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Athena or Lydia?

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Blueisthecolour9 Fri 17-Feb-17 09:01:51

DH finally gave in last night and said "if you want Lydia that badly, I don't mind. Call her Lydia, and she'll be beautiful" grin

However, we also really like Athena and I'm unsure what's nicer, Athena or Lydia?

I'll save the repeat topic of middle names for another date confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 17-Feb-17 09:02:36


mum2be2boys Fri 17-Feb-17 09:05:16

Lydia :-)

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Feb-17 09:06:48

I'm not a fan of either...

Athena is very aspirational, IMO, and the association with it is so strong that it may well end up being a burden to your DD. I don't see it as any different to using Zeus or Aphrodite. They're all so well known that I can just imagine they might be a difficult name to live up to.

Lydia is objectively a nice name, but Chlamydia (nickname of the Lydia I knew) would put me off entirely. The Lydia I knew attempted to get people to call her Lia in the end (didn't work).

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 17-Feb-17 09:09:39


AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 17-Feb-17 09:09:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 17-Feb-17 09:10:28

Rats. I've reported the duplicate.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 17-Feb-17 09:11:18


Like Super, I knew a Lydia who was called Chlymydia by some.

GTS Fri 17-Feb-17 09:11:24


Blueisthecolour9 Fri 17-Feb-17 09:12:41

I have to admit Super, I'd never heard of it until I started ttc, and I know who Zeus/Hercules is so she must be at least a little less popular than them in mythology...

Lydia chlamydia is 100% what puts me off Lydia

Fresta Fri 17-Feb-17 09:15:06

I know a couple of Lydias, and have never heard of the Chlamydia link.

Both Princess names in my head.
Lydia is more conventional.
Athena brings to mind the poster shop of the 1980s.

tinytoucan Fri 17-Feb-17 09:19:25

Athena was on my list had DS been a girl, but I think I'd have chickened out using it anyway! I love it but I'm not sure if it sounds pretentious? I don't mean that to offend but it's how I felt when I was considering it myself.

I know a 10 year old Lydia, I don't think she gets teased for her name (although I'm not really close enough to know). I think it's pretty.

Artandco Fri 17-Feb-17 09:21:01

Athena or Althea

Lydia Chlamydia

Artandco Fri 17-Feb-17 09:21:11

Sorry Alethea

Raines100 Fri 17-Feb-17 10:00:51

Lydia is beautiful. I'm struggling to worry about the chlamydia thing. It's not like Lydia is in the word. It just rhymes. We could spend all day thinking of crap things our names rhymes with. People still choose Millie despite it rhyming with willy, or Charlotte with harlot, etc.

Athena just makes me think of the goddess. It's a nice name, but I wouldn't call my kids Aphrodite or Zeus.

Bloomed Fri 17-Feb-17 10:03:11

Athena is great

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Feb-17 10:14:32

Really don't like Lydia, sorry.
Lydia Chlamydia/Lydia Teapot.
Athena is classy and beautiful.
Also like Althea.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Feb-17 10:18:09

What about Aphra ?

CanISayOfHerFace Fri 17-Feb-17 10:25:46

My mum said I shouldn't call my son Frank because of, you know, Frank The Wank 😂

I've never heard anyone else say this. Ever hmm

CanISayOfHerFace Fri 17-Feb-17 10:26:21

I like Athena though.

Marcipex Fri 17-Feb-17 10:38:54

Athena is lovely.

I used to like Lydia until I heard chlamydia , ruined it for me sadly.

Fresta Fri 17-Feb-17 11:08:35

Agree with everything Raines said.

No wonder kids get teased when grown adults think like this. Weird.

Sugar Lydia teapot ??? What's this?

omnishamblesssssssssssssss Fri 17-Feb-17 11:14:16

Like it. Nice nickname Thea

Jooni Fri 17-Feb-17 11:26:21

I don't get the Lydia chlamydia thing. They're just 2 words that rhymes ffs. Like someone else said, you can find something unpleasant to rhyme with most popular names and that doesn't put people off. Use it if you love it!

I like Athena, it is a bit grand sounding but pretty and strong.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Feb-17 11:28:15

Ha ha, nothing sordid Fresta !
Knock knock
Who's there ?
Lydia who ?
Lydia Teapot. (The lid of your tea pot)

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