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June 24th, 2012 09:53 AM #1
Need opinions on the name Artemis!
So last night while talking to my fiance' about names, I asked him what he thought of Artemis. He tends to like more "normal" names, so I assumed he'd shoot it down, well he did, but not totally. He said he loved it for a video game character, character in a book or a cat, but not on a person.
He thinks Artemis = Atticus. (His friend Atticus was teased for his name) and fears Artemis will be another Atticus....
I was just wondering if anyone knew any Atremis's and if they were ever teased. Also I'm not involved with younger kids so I don't know what the new names on the block are. He's basing it off of the names he grew up with, which I pointed out he never grew up with a Noah, Nora, or Nina which are his nephew and nieces names. I never grew up with them either.
I was just wondering if Artemis is safe to use. It's been a gp of mine for a long time, but I never thought of using it on a kid, but it's the only other name we both like besides Luna/Lunete. I still can't get him on board with Euphemia.
I'm also a little worried about it appearing too corny since my name is Diana. With Luna it's a little less obvious so I'm okay on that.
Last edited by catloverd; June 24th, 2012 at 09:54 AM. Reason: spelling errors
June 24th, 2012 10:10 AM #3
June 24th, 2012 10:33 AM #5Elliot ~ Silas ~ Henry ~ Gideon ~ Ezekiel
Evangeline ~ Sophie ~ Maisie ~ Phoebe ~ Josephine
Crushes: Jubal ~ Avery ~ Persephone ~ Seraphina
June 24th, 2012 12:09 PM #7
I think it depends on your location and your crowd. Our group of friends has kids with tons of crazy names so while Artemis would definitely be different I think it would be accepted. More and more kids are getting stranger names and I think teasing over it will grow less and less. When the bully's name is Dashiell it's harder to imagine him making fun of a kid named Ezekiel.
Artemis still sounds a bit feminine to me, despite Artemis Fowl being a boy. Arty and Tem and Ari and Aris and Ret all seem like nn options. It's not on my list, but it's not in the crazy realm either.
June 24th, 2012 12:27 PM #9