girl`s name Geraldine?

(30 Posts)
Meiserella Sun 23-Dec-12 22:43:39

What do you think about Geraldine - the surname begins with A. Is it pretentious, or sounds old fashioned to you? What d you think?

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 23-Dec-12 22:45:24

It's a lovely name but why are you asking this in 'Site stuff'? confused

RubbishCrackerPuller Sun 23-Dec-12 22:46:16

Because there is/was a GeraldineMumsnet???

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 23-Dec-12 22:48:22

Nope, still confused

RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 23:03:54

Hello

We've moved this one to Baby Names now, as it doesn't really belong in Site Stuff.

shellyf Sun 23-Dec-12 23:10:31

Makes me think of Peter Kaye.

LolliLouLou Sun 23-Dec-12 23:11:50

Awful just awful

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sun 23-Dec-12 23:21:58

No, No, No and............NO

copyandpaste Mon 24-Dec-12 03:07:53

Personally I reckon it's fugly ngl, but if you want it then go for it!

No. No. No. It's awful and the inevitable abbreviation to Geri is even worse

sparkle12mar08 Wed 26-Dec-12 14:52:06

It just screams "Oops, we wanted a boy"...

AmandaThripp Wed 26-Dec-12 15:07:57

I love it, my Grandma was Geraldine and she was fantastic.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Dec-12 18:30:33

I don't like it. I don't think it's pretentious though.

Meiserella Thu 27-Dec-12 23:22:48

Thanks - and sorry for putting this on the wrong topic..I am myself not sure about Geraldine, and now even less.

jessjessjess Thu 27-Dec-12 23:27:18

Sorry but please don't use this, it's an awful name IMHO.

Feckthehalls Thu 27-Dec-12 23:41:23

cool, strong name

lottiegarbanzo Sun 30-Dec-12 01:13:11

I'd have thought old fashioned but I met one recently, (early 30s) and, in person, it sounded strong, cool, distinctive and prettier than I'd have thought.

poshfrock Sun 30-Dec-12 01:21:15

Fine if you like the Vicar of Dibley.

vesti23 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:22:25

Not a fan

GW297 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:39:47

Vicar.of Dibley and Michael Winner's wife!

TeaBrick Sun 30-Dec-12 11:43:36

I like it. I know 2 beautiful, cool, intelligent women with this name smile

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 31-Dec-12 15:03:46

I think...McQueen as in Peter Kay! Much nice names out there.

mathanxiety Tue 01-Jan-13 04:11:24

Apologies to GeraldineMumsnet but Geraldine is horrible. It screams 60s and 70s Ireland. There were at least half a dozen Gers in my year in school. It's as bad as Sharon or Linda.

3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 23:27:14

Josephine is also lovely

I reminds me if germoline. Sorry.

Bumpstart Tue 01-Jan-13 23:30:38

There are some amazing Geraldines out there, but I group it with Roberta, pauline, Stephanie, etc, as slightly naff feminisations of a man's nome.

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 01-Jan-13 23:34:21

I love it.

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Wed 02-Jan-13 12:16:18

I love it, dd is caludia josephine but was very nearly Geraldine. Very mature and sassy name I think

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Wed 02-Jan-13 12:17:57

* Claudia even!

ZZZenAgain Wed 02-Jan-13 12:19:16

don't see a problem with a surname beginning with A but I don't like the name itself

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