(34 Posts)
WeeHans Sat 06-Apr-13 04:47:00

Morning name fans, what are your opinions on Daphne? Thank you!

barnet Sat 06-Apr-13 05:48:58

Like! Suprised to actually, but it reminds me of spring

MacCrackles Sat 06-Apr-13 08:06:11

I really like it! DH was not so keen though.

gentheyank Sat 06-Apr-13 21:14:12

I have always loved the name Daphne. Love it! I also like Penelope, but hate Penny.

BridalSuite Sat 06-Apr-13 21:43:23

Love it....reminds me of Daphne Du Maurier....my favourite author.

flounderscominghome Sat 06-Apr-13 21:44:27

it's alright - neither like it or not

heronsfly Sat 06-Apr-13 21:44:27

I like it, reminds me of Malory Towers grin

Jessepinkman Sat 06-Apr-13 21:46:35

I like it. And Maude too.

Thurlow Sat 06-Apr-13 21:48:37

Ooh, I like it. Its not a name you hear very often but its great.

ClaraBean Sat 06-Apr-13 22:29:15

I really love Daphne, really gorgeous.
It was on my list a while ago.
DD knows one who is about 8, but I have never met another one.

usualsuspect Sat 06-Apr-13 22:30:02


exoticfruits Sat 06-Apr-13 22:35:50

Dreadful-probably why you have never met one!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 07-Apr-13 07:51:26

I like it.

katolla Sun 07-Apr-13 08:28:43

Des and Daphne

birdofthenorth Sun 07-Apr-13 10:21:36

Want to like it but it reminds me of that incredibly annoying girlband Daphne & Celeste, sorry!

Kittykatmacbill Mon 08-Apr-13 19:58:51

Love it! Really wanted it on the list but dh said no!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 08-Apr-13 20:01:51

Makes me think of Scooby Doo!

Not one of my favourite names sorry.

formicaqueen Tue 09-Apr-13 23:34:33

Nice. I also like Josephine, Serephine,

thermalsinapril Wed 10-Apr-13 00:05:31

Great name! Very retro and I know a lovely Daphne too.

Doodledumdums Wed 10-Apr-13 00:10:40

Love it!

lisianthus Wed 10-Apr-13 00:19:12

Sorry, not keen, but then my associations for the name are Scooby-Doo and Daphne the stripper who married Des on Neighbours.

fussychica Wed 10-Apr-13 17:47:39

...and you get called Daff for short. Shame it's a lovely name.

Exhaustipated Wed 10-Apr-13 19:02:05


bexsus6 Fri 19-Apr-13 14:46:15

Makes me think of Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot- "and I'm Daphne!"

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

mathanxiety Fri 19-Apr-13 16:22:00

I love it.

PiratePanda Fri 19-Apr-13 16:25:38

Absolutely beautiful.

gillywillywoo Sun 21-Apr-13 09:23:42

My grandma was called daphne and always thought it was silly when I was little....
It's actually a lovely name! smile

nicelyneurotic Sun 21-Apr-13 14:44:26

Lovely !

It's a name I want to like iyswim but all I can think of is scooby doo.

lottiegarbanzo Sun 21-Apr-13 23:17:22

When I read Mallory Towers I thought it was pronounced day-fun. I recently saw a documentary from the 1950s in which a baby was named Daphne pr. by her father as daff-un-ee.

Other than that, the scooby doo and Frasier connections are ok.

It's probably in the next tranche of names due for a revival, so you'd be ahead of that curve.

Sarah0378 Mon 22-Apr-13 12:50:52

Love it. Beautiful name.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 12:55:24

Daphnes are always terrible drips.

burcham12 Mon 22-Apr-13 14:19:20

That's exactly what Daphne conjures up for me too squoosh!!! No idea why.

reastie Mon 22-Apr-13 14:21:15

I really like it. I wanted it for DD but DH vetoed it. He said it sounded too old fashioned angry

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