Phaedra...

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

Thoughts?

amarylisnightandday Sun 11-Nov-12 17:32:13

Anyways the janners down 'ere manage to pronounce Phaedra with no problems grin

Janners?

leelteloo Sun 11-Nov-12 17:36:18

I like Phaedra, my cousin is one. She is fed for short. What a list of names!!! Out of all of them Tabitha and Clara are my favs, they were top of my list but then he was a he. Good luck choosing.

LadyofWinterfell Sun 11-Nov-12 17:36:44

I know a Phaedra, nn Fay. Lovely woman, a bit hippyish! grin

<Wonders how many of these 'I know' s are the same woman>

Did you like bewitched leelteloo?? grin

amarylisnightandday Sun 11-Nov-12 17:55:07

Plymothians grin

My Phaedra is about 20 if that

leelteloo Sun 11-Nov-12 21:03:15

Loved bewitched, wrinkly nose emoticon

grin

Felicitywascold Sun 11-Nov-12 21:11:41

Do you read plays?

No. No. No. And no.

MoelFammau Sun 11-Nov-12 22:25:47

I know a lovely red-haired Phaedra in her late 30s. Great name.

BandersnatchCummerbund Sun 11-Nov-12 23:22:38

Dear God no. It's like calling your daughter Jocasta. There are an awful lot of Greek names that you should run screaming from. That is one of them!

FriggFRIGG Sun 11-Nov-12 23:47:19

But Cassandra is normal and fine? wink

BandersnatchCummerbund Sun 11-Nov-12 23:55:31

Oh, there's nothing wrong with Cassandra - nice enough. It's funny, though, they must all be terribly bland. I never met a Cassandra who had anything to say that seemed worth listening to, somehow.

wink

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 00:14:44

grin

Felicitywascold Mon 12-Nov-12 09:01:31

Difference with Cassandra is that it has been more widely used in the time between the classics being written and today.

although I still wouldn't pick it

Lulabel27 Mon 12-Nov-12 09:05:01

Are you peaches geldof...?!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2231642/Peaches-Geldof-husband-Tom-Cohen-pregnant-second-child.html

WitchesTit Mon 12-Nov-12 09:09:07

WOW. Just, WOW!

It's amazing, I've loved it since I was about 13 and reading James Herbert novels at the back of the class. One particularly horrific one had a fascinatingly beautiful character called Phaedra. If I had the balls I would name my dd that.

And Phaedra Vita is just...double wow!

WitchesTit Mon 12-Nov-12 09:15:31

Phyllis makes me want to do a whispered "Sih" sound before saying it, like when you shout for someone called "Mark" and you silently say "Skid" before you holler..........is that just me?

RubberNeckNibbler Mon 12-Nov-12 09:36:45

As we obviously have the same taste in boys names wink I'll offer you my last list:

Keir
Gregory
Oshian
Ethan
Oren
Garth (actually DPs offering)
Cyrus (got slated on MN for that one)
Tyrone (and that)

Girls were:
Genevieve
Jenna
Marianne
Leona
Annis (old form of Agnes)
Seren/Serena
Morgan
Tyrion

Ooh I like annis! Putting that on my list!

How do you say Tyrion?

RubberNeckNibbler Mon 12-Nov-12 09:47:26

It's Welsh and goes something like tee-ree -on

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 10:03:57

Err...no....I'm not peaches geldof...how very dare she!

witches your comment has made my DP very,um,pleased with himself hmm

grin

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Mon 12-Nov-12 10:14:54

It is pronounced Fee-dra not fay-dra. And Ariadne is ar-ee-ad-nee not nay at the end.

Phaedra is a really beautiful name on its own but the mythology and play behind it - it is a very sad tale. I personally love and adore the name Oenone and would love to use it for a child, but again the story behind it is so unfortunate really.

You have some really lovely names on that list. Your list did make me laugh - it reminds me of my longlist when I was pregnant and obsessed with names, poor d wasn't named for days. grin

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 10:22:18

But isn't Greek mythology more about the meaning than the story?
And isn't the meaning more about letting go,love,and self control?

So many names have sad connotations...I think we are okay with it,really...

HyvaPaiva Mon 12-Nov-12 10:22:41

Peaches Geldof is pregnant with a baby boy who she has named Phaedra.

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