Re: Greek names

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Oct 26 1996 - 23:21:36 EDT

At 9:18 PM -0500 10/26/96, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>Since my wife EXEI EN GASTRI, I'm wondering about Greek names which sound
>good in English and have interesting meaning. Any suggestions?
>Jonathan Robie
>POET Software

Well, here's a couple obvious ones to start the ball rolling: if it's a
boy, QEODWROS; if it's a girl, DWROQEA; and of course, if you feel so
inclined, you can Anglicize to Theodore or Dorothy. I needn't say what they
mean, do I? Others common in English, with both m. and f. forms:
ALEKSANDROS, ALEKSANDRA: "defending against a man"; I've always liked the
women's names for figures like the Graces and the Horae: EUFROSUNH
"gladness'; QALIA "blossoming"; EIRHNH ("Irene") "peace"; of the Muses:
TERPSIXORH "delighting in dance" ... There's no shortage of names ...

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
(314) 935-4018 OR

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