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It sounds like the name of a bug spray.
For all of the people saying that it will get mispronounced you can just alter the spelling a bit. I was named after my great grandmother, Antigone, but my mom didn’t want people calling me anti-gone as a joke so she spelled my name Antigoni (with an I). I have never once been teased because my name is based off a “product of invest”.
Also my nickname has been Tiggy since I was little.
This name will get mispronounced as "anti-gone".
I love Antigone. She is bold, atypical, strong - with an awesome namesake who had a crowbar for a spine, I swear.

I have also had the privilege of working with an Antigone before. She was of Greek descent, as well as smart, capable, and part of a field typically dominated by men. Yet whenever anyone asked about her, or called our offices... they always, ALWAYS messed up her name. "Anti Gone" (as separate English words) was the most common mispronunciation; and even after a gentle correcting (which was usually just me repeating her name for verification) they often still acted like Antigone was the hardest name to pronounce in the world - or would shrug it off like it didn't matter.

This was just for someone I used to work with, and it annoyed me. I cannot imagine having the name as my own and dealing with that kind of headache ALL. DAY. LONG.

This is a wonderful name that, unfortunately (and sorry if I sound elitist), is ruined by other people's willful ignorance.
I'm reading these comments and y'all are straight up dissing me. My name is Antigone and I've loved the name ever since I was born. People commenting about how she is the daughter of incest... well yes, unknowing incest at the time. But even the daughter of an incestuous relationship managed to win the hearts of the people in her moral duty to bury her brother, traitor or not. If your brother was killed, would you not bury him to ensure his soul would be at peace? In my experience, I didn't win the "who could write their name the fastest" game, but I had a kid named TJ in my class; so that would never happen. Also Tig is a great nickname. A boy called me "Tiggy the Piggy" one time in 2nd grade and I never saw him again. Weird, right? My friends call me: Tig, Tiggy, Twig, Twiggy, Tigger (Tigger and Pooh), Twigger, and Antifreeze. (The last one is my favorite). If you're so afraid that your child will crumble at the teasing of other children, you've failed to raise your child correctly. You and your child named Antigone can boast about having a u n I q u e name, and make fun of all the Johns, Michaels, Kyles, Alyssas, Katys, and other overused names. All my English teachers in school have recognized and appreciated the name, and classmates have fun wondering if a substitute teacher will pronounce it correctly. All around it's a name to be proud of.

And by the way, it's pronounced "ann-tee-goh-knee".
I mean it does have a nice pronunciation, but even I, a Greek myth nerd, always say anti-gone, like the English words. Which makes the name not that great. I wouldn't use it. Plus, Tigger is a terrible nickname. I'd use Ann/e or Annie as a nickname.
Sounds like the name of a bug spray.
My name is Antigone, I'm 14, and people have teased me about my name, others have commented on it saying it is pretty. My grandmother thought it was a sin to send a child to kindergarten with a name like that, and told my mom she should call me Ann, or Tiggy. I am now called Tig by some of my close friends, and tolerate being called Tigger by some close friends. I think that people shouldn't go by nicknames only, people should be proud of their name. I love my name and I would never want to change it.
My daughter is called Antigone and we use the nicknames Tiggy or Tigger. Most people haven't heard of it and you can bypass any issues with the tragedy by just saying it's Greek, those who have mainly think of a strong woman with high family morals and loyalty. We have only had positive feedback from it especially on the nicknames which are cute for a toddler and she will grow into the full name when she's older. It's different and I think pretty but that's just my opinion and I'm biased!
I had a childhood friend named Antigone. When we were small children, she was often called "Tigger" as a nickname. As an adult, she usually goes by "Annie." I think Antigone is a lovely name, and it isn't difficult at all to pronounce once you've heard it.
I personally don't like this name. I know a girl named Antigone that goes by Tiggy for short.
It sounds beautiful when said out loud, but I literally laughed out loud when I saw it spelled out. I thought it was some kre8tyv name made up to show some moral or something, but then I found out that it's a classic name with a rich history. Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of this name.
Although this name doesn't have a great meaning, the play was really good. And the character Antigone is great: strong and stood up for what she believed in. I wish more people would do that. In my 9th grade class everyone thought it was pronounced Anti-gone until the teacher corrected us. I think it sounds wonderful. People are bound to mispronounce it, but after they're told the correct way, I doubt they'd say it incorrectly a second time.
Modern Greek pronunciation: ahn-dee-GHAW-nee or ahn-dee-GHAW-nyee. (I knew one.)
My name is Antigona. A instead of e. I wonder if it has the same meaning as Antigone? And to people who think their child will have a hard time at school because of their name are wrong. I get nothing but compliments. The name is beautiful and rare. I think common names are so boring.
Antigona is the Latin variant of the Greek name. Since some Latin words or names end with a long E, they made it an A. This happens even to male nouns, that is why the Greek "nautes" (sailor) becomes "nauta" in Latin.

As to the elements, there is no Greek word "gonē". The word for 'birth' is "gena". The elements are "anti" (against) and "gonos" (parent).
Antigone Kefala is an Australian poet of Greek-Romanian heritage.
What a cool meaning. I almost like it just for the meaning- though the spelling ruins it, along with the pronunciation "ann-t-g-anee", which I just don't like for some reason. There's also the Shakespeare association.
I once met a girl with this name, and it didn't sound as pompous or whatever as I initially thought it would (like with other elaborate Greek names). It's actually quite beautiful.
Makes me think of "antagonist", and for that reason I think this would make a great name for a female villain in a fantasy story. I might use it for that purpose some day!
This is a beautiful name, but I wouldn't use it for a first name - it would be better as a middle name.
I don't particularly like the story, though I've read it twice, but I instantly fell in love with the name. It sounds so elegant and romantic! But it has such a depressing meaning, like an unwanted child. I can only imagine if I ever named my daughter this she'd one day look up it's meaning or read the story and think "This is what Mom had in mind when she named me?", haha. It's a pity.
The first time I ever heard of this name was when a rottie came into the vet hospital where I worked. She was a sweet dog but had no idea how to prounounce her name. My mom, who is an English teacher, is the one that told me it is not Anti-gone. I like it because it is unique, but don't like it enough to name someone or something Antigone.
This strikes me as a name pretentious, snobby people pick for their children and foam at the mouth when people can't pronounce it. The name will most certainly not be shortened to any decent nicknames either, so it could be quite a long and strange-sounding name to live with.
I think that this is a lovely name, but I would think twice before naming my daughter Antigone - mostly for the connotation of it within the play.
Someone might mispronounce it and give her the nickname "Antifreeze".
I really like this name, it's unusual but poetic, a good name for a strong willed girl. Though I have some reservations over the fact it is related to the a character who was born from an incestus relationship.
I like this name. And a lot of characters in Greek mythology were the product of incest--Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, who were brother and sister. Zeus was even married to Hera, who was his sister. I don't think it's a big deal.
This name is just gorgeous!
Like other names attached to the story of Oedipus, I think this name shouldn't be passed on - it's legendary and immortal, and no child should have it. Yes, it's a beautiful name, but ... any child named Antigone (or Ismene) would be bugged throughout school about being the product of incest.
It pains me that some people read this name as "An-tie-gone." That is incorrect, as anyone interested in literature could tell you. It is "an-TIG-oh-nee." Think of it as being broken up as An-tig-o-ne instead of Anti-gone.
An amazing name full of strong character, but I don't think a woman who kills herself after being buried alive makes for a great namesake.
'Antigone Rising' is the name of an American band. I think it's a really mint name for a band--so symbolic. The name 'Antigone' itself is also beautiful.
Antigone (Tiggie) is the main character of the Tiggie Tompson series by Tessa Duder.
I absolutely adore this name. I think it has a strong meaning. Its namesake, from the Greek play, is a strong character. I read the tragedy my sophomore year in high school and I remember deciding right then I would name my first daughter Antigone. :)
Antigone is a play that I read and loved. The play is of course a Greek Tragedy and as such there is a lot of suicide and mourning, but the play is wonderful and the name is outstanding.

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