damian


  • kimiha
    Participant

    i may have asked this years ago. idr. what do you think of damian? i always liked it. but i read on name boards that people think it sounds demonic or dark because of some movie. ive never heard of that movie what ever it is. i htink its masculine and fits in with common names today. it kind of reminds me of dalmatian. but thats it. i like the damien spelling but i think damian is more common. i had forgot about this name but i heard it the other day.

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  • TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
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    …I’ve only ever met people who spell it Damien, but I checked and you’re right, Damian is more common (though not be a whole lot!) I actually like both spellings, though the E one I like more.
    I like the name a LOT, and I agree that it totally fits in with today’s trendy names! But like you said, it does get associated with demons a bit – I don’t know of the movie you’re thinking of, but the spelling is so close to demon, daimon, daemon, etc. Honestly I rarely think of that unless someone points it out. And I feel like the name is common enough that people won’t really think of it as a problem.


    Dacia
    Participant

    I have a 11 year old son named Damien. Damien is named after his father. I remember when I met my kids dad and he told me his name I immediately thought the OMEN.

    When we had our first child in 2003 I was worried that the name would cause him to get teased but I have never had a problem.

    The movie the Omen was made a very long time ago if this was the 70′s or early 80′s I wouldn’t recommend it but now in 2014 I would say go for it.


    kimiha
    Participant

    dacia,

    thats cool to know. so your son never had a problem with the name?


    Dacia
    Participant

    Damien is in the 5th grade and no one have ever teased him about his name.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I think the dark/demonic connotation might be partly simply because the name is somewhat close to “demon”/daemon, so I’m not sure if that will ever completely go away. I’m not big on it but it does have negative associations for me so I’m not unbiased.

    rylane46
    rylane46
    Participant

    I’m pretty neutral on this name. I think the sound is nice but I am aware of the Omen connection. If my sister had been a boy her name would’ve been Damion (spelled like that…ew). I prefer the e spelling..but if you spell it Damian…he could always go by nn Ian if he didn’t like Damian.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I wouldn’t have thought of that, but I like the Ian nn option! (I like names with options. :) My own name doesn’t have any and in a way it’s more simple and straightforward, but … sometimes it’s just nice to have options!)

    mneme
    mneme
    Participant

    My seven year old is named Damian and he has never been picked on for his name. I do wish I had pushed for a different name for him, but that is just because it was my ex’s pick. My son even met another little boy with the exact same first and middle name when we lived in Las Vegas!

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    My first reaction is the dark/demonic/omen association but it wouldn’t bother me enough if I loved it. I think it has been enough time that your child’s peers won’t know the reference (their parents might, but I doubt they would do any teasing). I also really like the nn option of Ian if you spell it Damian!

    Tara
    Tara
    Participant

    I personally just think of ‘The Omen’ in which Damian is the son of the Devil. I can’t get past it!

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