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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by elrock13 View Post
    If you're going to choose a girl's name for a boy, use something that isn't so feminine-sounding. Phaedra has been a girls name for thousands of years. If you are going to do this, I recommend an unpopular name with little history that doesn't, in most cases, end in A.
    So using something with thousands of years of use on the opposite gender only works when naming girls?

    I'm not fond of Phaedra but I love that Peaches is willing to buck the trend.
    ** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **

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  2. #8
    Not my favorite, but it definitely fits with the rest of the family.

  3. #10
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    I don't like Phaedra (or Astala, for that matter) for a boy or a girl. Didn't she announce that'd be his name six months ago?
    ~ Proud mother of Violet Elizabeth Rose ~

    AUDREY – BEATRICE – CLARA – DAPHNE – JANE – SUSANNAH – URSULA – VIOLET
    ARTHUR – DARCY – EDWARD – FREDERICK – GEORGE – HENRY – JAMES – RUPERT

  4. #12
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    Considering Phaedra is a prominent FEMALE figure in mythology? No. Just...no.
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  5. #14
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    Still think it's odd on a boy but there definitely has been worse celebrity baby names.
    It's so lovely that he was born on Paula's birthday, I'm sure that means a lot to Peaches.
    Zelia • XXII • I run everythingroyalty and export names from Greenland & Inuit mythology
    Henry Ásgeirr Lórien • Alexander Adelin Pemba "Sasha" • Atticus Aksel Ivik • Oscar Edmund Igaluk
    Nor Valdemar Oisín • Saxo Endellion Bertil • Asa Bjørnstjerne Theo • Vincent Folke Bastian

    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Ivalo Galadriel • Aviaaja Catherine Françoise "Avi" • Evelyn Estë Cleopatra
    Olga Alvaret Lúthien • Anna Alvilda Bonaparte • Augusta Lydia Dagmar • Edith Faraday Antoinette "Edie"

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