Florestine - any opinions?

(25 Posts)
GermanGirlinLDN Tue 23-Jul-13 18:41:41

I really like Florestine. Do you like or hate it?

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 23-Jul-13 19:06:18

Have never come across this name before. As a general rule I'm not keen on names that end in 'ine' (Justine, Christine, Claudine etc.) as it's a little harsh-sounding. If you want a variant on Florence what about Floella, Fleur, Florencia or Florenza?

MoreThanWords Tue 23-Jul-13 19:09:31

I think it sounds like an antidepressant tablet, or a contraceptive. (sorry!)

vix206 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:15:23

Really unhelpful but for some reason it reminds me of philistine...

Agree it reminds me of the name of a contraceptive pill.

Sorry OP!

GermanGirlinLDN Tue 23-Jul-13 20:17:44

Thanks. Having pronounced the name in English rather than in German I agree. hmm

Jamdoughnutfiend Tue 23-Jul-13 20:24:34

Sounds like a toilet cleaner from Liddl - sorry

Leeds2 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:37:31

Sounds like a cake/biscuit to me. Sorry!

justhayley Tue 23-Jul-13 21:26:53

We had one at school she was called Frankenstein for 3 years before moving schools!

Fraxinus Tue 23-Jul-13 22:59:11

Is is flo- rest- Tina in German then?

Not sure really. Like the name meaning of the forest: sylvonna, Sylvina, or best of all for a boy sylvan.

Ruprekt Tue 23-Jul-13 23:00:13

Sounds like the name of a wanna be florist.

GinAndaDashOfLime Tue 23-Jul-13 23:02:15

Sounds like a toothpaste or anti depressant .. Sorry!

idiot55 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:03:13

Spunds to me like a pasta sauce.

Maud2011 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:06:00

I haven't heard it before, not really keen, it sounds like air freshener.

How about Florentine?

blondieminx Tue 23-Jul-13 23:08:00

Sounds like florentine so puts me in mind of a biscuit

Maud2011 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:09:38

Haha I forgot the biscuits! Still think Florentine (and Florentina) are pretty!

vix206 Wed 24-Jul-13 06:20:24

I like Florentine too smile

GermanGirlinLDN Wed 24-Jul-13 13:05:55

How would you pronounce Florentine? Like Valentine at the end i guess?

valiumredhead Wed 24-Jul-13 13:29:32

It does sound like a loo cleanergrin

Florentine is beautiful.

squoosh Wed 24-Jul-13 13:37:28

Thrush treatment for over active vaginal flora.

Wbdn28 Wed 24-Jul-13 14:30:14

Makes me think of forests. I like Florentine much more.

Florence, Florentina, Clementine?

nemno Wed 24-Jul-13 14:35:10

I would pronounce the end of Florentine like 'teen' but Valentine like 'eye n' .

vix206 Wed 24-Jul-13 20:08:36

Yes I would pronounce it floren'teen' too.

toastedteacake Wed 24-Jul-13 20:14:57

Sounds medicinal.

ShadowMeltingInTheSun Thu 25-Jul-13 07:31:22

It reminds me of the Florentine biscuits. (which I would pronounce to rhyme with Valentine)

formicadinosaur Thu 25-Jul-13 19:47:58






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