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Thread: Psyche... too Psycho??
September 5th, 2013 08:40 AM #16Senior Member
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1) I don't associate it with psycho, but I do associate it with mental health and illness. Mental illness doesn't mean psycho, but using a name such as Psyche might become troublesome. I think psyche is a beautiful name, a beautiful word and to me it's about strength and weirdly fragility at the same time.
2) If I met a little Psyche I think I'd think it was quite cool, but also strange. I think it's better suited as a middle.
3) Gorgeously weird.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
September 5th, 2013 09:10 AM #18
I'm sorry but I have never heard of this as a name. How is it pronounced b/c to me I am pronouncing it like the word Psyche..like as in related to psychology, mental health, etc. I cannot fathom someone naming a child this..I mean kids would 100% tease and call psycho, psychotic etc..it's just too out there.Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012) Baby #3 Due March 2014
September 5th, 2013 09:53 AM #20
Like you I've always loved the myth and the character but I think it would be an incredibly difficult name to wear and most people won't connect it to the myth but to Psycho, Psychology, and Psychiatry, etc. If I think my SO would let me get away with it I'd suggest it as a mn for future kiddo's but he already thought I was weird when I was reading the myth to him.Little Lorelei - May 2016Endora - Merida - Viola - Zelda
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September 5th, 2013 10:49 AM #22Senior Member
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September 5th, 2013 01:01 PM #24Senior Member
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Psyche is going to be teased, there is simply no question about it. I also get tired of people claiming that any name can/will be teased and that's just ow kids are. I would no more name my child Psyche, Luna, or Ophelia than I would paint a red x on their foreheads to make them in to targets. Our personal sentiments about beautiful names need to have some boundaries. These are beautiful names that are best left for middles, I am sorry to say. Also keep in mind that a lot of people on this forum giving the green light on names like this are people who don't have kids and are not even close to having kids. There is some great input here for finding a name but at the end of the day if my child came home crying because I named them something like Psyche it will be my own fault. I embrace odd and unique names and named my son something extremely unusual, but I made sure it was not an obvious reference to something negative.