Nell, Fleur, Cassia or Juno?

(47 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 23-Aug-13 23:43:18

Which is your favourite and why? TIA

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 00:05:15

Fleur is my favourite from your choices. It is fresh, pretty, feminine and a bit different to all the usual names out there. If it goes well with your surname it's a winner.
Nell is ok but it's trendy and it will almost certainly date to this decade. I know quite a few. It was great when it first arrived but not so much now - a bit like buying something that was fashionable too recently to be fashionable any more smile Like, ummm, name necklaces smile Also, I personally don't get Nell (sorry). It rhymes with smell and it's a short fat sound.
Cassia is a non-name, I wouldn't recognise it as a girls name as such. Cassandra is a much nicer, similar name. Cassia reminds me of Casio calculators and sounds a bit made-up. Also there is the "is it prononounced "Cash-a" or "Ca-SEE-a" connundrum, a bit like Alicia.
Juno - no. To me it is so closely associated with the relatively recent film. It's a bit like calling your baby after the name of a baby in a soap - somewhat lacking in imagination/origininality. The lead character in Juno was pretty and gutsy but it was just a film - the name Juno isn't especially attractive on its own. Would you like it if you hadn't heard of the film?
HTH smile

Sparklysilversequins Sat 24-Aug-13 01:14:41

I've always loved the name Fleur but ex vetoed it sad. One of my favourite girls names.

Allalonenow Sat 24-Aug-13 01:41:24

Fleur, it is pretty and classy, yet slightly exotic, and not over popular.

Nell is a diminutive of Elizabeth, and so, though cute, is not a real name. It will date massively, as will Cassia, which is destined to be the next Sharon.
Juno is a Marmite name, it will rapidly date, only use it if you are sure your daughter will be feisty and a size 16.

BrianTheMole Sat 24-Aug-13 01:59:32

Fleur. Its pretty.

sleepingbeautiful Sat 24-Aug-13 04:40:53

Cassia, I think it's a beautiful name.
Fleur sounds like old lady perfume, and is the name of a very bad tempered fat mare at a stables I know.
Nell I like, but sounds unfinished - needs to be a nickname for Elizabeth, Eleanor, Elena, Ellen, Helena etc.
Juno I'm not keen on, makes me think of a fat lady in a toga or a pregnant teenager, and also think it will date as it's uncommon but the film gave it a small upsurge.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 24-Aug-13 12:45:41

It's so difficult to pick, I keep going back and forth confused

I can't pick my favourite....but Fleur is my least favourite wink

bootsycollins Sat 24-Aug-13 13:01:56

When I hear Fleur I think bleurgh.

Nell, I'm not feeling it.

Juno, I've only ever heard this name because of the film, neither love nor hate it.

Cassia is gorgeous, different without being too hipster/granny chic/out there unique. It wouldn't enter my head to pronounce it Cash-a. Reall lovely name.

Bowlersarm Sat 24-Aug-13 13:04:29


Have you considered Flora?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 24-Aug-13 13:14:51

I have considered Flora, I adore it. However my dh won't consider it as he uses the margarine of the same name.

Bowlersarm Sat 24-Aug-13 13:21:21

Ah ok. I just think it's a nicer version of Fleur.

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 14:56:26

I like fleur the best, I think it's pretty and unusual, I really don't like the others at all.

CointreauVersial Sat 24-Aug-13 15:06:34

Fleur Bleurgh.

I love Juno. Someone with that name would be really.....sparky, bright, original, quirky, kick-ass......

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 15:08:14

Or have a teenage pregnancy.

IslaValargeone Sat 24-Aug-13 15:12:25

Fleur definitely.
Karbea grin

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 15:14:24

Sorry, that film just ruined that name for me, whenever it gets mentioned it just reminds me of that :/

Mumblyboo Sat 24-Aug-13 15:28:48

After that lengthy and spot in on name analysis I would call the baby cloudkitten....

valiumredhead Sat 24-Aug-13 15:41:00

Not Juno, June is nice though.

night1971 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:44:20

Cassia or Fleur

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 18:48:36

blush Mumblyboo!

Names and their analysis are something of an obsession leaning of mine!

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Aug-13 18:49:25


Because the others aren't as nice.

ffsx2 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:50:51

What is it about MN & "Juno"? Argh. Just such a weird name (yes I have yet to meet even one).
Fleur is my favourite on OP's list. Cassia makes me think Cassava.

ffsx2 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:51:32

...or Casio, the watch maker.

Dirtymistress Sat 24-Aug-13 18:53:38

Fleur is horrible.
Nell is fabulous but mostly used as a name for sheepdogs.

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Aug-13 19:11:07

Fleur rhymes with Blurgh.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 24-Aug-13 20:35:48

Gosh Fleur seems to be a real marmite name. I think it sounds so pretty and feminine. As for it rhyming with blurgh....well in my whole entire life I have never used the word blurgh or heard it used, so I don't think that is an issue.

IceNoSlice Sat 24-Aug-13 20:42:45

Fleur is pretty. Best of the four.
Nell is ok. Like it better as a shortened Eleanor. Bella is nice, shame about the blooming Twilight connection.
Cassia is not my cuppa tea.
Juno... June? Jane? Jenny? Julia? Think I'd prefer any of them.

delilah89 Sat 24-Aug-13 21:50:24

Nell is horrid - girl from the Piano film.
Fleur by far. It's not one of my faves but the others are really not nice I don't think. Juno is a terrible name!!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 24-Aug-13 21:53:01

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 25-Aug-13 17:19:10

Thank you for all your comments. I think I'm down to Fleur Seraphina or Cassia Primrose.

I will possibly do a thread on these at some stage!

MissingMyMarbles Sun 25-Aug-13 18:56:54

I love Fleur (DD2's mn) smile Then Nell then Cassia and Juno, but I don't really like Cassia and Juno.
Fleur Seraphins is beautiful smile

MissingMyMarbles Sun 25-Aug-13 18:58:22

*Seraphina hmm

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Sun 25-Aug-13 19:04:41

Of the two finalists I prefer Fleur, although I agree with another poster that Flora is lovely. Cassia seems like an attempt to make Cassie seem 'different' although Cassandra is nice.

Allalonenow Sun 25-Aug-13 19:25:26

Fleur Seraphina is perfect.

StrawberryMojito Sun 25-Aug-13 19:27:01

I like Nell. What about calling her Helen, Nell for short?

Cloudkitten Sun 25-Aug-13 21:41:34

Fleur Seraphina is really beautiful.

Ehhn Sun 25-Aug-13 21:44:41

I know a nell and she is absolutely lovely but she told me that she was called nell smells all through early childhood and then later was driven to an eating disorder with chants of Nellie the elephant.

Ehhn Sun 25-Aug-13 21:46:18

Also now she is in academic circles she gets "are you named for nell gwynne" ie prostitute/actress in 17th c. She was a courtesan of the king though... Pretty name but too easily abused!

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 21:47:20

Like Nell most

MrsJohnDeere Sun 25-Aug-13 21:48:10


Birdies Sun 25-Aug-13 21:48:40

I think bullies would go for the bleurgh fleur thing and Juno sounds like a boys name to me.

Cassia is quite a nice name and I like Nell. Although if she ends up large, would she get 'nelly the elephant' comments. Sorry, I just always think of how it would work for them at school! So, Cassia wins...

williaminajetfighter Sun 25-Aug-13 23:48:57

Cassia I'm not bad about but like it shortened to Cass. What about the longer version Cassiopeia? It's a constellation, lovely...

Fleur seems a bit too prissy and trytoohard.

Nell reminds me of the mean girl, nelly, on little house on the prairie.

Juno will date I think - as others have said.

littlemisspiggy90 Mon 26-Aug-13 00:09:37

I don't like Fleur at all, reminds me of bleughh. Nell sounds incomplete, but would make a great nn. I love Juno, I think it's a beautiful, unique name. Cassia is my favourite by far, almost called my DD2 it.

curlew Mon 26-Aug-13 00:12:26

Nell short for Helen. Wonderful!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 26-Aug-13 01:28:50

I only like Fleur from your choices. It's lovely.

Nell is awful.

Cassia just doesn't fare as well as it's male counterpart, Cassius.

Juno is awful

NadiaWadia Mon 26-Aug-13 04:30:49

Another vote for Cassia. Nell is lovely as a nickname, but seems too short for an official name, should be short for Helen/a or Eleanor.

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