gray, Evander, Tiberius, Fritz, Gustave, Vincent, Clement, Clarence, Lou, Franz, Thelonius, Julian, Chauncey, Octavius, Octavian, Rupert, Francis, Edmund, Amadeo, Algernon,  Willem, Horace, Claus, Amadeus, Tilden, Atticus, Jasper, Caspar,  Claud, Magnus,  Ignatius, Antony, Anastasios,  Leonidas, Benedict,  Sheppard,  Cato,  Rafe,  Silas,  Simeon,  Llewellyn,  Erastus,  Edwin,  Hugo,  Percy, Quincy, Bayard,  Edmond,  Phineas, Maximilian,  Cyrus, August, Zed,  Sylvester, Gus, Constantin,  Julius,  Cicero,  Lazarus,  Casper, Felix, Cassius, Horatio, Lucius, Erasmus, Ephraim, Augustus,   Ambrose, Leander, Theophilus, Marius, Linus.





Myrtle, Frida, Wilhelmine, Millicent, Elinor, Leonore,  Luna,   Wilhelmina, Ophelia, Clarice, Dorothea, Cora,  Louvenia, Rowena,  Louisa, Leontine, Maud, Lenore, Esther, Henrietta, Martha, Zelda, Eulalia, Lucrece, Araminta, Ariadne, Alice, Leonora, Apollonia, Seraphina, Hermione, Leocadia, Ottie, Euphemia, Clotilde,  Violetta, Clarissa, Eugenie, Mathilda, Josephine, Clementine, Frances, Mathilde, Amalia, Antonina, Sylvie, Georgiana, Rosabel, Valentina, Valentine, Cecily, Marguerite, Camilla, Cecilia, Winifred, Filomena, Eugenie, Florence, Edith, Ottilie, Ottoline, Lucretia, Philomena,  Viola, Matilde, Aurelia, Flora, Lavinia, Beatrix, Cornelia.

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