Is Hades a horrific boys name?

(72 Posts)
JustALittleConfused Tue 08-Apr-14 01:01:29

That's it really. I've always thought it would be an awesome name and now I'm pregnant and my other half likes it I've been seriously considering it. Thoughts please..?

DaleyBum Tue 08-Apr-14 01:02:32

Is he not the god of death or something?

MardyBra Tue 08-Apr-14 01:03:31

Please tell me this is a wind up! Hades is a type of hell/underworld.

I like the way it sounds so it's not horrible IMO but I would not use it anymore than I would use Poseidon - sorry.

JustALittleConfused Tue 08-Apr-14 01:04:24

The god of the underworld, yes. But its not a heaven and hell thing. Everyone goes there when they die. That is the belief anyway x

PassAFist Tue 08-Apr-14 01:04:36

You would name your child after the God of the Dead?

TheAwfulDaughter Tue 08-Apr-14 01:04:54

God of the underworld.

Please don't be ridiculous. It's sounds like you've tried to go for a 'Yah I read Classics at Cambridge' name but were too thick to know the actual connotations of the name.

gamerchick Tue 08-Apr-14 01:05:02

Well the depths of Hades is how I describe a phal curry.. so yeah the depths of hell.

I probably wouldn't use it as a name but man if you like it.

it suits Ralph Fiennes in Clash of the Titans, just can't see it being suitable for a baby/child/any other human being.

NatashaBee Tue 08-Apr-14 01:06:53

I suppose at least if you have more children then you have some easy sibling names lined up - Poseidon and Zeus, and i think there were a couple of sisters too.

Glittery7 Tue 08-Apr-14 01:07:36

It's pretty bad, yes.

TheAwfulDaughter Tue 08-Apr-14 01:08:48

Hades who kidnapped Persephone and imprisoned her in the underworld. Only rarely letting her see her family.

Nice namesake.

CheerfulYank Tue 08-Apr-14 01:09:44

Yes it is.

Haydn?

BirdieWhirlie Tue 08-Apr-14 01:10:15

Bad idea. I see where you're going with it... but it doesn't work.

Persephone is not actually a bad name though, weirdly enough.

JustALittleConfused Tue 08-Apr-14 01:11:29

That's settled then, We've found the next dogs name smile Thanks ladies x

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Apr-14 01:46:24

Yes

Dovahkiin Tue 08-Apr-14 03:54:02

Perfect name for a Rottweiler though.

SweetCarolinePomPomPom Tue 08-Apr-14 04:05:31

Oh dear. No. It really is plumbing the depths, if you'll pardon the pun.

Would you call your child Satan? Hitler? Judas? Cruella?

RoadToTuapeka Tue 08-Apr-14 04:13:18

It's dreadful. Please don't inflict a new child with it. If you love it so much why not change your own name by deed pole and let the child have a chance with a name that won't in its mockery/scorn/raised eyebrows. You could use Hayden or similar and use 'Hayds' as a nn if you like the sound, without god of the underworld type connotations in the pronunciation or spelling.

Whowouldfardelsbear Tue 08-Apr-14 05:14:51

How about having it backwards like Naveah? Sedah -could be the male equivalent. hmm

Sid77 Tue 08-Apr-14 05:34:42

Yes, it is horrific. Please don't do it.

Procrastinating Tue 08-Apr-14 05:38:48

Yes.

How about Lucifer?

peggyblackett Tue 08-Apr-14 05:39:02

Yes

Nataleejah Tue 08-Apr-14 09:11:01

Wow! I quite liked Hades myself. (... But chose Heath instead)
What about Hadrian?

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