Middle name for Calliope?
I posted back in November looking for a sister name for our daughter Seraphina Red Bird Elzbietta, and with your help we settled on Calliope.
Now we cannot agree on a FIRST middle name. We fancy so our kids get two middles, lol.
This baby is Calliope ________ Xenobia Brooks.
My husband’s criteria:
Doesn’t start with C, P, X, Z, or B.
Doesn’t end with A or IA
has 3-4 syllables**
Delicate, slightly fancy
soft sounds, no harsh consonants
Older, historical maybe.
My additional, fussier criteria:
Ideally 2 syllables with stress on first syllable, to maintain the double-dactylic meter of the name.
Calliope is Greek and Xenobia is the Greek version of the Syrian name, so no more Greco-Roman.
No internal rhymes (alli, io)
doesn’t end with EE sound.
Ask any questions to help clarify! Thank you all!
Sun, 04/14/2019 - 11:21pm