Artis, Artemis or Alva?

See the results of this poll: Artis, Artemis or Alva?

Respondents: 28 (This poll is closed)

  • Artis : 2 (7%)
  • Artemis : 17 (61%)
  • Alva: 9 (32%)

1 [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] - I like the sound of this name.
2 [name_u]Alva[/name_u] - an underused vintage name.
3 [name_u]Artis[/name_u] - too much like the word “artist”

  1. [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]- cool, underused goddess name
  2. [name_u]Alva[/name_u]- Prefer this one for a boy because my only association is [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Alva[/name_u] [name_m]Edison[/name_m]
  3. [name_u]Artis[/name_u]- I agree with [name_u]Mischa[/name_u], this sounds to much like artist

I chose [name_u]Artemis[/name_u].

[name_u]Alva[/name_u] sounds way too old to me, [name_f]Alma[/name_f] would be better, in my opinion.

[name_u]Artis[/name_u] could be her nickname for [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]. [name_m]Aries[/name_m], [name_f]Emmie[/name_f], or [name_u]Reese[/name_u] would be nice nicknames.

I’d rank them:

[name_u]Artemis[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] it.
[name_u]Artis[/name_u] - yeah, it’s close to artist, but I like its bold vibe and find it refreshingly unique
[name_u]Alva[/name_u] - Doesn’t really do it for me. [name_m]Just[/name_m] NMS.

And I, too, could totally see [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] nn [name_u]Artis[/name_u]. Good way to use both.

I love [name_u]Alva[/name_u], and I think it is a very feminine name. I think [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] and other names from mythology can be a bit heavy but YMMV. [name_u]Artis[/name_u] just doesn’t do it for me.

I was supposed to choose [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], but my iPad decided to be annoying, and I accidentally pressed [name_u]Artis[/name_u]. (Sorry)

  1. [name_u]Alva[/name_u] is an unknown name to me. I am not onboard with it especially if it is a boy’s name
  2. [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] is well known but I could never use it as a first name as it is really over the top for my tastes
  3. [name_u]Artis[/name_u] looks like the word artist gone wrong so thumbs down on this one.


I love [name_u]Alva[/name_u]. I think it works really well for a boy (because of [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Alva[/name_u] [name_m]Edison[/name_m]) or a girl (because of the Irish name [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u], which is pronounced the same).
I like [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], but even though she was a Greek goddess I prefer it on a boy. It could definitely make a cool middle; not sure I’d use it as a first.
Not a fan of [name_u]Artis[/name_u]. I don’t like the sound much, and it does look a lot like artist.

I think [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] is your best option. I think it such a gorgeous name. In fact I know (briefly) a teenager girl called [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] who is probably the sweetest person.

[name_u]Alva[/name_u] is okay. [name_m]Just[/name_m] nms.
If you like [name_u]Artis[/name_u], maybe you can use it as a nn for [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]?

@rollo Honestly, I’m pretty sure [name_u]Alva[/name_u] is supposed to be strictly female, and it just happens that a very famous man has it as his middle name.

[name_u]Alva[/name_u] is a biblical boys’ name (variation of [name_u]Alvah[/name_u]) and for a girl is just an anglicised spelling of [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u], which I love. So, if [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u] was an option I would’ve chosen that but I also love [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] so I voted for that instead :slight_smile: [name_u]Artis[/name_u] sounds very masculine and, I believe, is a boys’ name, I dislike it for a girl.