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November 7th, 2012 03:07 PM #1Member
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November 7th, 2012 03:12 PM #3
I like the meaning and history of Artemis, but I don't like the name so much. It doesn't seem to have any good nicknames (the only ones I can think of are Arty, Tem, and Missy), and the name isn't that feminine. I would love to see someone use the name, though, but it just doesn't fit with my tastes. (A girl named Artemis would be so cool!)
Artemisia takes away from the quality of the name, in my opinion. It sounds like a country in a fantasy novel (I'm pronouncing it are-tem-eez-sha). Artemisa is ok (I'm saying it like art-em-ee-sa), and it is the best feminization, in my opinion.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor heaven "lena" ~ vivienne ailsa ~ felicity emma "fay" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
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November 7th, 2012 03:24 PM #5Senior Member
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I like the mythology behind the name, but I've never fully warmed up to Artemis. Similar to pp, I'd love to meet one but wouldn't consider the name myself.
As far as Artemisia and Artemisa, I think they just look overly complicated. Artemis doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and adding more syllables just makes it trickier in my opinion.
November 7th, 2012 03:32 PM #7
November 7th, 2012 03:53 PM #9Senior Member
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I love Artemisia! I grew up on a farm, so I have a real fondness for botanical names. Artemisia ("artameezha") is a wonderful family of plants - they're silver, velvety, fragrant clouds of leafiness. Tarragon and wormwood (used to make absinthe) are both forms of Artemisia. I think the name has a lovely sound, though it wants a nickname. (Mimi? Arta?) Pretty sure artemisia is named for Artemis, so that name is contained within it.
If you prefer just Artemis, and you're not into plant names, you should go for just Artemis. I think it's a powerful name, and also a wearable one because of its clean, simple sound. Makes me think of the full moon, the forest, wild beasts, bows and arrows!