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Pronounced and-DROM-uh-KEE. You want to blend together the first half of the name, while also stretching it out; the same is done with the 'KEE'.
-- echo_of_the_past  9/12/2005
While I think Andromeda is cool, this name sounds ugly to me. I don't like what comes after Andro, basically.
-- slight night shiver  4/25/2008
Given the name's sound (and its meaning, as I later felt), I'd say it suits a boy better. Just swap the ending "-e" for "-os" and it can go perfectly on a son.
-- seraphine_eternal  6/16/2008
The French form of the name is Andromaque and it's well known in France, because of a famous tragedy written by Jean Racine in the 17th century.
-- Marie-Amelie  7/7/2008
My hubby's family (all Greeks) pronounce this name andro-MAK-HE!
-- Anonymous User  9/24/2008
Andromache was played by Saffron Burrows in the 2004 film "Troy".
-- Hannah Ruth  2/1/2009
I've always pronounced this "an-DROM-ah-kee", like Andromeda with an "akee" instead of the "eda". I think it's an absolutely gorgeous name. I'd love to use it some day!
-- Sophannagh  3/8/2009
"Battle of a man" really makes no sense to me. "Fighting man", perhaps, but not as a female name. "Fights like a man"? Also unlikely. And the character in the Iliad is the model of a soldier's wife - loyal, supportive, warm and loving; not a bit aggressive. Perhaps it could be something like "Belongs to a man of conflict", which makes us shudder but would have been A-OK in antiquity.
-- Anneza  2/3/2012
People may be confused as to why a name meaning 'man' and 'battle' would be given to a woman. Allow me to clarify.

Greeks like telling stories, and that extends to names.

Basically, this name is to imply "A woman over whom men fight battles."

Which, in slightly longer explanation, "A woman so beautiful that men fight each other for her." This is all implied by the very virtue that 'men battle' is given to a woman. You kinda have to find the story in it.

It describes Helen more than Andromache, but when you realize the kind of story-telling implied by the name, it makes more sense. Names like these may be a bit odd but you just have to work a little harder to get their full meaning.
-- Razzmatazzy  6/5/2014

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