Persephone, ophelia,Titania or Andromeda

(162 Posts)
NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:21:31

Just musing but which one do you prefer.

Persephone
ophelia
Titania
Andromeda

kilmuir Mon 04-Jan-16 00:24:03

all as bad as each other

BackforGood Mon 04-Jan-16 00:25:23

This is worse than the other thread, and that's saying something

Casmama Mon 04-Jan-16 00:26:49

Ophelia or Titania but realistically I wouldn't use either.

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:27:29

What other thread?

So why do you think they are bad names?

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 04-Jan-16 00:28:52

Have I missed Shakespeare's birthday again hmm?

BackforGood Mon 04-Jan-16 00:29:10

This one

Casmama Mon 04-Jan-16 00:29:26

The first and the last sound pretty ugly and are all really pretentious imo.

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:31:37

Ahhhh back I quite liked one of the names on that one

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:32:22

cas how can a name be pretentious? How does a name pretend to be anything

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 04-Jan-16 00:33:10

Well, one's condemned to spend half the year underground, one's meant to be ravaged by a sea monster, one goes mad and drowns and the other one is engaged in a horrific argument with her husband...

Separating the stories from the names though, I like Ophelia and Persephone best.

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:33:54

Have I missed Shakespeare's birthday again hmm?

That's in April

givepeasachance Mon 04-Jan-16 00:34:51

Use them all as one massive super name for people to snigger at

What's wrong with John or Emma?

oneowlgirl Mon 04-Jan-16 00:36:05

I love Persephone but would never have the nerve to use it!

Casmama Mon 04-Jan-16 00:36:50

It's not the name that's pretending to be anything it is potentially the parents choosing them. I don't know maybe if you were upperclass it might sound ok but otherwise I would feel sorry for the child and think the parent was a bit of a twat.

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:39:40

cas thank you for explaining what you meant I do think it's a bit odd thinking that but thanks for telling me.

All those names are names of relatives I'm incredibly fond of

ChutneyRhodrey Mon 04-Jan-16 00:39:50

Of the four I prefer Ophelia smile

Cel982 Mon 04-Jan-16 00:40:34

Ophelia at a push; I wouldn't be keen on any of the others.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Mon 04-Jan-16 00:41:43

Penelope? Same theme, less outré ...

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:42:08

What's wrong with John or Emma

Obviously they are not on the list

Casmama Mon 04-Jan-16 00:42:14

Sorry sock, just a gut reaction and may well be quite odd.
I think it is possibly regional as well- I live on the west coast of Scotland but may have a very different view if I lived in the south east of England for example.

ZenNudist Mon 04-Jan-16 00:42:29

Yuk.

IfNotNowThenWhenever Mon 04-Jan-16 00:42:35

I'm certain sock is upper class, and how dare you presume otherwise?wink
I like Ophelia as a name, but not the connotations, and Titania, but the nickname might be tricky.
Also like Silvia, and Diana. It might be time for a Diana revival.

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 04-Jan-16 00:50:53

ifnot

I long for cardi's that did not originally belong to my grandmother

Doublebubblebubble Mon 04-Jan-16 00:51:55

My DD has a name along those lines....

<<<shudders at how flamed I/dd got when I said what it was>>>

Go with what you like - you're going to be using it everyday. Try shouting it a couple of times make sure you're surname isn't too jarring I quite like Ophelia x

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