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  1. #1
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    Athena? Thoughts?

    Currently have Athena as a middle name option. Hubby mentioned it as a first name contender, which made my day! What are your thoughts on Athena as a first name?

    I don't care if it is a "big" name, with a lot to live up to, that would never stop me from considering a name and is completely a non-issue for me.

    Thanks.
    Ttc a baby brother or sister for Luther Wolf!

  2. #3
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    I think it's a lovely name, very cute and I'd love to meet one.
    The only thing I have against it is that I don't really like any of the nn's expect Annie and maybe Attie?
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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    I think it's gorgeous, I'd love to see someone use this. It's secretly on my list for future babas. I think it sounds awesome with Luther, both have the utterly delicious th-sound, and both are strong epic namesakes.

    I also like Athene, but of course it depends on if you want the -nuh or -nee ending.
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    I love love love this name. And, it's history. Athena is my absolute favorite greek goddess. I admire you and your hubby though because knowing that I never would have the guts to put this name on an actual child, I named my dog Athena! She's a little border collie and I thought it fit because they're a very very intelligent breed.

    Anyway, I think it would be great on a little girl. And I definitely agree that Athena and Luther sound great together!

    Good luck
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  5. #9
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    Yey! Positive feedback. I was worried everybody would say that its pretentious.

    I agree with kala_way about the nicknames; I am not a huge fan of any of them. That isn't an overly big deal to me though, I didn't like any of the nicknames for Luther either, and Lulu, has oddly grown on me.

    Ottilie, I am drawn to names with the "th" sound in it. I also love that both my name, Cynthia, and Athena have a link with Greek mythology.

    mnmemily15, I was surprised to see Athena has been on the SSA top 100 since 1955 and it has been steadily getting more popular! It was ranked 247 in 2012! Anyway, I love border collies! They are such nice dogs!
    Ttc a baby brother or sister for Luther Wolf!

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