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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Is Thisbe too tragic?

    I believe this name originated from the Ovid's "Pyramus and Thisbe" which is similar to "Romeo and Juliet". Do you think this association is too negative? Does it give the name a bad image and make it unusable?

  2. #3
    I don't think it is!
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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    If it's o.k. to use Juliet...I don't see why Thisbe can't be used. It sounds lovely and lyrical.
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  4. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Sydney Australia
    Thisbe is a lovely name and also one of my name crushes!

    I think it's definitely usable.
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    United States
    I'm not familiar with Thisbe's history, but if it was used in a Romeo and Juliet esque story, I think it's okay. Juliet is very popular, and Romeo has been frequently. Plus, I think it's obscure enough that people won't catch on right away that it has a tragic history.
    I think it's a lovely name, and if you want to use it, then do it.

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