Crystal-yay or nay ?

(48 Posts)
gingerqueen Mon 31-Mar-14 00:22:42

I don't know why, i just really like this name and am considering it as a potential name for dc2, ( although only 15 weeks so don't know if it is a boy or a girl yet.)

Thing is, i've had very negative reactions from friends, who say it is very chav.

Anybody want to tell me my friends are wrong and its a lovely name, or is it back to the drawing board ?

Bornin1984 Mon 31-Mar-14 00:24:09

Sorry I can't say it's a name that sits easy with me, but I'm a stranger on an Internet forum!

If you like it go for it!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 31-Mar-14 00:24:46

makes me think of wine glasses!... How about Christabel? Or Christina?

Clearlymisunderstood Mon 31-Mar-14 00:25:18

Sorry but It reminds me of a stripper. If you love it then you have to love it regardless of what others think.

Pantone363 Mon 31-Mar-14 00:27:31


And that's from someone who is quite Chav themselves

Devora Mon 31-Mar-14 00:29:39

How about Christa?

bloodybutunbowed Mon 31-Mar-14 00:33:12

This is one of those names I really like - but secretly! Sadly it has connotations hmm Such a shame. I think it's really pretty.

Blueberrybaby Mon 31-Mar-14 00:40:32

Sorry it's a bit Playboy bunny for me. At least the spelling is correct. I knew a Krystle once and that's worse. I think Crystal Carrington was actually a nice character in Dynasty the TV show and not remotely stripperish if that helps.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 31-Mar-14 00:42:41

Nay...Christa is lovely though!

NigellasDealer Mon 31-Mar-14 00:42:51

I have known two Crystals and its a lovely name

Devora Mon 31-Mar-14 00:44:05

Go on, OP - Christa after the great East German writer Christa Wolf. You know you want to!

eightandthreequarters Mon 31-Mar-14 00:47:03

Listen to your friends.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 31-Mar-14 01:32:28

Crystal lives in a trailer and aspires to work at hooters.

olympicsrock Mon 31-Mar-14 01:34:42


EatShitDerek Mon 31-Mar-14 01:34:58

If you like it then go for it. It is a name.

I know a Crystal and she is doing very well for herself. Strangely enough not a stripper.

squoosh Mon 31-Mar-14 13:54:22

I'd spell it Krystle and insist on her wearing be-sequinned babygros only.

And if anyone made any rude comments about her name I'd grab them by their massive hair and brawl all the way down the stairs of my fabulous mansion depositing them in the fountain.

alita7 Mon 31-Mar-14 14:22:58

Sounds chavy to me sorry.

Emma028 Mon 31-Mar-14 15:22:09

Agreed - Christa or Cristael instead? If it does not bother you want others think of the name, then go for Crystal! grin Personally, I prefer more old-fashioned names.

Scoobyblue Mon 31-Mar-14 15:26:41

Another no here too. Sorry!!!

clippityclop Mon 31-Mar-14 15:29:01


Catsmamma Mon 31-Mar-14 15:31:05

so long as your surname is not Chandelier.

HyvaPaiva Mon 31-Mar-14 15:31:14

No, sorry.

EyelinerQueen Mon 31-Mar-14 15:32:49

I love retro names but Crystal is retro in a bad way.

Just tacky and 80's and naff without any appeal or charm.

Needaninsight Mon 31-Mar-14 15:33:19

Incredibly chavvy, but I knew a gorgeous little girl called Krystal. She was from a 'chavvy' background, but didn't stop her being gorgeous!

Your call. Although I think Christina would be a better option

DramaAlpaca Mon 31-Mar-14 15:33:47

How about the French version, Christelle?

It sounds much classier.

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