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Orestes is famous for being tormented by the Furies, nine gods whose express purpose is to punish those who kill their mothers.
-- Seraphina  1/15/2006
In the myth Orestes was protected by Apollo from the Furies and eventually freed from them by Athena. I love that story, it shows Artemis, Apollo and Athena's good side compared to their bad.
-- Rain_In_Night  11/21/2009
I like the sound of this name, but not the association with the mythological character.
-- Athena Nike  4/5/2010
This name makes me laugh from every aspect. Even so, I'm not saying that it shouldnt be considered;
-- Stewie_Griffin  9/18/2011
Derives from Greek "Ορεστις" deriving from: ορνυμι= to rebel.
-- georgev1112  12/10/2012
Orestes sounds a little mysterious to me for some reason. I actually quite like the name but considering what the character is known for, I'd be a little uneasy naming my son this.
-- renee06  1/14/2014

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