Really cool and edgy, perfect for a middle name! I originally thought it was pronounced andro-mahsh, but the actual pronunciation is much better. For that reason I'd probably go with Andromaque, it's a little closer sounding. But, given how much I love Andromeda, I probably wouldn't use this. Still brill though! X.
I can't understand why this name is so underrated. To me, it sounds modern, strong, lyrical, proud; as Andromache was. -If you think Andromache wasn't a modern and proud woman, you are mistaken. In fact, she's the only woman in Ilias who gives military suggestions to her husband Hector to save him. She's not discouraged by the misogyny of her time. Although Hector won't follow her suggestions because he has to be courageous and he's destined to die in a duel against Achilles, she remains an important and strong character.
Not very pretty to me.
Sounds like the name of a female soldier. I really like it.
"Battle of a man" really makes no sense to me. "Fighting man", perhaps, but not as a female name. "Fights like a man"? Also unlikely. And the character in the Iliad is the model of a soldier's wife - loyal, supportive, warm and loving; not a bit aggressive. Perhaps it could be something like "Belongs to a man of conflict", which makes us shudder but would have been A-OK in antiquity.
People may be confused as to why a name meaning 'man' and 'battle' would be given to a woman. Allow me to clarify.

Greeks like telling stories, and that extends to names.

Basically, this name is to imply "A woman over whom men fight battles."

Which, in slightly longer explanation, "A woman so beautiful that men fight each other for her." This is all implied by the very virtue that 'men battle' is given to a woman. You kinda have to find the story in it.

It describes Helen more than Andromache, but when you realize the kind of story-telling implied by the name, it makes more sense. Names like these may be a bit odd but you just have to work a little harder to get their full meaning.
I've always pronounced this "an-DROM-ah-kee", like Andromeda with an "akee" instead of the "eda". I think it's an absolutely gorgeous name. I'd love to use it some day!
Andromache was played by Saffron Burrows in the 2004 film "Troy".
My hubby's family (all Greeks) pronounce this name andro-MAK-HE!
The French form of the name is Andromaque and it's well known in France, because of a famous tragedy written by Jean Racine in the 17th century.
Given the name's sound (and its meaning, as I later felt), I'd say it suits a boy better. Just swap the ending "-e" for "-os" and it can go perfectly on a son.
While I think Andromeda is cool, this name sounds ugly to me. I don't like what comes after Andro, basically.
Pronounced and-DROM-uh-KEE. You want to blend together the first half of the name, while also stretching it out; the same is done with the 'KEE'.

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