Potential sister name for Seraphina NOT ending in A

I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions for little girl names to go with Seraphina. Our family’s names are:

Isis (me)

DH David

Ethan (my 16 yo stepson)

Seraphina (our 3 yo daughter together)

I love the flow and rarity(ish) of Seraphina, but I don’t want another feminine Italianate name. 

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November 20, 2018 1:39 PM

Genevieve, Evangeline, Beatrice, Penelope, Eloise, Ariadne, Gabrielle, Annelies

2
November 20, 2018 2:32 PM

Josephine

Calliope

Penelope

Felicity

Guinevere

Annalise

Avaline

Coraline

Ariadne

Jessamyn

Jessamine, Persephone, Calanthe, Isabeau, Desiree, Juliet, Gwendolyn, Jocelyn, Dominique, Angelique, Adeline, Arielle, Aracely, Maribel, Leilani, Lorelei, Jacqueline, Amaryllis, Bellatrix, Christabel, Bellamy, Briohne, Corabelle, Hermione, Liselotte, Jessilyn, Khaleesi, Lauralyn, Mallory, Meredith, Romilly, Taralyn, Marjolein, Mariamne, Ottilie, Rosalind, Rosamund, Valentine, Celeste, Gracelyn, Gracyn, Phoebe, Daphne, Delphine, Odette, Xanthe, Tenille, Miette, Mireille, Maeve, Primrose, Tiffany, Raphaelle, Averill, Imogen, Annabeth, Annali, Clementine, Melisande, Miriam, Mariam, Tamar

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November 20, 2018 2:47 PM

Maybe you'd be interested in some of the Greek names? I'm a big fan of a lot of the -anthe names, which have some of the same flow and interest of Seraphina but with a different ending: Calanthe, Chrysanthe, Dianthus (that's the flower name; there's also Dianthe and Diantha), Melanthe, Iolanthe (technically this one is a literary invention, formed on the -anthe root, not a genuine ancient Greek name).

Echoing your name, you could also consider some of the ends-in-s (sound) names (some of these are also Greek, but not all): Alanis, Briseis, Anneliese, Anais, Maylis (the French pronunciation of this might be more like May-lee), Carys, Amaryllis, Clematis, Nerys, Damaris

4
November 21, 2018 1:45 AM

Our girl shortlist currently has zero names ending in A:

Genevieve, Felicity, Elodie, Adelaide, Gwendolyn, Lorelei

I think Felicity and Seraphina actualy go quite nicely together, but here are a few other ideas: 

Evelyn, Adeline, Amaranthe, Bronwen, Juliette, Josephine, Jessamyn

5
November 21, 2018 4:50 PM

Many lovely names ahead of this comment, I'll add Daphne and Phoebe.

6
November 22, 2018 10:01 AM

I love many of these suggestions. I'd add Ianthe, Violet, Clementine, Francine, Fleur, Peony, Leonie, Tamsin, Lucy, Marigold, Cleo, Fern, Margot, Marin, Jessamy,Marnie, Lilian. Glynis.

 

 Also Linnea, Stella, Zuleika, Pia, Leila, Katia, Flora, Rosa, Clara (do end in A but are not super-Italianate).

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November 23, 2018 4:01 PM

I might consider a substantial, flowing, romantic-style name from a different language.

Perhaps Greek: Hermione, Ariadne, Persephone, Daphne?

Perhaps Welsh: Gwendolen/Gwendolyn, Guinevere, Bronwen, Carys, Eluned, Olwen, Winifred?

Perhaps French: Eugenie, Delphine, Elodie, Alexandrine, Amandine, Antoinette, Georgette, Geraldine? 

Perhaps other clunky vintage revivals: Adelaide, Christabel, Adeline, Olivine, Valentine, Harriet?

8
December 9, 2018 2:17 PM

We may (partway through the first trimester, so who knows where we will be in 7 months, lol) have a name.

heaven help me....

Call!ope M@gdalena Zen0b!a

our first daughter’s name is Ser@ph!n@ Red B!rd Elzb!ett@, so at least the length and ornateness is already present. DH is hooked on Magdalena and I won’t let go of Zenobia, and this time we don’t have my mother’s impending death informing name choices. 

What a spitfire she will be with a name like this!

thank you all for the suggestions! you guys are a treasure trove. 

9
December 9, 2018 4:28 PM

Oh I love it,  goes so well with her sisters name too

10
December 9, 2018 7:17 PM

Congratulations! You have achieved a rare feat: names that match without matching. Kudos.

11
December 10, 2018 6:00 AM

I love it and would be very excited to meet sisters with those names!

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December 10, 2018 9:30 AM

Thank you, friends! “Match without matching,” a true compliment from the babynamewizard community!