First or second, I don't care.
I'm usually hated, people despair.
For some, my name sounds like a blare
but I can bring happiness, I swear.

Hint (if you are stuck):

My name was a gift, so debonair!


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It could be

Monday !

Because :
First or second, I don't care

Monday can be the first day of the week or the second (side note : I discovered that on wristwatches, and monday being the second day is something I can't wrap my head around)

I'm usually hated, people despair

"How is it going ?" "Like a monday !"

For some, my name, sound like a blare

I don't get this one ! :D EDIT : Perhaps unhappy peoples screaming ?

Lastly, but I can bring happyness, I swear

because, uh..., if you consider it being the first day of the week, something nice can happen in this new week ?

As a comment, if and only if my answer is right, the hint might be a bit too obvious !

  • $\begingroup$ it is correct! hahah if i dont put the hint i think is too dificult.. with it too easy ... is your pick to reveal it. about the blare, is regarding also the hate $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:20
  • $\begingroup$ im struggling today, after vacation ... and i thought about this riddle lol the part about happiness is because is not always bad $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:22
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    $\begingroup$ It would be quite hard without it, that's right ! Maybe making it less obvious by removing the name of the celestial body ? $\endgroup$
    – Frédéric
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not good at poetry, especially when I do it quickly, but something like "The daughter of titans gave me my name, so debonair", because Selene is the daughter of Hyperion and Theia and is the goddess of the moon ? $\endgroup$
    – Frédéric
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:29
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    $\begingroup$ well, .. a bit long i think. im also not a poet, not even a native english speaker hehe thanks for helping and congrats for solving ! $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:32

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