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October 11th, 2010, 05:55 PM
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SO really likes Persephone for a girl. I'm not quite sold on it but I told him if I could figure out a good nickname for it that we could call her...then it could possibly go on the list.

Any suggestions for nn for Persephone?

Any other mythical name suggestions for a girl or a boy?

TIA for your help!


ETA: I don't know the origin of Seraphina, but I threw that one out there as a suggestion. I consider it to be kinda "out there" as far as names go, but I figured if he liked Persephone, he might like Seraphina, and he does! I'm having a nn issue with that one as well because I think people would want to call her Sera and my oldest DD's name is Kara (Care-ah), and I don't want them to have rhyming names...any help with that one would be appreciated as well!
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October 11th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Persephone -- Effie, Seffie, Percy

Maybe Sadie for Seraphina? Since Sadie is a nn for Sarah.
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October 11th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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I like Seraphina - could you use NINA as a nickname? Do you go by Nina?
Persephone is a little too 'out there' for me. It really stands out next to your other children's names.
What about Evangeline or Penelope? Nicknames could be Eva or Poppy, Penny?
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October 11th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Oooh I didn't even think of Nina! lol I used to go by Nina, years ago, when I was a live-in nanny for a certain family. That particular family knew atleast 3 Christinas that were all very good family friends or former nannies...so to make it less confusing for their young children, they had nicknames for all of us Tia, Chris, Nina (me). Nobody else calls me that, so it could definitely be a nickname. Thanks for the suggestions ladies!

Another one I thought of was Finn (If I used the spelling Serafina). WDYT?

I also LOVE Evangeline. I've brought it to SO's attention and I think he likes it too. Penelope is nice too!
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October 13th, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Nicknames can be anything-they don't have to relate to the given name at all.
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October 14th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Love Seraphina & Persephone is not my style...

Phi/Fi (Seraphina)
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October 14th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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I was going to suggest Finn for Seraphina, or Fifi. Nina is a good just suggestion too!
For Persephone I think Nene or Perry could work.

other mythical names to go with Cara and Brady-

Anthea
Evadne
Daphne
Delia
Selene
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I like the suggestion of Daphne & Delia.
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October 14th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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What about Fifi for Seraphina

love that name by the way

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October 14th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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what about Medea (Mah-dee-yah?)for a girl, it's not really mythical but I believe it means woman in greek or something like that
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Medea is from Greek mythology, but with pretty negative connotations. Without going into the whole story, she was an enchantress who killed her children when her husband left her for another woman. Not a name I would use.

Seraphina is lovely! I prefer it spelled Serafina, but that's just me. I think Nina is a great nn--and Kara and Nina go really well together, IMO.

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Athena
Ariadne
Eurydice (yoo-RID-uh-see)
Calliope
Io
Daphne
Isis
Juno
Iphigenia
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October 18th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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How about the nn phin for Persiphone cuz the 'phon' part kinda sounds like fin.
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I like Evangeline
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