Post # 1
Mr. H and I (who are not TTC, just talking about names) started talking last night as we were naming our new puppy (awww). Anyway, I’ve really started to love the name Atlas, for a human baby and not a puppy, and he likes it too!
It’s strong, and unique, but without being douchey lol. But like all good ideas, it might be a shitty one that we just don’t realize yet, haha. So what do y’all think? Is Atlas a great name, or a bad idea?
Post # 2
I like it! I don’t think it sounds douchey at all. It’s your baby though, who cares what anyone else thinks!
What did you name your puppy?? What kind of puppy???
Post # 3
I actually like it. It reminds me a little of ‘Alyis ‘ which has been growing on me recently.
Post # 4
I love it! It is Greek and means ‘to carry’ but is associated with great strength. There was also a mythical titan named Atlas. I think it is a really cute name for a boy! Different, but not crazy weird. And definitely masculine!
Post # 5
I like it. Good association, easy to say, easy to spell. Go for it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
To be honest I imagine a book of maps. Like naming your kid almanac or thesaurus, lol. It’s not awful, of course, but it’d get an eyebrow-raise out of me!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I like it because of the Greek connection – it sounds very classic. But then I also think about Ayn Rand (“Atlas Shrugged”), whose books I detest…
Post # 8
I like it a lot, eventhough I am usually more traditional in my name preferences.
Post # 9
It’s a touch on the outre side, but if you really like it… your own choice!
Post # 10
MrsHalpert: I would definitely be surprised and a bit confused if someone came up to me and said ‘hi my names Atlas’.. to me it’s not a name, it’s a book with maps – but then i’d never heard of the Greek connection and that does make it more meaningful! and hey if you love it it’s totally up to you! I’m not a fan but I don’t like to be judgemental particularly towards strangers! plus, I have heard a LOT worse!
Post # 11
I like it! I know someone who’s baby is called Atlas 🙂
Post # 12
MrsHalpert: we actually love it for a boys name too!! weve talked about it. 😉 it sounds really good with our last name too. and thats hard to do. plus its hard to come up with something you and him like too. i love it!
Post # 13
Cute, unique but easy to say and spell. Never met an Atlas before!
Post # 14
Yeah I think of a giant book of maps or Atlas Shrugged. And then I think of mythology and go, “Ew how pretentious, trying to name their kid after a god. Psh.”
But that’s just me I am obviously in the minority, lol. I’m also that person that is going to name their kid something really solid and boring like Logan Michael. 😛
Post # 15
Love it! Its actually a nickname of my BF’s. Never thought of using it for a child’s name and I’m loving it more and more!