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This would be an awful name for a child. 'Ajax Spray and Wipe' the cleaning label.
-- namefanatic  9/3/2005
This is a stupid name for a child. Hello, it's the cleaning stuff I use to clean my bathtub.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2005
It's alright for a character, but naming a child after a cleaning product would be as stupid as naming your dog Comet (like what Danny Tanner named the golden retriever on Full House).
-- Tbird  9/8/2005
This name is rather harsh and crude, though it fits the described character well. It might work well as a character name in a book, or something of the like. However, I still wonder why anyone would name a cleaning product after a person in Greek mythology.
-- avalah  5/5/2006
Personally, I would never name a child Ajax, but the actual Greek version of the name, Aias (Eye-yas), isn't so bad.
-- kateyvic  6/28/2006
I love this name and would totally consider using this name.
-- maggie_angel  5/19/2007
Ajax was a champion Australian racehorse of the 1930s.
-- LMS  8/5/2007
FC Ajax is one of the most succesful soccer clubs in the Netherlands. I support Ajax myself but I would never consider this for a child. People here would either associate it with the soccer club and think you're an obsessive fan of with the cleaning brand. It's a shame because I don't even think it's that bad of a name.
-- renee06  9/5/2007
Using any brand names as names for people is extremely tacky. Even if this wasn't one of those, it rather comes across as one of those silly pseudonyms some ridiculous middle-aged guy anxious in his masculinity would use.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Ajax is an elderly archer from the Mythadventures of Aahz and Skeeve, a humourous fantasy book series by Robert Asprin.
-- quillpaw93  6/20/2008
If this hadn't been used as the name for a product, I would have used it. It's short, masculine & distinctive, I think it'd be pretty cool to be named after a warrior in mythology. Pity about the spray & wipe - just kills it!
-- lilmissodd  8/14/2008
I have a dog named Ajax. I pronounce it eye-axe.
He is a harlequin great dane and people tell me quite frequently that the name suits him very well.
-- Theodore-Lenin  11/10/2008
Ajax is also the name of a major soccer club in The Netherlands, namely that of Amsterdam.
-- lrigD  4/15/2009
Like General Kaka said in "Flash" the Queen song:
"Dispatch war rocket Ajax to bring back his body!"
-- lillyanna  2/10/2010
This name sounds weird. Cause Ajax is a town in Ontario, Canada. Parents are silly if they name there child this if the baby was born in Ajax.
-- tafflemark  2/1/2011
When I hear the name I think of the Mythos not the cleaner and with nicknames A.J. and Jack/Jax I think it's a rounded name. But I get how the cleaner association ruins it for some. I might have agreed if I used the brand or if the product was advertised as heavily as Mr. Clean.
-- Vesey  4/11/2011
This name reminds me of the Ajax Spray product, which my mother uses to clean the kitchen.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  5/24/2013
This name does not have anything to do with the Greek word for 'mourning.' This is a common mistake because of the connection with the words of mourning used in the Illiad (Ai!) in connection to the hyacinth, which bears on its leaves the two first letters of his name (ai).

Truly, Ajax is named for Zeus's eagle (in Greek, 'aietos'). Before Ajax was born, Hercules prayed to Zeus that his friend, Telemon, also Ajax's father, would be given a brave son. An eagle appeared in the sky as Zeus's acknowledgment of the prayer.

The name Ajax is, in fact, derived from the Greek word for 'eagle' (aietos), not for 'mourning.'
-- Razzmatazzy  6/5/2014

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