Long frilly girls name to go with lysander

(98 Posts)
Dixy30 Sun 01-Dec-13 19:57:20

Hello
I am new so please be nice!
If you don't like long or fancy names stop reading now!!

My daughter has an unusual frilly girls name like Arabella (don't want this to be google able)and my son is called Lysander.

Pregnant with a girl. Always loved Cassandra - wanted similarly classic/ faux arisocratic/ Shakespearian/ Greek themed name. Then realised the 'sand' sound is exactly like Lysander. Also love Ariadne but too close to daughters name.

Husband likes Genevieve but the 'Jen' nickname isn't very exciting.

Any ideas? Also like perdita but don't love it enough.

Thanks ! grin

looki Thu 05-Dec-13 09:29:26

I adore Allegra but wouldn't consider it a frilly name. Same with Theodora and many of the others listed.

I think a frilly name has go have an unnecessary long spelling such as Isabelle rather than Isabel/Isobel but that is just my own take on it.

girliefriend Tue 03-Dec-13 20:56:56

Aurelie

Emily

Rosemary

Evaline

Ariella

Maisy

Might have missed it being mentioned already - but Hermione?

everythinghippie29 Tue 03-Dec-13 18:48:46

Love Lysander!

Think the only two Shakespeare related names not mentioned yet are Desdemona (Dessie, Dee or Mona for short) or Portia, but it might be a bit 'car' like...

Lebkuchenlover Tue 03-Dec-13 18:41:45

Love Lysander!

Aurelia
Antonia
Helena
Seraphina
Persephone
Cordelia

CuntyBunty Tue 03-Dec-13 18:35:57

Andromache?

Littlemisstax Tue 03-Dec-13 17:06:17

I love Hermia, but possibly a bit too Midsummer Night's Dream as you've got a Lysander

17leftfeet Tue 03-Dec-13 10:35:12

I love Persephone

Couldn't persuade exdp though as we have a long surname

PatriciaHolm Tue 03-Dec-13 10:17:25

Do you mean Tsipouro, Spag?

Tzipora is a biblical name (can also be spelt Zipporah, which us how it's pronounced)

Spaghettinetti Tue 03-Dec-13 10:07:34

Tzipora is an alcoholic beverage..

DuPanettoneDuVinDuFromage Tue 03-Dec-13 09:40:19

I love almost all of these names!

There's another one I really like - Felicia

AbiRoad Tue 03-Dec-13 09:18:10

I bizarrely know a number of Genevieves. None of the parents wanted the Gen/Jenny nicknames, so they have the following nicknames (all concidentally different) which seem to be sticking at school (although the middle 2 are just as often called by their full name)
Evie
Vivi
Ginny
Genie (which "looks" like an appropriate nn written down but obviously sounds completely different from the first syllable of the name, although still sweet).

Beastofburden Tue 03-Dec-13 09:17:26

You might just want to check out the name for the associations. A lot of the frilliest names are from classical myth and the original owners may have had rather sad or gruesome stories.

Be aware that any child called Persephone will get called Percy at school...

Alexandra would be my pick.

JimmieBimmie Tue 03-Dec-13 09:11:01

Hermia

TheRaniOfYawn Mon 02-Dec-13 22:37:39

If DS had been a girl, he would have been Ginevera, shortened to Juno, which would probably work for Genevieve, too.

Other names I liked were Persis, Persephone, Beatrice, Allegra, Magdalene and Isobel.

PatriciaHolm Mon 02-Dec-13 22:12:09

Melisande, tzipora?

Dixy30 Mon 02-Dec-13 22:04:19

Wow so many replies and lots of wonderful choices, thank you!

brokenhearted55a Mon 02-Dec-13 20:25:31

Calendula

ClaraBarton Mon 02-Dec-13 18:37:49

Claudia?

CuntyBunty Mon 02-Dec-13 18:07:26

Cordelia, Yes to Felicity or I do like Verity too.

Thanks OP, I never had a girl and am living vicariously through you choosing virtual girls names.

Aurelia or Alethea are pretty.

diplodocus Mon 02-Dec-13 15:10:39

Henrietta

telsa Mon 02-Dec-13 15:08:16

I think Priscilla is the frilliest name there is. Or Felicity. But if you are talking poshwise, my faves are Hepzibah and Cosima.

Spaghettinetti Mon 02-Dec-13 14:45:37

I love the name Lysander- great choice!

Here are my suggestions:

Eurydice
Eurynome
Thetis
Iphigenia
Electra
Jocasta
Evantheia
Pasiphae
Penelope
Persephone
Thallia
Theodora
Konstantina
Anastasia
Chrysophenia
Artemis
Cassiopeia
Marilia
Delaphine
Isodora
Circe

gingee Mon 02-Dec-13 11:24:28

Hero - could double barrel to make frillier
Valentina
Dimitria or Dimitriana
Adara
Alexandria
Atalanta or Atlanta
Montserrat
Assisi
Athena
Constantina
Xanthe
Layna
Emerald
Serendipity or just Seren
Sapphire
Cicely
Madalena
Inaya
Calliope
Calypso
Rosaria
Levisa
Vivienne
Catalina
Dulcima or Dulcina
Luciana
Viola
Cordelia
Lavinia
Rosalinda
Eleonora
Oceania
Tabitha
Callista
Castalia
Cosima
Cyrena

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