Opinions on the name Meadow?

(122 Posts)
SoonToBeAMummyToADD Mon 28-Mar-16 18:22:27

I'm due a daughter soon. I'm looking for something a bit unusual, but still pretty sounding.

I came across the name Meadow - what do you think?

YourLeftElbow Mon 28-Mar-16 18:24:08

Absolutely lovely.

PennyHasNoSurname Mon 28-Mar-16 18:24:10

Its a smashing name for a field.

Honeyandfizz Mon 28-Mar-16 18:24:16

I don't think it's a name for a child is it? Never heard a child called this before for good reason!

SoonToBeAMummyToADD Mon 28-Mar-16 18:27:46

Oh... sad

Maudd Mon 28-Mar-16 18:27:54

I think it's lovely.

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 28-Mar-16 18:27:55

No. Just no.

Maudd Mon 28-Mar-16 18:29:27

It certainly wouldn't cause any raised eyebrows where I live, and I think it sounds pretty but strong as well.

PipeDownSmallFry Mon 28-Mar-16 18:29:46

Sounds like a surname or end of a street name. A bit alternative for me for a baby name, but if that's what you're looking for maybe it's fine.

hownottofuckup Mon 28-Mar-16 18:29:56

I like it, I know a little girl called Meadow Bee which I think is taking it a bit far but Meadow is sweet.

onemouseplace Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:18

Are you a New Jersey based mafia boss?

AwfulBeryl Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:31

If you like it use it. I think it's a perfectly acceptable name.

AuntieStella Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:36

It does strike me more as a random noun than a name.

What about it do you like so much? The sound of it? The meaning? The colour?

SoonToBeAMummyToADD Mon 28-Mar-16 18:32:32

I like that it's unusual, but a very pretty sounding name...

Cocoaone Mon 28-Mar-16 18:32:37

My DD has one in her year. It's nice, although I do assume her mum is a bit of a hippy because of it

RidersOnTheStorm Mon 28-Mar-16 18:34:44

It isn't a name.

GinIsTheOnlyTonic Mon 28-Mar-16 18:35:27

Was just about to say - it's Tony Soprano's Daughter's name.
I do like it though.

flingingmelon Mon 28-Mar-16 18:35:53

It's lovely, what would you shorten it to?

If you want something more traditionally a name, what about Meredith?

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 28-Mar-16 18:36:04

Lovely name for a hamster.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 28-Mar-16 18:36:31

I think it's lovely. I don't know her, but I know of a Meadow. She'd be about 16/17, now.

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 28-Mar-16 18:37:40

As a word, I think it sounds quite nice. But bear in mind what she will think of it when she is grown up and wanting to be taken seriously in her field (sorry)- how will she feel about having such an unusual name then? What will the name Meadow look like on a door plaque/side of a van/news article header/business card?

Normandy144 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:37:43

When I lived in Canada a family I worked for had a little girl called Meadow. I was a bit hmmat the time, but no one batted an eye lid there. I later found out it is the name of one of the cast of the Sopranos, so perhaps that is why? It's actually quite pretty, but be prepared for lots of hmm looks!

SoonToBeAMummyToADD Mon 28-Mar-16 18:38:41

I'm not sure on the shortening... I feel like it'll be Meads... That reminds me of medication, though.

I'm far from hippyish, but I think it's so pretty.

I like it for the middle too...

Haffdonga Mon 28-Mar-16 18:39:09

I've met two Meadows. I predict an increase in its popularity for a few years (as happened to Summer, Forest, Sky. River etc).

PennyHasNoSurname Mon 28-Mar-16 18:40:00

Are you Jools Oliver OP?

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