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DessieLou Wed 07-Sep-11 12:07:19

Would you think I was a complete ponce if I named my girl Persephone?! How many of you have little Persie's? What response do you get? confused

mopsyflopsy Wed 07-Sep-11 12:08:31

I love it. Elegant, feminine and not overused! Great choice imo.

mopsyflopsy Wed 07-Sep-11 12:09:28

But I seem to love 'poncy' names - maybe I'm a ponce grin.

allhailtheaubergine Wed 07-Sep-11 12:10:31

Lovely name.

Persie is very sweet for a little girl.

Persimmon is also good.

DessieLou Wed 07-Sep-11 12:11:16

Thanks Flopsy! My OH says I'm posh...I'm not, I'm just a snob! What other poncy names can you suggest?

tammytoby Wed 07-Sep-11 12:11:31

Lovely. I know of one little Persephone, nicknamed Sephie.

Empusa Wed 07-Sep-11 12:12:13

I love it! I'm not allowed it, so you should to make up for me!

mopsyflopsy Wed 07-Sep-11 12:13:33

Other lovely ('poncy') names - Antigone (Tiggy), Antonia, Ottilie? Are you after boys' names too?

ruletheworld Wed 07-Sep-11 12:15:03

I don't like it purely because of the phone part. It sounds like a musical instrument. Love sephie though.

Love Antigone too.

Empusa Wed 07-Sep-11 12:16:13

rule Only when you pronounce it wrong grin

ruletheworld Wed 07-Sep-11 12:18:48

True Empusa, but I can't ever think of a name without 'seeing' it written down in my head and it will always be a musical instrument to me grin

CandiceMariePratt Wed 07-Sep-11 12:32:15

I love it

FemaleEuknickers Wed 07-Sep-11 12:42:11

I love Ottilie! Dh has said no. Persephone leaves itself vulnerable for mispronunciation by the great unwashed some. Antigone is definitely food for thought..

How about Isolde, Annabel, Sybilla, Elsina?

DessieLou Wed 07-Sep-11 12:47:28

Love Sephie as a nn! I have considered Ottilie but unsure. I think we have decided on a boys name (Reuban...I know it's spelt wrong but couldn't bear it being called Ben)...I am always open to suggestions though!
I also like Ariella....

mopsyflopsy Wed 07-Sep-11 12:56:20

How about Quentin, Thaddeus or Lawrence?

suspiria Wed 07-Sep-11 12:57:50

I'm 5 months pregnant at the moment. If I have a girl she will be called Persephone. My 3 year old daughter intends to call her either Posy or Polly!

FemaleEuknickers Wed 07-Sep-11 16:25:55


RedRubyBlue Wed 07-Sep-11 16:30:08

Persephone means 'Bringer of Death'

I love the name but the meaning puts me off.

DessieLou Wed 07-Sep-11 16:37:12

You make a valid point Redrubyblue!

RickGhastley Wed 07-Sep-11 16:54:53

A good friend has a Persephone: EVERYONE took the piss out of her name choice (behind her back) whilst telling her what a pretty/unusual name it is.

Quite surprising really as lots of my friend's kids have unusual names - but Persephone was the only one that has been so horridly slated.

benne81 Wed 07-Sep-11 17:31:37

Maybe your aware but the greek mythology is that Persephone was Zeus daughter who was abducted by Hades the king of the underworld and forced to live there. Persephone is the queen of the underworld and the name means means bringer of death. Not very sweet.

RedRubyBlue Wed 07-Sep-11 18:19:07

What about Pandora or Cicely or Lorelei?

(Puts Cocteau Twins 'Treasure' CD away]


rachel234 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:30:07

"EVERYONE took the piss out of her name choice (behind her back) whilst telling her what a pretty/unusual name it is."

I hope I don't have friends like those smile.

catsareevil Wed 07-Sep-11 18:40:05

Persephone is a lovely name. I have never met one in real life, but I cant imagine anyone I know taking the mick if they heard of one.

Empusa Wed 07-Sep-11 19:51:30

Ah, but whenever Persephone comes back from the Underworld then spring returns to celebrate her being back.

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