Persephone

(181 Posts)
Puddles1234 Sun 13-Apr-14 21:29:13

One of the names me and my husband love for our baby if it is a girl is Persephone. However we are struggling with the middle names.

We need two or three middle names. These can be English names or Classical Greek.

I am open to suggestions.

Many Thanks

onedev Sun 13-Apr-14 21:30:53

I love the name Persephone - think it's beautiful. No suggestions for middle names though (sorry, not helpful!)

TheWhispersOfTheGods Sun 13-Apr-14 21:43:06

Eleanor, Grace, Catherine, Elizabeth, Helena, Abigail, Isobel, Beatrix all jump to mind initially.

I think you need to avoid an -ee sound in the end of a name and you need a long name just after Persephone, a short name straight away feels too harsh.

Persephone Elizabeth Grace and Persephone Isobel Grace sound particularly nice imo.

I love Persephone but DH hates it angry

Grockle Sun 13-Apr-14 21:46:46

I love Persephone Grace

Persephone Arabella Rose
Persephone Elisabeta Rose
Persephone Minerva Joy
Persephone Susanna Jane

specialmagiclady Sun 13-Apr-14 21:52:47

Persephone Jane Anne. Or similar. Why do you "need" 2 middle names? My siblings have 2 each and I only have one. I have resented it all my life because mine is a boy's name never bothered me.

Realise Jane and Anne may be dated (though I love Jane as a middle name ackchwrley)

Artandco Sun 13-Apr-14 21:55:07

Elisabetta
Theodora
Juliet
Iris

SoftSheen Sun 13-Apr-14 21:56:58

Persephone Iris Aphrodite.

Puddles1234 Sun 13-Apr-14 22:02:04

Thank you for the suggestions.

Not Grace unfortunately whereas I think it's a beautiful name my Husband loathes it he says it's far too common.

For reference this is the other combination of names we currently have.

Marina Elizabeth Frances
Camilla Frances Alexandrina

We like Hester, Artemis and Otillie but not sure how well they sit with Persephone.

Puddles1234 Sun 13-Apr-14 22:05:12

Persephone Arabella Rose - Love this.

Persephone Iris Aphrodite - Love this.

so, do you need to use Frances again?

Puddles1234 Sun 13-Apr-14 22:07:54

No those are other names we are considering, we don't have any children this is our first.

Ahh - I thought those were your other daughters smile

Marissa would be nice too.

Mrsfullhouse Sun 13-Apr-14 22:43:38

If Ds2 to be had been a girl, Persephone would have been a front runner. Beautiful name.

Persephone Tallulah Blythe

Love love love the playfulness of Blythe, so joyful and spirited

Mrsfullhouse Sun 13-Apr-14 22:55:17

Persephone Starling Elise.

Oh I wish I was having a girl! So much more fun than naming boys

Mumzy Sun 13-Apr-14 23:21:29

Because it's such a long name I think you need shorter middle names to avoid a balance it so suggest Persephone Flora Kate with a nod to spring and a traditional feisty English girls name

Mumzy Sun 13-Apr-14 23:25:00

Sorry meant
To balance not to avoid to balance bl***y phone

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Apr-14 00:14:24

Persephone Aurelia Hâf

Freckletoes Mon 14-Apr-14 00:29:31

Not wanting to sound negative-but I think the child will spend her life having Persephone incorrectly pronounced! I do think it's a lovely name but I also think the majority won't know the correct pronunciation.... "Percy-phone".....

MinimMum Mon 14-Apr-14 00:37:40

Please tell me your having a laugh, poor kid.
I can hear it in the playground now.

"where's my perse, where's my phone"

I don't know what goes through some peoples minds.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Apr-14 00:39:56

Mini

Lovely circles you must mix in.

op I went to (state) school with an Antigone, Athena and a Portia. Not related to each other. None were bullied for their names.

Persephone is fine.

Persephone isis?

Ludways Mon 14-Apr-14 00:45:10

Mini, it isn't pronounced "Perce Phone", but "Per sef oh knee"

MinimMum Mon 14-Apr-14 00:49:01

Ludways

I think that's worse, but maybe shouldn't speak my mind.
I just worry for some of the dc with the names I read on here.
Maybe they just choose normal names round here, I never here of any of the names people mention on here.

Artandco Mon 14-Apr-14 07:34:03

Mini - I don't think there is ' normal ' anymore. As everything is normal mainly due to multicultural. We are a greek/ English family with Scandinavian family/ heritage. Our names and our children's reflect this.

In the next 5 flats to ours we have English/ French family, French/ Italian, French/ Moroccan, Irish, and American/ Arabic. All their and their children's names also reflex this.

So a huge mix of names. My children would never even blink at a huge selection of names as perfectly normal. I don't think they know anyone called John/ Ann/ Kate though. So old normal isnt new normal

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