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February 19th, 2014 03:36 PM #1
I first heard of the name Swanilde when I read the ballet Coppelia, and then came across it again on this website. In my mind, it conjures up images of fairytales and the princess in the ballet Swan Lake, although her name was Odette. I'm not expecting so I'm not about to give this name to a baby, I was just wondering whether you think it would be cruel to do so? Even the nameberry description of Swanhild says 'this one will go over real well in seventh grade..' but I think it's such a beautiful name.
February 19th, 2014 03:51 PM #3Junior Member
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February 19th, 2014 05:58 PM #5
I wouldn't think it would be too hard for a kid to spell tbh. I have quite a long, unusually spelled name but I never had an issue with it when I was little.
February 19th, 2014 06:28 PM #7
This name is equivalent to naming a child Brunhilde or Hildegarde for me. They're all clunky and unattractive with a somewhat otherworldly vibe (not in a good way). Swanhilde would make a good name for a German dog breed (a Boxer named Swanhilde) but I wouldn't want to saddle any child with it. Best left to fairy tales and the ballet. It's not for real life.All the best,
February 19th, 2014 07:28 PM #9
Name your child Odette instead.Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet
August - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter