[name]Hebe[/name] - Ehh, I wouldn’t use it.
[name]Artemis[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] this name, I hate that people seem to think it can be a boys name. [name]One[/name] issue I have with it, though, is thatthe goddess was well-known for being an eternal virgin. I can imagine that around high school, when kids read the Odyssey or iliad and study the gods, that would translate into a LOT of teasing. The same goes for [name]Athena[/name], another virgin goddess. I love the name (my father wanted to name me [name]Athena[/name]!) but that same issue gets to me.
[name]Venus[/name] - I think she’s too well known for her sexuality to use it on a child. Plus, it’s a planet. Bad idea. I like the name, it’s just not very usable.
[name]Diana[/name] - Same issue as [name]Artemis[/name], since they’re the same goddess. But [name]Diana[/name]'s common enough that people don’t really associate the name with the goddess. They seem to go more for [name]Princess[/name] [name]Diana[/name].
[name]Aurora[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this name, and it’s a goddess who’s unknown enough that the association shouldn’t cause problems.
[name]Echo[/name] - I can see this getting teased, not for the mythology, but for the word itself. No one want’s to be an echo, it’s like being a follower with no voice of your own. A sort of demeaning name to give a child, to me.
[name]Daphne[/name] - Again, common enough to not be associated with the nymph. I personally think of the character from Scooby Doo. It’s pretty, and definitely useable.
[name]Flora[/name] - Again, teasing will come from the modern word meaning. She’d be called a flower constantly. I think it’s pretty, but it actually seems outdated to me. I can see it on a grandmother…
[name]Eros[/name] - [name]Way[/name] too many sexual connotations (erotic, etc). Plus as soon as kids learn it’s the same god as [name]Cupid[/name], [name]Valentine[/name]'s [name]Day[/name] will forever be a big joke.
[name]Adonis[/name] - [name]Love[/name] the name, but again, I’d seriously worry about the sexuality of it.
[name]Jason[/name] - Definitely common enough to not pose a problem.
I don’t know the [name]Roman[/name] names as well as the greeks, but my favoritesinclude [name]Athena[/name] (as I mentioned, which I probably couldn’t use), [name]Apollo[/name] (again, probably wouldn’t actually use it, but I like it), [name]Persephone[/name] ([name]Goddess[/name] of the Underworld, though against her will. A sweet and caring character), [name]Demeter[/name] ([name]Goddess[/name] of the harvest), [name]Helen[/name] (of [name]Troy[/name]), [name]Penelope[/name] ([name]Odysseus[/name]’ wife), Acheron (a river flowing out of Hades, associated with woe and despair. The dead were channeled across it to reach the afterlife), [name]Selene[/name] (goddess of the moon), [name]Pallas[/name] (another name for [name]Athena[/name]), [name]Rhea[/name] (Titan, mother of [name]Zeus[/name], [name]Poseidon[/name], Hades, [name]Hera[/name], etc.), and [name]Remus[/name] (brother of [name]Romulus[/name], founder of [name]Rome[/name]. Also, [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name]. <3).
Most of them I really don’t think are too useable, but…I’m willing to at least consider some of them. I’d love to be able to use names out of mythology.