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Thread: Is Odin usable?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Is Odin usable?

    It's not on my list right now, I'm just curious. A friend linked me to a baby photo contest page the other day and I (of course) had to browse through some of the other entries to see what their names were. And I saw two different baby boys named Odin, and one Odyn. So I'm just wondering.

    Personally I think it'd be fine because:
    1) The sound of it "fits in" with the trendy names right now, since it's really only one syllable off from Aiden et al and ends with -in
    2) It has a cute nickname, Odie
    3) The namesake of the Norse god isn't something most people know a lot about, but even if they do he's a pretty badass namesake

    What's your opinion? And just for fun, what siblings would you put with Odin?
    baby BOY arriving november 2015

    currently considering:
    Martin, Shepherd, Edmond, Teagan, Winston, Absalom
    a girl would have been named:
    Beatrix Judith

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  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    I go back and forth on Odin. I do really love it, but sometimes think it might just be too much. If the surname was something more 'traditional' a la Miller or Morris, I might just consider it, but with Fu, it almost sounds comical. So, its only the middle for me. I'd admire someone who used it up front though.
    Melissa, Mama to Oscar Leopold.
    Little Sparkler coming next July.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    I like Odin due to it's history and namesake. I like the robust O sound with it's softer ending. I would say it's more of a hipster choice right now.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    New Zealand
    I'd use it.
    Two small people, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett.

    If I had a baby tomorrow...
    Atlas Adair or Lyra Sylvie

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    I think it's perfectly usable because of all the reasons you listed. I know a little Odin, brother to Jasmine.

    I'd maybe go with a Norse theme with Odin, though nothing so obvious as Thor. Odin, Freyr, Eir, Saga...
    Or maybe just mythology in general Odin, Echo, Artemis, Loki...
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