Post # 1
My husband and I realized that we really adore the name Artemis. The name is traditionally for a girl, and it has Greek mythology roots after the goddess of hunting (daughter of Zeus). We are Greek, but regardless, the name isn’t used that often anymore so Artemis may come as a surprise in contrast to other more “modern” traditional Greek names.
We know it’s pretty different and gather that many people might think it’s a strange name, so I wanted to pop on here to see what others think! Thanks!! P
Post # 2
I thought it was a boys name until you said otherwise.,
I don’t love the name for either gender, though.
Post # 3
Is it for a girl or boy? I couldn’t tell from your post. Love it for a girl.
Post # 4
I associate Artemis with being a male character in a book series I read as a teen. I didn’t even realise it was the name of a Greek goddess.
Link to Wikipedia page so you know what I’m talking about.
Post # 5
I studied Classics and of all the mythological Greeks Artemis is perhaps one of the best. A hunter virgin who didn’t do too many crazy things.
please say it would be for a girl though.
Im not a huge fan of the ancient names, but as you’re Greek as well I’d say go for it.
Post # 6
I like it, and did know that it was originally a girl’s name. I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a lot of people these days associate it with boys though (I also read Artemis Fowl).
Post # 7
If you like the mythology roots, I think you’d be better off going with the Roman equivalent- Diana. Artemis sounds a little too fantasy/sci-fi novel for my taste.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
Love it. I say go for it. I never thought of it as a boy’s name, I’ve only ever known it as a girl’s.
Post # 9
I didn’t know the origin but first caught me as a boy’s name and I thought of the nickname Arty. Oddly enough I like it but I’m biased because I like unsiex names for girls or “boy” names because I have one.
Post # 10
You need to pick what you love. Other people will get over it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
I think it’s an okay name, but what matters is that you two love it. I don’t know anyone named Artemis in real life, but there was a male character on The Famous Jett Jackson named Artemus. I’m not sure if the spelling difference is gendered or not.
Post # 12
It sounds like an action figure you’d find at toys r us.
Post # 13
I just think of the show “It’s Always Sunny in Philedelphia.”
Post # 14
I like it. I think it works well since you are Greek, too!
Post # 15
for a girl! I forgot to mention in poll, but I stated unclearly for a girl in the description- my bad!