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  1. #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)
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  2. #13
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    I too love the name Electra. I only worry that it's too sensual due to Carmen Electra.
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  3. #15
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    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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  4. #17
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    I thought I was the only one who liked this name. Guess I was wrong!
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  5. #19
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    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!
    Last edited by mclevine; June 20th, 2013 at 07:28 AM.

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