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Thoughts on Odin?

I crossed it off my list for a while because someone said that it was the name of a hate group in Canada. I still haven’t heard anything about this group, except when specifically googling it. Have you?

For some reason I keep coming back to this name but of course I’d never want to give my son this name if it really is associated with this group for a lot of people. 
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Re: Thoughts on Odin?

  • I have never heard of a hate group called Odin! And Canada is right next door to the state I live in. I strictly think of it from the Thor movies that's it. 
  • I like it. It has a cool guy vibe to it without being trendy or trying too hard. 

    One of my gulity pleasure names is Orrin. 
  • Hmm. I do think Odin conjures a bit of a "full of yourself" vibe. Also, while it's not a name that I can recall being the name of a hate group, some white supremacists go super hard on the Norse mythology/culture train. (They are also wrong, as much scholarly work shows Vikings as much more diverse then any white supremacist would be okay with. )
  • I think of Odin Lloyd, the guy who was killed by Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots player. But that wouldn’t be a reason not to choose it. It’s NMS though. 
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  • Seems like I have been hearing it a lot lately. I really don't love it, but it is okay. My cousin named a boy Odin, he is about 6 or 7 and the Odie nn and so babyish
  • When I hear Odin I think of Odie and that reminds me of a cartoon dog. I don't hate it, but it's nms.
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  • When I think of Odin I think of Thor and then it's sort of like naming your kid a gods name.  So like Hercules or Zeus.  It's just a bit much IMO. Like what if the poor kid is scrawny?
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  • I have a cousin named Odin. At first it really bothered my grandmother because she thought of the dog in Garfield. 
  • I have never heard of a hate group called Odin. I agree with others though, I tink of the Norse god and the dopey dog from Garfield. Neither of which is an association I care for, but the name is becoming more popular regardless.
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