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Nermalkins Thu 20-Oct-11 15:34:11

We are talking about having another child in the not too distant future. IF we have a little girl I would like to call her Ophelia. My daughter is called Ariadne and I think Ophelia works well with her name, what do you think?

evamummy Thu 20-Oct-11 15:35:18

I love it - elegant, feminine and not overused.

mopsyflopsy Thu 20-Oct-11 15:47:56

Very pretty and goes well with Ariadne.

MamaLazarou Thu 20-Oct-11 15:48:55

As long as your last name is not Bottom.

ChunkyMonkeyMother Thu 20-Oct-11 16:03:11

BEautiful, I was going to use it if we had a girl - Much to my husbands disgust "Errr what?"

But I love a bit of Shakespeare

serin Thu 20-Oct-11 19:10:51

Wasn't there a rumour that Ed Balls' daughter is named Ophelia?


Fixture Thu 20-Oct-11 19:46:13

I like Ariadne, it's pretty and unusual. Ophelia seems more heavy and ponderous.

jandymaccomesback Thu 20-Oct-11 22:58:50

Depends where you live. Ophelia could be the subject of "I feel yer" type jokes in some areas. I know of a newborn one in Yorkshire and it hasn't gone down terribly well.

deviladvocate Thu 20-Oct-11 23:02:19

I do think it's a pretty name. my shakespeare's a bit rusty - didn't ophelia go mad and drown in hamlet? I'm not sure but i think i'd want to check out the storyline before committing to it.

Kayano Thu 20-Oct-11 23:22:13

There was a stripper called Ophelia Balls round our neck of the woods...


MsMarple Thu 20-Oct-11 23:27:13

She did indeed go mad and drown. Far too depressing for a child's name IMO.

PinkFondantFancy Fri 21-Oct-11 05:17:08

I love it. Unusual and elegant. Why should the fact that Ophelia in Hamlet came to a sticky end be relevant? I'm sure there's stories with characters of every single name that you can think of that had bad stuff happen to them....

WinkyWinkola Fri 21-Oct-11 05:56:06

There are happy and sad associations with every name. Ophelia in Hamlet did go mad and drown but she was a beautiful, caring woman.

I know an Ophelia. She's also known as Fifi or Lady O for fun!

It's a beautiful, elegant and as yet, underused name. Go for it.

FearfulYank Fri 21-Oct-11 05:58:45

I love it, it's one of my favorites. smile

Kayzr Fri 21-Oct-11 06:45:31

I love it!! I'd love to use it but DP said no.

ClaudiaSchiffer Fri 21-Oct-11 06:47:30

Lovely name.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sun 23-Oct-11 15:46:14

It's a lovely name. If I wasn't a superstitious theatre director I'd consider it

suspiria Sun 23-Oct-11 16:11:10

I'm a really big fan of Ophelia and also of Ariadne, beautiful names

notactuallymyusualname Sun 23-Oct-11 16:15:21

Sweet, but I think she might need a strong personality to carry it off.

birdofparadise Sun 23-Oct-11 16:16:52

..she will never be able to marry Master Balls or Master Cox. Or indeed Payne.

Seriously, it's a beautiful name.

LaFilleSurLePont Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:59

It's beautiful. An excellent choice.

greenzebra Sun 23-Oct-11 17:48:36

Ophelia is a beautiful (not biased at all DD is called this) name and goes well with Ariadne.

RefereezaWanka Sun 23-Oct-11 17:55:04

It's pretty but the Shakespeare character just completely puts me off, sorry.

MelinaM Sun 23-Oct-11 18:00:40

Ophelia is a lovely name that compliments Ariadne beautifully smile

FairyArmadillo Sun 23-Oct-11 18:20:46

Ophelia's lovely. Ariadne is one of my favourite names. Love your taste in names, OP.

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