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  1. #1
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    Leopold vs Leonidas

    Which do you prefer Leopold (Lay-oh-pold) or Leonidas (Lay-oh-nigh-dis)?

    I like how uncommon Leopold is (it isn't even in the top 1000 whereas Leonidas is 888) but I love the greek and Shakespearean roots of Leonidas (Leonatus, a variation of Leonidas, is featured in Cymbeline) and the nickname of Leon.

    Hypothetical siblings would be Atlas, Persephone and Cordelia.

  2. #3
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    I like Leonidas.

  3. #5
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    I prefer Leopold.
    To me Leonidas sounds like a disease. ("I'm sorry to tell you, but he contracted a serious case of leonidas.")

  4. #7
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    I prefer Leopold, though I couldn't tell you why.
    Henry John, Charles Wesley
    Eleanor June, Clara Sparling

  5. #9
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    I prefer Leonidas. Leopold, while I can understand the appeal, just sounds hopelessly stuffy to me.
    Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
    College student and avid name nerd.
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