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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    15

    I think I dug myself in a hole with my children's names. Greek names

    Three years ago I asked for your advice for my 3rd child's name. She was supposed to be my last. Now I'm expecting #4 a huge surprise and I don't like any names for a girl or boy.

    I have strict guidelines too. Must be a greek name and I want to rule out names already used in my big fat Greek family.

    Here are my children's names:

    Elias Anastasios
    Eleni Athena

    See where I dug my first hole with the first two names? Then I decided to change a bit with #3 at the suggestion of nameberries.

    Ione Artemis

    #4?

    If boy:
    My father would probably be heartbroken if I don't go with Dimitri but I do not want that as a first name.

    I kind of like Lukas Dimitri or Leonidas (Leo) Dimitri but so darn popular!

    If girl:
    I've got nothing for a first name except a reject from dd#2.

    Ianthe

    I feel like using Aphrodite as her middle name because I've already used Athena and Artemis for my daughters

    I don't love anything, not even a name that would break my rules. Once again my husband is no help, he just says no on every suggestion without giving a suggestion of his own.

    Thanks!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    15,298
    I'm going to give you some Greek name suggestions (I've never seen my Big Fat Greek Wedding so I may use some of the names that appeared on that film).

    Girls

    Persephone
    Evangeline/Evangelia
    Angeliki
    Stavroula
    Paraskevi
    Eirene/Irene/Irini
    Despina
    Zoe
    Sotiria
    Marianthi
    Vasiliki
    Chrysanthi
    Melina
    Xenia
    Stefania
    Theodora
    Theodosia
    Ioanna
    Alethea
    Anatolia
    Calista/Callisto
    Clio
    Cressida
    Damaris
    Demetria/Demeter
    Calliope
    Larissa
    Nerissa
    Odessa
    Thalia
    Thalassa
    Althea
    Phaedra
    Calla
    Anemone
    Alyssa
    Penelope
    Antigone
    Olympia
    Phoebe
    Rhea
    Thaddea
    Zenobia

    Boys

    Andreas
    Petros
    Thanos
    Spyridon/Spiridon
    Kostas
    Nikos
    Christos
    Yannis
    Constantine/Konstadinos/Constantinos
    Basil
    Leander
    Philo
    Philip
    Stavros
    Vasili
    Aristides
    Achilles
    Evangelos
    Alexander/Alexandros
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    12
    I've know (and dated!) two Greek boys. One was Yiannis (he dropped the s) and the other was Aris. I really like both names. Oh and Yianni had a sister (and 3 cousins) named Rhea. Don't love that one, but his Greek family sure did!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Flyover Territory
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    I don't have any suggestions for first names, but you could go Ariadne for a girl middle Also, I really like Ianthe, FWIW.
    Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
    ... and a Badger in Training

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
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    Greek names I like in no particular order

    I do love Ianthe, btw.

    Also I cannot use girls names that end in -ee sounds very well with our last name so needless to say those are my absolute favourites of the (gorgeous) Greek language.

    Girls
    Xanthe
    Phoebe
    Irene
    Iolanthe
    Xylia - this is not especially traditional though from what I've heard.
    Zoe
    Chloe
    Phoebe
    Thalassa
    Selene/Selena
    Hesper/Hesperia
    Demetria
    Aurora
    Iris

    Boys
    Dimitri I actually really love. Admittedly I'm the sort of person who also likes Demetrius. I thought Leonidas Dimitri was amazingly wonderful. I must admit that I didn't think that of all things Leonidas might be called that I'd read it being called "too popular." I think Leonidas NN Leo is a wonderful mix of pronouncable/heard-of without being common.

    Alexander - probably the gold standard of a Greek name that doesn't commit you to a theme.
    Victor/Viktor
    Lysander
    Damian/Damianos
    Gavriil/Gabriel
    Nicodemus
    Basil
    Lazarus

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