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I love the name Desdemona, as it has a dark feel but a gentle light when you imagine the name or maybe it is just like that to me. Everything about this name is just so perfect, to me.
sunflower18  5/14/2018
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Desdemona is probably my favorite feminine name. I love how melodic and both sweet and dark it sounds, like a perfect mix. Even the letters I like together. I also love the name Desiree, but I prefer Desdemona.
SapphireLace  1/9/2018
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Yes, my name is Dezdemona. My mom replaced the "s" with a "z". Everyone made fun of me when I was little for having the name Dezdemona but I always thought that it was a special name. My nickname is Mona, my grandma liked it that way when she was fostering me.
dezdemona.cheer  12/29/2017
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I like Desdemona better then Desiree, plus you can shorten it to Mona if you like. Desi is also a nice nickname. I like this name better then Diana, Mona, and such.
XironDarkstar  9/29/2017
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Desdemona is romantic and pleasant to the ear, and I love it. I honestly wouldn't have any objections against naming a child this in spite of its negative connotations, because it's more than that.
reymes  9/21/2016
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Despite the fact that the character in Othello was quite soft and innocent, when I hear the name Desdemona I think of someone sassy and witty, with a rather dark sense of humor. I think it's a beautiful name, and the nicknames "Des" and "Mona" are very cute as well. It's a strong favorite of mine.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/12/2016
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One of Uranus' smaller moons is named Desdemona, after the Shakespeare character.
Buneary  9/15/2015
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I adore this name. Desdemona has a strong, but romantic sound and it has a lot of good nicknames such as Demi, Desi, Mona, Moni. The literary connotation is a shame, I wish Othello's wife got another name.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2015
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I only like the nicknames Desi and Mona.
SEC908  11/30/2012
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I think it's a beautiful name, and I don't much care what it means. I like names that stand out, because in this day and age, there has to be something different about someone or nobody will ever see them amidst the masses of fellow humans.
sorrowbegetssolitude  1/28/2012
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The polymath Desdemona Flood is a character from the Midnighters Trilogy by Scott Westerfield.
deja-entendu  4/24/2011
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In Italian the stress is on the second syllable. Verdi wrote his second last opera on Shakespeare's play and it is rated as one of greatest masterpieces equal to the Shakespeare original.
Anton  3/11/2010
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Desdemona is the name of a character in the novel 'Middlesex', by Jeffrey Eugenides.
RazzleDazzle  1/8/2009
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Desi, Demi, and Mona could be cute nicknames, but I don't like that it has the word "demon" in the middle.
pandasayscynical  12/28/2008
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My mum is a Shakespeare nut and wanted to name me Desdemona, Ophelia, or Cordelia. I love the name Desdemona, but it is a little much. Imagine a toddler named Desdemona Cordelia! I'm glad she picked something else. This name works well with a more common or more plain middle name. Has a sad meaning, but the Shakespeare connotation overrules it.
amishigloo  6/25/2008
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I wouldn't want to name my daughter after a character killed by her husband in a very famous play. Besides, the name would lead to rather crappy nicknames, and it's quite lengthy and unusual in a bad way.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
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I think the name sounds extremely romantic and beautiful.
Renthead13  11/17/2007
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Brian Scary and the Shredding Tears wrote a song called Desdemona's Leaving.
thefancyapple  8/25/2007
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In Verdi's opera Otello the name is accented on the second syllable.
Kosta  8/8/2007
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That's because Giuseppe Verdi was Italian, and des-DE-mo-na is the Italian pronunciation of the name.

In Spanish it's spelt Desdémona and pronounced the same as in Italian.
caoilainn  1/30/2008
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Desdemona was the name of a cat belonging to Mutt's son Cicero in the comic strip "Mutt and Jeff." She was featured in a spin-off strip called "Cicero's Cat."
Kosta  7/31/2007
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I like the name, but not the meaning.
Mithos514  3/19/2006
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While we were performing in "Desdemona" a play based off of Othello, we used the pet name Dezi or Desi when referring to the character.
klatukatt  8/11/2005
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Means "of the devil" in Greek.
kelley  6/27/2005
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This does not mean "of the devil" in Greek. του διαβόλου would be "of the devil," transliterated: tou diabolou. "Of the demon" would be tou daimona (του δαίμονα). Damon is closer. However, I am not entirely certain of the standard meaning of the name, either. In koine Greek, ill-fated would be "kakotuchos" (κακότυχος). In Latin, it would be "calamitosa."
Bakkerkid  5/8/2015
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It is unlikely that it is Greek for "of the devil" as Greek theology has no devil - it has a lord of the underworld which, unlike the Christian connection to hell or a place for evildoers after death, the underworld is the place where all souls go after death, good and bad. Therefore the Greeks are unlikely to have a word in connection a Christian spiritual figure.
VictoriaCalledTori  8/1/2007
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How would it mean "of the devil"? "Ill-fated" seems suitable for the Shakespeare character.
Mona or Dessi could be nice nicknames.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2007

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