Looking for general thoughts on this name (no children on the horizon).
Apolena is the Slovak variant of [name]Apollonia[/name]. I’ve loved [name]Apollonia[/name] for quite sometime, but I usually get very polarizing results. I believe this is due in part to strong associations that some have with the name (Purple [name]Rain[/name], [name]Apollonia[/name] 6, The Godfather). So, like a good name nerd, I went hunting for variations and found [name]Apolline[/name] (which has strong [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] associations) and Apolena. I have some Slovak in my background in addition to Italian and would like to name future children names will pleasing to both side of my family.
- [name]General[/name] reactions. [name]Even[/name] blunt ones. (I have some ideas and am curious if others seem what I see as a potential teasing issue or if I’m oversensitive)
- [name]How[/name] would you say it?
- What nicknames would you use? (I was think either [name]Polly[/name] or [name]Lena[/name])
- What middle name would use? (mainly why I’m on the fence about it, I don’t think any of my other favorites sound good with it)