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Lovely.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
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Circe is my real last name. Francois Circe b. Abt 1634 and Anne Veron b. Abt 1636 from Paris France are my 7x Great Grandparents. Their son, Francois Circe dit St Michel was a military surgeon who came to New France (Canada) in 1679 and married in 1680 in Quebec City, Quebec. My 2x Great Grandfather Laurent Circe dit St Michel changed his name to Orin Mitchel (Mitchell) shortly after his marriage in 1829 and move from Canada to Alburgh, Vermont. We can not find the origin of the Circe surname. One possibility is that it originated in Cirice which is now Zierikzee, Netherlands. Another possibility is that Circe came from Mount Circeo, Italy or even from Greece. I am waiting on my Y-DNA Big Y-500 results to come in with hopes of shedding some light on the Circe surname.
Circe dit St Michel  11/3/2018
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I think Circe is a beautiful name and the character of Circe in The Odyssey has always intrigued me. I would definitely call my daughter Circe, though my wife might have other ideas.
ianpauljones  10/15/2015
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Circe is a short story by Julio Cortázar. The scene that I remember the most is when Mario, the boyfriend of Delia- the lead character- found a cockroach in a candy that she made and gave to him.
I like the name by the way... it sounds mysterious, strong and feminine to me.
Bobi  12/30/2014
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Honestly... I think this name is all kinds of awesome. It sounds really cool (at least, I like SUR-see, though I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea), looks really cool, belonged to a powerful character in Greek Mythology, and was used in the Toni Morrison novel "Song of Solomon."

Parents would definitely need to be thick-skinned to name their daughter Circe. I don't think it's quite as stigmatized as, say, Jezebel, but it would still be a challenge.
erb816  5/13/2013
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Circe can has a few possible meanings, as it derives from κίρκος it can mean, both hawk/falcon or circle/ring.
asterope  11/8/2010
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Love the name, hate the namesake.
Rain_In_Night  11/21/2009
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Circe was a minor god in the Greek myths who turned men who came to her island into pigs and other creatures befitting their nature (but they were mostly turned into pigs).
Akito  5/24/2008
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I'm usually loath to reference bearers of different spellings, but the cruel and insane queen of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, written by George R. R. Martin, bears the name Cersei. Just in case anyone needed more encouragement NOT to name their child this. :P
kementari  5/5/2008
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A different spelling (but identical pronunciation) is used in the series T*Witches; this time, it's spelt SERSEE.
patchworkgirl  8/30/2007
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This name was used in a series by Libba Bray including the novel 'A Great and Terrible Beauty'. Circe was a name the villan had given herself.
scarletquillraven  4/16/2007

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