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Sappho--I can't, can I?

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thisonehasalittlecar Wed 29-Aug-12 21:32:32

I started a thread asking for some strong girls' names for dd the other day and got some great suggestions. I'm really drawn to names ending with o: Juno, Dido, Margo(t) etc, all of which have been vetoed by dh. Anyway the name Sappho popped into my head today and I love it, but it's just too ripe for playground abuse isn't it? Or by the time kids work out who Sappho was, would they be a bit older and beyond the name taunting stage?

MagdalenaAlec Wed 29-Aug-12 21:48:05

Aouch, big NO from me as I am not sure anyone could live with a pejorative term for "lesbian" as a name...

pixiestix Wed 29-Aug-12 21:48:06

Not playground abuse, but shock faces from everyone she meets after the age of about 14.
Its a bit brave for my tastes! grin

pixiestix Wed 29-Aug-12 21:49:16

Its a shame really, as without thinking about anything but the sound and the spelling of the name it is gorgeous.

domesticslattern Wed 29-Aug-12 21:52:18

Your pregnancy hormones are making you suggest bonkers things. Sorry. You cannot call your child Sappho.

EverybodysDoeEyed Wed 29-Aug-12 21:52:53

no you really can't

how about Saffy (what is that short for?) or Seraphina?

coffeeinbed Wed 29-Aug-12 21:54:31

I know, small beer after Sappho. [gin]

coffeeinbed Wed 29-Aug-12 21:54:47


mirry2 Wed 29-Aug-12 21:56:41

shock shock

suedpantsoffem Wed 29-Aug-12 21:58:11

No no no no no!

seeker Wed 29-Aug-12 21:59:18

No- you can't call her Fuck either.............

ThisOnce Wed 29-Aug-12 21:59:34


IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 29-Aug-12 22:01:54

No, you can't.

EverybodysDoeEyed Wed 29-Aug-12 22:03:05

sorry - saw you wanted a name that ends in O

If your DH has ruled out the ones you've listed i think it is the o sound he doesn't like

if you are feeling underhand you could name her Margaret and then call her Margot/June but call her Juno!

Or just call her Kiddo

coffeeinbed Wed 29-Aug-12 22:03:27

Noooo, no Sapphire.
Stick to Sappho then.
Sorry, Once.

thisonehasalittlecar Wed 29-Aug-12 22:04:20

I love the sound and also the literary connection... but you are of course all right (it's post-partum hormones domestic, not-Sappho is now 10 days old blush ) Think I may created a historical first with a baby name thread eliciting unanimous opinion.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Wed 29-Aug-12 22:04:26

lol at the madness.

No, you really can't.


ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets Wed 29-Aug-12 22:04:49

What does it even mean?

ThisOnce Wed 29-Aug-12 22:05:08

You're probably right Coffee, but in preference to Sappho...

colditz Wed 29-Aug-12 22:05:27


EverybodysDoeEyed Wed 29-Aug-12 22:05:38

Has your DH given any good suggestions?

thisonehasalittlecar Wed 29-Aug-12 22:10:51

Everybody only Astrid, which i think sounds like acrid. (Sorry sorry sorry to all Astrids and Astrid-parents on here.)

coffeeinbed Wed 29-Aug-12 22:11:06

Saffron might fit.
Once, No!

cheesesarnie Wed 29-Aug-12 22:11:28

nope and i have no idea what it means.


love margo and juno

coffeeinbed Wed 29-Aug-12 22:12:21

I broke the smilies.

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