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August 3rd, 2013 11:27 AM #11
I wouldn't even mention it if i simply didn't like it and just because it's a great name sake doesn't mean that it's a great name for a child.Excludes my top 7 girls and top 7 boys names.
girls reserve list - Lucia - Ada (adelaide) - Orla - Kitty (katherine) - Irina - Nadia - Nicola - Iris - Petra - Phina (josephina)
boys RL - Caspar - Tristan - Rowan - Charles (not charlie)
Note: Lucia- 'loo-see-a', Irina- 'eye-ree-na'. Official names in brackets and they are just that 'official'.
August 3rd, 2013 11:31 AM #13
This name might put a very heavy image onto the child (with the Artemis Fowl books making this a male name and of course the goddess). Also this has a strong lesbian connotation which puts yet another identity burden on the child. Try to suggest things like:
Artemisia - The Italian form of Artemis, ethnic and definitively female.
Selena (or Selene) - This also means moon and is just as ancient as Artemis.
Atalanta - Another ancient origin like Artemis.
Helen (or Helena) - An old Greek name, of course also the daughter of Lita and Zeus.
Delia - Could be seen as derived from Delos, the isle where Artemis was born.
Hope this helps your friend out!
August 3rd, 2013 11:41 AM #15
When you have a child of your own you can call him/her what you want. I thought you lived in England? Lots of people have weird names here.My darling Roo, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
August 3rd, 2013 11:41 AM #17
I wouldn't say anything at all. It's her child and she probably had already thought of it not being mainstream. Perhaps, she's a bit bolder than you in this regard. Besides, her daughter might love the name once she understands where it came from.
August 3rd, 2013 11:43 AM #19Senior Member
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