*Adela- Spanish, “noble”– like Xipil
Araceli- Spanish, “altar of the sky”- could pay tribute to Christopher with the meaning
Belen- Spanish form of Bethlehem, used in Mexico as a given name.
*Calixta- Spanish form of the Greek Kallistos, “most beautiful.” I love how Dante and Calixta are old world names. You also get the C for Chris and the X from Xipil.
*Celia- A great name in English and Spanish, you are so lucky to have this in your family! Also a C name for Chris.
Cristina, Cristiana, Christabel- Lovely names that relate to your friend and also pay homage to your heritage.
Guadalupe- See above– wolf.
*Ibarra- For your grandmother. This may sound odd as a first name to Spanish speakers (?), but could make a wonderful middle.
Lupe- Again, WOLF!
*Nereida- Spanish, “sea sprite”, from the Greek. I’m not sure what your relationship is to the sea, but this name just jumped off the page at me.
Socorro- Spanish, “help, relief”– could represent life after Christopher’s passing.
Violeta- The violet represents love, fidelity, and modesty among other things.
Ylva- Old Norse for wolf.
*Ximena- Spanish, may be a form of Simon, meaning “he has heard.”
*Xochitl- Nahuatl for flower, used in Mexico.
*Xiomara- Spanish, “famous in war.” A traditional X name that pairs well with Xipil.
Combinations I love for you:
*Ylva Calixta Christiane
Some of the commenters had great ideas, too!
Citlali Siobhan (Citlali means star, Siobhan is the female equivalent of Sean, my best friend's middle name)
Celita (A variation of Cielito, so essentially, a piece of heaven.)
I have my work cut out for me. I actually think having this many options was the equivalent of shooting myself in the foot. I am armed with some pretty good names, though...I just have no idea how I am going to choose. I'm fairly certain this will be the last chance I have to name a new human being, and I am taking the job very seriously. I know, me doing things seriously seems so unlike me, but this poor child will have this name forever, unless it's so horrible she changes it, or when or if she gets married, but that's just the last name. She gets to put this on resumes and college applications...GAH! It's making my head spin!
I think I am going to start dinner and try to unravel my brain...