(Closed) Our baby’s name

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Since you asked for honesty, and sorry because I only skimmed the first page of responses, I honestly hate the name Elektra. I am normally all for weird and unusual names, too. Sounds to me like calling someone… oh, I don’t know… Bananas In Pajamas for a first name.

I don’t think you’re asking for opinions on the name Ryddik too? But if you are, I think it’s cool. He could go by Ryder when he’s a teen/adult and that sounds like the Driver from Drive and that is right up my alley.

Post # 93
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Busy bee

Just putting it out there…if you name her Elektra and call her Elektra and don’t let her change her name…she will always be Elektra.  Unless y’all move or she changes schools, you have about a 5 year window before her name sticks.  I know, I hate my name and tried for YEARS to get people to call me by my middle name starting around age 10.  Nope.  Didn’t work.  Everyone knew me as (first name) and that’s what I was to my teachers, my family and my friends.  So please please pleeeeease don’t think it’s okay because she has the option to change it later.  

Also, Elektra is right up there with “Destiny” and “Ecstacy” in terms of stripper names.  And I give your son until elementary school before Harry Potter fans start saying “RIDIKULUS!”  Sorry, just my two cents.

Post # 94
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Honey bee

Elecktra- it immediately comes to mind the Greek tragic character who killed her father.

Also the “Electra Complex”, the female version of the Oedipus complex.

Post # 95
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not going to echo the sentiments already expressed by all the PPs, (although I do agree with them).  But I just want to bring up that maybe you overlooked the fact that Elektra can have various nicknames and you mentioned that you picked it because there are no nicknames.  Most obviuosly is Elle or L.  And frankly if I had that name, I would choose to always go by Elle.

I love creative and unusual names, (I have one myself), as long as they are kept classy.  While I wouldn’t look down on a child or a person with the name Elektra, I would certainly have an instant opinion about the sort of home she came from and the education and class level of her parents.  Sorry but that’s the truth.

Post # 96
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ryddik sounds like “Ridicule” and Elektra makes me think of the oversexed woman from the 90s.

Post # 97
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Honey bee

Not really a fan of Ryddick either. Just don’t really like “y”s substituting for “i”s. Also, sounds like the beginning of “ridiculous”.

Post # 98
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

honestly i’m not a fan. i actually know someone named Elektra and it’s her “stage name” for fitness modeling magazines. i mean i call her by her name, but it doesnt help that it’s odd. plus, people always ask me if she’s a stripper because her name. yikes. 

Post # 99
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They are both terrible. Riddick is a common abbreviation for “ridiculous.” Until I read further, I thought you were joking when you said that’s his name.

Post # 100
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I work with kids and honestly my only reaction to weird names is “okay, so how do you spell that?” and I sometimes have a harder time remember their name if it’s unusual (depends on the name and the kid).

Elektra certainly isn’t something I’d choose but it’s not as bad as some….

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@hisgoosiegirl:  totally true! I was great with math through freshman year of HS. Then I hated it… My name is Elizabeth.

Post # 102
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m all for unusual names but I think Elecktra is a bit…hmm…not flattering.

I do like Ryddick, however.

I think that you can find unusual/non-common names that still sounds like, well, names…I have friends who just named their daughter Farran. I think that is a beautiful name and it’s never been common in the U.S.!

Post # 103
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Dizbee:  eh, I flipped back and forth between, Elizabeth, Liz, Lizzie, back to Elizabeth, to Elizabeth Ann, to Ann, and Liz and havent had a problem. I’ve lived in the same city for 23 years.

Post # 104
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@SoupyCat:  My Fiance hates when people substitute “y” for “i”…”just because you substitute a Y for an I doesn’t make it an unsual name…it makes it stupid!”

I tend to agree…especially when people go overboard…ie: “Winter” changed to “Wyntr”

Post # 105
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with a previous poster that I’m not big on naming kids after B movie characters.  I’m not trying to be mean, but to be perfectly honest I think the majority of people will just shake their heads at you when they hear your kids names. 

But this comes from someone who hopes to one day name her daughters Anna and Chloe.  I don’t have much interest in names that are weird for the sake of being uncommon. 

Post # 106
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Honey bee

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@Miss Orchard:  I know what your Fiance means. It’s something I see more and more of and it is irritating. Just because you don’t know how to spell doesn’t make it original.

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