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Dh Likes Andromeda Anna!

(17 Posts)
imlateimlate Mon 12-Oct-09 19:23:40

Dh wants us to use Andromeda with the nickname Anna. Andromeda would be hidden on the birth certificate most likely.

What do the mums net jury think?

Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 12-Oct-09 19:24:37


Anna is nice though

SausageRocket Mon 12-Oct-09 19:25:17

Oh good heavens no.

Anna is nice, Andromeda is crackers

starwhoreswonaprize Mon 12-Oct-09 19:25:57

Andromeda... isn't that a sexless person?wink

Tidey Mon 12-Oct-09 19:25:57

I've never been able to comprehend why people put a name on the birth cert that they have no intention of ever using. The name Anna is lovely, why make things complicated for your DD when she goes to school, interviews etc and has to explain that 'Yes, that is my name, but no-one's ever called me it'?

cookielove Mon 12-Oct-09 19:27:48

that is what the child in my sister keeper is called, has he been reading jodi picoult??

hocuspontas Mon 12-Oct-09 19:28:43

Agree with tidey. Why have a nickname - if you don't like the full name don't use it!

imlateimlate Mon 12-Oct-09 19:37:59

No he hasn't read Jodi Picoult, he liked the name before. Though this may have encouraged him more after I told him it was the girl's real name.
The long name would be used sometimes if dh had his way.

sophiesmummie Mon 12-Oct-09 19:46:23

It seems to be a 'real' name:

The girl's name Andromeda is pronounced an-DRAH-ma-dah. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "leader of men". Greek mythology: an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia, was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster until Perseus rescued her. Also a northern constellation. Also the name of a shrub that blooms in spring.

cookielove Mon 12-Oct-09 19:49:54

you'll only use the full name when you tell them off

200yearoldhorsehair Mon 12-Oct-09 20:18:42

I suggested Andromeda to DP, and Cassiopie/a.
He said no.sad
I like it, but it's the kind of name I like.

OrangeAnge Wed 21-Oct-09 11:32:20

Not quite the same but in a similar vein...I know a young woman (30 ish) called Diodromida - her dad is an astronomy geek! She is called Dio by everyone who knows her.

mrswoolf Wed 21-Oct-09 12:08:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

persephoneplum Wed 21-Oct-09 12:16:08

I love Andromeda

DuelingFANGo Wed 21-Oct-09 13:14:55

I've seen this mentioned a few times on mumsnet recently. What does it come from?

mathanxiety Wed 21-Oct-09 16:42:02

Sounds like an androgynous dromedary. There are a lot of more attractive Greek mythology names, imo.

Rosebud05 Wed 21-Oct-09 21:08:23

Sounds like a Doctor Who character to me. Sorry. But I like Anna lots.

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