Where are all the Florences?

(30 Posts)
Swishyswashy Thu 27-Aug-15 23:55:23

Top of our list at the moment, but has got super populate- up in the 20s for top 100 names and has shot up the list over 100 places in the last few years. Heard of a couple little Florences, but through schools, nurseries playgroups etc have only met a handful. Asked a midwife this week and she has delivered very few. We are in London, thought it would be a hotbed of Florences. Those of you who claim to know loads, where do these babies and toddlers live?! What sort of name is it? Apart from fairly popular?

MabelSideswipe Fri 28-Aug-15 00:02:52

I know one 10 year old Florence but I am in a similar profession to the midwife you spoke to and have not come across one Florence in 4 years in the South East. I think the most frequent name I come across is Amelie.

PamPoovey Fri 28-Aug-15 00:06:39

I don't know a single one.

It's a gorgeous name with lovely nicknames.

mrstweefromtweesville Fri 28-Aug-15 00:10:27

Perfectly acceptable, even if her brother is named Zebedee.

LittleErin Fri 28-Aug-15 09:01:31

I know seven under 5. It is the name that I know the most children with. South East, not London!

BabyLadyGirl Fri 28-Aug-15 10:03:14

Know of tonnes. I'm in London.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Fri 28-Aug-15 10:09:13

I know one little Florence she's 3. It's s fabulous name, been my fav name since I was a teen. way before it got popular

Lmf679 Fri 28-Aug-15 11:37:34

I know three all born in the last year. I'm in London

RhinestoneCowgirl Fri 28-Aug-15 11:39:25

I know a 3 yr old and a 6 yr old Florence. Lovely name!

susurration Fri 28-Aug-15 12:29:29

I know one Florence, nn Effie, in west midlands.

looki Fri 28-Aug-15 15:50:39

Effie is one of the nicer nicknames. I never heard it as a nickname for Florence before.

I really dislike Flo, Florrie, Flossie. They sound like names for dogs!

I know two children called Florence - both under 4.

scatterthenuns Sun 30-Aug-15 12:50:30

The only one I know is 78.

CelestiaLuna Mon 31-Aug-15 15:46:30

I know 3

Am in South East

Swishyswashy Mon 31-Aug-15 15:48:42

Hmmm, thanks. So it seems mostly in the South East, but maybe outside London. Or maybe that's where all the posters in baby names live! Thanks all. Still love it, it's worried it may be the new Olivia/ Amelia.

Anononooo Tue 01-Sep-15 15:51:52

Only know 1. London.

NauseousKitty Tue 01-Sep-15 22:09:35

Yorkshire here. I know four in my antenatal class from 2014 - same small town, going to be in the same class!

NapoleonsNose Tue 01-Sep-15 22:14:31

I know three. One is 20, another 18 and the last is 1.

TillyTolly Wed 02-Sep-15 18:57:51

I know 3 in London: a 4 year old and two 18 month olds.

ARV1981 Thu 03-Sep-15 01:52:12

I love the name florence, but don't like many of the nn for it.

Dh hates it, so not using it.

It was my great grandmother's name.

I think these names are coming back as people name their baby's after family members - usually grandparents or great grandparents.

Redglitter Thu 03-Sep-15 02:11:56

When my mum was in hospital for a long period of time while pregnant with my brother - now 42 - I told everyone my name was Florence. Soon everyone was calling me it. My dad ended up buying me a brooch with my actual name on it

<<totally not the point of the thread>{

ComingRoundTheMountain Thu 03-Sep-15 19:46:16

I know 1. East Anglia

KLou1105 Sat 05-Sep-15 21:50:47

I know 3 under 5, we love in Devon x

cefn33 Sat 05-Sep-15 22:47:09

I know of only one in Devon, florrie for short. Absolutely Love it.

StarOnTheTree Sat 05-Sep-15 22:58:24

I don't know any and I'm in the North East.

It was on the list for DD2 (now 15)

YolandiFuckinVisser Sat 05-Sep-15 23:02:42

I know a Florence, she is 25 and lovely, everybody calls her Flo.

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