(Closed) Our baby’s name

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 107
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@bride21:  FWIW carmen electra’s not even a real person with the name “electra/elektra” … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Electra …She changed her name when she started working with prince… so yeah… still not a real name IMO

ETA: i truly dislike elektra as a girls name. i never saw the movie, but i am assuming that was jennifer garner’s crime fighting name and she had a real name too? which makes sense to  me. peter parker is a photographer. spiderman is superhero.

Post # 108
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

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@bostongirl27:  For some reason, your post reminded me of that Fbook spoof that did the rounds ‘join this group and I’ll name my first child Spiderpig…’

Post # 109
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Just to let you know, that name (Electra or Elektra) may come via Dare Devil, but it comes from the name of the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in ancient Greek legend. She had a kind of f-ed up life, and I personally wouldn’t give my child a tragic–literally, tragic–see Euripides’ Electra–name, but it is a beautiful name.

EDIT: to those complaining about the “k”, that’s more true to the ancient Greek since ancient Greek used a kappa and had no hard “c” other than “k.”

Post # 110
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Button:  hahaha i missed that one, but saw one that was “if we get 1million likes, we will name our baby optimus prime”…. if i recall, they didnt pull the trigger on that though!

Post # 111
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah, the first thing I thought of is the Electra complex. It’s a cool sounding name at the base level of phonology, but the connotations are just too squicky for me. I wish her luck in higher education :/ 

Post # 112
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Miss Orchard:  Funny thing is my soon to be new last name has a “Y” instead of an “I”. It’s polish and ends in “sky” instead of “ski”. It’s aesthetically nicer but the name is misspelled so often by well meaning people it’s unbelieveable. Everyone thinks “sky” is a mistake in paperwork and wants to fix it. It gets under FI’s skin like nothing else, lol.

Post # 114
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@bride21:  I also know an Elektra (with a K!) and she is in her 40’s. Sorry you are getting so much negativity. 

No matter what your name is, there are people out there who love it and who despise it, from Ann to Zyanya 🙂

Post # 115
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Those names are beautiful and unique, and I love them! I hate when people focus on jobs and hiring. I mean yes, bias is a very real thing, and maybe an unusual name will turn some employers off, but I don’t believe we all have to fit a clean, cookie cutter image to get ahead. And having such a unique name will probably make your children stronger, more independent and even more outgoing, and THAT is what is important. I dig! :o)

Post # 116
4800 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always feel bad criticizing name choices, but I just hate this one, I’m sorry! Honestly, I just feel like it’s kinda mean to give your child such an out there name that most people will think is just awful.

Post # 117
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you both truly love them, go for it! I prefer unique names as well.

I’ve enjoyed my uncommon name (Farren Brooke) but without having the backlash of people pre-judging me because it wasn’t so “out there”.

Post # 118
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I dislike the names.  However, when they’re adults, they can change their name if they feel compelled. 

I feel weird about parents naming their children from fictional characters, it sort of rubs me the wrong way.  Please don’t think I’m trying to attack you, but those around me who choose unique names for their children are generally immature.  Again, just my opinion, but it’s your prerogative.

Post # 119
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate the name and the spelling. I feel sorry for her to be honest. 

Post # 120
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

OP, if only a very small handful of people out of over a hundred like the name, maybe you should rethink it.  I know you said you’re not going to change your mind, but if you were that set on it you wouldn’t have started this thread to begin with, as there would’ve been no point. 

It’s too late for poor Ryddik (seriously?  After a Vin Disel movie??), but save poor little Elektra from the same torture. Don’t make her destined to become either a stripper or a superhero. 

And to the person who knows someone named Elektra, so what?  There’s kids named Inspektor and Banjo out there too, that doesn’t make them good choices.

Post # 121
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I second a PP’s point that no matter how hard you try, peole WILL find a way to give your kid a nickname.

Elektra – Elle, L

Ryddik – Ry (which might confuse people that his name is Ryan).

Now, I’m a geek SO is a geek, and to be honest our future hypothetical kids will probably be named after sci-fi or video game characters. But we plan to run them by other people first…Just to prove that not ALL referenced names have to be odd, here’s a few that are on our “list” that we think are unique without being weird:

For girls:

Kaywin (Shortened version of Kaywinnit Lee Frye from Firefly)

River (Both from Firefly and Doctor Who)

Garnet (Final Fantasy 9)

Ashelia (Final Fantasy 12)


For boys:

Seifer (pronounced Sigh-fer, FF7)

Vincent (normal name, but sourced from Final Fantasy 7)

Auron (Oar-in, FF10)

So, I get the pop culture driving force but honestly…the spelling of Riddick is killing me and Elektra, as others have said ad nauseum, = Elektra complex. Ew.


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