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Girl's name Florence, Vera Lynn or Hope ? please help!

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947EliseChalotte Sat 20-Jun-20 22:28:20

In covid times is it ok to call a new baby girl Florence ..after Florence nightingale Hope or Vera Lynn. Which do you prefer?

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lootsharks Sat 20-Jun-20 22:30:16

Florence would be my choice, Vera is ugly imo and the only Hope I know is a sycophantic as they come.

Shoxfordian Sat 20-Jun-20 22:30:33

Don't like any of those names but Hope probably my favourite

blubberyboo Sat 20-Jun-20 22:35:11

Florence probably nicest.
Hope is a bit cliched and done to death.
Vera on its own would be nice but I would drop the Lynn as it makes it obviously named after THE Vera Lynn and not therefore unique for your child

ClementineTangerine Sat 20-Jun-20 22:35:45

They're all very different to each other, I would choose Florence which is lovely.

Dont like Hope and Vera Lynn is awful sorry!

Davros Sat 20-Jun-20 22:36:26

Vera Lynn is rhyming slang for gin

Toddlerteaplease Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:06

Vera is a really ugly name. Florence is nice.

Ducky1900 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:29


RichPetunia Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:35

No to Vera Lynn. The other two are ok.

Stripeytopgirl Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:44

Vera Lynn - such an obvious copy it would be weird
Hope - Can’t decide if it sounds really delicate & middle class or really cheap and tacky. Sorry 😬
Florence - I like. It’s v sophisticated IMO.

Florence1960 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:46

Um - let me think... 🤔

Redglitter Sat 20-Jun-20 22:37:52

Vera Lynn is awful. Don't do that to your child.

Hope is lovely. Not keen on Florence

shinyredbus Sat 20-Jun-20 22:38:09

One of my daughters name is Hope - I don’t agree it’s been done to death - I don’t know any other. I like it the best followed by Florence.

MrsCrosbyNRTB Sat 20-Jun-20 22:38:15

Or Mary after Mary Seacole? The first covid rehab hospital was named after her.

Euclid Sat 20-Jun-20 22:38:38

Definitely not Vera Lynn, just Vera or just Lynn. I don't like names like Hope, Faith, Patience etc and I think that Florence is a bit outdated.

borntohula Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:16


BeenHereForAges Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:18

I like Florence best.
Can I throw Dawn in there too? Lovely meaning and very apt.
Good luck with your baby girl!

Rhine Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:30

The name Vera always puts me in mind if Vera Duckworth from Coronation Street.

Coffeecak3 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:51

I love Florence. Not keen on Hope or Vera Lynn.

Alsohuman Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:52

Apparently Vera is highly fashionable at the moment. It’s part of the revival of old fashioned names.

Samcro Sat 20-Jun-20 22:39:54

Florence is lovely, i have ayoung freind who called her dd that.
Vera is a bit vera duckworth.

RhodaDendron Sat 20-Jun-20 22:43:14

Love Florence! I know a four year old Hope and it just doesn’t work imho... not a nice enough word in itself to be a name, and amazing how much four year olds use the word hope! I hope Hope is in today... Hope what do you hope you will get for tea etc...

Millicent10 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:45:20

Hope is very sweet although not to my taste, I really don’t like Florence (and really hate Flo), Vera is just a no. But why the need to look for a Covid related name or a name related to current events? I would concentrate on names that you like or relate to you/your family.

MrsAJ27 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:45:54

I prefer Florence...Vera Lynn sounds like hooker, hope is boring!

Smellbellina Sat 20-Jun-20 22:46:29

Vera (no Lynn!)

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