Opinions on Florence please?

(54 Posts)
evelynj Sun 09-Jun-13 23:21:39

hi all, I'm due in 5 weeks & almost set on this name if its a girl, our surname is Jones. NN would be Flora, Florrie, flossie, Flopsie, Flo.
What does everyone think of this?

Other possibilities are Elizabeth/Betsy, (worried royal baby may have this tho), Georgia, Jasmine, Penelope.

3yo son is Dylan

Thanks in advance smile

evelynj Sat 29-Jun-13 23:57:34

Sorry tickledyellow-I don't understand the cross section of society comment either. Is it as in its chavvy like Chardonnay? (hoping not to offend anyone with a child called Chardonnay!!)

It's difficult to know as I don't want popularity to be an issue if I like it & have done for years but top 15, eek, that's really high.

Mind you I also like Grace, Bridget and Nora but not going to happen with a surname like jones!

ZZZenagain Sat 29-Jun-13 23:52:08

I like FLorence

evelynj Sat 29-Jun-13 23:51:04

Thanks for comments-I can't really believe that she'll look like a name when she comes out but I guess we'll wait & see.

In utero she's baby Jemima (DS was jeronimo) so maybe I'll ask dh if we can stick to that for first couple of days until we're sure of a choice. When our son was born we went with Dylan but remember feeling overwhelmed & kind of pushed to make a decision!

2 weeks to go anyway. Can't wait!

AllegraLilac Sat 29-Jun-13 23:28:55

78 year old Granny is a Florence. Would love to use the name for that reason.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 29-Jun-13 23:19:57

scarlettsmummy2 Florence Ottilie is so so beautiful!

notanyanymore Sat 29-Jun-13 23:15:16

You've got a list of names you like, just wait and see which she suits best when she arrives

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Jun-13 23:02:11

I lovePenelope, is more unusual.

Hate Jasmine. It's so 90's.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Jun-13 23:01:22

I really like it.

Jojay Sat 29-Jun-13 22:58:18

I love Jasmine, much nicer than Florence.

Notsoyummymummy1 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:55:16

Florence is so dull - your other options are lovely especially Betsy!

othersideofchannel Thu 27-Jun-13 06:56:21

Er know of 3 Florences born in the past year!

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:59:41

I am from NI originally and have a sixteen month old Florence Ottilie. I preferred Ottilie but other half thought people from NI would pronounce it Ot lee, so Florence it was! We haven't met another yet, and she suits it perfectly!

KLou1105 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:52:56

I really like Florence but seems to be becoming more popular i also love flora and Penelope x

3boysgirlontheway Fri 14-Jun-13 02:14:00

Tickledyellow surely almost every name is used by a wide cross section of society? How do you know what section of society the OP is even from smile

Coconutty Thu 13-Jun-13 20:38:45

I like it but the one I know gets called Flo Rida.

poppydaisy Thu 13-Jun-13 10:25:40

About 5 years ago I didn't know a single Florence under age 80. Now we know about six little Florences, so it is becoming hugely trendy around here!

ToTiredToBeWitty Tue 11-Jun-13 18:53:19

I regret not using it for dd2. But dh wouldn't.

AThingInYourLife Tue 11-Jun-13 18:51:40

I love Florence.

I'm in NI and know 1 Florence, aged 5.

Tickledyellow Tue 11-Jun-13 18:45:47

But I meant to add I really like it despite knowing of about six!

Tickledyellow Tue 11-Jun-13 18:45:06

It is extremely popular in our area and, how do I put this politely, used by a very wide cross section of society too...!

squoosh Tue 11-Jun-13 17:53:53

Much, much, MUCH prefer Georgia or Betsy to Florence.

Much.

samuelwhiskers Tue 11-Jun-13 16:13:37

Love Florence, I have one aged 10, we call her Floss/Flo and Florence

Timetoask Tue 11-Jun-13 15:59:28

Florence is great! Really lovely.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 11-Jun-13 15:53:03

Gorgeous name smile

aoife24 Tue 11-Jun-13 15:49:54

Florence is lovely, strong and elegant and Flossie as nn (as a kid, even if slightly spanielesque smile

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