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Monday, July 17, 2006

English Name Proposal

黃太太認命我取 小芮芮 (黃芮嫺) 的英文名字,
在網上找了一下,出現了蠻多不錯的選擇....
 
我直覺想要用跟 "芮" 這個音有關的名字~ 
Female names that start with the sound "Ray" or similar sounds:
 
Ray
Origin: Middle English, from Old French rai, from Latin radius.]
Meaning: Radiance, light, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation.
Rae
Origin: English
Meaning: Doe.

Gender:  Feminine & Masculine

Usage:  English

Pronounced:  RAY

Short form of RACHEL. It can also be a masculine variant or a feminine form of RAY.
Rachel
Origin: Biblical
Meaning: Sheep.

Gender:  Feminine

Usage:  English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical

Other Scripts:  רָחֵל (Hebrew)

Pronounced:  RAY-chel (English), ra-SHEL (French)

Means "ewe" in Hebrew. She was the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin in the Old Testament.
Rachelle
Origin: French
Meaning: Form of RACHEL. An ewe.
Rachele
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Ewe.
Rachael
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Variant of RACHEL: Ewe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
Raelene
Origin: Australian
Meaning: Blend of RAE (short form of RACHEL) and the name element -ene.
Raina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Form of REGINA. Queen.
Regina

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Italian, Polish, Late Roman

Pronounced: re-JIEN-a, re-JEEN-a, re-GEEN-a

From a Late Latin name meaning "queen". A city in Canada bears this name.
Raine (Reine, Reina)
Origin: French
Meaning: Variant of RAINA: Queen.
Raizel
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Rose.
Rasia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Rose.
Raya

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Bulgarian

Other Scripts: Рая (Bulgarian)

Pet form of RAYNA
Rayna
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Pure, clean.

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Bulgarian

Other Scripts: Райна (Bulgarian)

Bulgarian form of REGINA
Rea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Poppy.
Renee (Rene, Renella, Renelle)
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Reborn.
Rhea

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology

Pronounced: REE-a

Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Hreia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (Hreo) "to flow" or ‘ρεος (Hreos) "stream". In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
 
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筱苓想要用跟 "星星" 有關係的名字.... 
Female names related to the meaning, "star":
 
Astra

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: AS-tra

Means "star", ultimately from Greek αστηρ (aster).
Astraea

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)

Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
Csilla

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Hungarian

Pronounced: CHEEL-law

Derived from Hungarian csillag meaning "star". This name was created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century.
Danica

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak

Other Scripts: Даница (Serbian)

From a Slavic word meaning "morning star".
Elanor

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Literature

Means "star sun" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.
Estelle

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: es-TEL

From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star".
Esther

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Jewish, French, Biblical

Pronounced: ES-tur (English), es-TER (French)

Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a Hebrew form of ISHTAR, the name of a Persian goddess. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia, who saves many Jews from persecution.
Maris

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: MER-is

Means "of the sea", taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary stella maris, meaning "star of the sea".
Seren

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Welsh

Means "star" in Welsh.
Star

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: STAHR

Means simply "star" from the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
Starla

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: STAHR-la

Elaborated form of STAR
Stela

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Romanian

Derived from Latin stella meaning "star".
Stella

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: STEL-a

Medieval name meaning "star", derived from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary stella maris, meaning "star of the sea". This name was used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'.
Sterre

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Dutch

Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
 
不知道筱苓有沒有特別喜歡的? 大家也給點意見吧!! 
Hontoni dosou yoroshiku onegaishimasu~ m(_ _)m
 

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