Final decision made- could you Please give your very honest views??

(73 Posts)
Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Jan-13 17:21:22

Hi all due very soon having a girl- we have finally agreed on a name I liked very old-fashioned names my partner does not but we have finally agreed on ...............Georgia Elizabeth.
Can I ask what is your opinion?
Do you think Georgia is chavvy?
Thanks for any feedback

pegster Mon 14-Jan-13 17:22:46

I like it, very pretty and will suit at every age

Mollydoggerson Mon 14-Jan-13 17:23:16

Not Chavvy - Lovely.

FellatioNels0n Mon 14-Jan-13 17:26:45

Honestly? Really honestly?

Yes I do. Sorry.

I used to love it (15 years ago) but it has a certain association for me now based on the people I have known who called their children it.)

However, Georgina and Georgiana I LOVE LOVE LOVE.

FellatioNels0n Mon 14-Jan-13 17:27:21

And Elizabeth is beautiful.

ladymia Mon 14-Jan-13 17:27:35

I like Georgia and don't think it's chavvy but then again I hate when people as "is that chavvy" almost as much as I hate when people are "Is that posh"

Not a fan of Elizabeth, but in general not a fan of middle names as I think they are a bit redundant (personally)

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 17:27:47

I don't think it's chavvy but it's too close to Georgina for me, and I can't stand the name Georgina!thats just me though, I know of 2 Georgia's and neither are chav's xx

LPplusOne Mon 14-Jan-13 17:28:19

Lovely name - not chavy to my ears (but they are foreign ears...)

ladymia Mon 14-Jan-13 17:30:20

meant *I hate when people asK "is that chavvy" almost as much as I hate when people aSK "Is that posh"

Flatbread Mon 14-Jan-13 17:31:15

It is a US state...not sure why one would name a child after a state? It is like calling someone Texas or Boston...

Sorry, find it a bit strange.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Mon 14-Jan-13 17:32:32

Much prefer Georgina.

akaemmafrost Mon 14-Jan-13 17:33:10

I think its lovely.

BouncyPenguin Mon 14-Jan-13 17:38:03

Great names. Doesn't matter that others don't like it. You'll be the one using the name 1000 times a day.

AgathaTrunchbull Mon 14-Jan-13 17:38:56

Georgia definitely better than Georgina. Georgia the state named after George II, so only the feminine version of 'George'.

I think it's pretty. Wouldn't have said chavvy.

curlyclaz13 Mon 14-Jan-13 17:56:03

love it, I would have Georgia on my list but OH's surname makes it to many g's.

Flatbread Mon 14-Jan-13 17:59:30

That might well be the case, Agatha. But Georgia, the state, is considered, erm, pretty southern still in outlook. Sexist and racist in many ways.

Not the best connotations with the name, tbh.

Well if this is your final decision, you won't care what a load of old bats on the internet think!

Tbh I'm not overfond of Georgia but I really like Georgiana and Georgina is better than Georgia too imho.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Jan-13 18:42:52

Thanks all good to get mixed repsonces as I know that doesn't bother me smile not worried at all about the US connection I didn't think of that for a long time

NonnoMum Mon 14-Jan-13 18:48:08

Lovely - but another suggestion - Georgette?

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Jan-13 18:49:59

I did think about georgette/georgina but preferred Georgia- I also like Georgiana but OH not keen

MrsBungleBear Mon 14-Jan-13 18:50:14

It's a nice name.

Anonymumous Mon 14-Jan-13 18:51:55

If you were planning to spell it as Jorja, that would be chavvy. You will probably get away with Georgia! wink

toobreathless Mon 14-Jan-13 18:53:25

Personally I don't like Georgia, but that's just me, I don't think it's 'chavvy.'

Agree with whoever suggested Georgina or Georgiana, love these.

Elizabeth is beautiful, timeless and elegant, I can't think of anything bad to say about it.

MarmaladeSkies Mon 14-Jan-13 19:14:05

Georgia is lovely.

I like it loads.

meditrina Mon 14-Jan-13 19:19:42

Georgia is OK.

Personally I prefer the other female forms of George, though.

Silvertop Mon 14-Jan-13 19:25:47

Beautiful and not at all chavvy. Surprised you even considered it to be chavvy. I always think of Georgia O'Keefe the famous artist.

TwoFacedCows Mon 14-Jan-13 19:29:43

I personally dont like it.

Viviennemary Mon 14-Jan-13 19:35:22

I quite like it. And prefer it to Georgina. What about Georgiana. Wasn't she a character out of Pride and Prejudice.

Georgia isn't chavvy. Jorja might be.

Not my style, but pretty.

sleeplessinderbyshire Mon 14-Jan-13 19:37:09

i love it (still gutted DH vetoed georgia as name for my dd1 and dd2)

Georgiana is Darcy's sister.

She was also the Duchess of Devonshire (as recently played by Keira "fishface" Knightley.

Georgiana's rhymes with anus. Which puts me off grin

Coconutty Mon 14-Jan-13 19:42:43

I don't like it, there are lots around here and I have known a few naughty ones (work in a school) which has probably put me off even more.

I like Georgina though, it seems more solid and less fashionable.

Georgia sounds very dated to me, sorry.

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Mon 14-Jan-13 19:48:02

Personally i'm not keen, Georgina is much nicer smile

EugenesAxe Mon 14-Jan-13 19:50:44

No, I don't think it's chavvy & I like the combination.

curiousgeorgie Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:57

I love it... It's beautiful.

TidyDancer Mon 14-Jan-13 19:59:02

It's nice. It's one of those names that doesn't really impact me one way or the other, but it's certainly not chavvy. As others have pointed out though, if you spelled it Jorja then it would be a tad trashy.

AlexanderS Mon 14-Jan-13 20:15:14

I think Georgia is predominantly, though not exclusively, associated with a working class background.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Jan-13 20:21:02

Is that based on children you know from your area*alexanderS*? It's not very common at all where I live but know it is more common in other areas

permaquandry Mon 14-Jan-13 20:23:28

I think it's lovely. I know a Georgia and she is an adorable, sweet, and funny little girl.

Zavi Mon 14-Jan-13 20:32:57

Georgia lovely. Def not chavvy. Will almost certainly be called Georgie or George by her friends though.

I think Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's children are called Elizabeth and Georgia aren't they?

AlexanderS Mon 14-Jan-13 20:34:26

Maybe I've developed the wrong impression - have just asked DP what his impression is of Georgia (he's a teacher) and he said it's mixed - he has taught posh Georgias and not-so-posh Georgias.

AlexanderS Mon 14-Jan-13 20:36:54

I do like it as a name, by the way.

Actually for what it's worth I notice that they run in - GeorgiaRelizabeth.

Elizabeth Georgia doesn't.

OkayHazel Tue 15-Jan-13 21:10:03

Georgia is the only 'George-starting' girls name I dislike.

Hoping her nickname is George! Love George on a girl!

BeaLola Tue 15-Jan-13 21:20:47

Its ok but I don't love it . Like Elizabeth a lot as a mkiddle name - timeless quality.

xXjoiedevivreXx Tue 15-Jan-13 21:26:42

I think it's lovely. If we were having a girl Elizabeth would have been her middle name for sure. Georgia is a gorgeous name and was on my list, I think they go very well together.

thegreylady Tue 15-Jan-13 22:01:12

lovely names smile

Megglevache Tue 15-Jan-13 22:05:29

Congratulations :-D
It's a really pretty name .

WifeofPie Tue 15-Jan-13 22:08:58

I'm with Hazel. Love George for a girl! I'd pick Georgina for her birth certificate but call her George right from the start.

Not totally opposed to Georgia though smile. It makes me think of peaches and white gloves and mint juleps on the front porch...

echidnakid Wed 16-Jan-13 01:32:18

Georgia is okay, Georgina is better and I love George for short. Elizabeth is lovely.

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 16-Jan-13 01:36:46

I don't think it's chavvy but I don't like it tbh.

moreyear Wed 16-Jan-13 01:42:01

I find it a little 1990's but if you love it that is all that matters.

Trinpy Wed 16-Jan-13 13:32:36

I think of it as being a bit chavvy, but only because I went to school with a Georgia who was a bit chavvy! I can see how it would sound like a nice name to others who don't have that connection. And George/Georgie are cute as nns.

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 16-Jan-13 18:22:28

Thanks for all the feedback it's been useful- and I'm sure about the name, I was wobbling a bit - its such a huge decision! But she's gonna be a little Georgia for sure smile

LPplusOne Wed 16-Jan-13 18:35:45

well decided, Wish - congratulations on your DD-to-be and her gorgeous name!

MerryMarigold Wed 16-Jan-13 18:38:29

Georgiana is really one of the ugliest names I ever heard! Georgia is nice and so is Georgette and both great with Elizabeth.

Allalonenow Wed 16-Jan-13 18:47:01

I like Georgia, though I do like Georgiana better, and Georgina not at all. I also think the combination with Elizabeth is lovely.

I didn't think of the connection with the US state, though I did think of the Eastern European country, but I don't think either of those matter.

Greensleeves Wed 16-Jan-13 19:03:24

Is Georgiana pronounced Geor-jayne-a then?

my mother always said it was Geor-jar-na

I love Georgia Elizabeth by the way smile

Coconutty Wed 16-Jan-13 20:30:29

My niece is pronounced George e ah na

scarecrow22 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:07:14

When you see LO you'll know if it's right smile

Thewhingingdefective Wed 16-Jan-13 22:10:31

I think Georgia Elizabeth is a great name. smile

diavlo Wed 16-Jan-13 22:20:31

I like it. I work in a very posh public school and have come accross a few 'rah' Georgia's, so not at all chavvy!

I like it. I don't think it is chavvy. I taught a Georgia, she was very attractive and had a lovely personality, so it reminds me of her.

strawberryswing Wed 16-Jan-13 23:14:06

My dd is Georgia. People tried to persuade me to choose Georgina or Georgiana instead, but i prefer Georgia and so glad I stuck with it. Listen to your own opinions and nobody elses smile

Obviously Im biased but it is no way chavvy, its beautiful.

Britchic Thu 17-Jan-13 02:04:28

One of my best friends is Georgia (nn Georgie) - she's beautiful, clever, and amazing, so I associate the name with those qualities. Not in the least bit chavvy!

Well done for making a decision op.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Thu 17-Jan-13 12:40:11


monkeynumberthree Thu 17-Jan-13 13:09:53

Georgia is a beautiful, elegant name! And it makes me think of a lovely, wistful song called Georgia On My Mind. Great choice OP.

mrs2mic Thu 17-Jan-13 14:28:10

Georgia is lovely

CastingNasturtiums Thu 17-Jan-13 14:34:37

Love it.

nextbaby666 Mon 21-Jan-13 17:48:59

I have a Georgia, I love the name. She is only 2 and a half and corrects anyone who calls her George or Georgie! I don't think it's chavvy at all.

legallyblond Mon 21-Jan-13 22:20:15

I love Georgia. It will only be chavvy if you are! Lovely name if you ask me!

MotherOfFeralChild Mon 21-Jan-13 22:34:33

When naming my dd, there were certain names that reminded me of vile little creatures that I once taught. I have only taught one or two Georgias and they have all been delightful. Go for it.

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