Quintuple syllables

Mmmm! πŸ˜‹ So many delicious names, don’t you think, guys? πŸ™‚ So, which ones on this list do you like? πŸ™‚
I love many of these, and like most of them actually especially the feminine ones, I find most of the masculine slightly clunky.
I love -bella names super girly and cute, so I find Adorabella adorable.
I prefer just Aurelia to Aureliana but Aureliana is cool too.
Candelaria is sweet and I love the Catholicky feel of it.
Eleonora is by far my most favourite variant of Eleanor, and Emanuela is gorgeous.
I am Emilia Anna and sometimes I sign myself Emilianna for fun, although in Polish phonetics that’s four syllables. I much prefer it with two n’s.
I have soft spot for Evangeline and Evangelina too, it’s even more frilly! πŸ˜€
Not crazy for Leokadia but I like that it becomes to feel vintage here while loses the dated & geriatric feel so should be fresh and ready for a comeback in a while in my view, just as all the Pelagias, Apolonias and other such. That could be an interesting change. I have two Leokadias in my family tree that I’m aware of. However in Polish phonetics that would actually be 4 syllables, not 5, as we pronounce it le-aw-KAH-dyah, the i is just kinda softening and doesn’t make its own syllable.
Michelangela and Michelangelo are so lovely, Michelangelo always makes me think of my Mum, and sometimes I call Misha Michelarcangelo because Russian blue cats come from Arkhangelsk and are sometimes called Archangelic.
Oliviana could be a nice twist on the overused Olivia.
Vitaliana and Viridiana both sound so fresh and make me think of spring.
Which ones do you like?

Onomastics Outside the Box

From the short and sweet to the long and flowery, here are some names with five syllables. Unsurprisingly, a great many of them are Italian.

Female:

Adorabella
Alexandria, Alexandrina
Anastasia, Anastasiya, Anastazia
Annunziata, Annunciata
Artemisia
Aureliana

Bartolomea
Bonaventura (means β€œgood fortune” in Italian)
Candelaria
Capitolina, Kapitolina
Cassiopeia
Desideria
Diamantina
Dionisia

Eleftheria
Eleonora
Elisabeta, Elisabetta, Elizabeta
Emanuela
Emerentia
Emiliana
Evangelina

Giuliana
Immaculada
Innocentia, Innokentiya
Iphigenia, Efigenia
Ghisolabella
Leokadia, Leocadia (one of my fave Polish names)
Marionetta
Michelangela

Octaviana, Oktaviana
Oliviana
Olympiada, Olimpiada
Paraskovia, Paraskoviya
Rosamaria
Sebastiana
Solomonida
Theodosia

Valeriana
Vespasiana
Victoriana
Vitaliana
Viridiana
Yekaterina, Ekaterina
Yelikonida, Elikonida
Yelizaveta

Male:

Annunziato
Aureliano
Bartolomeo
Bonifacio
Desiderio
Emiliano
Giuliano
Martiniano
Maximilian
Michelangelo

Niktopolion (rare Russian form of Latin Nicopolitanus [citizen of Nicopolis]; born by poet Niktopolion Svyatskiy, 1854–1917)
Pantaleone (means β€œall lion” in Greek)
Sebastiano
Teodosio
Valeriano
Vespasiano
Vitaliano

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10 thoughts on “Quintuple syllables”

  1. I like Candelaria and Evangelina! I love Victoria (only four syllables, I know!) and I wanted to name my baby sister Victoria, but my parents didn’t let me! So they went with Ellen. Blah.

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    1. Victoria is very cool, I like it especially in the middle name spot, although here Wiktoria is quite popular for girls right now so I don’t like it quite as much as I used to. I really love the similar looking Veronica in the English-speaking world, but again Weronika is very popular here and Sofi has three in her class so one can get a bit fed up especially if one interacts with many children a lot. πŸ˜€
      Victoria and Ellen, quite differing vibes! They say that parents usually know instinctively what to name their child so it would fit them, and I can see it a lot of the time too, so perhaps your sister makes a much better Ellen than she would a Victoria. I actually really like Ellen though, and most of the Helen names, but it is a bit bland compared with others in this name family.

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      1. Yeah, I hate my sister’s name! Her middle name is even worse: Ellen Taylor. Yuck! Ugly boy middle name! At least my middle name is Elizabeth!

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  2. I like Artemisia and Dionisia, as I love their origins from Greek deities. I actually do prefer Emiliana to Emilianna, but can see how you would prefer the form with two n’s.

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