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Hyacinth is a terribly funny character on the British comedy "Keeping up Appearances." She's played by Patricia Routledge.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
Hiya Cinth! That's what we say to my gran whose name is Cynthia.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2006
I like this name, particularly because of the lovely, deep violet-indigo of the flowers. For girls, it seems extremely feminine and demure, but because of the dark colour, not too dainty, and finally, slightly androgynous because of its origin as Apollo's slain lover (and yes, don't argue; anyone who knows myths well enough could tell you they were lovers). For a boy, I would suggest it for anyone who does not want his/her son to be a rugged, macho, typically male boy. Hyacinth was athletic and strong, like a mother would want her son to be, but again, there is a slightly androgynous element to the name.
-- nouvellehelene  7/7/2006
Hyacinth is the name of the crazy (but funny) lady on Keeping up Appearances. All of her sisters have flower names too like Daisy, Rose, and Violet. I love the show, but that's not why I like the name. I think of a Hyacinth as someone very happy and pleasent. Plus it is very uncommon.
-- property_of_Jesus  1/10/2007
Hyacinth Clare Kirkpatrick is a character in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "Wives and Daughters."
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2007
Pronounced as "Hiya-ceent" (short -ee-).
Hyacint´s pet forms are Hyacintek, Jacek ("Yuh-tsak"), Jacintek, Jacinta.
-- Karcoolka  5/14/2007
Kinda hard to name a girl this especially with its sadly romantic and 'queer' association lol. It's really queer because its origin is really odd (yes and not really straight as I can tell, I just checked the whole information out. I'm surprised Apollo was involved in all of this and a lot of people have no idea but never mind) and having to be a flower makes it even more hard and confusing.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
Well, it doesn't make a difference anyway whether it's based on some myth or not. After all it's just a myth but still like I said, it's kinda hard and confusing first because of it being related to a myth (even if it's not real, obviously)--and one should know how some people can be, knowing about everything in classical mythology and all that stuff--then I don't really catch on the "flowery" part and origin, it just gets more for some reason. Just uncanny.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
What does the origin and myth have to do with naming a child this? True, yes Hyakinthos (Hyacinth) and Apollo were lovers. He was youth *loved* by Apollon, as it is read in many sources. So what? How can this affect the name itself? I think it'd make a beautiful name or middle-name for a girl, or boy. It is soft and the flower itself can be good reason for a name.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2007
Like the flower reference and pronunciation (though I don't think there would be a good nickname for it), but I wouldn't really like it for a name. Naming a child this would be like the equivalent to Ganymede, due to its association with homosexuality and other 'touchy' subjects.
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2007
Ah, so that's where it came from! I've changed my mind about this name. So it started out as a masculine name and turned up being feminine? Eh, what's the point? Crazy Greek myth names! :-P
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
A cool offbeat choice for a girl - makes a nice alternative to all the Daisies and Violets around right now. For a boy, however, mmm, trying to imagine the scene when a boy walks into a typical American kindergarten classroom and announces his name is Hyacinth. It ain't pretty.
-- elizabeth hamlet  9/17/2007
I quite like the name Hyacinth. I know it's usually a girl's name, but the first time I saw it used as a name, it was a boy's name, so I always think of it as more of a boy's name than a girl's name, though it's beautiful for a girl as well. Really beautiful name! Where I first saw it was in the fairy tale "Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess", obviously Prince Hyacinth was a man.
-- harry_sent_me  10/18/2007
King Hyacint I is a fictional character from the TV series "Arabela". He is played by Vlastimil Brodský.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/21/2007
I think Hyacinth is gorgeous for a little girl! I love it.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2011
This name is very pretty and cute. I like the Spanish version, Jacinta, a lot as well.
-- blondieboo629  8/4/2011
Queen Elizabeth II had a great-aunt named Hyacinth (1864-1916) and a short-lived aunt named Violet Hyacinth (1882-1893) who died from diphtheria aged 11.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2011
This is a big guilty pleasure name for me! Hyacinths are my favorite flowers, and purple is my favorite color. I love the look and unusual sound of this name, I think it just sounds so unconventionally beautiful. But it is more unusual of a name than I prefer, and I'd imagine a daughter named Hyacinth would have a difficult time spelling it and having to explain the origins of her name all the time. Maybe as a middle name, someday.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2014

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