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April 23rd, 2014 05:27 PM #11Senior Member
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- Jul 2010
I think it's lovely. Like previous posters said, pronunciation might be an issue. Without your guidance, I would have said "brih-SAY-iss" instead of bree-say-ease. I think that's because the bree-say-ease pronunciation feels like the emphasis it on each syllable which makes me say it more slowly . Wiki seems to think the pronunciation is brye-see-iss--if that affects your opinion at all. I like it regardless of how you choose to pronounce it, so it's just a matter of how you feel about having to correct people all the time.Caitlin Ann & Robert Curtis a.k.a Caitie & Curt
Newlywed and Namenerd (well kinda, 9.3.12)
Auntie to Morgan Ellen, Jason Lee, Stana Marie, Shanna Lynn, and Eva Jean
I love family names, literary names and familiar but uncommon names. Feel free to suggest some!
Rupert~Milo~Montag~Atlas~Lucian nn Luc~Frederick nn Fritz~Tavish~Xavier~Sebastian~Henry nn Hal/Hank
Lyra~Penelope~Juno~Valentine nn Lena~Harriet~Beatrice~Rhiannon~Philippa nn Flip~Coral~Rose
April 23rd, 2014 05:39 PM #13
One of my favorites. I think there are a lot of old names that feel modern, and I'm not sure why they aren't more popular. I've always thought this about Evadne as well. Good find on the thoroughbred connection, I like that. We raised horses when I was growing up, and had a gorgeous (and very spirited) thoroughbred mare. Beautiful horse.Considering...
Cordelia Eilonwy Snow ● Evadne Undomiel Snow ● Isabeau Jane Sophronia ● Lorelei Nimue Ondine
Pandora Vivienne Swan ● Thisbe Octavia Wildrose ● Thora Ilythia Swan
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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
April 23rd, 2014 05:57 PM #15
April 23rd, 2014 07:59 PM #17Senior Member
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- Nov 2013
It is a great name, but I have difficulties getting over her story. Love interest is a nice euphemism. But she was a war prize, an object and although that was the way things were back then, it still bothers me. Persephone was taken unwillingly, but at least she became his wife, and not his play thing. Plus she left once a year to visit her mother, thus bringing about Spring. But Briseis didn't do anything like that, so its rather anti-feminist.
April 23rd, 2014 08:42 PM #19
OOOOHHHH! So excited to find other people who love this name! My mom used to read my brother and I a children's version of the Iliad when we were younger. My brother wants to use the name Ajax FYI.
If I ever named a girl Elisabeth, her middle name would be Briseis
Elisabeth Briseis just sounds right!Girls-Isobel-Madeleine-Charlotte-Eleanor-Olenna-Annabel-Astrid