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PinkyOfPie Sat 14-May-16 17:33:19

DH saw a film last night with a character called Athena and loves it for our baby name (if it's a girl). All I can think of is the poster shop where they had the picture of a naked man holding a baby. Am I being daft?

Roobix04 Sat 14-May-16 17:35:01

I like it. No idea about the poster shop.

LittleRedTealight Sat 14-May-16 17:37:04

I think it's a beautiful name. smile

GreenRug Sat 14-May-16 17:37:36

I know an Athena. Very pretty name in my opinion.

TrespassesW Sat 14-May-16 17:40:15

Poster shop, although that obviously won't be a connection her contemporaries will make.

katemiddletonsnudeheels Sat 14-May-16 17:42:38

I think it's gorgeous; have no idea what the 'poster shop' is.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 14-May-16 17:46:49

Greek goddess. Bit pretentious unless you're either Greek, or v posh

PinkyOfPie Sat 14-May-16 17:47:27

This was the poster shop sign if it jogs anyone's memory.

DH had never heard of it!

PinkyOfPie Sat 14-May-16 17:48:04

MrsLeigh I can confirm I am neither grin

Roobix04 Sat 14-May-16 17:48:54

Still no idea about the shop. I'm 26 and dp is 31 and neither of us remember if that helps.

MyNewBearTotoro Sat 14-May-16 17:50:16

I've never heard of the poster shop.

The name isn't to my taste but if a friend named their DD that I would think it lovely.

LuckySantangelo1 Sat 14-May-16 17:51:02

Naff 80's poster shop to me! Sorry OP

SwearyGodmother Sat 14-May-16 17:51:55

One of my dearest friends is an Athena. I am old enough to remember the poster shop but don't make the association. I think it's a beautiful name.

StarkyTheDirewolf Sat 14-May-16 17:52:13

I know two girls called Athena. It's fabulous, but I'm bias, I love Greek/Roman god/dess names. grin

We can't have it because if you combine it with our surname it really doesn't work.

DurhamDurham Sat 14-May-16 17:54:45

It just makes me think of the 80's poster shop and that print of the woman hitching up her tennis skirt.

BurnTheBlackSuit Sat 14-May-16 17:57:16

Yup. Poster shop. If I could get past that, it's a nice name. But "poster shop" as my first thought when I heard it.

nectarini1983 Sat 14-May-16 17:58:30

I really like it: pretty sounding and makes a refreshing change from the humdrum 'same old' names about. No idea about the poster shop?!

Winterbiscuit Sat 14-May-16 18:17:12

Poster shop

GinnyMcGinFace Sat 14-May-16 18:21:57

Poster shop. Makes me think of that poster of the topless man and the baby that was always in the window!

manicinsomniac Sat 14-May-16 18:23:17

I'd forgotten all about the poster shop but remember it now you've posted it. It was definitely around in the 90s too.

I wouldn't think of it as a current association though. I know a couple of Athenas and it's never popped into my head.

Also know an Athene (A-thee-nee) if you want to avoid the poster thing.

TommyandGina Sat 14-May-16 19:05:20

Poster shop, loved it then though, would you believe mum still has the man and baby poster in her porch grin

It's a lovely name these days, her friends wouldn't make any connection

Smidge001 Sat 14-May-16 19:09:12

Definitely reminds me of the poster shop (39yo).

GRW Sat 14-May-16 21:20:10

I knew one once and really like it. It's original and pretty.

Strokethefurrywall Sat 14-May-16 21:56:21

Gorgeous - Greek name. And I remember the poster shop but it's not the first thing I think of.

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sat 14-May-16 22:02:08

A family member has this name and was a teenager in the poster shop days and no problems. I think only people of a certain age would make that association - whoever she goes to school with will have no idea! I love it but am obviously biased

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