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Long frilly girls name to go with lysander

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Dixy30 Sun 01-Dec-13 19:57:20

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

LittleBearPad Sun 01-Dec-13 19:59:33


bundaberg Sun 01-Dec-13 19:59:59

i think Casandra is fine with Lysander tbh!

Genevieve is lovely too!

how about Anastasia? or Cordelia? Ophelia?

fluffaduck Sun 01-Dec-13 20:01:52

I love Ophelia

Frontdoorstep Sun 01-Dec-13 20:02:01

I also think Cassandra is fine with Lysander.

LauraChant Sun 01-Dec-13 20:02:08

Jessamine. I am going to keep recing it until someone uses it. grin

Or Perdita, Emilia, Jacynth?

LauraChant Sun 01-Dec-13 20:02:45

Oh you said Perdita sorry!

outtolunchagain Sun 01-Dec-13 20:03:06


Lairyfights Sun 01-Dec-13 20:03:14

I love Euphemia, nn Effie

outtolunchagain Sun 01-Dec-13 20:03:59

Just thought of Romilly and I love Genevieve as well

SpookedMackerel Sun 01-Dec-13 20:04:20


I came on to suggest Araminta, but now guessing that might be too close to your daughter's name.

dopeysheep Sun 01-Dec-13 20:04:30

Pelagia. Corinna. Athena.although not really 'frilly'.

HarrietVaneAgain Sun 01-Dec-13 20:04:50

Ottaline / Ottalee (sp?) Arraminta, or something like Rosamund / Rosaline. Octavia

MummyBeerest Sun 01-Dec-13 20:04:54

What about Evie as a nn for Genevieve? I love that name.

Other suggestions:
Chloe-omg I love this name

dopeysheep Sun 01-Dec-13 20:06:04

Cressida? Although Cressie is a terible nickname. I really like Genevieve.

tilbatilba Sun 01-Dec-13 20:06:57

Don't like Cassandra at all.....adore Euphemie though

CuntyBunty Sun 01-Dec-13 20:09:09

Anastasia? Minerva?

Chewbecca Sun 01-Dec-13 20:10:41

Hephzibar (Hettie), Henrietta

octopusinastringbag Sun 01-Dec-13 20:12:06

Anastasia gets my vote.

octopusinastringbag Sun 01-Dec-13 20:13:13

Melissa is a good greek name. Cassandra and Lysander would be fine together.

out2lunch Sun 01-Dec-13 20:14:28


NothingMoreScaryThanAHairyMary Sun 01-Dec-13 20:15:56

If you like Genevieve why not make up a nn like vivi rather than assume Gen/Jen. DD's nn is based on her real name but we told people what her nn was going to be so (bar my dGM) that's what everyone uses.

IsabellaRockerfeller Sun 01-Dec-13 20:17:12

Iolanthe/ Xanthe
Delphine (love Delphi)

IsabellaRockerfeller Sun 01-Dec-13 20:17:32


DontmindifIdo Sun 01-Dec-13 20:17:56

The Genevieve I know is called Evie by her friends.

I would also suggest Persephone. I wish I had convinced DH for Persephone when we had DD. (But he hated it and I wouldn't make him name his DD a name he hates)

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