friend having twin girls and naming them Daphne and Odette..

(50 Posts)
ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 21:50:33

Your thoughts?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 23-Jan-14 21:52:00

Both lovely.

pictish Thu 23-Jan-14 21:52:15

Um...no?
What's wrong with Daphne and Odette?

dyslexicdespot Thu 23-Jan-14 21:53:12

That you should be a good friend and refrain from starting threads about her name choices.

ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 21:53:49

Who said there was anything wrong with them?

lambbone Thu 23-Jan-14 21:54:11

Lovely names!

SS3J Thu 23-Jan-14 21:54:39

I quite like Daphne. Not keen on Odette, as it just makes me think odd. Just a matter of taste though, they are not bad names. Why do you ask?

pictish Thu 23-Jan-14 21:54:40

Why are you asking?

Shente Thu 23-Jan-14 21:54:49

They're great, but why are you asking?

ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 21:54:53

She's had a lot of mixed reviews and just thought I'd see what everyone thought. I personally think they are beautiful names..

Auntierosemary Thu 23-Jan-14 21:55:29

Yep, lovely. Especially odette, like the folk singer odetta. Arent your friend and her kids going to be easily identified on this thread? Potentially hurtful, no?

Trooperslane Thu 23-Jan-14 21:55:42

What dyslexic said.

Did she ask you to ask MN?

pictish Thu 23-Jan-14 21:56:12

Oh. Well I like them. Daphne less so...but it's not a bad name by any means. I prefer Delphine personally.

bonvivant Thu 23-Jan-14 21:56:17

I really like Odette. I wouldn't have paired it with Daphne personally

onetiredmummy Thu 23-Jan-14 21:56:42

Odette I like as it remind me of Swan Lake and I love that ballet.

Daphne I don't like, tis dated.

ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 21:57:40

She's had a few bad comments about the names and I coupdnt really see why as I think they are lovely, just thought I'd see what all you ladies thought.. I hadn't meant anything bad by it..

lilyaldrin Thu 23-Jan-14 21:58:00

Love them both.

ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 22:00:19

She asked me what I thought and I said i thought they where beautiful, Iv just posted in here to get a general thought on the names as she was worried after having mixed reviews.

poppydaisy Thu 23-Jan-14 22:00:43

I wouldn't feel comfortable posting my friends' chosen names for her babies on the internet.

colditz Thu 23-Jan-14 22:01:35

They are going to be known as Daffy and Dodie by the time they are four.

ditsydoll Thu 23-Jan-14 22:03:13

Daffy and dodie?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Jan-14 22:03:40

Perhaps if she wanted a Mn verdict she would have asked herself? I do love both names, so unusual and underused.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 23-Jan-14 22:04:03

Is she a ballet & opera fan by any chance.

HyvaPaiva Thu 23-Jan-14 22:05:31

I would be really annoyed if a friend put my children's names online and asked for strangers' 'thoughts'. Particularly as they are twin names that are quite unusual so more easily identifiable.

confused

RobinSparkles Thu 23-Jan-14 22:06:11

Odette is pretty, reminds me of Swan Lake too.

To me, Daphne will always be the woman who gave birth through her dungarees, in Neighbours. Or a duck.

Sorry.

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