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Middle name help - OH wants it to be some kind of 'musical' name?

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ilovewoollyandtig Thu 20-Mar-14 21:26:34

I'm 31 weeks pregnant with a little girl - first name will probably be Cleo, but need middle name help.

My OH completely loves music and wants a middle name that means something connected to music/lyrics/sound, and we can't come up with anything not too odd. At the moment the contenders are Lyra or Sonata, but not really convinced by either. Any help much appreciated!

morethanpotatoprints Thu 20-Mar-14 21:29:40

Melody
harmony
augmented (joke)

KefaloniaBaby Thu 20-Mar-14 21:30:28

Viola?

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 20-Mar-14 21:30:50

Cecilia - patron saint of music

Smartiepants79 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:31:28

A very musical friend of a friend called her daughter Elodie.

Eminybob Thu 20-Mar-14 21:32:12

Aria

Lucelulu Thu 20-Mar-14 21:32:32

Carmen
Lucia

TeaAndALemonTart Thu 20-Mar-14 21:32:39

Harper or Musica

ArtexMonkey Thu 20-Mar-14 21:33:03

Allegra

Aria

EirikurNoromaour Thu 20-Mar-14 21:33:35

Allegra
Viola

morethanpotatoprints Thu 20-Mar-14 21:34:14

It's a difficult one as if you aren't careful she could end up sounding like a type of car, especially with cleo as first name.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 20-Mar-14 21:34:50

My first thought was Allegra.

Viola

meditrina Thu 20-Mar-14 21:36:56

Accaciatura? Or Grace (note)

Calypso
Aida
Euterpe

sunnybobs Thu 20-Mar-14 21:36:56

Elodie?

FuturePerfect Thu 20-Mar-14 21:37:00

Octavia?

rootypig Thu 20-Mar-14 21:37:56

Melody

ArtexMonkey Thu 20-Mar-14 21:38:23

potato grin

Yes, tread carefully.

Are you getting Cleo from Clio of the 9 muses? Aoide was the muse of song when there were only 3 of them. Hipster Muse!

Iamfrankieheck Thu 20-Mar-14 21:38:37

Arietta smile

rootypig Thu 20-Mar-14 21:38:46

Oh sorry potato, somehow missed your post!

Ruprekt Thu 20-Mar-14 21:39:22

Cleo Jasmine (jazz)

Cleo Minim

Cleo ........

Sunnysummer Thu 20-Mar-14 21:39:24

What type of music does he like or play? Because it seems odd to have a generic musical name, but maybe helpful to have one that is very specific - eg related to a specific composer, or a style, or a song.

ilovewoollyandtig Thu 20-Mar-14 21:45:36

OH was initially put off by the car connection with Cleo, but we haven't found another name we like so at the moment it looks like 'the one' for first name.

Hadn't really thought about how much more car-like it sounds with an abstract middle name though......food for thought.

I like Melody but it has been ruled out by husband. Grace is middle name of my other daughter.

Allegra is the one I like the most from the suggestions above. But now I say it together Cleo Allegra is definitely reminding me of a wee 3 door car for nipping about the town. Nightmare!

ilovewoollyandtig Thu 20-Mar-14 21:49:34

He plays piano and loves a lot of classical pieces - fave would be mozart's requiem (jolly I know!).

But he's also super into acoustic guitar and sings/writes his own stuff just for relaxing.

As I'm typing this out I am realising just how odd it sounds as criteria for a name.

florascotia Thu 20-Mar-14 22:10:23

Cadence
Philomel, Philomela (lover of music, nightingale)
Lark, also Merle (= blackbird) , Mavis (= song thrush), Linnet (a songbird) etc
Carol, Carola, Caroline etc
Carmen (= song in Latin)
Calliope (=beautiful voice in Greek)
Erato (=Greek muse of love poems and songs)
Calypso
Musetta
Piper (though I don't like this myself)
Ranit (= song in Hebrew)
Chantal (not the original meaning, which is in honour of a French nun, but sounds similar to French 'chanter' = to sing and so has become associated with music).
Cadenza
Serafina (seraphim and cherubim are angels that sing praises)
Euphemia (Effie) = speak well, nice sound
Melba (after the famous singer)
Leonora (heroine of three operas) and other operatic heroines, eg Mimi

invicta Thu 20-Mar-14 22:15:57

Kylie
Shania
Whitney
grin

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