Opinions on the name Violet?

(40 Posts)
namesstress2323 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:32:54

i used to love this name, then went off it, sort of liking it again, what do you think?

Dozer Sun 27-Nov-16 20:33:45

Love it, but DH didn't so was ruled out!

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 27-Nov-16 20:35:31

Beauregard. Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The sister in the Hyacinth Bucket programme.

Also, makes me think Violent if read too quickly.... Which is a shame as I think it's a pretty name.

CockneyViv Sun 27-Nov-16 20:36:41

I love it but pp has listed all the Mn clichés about the name...........

elephantoverthehill Sun 27-Nov-16 20:37:06

I do like it but always think of Violent Violet. It is only one constant.

DearMrDilkington Sun 27-Nov-16 20:37:08

I love it. Beautiful name.

elephantoverthehill Sun 27-Nov-16 20:38:29

sorry vowel

Dozer Sun 27-Nov-16 20:39:28

Violet Beauregard is a favourite of the DD who I wanted to name Violet!

WelshGirlSeeksMarmite Sun 27-Nov-16 20:41:21

I love it. It's a really pretty name but also conjures up images of a strong, feisty girl.

TheWiseOldElf Sun 27-Nov-16 20:44:04

For me its one of those with multiple pronunciations (Via-let, Vi-o-let) which might be irritating.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 27-Nov-16 20:48:03

It's very popular at the moment.

Personally I don't like it. Reminds me of the word violent. And of the girl in Charlie and the chocolate factory

Makinglists Sun 27-Nov-16 20:52:50

Not sure -when I skim read it I just see violent😦Could be lovely but has potential to be misused.

Bertucci Sun 27-Nov-16 20:54:45

For some reason, it's an ugly name to me.

Diel Sun 27-Nov-16 20:56:10

I love it x

Lutrine Sun 27-Nov-16 21:05:42

Absolutely love it! I'm a bit biased mind you grin

Bordersarethebest Sun 27-Nov-16 21:06:53

Love it. Dniece's BF is Violet.

5BlueHydrangea Sun 27-Nov-16 21:07:21

I really like it...but my favourite colour is purple! Pretty flowers.

MollyHuaCha Sun 27-Nov-16 21:16:13

Beautiful name - my niece's name.

rainbow99 Sun 27-Nov-16 21:59:31

I like it smile

Sophronia Sun 27-Nov-16 22:33:03

Not keen. Makes me think of violent and "shrinking violet"

maitaimojito Sun 27-Nov-16 22:39:07

Beauregard is what I think of when I hear it. Not really a fan, sorry.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 27-Nov-16 22:40:23

I have a violet and I love her name

Only1scoop Sun 27-Nov-16 22:41:49

Love it and Vi

SaigonSaigon Sun 27-Nov-16 22:44:23

Love it.

ScarletSienna Sun 27-Nov-16 23:11:53

I don't like it, mainly because I really dislike the colour but also agree with pp that it looks like 'violent'.

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