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.

CruCru Sat 24-Aug-13 18:02:42

Girls:

Electra
Cressida

Sadie204 Fri 23-Aug-13 23:20:34

Phoebe - meaning bright, sparkling. My DD1's name, not top 10 but not too unusual either xx

poppetsaplenty Fri 23-Aug-13 21:42:09

Melissa
Hebe
Corinna
Persephone
Cassandra
Jocasta
Medea
Iphigenia
Theadora

Boys:

Castor
Sebastian
Theo

Rhubarbgarden Fri 23-Aug-13 13:01:30

Nerine/Nerina

FootOfOurStairs Fri 23-Aug-13 12:30:39

Katerina

I went to school with a boy named "Orion", which I've always thought was nice and doesn't sound too pretentious. He could be "Ori" for short.

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

Girls:
Alethia
Thea
Thalia
Airla/ Airlia
Eleadora

Boys:
Andreas
Maximos/ Maxian
Alastor

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

Helen

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

Theodore
Thaddeus
Leonidas

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

Artemis
Augusta

Gregory
Theodore
Christian

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

Anastasia

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

Theodore

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

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

More boys:

Orfeas (Orpheus)
Leonidas

Thrasymachos
Priam
Creon
Xenophon
Lysippos

Jason

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

Ooh, Hector! I like that.

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

Hector, Troy, Paris

Helen

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.

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

Euphemia

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