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September 25th, 2012 05:33 PM #1
For all you really creative namers out there...
What did/would you do if you love a really outrageous but beautiful name? Would you use it regardless of what others may think or say behind your back? Would you use it even if there's a chance your baby will hate their name or have a hard time carrying it?
I'm struggling with the name Calypso. I obviously adore it. It is full of deep significance to me personally, but as much as I love it, I am afraid of it.
Do I go against my artistic/exotic Bohemian style and use a more common/acceptable first name (like Sophia), and save Calypso for the middle? I must say that I love Sophia Calypso, but she will be known as Sophia, not Sophia Calypso *very sad face*
Or do I say so what if my family and friends hate Calypso? But what the baby grows to resent me for it?
We also like but don't love:
Sasha - I'm concerned Sasha is a bit mediocre
Chiara - DH will only spell Chiara with a K, and that makes it lose it's cool charm imo.
Sophia - beautiful, but too expected and ordinary.
Lilou - DH thinks it sounds too "ditsy".
Willa - I love this so much but it reminds DH of Wilma Flinstone
Her big sister's name is Éva Natalia (EY-va). While I love her name, I despise meeting other little Ava's all the time. I really would like to avoid a common name this time around.Mommy to...
Éva Natalia, Dimitri David & Mila Cosette
September 25th, 2012 05:44 PM #3Senior Member
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September 25th, 2012 05:45 PM #5
Do what you love. IMO. I like to think I take risks when naming and have had complete strangers go out of their way to walk over and compliment my sons' names. A lot of my friends and family gave me the crazy eye when I told them Pilot's name but they would all agree that it fits him perfectly. I regret not giving Dexter an equally unusual name but my husband chose it.
I think if you love Calypso, than you should name her Calypso.Mommy to Pilot David Patrick (7), Dexter Audio (6) and Happy Cordelia (2)
If I could have another... Aziza/ Boheme/ Sequoia/ Sojourn/ Thistle/ Vim
Forth/ Indio/ Rove/ Venture/ Vox
September 25th, 2012 05:50 PM #7
I don't think she will hate it. Or resent you. I hate my name, but I have never resented either parent for it! Obviously they didn't know I would dislike it.
September 25th, 2012 05:57 PM #9Senior Member
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Calypso is daring, but has Caly or Calla in there which I think she could go by if she dislikes having such a stand-out name when she's older.
Calypso is not my style, yet I wouldn't dislike being named Calypso. I think you should absolutely put the name that you love in the first name spot as long as it isn't one that sets her up for ridicule & confusion. Calypso is easily pronounced, familiar, pleasant sounding, ect....
I know what you mean about preparing yourself for the comments or the ones you know are happening behind your back. When I was pregnant and brought up the name Leonie my family HATED it, now they deny that I ever mentioned it and they absolutely adore it. I think critics will always find something to criticize, so use what you & you partner love!