Saturday, March 3, 2012


Hyung Jun Kim - Leda and the Swan

Leda, pronounced LEE-da or LAY-da, is a beautiful, ancient Greek name rarely heard today. In mythology she was the queen of Sparta, the mother of Helen of Troy (and others, by way of Zeus disguised as a swan), so she must have been beautiful if Helen's beauty was so well known. From the word lada, meaning "spouse, woman." Keep in mind, this is one name I strongly advise you to research before using.

Leda is also one of the moons of Jupiter, a ballet, and a poem by William Butler Yeats.

In 2010 there were only 9 baby girls named Leda, and 14 in 2011, along with 14 spelled Lida.

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