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April 3rd, 2013 01:53 PM #1
Persephone- Meaning Make it Unusable?
Trying to really narrow down girls names for baby and am wondering thoughts on the name Persephone. I admit I love it for its sounds and length. We are usually pretty concerned about meanings -actual and implied- and personal meaning to us so using this one would be difficult considering its meaning and Greek mythological connections. I know there are plenty of names out there in use that have horrible actual meanings- yet people don't seem to mind. Does Persephone make you think negative things?
April 3rd, 2013 02:00 PM #3
I actually really like the myth behind Persephone. It is one of my favorite ancient Greek names and I LOVE its association with the changing of the seasons. That wouldn't stop me for a second from using it. What would stop me is how unusual it is and how it could have pronunciation issues. I am considering it as a middle name.Mama Bear to Serenity (gone January 17th, 2011) and Luther Wolf
April 3rd, 2013 02:03 PM #5
I think it's fine. It has plenty of nicknames if she (the child) doesn't like Persephone. Despite mythology and meaning, I find it quite refreshing and spring-sounding; and yet, when I look at the word, it reminds me of wintertime. Nothing negative at all!~inside this teenberry's mind ~~Vote on combo possibilities (updated 3/8/14)
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April 3rd, 2013 03:23 PM #7Senior Member
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I'm with uselesskitty I adore this name especially the Greek mythological story behind the name Persephone. I love the associations of the changing seasons and the fact that Persephone is the goddess of the underworld I also like the dramatic intriguing story behind the name. Furthermore I love the association of Persephone with the main character in my favourite book Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman a book I've re-read a million times because the message is really powerful and Persephone the main character is so strong. I love the nickname Sephy too. She's stunning I'd use her.
April 3rd, 2013 03:28 PM #9
I think I am in the minority, but I don't understand the appealing of Persephone. Firstly, it is very long for my taste. I don't like any of nicknames (Serphy, Percy). It contains the word "phone" which isn't very feminine. And the meaning just makes me dislike it a bit more.
I am sure you will find much greater name for your baby, which will also bring fine associations. Good luck!Victoria
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