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  1. #16
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    I would never name my own son Icarus, and I will always associate him with the mythology, because Icarus had a such tragic fate, but then most of the people in Greek Mythology had. If you like it - go for it. Just be aware that it may be an heavy burden - and the nickname Icky can happen.
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  2. #18
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    I love the way Icarus sounds and think, although a bit heavy, it's the kind of name that will define your son. He will undoubtedly learn to "own" the name.

    That said, my only concern would be the nickname Icky.
    Wilde West

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  3. #20
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    I would use Icarus in the mn spot. Have you considered Ignatius?

  4. #22
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    I think it would be usable in the middle name position, but I'm not so sure about the first name position. The nickname "Ick/Icky" comes up in my mind.

  5. #24
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    I don't think the tragic association matters at all, but the Ic- sound definitely gives me pause. I agree that it would be better in the middle.
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