What do you think about Georgia?

(63 Posts)
carrottopper Sun 15-Sep-13 12:05:35

We've picked Georgia. At first I felt it was a strong but feminine name but now I'm worried its too masculine.

What does the name suggest to you?

valiumredhead Sun 15-Sep-13 13:01:49

Depends where you live, said in a strong Sarf East London accent I'm not so keen. Prepares to be slated...

valiumredhead Sun 15-Sep-13 13:02:13

I do like the name though.

CordeliaRose Sun 15-Sep-13 13:04:13

I like it: strong and feminine imo smile

fuckwittery Sun 15-Sep-13 13:05:31

I really like it, I think its a pretty name, not a particularly strong or masculine one though,

carrottopper Sun 15-Sep-13 13:08:49

Valiumredhead we're not down south.

I'm glad you think it's pretty. I thought it was at first but started to think it wasn't. When we tell people, they don't seem too keen

I think it's strong, traditional and elegant. Pregnant with DS2 so will never get to use it hmm

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 15-Sep-13 13:13:46

Beautiful, classic, feminine yet strong name
Disclaimer- I am totally biased as I have a gorgeous Georgia of my own ;)

valiumredhead Sun 15-Sep-13 13:47:18

The secret is not to tell anyone until baby has arrivedwink

Lancelottie Sun 15-Sep-13 13:52:54

It's fine. I'd put it in the same category as Charlotte or Rebecca.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 15-Sep-13 17:31:44

I really dislike it. I find it clumpy and inelegant. It also reminds me of little sausages though I couldn't for the life of me tell you why I make that connection.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sun 15-Sep-13 17:41:21

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elcranko Sun 15-Sep-13 17:41:27

I love Georgia. It was on our list for DC1.

SelectAUserName Sun 15-Sep-13 17:43:23

I like it. Pretty, feminine but not too fluffy-puppy.

MairzyDoats Sun 15-Sep-13 17:44:16

I think it's a lovely name, but not like Charlotte or Rebecca - more like Olivia or Lauren. Both of which I think are strong and feminine.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Sun 15-Sep-13 18:15:08

I like it ok, but I would say it's very much a working-class name now, which I think is what valiumredhead was trying to say. Of course this may not be a factor you want to consider.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 15-Sep-13 19:20:05

Working- class seriously?!

everlong Sun 15-Sep-13 19:25:04

It's not classic imo that would be Georgina. It's in the same category as Scarlett, Abbie, Ellie, Madison, Lexie etc.

Iamgoodbutnotanangel Sun 15-Sep-13 19:25:23

Both Georgia and Georgina were on my list until little Prince George was born and those names were predicted to surge in popularity. I'm still swaying towards Georgina though!

DontmindifIdo Sun 15-Sep-13 19:29:40

It's a nice name when said with a naice accent, but with most regional accents, sounds a bit <sniff> common.

IMO, Georgina sounds classy no matter who says it.

However, it's your DD, if you like the name Georgia, go for it! And stop telling people about your name choices. They will have opinions. Whatever name you pick, you're sure that some Aunt or Cousin or collegue will have known someone with that name at some point who was a right bitch - you will not be able to find one that comes with no 'baggage'. Announce when the decision is made. Not before.

I have a Georgia. I think it's a lovely name and don't regret that choice. The registrar remarked on it, and said she'd tell her pregnant daughter to think about it! It is strong, but traditional and pretty. Still not too common... Yet!

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 15-Sep-13 22:25:12

Think you're right little there isn't many around my Hv said she's not had a Georgia in many years

Fairyloo Sun 15-Sep-13 22:28:54

Very popular

ToffeeCaramel Mon 16-Sep-13 00:35:56

I like it as long as it's not spelt Jorja

ModeratelyObvious Mon 16-Sep-13 00:38:12

It's a nice nane, OP.

MummyBeerest Mon 16-Sep-13 00:40:43

Love it. Was a contender for DD.

Snoot Mon 16-Sep-13 00:42:36

Common! Soz grin

DessieLou Mon 16-Sep-13 03:04:40

It's lovely! I know a teenage Georgia but none others. Definitely not a common name.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 16-Sep-13 06:05:12

I'm intrigued as to where people who say name is common live? It's not common in East Midlands that's for sure. I'm assuming they mean 'common' as in popular?

williaminajetfighter Mon 16-Sep-13 06:15:55

Very nice. Unf my awful sexist grandfather was named George so didn't like the associations otherwise would have considered. Pretty, strong and like the nn Georgie.

SmallTorch Mon 16-Sep-13 06:22:17

I like it. smile
I really like the nn Georgie too.

peggyblackett Mon 16-Sep-13 06:26:03

I much prefer Georgina.

vix206 Mon 16-Sep-13 06:26:42

It's on my list too. I'm in the east midlands and know lots of children. Never met a single Georgia!

squoosh Mon 16-Sep-13 10:32:15

Love Georgia, dislike Georgina.

TallulahBetty Mon 16-Sep-13 11:52:34

Love it. Was on our shortlist and would be again if we have another smile

Snoot Mon 16-Sep-13 12:59:14

In the South East it's the sort of name you hear being hollered in the street, possibly followed by swearing or a threat to clip the child's ear, by a sportswear-wearing, pasty, smoking woman. That sort of common.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 16-Sep-13 13:28:36

Not like that here and I can assure you I don't own any sportwear or smoke grin
Name thread never fail to disappoint do they- how people can be so rude about the choice of a name that people have put a lot of time and energy into is quite sad.
That said I love my daughter's name and I'm glad I called her Georgia regardless of what some tactless people may think of it smile

carrottopper Mon 16-Sep-13 14:09:16

Wow! I'd expect that sort of comment from Katie Hopkins. I'm thrilled so many people like it. Thanks

valiumredhead Mon 16-Sep-13 14:14:11

I agree with snoot,I said as much at the top of the thread. It is true of the south east. It doesn't mean it's not a beautiful name. And if Katie Hopkins said the same then clearly she's spent some time in SE Londonwink

valiumredhead Mon 16-Sep-13 14:15:10

As the OP isn't in the SE it won't be an issuesmile

carrottopper Mon 16-Sep-13 14:16:43

I suppose it's a regional thing then. I'm a teacher and after 12 years have never come across a Georgia and I'm in the north

valiumredhead Mon 16-Sep-13 14:20:20

It is regional.

It's a beautiful name, however with a strong SE London accent it is not pronounced beautifully imho.

When we told my husband's aunt what we planned to call my ds she laughed and told us not to be so ridiculous. Did we care? Did we heck!grin

LillyNotOfTheValley Tue 17-Sep-13 03:51:01

Georgia is indeed strong and feminine, if that is what you are after it is a great choice.
Fwiw I love it, I have a dd with the same kind of name.

LeoandBoosmum Tue 17-Sep-13 03:59:32

For me it has a real 1990s feel to it...not sure if that's a good thing. Also, when I hear the name, the caterwauling of Michael Bolton's 'Georgia' fills my head! Definitely not a good thing... So, it's a no from me, sorry.

Lancelottie Tue 17-Sep-13 18:57:58

DS tells me that his class currently has an Atlanta and a Georgia.

Sorry, that was off the point, but it made me grin.

ModeratelyObvious Tue 17-Sep-13 19:15:30

<petitions for Savanna to join that class too>

squoosh Tue 17-Sep-13 19:32:07

I know someone called Arizona and someone called Dallas. They should join that class too.

carrottopper Tue 17-Sep-13 20:16:23

I think Georgia is more like a name than a place name. I'd put it in the same category as Florence rather than Paris, Brooklyn and Arizona!

Karbea Tue 17-Sep-13 20:24:33

Georgia is a lovely name.

Lovely. Was on my list for dd2. I'm in the south east and have never heard it hollered like that. Take no notice.

hawkmcqueen Tue 17-Sep-13 20:32:05

It's the top runner for us! It is neither common (well used) nor common (class related) where I live. However I am aware of the connotations on the name and it does niggle me! Watch this space...

CPtart Tue 17-Sep-13 20:37:01

Much much prefer Georgina.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 17-Sep-13 21:06:08

I've got to day before this thread I've never heard a bad one and I started a 'Georgia' thread last year all very positive. It might be a southern thing because in the midlands and north its a non issue not overly popular and is seen as a nice name not common in any sense smile

strawberryswing Tue 17-Sep-13 21:07:37

Gorgeous. Biased because I have one but I've had very positive comments on her name smile

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 17-Sep-13 21:07:55

Not keen - it just reminds me of the US state. It was also v. popular a few years ago round here (South). Prefer Georgina, which I think is classy.

ToffeeCaramel Tue 17-Sep-13 21:27:41

I know of a 6 year old who is known as Georgie. (I'm not sure if it's short for Georgina or Georgia.) I really like Georgie.

Lancelottie Tue 17-Sep-13 21:55:04

Carrottopper, the same class does have a Florence, and an India, i believe.

InStyle Wed 18-Sep-13 04:03:25

I like it but it is very popular. I know and know of quite a few. Still love Georgie for a baby girl though, seriously considered it.

I like it, as someone else said strong but still feminine. When she gets to a certain age, she and/or her friends will choose what she gets called, so be sure you like Georgie, George and Gee etc

My 2 year old is Georgie. NN George.
But everybody assumes it is short for Georgia.

Shellywelly1973 Fri 20-Sep-13 00:52:24

Lovely name. There is a Georgia in our family.

coraltoes Fri 20-Sep-13 12:58:43

i LOVE it. Was thinking today if i ever had another i'd go for Georgia. Love NN georgie or george (little women!)

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