@cup-of-morning-jojo replied to your photo “#??? - On rare occasion, an Eevee can be affected by more than one…”
Honestly Nixeon would have been a much better name. “Sireneon” is a mouthful and does not flow very well. A Nixie is a type of water sprite, and it ends with an “e” sound, making it flow right into Nixeon.
I know that I’m never going to please everyone when I pick a name, and ultimately, I pick the name that I personally like the most and think fits and sounds the best. There were a lot of great suggestions to choose from, but I thought and still think that Sireneon was the right name. I’ve never heard of Nixies, and Nixion wasn’t suggested to me (to my knowledge), so the name and its inspiration wasn’t ever on my radar.
But I went with Sireneon for several reasons. Sirens were a big inspiration for the Pokemon itself, with its description matching a lot of classic siren lore. Nixies don’t have a very similar lore, besides being mermaid-like beings (from what I found in a quick google search, at least).
Sound-wise, I personally find that Sireneon flows well and isn’t too much of a mouthful - it has the same amount of syllables as Vaporeon - and (to me) has a very graceful, pretty sound to it, calling to mind ‘serene’. Nixeon sound more abrupt and harsh, (and makes me think of Nixon).
I appreciate the feedback, but for the reasons above, I’m very happy with Sireneon!