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What if you called a girl Cydonia or Athena watch

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    (Original post by AWZC)
    And Alexandros is derived from Heras (Alex is my first name to)
    Actualmente: Alexandros Heras was just a Goddess of a cult, like there have been plenty of Achillean and Heruclean cults in Greece; I'm sure there are plenty of Dionysus cults too. So, Alexandros Heras - Hera, Defender of Men - was just a name for a different facet of Hera, the wife of Zeus. Alexandros itself is just the use of Defender of Men - it is an epithet (as in the Odyssey, Odysseus is called both Noble, and City-Sacking, which would have been names in that time...).

    She is also known as Hera Basileias, or Hera Argeia, or Hera Sikelia. Each cult has a different name for her - in the first case I used "Queen Hera", in the second "Hera of Argos" (a kingdom/state of Greece), and in the third "Hera of Sicily" - plenty of names.

    So, Alexandros is just an adjective. :yep: Yay - I am an Adjective, rather than a proper noun! :yep:
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    Athena's nice, but Cydonia? That's not so good. =/

    (Original post by Yuffie)
    I quite like the name Sophitia which reminds me of those names.
    Ah, good old Soul Calibur

    That's reminded me of Sophia, which I think is also a nice name. There's Helena too, that's a good one I think...
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    Why not Hera?
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    My name is Latin apparantly - it means Beautiful Light

    I think Greek names are nice, I have two friends called Serena and Selena (which i think was Goddess of the Moon or something) which are both nice names! (nightmare when you're calling them though, Me: Seezzzz! Both: Yes? Oh. )
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    Anyone who would choose to burden their offspring with a baroque name that can't be abbreviated to something more traditional and/or succinct where appropriate deserves to be sterilised, then shot.
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    (Original post by FuzzySheep)
    Athena's lovely, Cydonia not so much, it just reminds me of the song.
    Granted, but at least 'Cydonia' can be shortened to 'Donna'.
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    My bosses children are called Serophina and Ophelia (no joke!!!).
    I personally think it's a bit cruel to give children such weird and wonderful names, though they may grow up to love their unusual names I suppose!
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    Really pretentious. People with such names are forever doomed to giving terrible first impressions.
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    (Original post by Atomic Tundra)
    Would this be a good name?
    make sure its really their name, or be sure thats a really nice nick name for them, otherwise they wont answer.
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    Anyone who would choose to burden their offspring with a baroque name that can't be abbreviated to something more traditional and/or succinct where appropriate deserves to be sterilised, then shot.
    Rubbish. They are guaranteed jobs as actors or porn stars.

    I wish names like Hector and Virgil made a comeback.
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    Cydonia..I just think of the drink Cidona, the fizzy cider without the alcohol..just me?
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    Cydonia sounds like a country, and Athena sounds like its capital city :p:
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    (Original post by Student2806)
    Athena sounds like its capital city :p:
    :shifty:
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    (Original post by Sephirot10)
    Rubbish. They are guaranteed jobs as actors or porn stars.

    I wish names like Hector and Virgil made a comeback.
    Actually Vigil's real first name was Publius. Hmm.
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    Athena sounds ok.

    Cydonia reminded me of Xcom: enemy unknown when i first read it, the damn alien base was there.
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    Cydonia sounds like either a reference to Muse or a cleaning product/poison.

    Athena is lovely but it might be percieved as a little pretentious. It is a reference to the ancient gods, afterall.

    What about Caseopeia? :p:
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    athena's pretty

    cydonia reminds me of 'knights of cydonia', doesn't sound too great...
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    I do know someone who wants to call their child Phrasikleia. :no:
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    cydnonia is hideous

    athena is ok but reminds me of the card shop and comes off as a bit pretentious, and what would you shorten it to?
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    I know a girl called Athene and it's just shortened to 'Thene. And another girl called Antigone that gets shortened to Tig.

    Also it's quite sad people only think of shops, I bet no one thinks of a goddess if I say Nike. :no:
 
 
 
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