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Sounds like a hymen related disorder. It's also extremely pretentious.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2008
First off, you cannot have a disorder of a hymen. It's nothing but a piece of tissue. Second, the term "hymen" comes from an ancient Greek god of marriage. The letters "hy" appear throughout Greek given names. Third, I don't find this name pretentious at all. It stands out from the crowd and shows that a parent actually put some thought into naming their child. Hypatia was an ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. She was also considered a woman of virtue.
-- sarahj  8/4/2008
Naming your child "highest, supreme" might well be a bit pretentious - and a little ironic if she turns out to be a non-intellectual. Aside from that, this is indeed not a run-of-the-mill name, although I'd scrap the "-ia" ending and replace it with the (French-derived and definitely more classy) ending "-ine" before using it.
-- seraphine_eternal  8/22/2009
Just to clarify the notes on the lady Hypatia: she lived in the 5th century AD and was, I think, in charge of the Library in Alexandria when it was destroyed; leading to the suspicion that its destruction might have been for reasons of antifeminism as well as anti-intellectualism.
-- Anneza  4/1/2009
They left out that Hypatia was skinned alive by monks for being a female intellectual. Christian monks, that is.
-- MiryamChannah  5/13/2012
Pretty stuck-up sounding if you ask me.
-- Buneary  10/12/2013

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