Thoughts on the name Nina?

(24 Posts)
pjsgalore Sun 18-Nov-12 22:32:33

I adore the name Nina, think it sounds so feminine and pretty, but my sister thinks it sounds like a granny's name..DH thinks it's okaaay.
Any thoughts?

FizzyLaces Sun 18-Nov-12 22:33:36

I love it smile Wish I had called my daughter that.

Riddo Sun 18-Nov-12 22:36:17

I think it's a lovely name

Shesparkles Sun 18-Nov-12 22:38:46

I love it- dd had a nursery nurse called Nina and she adored her, and she wasn't at all granny like

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 23:22:47

It's lovely. I've only ever met one Nina,she's in the 23-25 age bracket. Would never have pinned it down as a granny name!

Likeaheadlesschicken Sun 18-Nov-12 23:27:21

I love the name, I may have used it for my PFB... only heard positives about it, and we haven't met another child with the same name. Go for it, I'm sure you won't regret it!.

Dontbesodramatic Mon 19-Nov-12 00:05:12

I have a Nina. She's is beautiful, calm and kindsmile

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Mon 19-Nov-12 09:47:47

It's not grannyish. Florence, Lily, Rose, Daisy etc are grannyish (though I like them), and Nina doesn't fit in with them at all. I'd be surprised if it was used much at all in the UK before maybe the 1960s/70s.

pigletpower Mon 19-Nov-12 13:42:07

...and the Neurons.

dieciocho Mon 19-Nov-12 13:44:38

I love it, but DP has vetoed it. Not sure why.

Crumm24 Mon 19-Nov-12 13:45:57

Love it!!

Kelerina Mon 19-Nov-12 15:24:42

I know a Nina who's full name is actually Janina.....

TerrorNotSoFrightened Mon 19-Nov-12 15:36:14

Love it, if DS had been a DD this would have been the one we chose.

ggirl Mon 19-Nov-12 15:37:50

Sorry I'm not keen , always makes me think if nee naw

B1ueberryS0rbet Mon 19-Nov-12 15:49:57

I like it. It makes me think of Nina Carberry - who has succeeded in a man's field!

turkeyboots Mon 19-Nov-12 16:02:42

I know a baby Nina, but to me its a 30 year olds name as I went to school with loads of Nina's.

RillaBlythe Tue 20-Nov-12 13:59:54

My Nina is 4. Love it. Classic.

purplecrayon Tue 20-Nov-12 14:02:07

I like it, I know 2 little Ninas and they are both nice girls.

SunsetMojito Tue 20-Nov-12 19:16:42

We have a Nina. Its simple, beautiful and cool! Great choice!

gobbin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:35:06

Lovely name. Only ever taught one Nina and that was 22 years ago, it's time for a comeback!

pjsgalore Wed 21-Nov-12 22:49:24

Thanks everybody!! I'll keep Nina firmly on the top of my list then! DH beginning to like it too

WhoWhatNow Thu 22-Nov-12 10:19:49

I love it, it was on my shortlist for dd3 - didn't go with it in the end but think its a lovely lovely name.

PaperBagPrincessIsMyIdol Thu 22-Nov-12 15:16:07

I love it, DH wasn't so keen and we've now got a Nia (Welsh for radiance) which suits her perfectly. My DM also thinks Nina is an old lady name!

Welovecouscous Thu 22-Nov-12 15:18:55

Adore it smile

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