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Ancient Roman/Greek names for a girl

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Underthelindentree Tue 09-Dec-14 14:19:38

We are looking for a strong and fairly unusual name for DD (but not too out there). Current ideas are Maxima and Phoenix. Any suggestions along the same lines please?

shoobidoo Tue 09-Dec-14 14:20:02

Athena

Underthelindentree Tue 09-Dec-14 14:21:43

Love Athena but DP's family live in another country and wouldn't be able to pronounce it properly sad

mupperoon Tue 09-Dec-14 14:25:16

I love Callisto. I know an Andromeda too but in mythology she had a hard time of it.

MrsCakesPrecognition Tue 09-Dec-14 14:28:29

Thea

RhubarbAndMustard Tue 09-Dec-14 14:30:03

I love Iphigenea but she was sacrificed!

Hera
Camilla
Juno
Theia
Dido

apotatoprintinapeartree Tue 09-Dec-14 14:30:35

Diana, venus, Eurydice

squoosh Tue 09-Dec-14 14:33:23

Sabina
Flavia
Severina
Marina
Rufina
Livia

I think they're all Roman but I'm no Roman scholar so I may be wrong.

zaracharlotte Tue 09-Dec-14 14:36:10

Antigone and Allegra are very high on my list at the minute.

zaracharlotte Tue 09-Dec-14 14:38:03

Oh, and Hero.

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Dec-14 14:46:22

Zoe!

FragileBrittleStar Tue 09-Dec-14 14:47:40

Cassandra
Antigone
Gaia
Hebe
Hestia
Electra
Minerva

CinnabarRed Tue 09-Dec-14 14:48:34

Ariadne
Phaedra

TimefIies Tue 09-Dec-14 14:56:58

Octavia

GoatsHaveStrangeEyes Tue 09-Dec-14 14:59:35

Persephone?

WizardOfToss Tue 09-Dec-14 15:02:28

Artemis?

Pasithea Tue 09-Dec-14 15:10:47

PASITHEA. Lol.

moxon Tue 09-Dec-14 15:12:54

Artemis
Iocasta
Hero
Flavia
Livia
Venus
Hermia
Hestia
Ceres
Gaia
Lydia
Minerva (as popularised by prof McGonagall in recent years...)

moxon Tue 09-Dec-14 15:14:05

X-posted on some. My bad. fgrin

SouthBySouthWest Tue 09-Dec-14 15:18:43

I've always had a soft spot for the name Lydia.

ChutesTooNarrow Tue 09-Dec-14 15:26:00

Aurora was the Roman goddess of the dawn.

juneybean Tue 09-Dec-14 15:27:29

Zoe is my favourite followed by Cassandra

JakeyBurd Tue 09-Dec-14 15:40:09

A quick scan through I, Claudius will give you a fine selection of Roman names. I have a fondness for Agrippinilla myself... Also

Livia
Julia
Antonia
Messalina
Calpurnia
Gaia
Marcella
Drusilla
Livilla
Scyllia
Poppaea
Arria
Agrippina

OnlyLovers Tue 09-Dec-14 15:42:08

I love Juno, Aurora, Livia and Hero.

florascotia Tue 09-Dec-14 19:05:12

Maxima is an adjective of comparison, meaning biggest.

Phoenix is Greek for a monstrous/symbolic bird.

Neither were used as first names in Roman or Greek times.
However Maximus was a Roman family name.

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