(Closed) Our baby’s name

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@September29:  Okay, I totally thought that too! lol


I like Ryddik 🙂 Very different, but different is good.


Post # 14
1360 posts
Bumble bee

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
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I’m sorry, but the name Elektra (or any spelling of it) reminds me of the character from Starlight Express (and the accompanying song!).


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