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    Opinion on boy name -

    My husband and I have had a difficult time finding boy names that we can agree on. The only one we both happen to like has some difficulties to go along with it...

    1) It is the name of one of our favorite fictional characters
    2) It is very a-typical and I would be worried about general pronunciation/reception

    The name is Eugenides (pronounced you-jen-i-dees)
    The character's nickname is Gen, which we also like, if the full one would be too much.

    Any feedback would be appreciated,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    I surprisingly got the pronunciation correct. I think most people won’t have a problem with that. However, I do think it’s a bit much for a kid and even an adult. I think it would be better as a middle or you could use the name Eugene nn Gen and still have a connection to that character.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    People may have to pause & consider before reading aloud the name, but I think most people would be able to pronounce it correctly if they tried. However, I agree that it is a bit out there and I like pp's suggestion of Eugene.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Eugenides is interesting but it reminds me a lot of eugenics which isn't an association I'd want tbh
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