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May 13th, 2012 05:12 PM #1Senior Member
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I need opinions please
I am a Christian, and I have some god/goddess names on my list. I like these ones for a specific reason I will list why I do. However, being Christian I feel maybe I shouldn't? I never thought anything of it until my father was like "why would you if your Christian" which made me think maybe I shouldn't cause well he has a point. Opinions? What about days of the week are they usable?
ETA: Any alternatives to any of these names?
Other Christians what do you think? Any one can answer this though.
The names in question:
Mercury - I adore this, due to my love for astronomy and the planets. I also like the element I find it interesting.
Thor - as a middle name, for the Marvel comic book character.
Diana - as middle name for the character from Anne of Green Gables
Atlas - as middle name for my love of traveling, and maps.
Iris - for the flower
Jupiter - the planet
Perseus - for the Percy Jackson books
What about days of the week? I wanted to use Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday on my list.
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May 13th, 2012 05:14 PM #3
Well I am a Diana and I am catholic :/ My parents and no one else in my Catholic family had an issue with it....
I wouldn't really name a kid Mercury of Jupiter though since those are planets. But I don't see a problem with Diana (obviously), Thor, Atlas, and Iris.
I'm not a fan of Perseus either.
I'm not a fan of days of the week as names.... I feel like that might add to teasing
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May 13th, 2012 05:20 PM #5Senior Member
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I don't see a problem with it. Iris and Diana, especially, have been quite common names used by Christians and non-Christians. My stepmother is named Iris and she is Jewish (not religious). The others are nms but if you like them..
Days of the week? Not my thing, but Sunday is kind of cute. I don't see any problem with using them as a Christian.Shannon
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May 13th, 2012 06:14 PM #7Senior Member
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I think they are absoluely fine to use, you don't necessarily have to have the connection to use a name.
I like Thor, Diana, Atlas, Iris and Perseus.
The days of the week aren't my thing and I find them to have more teasing potential than any of the other names on you list. Although Sunday is cute but feel that it's only getting attention because Nicole Kidman used it and I think if she chose Tuesday/Monday or whatever else people would be interested in it.Name CrushesCaspar - Rupert - Jacoby - Barnaby - Atlas - Adriel - KoaOlwen - Delphine - Maeve - Peridot - Shoshana
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May 13th, 2012 06:25 PM #9Member
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I think you're fine. There's a long history of Christians' admiration of the Greeks and Romans that comes out in architecture, literature, and, yes, even names. No one batted an eye about Princess Diana's name being from Roman mythology; Daphne from Scooby Doo is also mythological. When I was learning about literary symbols in high school, I was told I needed to understand two things because symbols often referenced one or the other: the Bible and classical mythology. (We were also told to know our Shakespeare, who stuck gods and references to mythology in many of his works with impunity.)
I think most Christians today would view Norse/Greek/Roman myths more as fun stories than having anything to do with the actual worship of a god or goddess.
If it makes you feel better, I'm a Christian and I go to a Christian college. I'm seriously planning on naming a future daughter Athena (I've always prized wisdom, and Athena was my favorite Greek goddess) and I'd like to use Thor as a middle name for a future son (mostly for the coolness factor, I'll admit, though I have a friend who is obsessed with Norse mythology). I've always had a soft spot for mythology names; Andromeda, Diana, Iris, Ariadne, Orion, and Persephone are a few of my favorites.
As middle names especially, I think they're all right. As first names, it just depends on the name. I don't like the days of the week as names and I'm not as fond of using mythological names that were also given to planets, but I think they would work as middle names as well.
May 13th, 2012 08:20 PM #11
I only could see a problem with Thor being immediately associated with a God. I'm not christian, and I'll tell you the first thing I think of when I hear these. (some of them aren't gods anyway)
Mercury - Planet.
Thor - The Norse God of Thunder
Diana - its just a nice name
Atlas - maps, then the Titan that holds the sky
Iris - the flower
Jupiter - the planet
Perseus - I do think of the Greek hero, but I don't know how many people will
As for the days of the week, I don't know how many people actual know anymore that they're named after gods and goddesses. ^_^
May 14th, 2012 04:01 AM #13Senior Member
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I was raised in a Christian home and it honestly surprises me that anyone would even question that. I grew up going to school with a girl named Athena, who was from a Christian family. I know plenty of Diana's and and Iris or two. Perseus and Thor are the only names on your list that scream "Greek god" to me. And I think they're both awesome names. The biblical trends are so heavy. It seems like every boy in the church I grew up in is named Daniel, Matthew, Michael, Jacob, Joshua, or Caleb. I think it's fantastic to see some different names, and I can't see how anyone would think it a problem. If nothing else they are awesome literary names.Current favorites-
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