Audrey

(32 Posts)
ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 16:29:53

My favourite name for a girl.

Doesn't really go with my son's name and both begin with 'A'. Think Frigg.

NadiaWadia Fri 23-Aug-13 16:56:54

Think Frigg?? Sorry don't get this.

Audrey is a nice name, and does it really matter if it doesn't go with your son's name? They will not be joined at the hip for life, will they?
So if it's your favourite I would go for it!

Littlecherublegs Fri 23-Aug-13 17:55:04

Not many Audrey's around - I know of one who is about 35. Other than that I think of Coronation St which isn't good!! (sorry)

ilovemulberry Fri 23-Aug-13 17:57:16

Audrey is lovely. Hepburn in my first thought x

SPBisResisting Fri 23-Aug-13 17:59:18

It's dd s middle name and while I wasnt keen at first it's definitely grown on me.

crumpledinside Fri 23-Aug-13 18:00:12

Not keen due to link with tawdry

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 23-Aug-13 18:42:27

I know a toddler Audrey.

I think these "mid-century" names are due to come back. We've done Victorian, now it's their turn.

I'm thinking:

Margaret
Joy
Christine/ Christina
Susannah
Anne

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 23-Aug-13 18:43:07

OP

is your surname Wank? grin

brightnearly Fri 23-Aug-13 18:49:27

Cannot help but think of a man-eating plant though...rather than of Audrey Hepburn for example...

Yonihadtoask Fri 23-Aug-13 18:56:00

Funny that I came across this thread.

I live next door to a nursery - and hear the staff shouting the children in for lunch/putting their hats on etc.

I heard Audrey just yesterday - and was surprised to hear it. As I think of Audrey Roberts I guess.

But the more I think about it, the nicer it could be.

yourcruisedirector Fri 23-Aug-13 18:59:20

I like it, and know a lovely 12 year old (American) Audrey.

ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 19:23:36

Thanks guys. I know it has the Coronation Street link but i just like the sound of it.

As lots of old school names are coming back i just think of the sound. I quite like Peter because it sounds 'nice' but i know most people would find it old fashioned.

And Jamie i wish it was grin

That was just a clue to my ds's name.

ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 19:25:02

Oh and Jamie Margaret is my second favourite but it was my mum's name but she hated it!

I like it, but maybe Audra would go better with your son's name?

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 16:19:06

What is the son's name I wonder? Is it something to do with Norse gods? Another clue please?

nadia you need to look at the posts from Frigg and check the name of her son - she frequents the baby name board as she is looking for a name for her No3 smile

Jacksterbear Sat 24-Aug-13 16:30:24

Ooh I love Audrey.

It makes me think of the Dawson's Creek character!

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 18:43:41

soontobeslendergirl - thanks I see now! Four letters right?

But I don't see why Audrey wouldn't go with that?

ToddCranes Sat 24-Aug-13 19:17:32

Double A and different types of names? Do you think that doesn't matter then?

PearlyWhites Sat 24-Aug-13 19:21:22

I love Audrey

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 19:52:50

Don't see why the double A matters. A lot of people would think that cute. If it was say, 2 girls with the same initials than it might cause problems in the future with, for example, letters arriving for 'Miss A Smith' and you wouldn't know which it was for. But with a boy and girl its fine.

Yes, they are different types of names, but why does everything have to be matchy-matchy? Go for it, you know you want to!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 25-Aug-13 07:51:54

I have a 3yo Audrey. I don't watch coronation street so my associations are Hepburn and Tautou. It usually gets good reactions although sometimes people say "is that a family name" and then look a bit nonplussed when we say "no we just liked it". It's often described on here as a marmite name.

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 09:16:46

Love Audrey and do not feel it is important that your son's name is beginning with A, pretty name

Purplelooby Sun 25-Aug-13 20:29:51

I think these "mid-century" names are due to come back. We've done Victorian, now it's their turn.

I've been thinking this too...

I don't think the double A matters - I also have a DS who begins with A and has 4 letters (getting paranoid now...) and all of the names I like for DC2 begin with A. Not on purpose, I just like those names!

Purplelooby Sun 25-Aug-13 20:31:39

Ok no it's not the same name :D

RoadToTuapeka Mon 26-Aug-13 09:02:43

Audrey is lovely!

gallicgirl Mon 26-Aug-13 09:35:54

I love it and wanted it for my DD but partner vetoed it.

I vetoed ALL his Woody Allen suggestions in retaliation.

doingthesplitz Wed 04-Sep-13 17:01:03

I don't really like it to be honest, but at the same time it's nice to see some of those 1950s, school story type names coming back into fashion. I heard a father at a party recently addressing his small daughter as 'Dorothy' and a couple up the road have named their twins Hilary and Margot.

scaevola Wed 04-Sep-13 17:09:55

Coronation Street - major current character, long-running (since 1970s) in one of the most watched telly programmes there is.

Or is it a Corrie name you want, just without the 'A'? If so, then Gail, Deirdre, Blanche, Rita, Betty, Elsie, Ena, Sally, Emily, Hayley, Racquelle, Ivy, Janine?

ElleCloughie Fri 06-Sep-13 10:11:31

My cousin and his wife chose this for their first child about five years ago. A few of us were a little unsure about it at first, mostly due to associations with Audreys in their 80s, but it suits her perfectly and I can't imagine a better name for her.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 06-Sep-13 11:03:48

Audrey is lovely. I think your liking for it will override any niggling doubts over two first names starting with A.

Mumblyboo Fri 06-Sep-13 12:23:18

It has made my list too so I def like it. I have a dd2 with another A name but it wouldn't put me off.

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