(100 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:36:57


As in fay-dra?

Hmm not sure, I don't hate it. I would probably say pardon if someone introduced them selves as I've not heard it before.

It's a bit like vader, so would have the earth vader theme running through my head!

Is that any help at all?? <gets splinters from fence>

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Sun 11-Nov-12 16:41:55

I like classical names, but if my memory is correct doesn't Phaedre have unfortunate connotations?

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:44:46

Thanks Glakit ...umm,yeah...helpful...

Y'see I have a list of names,it's a very long list...full of gorgeous names I've heard and jotted down.
I asked DP to have a squiz,and he's decided Phaedra is his favorite name,but I'm,Urm...on the fence...

How is it pronounced?

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:45:31

Not particualy I don't think...well,maybe a bit ...

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:46:16

It's pronounced how Glakit guessed,


Happ to help! And I meant darth vader, just incase you didn't know!

Is it fedra? It's what wiki says but I don't trust it!

amarylisnightandday Sun 11-Nov-12 16:48:22

I love it - it wax on my short list. Dd1 had a nursery nurse when she was a baby called Phaedra and I (and dd1) utterly love her - soy h so that I've already requested her for dd2 - no one else is good enough grin

I told her how fan her name is - she laugh at me because her siblings are called really generic names - her parents went on holiday to Greece and heard the name Phaedra and chose it for her.

If dd1 wasn't so fixated on a particular name I'd still keep Phaedra as a possibility I thi k it's just lovely and v classy.

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:49:03

Yeah,I got the Darth bit...


Ha Glaikit 1 -wiki 0

I would present dh with a much shorter list. After doing the shouting test of "Phaedra your teas ready" and if I can't see myself shouting it score it off the list. DHs can't be trusted with names! At least my dh can't. He suggested Brayden for ds!!

It sounds really nice. But she will likely have to contend with it being mis-spelt or mispronounced all her life. So, nince name, but maybe not 'practical'.

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:51:03

amary that's a luffley story....I like it more the more I say it...

It has Reasonable NN possibilitys too...


FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:54:03

Yeah,she'd get used to it wink
DS is Arlo,and i utterly adore his name,so I'm okay with fairly odd names...

I just don't 100% trust DP (with names!) ,as I let him name our DD1 and I've never liked it sad

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 11-Nov-12 16:55:04

I knew a Phaedra (faydra)

I Think it's lovely!

Love arlo! But living in central Scotland would get lots of hmm looks if ds was arlo!

What about Ariadne? She was Phaedra sister <wiki knowledge>

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:57:41

Tbh I think the length of my names list would terrify even the most devoted name geek...I'm surprised DP managed to pick one at fact he even chose a middle name!

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:29

Nah,i don't want the same initials.

Go on you know you want to post the entire list here! grin

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:46

Anyway,my list is long enough!!

Ok <scores all a names off list> dd1 initial?

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 17:00:09

Oh,go on then....promise not to laugh?

BOFingSanta Sun 11-Nov-12 17:00:14

Ariadne is gorgeous. Phaedra is ok, it could grow on me.

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 17:00:29


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