Myrtle

(63 Posts)

I genuinely adore the sound of this name...and it has a lovely meaning.

I get the HP reference isn't great and the rhyming perhaps...but I'd love to use it...

Siblings are Arlo and Skye,is Myrtle just too different? Do they sit oddly together?

<dons hard hat>

wigglesrock Fri 21-Jun-13 10:29:25

It's not my cup of tea at all. But as other posters have said don't underestimate the power of Harry Potter. It mightn't bother you but I'm not sure I'd be over the moon if my daughter was known as Moaning Myrtle who lived in a toilet for most of primary school.

Your older childrens names are lovely, I'd also be thinking that as some pointed the child would turn round to me and seethe "why did I get the granny name?"

My thoughts exactly Molotov sad

I have another thread with many more options...someone should use Myrtle though....it's so pretty.

GoodtoBetter Fri 21-Jun-13 10:22:49

just makes me think "turtle" I'm afraid.

MolotovCocktail Fri 21-Jun-13 10:17:22

I absolutely love Myrtle. My friend had a lovely cat named Myrtle (her sister was Wysteria, just FYI) and I always thought what a cute name it was.

I think Arlo and Myrtle go well together, but Skye and Myrtle? Not so much. I think you may well need to go for something a little less 'antiquey' sounding <not too sure what, mind you> not much help, sorry

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 10:00:41

"Myrrh is mine, it's bitter perfume
Sheds a light in gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing
Bleeding, dying
Sealed in a stone cold tomb"

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:58:20

Holly. ivy and Mary are not substances used to cover the smell of decomposing corpses.................!

ClartyCarol Fri 21-Jun-13 09:56:51

No no no. The Harry Potter books are destined to become children's classics which will be read by your dd's classmates and every other child she meets - the Moaning Myrtle reference will never go away and will, in all probability, end up being her nickname. Don't do that to your little girl!

IfUSeekAmy Fri 21-Jun-13 09:50:53

I think it's awful, sorry. Your other childrens' names are too modern sounding for it to go with them. Please have Romy! I love that one!

Well the same could be said of Holly, Ivy, Mary...!

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:25:13

"I was going to suggest Myrrh, which goes with your other two nicely I think."
Please not, unless you can guarantee she avoids Christmas carols for her entire life!

Branleuse Fri 21-Jun-13 09:24:15

i love it

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:23:44

Mabel, Maud, Edith, Vivica, Martha. Violet.

Myrtle, I am afraid will be turtles or Harry Potter for the foreseeable future.

I think it goes with your other uncommon names but I immediately think of moaning myrtle and I think it'd be unfair to lump a child with this.

RaRaZ Fri 21-Jun-13 09:16:53

I don't much like it I'm afraid... Aside from the Moaning Myrtle ref, I used to read James Herriot when I was a wee kid, and Myrtle was a dog with a neurotic and hypochondriac owner :-/

nectarini1983 Thu 20-Jun-13 21:20:47

Myrtle just awful....especially when your other kids have such lovely names.....moaning myrtle.. . Yuck x 1, 000, 000!

rockybalboa Thu 20-Jun-13 20:49:37

Oh I think it's really pretty!

squoosh Thu 20-Jun-13 10:30:05

Tansy or Aster are nice nature names.

I was going to suggest Myrrh, which goes with your other two nicely I think.

exoticfruits Thu 20-Jun-13 10:03:40

I find that many of the Grannies with the 'Granny chic' names don't care for them and use a nickname.

Nivet Thu 20-Jun-13 09:47:49

I LOVE it but I am a fan of Granny chic names. I think it does go with Arlo and Skye.

Lots of people did the hmm face when I chose DD's name (Dorothy), sod them, if you like it then do it.

Lucielou123 Thu 20-Jun-13 09:43:14

I agree with it not suiting Arlo and Skye. They are both really modern so the next name should be too. What about Maia pronounced my-ah. I think it goes nicely smile

GwenCooper81 Wed 19-Jun-13 22:10:31

Nope don't like it. I generally love old lady names but Myrtle isn't nice at all -infact it makes me think of boiled cabbage and blocked toilets-
Merryn is lovely and goes with your other dcs names. smile

I like the name, its a nice nature name to me.

I would love to use it but DH would not agree, so my beautiful funny cat is called it. She's very sweet and affectionate and it suits her so well.

I like your suggection of mabel, I think it will become more popular but not overly. I think Maybelle will be though.

Have you thought of other nature plant names

Bryony
Hazel
Zinnia
Calla
Aspen

rolypolydoll Wed 19-Jun-13 21:58:30

Love Myrtle and Vera. Both sound pretty to me.

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 19-Jun-13 13:25:30

I had a really ugly doll as a child and my daddy gave it what he thought was the worst name he could think of, so my doll was called Myrtle. Please don't.

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