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To call Laurence's future sister...

(48 Posts)
ThatWomanAgain Wed 17-Aug-11 21:43:15

... Florence!

DH said yes (!)

I am, but..... giggling imagining calling them in the park. He meet a Florence today and it was fun

Alambil Wed 17-Aug-11 21:43:56

it'd be sort of cute, in a hmm way lol

LordOfTheFlies Wed 17-Aug-11 21:48:42

Imagine yourself in 10 years time calling their names at school . What's cute for a child...

(BTW this is from someone who has given her DCs two of the most popular dog's names. As I am constantly being reminded by people. Usually dog owners)

No. I love both names but together they sound a bit daft.

Lonnie Wed 17-Aug-11 21:51:30

yes YABU use Flora instead if you want something FL or go ask on the name board for names like it

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Wed 17-Aug-11 22:18:09

You named your dc Fido and Lady Flies? shock

LordOfTheFlies Wed 17-Aug-11 22:45:05

Tyson and Fluffy wink

RyvitaDiva Wed 17-Aug-11 22:49:58

My dh maintains that he had his hair done once by a lady with 2 daughters:

Maisie and Daisy

I don't believe him.

purplepidjin Wed 17-Aug-11 22:50:50

Laurence and Florence would make a lovely pair of Bichon Frises hmm

LordoftheFlies, is it Rex and Millie?! <intrigued>

LolaRennt Wed 17-Aug-11 22:52:08

they will be adults much longer than they are children so they wont always be seen as a pair. Give them names you like

Hatesponge Wed 17-Aug-11 23:44:41

I did want a DD called Honor. Til I realised it rhymes with DS1's name. Thankfully DC2 was a boy, which avoided any rhyming concerns.

I have relatives (who are sisters) with rhyming names. Actually it's virtually the same name but one has an extra letter (think Louise and Eloise - thats not it, but it gives you the idea without outing myself completely!) Slightly odd when said together smile

LordOfTheFlies Wed 17-Aug-11 23:52:46

My DC is Max -apparantly the most popular name for rescue dogs.

My DD is Holly. Lots of Hollys on dog rescue websites.

We have met loads of Max's and Holly's on our travels, of the four legged hairy, slobbery persuasion.

bellesbelle Wed 17-Aug-11 23:55:38

I love Florence but with Laurence Noooooooo

muminthemiddle Wed 17-Aug-11 23:55:50

My dh knows of sisters Leanne and Joanne.
Laurence and Florence sound ridiculous tbh.

MadamDeathstare Wed 17-Aug-11 23:57:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

debivamp Wed 17-Aug-11 23:58:27

Tracey Ulman named her kids Sidney and Mabel. Someone once suggsted that parents should consider how their child (when they become an adult) would feel about their name being called out during sex. Must admit I laughed at the time but now I have a DD I dont want to think about her like that - but it is a thought.

LineRunner Wed 17-Aug-11 23:58:35

They could abbreviated poshly to Lol and Flo. Or Laurie and Flo.

Or, more horrifyingly, Lorrie and Florrie.

stleger Thu 18-Aug-11 00:02:27

DD2 knows siblings Amy and Jamie. (Ddog is Max - he was named by rescue place; his best friend is Jack).

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Thu 18-Aug-11 00:04:43

Laurence, presumably named after Olivier, and Florence of Arabia?

reelingintheyears Thu 18-Aug-11 00:06:27

Mabel is dreadful.

I'm coming Mabel...i'm coming...

Yeuch.

emmanumber3 Thu 18-Aug-11 00:17:29

I wouldn't do it - the names are perfectly nice enough seperately but are just too comical together IMO.

If you already have the Laurence then, for me, that would rule out a Florence.

stleger Thu 18-Aug-11 00:23:58

But definitely tell people you have decided to use it, just to see reactions. I'd imagine it would take a couple of seconds for the rhyming aspect to kick in....

ThatWomanAgain Thu 18-Aug-11 12:00:29

I taught siblings called Simone and Simon and Daniel and Daniella. Both times 3rd and 4th children. Like the gender of choice came along next so they got to use their favourite name properly after all.

Quenelle Thu 18-Aug-11 12:03:28

Laurie and Flo go well together.

Fimbo Thu 18-Aug-11 12:07:09

Then there is Sam n Ella

I know siblings Callum & Cameron which is quite hard to say altogether

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