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To call my baby calliope?

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heathergray Wed 05-Apr-17 17:41:27

Pronounced cal-y-oh-pee

Is it awful?

user1491323019 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:42:22

No. I don't like it and everyone will say 'Cally-Opp' but it's a perfectly acceptable name!

AuntieStella Wed 05-Apr-17 17:42:35

I think it's lovely.

HallowedMimic Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:11

I think it's nice!

MaidOfStars Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:18

Lovely. And I'd know how to say it too, if that helps.

welshweasel Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:35

Don't love it. Don't hate it. She'll be called
Cally though so make sure you like that!

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:57

Sounds like a type of melon!!

Sparklingbrook Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:58

It sounds like a sort of fruit or animal. I wouldn't. Nobody would ever pronounce it or spell it correctly either.

blackteasplease Wed 05-Apr-17 17:44:11


Calliope is one of the muses isn't she?

FoofFighter Wed 05-Apr-17 17:44:21

Grey's Anatomy fan by any chance? grin

I love it :D

TheProblemOfSusan Wed 05-Apr-17 17:44:24

I think it's lovely and I knew how to say it. Also can be Cally for short if she likes when she's older.

I love all these Greek names coming back into fashion.

HallowedMimic Wed 05-Apr-17 17:44:28

Most people will pronounce it just fine.

Hermione in Harry Potter was a great learning opportunity. grin

user1491323019 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:44:57

Callia and Calla are nicer IMO but it's not my baby grin

OverAndAbove Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:08

Any Greys Anatomy viewer will know exactly how to pronounce it!

I do love it and think Cally is nice too

ThreeLeggedHaggis Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:18

Most people will pronounce it just fine.

They really won't.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:19

i always think of Cantaloupe when i see Calliope, AND I want to say Cantar-lo-pee

QuestionableMouse Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:34

I love it!

mygorgeousmilo Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:39

I like it.... the Greek muse. I'd say prepare for the friends and family talking you out of it.

floraeasy Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:43

I think of calliper.

Sparklingbrook Wed 05-Apr-17 17:45:48

Never watched Greys Anatomy and I would have pronounced it wrong.

19lottie82 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:46:16

I think it's horrendous, sorry. And the poor kid will have to spend their whole life having to explain how to pronounce / spell it.

titianlove Wed 05-Apr-17 17:46:29

Reminds me of the Thomas the Tank engine episode where he has to transport a caliope.

It's a huge loud musical instrument. I think I'd rather find a nicer name for my daughter

Isadora2007 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:46:41

I like it but dislike cally. So it's a no from me sadly.

ThreeLeggedHaggis Wed 05-Apr-17 17:47:13

Also, do we really need this shit in AIBU? Isn't there already a whole board for names?

user1491323019 Wed 05-Apr-17 17:47:24

I love Cally but everyone will thinks it's Kelly.

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