Syren: Baby Name of the Day


Photo from Kentrina Kimball
Ever wonder why your friends name their kids something ... only to come up with the strangest story ever?

My friend's daughter Syren is named for an evil mermaid.

Yes, I said an evil mermaid. Thank goodness the kid is cute.

Says Kentrina, "I was pregnant, stuck at home, throwing up. There was this evil mermaid/human on the show Passions who lured the men in named Siren ... mythology said she'd lure them in and let them die or something like that.

"So I call my husband and I'm like, 'I just named our daughter,'" she recalled. "He said, 'Absolutely no way in hell!'"

Five months later, Syren was born.

"Sirens are supposed to be really pretty and men are supposed to love them ... and now I realize that's not really the best thing for a little girl!" Kentrina admits. "But she is beautiful! And my husband is a fireman ... and 'siren' fits."

As for the Y?

"I couldn't be original, could I? Everyone expected it to be Siren ... like the firetruck ..."

Do your kids' names have a wacky story like this?

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earth... earthmama727

Well, I personally have a pet peeve with "respelling" words as an attempt to be creative.  My DH and his ex named their DD Saige.  Every other hippy known to man has a kid named Sage. Seriously, the kid has 4 other friends who carry that name! IMO, misspelling it doesn't make it original, it just makes it look like the parents can't spell.   I'm not trying to be mean at all, this is just my opinion.  The funny thing is, I guess I always assumed the name was his Ex's idea... Well, when I was preg. my dh offered the middle name "Rain", but spelled "Rayne" and I busted up laughing--- "Are you serious? It WAS YOU, wasn't it!"   As for the name Syren, I can see how it sounds pretty and all, but the meaning would throw it off for me...

nonmember avatar Latida

Earthmama, I'm so glad you care so much what everyone thinks about how to spell or the meaning of a name (it doesn't mean the child will be that way).  Also Siren, or Syren is so unique I don't think it would matter either way how its spelt.

littl... littlestchef

No offense, but this is my kitty's name!  I found her in Hawaii and she she screamed when I tried to put her down, from then on I knew I was hooked like a sailor on a mermaid.....


Sarah... SarahNKnapp

I love it.  Im stealing it lol.  Well if I ever were to be able to name a girl.  hehe  I wanted to name my last child (if he was a girl) Lorelei like the irish mermaid...but oh well.

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