Phaedra...

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

Thoughts?

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 10:26:50

Eh?
But...but...but...she cant!

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 10:31:21

It's a girls name...surely?

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 10:31:48

I rather like it! I don't like Ariadne...it reminds me of spiders. Is there a children's book with a spider called Ariadne? Or am I just odd?

Phaedra is the name Kate Moss sings on Some Velvet Morning with Primal Scream <Kate Moss fan girl>. (Think it's a cover of a Nancy Sinatra song).

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 10:33:32

Yeah it's one of DP's favorite songs (the nancy Sinatra one)
That's why he's so taken with it,I reckon.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Mon 12-Nov-12 10:36:14

I think it's Anansi the spider. There was also a character in greek mythology called Arachne (I don't know what she did, something to do with weaving iirc, anyway that's where the name for spiders comes from).

I do see what you mean about Greek myths. And people have been calling babies Mary for years despite it meaning bitter.

Snowflakepie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:51:01

The meaning or story wouldn't worry me if I loved the name, however Peaches Geldof is a very very bad connection. It is definitely a girls name! But then, she is quite z list so many people might not even know or care... At least if someone asked you could say she was a female character in a Greek myth, showing you are educated and Geldof is a wally. Will your LO arrive before hers? She's only about 16 weeks I think!

squoosh Mon 12-Nov-12 10:51:17

Phaedra is absolutely gorgeous. And low on the frill factor which is always a good thing.

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 11:09:59

No.
I'm not even pregnant yet

<weeps dramatically>

Stupid,stupid geldof kid.
I hope she changes her mind and everyone forgets...

squoosh Mon 12-Nov-12 11:13:17

Wait, Peaches Geldof is naming her son Phaedra????

picnicbasketcase Mon 12-Nov-12 11:15:44

Astala also sounds like a girl's name. Guess she's going for a theme.

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 11:30:06

Someone should tell her it's a girls name.
<plots>

VolumeOfACone Mon 12-Nov-12 11:30:16

I like the Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood album a lot. So I thought of the song straight away.
It isn't a name I'd choose though.

VolumeOfACone Mon 12-Nov-12 11:40:43

I like these names from your list... you can cross the rest off because of course my random opinion is important! ;)

Bonnie
Scout
Rudi
Bertie
Margo
Nancy
Elsie
Sylvie
Coralie/cora
Fern
Clara
Vita
Betsy
Inigo
Mara
Eliza
Artie
Etta
Sukie
Nancy
Albie
Errol
Innes
Iver
Ivo
Idriss
Juniper
Humphrey
Roan
Corrine
Tierney
Albert
Mabel
Merryn
Asa
Agatha
Norah (NN Noor)
Auden
Tanith
Ezra
Esther
Audrey
Enid
Agnes
Maud

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 12:01:37

<amends list based on random strangers say so>

grin

VolumeOfACone Mon 12-Nov-12 14:42:22

grin

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 16:56:50

I really need to organise my list into boy and girl names...

BonzoDooDah Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:35

I think you need to get pregnant first ;)

Rhubarbgarden Tue 13-Nov-12 20:13:32

Oh please PLEASE use Io. I love it. I've loved it for years. It just earned me a 'you're insane' look from dh when I suggested it though. As did Anemone, which I really really wanted when I was pregnant. Any good to you?

You have a lot of my favourite names on there actually. Dd is an Audrey.

Can I also suggest Ingrid, Edgar and Clover?

FriggFRIGG Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:50

Ooooh I like Ingrid and edgar!
And I do love Io...do you think Arlo and Io might be a bit much though...

FriggFRIGG Tue 13-Nov-12 20:34:34

Audrey is beautiful, I'd love to meet a little Audrey!

AreYouAbleMabel Tue 13-Nov-12 20:57:42

Isn't Phaedra what Peaches Geldof is going to call her next son? I could be wrong though, can you believe she is preggers again!

FriggFRIGG Tue 13-Nov-12 21:11:00

Yes,we've been through this already... ^ up there ^

And it's a boy confused

Brugmansia Wed 14-Nov-12 07:19:26

Just seen this thread now. One if the names we're thinking of is on your long list smile but it's one of the boys names.

seatbelt Sat 17-Nov-12 10:25:25

My daughter (8 months) is Phaedra and is named after the Lee Hazlewood song. I picked that name for a baby girl if I ever had one when I was about 20. Her middle names are Nova Romana. I'm also a massive Primal Scream fan so Phaedra was a perfect choice when they covered Some Velvet Morning.
I can't believe Peaches Geldof is calling a boy Phaedra. It's so obviously a girl's name, both in the song she claims to like and in Greek mythology. Oh well, good luck to her. I just hope I don't get asked if Phaedra is a boy's name from now on.
People I meet all seem to like the name and a lot of people are familiar with it so we haven't run into any problems.

Funnylittleturkishdelight Sat 17-Nov-12 10:34:07

hmmmm the Greek tragedy element wouldn't appeal.

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