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First name Yvaine - middle name?

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SodItAndGoForIt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:34:52

We have our boys name sorted - eithe either Reuben James or Reuben John.

Girls name less straightforward in as much as I have chosen Yvaine for her first name, please no derogatory comments as I do really love it and like our older DD's names it holds some considerable meaning.

But I am at a loss for a middle name to go with Yvaine (Yvie for short) - ideas much appreciated.

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Feb-13 15:38:16

What's your surname like? How many syllables, any particular associations/nationality?

SodItAndGoForIt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:43:12

Our surname is double-barrelled - two short UK surnames so four syllables.

I just can't make it work in my head, May is nice, but very common and I have no particular affection for the name, DD's middle name is an elderly and much loved relative so I'd like to have a name I have some attachment for.

Gwennan Thu 21-Feb-13 15:47:15

Sorry to be ignorant but is it pronounced like a mixture of Yvonne and Elaine? Is it eee-VAIN? I've not heard it before so hard to suggest what might go with it if I'm not sure how to say it.

If you're going with very traditional/Biblical names for a boy (assuming you may have some more children), you might want to think along the same lines for Yvaine's middle name. Perhaps Yvaine Rebecca or Yvaine Hannah?

SodItAndGoForIt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:49:27

ee-VAIN is how I would pronounce it, its from Neil Gaimens book - Stardust

MoodyDidIt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:50:42

no idea but i LOVE the name!

isn't that what the girl was called in the film "stardust" - love that film!

MoodyDidIt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:51:25

ah just saw you answered my q as i was posting it blush

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Feb-13 15:52:24

Is your DD due in May? Are there any plants/colours/places/books that have any special association for you?

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Feb-13 15:55:26

Yvain Anais

SchmancyPants Thu 21-Feb-13 15:55:33

For some reason Louise or Lucy seem to go well to me- I think a two-syllable name works well.

SodItAndGoForIt Fri 22-Feb-13 09:42:28

I went through that entire baby names thread (the one where everyone lists the names of all the children they know) last night and couldn't really find anything which leapt out at me, I did like Rosa

Zaphiro Fri 22-Feb-13 17:29:11

Lucia? Something with two syllables, ending with an 'a' sounds right to me.

Lionsntigersnbears Fri 22-Feb-13 19:46:09

Yvaine is lovely! What about

Yvaine Rosamund
Yvaine Maud
Yvaine Rosalie
Yvaine Carys
Yvaine Lydia?

mathanxiety Sat 23-Feb-13 06:01:35

Yvaine Olivia
Yvaine Isabella
Yvaine Anoushka/Anastasia/Anneliese/Annabel
Yvaine Ursula
Yvaine Emilia/Elizabeth/Emmeline

(I think you need a mn that starts with a vowel)

mathanxiety Sat 23-Feb-13 06:02:35

Yvaine Araminta
Yvaine Arabella

mysterymeg Sat 23-Feb-13 07:30:10

I second Yvaine Lucy.

Also now in love with Yvaine myself. <shameless namestealer>

usedtobesize8 Sat 23-Feb-13 10:57:11

How about Isabel, Ariel, Estelle, Rose, Lily, Jasmine, Elizabeth. I liked Yvaine but my husband didn't ...

mathanxiety Sun 24-Feb-13 05:17:11

Love Yvaine Estelle

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 25-Feb-13 12:16:12

OP that's a pretty name, imo the second name could be quite simple, one or two syllables. Maybe two since your surnames are each one syllable.

How about Yvaine Lisette (Lysette) or Yvaine Margot?

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 26-Feb-13 19:51:19

Yvaine Elise
Yvaine Celeste
Yvaine Eirlys
Yvaine Rowan
Yvaine Annette
Yvaine Aurora

savdancer5678 Fri 04-Sep-15 04:00:51

What about Yvaine Jolene, so it kind of sounds like Evangeline.

helentheheron Fri 04-Sep-15 08:22:41

You've probably done this already, but can you go through names and middle names of relatives that you knew and loved, or names from your family tree? Is there anyone who did something notable, IR sounded like they had an exciting life?

Ripeningapples Fri 04-Sep-15 08:26:40

In response to the suggestion that May is a common name, I'd say it was a popular name. There a huge divide between popular and common although obviously I'm not going to post my personal opinion on this.

helentheheron Fri 04-Sep-15 08:27:24

IR was meant to be or..

Failing that, how about names of notable feminists: Emmeline, Christabel, Sylvia..?

helentheheron Fri 04-Sep-15 08:34:35

Dammit, just realised this thread is from 2013! Little Yvaine will be 2!

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