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KarineAimee Fri 09-Feb-18 09:16:00

Am daydreaming about another DC. DD has a name from Roman mythology which we love (Juno). If we have another DD, I'm thinking perhaps we should also give her a goddess name for fairness.

I like Iris (Greek, rainbows) but worry it's too popular (we have a very common surname as well so would like to steer clear of top 10 if possible) and Diana (Roman, hunting) but is it too associated with the late princess of Wales?

What do you think, wise ones? Any other ideas?

FizzyGreenWater Fri 09-Feb-18 09:35:24




MrsHathaway Fri 09-Feb-18 09:45:01

Hestia is a beautiful name but possibly not a very feminist choice (goddess of hearth and home).

Artemis is Diana's Greek equivalent but I find the name sounds masculine.

Iris is nowhere near not top ten nationally! Is there a local spike in popularity? I don't think that's replicated across the country though I can see that local popularity could be an issue.

Aphrodite - though I don't think she got on with Juno grin.

Minerva - though now closely associated with Harry Potter.

Buxbaum Fri 09-Feb-18 09:46:21

Iris is gorgeous. It’s only no 84 in England and Wales so a very long way from the top ten.

MammieBear Fri 09-Feb-18 09:56:53

Hebe (this came to mind instantly)

littlepeas Fri 09-Feb-18 10:06:02

Freya! Or Persephone.

gingergenius Fri 09-Feb-18 10:06:43


BlueUggs Fri 09-Feb-18 10:10:08

Athena, Ariadne, Artemis, Aphrodite, cleopatra (ok, not a Greek goddess but still pretty awesome and could be Cleo for a NN?), Persephone, Selene, Dione.

Upsidedownandinsideout Fri 09-Feb-18 10:17:51

Hahaha Kali grin

Love Juno!

Also love Iris but it definitely seems to be getting a lot more popular - it was my chosen girls name for what is now DS2, but I know two smaller Irises now.
Luna is still a bit trendy but less popular
Or if you don't mind keeping to mythology but going beyond goddesses (or going with Greek ones)
Clio - I love this one but DH made car jokes
Leda (ok the story is odd but the name is nice)

SleepingStandingUp Fri 09-Feb-18 10:18:55

Freya,I adore it. I was b/g twins, Thea or Torbien. Without my husband as he wouldn't let me have the names ha ha

SleepingStandingUp Fri 09-Feb-18 10:19:17

I meant Freya and Torbien nut I do adore Thea. Maybe I need triplets

RosieCotton Fri 09-Feb-18 11:12:18

Gaia or Freya are my favourite goddess names smile

TinklyLittleLaugh Fri 09-Feb-18 11:14:59

Freya is hugely popular where I live.

mumgointhroughtorture Fri 09-Feb-18 11:18:58

Luna goes well with Juno , maybe a bit too popular .

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 09-Feb-18 11:27:48

I've always thought Ariadne was a lovely name

I've not met an Iris personally so don't see it as too popular

PhilippaFawcett Fri 09-Feb-18 11:32:17

Athena is lovely

spiderlight Fri 09-Feb-18 14:05:40

Freya, Diana, Kali, Rhiannon, Hestia, Persephone, Juno, Ceridwen. Maybe not Isis.

gingergenius Fri 09-Feb-18 14:09:26

Why hahaha @Upsidedownandinsideout?

Upsidedownandinsideout Fri 09-Feb-18 14:44:48

@*gingergenius* sorry, thought it was a joke because of Kali the Destroyer - certainly a goddess, but not I think a name that people with a Hindu background would consider as a child's name.
Certainly a very strong namesake though!

MephistophelesApprentice Fri 09-Feb-18 14:50:26

Athena, Andraste, Bellona, Bastet, Sekhmet.

War goddesses.

Redfin Fri 09-Feb-18 14:52:20

Ishtar - Babylonian goddess I believe
Also Freya but it's rising in popularity

floriad Fri 09-Feb-18 14:55:46

Freja, Athena, Cynthia, Lucina, Flora, Brighid, Ceres, Ceridwen, Pomona, Astraea, Aurora, Saga, Selene, Victoria, Minerva, Phoebe, Verdandi?

I really like Iris, Flora and Minerva.

DN4GeekinDerby Fri 09-Feb-18 15:07:35

I think Iris is lovely as are a lot of the other suggestions here.I also like Brigid and it's variants (Bridget, Breeshey).

Not a fan of Diana personally, I find Di/the die sound unpleasant.

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Fri 09-Feb-18 15:14:50

Aurora, goddess of the dawn?

whifflesqueak Fri 09-Feb-18 15:16:54

I love Daphne.

Sometimes day dreaming about names makes me bloodier than day dreaming about the actual baby...

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