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    Persephone

    Is this firmly in the guilty pleasure zone or a quirky middle name choice?


    Persephone has become a new guilty pleasure of mine. I couldn't see myself using it as a first name because the names I like for first names tend to be more traditional names like Madeleine and Caroline. It doesn't fit with them at all. I have been thinking of adding quirkier names in the middle such as Persephone to spice up the combinations.
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    I was firmly against Persephone as a real name for a long time. But when I realized it could be an avenue to nn Peri, I changed my tune. That being said, a somewhat unusual middle name when coupled with a traditional first name should always be okay, provided they flow well.
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    Persephone

    It's effortless choice, very classic. She's a lovely name with a lot of class. I can so see Persephone as a great first and middle name but I think I have been influenced by nameberry as this name is flying around everywhere which makes me fall for Persephone even harder and see her as a potential choice rather than a GP. I think she could work a short first name. Like Claire Persephone or Joyce Persephone.

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    The name itself is pretty, but I wouldn't want my child named after a flimsy goddess who is kidnapped and trapped in the Underworld, married without consent, and powerless to leave until springtime. I have a similar issue; I adore the name Ophelia, but the Shakespearean maiden was exceptionally tragic. Classic names like Madeleine don't have that specific connotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile View Post
    The name itself is pretty, but I wouldn't want my child named after a flimsy goddess who is kidnapped and trapped in the Underworld, married without consent, and powerless to leave until springtime. I have a similar issue; I adore the name Ophelia, but the Shakespearean maiden was exceptionally tragic. Classic names like Madeleine don't have that specific connotation.
    This... and the fact that I see phone in the name is why I won't use it up front as a first. That being said it is a pretty name that I think is usable (though strongly associated with the mythological figure), so I won't quite classify it as guilty pleasure. I think middle name is a perfect spot for it.

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