Would you use this name?

Many of you have already shared opinions about name Diana. That was very helpful - I looked differently and actually changed my mind about certain things. I was choosing between Elizabeth and Diana. It's more or less clear about Elizabeth - too long, too many nn, ubiquitous. I'd like to gather more opinions about name Diana. I am agonizing over whether I should use it as a first name or not. Would you use it for your child? Thanks a million!

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October 3, 2017 5:38 AM

I think it is ok,  although I wouldnt for my child,  but everyone has there own style - I prefer Sophie, Amy, Emma or Emily

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October 3, 2017 6:52 AM

If Diana was my style, I'd probably use it. There's nothing objectifiable about it. 

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October 3, 2017 9:40 AM

I think it's beautiful. It's sweet, liquidy, really rolls off the tongue. It also has like the most awesome namesakes ever. It is a bit grown-up and may sound mid-century to some, but that doesn't mean it's unusable. In the end, it's your choice, and your name, not others', so choose what you love!

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October 3, 2017 1:25 PM

I love the name Diana. I would definitely use it! I think it is elegant and timeless. What are your hesitations about the name?

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October 3, 2017 4:46 PM

I already said in your other post that I would not use Diana, but that is because it's really not my style and because of the personal associations I have with it, rather than because there is something wrong with the name itself or because I think it's horrible. If you like it then you should use it. 

Looking at it objectively it does have a certain elegance and class, plus it's Wonder Woman's name so that's cool. I can see it working well at multiple ages. For me it lacks nickname potential (and I really can't stand Di so I would be worried about her choosing to go by that), but I know not everyone likes nicknames anyway. 

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October 3, 2017 8:55 PM

My main association is Diana Barry, Anne Shirley's beautiful and loyal best friend in Anne of Green Gables. It's classic and beautiful, so I don't think you can go wrong.

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October 4, 2017 3:14 AM

I love Diana.  It's a familiar name with strong but very different powerful associations (UK royalty, Wonder Woman, Roman goddess), but not much in use for your daughter's generation so will stand out a bit.  I think you have a winner.

 

 

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October 4, 2017 8:00 AM

Go for it! It's strong, beautiful, classic and timeless. 

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October 7, 2017 9:47 AM

I recently started considering this name after watching the new Wonder Woman film. Wonder Woman's real name is Diana and what girl wouldn't want to be named after an Amazonian princess superhero?

Obviously, there'll be those who associate this name with Princess Diana, but I don't see it as a bad thing. Diana was a wonderful, charitable Princess who was adored by the public - another great role model for any girl to grow up learning about.

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October 7, 2017 11:41 AM

It's a classic with a nice sound and great associations. I wouldn't use it on my own child but only because I have other names that are higher up on my list. If a significant other loved it, I would have no problem at all using it on a child. And, as mentioned, it's familiar without being common among the generation currently being born, which is great.