ok honest opinions, thinking of names i had never considered!

(40 Posts)
justonemorethread Tue 29-Dec-15 06:14:24

Could it be hormones? Not sure, not feeling particularly hormonal, but never considered these names for previous dds... Please tell me what you think?

Flora

Violet

Clarice

Jane

Names I previously considered are much more mainstream:

Rose
Emma
Claire

justonemorethread Tue 29-Dec-15 06:16:34

Silence of the lambs is one of my favourite films so that will not put meoff. Also it has family connotations.

SweepTheHalls Tue 29-Dec-15 06:18:25

I love Violet, wish DH would consider it!

doceodocere Tue 29-Dec-15 06:26:15

I like them all. I know a little Flora, it's a cracking name.

Violet is definitely on the up, fitting with the vintage revival we've been enjoying. I like it but prefer Viola.

Clarice is a very grown up name, is it pronounced Clar-eece, or with a short I sound? Clarrie is a cute nn.

Clara is a nice alternative and I love Cerys too.

I've got a massive soft spot for Jane and think it deserves more use. It's so plain and low key it's fabulous.

Your other ideas are nice but don't inspire me.

confusedandemployed Tue 29-Dec-15 06:41:49

I like them all very much.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 29-Dec-15 06:42:14

I've never even seen SOTLs and yet it's the first thing I think of when I hear Clarice. So that will be the association.

I don't love Violet. DD goes to school with a gorgeous little 5YO Violet and if neither she nor Maggie Smith can get me on board, then I don't think I'm ever going to like it.

Flora is fine.

Jane is lovely. It's ripe for revival, and she will definitely be ahead of the curve/the only one in her class.

BikeRunSki Tue 29-Dec-15 07:10:33

Violet is mainstream in the under 5s! I know 5 aged newborn to 4.

ifigoup Tue 29-Dec-15 07:15:40

Flora, Violet and Jane are all lovely. I'm not so keen on Clarice: what about Clarissa?

SparklyTinselTits Tue 29-Dec-15 07:17:46

I love violet! I was considering it for my DD, but then DH decided he hated it hmm
Flora reminds me of the spread blush

justonemorethread Tue 29-Dec-15 07:17:54

Really bike! Had no idea! But we are living overseas at the mo so a bit out of touch. Really didn't want a mainstream 'revival' look how vintage and classy I am kind of name!

Struggled to get your Maggie smith reference but when I saw your username I realised she is aunt violet!

Looks like Jane is not as disliked as Irthought it would be.

Clarice was on older family member that I was very fond of.

BigGreenOlives Tue 29-Dec-15 07:18:55

Isn't it Clarice Bean? I've never seen SOTL either & don't know the names of the characters apart from Hannibal (?).

Twinkie1 Tue 29-Dec-15 07:33:17

Think your second set of names are a bit meh.

Violet I would be worried she'd get called Vi.

Jane's cute if called Janie as a youngster.

Clarissa is nice but our one we know is called Rissa which I don't much like.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 29-Dec-15 07:36:04

Violet is very much a mainstream revival, 'look how ahead of the curve we think we are' sort of name. You can definitely do better, I think.

RomiiRoo Tue 29-Dec-15 07:47:59

I too prefer Clarissa to Clarice. Have not seen SOTL and didn't make the connection. Clarice Bean, yes, but I personally like Clarice Bean!

Flora is lovely. Violet also strikes me as mainstream trendy, although pretty. Jane - nice but a bit like Anne, surely, in so far as it is a bit plain?
If you like flowery names, what about Marguerite? Not sure if that is trendy, though. I liked Daisy about ten years ago but I think that became really popular

Twooter Tue 29-Dec-15 07:57:18

I think Jane is so plain your DD could be permanently jealous of every other girls name. I also think it comes across a little like trying to be first with the next name-group revival. Like all the others, and have seen Sotl lots of times but don't really think it matters - it's a good chara

PeasinPod1 Tue 29-Dec-15 11:56:42

Violet is completely beautiful, I know not 1 young or old Violet and it was only number 68 in 2014... a few haters here but on other threads people love it-
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_names/a1544696-violet-help

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_names/2294787-Olivia-Imogen-or-Violet?pg=2

Currently 20 weeks with DC2 and she will be Violet so I am biased! I cant stand trendy/popular/regular heard names so I wouldn't bE using it if I thought it was overly popular.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 29-Dec-15 12:00:20

I've always loved Flora.

And I think I really like Clarice, never thought of it before.

Not a fan of Violet.

starkers1 Tue 29-Dec-15 12:02:32

Flora is pretty - also love Violet. 2015 name stats are in and its only 83 for 2015 so don't really believe comments about it being super trendy/every other little girl being called it really hmm

www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/543036/most-popular-baby-names#girlsnames

kimlo Tue 29-Dec-15 12:04:34

I love Jane, or Claire.

AuntieStella Tue 29-Dec-15 12:07:33

Flora - margarine, famously sold with the line 'spreads easily'

Violet - lovely

Clarice - like, but does tend to make me think of 'Silence of the Lambs'

Jane - like, always seems a bit dull to me but as there doesn't seem to be many about at the moment that might not apply.

Rose - like
Emma - lovely
Claire - like

VocationalGoat Tue 29-Dec-15 12:09:16

I love your selection!

pieceofpurplesky Tue 29-Dec-15 12:29:52

Jayne is also lovely.
Flora Jayne is gorgeous

I also love the name Mary

Twinkie1 Tue 29-Dec-15 12:34:46

How about Cecily? Shortened to Cece?

MamaLazarou Tue 29-Dec-15 13:21:04

Clarice is lovely, pronounced the British way (to rhyme with Paris). I'm not so keen on Clareeeece.

How about Rosa?

Sophronia Tue 29-Dec-15 16:04:18

Definitely Jane! Love it.

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