Hey berries!

I’m interested in y’alls thoughts on this one… [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f]

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you like it? Why / why not??

I think it looks so charming, and has such a pretty meaning. I just adore Greek names.

Would you consider it a usable name?? (or is it GP for a lot of you?)

Is it too hard for people to pronounce??

[name_m]Keen[/name_m] for your thoughts! Xx

[name_f]Calliope[/name_f] looks prettier imo

I like it it’s a cool name

I really like [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f], although I might like [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] better, I’m not sure. I think the pronunciation and spelling is pretty straight forward, especially with names like [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] on the rise, so very usable. I absolutely adore the meaning, and [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f] sounds like a sweet, artistic, creative person. I don’t know if she’s too sweet for me, but I’d be very happy to meet a little [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f].

I like the name [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f]. I would probably spell it [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], since that variation is more common in the English speaking world. The pronunciation might have to be explained, but it sticks in your head after you hear it. I prefer the nickname [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] to [name_f]Callie[/name_f].

As long as it’s spelled [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] I think its perfectly usable

I do like [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f] but prefer the look of [name_f]Calliope[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Calliope[/name_f]. I think it’s a stunning name. So pretty, strong, and sweet with some really cute nickname options.

I do like the [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] spelling more, though. I’m more familiar with it, and I’m not a huge fan of most K names.

I know a tween-aged [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f] who goes by [name_f]Kayla[/name_f]. I think it’s a beautiful name spelled either with the K or the C. Tthe spelling with the K may be closer to it’s Greek roots and is totally fine if you prefer it.

I love [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f]/[name_f]Calliope[/name_f]. It’s spunky and cute. I hope you use it.

The only problem I could foresee with [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] is people mistaking it for a Spanish name and thinking that the Double L is pronounced as a y.

[name_f]Calliope[/name_f] is pretty. [name_f]Kalliope[/name_f] looks like a Kardashian misspelling.

Nice to see people like the name :smiley:

Can I ask why everyone prefers it spelt with a C, when the Greek word Kallos is the root and therefore spelling it with a K is actually the more correct??

Personally, I much prefer Ks in names than Cs… but maybe I’m unique.

I really like it, and don’t mind whether it’s the K or C spelling. There seem to be various accepted pronunciations though - the ‘i’ as ‘ee’ and as ‘eye’, and someone once explained to me the Greek pronunciation has different emphasis, more on first syllable I think?

I think just because it’s the more common spelling. Whenever I hear/see the name, I always think of the musical instrument, so the K spelling just looks wrong to me. [name_f]Every[/name_f] time I see the name of the muse, it’s always with the C spelling as well.

I think [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] has an upbeat, friendly vibe to it and I adore the nickname [name_f]Callie[/name_f].

It’s not too weird that people can’t learn it, but I’m not sure if the pronunciation is intuitive. I read Calliope first in a book when I was in elementary school and was saying it all wrong. I really dislike Callie for some reason, but knew a Calliope in elementary school who went exclusively by Popi (POPE-ee not Poppy) and I’ve loved that ever since. I only knew her as Popi which was why I’d never heard Calliope correctly before a couple years ago.

ETA: Since the more common spelling is Calliope, I think Kalliope looks weird (and also a bit Kardashian, but I find Khloe and Kourtney to look weird as well).

I really love it, though even though the K is more accurate to its history I prefer C names-- my only thing is whether I love [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] or [name_f]Callista[/name_f] more. I do love the option of [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] for a nickname :slight_smile:

I’d go with the [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] spelling!

I actually thought about this a lot when I first started thinking about names a long time ago! For me, the huge burst of K name’s popularity – [name_f]Kylie[/name_f], [name_f]Kaylee[/name_f], [name_f]Kayla[/name_f], [name_f]Kylee[/name_f], [name_f]Keira[/name_f], [name_f]Kyra[/name_f], [name_f]Khloe[/name_f], etc – in the 90s/early 2000s has made me dislike K names. Any K name, modern or old, still feels very trendy to me regardless of popularity. So I’m a stickler for Cs. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Kalliope[/name_f] would be more authentic to the original Greek if I’m not mistaken.