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A sister for Aphra?

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VainVulva Mon 10-Nov-14 21:06:01

I'm due to have a dd who we are going to call Aphra (totally 100% decided on, so not looking for opinions on this wink)

But I'm just thinking ahead to if we have another girl, what would we call her? What would you suggest?

Criteria would probably be one or two syllables, not to begin with an a or e and not too common!

If we had another ds it would definitely be one of the following...

Asa (breaking my own criteria)
Ezra "
Arlo "

Please indulge me, I love thinking about names! TIA

Betsy003 Mon 10-Nov-14 21:08:26

I know an Astrid and viola

Iamyourmil Mon 10-Nov-14 21:09:17


Takver Mon 10-Nov-14 21:13:22


Alisvolatpropiis Mon 10-Nov-14 21:25:02


VainVulva Mon 10-Nov-14 21:30:03

Oh I like Greta, Hero, Viola and Astrid (even though Astrid begins with an a, it's lovely) thanks for the suggestions so far grin

wingcommandergallic Mon 10-Nov-14 21:38:44


Rosa Tue 11-Nov-14 06:25:48

I was going to say exactly what wingcommander said so will add Delta or Gamma.....

TheWhispersOfTheGods Tue 11-Nov-14 08:33:50

The Afra i know (that's how she spells it) has a sister Leah. I also think Naomi works really nicely with it.

BlueChampagne Tue 11-Nov-14 13:16:03


CruCru Tue 11-Nov-14 17:31:27

What's your background? Would Naomi, Miriam, Tamar or Claudia work?

sanilee Tue 11-Nov-14 17:56:59

Lida, Hermione, Athena, Ariadne ( I know, the As!- still both came to my mind)

sanilee Tue 11-Nov-14 18:04:57

Oh, or Thalia?

GreatAuntDinah Tue 11-Nov-14 20:17:33

If DS had been a girl he'd have been Naomi Aphra so I'll third Naomi. Or, staying in the feminist heroine vein, Olympe.

Wotsitsareafterme Tue 11-Nov-14 20:20:08

I dunno but I think Aphra is an amazing name

What about Phaedra

AriaBanjo Tue 11-Nov-14 20:23:29


VainVulva Tue 11-Nov-14 20:27:27

Thanks Wotsit I have a feeling its going to receive mixed responses though, but we both love it!

Lots of great suggestions! I don't love Naomi, more to do with associations than the name itself unfortunately!

Olympe is nice.

I think I may have to ditch the no a rule as I'm loving some of the a names especially Astrid!

mathanxiety Thu 13-Nov-14 19:31:00


Estelle or Stella
Frieda or Elfrieda

Breaking lots of your rules smile

I love Aphra.

Belazu84 Fri 14-Nov-14 09:51:25

Like the suggestion of Stella. Also-

VainVulva Fri 14-Nov-14 13:15:28

Beleauz84 what a fantastic list! Just my style grin

Belazu84 Fri 14-Nov-14 16:08:47

Oh hooray. Aphra is one of my favourites buy DH no like. sad

monkeymamma Sat 15-Nov-14 20:43:19

Big Behn fan here so I'll indulge myself (i too love thinking about names).

You could got with other playwrights (susannah, caryl...)
Or other old English saints (Behn was originally Eaffrey but simplified the spelling later on)
Other feminist icons (Ada - or Lovelace!; Amelia; Simone; Germaine)


burgatroyd Sun 16-Nov-14 10:40:20

I second Juno and Tamar.

How about Thisbe?

Aphra and Thisbe sound like kickin sisters!

BellaVida Sun 16-Nov-14 11:07:01

Sticking with 17th century names, what about

DS- Ambrose, Amos, Blaise, Clemment, Neriah, Japhia, Randulph, Titus, Tobias

DD- Annis, Blanche, Blythe, Cecily, Charis, Leah, Rhoda, Verily, Willow

cerealqueen Sun 16-Nov-14 11:11:05

Got to be Distra surely?

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