Suggestions please - classic Greek origin names

(31 Posts)
hettienne Wed 21-Aug-13 19:56:30

DS has a classic, Greek origin name - think Alexander, known as Alex.

I am looking for something similar for DC2 - don't know if it will be a boy or girl yet so looking for ideas for both. Something not super-popular/top 10 would be ideal.

Penelope
Athena
Minerva

Lysander
Jason

alexpolismum Wed 21-Aug-13 20:26:36

I love Philip for a boy. Classic, underused. Philip was the father of Alexander the Great, and it means "friend of horses".

For a girl, you can't beat Ariadne

TallulahBetty Wed 21-Aug-13 20:27:15

Lois.

Bowlersarm Wed 21-Aug-13 20:30:21

Nicholas

StainlessSteelBegonia Wed 21-Aug-13 20:30:53

Daphne
Persephone
Ione

MarianneBrandon Wed 21-Aug-13 20:40:16

Euphemia

hettienne Wed 21-Aug-13 21:01:50

Thanks, I love Ariadne and Daphne, Penelope is nice too.

Boys names seem a bit harder - Phillip and Nicholas seem inoffensive but aren't grabbing me. Sound like people I went to school with iyswim.

DaftAda Wed 21-Aug-13 21:05:41

Hector, Troy, Paris

Helen

hettienne Wed 21-Aug-13 21:07:04

Ooh, Hector! I like that.

Thrasymachos
Priam
Creon
Xenophon
Lysippos

Jason

alexpolismum Wed 21-Aug-13 21:14:34

More boys:

Orfeas (Orpheus)
Leonidas

mypavlova Wed 21-Aug-13 22:05:37

Aletheia (Truth) one of my faves.
Phaedra
Arianna
Helena & variations
Io
Hermia
Thisbe
Clio
Cleone (Kleone)
Zoe

Boys are harder
Alexander
Ajax
Aristotle
Archimedes
Christopher
Demetrius
Philo
Phineas
Plato
Theodore
Timon
Timotheos
Xeno

Biscuitsneeded Wed 21-Aug-13 22:53:58

Theodore

jalapeno Thu 22-Aug-13 08:25:43

Anastasia

night1971 Thu 22-Aug-13 10:05:55

Artemis
Augusta

Gregory
Theodore
Christian

forevergreek Thu 22-Aug-13 16:30:14

Theodore
Thaddeus
Leonidas

BOF Thu 22-Aug-13 16:30:51

Helen

hettienne Thu 22-Aug-13 16:39:39

Penelope, Ariadne and Hector are all going on my list.

Unfortunately DP hates Daphne sad

I don't think Artemis, Thaddeus and Leonidas quite pass the "shouted in Asda" test grin

hettienne Thu 22-Aug-13 16:40:18

Do you think Nell/Nellie works as a shortening of Penelope? Not so fond of Penny.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 22-Aug-13 16:44:51

>Do you think Nell/Nellie works as a shortening of Penelope? Not so fond of Penny
I suppose so, but they're usually shortenings of Helen/Eleanor/Elena - don't know why, as they don't have 'nel' in and Penelope does!

AngelaOxford Thu 22-Aug-13 17:08:39

Leander/Theodore for a boy. I love ancient greek names (being myself half Greek) but the problem is they sound so much better in Greek. Sadly, most of them would never pass the "shouted in Asda" test!! hahaha

I think it's slightly easier when it comes to girls. I like Agathe/Agatha,
Agnes, Alexandra, Berenice, Chloe, Chrysanthe, Eugenia, Helena, Melissa/Melitta/Melina, Roxane, Sophia and Zoe.

valiumredhead Thu 22-Aug-13 17:20:36

I love Parascevi, which can be shortened to Evi for a girl. That will be my daughter's name in my next life timesmile

hettienne Thu 22-Aug-13 17:34:50

Alexandra is lovely too but I don't like Alex or Lexie for a girl!

forevergreek Thu 22-Aug-13 17:42:22

Girls:
Alethia
Thea
Thalia
Airla/ Airlia
Eleadora

Boys:
Andreas
Maximos/ Maxian
Alastor

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