What do you think of name list I have got so far?

(59 Posts)
Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 12:40:41

They're all Greek names, but I'm expecting twins so I have to choose things that somehow fit. Ideally, I'd like to name them after someone, but I'm still gathering ideas, and may use his name as a middle for both of them.

For boys, I've narrowed it down to, as nothing else seems to fit:

Alekos
Dimos
Thanos

For girls, I've got more ideas, and recently added some more:

Aliki
Areti
Athene
Callisto
Nefeli
Stavroula
Stefina
Theano

Both of my daughters have names with 3 syllables, so the girls have to fit this. My dad told me that they're all terrible, so I'm not sure what to make of this. blush

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 12:45:37

*girls names have to fit the 3 syllables.

Dovahkiin Sun 23-Mar-14 13:12:43

I'm sorry, OP - I'm confused. Are you Greek? Why does your dad think they're terrible? What are your daughters names?

Driveway Sun 23-Mar-14 13:36:45

My favourites are Alekos, Callisto, and Athene.

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 13:51:15

I'm not Greek, but I'm going with that theme. I don't know why he thinks they're terrible. He's already chosen a couple of names for them if they're girls, he says. confused

My daughters names are Eleri and Marina. grin

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 13:53:12

I really like Calypso, but it makes me think of lollies.

Seminyak Sun 23-Mar-14 14:36:58

Why do they have to have 3 syllables like your other girls' names?

And why does your dad think he's gonna name them???

Think they're all lovely though!! Especially Callisto smile

Smartiepants79 Sun 23-Mar-14 14:41:55

Well the boys names are all ok.
Don't like stavroula at all
Areti just makes me think of the French word for stop. Arête.
Prefer Athene and Callisto.
Why the Greek theme if there is no Greek connection?

OnlyLovers Sun 23-Mar-14 14:44:01

I like Alekos, Thanos and Aliki.

squoosh Sun 23-Mar-14 14:44:10

I know a man called Dimitri. He has no Greek connections whatsoever and I always find it odd!

OnlyLovers Sun 23-Mar-14 14:45:43

I've always thought Dimitri was Russian blush

picnicbasketcase Sun 23-Mar-14 14:55:12

You wouldn't consider something Greek but a bit more familiar? If you have no Greek connections, your list is a bit unusual.

Alexander
Philip
Lysander
Nicolas
Anastasia
Daria

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 15:27:53

I've decided on the Greek theme, I do have my reasons, plus they're much more lovely than most Welshie names! grin

I like my children to have a connection, and since their names aren't Greek or of the same origin, the 3 syllables thing is nice for girls. My youngest daughter didn't have a name that fit with my eldest's middle name, so instead of just Nia, I went with Fae (old version of fairy) Nia. If the twins are girls, they are likely to have two middle names. confused

I do like Lysander, a lot.

I think Alekos and Aliki are really lovely together. But I don't know what I'm having until I get the CVS results back.

Only1scoop Sun 23-Mar-14 15:31:40

I have a Greek friend who winces when she hears Greek names used by non Greeks and then pronounced wrong.

I'd check the pronunciations are spot if you continue with your theme.

Could sound a little 'naff' otherwise confused

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 15:36:37

I don't think many of them are hard to pronounce. However, I think Areti and Athene have the potential to be mispronounced a lot. I've heard Welsh names mispronounced by the parents, it doesn't particularly bother me. smile

Only1scoop Sun 23-Mar-14 15:38:40

Yes my friend winces when she hears Athena pronounced like the 80's card shop with a big theeeeee.

PunkAssMoFo Sun 23-Mar-14 15:43:51

Don't mind thanos.

There are some beautiful names which may be a little more cross cultural.

Yannis
Andreas

Selene
Serafeim
Xenia

Pinkcustardpurplecustard Sun 23-Mar-14 16:18:09

Callisto is nice. Not keen on others.

Pinkcustardpurplecustard Sun 23-Mar-14 16:18:53

Lysander is very cool

Sorry don't really like any of them.

ZenNudist Sun 23-Mar-14 16:33:25

Awful. I agree with your df. I hate names out of place. Fine if dc have Greek heritage otherwise would be terrible to be landed with one of these names and 1) spend your whole life spelling it or correcting pronunciation and 2) answering questions about Greek connections with a 'none'! (I had a polish surname and always had to explain my grandad was polish.)

Only1scoop Sun 23-Mar-14 16:36:35

Agree Zen ....strangely enough my very Greek friend hasn't gone down the strictly Greek route for her own 4dc. They have family names though and a Greeker than Greek surname which I love smile

Bumpsadaisie Sun 23-Mar-14 16:46:14

What about Thomas / Tamsin. Greek origin and means "twin".

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 17:01:47

Actually, the twins do have a Greek connection, as their dad was Greek. I don't have a Greek heritage. I'm Welsh with a Czech/Lebanese heritage that I haven't grew up with. My name is English and my (half) sister's name is French. confused

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 17:08:17

Thomas is too typical for my taste, although it is nice. Tamsin isn't my thing.

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