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Name of the Day: Phaedra

Told you I’d be back with some longer “Fay” names! (Click here if you missed Fay as a standalone.)┬áThis name means bright and I pronounce it “Fay-druh” as that’s how I’ve always heard it. But it appears “Fed-druh” and “Fee-druh” are accurate too. All pretty!

Typically being a name from mythology is a bonus for me, but Phaedra’s story in Greek mythology is quite sad. She kills herself after Aphrodite causes her to fall in love with her stepson, Hippolytos, who rejects her. So, points for being an ancient mythological name but… it does make my heart sad.

Tangerine Dream has an album and a 17 minute song “Phaedra”. She is also mentioned in the song “Velvet Morning” by Nancy Sinatra.