So, think we have a name for new DD. Ismene (greek origin - my heritage): pretty much pronouned Is-muh-nee. But cannot for the life of us come up with a workable middle name.
Our surname is two syllables. We have agreed not to do any family names and our 2 DSs have middle names that work really well with the first name and surname (works as a full package) and they are historic figures. One has an American president as a middle name (DH is American - think William Jefferson Clinton as an example of the 'type') and the other has an explorer. I like that kind of significance but (sadly) am struggling to come up with a similar 'type' of name for a girl, that also works with Ismene and meets our other exacting standards!
Yeah, I can see Issy coming! Have heard Minny as a NN too. I'm not wild about it but have managed to 'preserve' DS1s long name up to now and avoid the obvious NN. It is possible if you're persistent enough! And I don't have a major issue with the NN if that's what she ends up being at school or wherever anyway.
Think you're right about 1 syllable, max 2. How do you pronounce Dian? (Dee-an? Diane?).
not sure about Dian - I was thinking of Fossey, maybe you can spell it 'Dyan' if you definitely want it to be pronounced dIane
It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Diana is "divine". Mythology: Diana was an ancient Roman divinity who came to be associated with the Greek god Artemis. Noted for her beauty and fleetness, Diana is often depicted as a huntress.
nice meanings - strong and beautiful, a winning combination!