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mariebelle Tue 04-Oct-16 20:42:35

I've had my heart set on this name for years now. I absolutely love it but the reaction from friends and family has been far from positive. Honest opinions please! grin

girlandboy Tue 04-Oct-16 20:45:39

I quite like it, but it does make me immediately think of Adrian Mole.
And Pandora's Box.

I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing confused

peppercold Tue 04-Oct-16 20:46:17


FadedRed Tue 04-Oct-16 20:48:39

I love Pandora, and most other Greek mythology type names, but wouldn't use Pandora because of the link with jewellery and 'boxes' grin
What about other names in that ilk:

frikadela01 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:50:45

It makes me think immediately of Adrian Mole. This is not a bad thing, I love adrian mole and have always loved the name Pandora. Now that youve reminded me I will be putting it on the list if eventual baby no 2 is a girl.

Go for it if you love it.

misson Tue 04-Oct-16 20:51:29

Box. Sorry.

chinlo Tue 04-Oct-16 20:53:53

Love it.

Soubriquet Tue 04-Oct-16 20:54:13

Box or jewellery here


PotatoBread Tue 04-Oct-16 20:55:04

Sorry but I'd think you were naming your DD after an overpriced bracelet

Buttercupsandaisies Tue 04-Oct-16 20:57:39

I defo wudnt use it - jewellery

mycatstares Tue 04-Oct-16 20:57:49

I love the name Pandora. I think of the name before the jewellery even though I own one of the bracelets.

0pti0na1 Tue 04-Oct-16 21:57:12

I like it, but yes, everyone will say "box" and it won't be funny after the 10,000th time!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 04-Oct-16 22:00:54

Use it if you love it.
It's a nice name, Phaedra is an option !

powershowerforanhour Tue 04-Oct-16 22:04:32

Nope, there'll be too many disgusting drunks lurching up to her in bars slavering about opening her box. Don't inflict that on her.

albertcampionscat Tue 04-Oct-16 22:05:09

I adore ya.

roseteapot101 Tue 04-Oct-16 22:12:46

name of the planet from avatar and pandoras box its a bit different but i have seen people name their kids after video game characters each to their own i guess but not my cup of tea

villainousbroodmare Tue 04-Oct-16 22:14:19

Box. Sorry.

BellMcEnd Tue 04-Oct-16 22:15:01

LOVE it and would have seriously considered it if I'd had a girl.

Onehellofaride Tue 04-Oct-16 22:15:20

I love it!

RiverTam Tue 04-Oct-16 22:23:53

I adore ya!
I implore ye
Don't ignore me.

And then she spelt his name Adrain with her sparkler.

Sorry OP grin

frikadela01 Tue 04-Oct-16 22:24:41

River you beat me to it grin

PaperdollCartoon Tue 04-Oct-16 22:27:13

A small person in my family has this name and it's lovely. She's called Panda for short. It means 'the girl with all the gifts', what could be better!? I hate the jewellery but to be honest it never made me think of that before I knew baby Pandora. It's definitely unusual but in a good way.

mariebelle Wed 05-Oct-16 10:27:14

Mixed reviews but glad to see that some of you like it smile thanks everyone

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 05-Oct-16 10:55:54

I like it. The 'box' connections might put me off slightly but the Adrian Mole connection wouldn't! He was an intellectual you know, even if he wasn't very clever.

MotherDuckSaid Wed 05-Oct-16 21:08:21

sorry, i think its horrendous ! What about as a middle name ?
I strangely know of two pugs named Pandora !
I could just imagine a teacher cringing when having to call her name on the register, sorry !

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