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Daenerys. Unusual but pretty or just weird?

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lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 22:27:09

This is the name of a character in tv programme/book Game of Thrones. She is a strong beautiful woman and I love the name but I am not sure whether it is just too weird. Please can I get your opinions?

seeker Wed 26-Sep-12 22:29:15

Honestly? No. It's difficult to say, difficult to spell, and she'll spend hr life explaining that she was named for q character in a book everyone will have forgotten about by the time she's 10.

Purplehonesty Wed 26-Sep-12 22:35:06

Sorry but it sounds/looks a bit like a pharmaceutical product.

Backinthebox Wed 26-Sep-12 22:39:16

I really wouldn't name a baby after a character in a book that hasn't had the ending written to it yet - who knows, by the end of the series Daenerys might end up a hideous psychopath who shags horses.

You could always just go for Nerys, although that brings up memories of Nerys Hughs.

marriednotdead Wed 26-Sep-12 22:40:53

My eyes keep thinking it's an anagram of something so it's a no from me.

WhatWouldVegansDo Wed 26-Sep-12 22:45:35

It's a yes from me! Especially if she is born this year, the year of the dragon.

forgottenpassword Wed 26-Sep-12 22:55:47

Although I know Nerys is a girl's name the combination sounds masculine I think.

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 22:57:44

Oo, I'm not familiar with the book so I
Just found it odd, it's not a usual sort of spelling?

Is it da-nerys?

It sounds ok. I'm on the fence!

AThingInYourLife Wed 26-Sep-12 22:59:27

I thought this was a thread about a brand of the Pill before I realised it was in Baby Names.

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:00:32

Back in the box that made me laugh out loud! Purplehonesty-not quite getting the pharmaceutical product but thanks for your honesty! I think I will stick with my original name Grace Rose.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 26-Sep-12 23:01:38

So, is it Denise with an unusual spelling confused

mummybare Wed 26-Sep-12 23:03:02

Or Arya? That's pretty...

joanofarchitrave Wed 26-Sep-12 23:03:44

Grace Rose is lovely.

Danae? (dan - ai - ey)? Should be an umlaut-type thing over that e but I don't know how to do them here.

NellyJob Wed 26-Sep-12 23:05:40

weird tbh

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:06:24

Arya is nice. The Rose part of my original name is after my nan.

ShowOfHands Wed 26-Sep-12 23:08:26

Much as I like Daenerys Targaryen and her general dragon queen type brilliance, I do think you'd regret it immeasurably.

Arya is pretty. And Arya rocks.

ShowOfHands Wed 26-Sep-12 23:10:18

Or Summer after Bran's direwolf? grin

HarlettOScara Wed 26-Sep-12 23:11:18

I met a little Arya recently.

I like Daenerys but the constantly having to spell it and the potential for it to be shortened to Dany put me off.

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 23:11:44

Waaaa it is denise!

Think you've made a good choice there.

Books good? I might take a look.

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:12:07

She does rock actually and I can imagine any daughter of mine being quite as tomboyish as her. I think Daenerys as nice as it is is just a bit too much. And I still love Grace Rose. It's good to get people's opinions though

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:13:30

It is a good book pickles. Did the little girl like her name Harlett?

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:14:29

Also can u imagine what a mouthful Daenerys is when she's in trouble or about to run across a road and I have to shout her!

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 23:14:35

Grace rose is lovely.

lisa2104 Wed 26-Sep-12 23:17:17

Thanks pickles

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 23:18:03

I always fancied naming dc after hobbits, but that didn't happen!

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