Flora?

(28 Posts)
Tandemitis Sun 19-Jul-15 22:46:31

What is the general consensus on this name? Yay or nay and why?

VixxFace Sun 19-Jul-15 22:50:07

I dislike it.

VixxFace Sun 19-Jul-15 22:50:36

Don't like how ur sounds or looks.

VixxFace Sun 19-Jul-15 22:50:45

it*

flakebaby Sun 19-Jul-15 22:52:01

I like it

IHeartKingThistle Sun 19-Jul-15 22:52:19

Love it.

mathanxiety Sun 19-Jul-15 22:52:56

I like it a lot. I prefer it to Florence, which I think is quite frilly and fussy. It's simple and less likely to get shortened to Flo than Florence is.

I think it is its similarity to Laura and Laurel that makes me like it.

jollyjester Sun 19-Jul-15 22:53:09

Knew of a girl once who had the nickname flora because she would 'spread easily' so its a nay from me

Sorry OP

chandelierswinger Sun 19-Jul-15 22:54:03

Love it! DH doesn't though, so it's vetoed in my house!!

MaudeTheMopLady Sun 19-Jul-15 23:05:56

Beautiful name. This would be my choice if I ever had a girl. It's just so lovely. Go for it.

Allthatnonsense Mon 20-Jul-15 08:26:29

I really loved this name when I was pregnant with DD and desperately wanted it at one point. I could cope with the butter and "spreads like" association. What ruined it for me was reading an article about taking a swab of vaginal flora. That was it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 20-Jul-15 08:32:20

Love it, one of my favourite girls names.

Pinksuitcase Mon 20-Jul-15 08:32:35

Love it, have a 2 yr old one! It's a great name!

GotTheKey Mon 20-Jul-15 08:38:29

Love it!

Ilovenannyplum Mon 20-Jul-15 08:43:06

I really like it OP, think it's really pretty

BigRedBall Mon 20-Jul-15 08:44:40

If you know your child will have the confidence to pull it off then go for it. But there's a girl in my Dd's school called Flora and she's always being called flora butter or the like.

ShadowFire Mon 20-Jul-15 08:45:20

I just can't get over the margarine connection.

FusionChefGeoff Mon 20-Jul-15 08:52:09

How about officially Florence but shortened? Then she can choose the longer version if she wants to later on.

silverglitterpisser Mon 20-Jul-15 08:53:46

It's a margarine. I wouldn't.

Bonsoir Mon 20-Jul-15 08:54:54

My DD is Flora. It's a great name that travels really well.

Cloggal Mon 20-Jul-15 08:58:17

Love it, and in Scotland has other associations (flora macdonald!)

reuset Mon 20-Jul-15 09:30:19

Yes, like it.

People who use misogynistic terms like 'spreads like' must (I hope) be few and far between and wouldn't be worth a thought.

littlejohnnydory Tue 21-Jul-15 22:50:23

I have one. She's lovely and it suits her. It's always been my favourite girls' name and I'm so glad I put the margarine out of my mind and used it (the only person who has mentioned margarine is my mum!)...I didn't know about the "spreads easily" thing until after she was born but either nobody else knows either or they're too polite to say so. Either way, I don't think her generation will have seen that advert so who cares? It's a lovely name and my dd thinks it makes her a flower fairy! We did call her Flo as a baby but she has been very clear now that "I don't yike dat Flo name. Am Flora."

mathanxiety Thu 23-Jul-15 22:37:56

I agree, Reuset.

helentheheron Thu 23-Jul-15 22:49:24

Love it.

Also love Flory (pronounced to rhyme with lorry. I think its Romanian)

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