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Ok how about Artemis.....

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boodleboot Wed 12-Aug-09 19:50:17

please slate at will....i really like

Grammaticus Wed 12-Aug-09 19:53:57


AramintaCane Wed 12-Aug-09 19:55:04

I like it. However, it does make me think of young genius criminals who are out to rob the fairy world of all their gold.

AramintaCane Wed 12-Aug-09 19:55:34

oh you as well Grammaticus grin

mrswoolf Wed 12-Aug-09 19:57:28

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lljkk Wed 12-Aug-09 20:00:23

Okay, do you want a really honest opinion?
It's okay, if it floats your boat, so why not?.
But then again, why not select something a bit more CONVENTIONAL, that also floats your boat? That people will find easy to spell and will be on personalised cups in the shops and nobody will ask you to spell it or repeat it.

I just think "Artemis" is something to consider carefully.... grin

(DH's first impression was "Fund manager", and then "Is it for a boy or a girl?")
I assumed a boy, but wasn't Artemis a goddess?

Aranea Wed 12-Aug-09 20:04:48

I think there's a gender problem. It should IMO be a girl's name, being a Greek goddess and all. But there are those Artemis Fowl books about a boy named Artemis. So I suppose your child (whichever sex) may end up being told it's a name for the other sex!

diedandgonetodevon Wed 12-Aug-09 20:06:30

One of my horses is called Artemis but I certainly wouldn't inflict it on a child.

boodleboot Wed 12-Aug-09 20:07:48

i was thinking girl not boy....have seen but not had exposure to the artemis fowl books but surely will be all but forgotten soon?

i was thinking girl with Missy for NN....

MmeLindt Wed 12-Aug-09 20:08:09

Um. No, not really.

Aranea Wed 12-Aug-09 20:12:20

Well, I have to admit I do rather like it for a girl, though I think the Artemis Fowl thing could be a pain. I'm less keen on Missy though! Sounds very American. But then maybe you are American in which case that would be fine... Hm, think I have a shovel with which to keep digging... blush

tkband3 Wed 12-Aug-09 20:12:45

I used to work for the company lljkk's husband was thinking of, and we parted on bad terms so it wouldn't be top of my list....

FfreckleFface Wed 12-Aug-09 20:18:14

I like it. It was on my list for little Ff, but Bloke vetoed it.

Are you thinking boy or girl? It is really a girl's name, despite the Artemis Fowl books.

boodleboot Wed 12-Aug-09 20:21:48

girl.....and no i'm not american. I thought missy was sweet and in same sort of ilk as kitty....could always be Artie as NN?

this would be so much easier if DH hadn't of vetoed Hero before....

i like greek goddess -y names....

Aranea Wed 12-Aug-09 20:38:11

What about Juno? (I know, Roman, but still Classical....)

boodleboot Wed 12-Aug-09 22:02:50

lovely....but hasn't that damned film rather ruined it....

GrendelsMum Wed 12-Aug-09 23:21:56

I rather like it. And if Juno's a name, why shouldn't Artemis be a name?

Or could you have Artemisia? Artemisia plants are not only beautiful, they are also used for malaria treatment, so are life saving.

tkband3 Thu 13-Aug-09 10:13:37

Ooh I really like Juno (I quite liked the film too blush)

castille Thu 13-Aug-09 10:22:44

I know an Artemis (boy), it wouldn't cross my mind that it could be a girl's name.

His brother is called Clovis.

I quite like its slight barminess!

MarshaBrady Thu 13-Aug-09 10:25:35

Clovis is a great name, makes me smile. So Saki.

Quite like Artemis too.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 13-Aug-09 10:29:11

Hasn't that bloke that was in Blur but now has a cheese farm got a child called Artemis?

IIRC hes also got a Gallilleo (sp?) and another with an unusual name.

Off to google.....back in a mo

NorbertDentressangle Thu 13-Aug-09 10:34:03

OK, he has :

Galileo and Artemis (twins)

pixiestix Thu 13-Aug-09 10:41:35

Artemis is FAB!!!! And definitely a girls name.
Bollox to conventional names, I would hate it if my name was on mugs etc.

skihorse Thu 13-Aug-09 11:26:51

Ruby's daughter in "Cutting It" was called Artemis... I always thought it was a stretch of the imagination that the script-writers thought Ruby had even heard of the Greeks! wink

Ladyem Thu 13-Aug-09 11:49:37

There is a dog food called Artemis...

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