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Aibu to really like the nam Cercei for a baby girl???

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spancake Tue 28-Apr-15 12:17:38

i know she is a bloody horrible incestuous cow bag in game of thrones but the name is so pretty!!

BunnyLebowski Tue 28-Apr-15 12:19:21

Cersei is pretty and I can't help but like the character. She's definitely ballsy grin .

Saoirse is very similar.

squoosh Tue 28-Apr-15 12:20:34

Do not give your kid a Game of Thrones names.

Theycallmemellowjello Tue 28-Apr-15 12:21:11

Could go for Circe? Also a bit of an ambivalent figure but maybe a bit less eyebrow raising.

AuntieStella Tue 28-Apr-15 12:21:14

I've not come across that spelling. Is it pronounced the same as Circe?

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Tue 28-Apr-15 12:21:43

How do you pronounce it?

spancake Tue 28-Apr-15 12:25:26

pronounced sir-see...

SaucyJack Tue 28-Apr-15 12:26:12

I think the standard advice is to wait until the last book has been written before picking characters to name your kid after.

(Although Cersei was grim right from the beginning tbf)

It is a pretty name tho. Plenty of "normal" names originated from books.

dexter73 Tue 28-Apr-15 12:26:31

Squoosh has said all that needs to be said imo!

nettlewine Tue 28-Apr-15 12:26:34

I think she's is a good icon for feminism.

spancake Tue 28-Apr-15 12:26:38

Bunny I kind of like her too she's feisty!!

ShouldIworryornothelp Tue 28-Apr-15 12:26:47

Nothing wrong with naming your kid after a fictional character. I know loads of Arwen's and Wendy's!

Summerisle1 Tue 28-Apr-15 12:27:28

It really helps not to burden your child with a name that nobody will ever be able to spell, let alone pronounce. Especially if it comes from Game of Thrones!

TranmereRover Tue 28-Apr-15 12:28:01

Circe is a greek goddess / nymph so perfectly fine

spancake Tue 28-Apr-15 12:29:19

The thing is I'm not really naming after the character as such, I can take or leave her, I just like the name like you might hear a name in the playground and like it... I just happened to hear it on the programme.

Coffeethrowtrampbitch Tue 28-Apr-15 12:30:36

Just don't call her Cersei if she has a brother!

Circe is nice as well, it is a beautiful classic name.

squoosh Tue 28-Apr-15 12:30:42

But the name only exists on the programme. It was made up by the author.

SaucyJack Tue 28-Apr-15 12:32:35

Shakespeare made the name Jessica up.

frostyfingers Tue 28-Apr-15 12:33:06

Put yourself in her shoes as a teenager. Having been saddled with a fuddy duddy name (no, I won't reveal it) I elected to use my 2nd name as I got sick of being asked a)how to spell it, b) where does it come from/are you named after so and so? c) what were your mum & dad thinking of.

If you're so taken with it perhaps give her something less exotic as a first name and that as a second....

AliceLidl Tue 28-Apr-15 12:34:06

You can't name your child after a Lannister! shock

Even if it is a lovely name.

UsedtobeFeckless Tue 28-Apr-15 12:35:51

I thought she was the enchantress who turned all Odyseuss' crew into pigs in The Odyssey ... ( As well as Evil Lannister Trollop in GoT ) So 10/10 for Feminist Cred there, too grin

I'm with Saucy Jack, though - wait and see what GRR has in store ( Although the baby would probably have grown up and left home by the time he finishes the series at the rate he's going ... )

squoosh Tue 28-Apr-15 12:35:52

Nothing wrong with naming your kid after a fictional character. I know loads of Arwen's and Wendy's!

Peter Pan is over 100 years old, the name now exists outside of the book. Game of Thrones is less than 20.

Plus Wendy was a positive character. Cersei really isn't.

squoosh Tue 28-Apr-15 12:39:07

Shakespeare made the name Jessica up.

The Merchant of Venice was published in the 1590's. Jessica has a life beyond that play now.

Calling your child after a baddie who was created less than 20 years ago and who has only become a household name in the last 4 years is naff.

SaucyJack Tue 28-Apr-15 12:41:38

All names have to be used for the first time Squoosh. Jessica and Wendy would have been wacky literary choices at first.

I wouldn't name one of mine after a GoT character either, but your logic is flawed.

NotSayingImBatman Tue 28-Apr-15 12:43:53

Are you pregnant OP? The hormones can do this. My shortlist for DS2 was Tywin, Tyrion and Theon at one point. Fortunately, when he was actually handed to me and he became an actual person I gave him a non GoT name.

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