- I was looking up the Andromeda constellation and instead found the story of the Greek maiden Andromeda. It's a very pretty name, and can be shortened to Andi, Meda, and others. As of yet, I have never met an Andromeda, so I think a little girl with this name probably stands a pretty good chance of being the only Andromeda in her class - or perhaps even in her school.
- Honestly, who could not like this name? It has roots in Greek mythology, it pops up all the time in sci-fi, and it just has a very modern, now sort of feel, perfect for a girl of the twenty-first century
- Andromeda Valkyrie (VAL ky ree) Jade is a beautiful and EXTREMELY unusual name. I love it, because Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Queen Casseiopeia in Greek mythology. Valkyrie is from Norse mythology, a Valkyrie was one of Odin's (King of the gods, Norse equivalent of Zeus) warrior women that lived in the hall of Vallhallen. And Jade is just a pretty rock,
but I figured that if you give a child two long names like Andromeda and Valkyrie, you should give them a little short one to end it up, right?
This ancient Greek mythological name comes from the Greek elements andros meaning "man" and medomai "to think of." In Greek mythology, Andromeda was a beautiful princess whose mother dared say she was more beautiful than the Nereids (daughters of the god Poseidon), thus angering him and causing her to be sacrificed to the Kraken, a sea monster. In the end she is saved by the hero Perseus, and becomes a constellation. In the USA, the name Andromeda has quietly been used as a first name since the 1960s.
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