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i'm having a baby today, which do I pick?

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DiscoBiscuits Tue 01-Apr-14 07:43:29

ELCS today.
Having a baby girl. Need a short easy to spell name but want something unusual and a strong with a mythical or literary link.
Shortlist consists of (after much much discussion):
People being very sniffy about both choice but past caring frankly.
Which name do I go with?

Tea1Sugar Tue 01-Apr-14 07:46:03

Isis or iris

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 01-Apr-14 07:46:22

Not keen on either, sorry. Both would sound a bit pretentious round these parts - but if those are the circles you mix in, go ahead. I can see either girl fitting in well at Marlborough College!

DiscoBiscuits Tue 01-Apr-14 07:49:00

Ha! We're a bit eccentric.
But definitely not Marlborough fodder!
Huge range of names locally so non issue with them being 'unusual'.

dollius Tue 01-Apr-14 07:50:38

Love love love Hero

Mama1980 Tue 01-Apr-14 07:51:53

I love both grin (sorry not helpful)

stackablegoatbearingcheesecake Tue 01-Apr-14 07:56:34

Isis is the name of Oxford's boat racing crew and craft and Mylene Klass has a Hero doesn't she?

Don't know if that helps any. Good luck with the birth.

Delphiniumsblue Tue 01-Apr-14 07:57:52

Neither- Iris is better.

moonblues Tue 01-Apr-14 07:58:36

Hero. smile

CarolineKnappShappey Tue 01-Apr-14 08:00:30

Depends on your surname. Isis has less if a chance if people taking the piss.

Can you really imagine shouting. "Hero! Hero!" Across the park/ swimming pool/ supermarket.

DiscoBiscuits Tue 01-Apr-14 08:02:14


therunnawaybride Tue 01-Apr-14 08:02:53

Hero smile

BikeRunSki Tue 01-Apr-14 08:04:20

I love Isis. It was on my list for DD but DH was not keen. As well as it's mythical meanings, it is the old name for the River Thames and is now is now used for the stretch of Thames through Oxford.


CorporateRockWhore Tue 01-Apr-14 08:05:35

Hero is horrific, Isis is beautiful. Done. grin

Congratulations by the way!

OhNoYouExpedidnt Tue 01-Apr-14 08:06:14

Love Isis a lot. DH wouldn't let me use it. He sticks to top 10 names.

OhNoYouExpedidnt Tue 01-Apr-14 08:06:42

Plus we went to Uni in Oxford so was perfect.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 01-Apr-14 08:06:46


Or Hera?

grizzabellia Tue 01-Apr-14 08:07:02

Isis - I know of one Isis and it does not seem to raise too many eyebrows. Hero is much harder to live up to and whether you like it or not will seem masculine to many people not aware of the myth and odd for a girl.

Iris is way better than either though. Or what about Hebe?

EasyCompadre Tue 01-Apr-14 08:08:32

Isis is lovely, I really like it.
My favourite mythical name is Aurora, but DP is far too straight-laced and won't even entertain it sad

Littlegreenburger Tue 01-Apr-14 08:08:53

Isis not iris if you want to be different there's tons round here

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 01-Apr-14 08:10:50


Happy Birthday Little Girl.

Take care of yourself Disco.

HyvaPaiva Tue 01-Apr-14 08:11:56

Isis. It's very lovely.

Hero is ridiculously awful, sorry.

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 01-Apr-14 08:15:19

If it's a choice of two names - perhaps wait until you meet her?

mummybare Tue 01-Apr-14 08:17:37

Congratulations! I vote Isis - lovely name smile

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 01-Apr-14 08:18:37

I've just looked it up and Isis is Egyptian, and one interpretation is Goddess of the sky and nature.

Very fitting for a Spring baby I think.

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