Paris as a girls name. What does it say to you?

(71 Posts)
thatwasadaftidea Wed 14-Aug-13 09:22:37

Out of interest.

Phoebe47 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:25:39

I taught a girl called Paris some years ago. She was a lovely child and her family were definitely not at all chav.

Faezy Sun 18-Aug-13 18:29:15

Paris from Gilmore Girls

MummyBeerest Sun 18-Aug-13 18:34:14

Vienna is lovely, I agree. Or Venice or Verona. I met a baby Verona and she was adorable.

thornrose Sun 18-Aug-13 18:37:15

"Child probably from family in social housing"

Ugh, horrible comment hmm

How about Charis? Beautiful name

thatwasadaftidea Sun 18-Aug-13 22:46:09

i agree thornrose.
we're two professionals with a 50% share is a housing association property.

TheOldestCat Sun 18-Aug-13 22:51:48

It says love to me. But that's because it's the name of my friend's longed-for child. The adoption was formalised last week. He has had some nobby comments about her name. From nobs. She is beautiful and amazing and that includes her name.

thatwasadaftidea Sun 18-Aug-13 22:55:08

lovely, theoldestcat.

KatOD Sun 18-Aug-13 22:57:31

Gilmore girls or tacky tramp

SunnyIntervals Sun 18-Aug-13 22:57:34

Why is it a horrible comment, thorn? My granny lives in social housing and I spent every summer staying with her as a child - was fab smile I would think a Paris would have a similar background.

SpecialAgentCuntSnake Sun 18-Aug-13 23:00:38

I always think of the golden apple and how Aphrodite tempted Paris and Helen.

I quite love it as a boys name, as a girls I just think of Hilton shudder

thatwasadaftidea Sun 18-Aug-13 23:00:46

so you meant it as a positive?

thornrose Sun 18-Aug-13 23:01:38

Ok that's lovely then Sunny.

thornrose Sun 18-Aug-13 23:02:23


SunnyIntervals Sun 18-Aug-13 23:04:18

It was a neutral comment - this is what it makes me think. Op can do as they want with that info.

I prefer to use names hat don't pigeonhole dc as being from any one background - ie I wouldn't use Araminta or Piers as we are not posh. I also wouldn't use a name that would trigger the snob reflex in most observers.

thatwasadaftidea Sun 18-Aug-13 23:08:13

so you think it would be a good choice for those who wish to celebrate their housing situation. smile

SunnyIntervals Sun 18-Aug-13 23:30:35

I think my Granny would disapprove!

Some people don't care that a name slots into a particular social groove. I chose classless names for my dc - used in all social groups. They can choose who they want to be!

Anri Wed 21-Aug-13 05:25:32


Persis - I found this on a woman way back in my family tree. There's an Indian actress named Persis Khambatta, most well known for having been in the first Star Trek movie in 1979. It's a Biblical Greek name.

Pallas - Another Greek name. This was the name of a minor Greek goddess. Athena accidentally killed her and then took her name to honour her. I associate this with the Gustav Klimt painting, Pallas Athena.

language Wed 21-Aug-13 09:27:09

It's a boy's name! Paris and Helen!

Bonsoir Wed 21-Aug-13 09:28:10

Chav. Bling. Nothing good.

ohmymimi Thu 22-Aug-13 10:36:39

Sunny, who are you - Katie Hopkins wannabe, perchance? A lot of hard working, thoroughly decent people live in social housing; good neighbours and well-kept homes are not just the preserve of home-owners.

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