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A character (Joshua "Jay" Guthrie) in New X-men's codename was Icarus. I think it's a nice name, but a little too delicate-sounding.
Hyugafalcon  12/6/2006
In the Fantasy series The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce, darkangels were also called icarus (singular) or icari (plural). This was a great name for them, since they were winged vampires.
harry_sent_me  9/8/2007
It's a cool name with a nice sound, and it even looks cool, but I wouldn't want to name my son after a character that flew too close to the sun and got burned. We're all heard the damn story related in one way or another when people have discussed the high aims and failures of people, with poorly masked Schadenfreude, of course, so you can imagine how hard it would be for a person named Icarus, because everyone would be waiting for him to fail, just so that they could talk about him setting his aims too high and getting burned.
slight night shiver  6/4/2008
The band Kansas has a song called Icarus. (It's a rather good song, too.)
Pippin  7/22/2008
I love the sound of it, but the character is none too bright. That wouldn't be so much of a problem if the story wasn't also very well known.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/30/2008
I think that Icarus is a brilliant name! It sounds very classy and intelligent. The only drawback, in my opinion, is the fate of the character in the story. And I guess that kids at school might tease him by nicknaming him "Icky".
NatashaBulgakov  8/11/2009
Ike would make a cute nickname, and would tone down the strong name some :)
― Anonymous User  8/12/2010
I am reminded of the Bastille song "Icarus" which is one of my favourites.
theadiragram  4/12/2013
The name Icarus was given to five baby boys in the U.S. in 2013.
hkols  11/2/2014
Icarus is an absolutely gorgeous name!
hkols  11/3/2014
Who could forget the Nintendo game series "Kid Icarus"? The main protagonist, an angel made to represent and portray the character of Icarus from the Greek myth, is a courageous, but far from bright, lad named "Pit."
― Anonymous User  1/16/2015
Gorgeous name, sounds like the name of a poet. Yes, the story is well known... but it's important to have dreams and persevere. Makes for a nice middle name.
Jenjenjen  8/5/2017

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