Eulalie, Third Time’s a Charm?

Maybe?

I’m still loving Eulalie. Even though I’m not satisfied with her present combo and  still searching for a replacement.

Eulalie Frances Madelief is the lovely standard bearer. I’ve had her combo around for about half a year now but I’m becoming disenchanted with the overall look. Eulalie’s different. Sounds vaguely familiar to most but still feels a bit unususal. I really think she’s awesome.

So I’ve been digging around the various lists and have come up with 5 that charm me in various ways. I have them running off in a poll at BtN but I’ll list them here too, just in case anyone has trouble with the link or just doesn’t want to click.

Eulalie Frances Pearl
Eulalie Alice Grey
Eulalie Esme Katharine
Eulalie Saffron June
Eulalie Ivy Frances
Eulalie Isobel Green

 

Do you have a favorite? Care to sell me on  it? I like all of them in turns and can give you a good reason why I like each. I need a nudge in one direction or another.  Thanks!

Maxfield

Yes, Maxfield. My second favorite Max name (Maxim/Maksim still outranks him as a family name), in honor of my absolute favorite artist Maxfield Parrish.  I run into people every so often who are completely unaware of who he was or what he did. I’m rather tired of saying “Google him” so I thought I’d talk about about the inspiration behind wanting to use Maxfield. Firstly, here’s a link to his Wikipedia page:  Maxfield Parrish

 aquamarine-1917  a copy of this picture hangs in my living room, It’s called Aquamarine and was originally painted in 1917.  I could never afford an original!  🙂 I love the blues in it. It makes me feel serene, no matter what state of mind I’m in, when I see it, I can feel my blood pressure go down. It is really a lovely picture.  I have another print:

parrish-maxfield-the-reservoir-at-villa-falconieri-frascatiCalled “Reservoir at Villa Falconieri, Frascati” (1903) and it’s in my bedroom, I love those warm yellows & greens.  That sky is really a plummy shade and overall, the warmth  emanating from this one is lovely. I love yellow & green and those colors echo throughout the house.   My Pop always said it was weird that more than half the pictures in my place were of trees.  But I do seem to be drawn to them.

Back to Maxfield.  Maxfield, being an ‘M’ name, is also green to me. In fact, he’s the same green shade as those trees in that last painting. Such a warm olive tone!  

I know Max is rather overdone but I still like his verve and wouldn’t mind having one around for myself.  I’d rather get him though Maxim, since it is a family name but the men’s magazine rather dissuades me.  I think Max fits in just perfectly with his brothers and still also meshes well with his sister.  So, how unusable is Maxfield, in comparison? If you ran into (yet another) Max, would you rather he be a Maxim or a Maxfield in full?  I’d love to know!  Thanks!

Araminta & Jemima – the battling girls

I don’t think I’ve brought her up much recently but she’s climbing my list rather quickly, I am completely charmed by her sound and her color, which is silvery-white.   I like that she’s a literary name; she fits in the group with Zuleika for me. I’m also charmed by her multiple nicknames. No Minty here (She’s a “My Little Pony“!) but rather Minna or Mina, or like Josephine, Araminta in full.  I think she sounds awesome next to Josephine too, just look at them together:

                         Josephine & Araminta

 

How lovely they are!

I’m also quite enchanted with her combo: Araminta Alice Green. It’s warm, friendly and the Green actually makes me love the combo. The color of them together is awesome, Silvery-whitewhite-gold and pale spring green. They’re beautiful!  The combo of Araminta & Green  is linked in my head to some degree. Methinks  I read far too much sometimes!  😀  I don’t think Green does any harm in third like that either, so don’t bother complaining about it. 😛 It’s rather like Maud India or Elinor Glory, they just belong together in my head.  🙂

 

Now for Jemima. I live in the good ‘ol USA (despite the way I sound when I type) and have all my life. I’ve loved Jemima since I was a kid, yes I was raised by a mix of Roman Catholic (Mom)  and Protestant (Pop). Between the two of them, I went to church every Sunday and also read the Bible regularly. Dad was big on “read it and act, don’t just lip-worship” And while I do come across as snooty, I’m quite far from it, for real.  I only within the last 10 years realised it was a pancake/breakfast food brand here (I do not eat pancakes, ever and utterly loathe maple syrup).  I still love Jemima despite that and really don’t think it’s that big a deal. I mean, people name girls after Diseases: Alexia & Addison and Minivans: Sienna & Sedona (I know one, really!), what’s a pancake mix?  I know about her earlier advertising (I worked in the field for a number of years) and while I find it distasteful, I see no reason why it should keep anyone from using the name now. Using it, rather than keeping it off limits, to me, is showing that I disagree with the origins and find it lovely enough to use.  Not using it isn’t respecting it, it’s like I’m ashamed and want to hide that we were awful. I won’t do that.

 

I am also charmed by her combo: Jemima Frances Ruby. it’s all warm violets & reds to me.  Jemima’s the loveliest violet shade, Frances is a dusty red And I’ve described Ruby  before, suffice to say, the deep gemstone color of her sets off both Jemima & Frances most beautifully (I think I’m channelling “Bill & Ted” tonight).

 

I cannot decide which one to put in my #10 spot, Silvery-gold-green Araminta Alice Green or Violetty-red Jemima Frances Ruby, so I’d like to ask you, my readers to tell me which one you’d rather see in my #10 spot (or possibly higher) and, if you don’t mind, why? I’d appreciate it most mightily!

 

 Thanks!