Is this too Christmassy?

(52 Posts)
Neverdonethisbefore Sat 07-Sep-13 13:06:57

I'm due on Boxing Day and am mulling over some ideas of names but was wondering if Ivy Noelle is just too Christmassy and twee? I also like Iris Noelle which is less festive I suppose.

Help!

LilRedWG Sat 07-Sep-13 13:08:16

I have a Christmas name / birthday and it sucks. Please do not do this to your child.

VodkaRevelation Sat 07-Sep-13 13:09:02

It's lovely. I'd go with a Christmassy name if I gave birth at Christmas. And it won't be Christmas most of he year round so most people won't make a connection most of the time!

NoComet Sat 07-Sep-13 13:09:55

Not both, Ivy or Noelle.

MadameJosephine Sat 07-Sep-13 13:31:40

I agree with starballbunny, one or the other, both is a bit OTT. Iris Noelle is lovely

zipzap Sat 07-Sep-13 13:34:44

I know people with a Christmas eve and boxing day birthdays - Called Stella and Carol respectively. Both are quite christmassy without being too ott and I think they both quite like them.

HenriettaPye Sat 07-Sep-13 13:40:50

I wouldn't think Stella is a Christmas name? Or am I being thick?

Vatta Sat 07-Sep-13 13:51:10

Stella means star I think, as in the star the wise men saw?

Christmas birthdays are tough enough without adding to it with an ott Christmassy name IMO.

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 13:59:29

I like the idea of using one festive name. I have a friend born on Christmas eve with the middle name simply 'Eve'. Our third son was actually born at home during heavy snow on 1st December and we gave him the middle name Winter which I love as it is also an old family surname we've brought back down the line! We did joke to the registrar that we wanted his middle name to be snowball but she wasn't amused. It is a magical time of year and I think a subtle reference is nice smile

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 14:00:55

Ooh and i believe Estelle means star too!

Iris is nice with the middle name or ivy and a non wintery name but both together is v twee and a bit crap if she decides to convert to eg Hinduism etc...

MortifiedAdams Sat 07-Sep-13 14:25:41

Bit much together.

What about Iris Holly?

Or Robyn

Neverdonethisbefore Sat 07-Sep-13 16:41:18

Hmmm, thanks everyone, I thought as much. It will have to be Xmas/winter name only I think.

MavisDee Sat 07-Sep-13 16:42:40

Iris Noelle is lovely

TallulahBetty Sat 07-Sep-13 18:16:41

Well i like it smile very Christmassy but I like Christmas, so..

Writerwannabe83 Sat 07-Sep-13 19:15:56

My mum was born on Halloween - I wonder what options were on my grandparents list.... Pumpkin? Broomstick? Cauldron? The possibilities are endless hmm

But seriously - why do people feel the need to name 'Christmas Babies' it is so cliche! I secretly roll my eyes when I meet people, whose birthdays are around Christmas and their name is Holly or Santa smile

TallulahBetty Sat 07-Sep-13 19:25:08

Because it's their baby and they want to? I wonder why people choose all sorts of names but it's their taste so why not smile

Capitola Sat 07-Sep-13 19:30:34

The two are too, too much.

josiejay Sat 07-Sep-13 19:37:11

On the star theme - Seren or Astrid maybe?

BTW if I ever had a Christmas girl I would call her Holly Robyn - a bit OTT but I don't care.

Twiddlebum Sun 08-Sep-13 06:53:38

I thought you meant Stella was Christmassy because people drink at Christmas!!! Lol

buttercrumble Sun 08-Sep-13 07:08:12

Iris is nice but i wouldn't use both together. I you fancy the Christmassy theme how about Santa for a girl smile

nooka Sun 08-Sep-13 07:19:34

Th question isn't really what the parents like, but what the child might like. It's their name for life, and a totally twee Christmas name is well, totally twee. Middle name territory for the obvious (Noelle) or something more subtle for a first name could work, but even then I'd think twice about it.

zipzap Sun 08-Sep-13 22:59:30

Betty's just reminded me - I know a little girl who's called Winter, which I think is a lovely name (and I guess works for girls or boys - I think of it as a girl's name as that's how I know it being used, but I can also see that it would work as a boy's name too).

zgaze Sun 08-Sep-13 23:08:22

My Christmas baby has the middle name Juniper smile I thought that was nice for the season but not too overly twee

Agree with the above, one or the other is cute but both is a bit much. Both names are lovely though, as is Iris smile

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