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(46 Posts)
PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 08-Sep-09 19:06:33

What do you think?

DH and I are thinking it is actually quite nice. Goes quite nicely with our surname.

maggiemoon Tue 08-Sep-09 19:11:34

wasn't that the dog's name in garfield?

BroodyChook Tue 08-Sep-09 19:12:40

Is it for a boy or a girl?

weegiemum Tue 08-Sep-09 19:12:44


QueenOfFuckingEverything Tue 08-Sep-09 19:13:12

I like it smile

I know one Odin - about 4yo now.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 08-Sep-09 19:15:37

perhaps if Scandinavian

if not, no. Sounds like a God of something.

suwoo Tue 08-Sep-09 19:16:27

There was one on the birthdays on cbeebies today IIRC

MrsWuh Tue 08-Sep-09 19:33:01

The dog in Garfield was called Odie, not Odin.

A few years ago I'd have given you an unequivocal "NO!", but now I have a son called Theo, and I secretly think it's quite cool that his name means 'God'! wink

Actually, I quite like Thor...! grin

pippylongstockings Tue 08-Sep-09 19:36:23

What about Orson ?
I know an Odin and an Orson both from fairly hippyish families in a fairly hippyish town - ie wouldn't be out of place if a child was called Merlin there too.........

But I like it!

LaurieFairyCake Tue 08-Sep-09 19:40:12

<wonders if there's a worse name than Merlin>

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 08-Sep-09 19:54:05

laurie yes, he is the chief god of norse paganism.

maggie was he? shock that would be funny! Did not know that!

broody a boy.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 08-Sep-09 19:56:17

Phew, I am glad its not the name of Garlfield's dog!

pippy not Tintagel in Cornwall is it wink I told DH i liked Merlin for a laugh! He told me he wanted a divorce grin. He likes Thor, but its too harsh sounding for my liking. I like Theo, but I know a grown up called Theo (loser) and a friend's little boy is called Theo.

eastendmummy Tue 08-Sep-09 20:03:29

Odin was our dog's name - he was a lovely big boxer dog but not sure I'd like it for my ds. I think he was the Norse God of War - if what my Dad told me when I was young was correct. Also know an Orson - the furthest from a hippy as you can imagine, right wing, Bush loving Irish republican - lovely though.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 08-Sep-09 20:08:54

The thing with names, I am finding, is there is always a name that some-one knows who is a dog, or a cat, or similar, it seems that often (although not always, for those with dogs called buster etc) that people get pets and name them names they want/wanted to call their children! Certainly in my circle of friends, a few who have said, 'wish I did not call the dog that name, I like it for a boy!'

princessmel Tue 08-Sep-09 20:10:42

Yes I saw the one on the cbeebies birthdays too. I'm not keen, but it's ok.

MaggieVirgo Tue 08-Sep-09 20:12:13

I knew one and he was called the sin of Odin. I'm afraid it's just too similar. Sorry.

Peabody Tue 08-Sep-09 20:14:23

I wouldn't personally.

dizzydixies Tue 08-Sep-09 20:59:06

oh Pav please don't as I know one and he's a little sod [meep]

other than that carry on and hope you're keeping well smile

boodleboot Tue 08-Sep-09 21:40:26

i love it. very strong sounding name. my cat is called Thor and am regretting not saving it for a son....its a great name....

BroodyChook Tue 08-Sep-09 21:43:31

In that case, I rather like it

apostropheisback Tue 08-Sep-09 21:43:38

I like Thor. DH would go ballistic and call the kid Simon or something.

seeker Tue 08-Sep-09 21:49:09

<seeker raises her fingers to type, then is overcome by a huge existential weariness, and retreats to the garden shed with a bottle of gin>

Ondine Tue 08-Sep-09 21:52:37

I don't like well known God names for children, too much to live up to.

apostropheisback Tue 08-Sep-09 22:18:53

How about the less well known ... Tisiphone ?

seeker Tue 08-Sep-09 22:38:40

Don't forget Frig....

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