Paris as a girls name. What does it say to you?

(71 Posts)
thatwasadaftidea Wed 14-Aug-13 09:22:37

Out of interest.

BigBongTheory Wed 14-Aug-13 20:35:16

I love Artemis and Iris.

thatwasadaftidea Wed 14-Aug-13 21:20:00

yup, both vetoed on first attempt with DH. (not that that means anything wink)

SunnyIntervals Wed 14-Aug-13 21:23:13

What about Irini (means peace)?

StrangeGlue Wed 14-Aug-13 21:23:17

Hilton

Then the country

Then MJ's dd

SunnyIntervals Wed 14-Aug-13 21:23:23

In Greek!

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Wed 14-Aug-13 21:24:47

It's a boys name, Paris seduced Helen of Troy.

thatwasadaftidea Wed 14-Aug-13 21:24:54

it's nice but I would prefer to avoid a -ie, y for a girls name.

capitola Wed 14-Aug-13 21:27:34

Paris, just makes me think of that vacuous Hilton bint.

I like all of your other names OP, apart from Ignis.

overthemill Wed 14-Aug-13 21:29:45

It says 'gilmore girls'. In that context fab but in all others, crap.

weirdthing Wed 14-Aug-13 21:29:54

Artemis is lovely. What about Atlanta? Paris is terrible in my opinion. Sorry!

thatwasadaftidea Wed 14-Aug-13 21:30:12

ok, i'm over the paris idea.

BitOfAFatCowReally Wed 14-Aug-13 21:33:23

I like Isis (Egyptian goddess of motherhood and magic.) Oh, but again that might be too much 'is'!

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Wed 14-Aug-13 21:36:15

Isis is a beautiful name. My niece was called Isis, she is no longer with us but she was angelic.

Spoilt brat

TenthMuse Wed 14-Aug-13 22:13:23

Hilton. Sorry. And a few slightly obnoxious children I've taught (spelt Parys/Parris). Not great associations, I'm afraid!

DoveDovePigeon Wed 14-Aug-13 22:19:01

I love Iris and Isis.

LynetteScavo Wed 14-Aug-13 22:22:55

I didn't think of Paris Hilton, and I do think it's just as nice for a girl as a boy.

I would think she was conceived in Paris.

Have you considered Stella?

PestoSwimissimos Wed 14-Aug-13 22:25:34

Vienna is a far prettier name for a girl

whyno Thu 15-Aug-13 08:46:38

GilmoreGirlssmile

Hyperhelpmum Thu 15-Aug-13 18:59:52

I love Artemis but DH has vetoed it. Missy for nn - so cute!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 15-Aug-13 19:43:47

Artemis is gorgeous!

Paris just doesn't have great connotations to me. We have Ms Hilton and then the weedy mythical shit Paris who nicked someone else's wife and let his dad and big brother sort his mess out for him. I really don't like mythical Paris!

Yika Thu 15-Aug-13 20:17:34

Artemis is lovely but possibly a bit pretentious.
Iris is nice.

What about Maris?

I met a Tordis the other day (Norwegian). I think Nordic could be the way to go if you like the hard ending of -is or -it.

badtime Thu 15-Aug-13 20:17:57

'Pari' and 'Parisa' are Persian names you could consider if it's the 'Pa-' you like. They are unrelated to 'Paris'. A pari or peri is a sort of fairy.

sandberry Thu 15-Aug-13 21:06:30

I love Eris but isn't she the goddess of chaos? could be cursing yourself.
Iris is a bit dull
Isis was nice before it was a website on sleep
Artemis is okay I guess
Ignis I don't personally like the sound
Paris is ok for a boy but negative associations for a girl

nkf Thu 15-Aug-13 21:09:05

It's a boy's name and when used as a girl's name, it suggests the Hilton woman.

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