(58 Posts)
MooseMoose Wed 05-May-21 20:46:36

I've always loved this name, but not sure I'd ever use it. We have a double barrelled last name, so I worry it would sound ridiculously posh. It's also a bit of a mouthful and I can't think of any nice nicknames - not keen on Addy. Opinions? Do you know any?

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EugeniaGrace Thu 06-May-21 20:41:39

I really like it. The one I know has nickname Ari. Antigone with the nickname Tiggy is similar in my mind.

EmmaOvary Thu 06-May-21 20:35:36

I think it's beautiful. But with a double barrelled name, maybe not? Middle name?

Smallabl Thu 06-May-21 20:10:21

I love it and it was on my shortlist but sadly DH wasn’t a fan. I’ve known was American/Greek and the other was American/British. Both were always known as Ariadne without any nn as far as I know.

FrDamo Thu 06-May-21 20:05:06

I love the name Ariadne! I also have a soft spot for Evadne and Maud. If you are keen on an A name, how about Araminta?

YetAnotherHastyNameChange Thu 06-May-21 20:04:45

There’s an Ariadne in my ds1’s class. She’s got a very loud dad who bellows “Ari” at her at every pick up and he sounds just like Hagrid saying Harry. Lovely name though.

partyatthepalace Thu 06-May-21 20:02:20

I do and she was known as Ari

Quite like it. And quite a character to be named after.


Happycat1212 Thu 06-May-21 20:00:50

Oh I like it then after seeing how it’s pronounced, very pretty! Not heard it before

Peachbubble Thu 06-May-21 19:55:09

I like it and also thought of the Agatha Christie character.

tuliplily Thu 06-May-21 19:38:09

I think it's beautiful!

FrancesFlute Thu 06-May-21 19:36:08

I knew a lovely, lovely little girl Ariadne. It is a beautiful name and I think her nickname was Ari. However a lot of colleagues couldn't pronounce it for some reason - often said Ariagne? I love it myself (also an Agatha Christie fan wink) but I don't think DH is keen.

Councilworker Thu 06-May-21 19:35:21

I also think spider from the Creepy Crawlies cartoon

However it's a short-lived 80s cartoon so the number of people who will make the association is very small and it won't be her peers. It's a pretty name with a fascinating myth behind it. (If you do call her that please take her to Knossos when she is olde!r)

HermioneWeasley Thu 06-May-21 19:33:06

Love it. If I’d had a daughter I’d have called her that

Tequilamockinbird Thu 06-May-21 19:32:52

@soundsystem no, it was a cartoon. Have just googled and it was called Creepy Crawlies. Ariadne is the spider.

AbstractHeart Thu 06-May-21 19:29:04

The one I know goes by Aria, which is lovely, but the full version always seems so clunky to me

soundsystem Thu 06-May-21 19:26:20


Reminds me of a spider.

There was a children's tv programme in the 80s with a spider called Ariadne in it.

Sorry blush

Are you thinking of Arianwen, from The Snow Spider?

OP Ariadne is lovely! I know two: one is called Ari almost exclusively and the other is always called Ariadne - I've never heard anyone shorten it. No pronunciation issues as far as I know. We are in an area with a lot of less-used names though!

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 06-May-21 19:07:47

It's pronounced
Arri ad nee

IsFuzzyBeagMise Thu 06-May-21 18:49:37


Love it. Makes me think of Ariadne Oliver.

Yes, that's who I thought of too smile

Happycat1212 Thu 06-May-21 18:47:37

How is it pronounced?

Juancornetto Thu 06-May-21 18:44:07

I love it! I'd think she'd end up with the nn Addie which is lovely too

Tequilamockinbird Thu 06-May-21 18:42:12

Reminds me of a spider.

There was a children's tv programme in the 80s with a spider called Ariadne in it.

Sorry blush

Ellmau Thu 06-May-21 18:41:52

Very classy. Ari seems the obvious nickname.

Chilldonaldchill Thu 06-May-21 18:37:10

Ariadne is great.
I love the Ariadne Oliver character in Agatha Christie too.

bridgetreilly Thu 06-May-21 13:09:41


I really like all of them! Ari or Arry would be a fun nn for Ariadne, but you could even go for Aria.

Lollypop4 Thu 06-May-21 07:36:19

I wouldnt know how to pronounce it

Edenember Thu 06-May-21 07:32:18

I also love Arrietty. It’s on my list 😊

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