Some New Combinations

I am trying new combinations time to time and add new names to my lists. I would love to hear your opinions on the newest ones in my lists :) 

Alrisha Violette

Antares Araminta

Diane Vittoria

Iphigenia Gillian nn Gilly

Isobel Araminta Joy 

Krenare Jeyne - Krenare is an Albanian girl name 

Galladon Ambrose

Haldon Lewyn

Howland Charles

Klodian Jon - Klodian is yet another Albanian name on my lists 


By EVie
December 8, 2017 3:58 PM

Some of these spellings, at least when grouped together, have a distinct Game of Thrones feel ;) Jon, Jeyne, Howland... intentional inspiration, or just a coincidence?

Antares is very masculine to me. The ending is from Ares, the Greek god of war. So it seems an odd choice for a girl.

Alrisha, Galladon, Klodian and Krenare are new to me. Is Alrisha Turkish? I know almost nothing about Albanian names, so it's interesting to hear a few. 

Love Iphigenia, Araminta and Ambrose. I would expect a Vittoria to be of Italian descent, as that spelling isn't really used in any other language, but that has less impact in the middle spot. 

December 9, 2017 3:19 AM

I love ASOIAF - the books so yes I am inspired by the series. Gilly and Joy are characters too. Alrisha is Arabic actually, Alrisha and Antares are star names. Galladon is from ASOIAF too, it is a name for Azor Ahai in Tarth - Brienne tells his story in the books while searching for Sansa/Arya. I used Vittoria because I love the name hehe Albanian/Circassian and Lazuri names are my underappreciated favorites. Whenever I can, I use them. Plus Jeyne Westerling is the queen I was robbed as well as Jeyne Poole plot shouldn't be given to Sansa. Jeyne was passed as Arya after all. 

December 9, 2017 8:55 AM

Diane Victoria is nice
Isobel araminta joy his nice
Lewin is ok,Charles is ok as mn,Jonathon or john are nice

December 9, 2017 11:44 AM

I always enjoy your name choices. Many of these are new to me--how do you pronounce Krenare? Is it two syllables, or three? I quite like the look of it, but I don't know what it sounds like.

I agree that Antares feels more masculine than the other girl names on your list. It also feels distinctly sci-fi to me, obviously because it is a star but also due to its use for a type of space ship in Star Trek and its similarity to the surname Antilles from Star Wars. Of course, for me that would be a big plus :).

I'm of two minds about Iphigenia; on one hand, I really like the sound and "feel" of the name, but on the other I always cringe a bit at some of the more tragic mythical names. I think this one would be particularly hard for a man to name his daughter! Would you pronounce Gillian with a hard-G? I usually read it with a soft-G, like the name Jillian, but with nickname Gilly (as in the gills of a fish) I wonder if you want a hard-G, like Gilligan without the second G.

Diane and Isobel are nice names; they're less exciting to me than your other girl choices, but that might be very different where you are.

Galladon and Klodian are my favorites from your male list (also Lewyn). Howland I can't help but see the word "howl", so I can see it working really well on a certain kind of book character, but seems less attractive for a real person.

December 9, 2017 12:30 PM

Antares was the name of the ship on the sci fi show Defying Gravity

December 9, 2017 12:57 PM

Krenare > Rehnar would be a close pronounciation but I am not sure, I based it one the fact Albanian is a IE language too and their word for knight also has kr sound at the beginning since k in English is not pronounced I expect Kre to turn to Re. 

Gillian has soft g sound like Jillian yes, it is from gilliflower - atleast her name is translated to Şebboy in Turkish. 

Howland feels so surnamey so I thought it could be trendy, Reed Howland would work as a real people right? 

Thank you for complimenting my naming style btw, do you think Keturah Jeyne or Keturah Joanna would work too? I can't be sure. 

December 12, 2017 8:37 AM

Keturah Jane would be nice or Keturah Joanna is pretty too - Reed Howland is ok

December 12, 2017 11:17 AM

So the traditional spelling of Jeyne will be better? I think changing spelling spices things in some cases. 

December 12, 2017 7:49 PM

I think so,  especially with Keturah Jane is best,  2nd Jayne

December 12, 2017 7:15 PM

I'm afraid you lost me with your reasoning about how Krenare is pronounced: kr is a VERY different sound cluster than kn, and even so, there are languages that have no problem pronouncing both the K and the N in kn; German, for example. So concluding that the K in Krenare wouldn't be pronounced in Albanian just doesn't wash. Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what you're trying to say? (Also, personally I'd feel strange using names from a language I don't speak.)

December 14, 2017 9:42 AM

Tbh we don't have kr or kn sounds in Turkish - there are rk or ng or nd, and the first time I have seen Krenare in a site, there wasn't a pronounciation guide for me to understand how it would be pronounced. It is a word name, derived from krenar, and seem to be kre-Na-re ((according to behind the names)) -- kre will be kıre for me and I prefer re with out kı sound more. 

December 10, 2017 11:53 PM

I like Isobel Araminta Joy.

Haldon sounds like Haldol - an antipsychotic medication.

December 11, 2017 10:55 AM

I am not familiar with medication names since I don't tend to get sick easily. Thank you for Isobel Araminta Joy, it is a favorite of mine too.