Guest Author - Nancy Man
Not long ago, a reader e-mailed me to ask how the names Angela and Nicole could be combined into a "beautifully unique" baby girl name. I thought the two combination methods below would work particularly well with this pair of starting names...
One of the first things I noticed about Angela and Nicole is that both names include the consonants N and L (in that order). So I thought it would be fun to begin by looking for baby names that also feature N and (then) L. I came up with:
Ainsley, Anjali, Annabel, Anneliese, Anselma, Antonella
Chantal, Chantel, Consuelo, Cornelia, Danielle, Donella
Emmanuelle, Enola, Finley, Finola, Janelle, Jonelle
Kendall, Magnolia, Manola, Manuela, Natalia, Natalie
Neela, Nelia, Nella, Nelle, Neola, Nephele
Nigella, Nilda, Nilla, Noelia, Noella, Nola
Nolia, Nuala, Nyla, Ornella, Penelope, Vendela
Next, because the reader stressed the word "unique," I skipped straight to the modernist method of combining names. This method involves chopping up the starting names in various ways and putting the pieces together at random.
Syllables - "an," "gel," "a," "nic," "ole"
Similar syllables - "ann," "jel," "ah," "nik," "ohl," "ol"
Chunks - "ng," "nj," "el," "ic"
Letters - aaceegillnno
My resulting names looked like this:
Annelle, Angica, Anila, Annica, Annola
Callia, Cangilene, Cohlanne, Colena, Clea
Elica, Elnica, Eloni, Eliona, Eniola
Gellanne, Gelnika, Genica, Genohlia, Giolanne
Ineena, Ingea, Inelle, Injela, Innala
Jelena, Jicola, Jilla, Jillena, Joela
Lanole, Lenika, Lilene, Linja, Liola
Nicanja, Nikella, Nilace, Ninola, Noliana
Olecia, Olengia, Olina, Onica, Onjel
A few "real" names ended up manifesting themselves during the process, interestingly enough -- but most of the above are brand-new (at least to me).
And so that's what I came up with. I hope this gives my reader a few ideas. As always, if you're looking for name combination suggestions or assistance, please feel free to ask questions in the forum.