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How many Atlas' do you know?

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Amimitchell Sun 02-Aug-15 15:45:15

Hey all, due in a few weeks and we are naming our son Atlas Isaiah. My only concern is that I don't want to choose a name that's too popular/becomes popular!
When I named my daughter Ava ten years ago, there were no other Ava's around-now they're everywhere! Same happened with my son Sonny 8 years ago!
I know it shouldn't matter but I'm just curious.....
Thank you smile

sweetpeame Sun 02-Aug-15 15:52:05

Atlas?! I can safely say I don't know any...

luckiestgirlintheworld Sun 02-Aug-15 15:54:53

Ha. I think you're pretty safe with Atlas.

jusdepamplemousse Sun 02-Aug-15 15:54:55

Not a one.

Actually - maybe a cat?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Aug-15 15:55:07

Never heard of it as a name so obviously I don't know any. It's gorgeous though. May I ask how you have chosen it.
But any name runs the risk of being one minute literally unheard and then next minute you're tripping over them.

RiverTam Sun 02-Aug-15 15:57:04

Atlas? Well, I just hope he'll be a big lad, is all.

DocHollywood Sun 02-Aug-15 15:57:26

I know a Lexi(con), a Dick(tionary), a Thea(saurus) a Gazza(teer) and an Al(manac) but never come across an Atlas.

Drquin Sun 02-Aug-15 15:58:17

Isn't it a middle name of one of Kirstie Allsopp's boys?
Other than that, never heard of it used in a non-navigational sense.

BackInTheRealWorld Sun 02-Aug-15 15:58:36

Absolutely loads, best call him something else.

esiotrot2015 Sun 02-Aug-15 15:59:31

I know one Atticus
Is Atlas a name then ?
Ava and Atlas sound a bit too similar to me

TopCivilServant Sun 02-Aug-15 16:01:35

Yup, shit loads.

MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Sun 02-Aug-15 16:09:11

I know one, who is about six months old.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Aug-15 16:10:09

Do I live on another planet then because I've not heard of any

BeautifulBatman Sun 02-Aug-15 16:12:04

I don't know any. I think theres a good reason for that. It's awful.

barbecue Sun 02-Aug-15 16:13:55

None

Amimitchell Sun 02-Aug-15 16:15:41

Thanks guys, especially the sarcastic responses- well done you! ����
My dad suggested the name, knowing I like unusual names, and when I did some research I realised it makes sense to use it! Atlas was obviously a Greek god, the Titan of navigation and astronomy, which my partner and I are both fascinated with, both being scorpios. Anyway, the Atlantic Ocean was named after Atlas and, since my partner is from USA and I am from the UK, it made sense for us to name our son after the one thing that connects those two smile
It's nice to have a meaning behind a name, although with my last two, it was just because I liked the names, although I do have a thing for the old American blues singers (sonny), and 50s films (Ava Gardner)

YakTriangle Sun 02-Aug-15 16:16:33

I've never heard of, or met, anyone called Atlas. Are there no other Greek myth type names you'd prefer?

wankerchief Sun 02-Aug-15 16:17:34

Frightfully overused, I met 7 at Macdonalds today alone

How about Gary?
He will be the only one in his class

TheCraicDealer Sun 02-Aug-15 16:20:14

I think it's a great name, I'd consider it as a middle name for sure. But as someone else said I hope he has a robust build. Otherwise it would be like having a Diana who protests against hunting, or a Hermes who dawdles.

scatterthenuns Sun 02-Aug-15 16:24:22

Might be quite a few in school - geography classrooms seem to be full of them.

Smartleatherbag Sun 02-Aug-15 16:26:49

Don't call the poor boy that. Middle name, sure, but that's a terrible name.

marinacortina Sun 02-Aug-15 16:29:20

<shrugs>

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Aug-15 16:29:53

I might put this name to be dp. When I see him in the week See what he thinks

MrsBungle Sun 02-Aug-15 16:29:58

None. I think it's safe to say that atlas won't become popular.

ScrambledSmegs Sun 02-Aug-15 16:31:56

Do you live in Stoke Newington? You'll probably meet at least a few there, but should think you'll be safe elsewhere in the UK.

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