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I like this name, but unfortunately, this is made out to be a bad name by historians because of the traditional stories that the historical Xanthippe was a shrew. Many of these are now believed to be fiction rather than fact.
-- bananarama  9/12/2008
It looks pretty, but for some reason this name always makes me think of accidentally biting your tongue (something about the 'thippe' on the end).
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2009
I know they give the pronunciation with the name, but I think Xanthippe sounds prettier with the first syllable stressed: ZAN-ti-pee. Either way, it's beautiful.
-- erb816  8/21/2009
Meh, this is also pronounced ksahn-THIH-pee. But there's a ton of other options to pronounce it too.
-- Dragon_Clarinet  8/17/2011
It seems that the old stories about Xanthippe's alleged shrewishness haven't affected the name's usage - it's still used in Greece today, though now it's more often spelled Xanthippi. I know two Greek women with this name myself.
-- Buneary  1/2/2013
I've heard zan-THIP-ee. It's a character on "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The character goes by Xan.
-- SimoneKadele  4/21/2015

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