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Thread: Thoughts on Electra?
June 19th, 2013 11:28 PM #11
It's a very loud name, and I think that goes either way with people. I like it, but I can see how it would be hard for a shy girl to pull off. (Another possible reason it isn't heard very much - my first association with it is the former "Pussycat Doll" Carmen Electra, but I don't know how well-known that reference is)Felicity ~ Calista ~ Claudia ~ Beatrice "Betty" ~ Carlotta ~ Millie ~ Cora ~ Audrey ~ Violet
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June 19th, 2013 11:46 PM #13
June 20th, 2013 12:24 AM #15
I can't disassociate it from "Electra complex," unfortunately. For me, between the Greek tragedy, interpretations like "Mourning Becomes Electra," and Plath, Electra has this creepy murder-incest-suicide vibe going on. (And a bit of a stripperish one, too, which creates a weird dichotomy.)
I love the Italian form, Elettra, but I feel like it has a different energy than Electra.----
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June 20th, 2013 06:39 AM #17
I thought I was the only one who liked this name. Guess I was wrong!Girls: Prairie, Lillian, Samantha, Winter, Zoe, Phoebe, Sage, Leah, Caroline, Alice, Robin, Kelly, Gracie, Dakota, Tessa, Rose, Lyric, Maple, Heidi
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June 20th, 2013 07:15 AM #19
Oh, Electra...One of my favorite names, I even consider it for future. I do like Elettra too, and don't care about Carmen Electra - it's not even her first name and not real.
ETA: just thought about nickname options. You can go with either Ellie(a bit boring), Lexie(kind of stretch) or even Lettie(drool). What an amazing name!
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