Is it to strange?

(29 Posts)
Elginge Fri 15-Feb-13 19:48:56

We are thinking of Athena for our baby girl but are worried it may be to strange

No it's not too strange, it's lovely.

BabyRoger Fri 15-Feb-13 20:02:16

I would not say Athena is strange.

ceramicunicorn Fri 15-Feb-13 20:02:34

It does make me think of the poster shop though...

Elginge Fri 15-Feb-13 20:10:32

why the poster shop?

MikeOxardAndWellard Fri 15-Feb-13 20:13:56

I went to school with an Athene, of Greek origin. Not strange, I like it.

Merl0t Fri 15-Feb-13 20:17:21

No not to me, and I'm not Greek. I do remember the poster shops but they went bust years ago I think. And besides, it's also a fairly well-known Greek name. I also know of an Althea and an Alethea, and of course there is Anthea Turner, so Athena doesn't strike me as odd.

PixelAteMyFace Fri 15-Feb-13 20:24:55

I also went to school with an Athena and always thought it a lovely name

JumpingJackSprat Fri 15-Feb-13 21:01:50

beautiful and unusual but not strange.

farmersdaugther Fri 15-Feb-13 23:26:19

Love it...

annoying friends used it first gringringrin

Teapig Sat 16-Feb-13 08:22:39

I like it. I used to work with an Anthena at uni and guess what? We were working at the poster shop Athena! I guess most people won't remember that chain now so no worries about that connection.

VBisme Sat 16-Feb-13 09:49:52

I love Athene / Athena, but hate Anthea.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 16-Feb-13 10:11:05

Poster shop for me too. OK, but I don't love it.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sat 16-Feb-13 21:13:28

Love it. DP put the kibosh on though boring sod wants Hannah hmm

I'd likely go for Athene over Athena but that is simply because I don't really like -a names much!

Never heard of the poster shop people are mentioning!

Bessie123 Sat 16-Feb-13 21:51:00

Are you of Greek origin?

When I was younger, my neighbours called their daughter Athenaïs and I love it!!!

But dh ruled it out!

MoppingMummy Sat 16-Feb-13 21:59:02

I know an adult Athena - it's lovely.

Bessie123 Sat 16-Feb-13 22:00:09

Isn't that junkaholique woman called Athena? A load of mners were taking the piss out of her name last month.

Deffo makes me think of those posters of a topless man with a baby.

Don't like it much, sorry.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sat 16-Feb-13 22:02:26

No, it's not 'too strange' but I don't like it <<< not that that matters one bit!

Elginge Sun 17-Feb-13 01:00:56

thanks all guess we will have to think a little harder lol

anonymosity Sun 17-Feb-13 02:29:44

It will only be poster shop for those over 40

MidnightMasquerader Sun 17-Feb-13 03:13:28

I'm under 40.

anonymosity Sun 17-Feb-13 04:06:50

I sit corrected.

PoppyWearer Sun 17-Feb-13 04:08:09

I know an Athena and love it! It was a name we considered at one point for our DD.

SilveryMoon Sun 17-Feb-13 05:01:53

Athena is a beautiful name. Not at all strange.
(Bit disappointed, thought I'd get a giggle) go for it op!

AmandaCooper Sun 17-Feb-13 12:19:35

I'm 35 and strongly associate it with the poster shop. I wouldn't let that put you off if you and your friends are younger.

GinAndT0nic Sun 17-Feb-13 12:22:47

does that really matter/ to be associated with a shop. we have Mark(s) and Spencer, Adams (closed down as well), it's a shop, not a serial killer.

curiousgeorgie Sun 17-Feb-13 12:49:34

I love it... I know one nn Athie... Very cute and not at all strange.

It was on my shortlist for DD before said friend used it!

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