Flora.....do you just think of a tub of margarine?

(38 Posts)
Neverdonethisbefore Mon 22-Jul-13 17:18:48

I like this name but not sure what people will think. Help!

JellyWellyWoo Mon 22-Jul-13 19:42:39

I love this name, although sadly I do briefly think of margarine. I think It's a very pretty name regardless and as long as you love it that's really all that matters! smile

ZZZenagain Mon 22-Jul-13 19:45:12

don't use margarine and I wouldn't have thought of it. I thought of Flora MacDonald and the Bonnie Prince Charlie Story. Nothing else springs to mind.

louisianablue2000 Mon 22-Jul-13 19:47:19

No (and I lovethe name). But we have a cat called Echo and didn't think about the margarine connection there either. I eat butter.

WeAreEternal Mon 22-Jul-13 19:52:11

I don't think of the margarine.

I do however thing of a girl at university who was nicknamed flora, mostly behind her back, and it wasn't for good reasons. it was due to the fact that she 'spread' easily

ZZZenagain Mon 22-Jul-13 19:53:34

oh that is not good

RonaldMcDonald Mon 22-Jul-13 19:54:34

God...sorry but...I had a classmate who rather sweetly was named Flora

She was constantly cat called that she 'spreads easily'

Grim

QuiteContent Mon 22-Jul-13 20:08:39

Glad it wasn't just me that dared mention the flora nickname!

niffernaffer Mon 22-Jul-13 20:10:31

My DNeice is Flora, generally known as Flo. I think it suits her, she is 4. Her sister is Minnie.

Mind you, I also know of a local 2 year old Flora who genuinely does have a best mate called Clover. Awkward.

ShadowMeltingInTheSun Thu 25-Jul-13 07:28:50

Sorry. Margerine springs immediately to mind.

Leonas Mon 12-Aug-13 15:59:36

I like it but my DP instantly thought of the spread and dismissed it. I really don't think many people would actually make that association in all honesty though

badguider Mon 12-Aug-13 16:03:51

flora mcdonald, over the sea to skye, bonny prince charlie etc. etc.

but we are in scotland...

are you?

Weegiemum Mon 12-Aug-13 16:05:44

I'm in Scotland, and my French teacher (retired since I left school) was Flora.

It's quite a timeless name I thing.

meditrina Mon 12-Aug-13 16:09:48

No one with any manners would mention the margarine if they met a RL Flora. But that doesn't mean they won't be thinking it.

The problem isn't just the well known brand, it's that the brand had the slogan "Spreads Easily" - which is still widely known despite not having been in active use for a few years.

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