Post # 1
Alright I’m going to say first that this isn’t to hear how wonderful the names we pick are because I know there are going to be some people out there who hate these names. I want to hear peoples honest oppinions but we aren’t changing the name we have picked for our daughter. It took us until I was 7 months to agree on a name for our son and I don’t want to go through that again so now that we have a name we both like for our daughter we are keeping it.
Our son is named Ryddik Paul. His first name came from the Vin Diesel movie Chronicles of Riddick though we changed the spelling and his middle name is the family name on DH’s side. DH’s middle name is Paul too.
Our daughter is going to be named Elektra Nicole. The first name comes from Jennifer Garner’s character in Dare Devil and the middle name is the only thing Darling Husband liked with it.
I know that they are unusual names but we didn’t want something they would hear all the time and we didn’t want anything that could be shortened into a nickname. When they get older if they want to go by their middle name that’s up to them but until they are old enough to make that decision they are going to go by Ryddik and Elektra.
I just want to know what you think. I know SIL is going to hate the name since she was telling me if we have a girl we should name her Bridgette but I wanted an oppinion outside the family to see how strangers will react to their names.
Post # 3
I think it’s your child, and you should be able to name it pretty much whatever you want. However, if I were a hiring manager in human resources, I might not take someone as seriously if their name was Elektra versus say, Elizabeth. Kids are mean, and your kids are likely to be picked on for one thing or another, and I personally wouldn’t give them a name that I think would be picked on, it’s like adding fuel to the fire.
Luckily, we live in a (mostly) free country, so you can name your child Poop if you really wanted to.
Post # 4
They are certainly names I wouldn’t pick for my kids, but in all honesty i think it’s 10 times better than common names like Jacob and Madison. I think unique names are so awesome. So good for you! No matter what you name your child someone isn’t going to like it. But it’s not their kid. It’s yours.
Post # 5
gotta say, elektra sounds like a stage name… for a stripper.
sorry! only saying because you asked!
and im more into traditional names, but ryddik doesn’t bother me. it is unique but not too weird, which is good. (hes really adorable by the way! very cute picture)
Post # 6
Well, since you asked, I’m personally not a fan. The middle name is fine but I’m not fond of the first name. I won’t go into the reasons since I’m sure you don’t want to hear them. As long as you and your husband love the name, that’s all that matters.
Post # 7
Since you asked. .
I’m not a fan of unusual/unique names like that. I feel like it puts an added burden on children while they are growing up.
(and yes, I do have an unusual name – you may have seen some of my other passionate posts on the subject lol)
Post # 8
To me the name Elektra sounds more like a character than a person. Also I would automatically think the name was spelt Electra so your daughter might have to always correct everyone on the spelling.
But it’s your decision and if the kids at school are too mean or she doesn’t like her name then she always has the option of using her middle name.
Post # 9
Sorry dislike, like the PP parents need to think of that child when the get to be adulthood. As prospective employer I would totally gloss over a person with the name Elektra.
Myself am a fan of the older fashion names that are timeless.
Post # 10
Personally (and sorry if this isn’t a nice answer) but I think both names are crazy. Not my taste and professionally speaking…..perhaps they will use their middle names as grown ups on resumes and such. As someone who assess people for a living, those names would be on my wtf list!
Post # 11
Honestly I think it’s terrible. Sorry!!! 🙁 Whenever I think of names I try to think of them as the CEO of a company or something and so to me they won’t be taken seriously with that name.
Post # 12
I don’t like the spelling of either to be honest. I prefer Riddick and Electra. Is there a reason you changed the spelling?
Post # 13
@September29: Okay, I totally thought that too! lol
I like Ryddik 🙂 Very different, but different is good.
Post # 14
I personally don’t like either, Ryddick or Elektra…..mmm…not so much a fan.
But then, I’m more traditional (slightly), and ultimately, who cares what anyone thinks? It’s your child. Lol.
Post # 15
I am also not fond of these names, I don’t think they carry over well into adulthood. The only image the girl name brings to mind for me is Carmen Electra and I dont know that I would necessarily want to associate my daughter with that.
Post # 16
I’m sorry, but the name Elektra (or any spelling of it) reminds me of the character from Starlight Express (and the accompanying song!).