Carmen for DD

(32 Posts)
williaminajetfighter Tue 03-Sep-13 23:13:26

Just that. What do you think of the name and what or who does it remind you of? Have 2 months left to decide!

I like it. Have known a few. I think it's strong but feminine.

squoosh Wed 04-Sep-13 01:27:47

Feisty and feminine.

mathanxiety Wed 04-Sep-13 06:31:27

I love it. Agree with the impressions posted already.

evamummy Wed 04-Sep-13 07:00:02

Great underused classic!

Pocket1 Wed 04-Sep-13 07:24:47

It's a gorgeous Spanish name - my mums name. I love it. Go for it. smile

SignoraStronza Wed 04-Sep-13 07:59:07

Lovely name. I've known French, German and Italian people with that name (and they are all lovely) so it will fit in anywhere too!

Sleepthief Wed 04-Sep-13 08:39:04

Great name!

Leeds2 Wed 04-Sep-13 09:18:05

Love it!

DessieLou Wed 04-Sep-13 17:41:48

Gorgeous!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Wed 04-Sep-13 18:40:39

I love it! Would have used it, but it doesn't go with our surname.

RussianBlu Wed 04-Sep-13 22:56:16

not keen.

Seaweedy Thu 05-Sep-13 11:50:19

Like it. Associations with the Bizet opera, and Carmen Miranda.

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 06-Sep-13 14:04:52

I like it - it sounds strong but feminine. Slightly Spanish feel.

TallulahBetty Fri 06-Sep-13 17:55:50

Love Carmen

MintyDiamonds Sun 08-Sep-13 00:46:42

This was my favourite name when I was younger, really wanted to be called it! Unfortunately it was vetoed by my boyfriend when naming our baby.

fatlazymummy Sun 08-Sep-13 00:59:39

I absolutely love it.
I've never known a Carmen in real life, so it makes me think of Bizet's beautiful music.

williaminajetfighter Sun 08-Sep-13 19:45:40

Thanks everyone for your input. Really appreciate it. It is DH's favorite although I'm still not so sure!

I really fancy the name Tessa but DH says it is the name of a 50something social worker or someone who works in Higher Education and shops at EAST. It has colored my view now!!! smile

fiishfingers Tue 10-Sep-13 10:28:01

I like it .Three relatves have the name .Ithink iit grows on you .

magicstars Sun 15-Sep-13 20:55:57

Lovely - was a front runner for us when expecting dd.

williaminajetfighter Sun 15-Sep-13 21:21:32

Magicstars what else was on your shortlist just out of curiosity as interesting to know what other names Carmen-likers like!

Tweediewalker Sun 15-Sep-13 21:22:10

I like it, it is very strong. Makes me think of lana del rey dog called carmen

PeanutPatty Sun 15-Sep-13 21:31:38

I also like it. Cora also lovely but softer sounding.

magicstars Mon 16-Sep-13 17:11:20

My last post didn't see, our front runners were Serena, Saffron, Violet & Jasmine.

magicstars Mon 16-Sep-13 17:12:07

Didn't seem to work I meant smile

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 16-Sep-13 17:12:15

Love it. Beautiful name. Would use ityself if it were not for a family member already having nicked it smile

Frikadellen Mon 16-Sep-13 18:16:25

Beautiful

PeanutPatty Tue 17-Sep-13 18:54:18

Tessa = Tess Daly
Can't STAND her. Of course I ABTU as don't even know her but she really grates on me.

williaminajetfighter Tue 17-Sep-13 19:57:42

Great names magic star.

Peanut. I too cannot stand Tess Daly and her fake robotic presenting. It is the one thing that has def turned me off the name!

MadameLeBean Tue 17-Sep-13 20:01:13

Carmen is my top choice for new baby if it is a girl smile

CPtart Tue 17-Sep-13 20:30:03

I know a couple aged 8. It's ok.

JustBecauseICan Wed 18-Sep-13 06:21:23

I really like it.

grin at your husband's view of Tessa. I see Tessa as a minor character in either Malory Towers or Midsummer Murders. (ie no-one really exists called Tessa do they? )

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