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Nice Names? Arsinoë and Ptolemy

  • Myosotis
    Myosotis
    Participant

    Hey, I’m just curious as to whether or not anyone else likes either the names Ptolemy (boy) or Arsinoë/ Arsinoe (girl) (Ahr-See-Noh-Eh) or both. Personally, it bugs me a bit that they don’t have very clear meanings, and they are just generally linked to kings/ queens of Egypt, but I’d like to hear everyone else’s opinion. Thanks :)

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  • jllowe
    Participant

    I think they would be a bit challenging for a little tyke to explain to teachers and friends at an early age as their spellings and pronunciations seem a little complicated. I like the idea of them, but not sure about the practicality?

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I think they’re really cool names, but like jllowe, I think they’d be a huge pain for the child to have. Not just as a kid, but growing up, too. Ptolemy especially is a name people KNOW, but not one we expect to ever hear on a person. Too much history to it, but it’s very, very rarely actually used. Arsinoe is less so, and it’s pretty, but I would worry that it would be really hard to spell and pronounce, and also, it sounds a lot like arsenic.

    I really like names that have historical meaning and are less common, but I also worry a lot about what it would be like for a kid growing up with a really unusual name. It’s not easy. People will judge others based on little things like a weird name, even before they know them. It’s dumb, but it’s true.

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