Start with a splash – water deity names
June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday was World Ocean Day, and to celebrate our beautiful bodies of water, why not consider an aquatic name for your child? Perfect for any parent who likes swimming or sailing, or has fond memories of holidays spent at the seaside. Choices such as Caspian and Océane abound, but could any of the Greek water deities’ names be carried by a modern child? With hundreds of nymphs and a good few extras, there are certainly a lot of options to choose from.
Here’s the proof of their accessibility; the most usable, watery mythological names, ready for your perusal (most names are Greek, and so a final –e is pronounced as an EE sound):
Merope (recent Harry Potter connection – the mother of Voldemort)
Perse (pronounced as Percy)
Undine (or Ondine)
And some which it might be better to avoid:
Finally, keen sailors might want to consider Elmo or Erasmus – their patron saint.
Any favourites? Which do you think would translate well to a modern child? Indeed, any I didn’t mention which would work fabulously?