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thejollypostwoman · 16/01/2021 20:50

Girl's name not another thread on the jewellery brand(!) I like it.... am I mad?!

If not any middle name suggestions?

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formerbabe · 16/01/2021 21:02

I like it too. My first thought is Adrian Mole though

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Tidypidy · 16/01/2021 21:06

Watch out for Pandora's box "jokes".

Athena is pretty if you're into Greek goddess name.

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mnahmnah · 16/01/2021 21:07

I love it.

But yes, I will always associate it with the jewellery now and there will be some that make the box jokes too. Shame.

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toastofthetown · 16/01/2021 21:08

Pandora is a great name. I wouldn't worry at all about the jewellery connection. I think almost anything would work in the middle, long or short. I'd just avoid an another name ending in A. Pandora June sounds just as good as Pandora Felicity; it's quite easy to work with.

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Aurorie11 · 16/01/2021 21:08

Can’t get beyond the box and opening up troubles

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partyatthepalace · 16/01/2021 21:08

I don’t love it but it’s fine.

Ignore the Pandora’s box comment above, people are amazingly good at coming up with associations if they don’t like a name.

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AllTheWayFromLondonDAMN · 16/01/2021 21:10

Adrian Mole fans will tell you only this: if your surname begins with B, don’t make her middle names Louise Elizabeth.

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thejollypostwoman · 16/01/2021 21:12

I actually think I can live with the Adrian Mole connotation - though agree the jewellery brand and box gags might get a bit tiresome !

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 16/01/2021 21:13

I would think of the Box myth (which is pretty well known and not pleasant) rather than the jewellery company personally. It also has very upper class connotations (Jilly Cooper ish ) so Pandora is very much a guilty pleasure name for me.

Still it would be refreshing to hear of more Pandora's about, but I'd definitely pair it with a very safe popular/traditional middle name in case she dislikes it when older - like Charlotte or Grace etc.

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Caesious · 16/01/2021 21:15

There is a mum blogger on Instagram and with a little one called Pandora and her nickname is Dory. It’s really grown on me!

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Mybestusername · 16/01/2021 21:15

Pandora
I adore ya
I implore thee
Don't ignore me
Grin

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IncludeWomenInTheSequel · 16/01/2021 21:15

Cheapo bracelets, sorry!

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Toddlerteaplease · 16/01/2021 21:16

Braithwaite

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MrsTerryPratchett · 16/01/2021 21:16

The origin isn't great and neither is the jewelry connotation. Unfortunately. Because actually it sounds nice.

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MrsTerryPratchett · 16/01/2021 21:17

Isadora is little used and great.

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flossiegrippiter · 16/01/2021 21:17

I liked this but DH vetoed for the reasons above, I loved the shortening of pandy or even panda

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Robbybobtail · 16/01/2021 21:17

“I’m awfully in love with Pandora...”

I really like the name but it will be associated with the naff jewellery brand - I’m not sure it can be carried off unless you are very rich/posh.

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Borris · 16/01/2021 21:19

Paloma as an alternative?

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NoNeedToArgue · 16/01/2021 21:21

I loved it when pregnant with my daughter, so it is her middle name. Still love it Smile

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thejollypostwoman · 16/01/2021 21:23

I actually thought it would be a bit more marmite than this... pleasantly surprised by the reception. Agree middle name needs to be extremely un-frilly(!)

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mnahmnah · 16/01/2021 21:24

@partyatthepalace

But there are silly connotations that can be brushed off, or there are rude and inappropriate ones that I wouldn’t want my daughter to deal with such as this

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PlanDeRaccordement · 16/01/2021 21:32

No, it’s not a lucky name. Pandora was created as an instrument of Zeus to punish humans for Prometheus having stolen fire for them. (We all know how Zeus punished Prometheus himself too)
She is like a patient zero for evil. She unleashed hell on humanity.

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Catty1720 · 16/01/2021 21:38

Remember if they hadn’t shut the box hope would have come out too so the box isn’t all bad

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AllTheChocolateNow · 16/01/2021 21:42

Awful connotations.

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Pieceofpurplesky · 16/01/2021 21:54

No! Pandora released all the bad things on earth! Not a great choice for a child.

I also imagine kids who don't know the origin thinking she's named after a charm bracelet!

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