Phaedra...

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FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 16:36:57

Thoughts?

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:40:04

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...

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 11-Nov-12 16:44:58

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,

Fay-drah

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:47:11

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...

Fedra??

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:50:09

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!!

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 11-Nov-12 16:50:57

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...

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:51:24

Yup! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaedra_(mythology)

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!

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:57:09

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 all...in fact he even chose a middle name!

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

Nah,i don't want the same initials.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:39

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!!

GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Nov-12 16:59:54

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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