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  1. #6
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    I know an absolutely terrific girl named Pandora and she gave me a high level of awesome/respect for those named Pandora. I probably wouldn't use it, but I love it when people do.
    ~ "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names" ~

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    The myth has no significance to me, and I think Pandora is such a fresh, lovely choice. I knew someone on a naming board way back when who ended up using the name Pandora (if she wasn't just a bored teenager, lol) and I've really liked it ever since.
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    Dantea, I'd flip that on you and ask why you would want to worship any god who would create evil. Not just to you, but everyone who worships a god. I've yet to hear any god story that doesn't involve some pretty horrible things they did to humanity. I'm actually surprised you feel this strongly, since you named your daughter Persephone and have Loki on your list. There's always more to the story, and I don't quite get how you can argue there's more to Persephone and Loki's stories, but Pandora was just an empty shell.

    Pandora, whether you take it as a story or truth, may have been created with a predestined purpose, but I don't think that ruins the name or the girl. I know the Eve names get lots of love, and she did the same thing, except she did hers out of free will, not because she had no choice.

    Personally, I'll take life as I know it, suffering and all. Granted, it's impossible to imagine a world without pain and suffering, but I do subscribe to the adage that there's no light without darkness, and to truly understand joy, you must understand sorrow. Kahlil Gibran says it best:

    On Joy and Sorrow

    Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
    And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
    And how else can it be?
    The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
    Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
    And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
    When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

    Some of you say, "Joy is greater thar sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
    But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
    Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

    Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
    Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
    When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.
    Considering...
    Cordelia Eilonwy Snow ● Evadne Polaris Fae ● Isabeau Jane Sophronia ● Lorelei Nimue Ondine
    Pandora Vivienne Swan ● Thisbe Octavia Wildrose ● Thora Khione Swan

    ●●● ●●● ●●●
    Caspian Ithuriel Wilder ● Damian Rainer Sparrow ● Evander Ithuriel Sol
    Gwydion Alaric Hart ● Malachi Tristan Bjorn ● Phineas Robin Blaise ● Theodore Peregrine Llyr

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  4. #12
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    Certainly this isn't the right place to talk about religion (you have my email, we can talk there :P ) but I will say that Cody is the one who worships Loki, not me, and that name is something is has argued a lot with me about. And Persephone never caused evil nor was she created to cause evil, so it's not really the same concept. And that was another Cody choice. And I feel the same about Eve as a name as I do about Pandora >.>

    Anyway, I still think there are better names out there with Pan beginnings and -dora endings.
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    Well, it was rhetorical, so no worries. My point with the other names, and the reason I was surprised you feel strongly against Pandora, was that Persephone is quite controversial. As a namesake, most people imagine a girl who was kidnapped by her uncle, probably raped, and forced to spend eternity with him in the underworld, except when she gets to come up to visit her mama. There's more to the story than that, but most people will sum it up like that, so I was surprised that with Pandora all you see is an empty shell. For what it's worth, I do not feel that way about Persephone, but I don't feel that way about Pandora either. Neither one really had much choice in their destinies.

    Like I said above, we don't know any way to live except with the evil around us, so it's not possible to imagine life without it, but would we feel love or joy to the extent we do if we didn't also understand what it is to lose a loved one or have our hearts crushed? I'm not sure we would. I'll always take the bad along with the good, because it makes the good that much better. So if Eve or Pandora really did release evil or sin into the world, I guess in a weird way I'm grateful.

    The curiosity is for sure one of the many things I love about Pandora. I think curiosity is one of the qualities I admire most in mankind. I also just love the ORA sound, and have several ORA names I'm going to have to decide on when there's an actual child to name.

    Anyway, obviously I have a lot of things to say about Pandora. Probably more than OP wanted to read. Oh well, I always write too much.
    Considering...
    Cordelia Eilonwy Snow ● Evadne Polaris Fae ● Isabeau Jane Sophronia ● Lorelei Nimue Ondine
    Pandora Vivienne Swan ● Thisbe Octavia Wildrose ● Thora Khione Swan

    ●●● ●●● ●●●
    Caspian Ithuriel Wilder ● Damian Rainer Sparrow ● Evander Ithuriel Sol
    Gwydion Alaric Hart ● Malachi Tristan Bjorn ● Phineas Robin Blaise ● Theodore Peregrine Llyr

    our furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander

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