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Very weird name.
kayisforkeen  8/17/2018
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Makes me think of a plaster company.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2017
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Chicken is "Pollo" in Spanish and "Poulet" in French, that's why it reminds some people of chicken. It's pretty but sounds too much like "pollution" to me. Not for a child, but maybe a book character?
― Anonymous User  8/26/2016
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Pollux is actually pronounced POL-uhks, if the way it is written in Ancient Greek is anything to go by. For the pronunciation to be PAHL-uks, there would need to be an alpha rather than an omicron.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2009
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It sounds like bollocks!
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
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Pronounced "PAWL-uwks".
MaggieSimpson  5/22/2008
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Castor and Pollux are the twin siblings of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.

In one version of the tale, Zeus seduces the twins' mother, Leda, by turning himself into a swan. Castor and Pollux were, in turn, born from the resulting eggs.

In another, Leda finds the eggs and raises them as her own. Some versions of the tale have only Pollux being born of Zeus, and Castor by Leda's mortal husband, Tyndareus. This resulted in Pollux being immortal, and Castor not so. When Castor died, it was said that he and Pollux were not seperated, and Pollux in turn begged Zeus to share his gift with Castor.

Castor was a great horseman, while Pollux was an accomplished boxer. Castor was the more venerated of the two brothers.

Together, they are the Alpha and Beta stars of the constellation Gemini "The Twins".
benandanti  8/15/2007
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Think people think. What does it sound like?
Bellula  7/25/2007
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Pollux is a really odd name but for some reason I don't hate it.
calli_gurl13  1/25/2007
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This makes me think of chicken pox, and pollution. If not for that, I'd really like this name.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
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For some strange reason, this name always makes me think of chicken. I have absolutely no idea why.
doodlebug  11/23/2005

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