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(36 Posts)
goatshavestrangeeyes Fri 03-Jun-11 13:05:08

any thoughts on this for a girl?

ViolaTricolor Fri 03-Jun-11 13:06:39

It will always remind me of Robert Maxwell's yacht, Lady Ghislaine, though others may not retain that so vividly.

TabithaTwitchet Fri 03-Jun-11 13:26:27

I'm afraid I don't think it looks very pretty written down. In fact don't like the sound of the first syllable either.
Seems to me like the sort of name that could be tricky to carry off.

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Fri 03-Jun-11 13:28:19


Is it pronounced "Giz" as in Gizzard?

Or is it "Jizz" as in, er, jizz?

Not a flier. IMO.

SloganLogan Fri 03-Jun-11 14:30:54

It's a no from me too I'm afraid.

Suncottage Fri 03-Jun-11 14:32:20

Really don't like it. Sorry.

pilates Fri 03-Jun-11 14:52:40

and its a no from me

PhishFoodAddiction Fri 03-Jun-11 15:43:06

I'm not convinced. Is it a Gizz sound at the beginning or Jizz? Either way it's a harsh sounding name. Sorry.

B52s Fri 03-Jun-11 16:00:33

Good lord, no.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 03-Jun-11 16:01:54


KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 03-Jun-11 16:03:48

It's pronounced Gillan or at least the one I know pronounces it like that.

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 16:04:19

Isn't it pronounced SHizz Lane. Like fo shizzle?

Anyway, I knew a woman called SHIZZLane or however you say it and she was AWFUL. One of the worst people I have ever ever met and I hate her.

She is my NEMESIS.

So, all in all, No.

seeker Fri 03-Jun-11 16:07:50

Not sure Jizz is a nickname she will thank you for, to be honest!

stressheaderic Fri 03-Jun-11 16:25:34

Saw thread title and thought of jizz. Don't do it.

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 03-Jun-11 17:44:34

There's no "jizz" in it! It's pronounced "GHI-LAINE"

SloganLogan Fri 03-Jun-11 20:17:23

In that case I think Gillian or Elaine could be alternatives...

EricNorthmansMistress Fri 03-Jun-11 22:18:02

Is is a girl's name? I thought it was a boy's name. It's pretty fugly, either way.

Dreya Fri 03-Jun-11 22:58:01

Beautiful name OP. pronounced Jhee-laine. Like in the film Gigi.

culturevulture Fri 03-Jun-11 22:59:55

I worked with someone called Ghislaine, I thought it was a lovely name. It was pronounced Gee-laine

A1980 Sat 04-Jun-11 20:27:27

Don't like it. Sorry

LemoryMane Sat 04-Jun-11 21:16:48


Atomant Sat 04-Jun-11 21:45:48

Seems like a lot of letters for two syllables.

Think you'd spend your time telling people how to spell or pronounce it.

It's a no from me I'm afraid.

quirrelquarrel Fri 10-Jun-11 18:16:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RavenVonChaos Fri 10-Jun-11 18:20:57

I used to know a girl called ghislaine but she used to get called shitstain

Not by me i hasten to add

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 10-Jun-11 18:36:30

I rather like it. You don't pronounce the s anyway.

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