It makes me think of a horse with wings. I know Icarus wasn't a horse but he did have wings! Haha
It's pretty out there, so if you did choose it you'd have to be prepared for a lot of double takes I think.
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23-06-2016 15:21 #11
23-06-2016 15:23 #12
If you chose this name I would guarantee your child will spend their entire life correcting people because it looks difficult to pronounce.
I say No.
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Its too out there, i reckon. Icky nickname is not that great. I cant imagine a man called Icarus. How about Jack Icarus?
23-06-2016 15:29 #15
I really like it!
23-06-2016 16:03 #16
Personally I would be concerned about the potential 'Icky' nickname. Unfortunately we can't control what nickname they will earn at school, and in our culture everyone gets a nickname.
I too wasn't sure on pronunciation. Which is a big factor for me when I pick names, I think the poor child will go through life being called the wrong name and having to spell it out all the time. I know this doesn't bother everyone but it something I always consider.
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We have a kid at school with this name and the first time I heard it I didn't know what to think, but now I think it's a great name. His sister has a similar name though, also greek mythology roots so they sounded cool together.
23-06-2016 16:33 #18
The nicknames would be Icky and Ridicarous (as in the common joking misprounciation of 'Ridiculous'). Sorry, not a fan.
23-06-2016 17:09 #19
I think nicknames sound weird/bad until they no longer do.
What I mean is that "icky" might sound bad now, but once everyone around the kid are used to it, it stops being bad and just starts being their name.
E.g. I have a friend nicknamed ikk. Pronounced ick. It's just her nickname.
There was a guy I used to know nicknamed Turd... We forgot what it was eventually and it just became his nickname.
If you love the name then go for it.
If it has meaning and purpose for you then it's fine.
If everyone close to said child will spell it easily, even better!
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