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Delphi or Seraphi

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margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 21:43:46


kif Thu 11-Jun-09 21:47:11


But he must have blonde curls.

And be rebellious as he matures.

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 21:48:42

second Seraphim.

Otherwise neither.

wish I was so adventurous/

BananaFruitBat Thu 11-Jun-09 21:48:51


margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 21:49:55

not Seraphim, Seraphi, for a girl

GrimmaTheNome Thu 11-Jun-09 21:54:44

Delphi is the name of a scientific software program for calculating electrostatic potentials for macromolecules using the finite-difference Poisson-Boltzmann equation.

Not many people know that grin but its perfectly true.

And of course its a place in Greece known for its oracle.

Neither of which seems apt for a baby name.

Seraphim is (I think) the plural of Seraph. Seraphi therefore sounds like a mistake.


kif Thu 11-Jun-09 21:54:51


Then I wouldn't.

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 21:56:11

are you having a girl then?

What about Seraphine?

GrimmaTheNome Thu 11-Jun-09 21:57:02

Just checked - seraphim is Hebrew masculine plural form. So one baby can't be a seraphim.

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 21:57:17

Sorry, Seraph is boy angel (ASAIK)

margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 21:58:53

Seraphi is also the plural of Seraph, check your Latin! I think it's gorgeous, and I rather enjoy the fact that Delphi is the seat of the oracle

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 22:00:52

How about Sofiel? Was going to suggest Seraphiel but I think that's male

KerryMumbles Thu 11-Jun-09 22:02:11

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margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 22:03:50

why a wind up Kerry - not quite up your street?

warthog Thu 11-Jun-09 22:05:01

not on my street either.

janeite Thu 11-Jun-09 22:05:03

I know a v sweet Delphi.

Seraphi is a bit OTT imho.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 11-Jun-09 22:08:37

Latin plural of a Hebrew word is too much for a mere scientist grin and anyway just as wrong for a singular baby. Seraph if you must would be ok for a boy but tempting fate perhaps if he didn't turn out angelic.

Wasn't Delphi the seat of the Oracle because of its tendancy to ooze noxious gases? Perhaps the perfect name for a boychild then.

margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 22:09:32

girl's name!!

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 22:18:47

yes, but seraphina is so much nicer.

Kerry, are you looking for a fight grin

KerryMumbles Thu 11-Jun-09 22:20:56

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GrimmaTheNome Thu 11-Jun-09 22:22:07

Thats an American site, no rationality at all in what they accept as being names.

Just for the heck of it (I'm stuck at my desk waiting for my boss to ring) I googled Seraphi ... some of what appears is on the weird side of wacky.

Shame... its actually does sound pretty if you can overcome pedantry.

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 22:24:26

Sorry Kerry, Only kidding grin

Sheeta Thu 11-Jun-09 22:25:42

If you call her Seraph/Seraphi/Seraphina- you do know that she'll just get called Sarah anyway?

nigglewiggle Thu 11-Jun-09 22:31:13

Both sound very la-di-da to me.

How about Tom or Barbara?

margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 22:31:44

I just think the 'i' sound is just so much prettier than the usual 'a' ending in Seraphina, with the essence of Sophie but a little more unusual. I have actually come across a Seraphi...and it immediately struck me as being very pretty

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