Carmen

(27 Posts)
EllenDegenerate Mon 08-Aug-16 01:47:21

I like this, my first thought is the Opera but OH said 'Carmen Electra?'

What do you think?

I would think the opera too.

I worked with a Carmen once who was in her 60's and very strait laced so that got rid of any cigar smoking gypsy/sexy celebrity type vibe associated with the name for me. Think a very short version of Margaret Thatcher and you'd be close.

0pti0na1 Mon 08-Aug-16 08:48:16

I haven't heard of Carmen Electra before (just looked her up).

Elektra is an opera too smile

Carmen makes me think of "car" and "men" put together.

It's quite a nice name and not overused.

MelCookie Mon 08-Aug-16 13:36:43

Really lovely name!

DIYTopTits Mon 08-Aug-16 13:39:48

I like that. People will always jump to something unless it's a completely out there name. There may even be others than just those two.

As a child I was always asked if I was named after a specific celebrity. Not always the same one. My name isn't uncommon though. Don't let it put you off. It's a beautiful name. smile

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Mon 08-Aug-16 13:39:51

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

shartsi Mon 08-Aug-16 14:06:34

I love it. It is my DDs name. It was the only name my DH and I liked also on our first date we watched Carmen the opera. DD is the only carmen in her school.

Flippertygib Mon 08-Aug-16 14:07:20

Reminds me of The Sopranos.

Flippertygib Mon 08-Aug-16 14:07:45

...or rollers

gunsandbanjos Mon 08-Aug-16 20:11:31

I like it, I used to work with a lovely Australian lady called Carmen.

Madbengalmum Mon 08-Aug-16 20:14:40

Soprano or Miranda?
No, just no.

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 08-Aug-16 20:21:07

Really wanted a kid called this when I was little! Sounded so exotic. Still love it but think it would be ridiculous on my spawn who are as fair as snow.

TheNaze73 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:23:13

Love Carmen, thought of the opera

AntiqueSinger Mon 08-Aug-16 20:25:37

Carmen is a beautiful name.

barnet Mon 08-Aug-16 20:26:12

Beautiful name.
Would have to be dark haired though.

Sierra259 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:27:34

Opera would be my first thought. A friend of mine has a baby Carmen - lovely classy name

candykane25 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:27:41

I like Carmine for a boy so it sounds good to me.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 08-Aug-16 20:30:37

I really like it.

Scuttle22 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:31:03

Carmen Electric here too. Didn't Prince go out with her and make the name up for her too.

ohidoliketobe Mon 08-Aug-16 20:34:21

I thought Carmen Miranda! I-yi-yi-yi-yi-I like you verrrrry much.
Love her though so not necessarily a bad thing!

SleepyRoo Mon 08-Aug-16 20:39:00

Like. There was a fabulous - and v fair skinned blonde - supermodel called Carmen Kass.

My DD is Carmen. She's white blonde and blue eyed. It works internationally. It was about the name meaning (song, garden) for me plus family connections with singing, plus the opera, plus I grew up in the era of Carmen Electra so it was associated with attractiveness to me. It seemed womanly and strong, not a cutesy pie dog type name. And everyone can spell it, unlike my name. Only negatives we've had are people saying 'Carmel? Karma?' so now we just say 'like the opera' and it's fine.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 19-Sep-16 14:09:44

Lovely OP.

Nonameyet1 Mon 19-Sep-16 16:13:01

Carmen is gorgeous and I only think of the musical!

Honeybee79 Tue 20-Sep-16 10:43:25

Great name.

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