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  1. #6
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    I don't see how it could be a misspelling of Haiti at all, t and d are much more distinct where I'm from. I guess it's all accent dependent, but I'd be more inclined to think it a misspelling of Heidi - how are you pronouncing it? Hy-dee or Hay-dee or Hay-ee-dee?

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  2. #8
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    Please do not use this name for a little girl. I was wondering why it made me feel gloomy and then I realized it is because it reminds me of Hades -- Greek God of the Underworld.

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    ^^ Agree with PP. Reminds me of Hades from Greek Mythology.

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    I agree with the Hades association. It also looks like a creative spelling of Heidi, Haiti, or a trendy variation of Hailee.
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    I may be in the minority, but I love it.

    It's worth noting that strictly speaking, Haidee is not Greek, rather it's English.

    The name was created by the English poet, Lord Byron, and features as a character name in his (very long) poem Don Juan. It was probably inspired by the Greek aidoios which means "modest".

    The first mention of Haidee in the poem is...

    He had an only daughter, call'd Haidee,
    The greatest heiress of the Eastern Isles;
    Besides, so very beautiful was she,
    Her dowry was as nothing to her smiles:
    Still in her teens, and like a lovely tree
    She grew to womanhood, and between whiles
    Rejected several suitors, just to learn
    How to accept a better in his turn.
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