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Serena - Yes or No???

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Duffstuff Tue 16-Nov-10 13:06:50

Hi ladies

Just mentioned that I was considering this name on another thread and was wondered what your opinions were on this name hmm

Thanks smile

skippingturtle Tue 16-Nov-10 14:06:02

No for me, sorry.

caramelwaffle Tue 16-Nov-10 14:07:30


Magna Tue 16-Nov-10 14:08:25

Sorry not for me either.

HowsTheSerenity Tue 16-Nov-10 14:08:48

It is my nieces name. I like it. Quite grown up sounding I think. Would never have thought of it myself.

MadamDeathstare Tue 16-Nov-10 14:09:39

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lljkk Tue 16-Nov-10 14:11:14

I like other names better, but I wouldn't blanche at it. It sounds nice, nice associations.

DyingSwansClub Tue 16-Nov-10 14:25:08

Is this coincidence or what? I just chose your pronunciation of my grandmother's name Andelescia.

And believe it or not, I have a book coming out with a character named "Salena". Small world, I wish it could be more so, at other times too, but it is not. [sigh]

Duffstuff Tue 16-Nov-10 14:37:38

Thanks for your honest opinions ladies. The two names that we originally short listed were Annabel and Felicity. I really like more older traditional names. However, just came across the meaning of the name Seren - (Welsh for Star) and thought it had a lovely personal association for me and my family. My DH proposed to me in Wales 2 years ago and it was the last holiday we went on whilst I was pregnant- don't want to sound corny though smile

GrimmaTheNome Tue 16-Nov-10 14:42:35

Lovely (nicer than Annabel or Felicity).

Komondor Tue 16-Nov-10 14:48:47

I like it.

Serena is a very pretty name.

ThatllDoPig Tue 16-Nov-10 15:29:42

I like it too. Makes me smile to think of a screaming toddler being called Serena, but that won't last long, and it is a lovely womanly name.

minipie Tue 16-Nov-10 15:35:21

I really like it. Seren is good too.

misdee Tue 16-Nov-10 15:40:26

i love it grin its my dd3 name grin

but we call her Nina smile both names suit her.

Secretwishescometrue Tue 16-Nov-10 15:46:55

I think its beautiful and not at all corney just sentimental and nice memories for you, how more perfect could a name for your little one be!

Duffstuff Tue 16-Nov-10 16:30:19

Oh its nice to see such a positive respose. However, are there any negatives a should consider hmm

Duffstuff Tue 16-Nov-10 16:31:02

Sorry, should say 'I should consider'!

ThatllDoPig Tue 16-Nov-10 17:07:12

Do you have any negatives in mind already? I can't think of any (am racking brain)!

mathanxiety Tue 16-Nov-10 18:37:14

Seren is beautiful, as is Serena -- I prefer them to Annabel and also Felicity.

pointydog Tue 16-Nov-10 18:41:33

I really like Seren but not so keen on Serena.

I love STella.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 16-Nov-10 18:51:21

I prefer Seren too. Serena just makes me think tennis player.

HelenaRose Tue 16-Nov-10 19:46:41

Serena is a beautiful name; it reminds me of serenity.

BobbieSox Tue 16-Nov-10 19:49:19

I have a Serena! We call her sunny or reenie. Loads of other nicknames you could choose. Think it's a name that could come from any background. Obviously I love it!

mrspickles Tue 16-Nov-10 19:51:24

I think its lovely. I wouldn't like to abbreviate it to anything.

Duffstuff Tue 16-Nov-10 20:36:30

Thanks ladies. Just to clarify, how would you pronounce it. I know Serena Williams is (Se-reen-a) but I prefer (Se-re-nah). Is this too starnge. Also, I do actually prefer Seren but my little boy is called Ben and I think it would rhyme too much. I would probably call her Seren on a day to day basis (even though I do know they are two different names with two different meanings) grin

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